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.