Meet Our Dental Teams in Seekonk, MA & Westport, MA
At our Seekonk, MA and Westport, MA locations, our teams can’t wait to give you the caring service that sets us apart from other dental practices. They regularly participate in continuing education to stay updated on the latest dental information and technology. Meet our team members below.
Nicole has been in the dental field since 2008. She is a registered dental hygienist and a certified dental assistant, but she has been serving our office since 2016 in operations. Nicole networks with dental office managers around the entire country. She enjoys the endless opportunity that she has been given to help create a culture that focuses on continuous improvements for the team and for the patient experience. When away from the office, Nicole likes trying new restaurants, being outdoors, hiking the White Mountains, and spending time with her friends and family.
Veronica L.Lead Patient Advocate
Veronica has been working at Perfect Smiles since 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management. Veronica loves the people she gets to work with each day. She also loves the feeling of helping patients who are in need. Our practice has given her the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. When away from the office, Veronica loves to spend time with her family. She really enjoys traveling and exploring new places.
Jessica R.Lead Patient Advocate
Jessica will always be here for her patients ensuring they have the best dental experience possible. She’s been helping patients since 2002 but joined our team in 2014. Jessica is certified in CPR, BLS, and ACLS. She loves being able to connect with patients and become a small part of their lives. It is her privilege to help every person who walks through our door. She also loves the team she works with as a second family. In her free time, Jessica enjoys going to the beach and spending quality time with her four stepchildren
Tiffany P.Lead Patient Advocate
Tiffany began her dental career in 2005 as a dental assistant. She is X-ray, CPR, ACLS, and BLS certified. Tiffany joined the Perfect Smiles team in 2013. The best part of her job is helping others and being a part of an amazing work family. Away from the office, Tiffany likes to make memories and spend time with her family.
Karissa C.Lead Patient Advocate - Insurance Specialist
Karissa has been helping our dental patients since 2009. She started working at Perfect Smiles behind the scenes transferring X-rays from an old software to a new one. She worked her way up through the company to her current position overseeing the insurance and billing department. Perfect Smiles offers endless room for growth, and Karissa has learned so much over the years. In her free time, Karissa enjoys snowboarding, camping, yoga, and spending time with her friends and family.
Vanessa B.Patient Advocate - Insurance Specialist
Vanessa loves the people she gets to work with – it’s what she enjoys most about her job. However, this job has also brought her a lot of growth opportunities because it’s a continuous learning experience. Vanessa loves that she learns something new each day. Though working with insurance companies may seem tedious, Vanessa never has a dull moment! In her free time, she has a wide range of interests, but cooking for her friends is her favorite. She loves to feed people!
Laurie M.Patient Advocate - Insurance Specialist
Laurie has been working in the dental field since 1989. She joined our team in 1998 and has been helping our patients ever since. The best part about her job is her co-workers and the wonderful team environment. Laurie spends her free time doing her favorite things: being with her grandchildren, gardening, and baking.
Lindsay A.Patient Advocate - Insurance Specialist
Lindsay has been helping patients better understand their dental insurance since 2018. She says that the best part of her job is working with our wonderful staff and enjoying the benefits of being an employee at Perfect Smiles. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys outdoor activities, family time, reading, movies, and visiting cafes.
Sean F.Patient Advocate
Sean really loves the collaborative environment here at Perfect Smiles. Each person on the team has a shared goal of helping our patients. When away from the office, Sean enjoys yoga, game nights, and spending time with family.
Vanessa C.Patient Advocate
Vanessa joined the Perfect Smiles team in 2018. She loves a lot of things about her job, but her favorite things are the people she works with and the patients she serves. She loves seeing patients happy with the outcome of their dental work. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys singing and taking her dog for walks.
Stephanie began working at Perfect Smiles in 2017 as a patient advocate. She loves working for Dr. Ahearn and says that he is the best boss she has ever had! She loves the way he motivates the team to excel in their jobs and appreciates the hard work they put in. Stephanie is exciting to continue her dental education. She has completed prerequisite courses for dental hygiene and dental assisting and will continue with a business management and finance degree. She has a strong passion for the administrative side of dentistry. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite quote is, “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.”
