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Denise Giardini, RDH, CDA
Denise has been in the dental field for over twenty-five years. She graduated with high honors as a Dental Hygienist. In addition to providing competent caring dental hygiene with the latest hygiene technology, Denise maintains her continuing education requirements and is certified by Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry.
Throughout her years here, Denise has established a lot of trust and respect in her patients due to her exceptional talent. Denise’s friendly personality has helped her to bond and create relationships with her patients while also making sure they leave with a healthy and happy smile.
Out of the office, Denise enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is an avid Boston Sports fan and enjoys watching the games.
Erin Ward, RDH
Erin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New England in Portland, ME. The program specialized in training hygienists with teams of other professional health care providers. For two years, students work with patients to perfect their skills both clinically and professionally.
Erin loves working with patients to give them the confidence to smile. Erin believes that it is important for everyone to understand their health and ask questions. In doing this, patients feel satisfied and comfortable with themselves. Erin believes there is no greater feeling than seeing the genuine happiness in every unique smile.
Out of the office, Erin is very concentrated on her artwork and plans for future trips across the country. Her artistic strength lies in black and white realism portraits. Having traveled to four countries, she hopes to continue to immerse herself in cultures and understand all the different parts of the world.
Kate O’ Driscoll
Kate has been with the team since April 2016 and loves what she does. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Currently, Kate is working on her Master’s of Science in Health Communications from Boston University where she is expected to graduate in May 2018.
Kate loves working at Smile Design Dental and loves working together as a team. Her job gives her an opportunity to work in the health field helping others which is a passion of hers. Working in this position is allowing her an opportunity to apply her education too everyday situations.
When Kate isn’t balancing work and school she enjoys baking all sorts of treats for others. Kate also has a very close knit family and enjoys spending time with them especially her adorable niece and nephew.
Javier is originally from Peru. While living there he studied dental medicine. Upon his arrival, he decided to continue his passion for the dental world and has been working in the dentistry field ever since.
Javier has been a staple at Smile Design Dental since its establishment in 1997 and has greeted every patient who walks through with a warm smile. Javier is extremely charismatic which shows at work because it is rare for a patient to walk in and not ask for him. Javier believes it is important to make sure every patient feels comfortable and leaves happy.
When Javier is not working hard he is an avid food enthusiast. He is known to have a sweet tooth which he finds ironic because he works in a dental office. He likes to try all different kinds of foods and enjoys exploring different kinds of foods that each culture has to offer.
Sonia graduated with honors from Keiser University in Florida earning an Associate degree in Science as a Radiologic Technologist. She moved to Boston in 2010 and eventually decided to pursue a career in dentistry. She graduated from Everest Institute as a dental assistant. Currently, Sonia is at University of Massachusetts Boston receiving her Bachelors of Science in Pre-Dentistry. Sonia is working towards going to Dental School.
Sonia started as an intern at Smile Design Dental and it was no surprise that she was hired as anyone would be lucky enough to have someone as kind and caring with their patients as Sonia is on their dental team. Sonia is highly intelligent in the dentistry field and shares her knowledge with patients as well as her coworkers to ensure everyone has healthy teeth.
When Sonia is not working or at school she enjoys spending time with her family. She loves watching horror and reading books of all different genres.
Tom graduated from the College of Wooster which is a small private liberal arts school located about an hour outside of Cleveland. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Neurobiology. One of Tom’s many accomplishments in school was his senior thesis which was on betta splendens genetics where he found and sequenced two genes in these fish. While in college, Tom also ran track for his school.
Tom has always enjoyed working with people and helping others. He has always had a passion to work in the medical field and is excited to see what the future has in store as he continues to further his education in dentistry both at work and school.
In his free time Tom enjoys being with his family and friends. Something unique about Tom is that he also has a twin sister who coincidentally went to the same college as him.
Jess graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health at Bridgewater State University in 2017. While in school she wrote a thesis focusing on microbial diseases which helped her gain interest in her concentration which was epidemiology. Currently, Jess is working towards furthering her education in Public Health where she hopes to work with research and clinical trials; specifically with oral cancer.
Jess enjoys seeing every smiling face come into the office and loves to get to know each individual while they are waiting for their appointments. Jess is grateful to be part of a team that cares so much about each patient.
Throughout her life Jess has taken time to volunteer and is involved in community service. She feels as though giving back to others is the most important thing someone can do. Aside from that she also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves the New England Patriots and is an avid runner.
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