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Danielle Coffran

A hygienist since 2007, Danielle Coffran joined our team in 2020. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Health Management from the University of Pittsburgh. “Providing the highest level of care and education to our patients: that’s what it’s all about,” she says.

Danielle appreciates the opportunity to use the latest technology for our patients, to enhance their overall care. She also values building personal relationships with patients and seeing them grow in health and confidence. Among her daily duties are cleaning, charting, sterilization, and radiography. “Our updated office, combined with the highest end technology, are just two good reasons our patients love it here.”

When she’s not improving her patients’ smiles, Danielle enjoys golf, hiking, visiting breweries, and sewing.

“Fostering ultimate health…that’s my goal.”

CARLA RIBEIRO

Carla received her associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College where she graduated with high honors as well as on the college’s merit list. She has been working in the dental field for three years and joined the team at New England Dental Group in 2016.

Carla’s patient philosophy is that every patient deserves honesty, respect, and the best possible care for their oral health. She enjoys the team atmosphere and the attention to detail that each of the dentists and team members at NEDG has. She believes everyone deserves a great experience in the dental office, even if it was as simple as making them laugh.

As a hygienist, her focus is to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. She believes the clean environment and the state-of-the-art equipment add value to the patient’s experience at the dentist because they know they are getting the best treatment possible.

In her free time Carla enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, going to church, exercising and traveling. She believes life is too short not to enjoy it!

CAITLIN BRAVO

Caitlin has been a dental hygienist since 2014 and has worked as a dental and orthodontic assistant since 2005. She joined the team at NEDG in the summer of 2017.

She strives to give her patients the best care possible. She believes that as a hygienist she is an educator as well as a clinician, and she commits to help guide each of her patients through their needs of oral health, including prevention and treatment of oral disease. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients personally because it allows them to build camaraderie and focus in on their personalized treatment plans.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time her husband and one-year-old son. They enjoy spending their time together outdoors walking on the beach, especially while it’s nice out.

JENNY JARA

“I love to work with children and adults, helping them to develop and maintain a healthy mouth, in a professional, kind, and patient manner,” says Jenny. Before becoming a hygienist, she worked as a Dental Assistant for four years.

A member of our team since 2014. Jenny earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College, and is licensed in local anesthesia.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends.

“We all work together to help our patients achieve their goals.”

Holly Covel

Having worked as Dental Assistant starting in 2015, Holly Covel became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2020. She attended Newton’s Mount Ida College, and earned her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Dental Hygiene from Regis College in Weston. She joined our team in 2022.

“I know that a dental visit can be a cause for nervousness for many people. It’s my goal to make it a fun, comfortable, and educational experience,” she says.

Among Holly’s numerous daily activities is offering her expertise to her patients in providing holistic and educating them on various ways to maintain and promote the maximum in oral health care.

“Here, patients are treated like family,” she says. “And they benefit from the latest and greatest technological advances.”

In her spare time, Holly likes spending time in Maine and hiking.

“I love learning about my patients’ lives and helping them get the smiles they love.”

Lucy Ochoa

A graduate of Boston’s Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene with an anesthesia permit, Lucy Ochoa has been with us since 2019. “I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful team,” she says.

“Our practice cares deeply for our patients,” she continues. “With the latest technology available, we are able to provide the best care possible. Patients needn’t travel for various dental needs, since we provide general, cosmetic, and restorative care, all under one roof! And our hours of operation allow our busy patients to be treated at a time that suits them best.”

When she’s not helping her patients improve their smiles, Lucy loves spending time with her husband and daughter. “Family moments are priceless,” she says.

“Individualized treatment planning is of utmost importance to me.”

Namoil Disariyakul

A dental hygienist since 2018, Namoil Disariyakul joined the practice in 2021. Having earned her B.B.A. degree in her native Thailand, Namoil trained at Worcester’s Quinsigamond Community College, and is certified in local anesthesia, HIPPA, OSHA, and CPR. “I believe everyone deserves a confident and beautiful smile,” she says, “and am grateful for the opportunity to earn my patients’ trust and to change their lives for the better.”

Namoil appreciates the welcoming, safe, and clean environment the practice offers, along with its technological superiority. She also happily takes advantage of the continuing education opportunities available to her.

In her non-working hours, Namoil enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

“A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body.”

Jennifer Ouellette

Registered Dental Hygienist Jennifer Ouellette has worked in the field since 2019, having trained at Quinsigamond Community College. She joined us in 2021.

“New England Dental Group is proof-positive that the serious job of healthcare doesn’t prevent enjoyment at work,” she says. “The environment here, while totally professional, doesn’t prevent us from having fun…and that helps our patients actually get pleasure out of a trip to the dentist!”