Kendra is a registered dental assistant certified in ACLS, BCLS, and CPR. She began her career in 2011 and joined our team at Perfect Smiles in 2014. She is now a treatment advocate who works with the doctor to phase out treatment plans for patients based on their value and objectives. When she’s not making your experience better, Kendra enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, and spending time with friends and family.
Danielle is very thankful for every opportunity she has been given since she joined our team in 2018. She works hard each day to continue growing. The best part of her job is helping people and our organization. During her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her dogs.
Sarah B.Patient Advocate
Sarah joined the Perfect Smiles team in 2016. She loves being able to maximize our patients’ insurance to help them get the treatment they need. Sarah also enjoys interacting and socializing with our patients. In her time away from the office, Sarah likes snowboarding, working on her car, going to car shows, and spending time with friends and family.
Christina L.Patient Advocate
Christina joined our team in 2018 as a phone advocate for our patients. She loves working with the fantastic Perfect Smiles team and being able to help patients each day. When she’s not busy helping patients, Christina loves spending time with her family, cooking, shopping, and being outside.
Jessica became a Perfect Smiles team member in 2018. The best part of her job is being able to help patients and working with our incredible team members. When she is away from the office, Jessica loves spending time with her husband and children. She also enjoys being outdoors.
Elise B.Patient Advocate
Elise loves the ability of our team to make people feel better about themselves. She has been helping us do that since 2016. In fact, Elise is grateful to work for a company that cares so much about their patients and employees. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Kim M.Patient Advocate
Kim has been working in the dental field since 1988, but she recently joined our team in September 2017. Kim has a medical transcription certificate as well as an AADOM (An Association Dedicated to Dental Office Management) membership. At her core, Kim simply loves helping people, and Perfect Smiles is a great office to work at and receive care from. The people make the practice – we have great patients and staff! In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, traveling, and listening to music.
Mariel T.Patient Advocate
Mariel has been helping people improve their health and confidence since 2014 when she joined our team. In fact, she said that helping patients is the best part of her job! When she is not busy at the office, Mariel enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband.
Ashley B.Communications Coordinator
Ashley joined our team in 2017. This is her first position in the dental field, and she’s excited to be here! The thing she enjoys most is the people she works with. She loves seeing how passionate they are when it comes to helping patients. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys watching the Patriots, traveling, spending time with her family, and playing with her shoodle puppy, Bella.
Brittney B.Clinical Director
Brittney joined Perfect Smiles in 2013. She began working in the dental field in 2012 after completing her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Since then, Brittney has completed additional training for dental lasers, pediatric dental care, and sedation dentistry. She says that the best part of her job is growing team members and seeing patients leave happy! While away from work, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son. They enjoy traveling together. She also loves learning about health and wellness. Brittney even teaches yoga!
Sheila L.Certified Dental Assistant/Master Trainer
Sheila is a certified restorative functions dental assistant who began her career in 1999. She later joined our team in 2004. Sheila loves that dentistry is continuously changing. It is gratifying for Sheila to be able to learn alongside her team to provide the best possible care for patients. She also loves getting a sincere thank-you from her patients, co-workers, and doctors. It means a lot to be appreciated! In her spare time, Sheila loves making memories with her love, her friends, and her family. She enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and leaving her footprints wherever she can.
Britney V.Dental Assistant
Britney enjoys making people feel good about their smile and boosting their confidence! She has been doing this work since 2004 and joined our team at Perfect Smiles in 2012. Britney has completed training in radiology, CPR, ACLS, GLO whitening, and orthodontic assisting. Britney loves summertime, camping, and all sorts of outdoor activities. She also enjoys spending time with her grandmother and having playdates with her best friends and their children. Britney had her first child (a daughter) in the summer of 2018, and she is amazing!
Brittany T.Certified Dental Assistant - Specializes in Orthodontics
Brittany joined our team in 2013 as a rookie in the dental field, but she has grown so much since then! She has grown not only professionally but also personally. The best part of her job is seeing patients’ reactions after fixing their smiles with orthodontics, large anterior cases, etc. In her time away from the office, Brittany enjoys working on her house and spending time with family and friends.
