Our Staff - Coventry Office

Our Kind, Friendly Staff

Restorative & General Dentistry

Front Desk Staff


Kim has been working in the dental field for the past fifteen years. She has enjoyed working with Drs. Bush, Tandy, Korus and Whidden since May of 2002. She is the first face you will see (look for the big smile!) when you come in for your appointments. Kim does everything from making your appointments and submitting your insurance, to ensuring that your visit will be as pleasant and accommodating as possible. Many will ask how she stays so chipper, but she is an all-around happy person, loves her job and the people she sees everyday.

When she is not in the office, she resides in Vernon, CT with her daughter Kaitlyn and cat Sophie, who keep her very busy. In her free time, she visits her parents and family who live in Westbrook, CT on Chapman Beach. There, she will relax, read a good book, and enjoy the many summer activities the area has to offer. Her sisters and she frequent the Connecticut Wine Trail, browse consignment shops, and enjoy having Sunday fun-days.

Hygiene Staff


Robin obtained her license to practice dental hygiene at Tunxis Community College, graduating with honors in 2005. Prior to her specialty training, she was a Team Leader for the advertiser customer service department at Liturgical Publications, Inc. Her desire to contribute and make more of a personal difference was one of the primary reasons she made the career change. She has worked for over two years with Drs. Korus, Tandy, and Whidden, and has provided genuine dental care in the Coventry office.

When she is not at the office, she is tending to the life demands of a home, two active boys and two pretty cool cats, as well as working on her fitness, reading, and enjoying music. She remains a hopeful scrapbooker who enjoys her photography skills and vows to travel more, get her motorcycle license (a bike would be good too) and keep romance alive.

She invites you to recline back, relax and talk shop while she takes care of all your hygiene needs.


Susan is a Manchester, CT native and has received her BA in psychology and her associates degree in dental hygiene. She has been with Drs. Bush, Tandy, Korus and Whidden for over twelve years and treats all our patients in a very kind and caring manor.

Aside from her professional life, her personal interests including baking and working out at the gym four days a week. Her passion is for hiking out west, photography, reading, and old Ford Mustangs from 1964-68. Susan has been married to her husband for eighteen years and together, they enjoy their twelve-year-old daughter and small parrot Sherlock.


Cassie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where she became a registered dental hygienist in NYCTC and earned her BS in health science at Brooklyn College. She became part of our team ten years ago, shortly after moving to Connecticut with her husband and son. Cassie is a member of the Hartford Chapter of the American Dental Hygiene Association and attends continuing education courses on a regular basis. She provides quality oral health care and patient education, utilizing the most current technologies including digital X-rays, Vizilite oral cancer screening, and susceptibility testing to assess patient caries/cavity risk.

In her free time, Cassie enjoys making counted cross stitcheries, quilting, and crocheting. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, and keeping fit. A fun fact about her is that she can wiggle her ears!

Clinical Staff


Terri is a graduate of Windham Regional Vocational Technical School with a certification in dental assisting. She joined Drs. Bush, Tandy, Korus and Whidden in 1999 and serves as a chair-side dental assistant. She works side by side with the doctors to make the patients' experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In addition to her chair-side responsibilities, Terri manages the office sterilization and product ordering, and always lends a helping hand to others in the office whenever she can.

Terri and her husband Ron have two young boys, Derek and Dominic, and a family cat named Bella. In her free time, she captures the moments of her family and daydreams about one day scrapbooking those moments. She also enjoys reading and doing fair weather activities with her boys.


Carolyn has been a dental assistant for over twenty years and has been with Drs. Bush, Tandy, Korus and Whidden for ten years. What she loves most about her job is taking care of her patients. Her goal is to educate them on the procedure being performed, answer any questions they may have, and ensure that their visit is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for many organizations. She is most happy being outdoors, hiking, running, biking and just soaking up the sun at the beach.