Our goal is to make your journey to optimal dental health as comfortable as possible and to answer all your questions along the way.
Our philosophy is to deliver "optimal" dental care to each and every patient that enters our practice.
We believe each person has the ability to control their dental destiny and we will help you take charge of this aspect of your life. We desire to develop a relationship with each one of our patients so that a great understanding can occur as to "why" we develop a dental disease. It is so important to understand because our practice is grounded very heavily in true "preventative" dentistry. Only when we determine the "causes" and control dental disease can we go on to correct the problems and feel we will get longevity of the results.
There is one very important aspect of our philosophy, you much "choose" to become healthy. This is why the "understanding" must become internalized. We cannot tell you how healthy you can be; we can only help you to understand. So sharing of your information, education, and informed decisions are at the core of our philosophy.
Our goal is to help you to keep all of your teeth, for all of your life, and to achieve this with comfort and maximum esthetics, yet minimal anxiety and expense. Together we will explore and examine your teeth, gums, and joints, and create a lifetime treatment plan. We will use full mouth x-rays where necessary, molds of your teeth, and pictures of your teeth. We will review your past dental history, or past records and x-rays, in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of your individual situation. Only in this way can we create a careful diagnosis, which leads to an optimal treatment plan.
Meet Our Team
Jennifer, Office Manager
Jennifer has been working in the dental field since 1998. She graduated from Granby High School and furthered her education by earning her Radiology certification at Tufts University in Boston. Through her years of experience she has had the opportunity to work in all aspects of the dental office from chair side dental assistant to scheduling coordinator and patient relations. Jennifer demonstrates invaluable customer service skills and a strong knowledge of dental insurance benefits and coverage. She is always happy to answer any questions patients may have about their plans. Jennifer’s passion is to help every patient achieve their dental goals. She will make scheduling your dental appointment convenient and effortless. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son and boyfriend. She likes to stay active hiking and zip lining. She also enjoys going to the beach and driving in her Jeep.
Kayla, Dental Assistant
Kayla graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Springfield Technical Community in 2015 where she received the Clinical Proficiency Award in her class. Kayla was first introduced to CEREC Crowns (same day crowns) in 2016 where she had an amazing opportunity to attend a CEREC training course at the Spear Education Campus in Scottsdale, Arizona. Before joining our team, Kayla worked in an Oral Surgery office as a surgical assistant. Kayla’s extensive training in oral surgery is a great asset for our IV Sedation procedures. Kayla takes pride in her surgical assistant skills and providing the best care for patients.
During her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym, reading, catching up on her favorite tv shows, cooking, or just relaxing at home with her dog and cat.
Kara, Dental Assistant
Kara has been working in the dental field since 2002. She graduated from Agawam High School and earned a certificate from Porter and Chester Institute for Dental Assisting. She enjoys working with a team that provides the highest level of dental care and strives to make every patient comfortable and at ease.
Outside of the office she enjoys relaxing at home or with family. She also likes to hike, read a good book or work on some crafts!
Colleen, Dental Assistant
Colleen was born and raised in Westfield. She is the youngest of five children. She was inspired to go into the dental field by her childhood hygienist. She graduated from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and has her National Certification from Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
She enjoys the variety of procedures that our office offers and her passion is to help deliver a less stressful environment for patients that are anxious. She takes pride when a new patient tells her that their dental visit was more comfortable than ever.
Colleen enjoys time with her family, friends, shopping, reading novels and baking. She is the proud aunt of four nieces and volunteers for Shriner’s hospital.
Lisa, Dental Hygenist
Lisa began her career working twelve years as a chair side Dental Assistant before earning her degree as a Dental Hygienist at STCC. In addition to this, Lisa is certified to administer local anesthesia in order to provide optimal patient comfort during deeper cleanings. Her goal is to become a patient advocate to help patients achieve optimal oral health. She believes this is an essential step in obtaining overall health. Lisa uses digital x-rays and intraoral photography to better communicate a person’s current level of oral health. She has her laser certification to better serve patients for treatment of cold sores, oral irritations, and periodontal pockets. order to stay current with the trends in the field, Lisa enjoys attending continuing educational classes each year.
While not in the office, Lisa is a breast cancer survivor since 2016. She is on a dragon boat team for cancer survivors and supporters. See her paddle! Lisa enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Ama, Dental Hygienist
Ama earned her Dental Hygiene degree in at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in 2009 and has been a part of the team ever since. Ama strives to coach her patient to achieve and maintain optimal oral health and general health. Through positive instruction and education, she believes each person can accomplish their individualized goals for health. With our unique Dental Fitness Program, Ama is able to guide patients to achieve dental goals. She finds that patients enjoy when she uses intraoral photograph at dental visits to help them understand their current dental health. She is proud to be a part of a dental team that stays current with technology as well as continuing education. Being certified in local anesthesia allows her to achieve optimal patient comfort. She finds it important to provide a positive experience in the dental chair and finds it rewarding when even the most fearful patients leave the patient at ease.
While away from office, she enjoys the time she shares with her husband and son. Ama especially enjoys being outside on a nice sunny day, preferably at the beach!
Stephanie, Dental Hygienist
Stephanie earned her degree in Dental Hygiene at Mount Wachusett Community College. She has her license to administer local anesthesia on patients that desire more comfort in deeper cleanings, called scaling and root planings. She thoroughly enjoys coaching her patients to help them achieve optimal oral health in a relaxed patient oriented environment. Her philosophy is to treat all of her patients like family.
In her off time, She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
We believe that inside of each person there is a great potential to posses health.
We believe that each person can achieve the level of health they desire given the correct information, a keen awareness of their present health, a clear picture of the level of health that they desire, and a supportive environment. We strive to facilitate this process by co-creating a "Master Plan" for health with each individual we serve and by coaching them throughout their journey. We believe the ultimate reward lies in seeing the people we serve achieve a higher quality of life, and a greater sense of well being through their own actions and choices.
Our vision was to create a dental practice that is focused on wellness for each person we serve.
We seek first to listen to our patients and then understand their needs. With a great relationship, we can become great advocates for their journey towards dental health. We consider each person valuable and worthwhile, and we feel that optimal dental health is a key component to a person's overall spiritual, physical and psychological wellness. It is our vision that our dental practice actively participates in making our patients feel appreciated and happier for allowing us to be their care providers.