Jennifer appreciates the high-end technology we offer, as well as our dedicated and professional staff, and, as she mentioned, the overall commitment to excellence in patient care.

Her work day includes assessing her patients’ oral health, reporting her findings to our dentists, reviewing radiographs, sterilizing instruments, and equipment maintenance.

“We really make a difference in our patients’ lives,” she says, “and I’m so happy to be a part of that.”

When not working, Jennifer loves hosting family events, playing volleyball, reading, arts and crafts, hiking, and having adventures with her three children.

“The total commitment to excellence here is amazing!”

Priscilla Crawford

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Ercania Montero

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Brigitta Kocs

In the field since 2020, Brigitta trained at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester. She joined us in 2022.

“Patient education is one of the most important aspects of care,” she says. “I enjoy listening to my patients…learning their stories helps me pinpoint any specific areas where advice is needed.”

In addition to providing treatment, Brigitta helps out with instrument sterilization, treatment room maintenance, taking notes, and radiology.

After office hours, Brigitta likes relaxing with her co-workers. She also enjoys cooking.

“I am passionate about patient education.”

Leciane Martins

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Sheelam Thomas

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Lacey Cheney

Working in the dental field since 2020, Registered Dental Hygienist Lacey Cheney joined us in 2022. She trained at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, and studied abroad in Morocco. Fluent in American Sign Language, she is certified in Nitrous Oxide, Laser Diode Training, and local Anesthesia.

“Every patient should feel valued,” she says. “Here, each patient does. I feel rewarded whenever I alleviate patient anxiety.”

Lacey appreciates her friendly co-workers, along with the latest technology — such as the iTero Scanner — which helps our patients gain a clearer understanding of their current oral health.

In her free time, Lacey likes to travel. She’s run four half-marathons, and margaritas & tacos put a smile on her face.

“Helping patients understand the importance of oral health is probably my most important job.”

Jessie Jones

Jessie completed her Associate’s degree in dental hygiene in 2008 from Middlesex Community College and went on to pursue a Master’s degree at MCPHS Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2020.

Jessie focused her thesis work on advancing the profession of dental hygiene, and published her findings in the Journal of Dental Hygiene in 2021. Her research earned her an induction into the Alpha Eta Society in allied health.

She further went on to publish an article in RDH magazine which focused on her journey through getting a master’s degree, as well as contributed to OralDNA’s monthly blog about her experience using salivary diagnostics to treat periodontal disease.

In 2021, Jessie completed training to become a myofunctional therapist and has since embarked on her own airway and sleep apnea journey.

Jessie joined NEDG in January 2023 and is currently providing patient care in our Chelmsford location. She loves to use the latest technology at NEDG to elevate the level of care she delivers to her patients. Jessie specializes in GBT, and uses a holistic approach to guide her patients to optimal health. She enjoys helping her patients understand the oral systemic link, and helping them connect the dots about how the mouth and body reflect off of each other.

When Jessie is not working in the office, she loves to play golf, do yoga, and spend time with her Boston Terriers.

Karen Villatoro

Working in the dental health field since 2019, Registered Dental Hygienist Karen Villatoro joined us in 2023. She trained at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“Patient education, for me, is priority one,” she says. “Fortunately, our high-end technology streamlines this process beautifully. I love when they leave our office happy, informed, and ready to make the best decisions for themselves.”

In addition to providing routine care, Karen’s responsibilities include documenting her patients’ information and interacting with our doctors to keep them informed of her findings.

“This is a great place to work, and a wonderful place to obtain excellent dental care,” she says. “The team is amazing, and, when combined with our top-of-the-line diagnostic and treatment equipment, I can’t imagine why anyone would want to go anywhere else.”

During her leisure hours, Karen enjoys the time she spends with her children. She also coaches soccer.

“When my patients are happy and informed, I’m rewarded!”

Heather Mahoney

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Anastasia Hesse

A Registered Dental Hygienist since 2008, Anastasia Hesse joined us in 2023. She trained at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services (MCPHS) and its Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.

“Oral health is so important to overall health,” she says. “It’s my job to help our patients understand this.”

In addition to providing hygienic treatment, Anastasia’s day includes radiography and patient education. “I love learning about my patients,” she says.

Anastasia appreciates the team approach our practice offers. “Everyone works together here,” she observes. She is also quick to point out that complete dental care is available here, all under one roof.

After office hours, Anastasia enjoys making travel plans — cruising and Disney are favorites — and hanging out with Spike — her puggle.

“I want our patients to care about their oral health as much as I do!”

Laura Bettencourt

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Abigayle White

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Jonathan Arevalo

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Lydia Laliberte

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Maureen Xavier

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Zachary Santin

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