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Alicia LaClair

nedg-oct-2013-421-resizedAlicia joined our team in 2013, after receiving her diploma from the Porter and Chester Institute. One of her many contributions to the practice is making sure our patient rooms and instruments are impeccably clean and sterile. “That’s important, of course,” she says. “But so is making sure our patients are comfortable. And I enjoy seeing that they are.”

She also recognizes the importance of supporting both the doctors and patients in treatment plans. “I strive to make sure each patient completely understands what is being said and recommended.”

Alicia appreciates the benefits of what she calls our “team effort.” As she puts it: “We’re a friendly group with the best interest of our patients Priority #1. Their trust and confidence in us is taken very seriously.”

After office hours, Alicia appreciates the time she spends with family and friends. She also loves designing and making clothes.

“I love to see our patients leave with smiles on their faces!”

Marina Stewart

With us since 2018, Marina Stewart trained at New England Dental Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. Along with other duties, she sterilizes instruments, sets up treatment rooms, assists our doctors in procedures, and counsels our patients on the work being done.

“I love working in an environment where each member of the team is so willing to help each other in any way possible,” she says.

Marina enjoys helping patients become happy with their experience at New England Dental Group. “We always make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible and we have a very fun and friendly team…“It’s so gratifying when our patients leave with smiles on their faces!”

When she’s not working to help bring about those smiles, Marina enjoys baking, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

“Everyone deserves a perfect smile!”

Michelle Napper

A dental professional since 2003, Michelle Napper joined our team in 2017. She trained at New England Dental Assistant School in Worcester, Massachusetts. As well as being a Licensed Dental Assistant, she is certified in CPR, OSHA, and Radiology.

“Helping patients feel better, and seeing them smiling is so satisfying,” she says. “It’s gratifying to know that I’m making a difference in peoples’ lives.”

Michelle’s daily activities include setting up treatment rooms, assisting doctors during procedures, taking X-rays, sterilizing instruments, and laboratory work.

“New England Dental Group offers a state-of-the-art practice with a dedicated team providing impeccable care in a happy, relaxed atmosphere…with the best, freshly baked cookies!”

After office hours, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her beloved dog, Callie. She also enjoys cooking and baking.

“Outstanding patient care is my top priority.”

Nahara Collazo

Nahara Collazo joined us in 2018 after training at the Porter and Chester Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“I care about my patients and like letting them know it. We treat them like family here,” she says. “I want our patients to relax in their chairs, knowing they are in good hands. And they do!”

Nahara’s daily activities include welcoming patients into the operatory, preparing them for their procedures, assisting the doctors, and maintaining sterilization.

About New England Dental Group, she says: “The environment here is amazing…I love being a part of the warm and caring interaction between the staff and our patients. It’s a delight to help people change their opinions about visiting the dentist!”

When not working, Nahara enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

“Our staff goes above and beyond to assure all patients are happy with their experiences here!”