Dental Staff

All professionals at Anne M. Hero, D.M.D. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Anne Hero

Dr. Anne M. Hero is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
in Boston , Mass., and received a clinical fellowship degree from Columbia
University School of Dental and Oral Surgery.

Prior to beginning her own practice, Dr. Hero was a dental practitioner for
a number of years in the New York and Connecticut area.

Dr. Hero lives with her two children in Fairfield, Ct. area.

Free time is spent with her 2 daughters ,family and friends. Dr. Hero
enjoys skiing, cycling and antiquing.


  • Tufts Univ. School of Dentistry: Doctorate
  • Fordham University: Studies in Bachelor of Science and Psychology
  • Continuing Education, Post Dental: AEGD Program Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Member of Dental Societies: American Dental Association (ADA), General American Dental Association (AGD), American Cosmetic Dental Association (ACDA)

Work Experience:

  • New York, New York, USA
  • Westchester and Dutchess County, New York, USA

Karen Fusci - Front Desk

I went to Centenary University, Hackettstown, NJ., Westchester School for Dental and Medical Assistants graduated 1976-1979.
Worked for Periodontist in Greenwich Ct for 30 yrs. private family practices in Brookfield and Danbury Ct.
Enjoy spending my time with my 1yr old grandson and anytime I have to read the latest and greatest books. I also enjoy knitting and going to Fla.


Nikki Flagge - Hygienist

Nikki graduated from the University of New Haven with her bachelors of Dental Hygiene in 2010. She completed her Senior Internship on the Native American Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and has been working in private practice ever since. In her spare time Nikki enjoys watching TV with friends, knitting, scrapbooking, and playing with her rescue dog, Lulu.


Stephanie Costa - Hygienist

Graduated from Lincoln College of New England's Dental Hygiene College program in 2014. Her clinical rotations included UConn dental program and Masonicare, Southbury Training School. Stephanie loves to help others and takes pride in helping her patients achieve a healthy mouth. She loves to spend time with her family and friends as well as cooking and baking. Traveling is on the bucket list.