Our pediatric dentists have trained for an additional two years beyond dental school to understand the unique needs of infants and children as well as those with special needs. It is this training as well as our years of experience that allows us to better understand children and provide them with quality dental care in a caring and compassionate manner.
Dr. Natalie Laucius
Dr. Natalie is originally from New Jersey, and received her undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College as part of an accelerated program. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating at the top of her class. She then did her post-doctoral pediatric dental residency at Yale / New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Jon Wendell
A native of New Hampshire, Dr. Wendell attended UNH before completing his dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From there, he went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Wendell lives on the seacoast in New Hampshire with his family.
Dr. Deb Filocoma
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Filocoma completed her undergraduate studies at Fordham University in New York. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine, on Long Island, before specializing in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
In fact, Dr. Filocoma and Dr. Wendell both trained together during their post-doctoral pediatric dental residency at Harvard and Children’s Hospital. They have been partners in their Portsmouth office since 1996.
Dr. Filocoma lives in southern New Hampshire with her family.
Dr. Ashley Blanchfield
Dr. Ashley is originally from Sagamore, MA and went to college at Georgetown in Washington, DC. She then went to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, after which she spent two years in Alaska doing an Advanced General Dentistry Residency. She then decided Pediatric Dentistry was the way to go and attended the University of Oregon to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. She lives on the Seacoast and given her Alaskan background, can naturally be found outside doing pretty much any activity.
Orthodontics / Braces
Just as there are specialists in medicine, there are specialists in dentistry. Orthodontists are dental specialists who dedicate their professional lives to correcting misaligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontists diagnose, treat and prevent dental and facial irregularities. They are uniquely trained to straighten teeth and align jaws.
Dr. James Teebagy
Dr. Jimmy is returning to the area after having completed dental school at Tufts University in Boston. He then served in the United States Air Force as a general dentist for four years before going on to specialize in Orthodontics at NYU Langone Hospital. He brings a great perspective on braces for children and adults as was a practicing dentist before becoming an orthodontist. He and his family are big outdoor enthusiasts and Boston sports fans and they reside in NH.
As a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. T brings to our group practice the ability to provide comprehensive orthodontic care to children and adults. Equally as important, is that he is well versed on the most modern orthodontic approaches, including INVISALIGN clear braces.