Meet Our Team

Carli – Dental Hygienist

Carli is our very special Dental Hygienist for whom dentistry has been her whole life. She grew up in New Hampshire. Patients love Carli so much that they would not entrust their teeth cleaning to anybody else. Carli has found it very rewarding and memorable to be a member of the Dr. Popkova team for over ten years, providing healthy dental care and instruction for those many patients that have become her friends!


Mitra – Dental Hygienist

Mitra has been a dental hygienist for over 26 years. She always looks forward to getting to know our patients and ensuring they feel well-informed and comfortable during their appointments. Mitra is a dedicated mother who loves spending time with her loving husband and two boys. She enjoys attending her sons’ soccer games, as well as cooking, exploring the outdoors, visiting with friends, and international travel.


Kate – Dental Assistant

Kate is one of our caring dental assistants.  She is a perfect team player whose skillful assistance is a guarantee to the efficiency of your treatment. A number of patients observed her impressive contribution into a more comfortable and enjoyable experience with the treatment. If you do not understand your treatment plan or have some other related concerns, Kate is highly qualified to provide you with an explanation as to any details of your treatment and procedures, which many patients find very helpful in addition to the doctor’s explanation. She is very patient and takes all the necessary time to address your concerns or to help you to relax. Kate does really care for our patients! When you are just about to get cold, she will cover you with a blanket.  Her favorite pastime is to perfect her culinary skills to the delight of her husband and other members of her family.


Pat – Office Manager

Pat’s greeting smile is first to welcome you at our office. Her friendliness and willingness to accommodate you will magically alleviate most of your agitation before your visit. Feel free to ask Pat about various concerns you may have regarding the visit, and she will address them with impressive easiness. With the same smile, she will help you to understand your insurance plan and arrange your visits accordingly.


Elizabeth – Receptionist

Elizabeth started working with us in 2019. Working as a receptionist allows her to get to know the people who rely on us for their oral health care needs, and build positive relationships with them. She loves that this creates an opportunity for her to help make sure people feel that they are being taken care of, and that they enjoy meaningful support in every step of their dental health journey. When she’s outside the office, Elizabeth likes to spend her time with her friends and family, cooking and baking, and finding fun outdoor activities to take part in. She also loves traveling with her partner, particularly when they go out in search of new foods and restaurants to try.


Call Our Office to Make an Appointment

At our office, we treat all of our patients like their our family! When you’re ready to schedule an appointment with us, call Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.