KatieCertified Dental Assistant
Katie loves being able to put people at ease about having treatment done here at Perfect Smiles. She has been a member of our team since the beginning of her dental career in 2013. Katie is a master level dental assistant within our practice. She most enjoys being part of our patients’ life-changing smile experiences. When she’s not busy helping patients in the office, Katie loves to be outdoors exploring. She also enjoys making cinematic videos of her adventures!
Michelle B.Certified Dental Assistant - Clinical Lead
Michelle began her dental career in 2004 as a dental receptionist. She became a dental assistant and joined our team 10 years later in 2014. Since coming here, Michelle has gained a lot of clinical skills and an amazing work family. The best part of her day is making patients smile, and when she’s not busy doing that, Michelle enjoys running and spending time with her family.
RebekahCertified Dental Assistant
Rebekah loves helping patients transform their smile. She has been doing just that since 2014. In her free time, Rebekah enjoys hiking, shopping, and spending time with her dogs.
Yazlyn Q.Certified Dental Assistant
Yazlyn joined our team in 2015 with one year of experience in the dental field. In addition to her dental assistant certification, Yazlyn is trained in BLS and ACLS. She loves being able to make people feel more confident in their smile. Yazlyn is amazing with children and looks forward to being a mom one day. Until then, she spends her free time kayaking, hiking, and walking her dog.
Stephanie F.Certified Dental Assistant
Stephanie is a certified dental assistant who has been improving smiles since 2010. She began working at Perfect Smiles in 2011. Stephanie has additional training in oral sedation and is certified in BLS and ACLS. The best part of her job is changing people’s smiles so that they feel confident. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, going to the beach, and working out.
Kayla M.Dental Assistant
Kayla has been helping patients at Perfect Smiles since 2016. She is a registered dental assistant and is trained in OSHA, ACLS, and BLS. Kayla loves seeing the transition from apprehensive patient to patient who actually enjoys coming to the office. In her free time, Kayla likes spending time with her family and friends, going on adventures, and making memories. She also loves anything artistic.
Aliana has been improving smiles since 2015 and became a part of our Perfect Smiles family in 2016 as a dental assistant. She is currently going back to school to get her degree in dental hygiene. In addition to those classes, Aliana is certified in infection control and radiology. In her free time, Aliana enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also loves to play with her Great Dane named Molly, who is the most loving and down-to-earth dog on the planet.
Alexia G.Dental Assistant
Alexia entered the dental field in 2017 after being named Outstanding Vocational Student at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. She is currently at UMASS Dartmouth pursuing a major in biology and hopes to continue on to dental school. She loves connecting with patients and helping them understand that she will do her best to fulfill their wishes and needs. In her free time, Alexia enjoys spending time with her family.
Makayla S.Dental Assistant
Makayla joined the Perfect Smiles team in 2017, though her dental career began in 2014. She is a full-time student as well as a full-time dental assistant. She is trained in DANB infection control, radiology, CPR, AED, and OSHA. The best part of her job is being able to make the world brighter one smile at a time. In her limited free time, Makayla loves exploring her artistic side by going to museums, concerts, festivals, carnivals, poetry slams, coffee shops, and more.
Monique B.Certified Dental Assistant
Monique began her career in the dental field in 2014 and joined our team a year later. She loves helping people become more confident through their smile and easing their fears and anxieties about coming to the dentist office. Whether it’s a new crown or braces, Monique loves giving her patients a reason to smile! Monique has also been an aesthetician for 15 years and recently became a certified laser technician for laser hair removal and photofacials. In her free time, Monique enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running, or going to the beach. She always has her passport ready for travel!
Yenniffer has been a member of the Perfect Smiles team since 2018, but her career in dentistry began in 2016. She loves coming to work each day because she values opportunities to grow as an expert in her field. When Yenniffer has free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with her family.
Erin A.Registered Dental Hygienist - Clinical Lead
Erin joined our team in 2015 after beginning her dental career in 2012. She is certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and BLS (basic life support) and has completed additional training in periodontics. The best part of her job is helping patients feel at ease about receiving dental treatment. When she is not busy helping patients, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, especially outdoors, and their rottweiler. She also loves to bake and cycle.
