Meet the Team

Dr. Aaron Palmer

Aaron PalmerDr. Aaron Palmer is an alumnus of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where he earned his B.S. in Biology and of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctorate in Dentistry. Dr. Palmer resides in Ellsworth, Maine with his wife Ericka and their two children, A.J. and Garden. The Palmer family also has a  Yorkshire Terrier named Kiba (pronounced “Key-Buh”)!

Dr. Palmer has a reputation for his perfectionism in dentistry and his caring, attentive manner with his patients. But don’t take our word for it, ask your friends about their experience with Dr. Palmer,  or read Dr. Palmer’s reviews on or on FaceBook!

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Palmer loves to spend time with his family! He also enjoys playing drums, guitar and painting in the style of the old masters. Dr. Palmer’s favorite hobby is playing video games with his family. The Palmer family loves games like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Brothers!

Let me introduce you to my wonderful team! 

Eliza Murphy, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist


Eliza MurphyEliza (she goes by “Liza”) received her Dental Hygiene degree from The University of Maine at Bangor in 2004. Liza takes great pride in her work and has exceptional skills in periodontal therapy and preventive dentistry. She is continually seeking new ways to educate patients, maximize clinical results and improve the patient experience. Liza lives in Hancock with her husband Adam and their two Boxers, Storm and Sydney. On her off-time Liza enjoys running, spending time with her dogs and is continually wrestling with the urge to eat delicious, rich, fatty foods. For this reason, please do not eat anything sinful around her, or she might wrestle you!


Misti Sargent

Office Manager

Misti SargentMisti is the office manager extraordinaire and takes care of many of the “behind the scenes” things that make Smile Design run smoothly. It’s hard to believe that Misti has any talent left over after being such an awesome Office Manager, but she does! She’s also a talented cook and great at crafts and crocheting.

When she’s not working, Misti enjoys hiking, vacationing and spending time with her family.

Terra Burns, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant


Terra Burns

Terra is our Certified Dental Assistant here at Smile Design. She has an unparalleled commitment to excellence and is always looking for new skills to master! Terra started dental assisting in 2005 and has consistently worked with state of the art dental technology. She prides herself as performing at the height of her field and is currently working toward her degree as an expanded function dental assistant.

In her off time Terra enjoys water sports, hiking on MDI and spending time with her husband and two children!

Victoria Sargent

Dental Assistant

Victoria Sargent

Victoria is one of our fantastic dental assistants here at Smile Design! Victoria just recently started in the dental field, but is very talented and kind! She has a knack for setting patients at ease and making people smile! That’s good, because we love smiles at Smile Design!

In her free time Victoria enjoys photography, art, music and family get togethers!

Amy Welch, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy Welch

Amy is one of our talented hygienists at Smile Design! Amy has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2008 and has a true passion for the field of Dentistry. Amy is exceptionally skilled at the treatment and management of Periodontal Disease, and has many happy patients to prove it!

When not working, Amy enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children. She also likes hiking, camping softball and boating!

Malinda Worcester

Scheduling Coordinator

Malinda Worcester

Malinda is the friendly voice you’ll hear when you call Smile Design! She is an extremely hard working team member who sincerely cares about the well being of our patients. Malinda has the immense task of getting patients appointments quickly, and to make it all work in our busy schedule. One thing is for sure, you can always count on Malinda to go the extra mile for you!

In her spare time Malinda enjoys hunting, fishing, four wheeling and spending time with her family! She’s always up for a challenge!