Our professional dental staff is here to assist you through all aspects of your ongoing dental care during your visits to our office. Our Administrative Team members facilitate your visit by coordinating your appointments, handling all aspects of your insurance, and making whatever financial arrangements are necessary. We try to answer any questions you may have concerning our office.
Anh is our Office Manager. She is in charge of making sure our office runs smoothly for patients and staff alike. She handles insurance, financial arrangements and helps schedule your appointments efficiently. She helps to make your experience here at Coolidge Corner Dental a pleasant one. She graduated from Northeastern University with a major in English. She enjoys books, cooking and spending time with family.
Our hygienists help you maintain your overall oral health through periodic hygiene appointments, which include an oral cancer screening exam, periodontal screening exam, yearly x-rays to help diagnose dental decay and periodontal disease, cleaning and polishing of the teeth, and where necessary, the definitive periodontal charting. For those patients who have more serious periodontal conditions, our hygienists do scaling and root planing to eliminate the source of infection from below the gum line and, where necessary, also irrigate periodontal pockets with antimicrobial agents or inject these pockets with a time-released antibiotic which works for over a 20 day period, helping to promote reattachment of the gum tissue to the tooth. We also use LASER technology and LASER Bacterial Reduction (LBR). Used in periodontal therapy, it kills the bacteria around the teeth (sulcular decontamination) to give healthier gums and for gingival curettage to go along with scaling and root planing to remove diseased tissue. Our hygienists help educate you about brushing, flossing, and using other aids to help keep your entire mouth healthy and will inform you about fluoride and other products which may help prevent decay and maintain healthy gums, and breath products to help prevent bad breath. They are a good source of information about the cosmetic procedures we offer such as bleaching, bonding, veneers, all porcelain crowns and white fillings.
Elaine is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and has been working in Coolidge Corner since 1993. She has an incredibly gentle touch, strong commitment to patient education and individualized preventive patient care. Her hobbies include training and competing in the sport of Triathlon. She is a member of the Boston Triathlon Team and competes nationally and internationally in the sport.
Elde first started her career in dentistry as a chair side dental assistant. After a few years, she decided to further her education and joined Mt. Ida's Dental Hygiene Program. She has been working as a dental hygienist for over 13 years. Elde is pleasant and cares a great deal about her patients. She has a special way to motivate her patients through detailed explanation, thorough hygiene and empathy toward her patients.
Our dental assistants assist the dentist with your dental treatment, and help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your visit. They inform you about the nature of the treatment you are getting, why you need it and what steps are involved, and explain what will be done at additional visits. They also can inform you about other procedures you may be interested in. They take x-rays to help diagnose problems you may have, and take impressions for study models. They go over instructions for follow up home care and help set up your next appointment to best meet your needs.
Joanie has worked as a dental assistant for over 30 years. She is one of Dr. Sam Ustayev's full time dental assistants. Besides her dental assisting duties, Joanie is in charge of all our clinical supplies and helps out wherever she is needed in the office.
Josephine graduated from the Bryman Institute in their Dental Assisting Program and is one of Dr. Sam Ustayev's full time chairside assistant. She is calm and caring and helps patients feel comfortable at their visits.
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