Pediatric Dental Care | Adult Dental Care | Orthodontic Care | Other Specialists
Pediatric Dental Care
John P. Ficarelli, D.M.D.
Dr. Ficarelli received his dental and pediatric specialty training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Boston Floating Hospital of Tufts-New England Medical Center. He is Director of Dentistry at the Massachusetts Hospital School and is on staff at Tufts Medical Center and the Franciscan Hospital for Children. Dr. Ficarelli is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a founding board member of Project Stretch: Dentistry Reaching Out to Children, an international dental volunteer organization. He has the honor of serving as a member of the board of Advisors of Tufts Dental School and is a director on the board of Forsyth Institute. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ficarelli recently received the Dean’s Medal, the highest award given by the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In 2010 he was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Dentists and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Science and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Ficarelli practices Pediatric Dentistry at Pediatric Dental Associates of Brookline, PC. and Dental Associates of Walpole, L.L.P. Dr. Ficarelli has two Springer spaniels, rescued from Louisiana, and sings bass with the Highland Men’s Glee Club, founded in 1908.
Scott F. Petrie, D.M.D.
Dr. Dr. Scott Petrie received his B.A. Degree from Boston University and his D.M.D. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He completed training in pediatric dentistry at Children's Hospital of Boston and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Petrie is board certified and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Petrie maintains staff positions at Children's Hospital, Massachusetts Hospital School and Franciscan Hospital for Children. Dr. Petrie and his wife live in Medfield. They have three children and a great dog named Gus!
Christopher V. Hughes, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Hughes is a native of Medfield and received his B.A. degree from Colby College, his D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Georgetown University.
He is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and Boston University Medical Center. At the School of Dental Medicine he lectures on numerous subjects and oversees students in various clinical settings. He is also on staff at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Hughes has lectured extensively and has authored numerous scientific publications, including chapters in three textbooks. He was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Educational Foundation Research Award and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Hughes currently lives in Medfield with his wife and two children.
Andrew Danberg-Ficarelli, D.M.D.
Dr. Andrew Danberg-Ficarelli is originally from Newton Centre, MA and now lives in Boston, where he earned his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ficarelli stayed at Tufts to complete a specialty residency in pediatric dentistry, and was appointed chief resident by the department of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Ficarelli is an active participant in the dental charity Project Stretch: Dentistry Reaching Out to Children and during dental school was tapped for a national leadership position in the American Student Dental Association. His B.A. degree is from Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York, where he studied economics and political science. A fluent Spanish speaker, Dr. Ficarelli has also lived and worked in Latin America. He is an impassioned oarsman and hiker, and has enjoyed completing several organized endurance challenges. and also sings with the local Highland Glee Club.
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Adult Dental Care
Russell G. Page, D.M.D.
Dr. Russell Page received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received post-doctoral training in implantology, prosthodontics and endodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, and is a Cerec trained dentist. Dr. Page is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the North Metropolitan Dental Society. He is a former president of the North Metropolitan Dental Society. Dr. Page also practices all phases of dentistry at Page Family Dental in Revere, MA.
Stephanie E. D'Aprile, D.M.D.
Dr. Stephanie D'Aprile received her bachelor's degree from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, and her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. D'Aprile received post-doctoral training in implantology, endodontics, aesthetic dentistry and prosthodontics. In addition, she received a certificate in restorative implantology from Branemark Nobelpharma and is Cerec trained.. Dr. D'Aprile is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, the Metro-West Dental Society, and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). She is a former commissioned officer of the US Public Health Service Corps. Dr. D’Aprile enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, volunteers at a local dog shelter, and is a member of Millis Educational Resource Initiative Team. She enjoys tennis, skiing, mountain biking, and yoga.
Christopher R. Page, D.M.D.
Dr. Christopher Page graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and then received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He served an externship at Wrentham Development Center, working with special needs patients. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the North Metropolitan Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Page is also a trained CEREC dentist. Dr. Page, originally from Westwood, currently lives in Boston, snowboards avidly and plays with several local bands. Dr. Page also practices all phases of dentistry at Page Family Dental in Revere, MA.
Luciana Petto Messina, D.D.S.
Dr. Luciana Messina received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her time at UIC, Dr. Messina received awards for outstanding clinical performance and commitment to dentistry. Dr. Messina has completed post-doctoral courses in aesthetic dentistry, periodontics, and endodontics. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Worcester District Dental Society. She has practiced all aspects of general dentistry for many years and is fluent in both English and Portuguese. Dr. Messina grew up in Brazil and moved to Massachusetts in 2002. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her son, who was a new addition to the family in 2012.
Adam Manfredo, D.D.S.
Dr. Adam Manfredo graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis and earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from UCLA. Before private practice he completed an advanced dentistry training program at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Manfredo is committed to excellence in all areas of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is a certified CEREC R, one-visit crown, dentist. Dr. Manfredo holds membership with the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. In his free time Adam is an avid runner, skier, and rock-climber.
Corina Estevez, D.M.D.
Dr. Corina Estevez received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Boston University. She furthered her education at the University of Massachusetts in Boston receiving a Post-Baccalaureate Science Certificate. She obtained her DMD degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and continues to take continuing education courses in all aspects of dentistry to better treat her patients. Dr. Estevez is fluent in English and Spanish. She is a current member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Middlesex District Dental Society. Dr. Estevez grew up in nearby Belmont, MA. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and learning about other cultures.
James F. Kane, D.M.D., M.S.
Dr. James "Jess" Kane graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Master of Science degree in Anatomy and Certifications in Orthodontics as well as Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Kane is active in the Massachusetts Dental Society, past president of the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, is a Fellow in both the American and International College of Dentists.