CrystalRegistered Dental Hygienist
Crystal loves making a difference in people’s lives and helping them improve their oral health. Seeing patients change for the better is a great reward, and Crystal has been doing that since she entered the dental field in 2004. She joined our team 10 years later and says that the best part of her job is getting to know her patients. Crystal has advanced training in basic and advanced life support, local anesthesia, sleep apnea, medical emergencies, periodontics, and implants. In her free time, Crystal enjoys exercising and spending time with her family.
Nicole O.Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole loves helping patients in any way she can. She has been working in the dental field since 2002 and joined our team at Perfect Smiles in 2010. Nicole is certified in radiology, Zoom Whitening and GLO Whitening systems, CPR, and ACLS. She continues her education by taking additional courses throughout the year. Nicole loves helping patients build their self-confidence, improve their smile, and help them overcome dental anxiety. She also finds value in educating patients in the importance of oral health and its role in their overall health. In other words, she’s saving lives! When she’s not in the office, Nicole likes to spend time with her family and friends. She is also a big Boston sports fan! Go Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots!
Kim C.Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim has been working her way up in the dental field since 2011. She began as a CDA graduate from Greater New Bedford Voc. in 2012 then attended Cape Cod Community College, where she became an RDH in 2016. She continued to Mount Ida College, where she earned a BS degree in dental hygiene. Kim loves educating patients about their oral health and helping people become confident in their smiles. She especially enjoys getting to know her patients. Kim was the 2016 recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award for clinical excellence. She also speaks fluent Portuguese. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her longtime boyfriend, Tyler, and their pug. She loves going to the beach, shopping, trying new restaurants, and having a good time with her friends.
Elise D.Registered Dental Hygienist
Elise received her certificate in dental assisting in 2004 and began working in the dental field. Four years later, she earned a degree in dental hygiene. She then joined the Perfect Smiles team in 2012. The best part of her job is bonding with her patients and helping them feel comfortable during their visits. She also likes to motivate her patients to improve and maintain their oral health. During her free time, Elise enjoys cooking, gardening, crafting, wine tastings, going out for dinner, kayaking, spending time up north, yoga, exercising, decorating for holidays, and spending time with her friends and their kids and pets.
Jaimie H.Registered Dental Hygienist
Jaimie graduated with her degree in education in 2012 but decided to enter the dental field instead. She got a degree in dental hygiene and joined our team in 2014. She has advanced training in oral cancer risk detection, prevention in high-risk adults, sedation dentistry, and medical emergencies. Jaimie says that the best part of her job is helping patients feel confident with their smiles in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Jaimie enjoys time with her family, ice hockey, camping, hiking, and DIY projects when she has free time.
MarinaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Marina loves being able to change the perception of oral health. She has been doing just that at Perfect Smiles since 2016. Marina is also trained in ACLS and BLS. When away from the office, Marina attends graduate school and spends most of her time invested in advancing her education.
RachelRegistered Dental Hygienist
Rachel began her career here at Perfect Smiles in 2017 and is licensed in local anesthesia. She loves being able to interact with a wide variety of people who visit our office. Rachel also enjoys seeing people who have huge fears of the dentist feeling comfortable enough to return. During her free time, Rachel likes to hike, play with her dog, go to the beach, and work on her house.
VaniaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Vania began her dental career in 2001 and joined our team in 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree and has completed additional training in brain trauma, concussion and dementia, infection control and safety, smoking cessation with periodontal disease, laser use in periodontics, autoimmunity and inflammation in periodontics, and dental hygiene therapeutics in local anesthesia. Vania has a background in biology/biochemistry and 18 years experience in periodontics. She enjoys understanding the process of periodontal disease on a “micro” level as well as the inflammatory response and how it affects the individual. The critical thinking behind each diagnosis is what makes Vania’s career in dentistry most fulfilling.
In her free time, Vania enjoys exploring the philosophy of human behavior and evolution. She loves Russian classical music like Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, which is so powerful that it gives Vania chills. She also loves teas; a shared cup of tea with another is one of life’s true beauties. Vania has an open mind for everyone. You never know the difficulties of that individual’s life, and the more we understand one another, the closer we become and evolve as a species.