He has established practices in Natick, Walpole, Sudbury and Norwell. Dr. Kane has served as a staff orthodontist at the Tufts Dental Facility for the Handicapped and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Kane served as an Orthodontic Consultant for the New England Medical Center and as the Orthodontic Course Director for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts New England Medical Center. He has been President of both the Tufts Dental Alumni Association and the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Tufts University in 2002 and from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2007. Presently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics.
Dr. Kane's philanthropic activities include serving as a Founding Member of the UMass-Amherst Foundation Board, former Chairman of the Tufts Dental M Club, and as Chairman of The Capital Campaign for Tufts Dental School (which funded a 50 million dollar expansion of the Dental School building). He is also cofounder of Project Stretch, a nonprofit organization serving the dental needs of underprivileged children throughout the world. In addition, he is a founding member of the UMass Club in Boston. Dr. Kane has been appointed to the Board of Advisors at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kane is also proud to be on the National Board of Smiles Change Lives, a national non-profit organization that helps children and adolescents from low-income families receive orthodontic treatment. Most recently Dr. Kane received the Deans Gold Medal from Tufts Dental School, which is the highest award given by the school. He is also a recent recipient of the Ginny Award from Smiles Change Lives, which recognized him as the Outstanding National Volunteer.
Dr. Kane lives on the Cape with his wife Andrea. He is an avid golfer, which he plays for camaraderie and to learn humility.
Peiman Mahdavi, D.M.D.
Dr. Peiman Mahdavi has been with Dental Associates of Walpole since 1994. He received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis and a D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed his general practice residency at New England Medical Center and Tufts University, followed by a two-year post-graduate residency in orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Mahdavi is a Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, 2010 to 2012, and is a Director of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association. In 2000 Dr. Mahdavi became an Invisalign certified orthodontist. Since 2009 he has been an Invisalign Premier Provider.
He and his wife have two daughters who like to make sure he always has something to do! Like most other parents on the weekends, you can usually find him watching soccer games or driving a carload of girls to the movies. As a family they also enjoy skiing, traveling and hiking. When Dr. Mahdavi is considering the treatment he will recommend for a patient he always asks himself what he would want to do if it was his wife or daughter. Dr. Mahdavi is a proud partner of Smiles Change Lives, a national non-profit organization that helps kids from low-income families get braces.
James F. Kane lll, D.M.D.
Dr. (James) Jamie Kane graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to receive his D.M.D. from Tufts School of Dental Medicine and holds a Certificate in Orthodontics. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists and the Massachusetts Dental Association. He is also the Director of the Massachusetts Association for Orthodontists.
Dr. Kane's greatest personal interest outside of dentistry is in technology. He has lectured at Yankee Dental Congress on integrating the modern dental office with contemporary digital equipment. In addition, he is currently involved with research that is testing the accuracy of digital equipment used in Pediatric/Orthodontic practices.
Dr. Kane grew up in Framingham and Holliston. He went to high school in Shrewsbury and has worked in the practice since he was 12 years old. He now resides in Holliston Massachusetts with his wife Krista and two daughters.
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(Periodontics, Endodontics and Oral Surgery)
Michael D. Palys, D.M.D., M.M.Sc.
Dr. Michael Palys received his B.A. degree from Temple University, his D.M.D. from Temple University School of Dentistry and his M.M.Sc.(Masters of Medical Science) from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, and has been affiliated with the International and American Association for Dental Research and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Palys has published several scientific articles on periodontics and has been involved with numerous research teams at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Forsyth Dental Center. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Periodontology at Harvard and a clinical research investigator at the Boston Oral Health Clinical Resource Center. In addition, he was a clinical instructor at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and in Forsyth Dental Center's Periodontal Residency Program.
Dr. Palys was also a research volunteer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology. When he is not dazzling the patients at this office he also works as the staff periodontist at Harvard University Health Services that serves the whole of Harvard University . He is happily married to his wife Margaret and he has 3 daughters, Caroline, Ella and Lidia.
Steven J. Saunders, D.M.D.
Dr. Steven Saunders received his B.S. degree from Boston College and his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed a general practice residency at the Public Health Service Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y. and received his certificate in endodontics from Tufts University. Dr. Saunders is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, and the West Metropolitan Study Club of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He is board certified in endodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Saunders is also a part-time faculty member in the Department of Endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Natick, MA.
Hussam Batal, D.M.D.
Dr. Hussam Batal received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree from Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine, with High Honors, in 1998. He received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2003.
Dr. Batal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Maxillofacial Surgery and has received numerous professional awards. These awards include the Quintessence Award for Achievement in Research and the America's Top Dentist Award from Consumer Research.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Batal is the Clinical Director of the Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA., the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program and an Assistant Professor at Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Batal is married and speaks several languages including Arabic, Italian and Spanish.
Justin C. Mull, D.M.D.
Dr. Mull is a graduate of the department of Biological Sciences, Cornell University in 1995. He earned his degree in dental medicine from Tufts University in 2002. He completed residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in 2009. As chief resident, he performed cleft lip and palate surgery in Venezuela and trauma and pathology surgery in Ethiopia. Dr. Mull has performed orthognathic surgery with oral surgeons in Brooklyn and Saratoga Springs, New York.
Active in local and national dental societies, Dr. Mull is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Association, American Dental Association as well as local and national associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Mull enjoys windsurfing and rock climbing and has traveled widely with friends and family, and is a volunteer with several humanitarian organizations including Doctors without Borders.