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Meet Our Doctors
Our team is prepared to provide patients with the highest quality of care whether it be fillings or full mouth reconstruction. Our expertise in care has been demonstrated throughout the decades, and is evident in our testimonials. We have many patients who will gladly share their stories and vouch for the high standard of care we provide.
We want you to know that you are not alone. We are here to address your dental concerns in a comforting and non-judgmental environment. Our goal is to help you become healthier and happier.
We provide personalized care that is unique to your particular situation. We have a diverse team of new doctors, as well as doctors that have been practicing for decades. Our dentists are faculty appointed, which allows for them to be constantly exposed to the latest technology and therapeutics in all disciplines of oral health. We bring the most recent advancements in dental treatment to our patients. We provide care that ranges from routine cleanings, to the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder. Schedule an appointment today!
We care about our Patients
Dr. Carmine L. Morreale, has over 32 years of clinical dentistry experience with an emphasis in cosmetic digital dentistry, pain-free conscious sedation dentistry and treating sleep apnea patients with oral devices.
Since graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1986, he has held faculty appointments at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Boston University School of Dental Medicine and he continues to teach at Tufts as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Morreale has completed his residency in the sleep apnea program at Tufts School of Dental Medicine and is currently a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. Dr. Morreale helps treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy, an effective treatment that is covered by most insurance plans.
Dr. Morreale celebrated 30 years of marriage to Ellen O. Morreale in 2014. They are proud parents of three children and grandparents to a granddaughter and grandson.
In 2008, Dr. Morreale was accepted to the Studio Diploma program in sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He continues his passion each day of caring and creating in his professional and personal life.
Dr. Sam Shamardi earned his DMD at Tufts University and his Periodontal certificate at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery and practices full-time while teaching part-time at the Harvard Division of Periodontics.
Dr. Shamardi lectures nationally and internationally on topics within periodontics and hearing loss in dentistry and has published multiple articles. He is recognized as a dental entrepreneur for his revolutionary EarAid product and published The Financial Survival G
Dr. Megan Huyett graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University with honors in Biology in 2008. In 2013, she received her Doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was elected to the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and received numerous honors and awards including The Alumni Clinical Excellence Award in Geriatric Dentistry, The Northeastern Society of Periodontists Award, and a Merit Scholarship based on Academic Performance.
Dr. Huyett trained at Pittsburgh’s VA Medical Center as a general practice resident treating medically complicated patients and strengthened her expertise and knowledge in oral surgery, periodontology, implantology, endodontics, and esthetic dentistry. While practicing dentistry in Pittsburgh, Dr. Huyett was first exposed to and began to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Dr. Huyett remains committed to the study and practice of dental sleep medicine, providing patients with an alternative treatment option to CPAP and surgery for obstructive sleep apnea. She is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, in 2017 she distinguished herself as a Qualified Dentist in providing oral appliance therapy in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. In 2018 she completed the Tufts University Dental Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program.
In July 2019, Dr. Huyett will be receiving her Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. To receive this award, Dr. Huyett completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuing membership with the AGD.
Dr. Huyett is dedicated to providing her patients with superior care, respect, and compassion. She currently resides in Wayland, MA with her husband Phil Huyett and their daughter, Charlotte.
Dr. Christina DiBona Pastan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Endodontics and the Director of Mind-Body Wellness at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. A 300-hour certified Kripalu yoga and meditation instructor, Dr. Pastan is the first dental educator to create a Mind-Body Wellness Program for dental schools. The Mind-Body Wellness Program at Tufts is an innovative, didactic, and clinical curriculum that begins in the first year of dental school. The unique program encompasses the teaching of evidence-based mind-body practices to lower dental student stress, improve student wellness, decrease burnout, and build resilience and coping skills to enable the delivery of mindful and compassionate dental care to patients. Dr. Pastan guides weekly yoga classes and meditation often integrating current classroom subject matter into her sessions. A researcher and international speaker, Dr. Pastan lectures on the benefits of mind-body practices with an emphasis on their function as tools for stress management and qualities to foster personal growth and professional development. Dr. Pastan’s research includes the impact of self-regulatory mind-body practices as interventions to decrease student stress and performance anxiety as well as evaluating the perceptions of mindfulness as a strategy to lower imposter feelings in dental students. Outside of her role at Tufts, Dr. Pastan maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Back Bay, Boston.
Great article to read: How Mindfulness Can Ease Your Dental Anxiety. Even if You Don’t Love Meditating
Dr. Nicole Gracias earned her doctorate of dental surgery degree from the NYU College of Dentistry and received the Dental Lifeline Network 2022 Outstanding Student Brian D. Stone Award for her work with vulnerable populations. She continued her post-graduate education at Fenway Health in Boston, where she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program through NYU Langone Hospitals. During this program, she treated medically complex patients from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds in a variety of dental areas, including restorative dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, periodontology, endodontics, and oral surgery. Dr. Gracias strives to help her patients overcome their dental anxiety and works with them to achieve a state of oral health and wellness.
Dr. Gracias was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has always enjoyed spending time at Lake Michigan. Dr. Gracias attended Loyola University Chicago and received her undergraduate degree in Biology in 2016 with honors. After college, she moved to New York City, where she completed her Master’s in Public Health degree, with a concentration in health policy and management, from the NYU College of Global Public Health before beginning her dental education. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing tennis.
Discover Exceptional Dental Care: Meet Our Skilled Dentists Today
Our dental professionals bring years of experience and expertise to provide you with the highest quality care.
At our dental practice, we take great pride in the quality of care we provide to our patients.
Our dental professionals bring years of experience and expertise to ensure that you receive the highest quality care for all your dental needs.
Whether you are meeting with our skilled dental team for a routine check-up or seeking more specialized treatments, our dentist and staff are dedicated to ensuring that you have the best dental experience possible.
The entire dental team is focused on delivering exceptional patient care and oral surgery services, including cosmetic procedures such as orthodontics and endodontics.
Our mission is to provide patient-centered dental care, and our background, specialization, and affiliation certifications reflect our commitment to achieving this.
When our dentist is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and being involved in the community.
Our compassionate dental team is committed to delivering patient-centered care tailored to your needs.
Our dental team is dedicated to providing patient-centered care that is personalized to meet your individual needs.
We understand that going to the dentist can sometimes be an anxious and uncomfortable experience, which is why we strive to create a welcoming and compassionate environment.
Our team takes the time to listen and understand your concerns, and we work together to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific oral health goals.
From routine cleanings and preventive exams to more complex procedures, we are committed to delivering high-quality and gentle care that puts your comfort first.
You can trust our experienced team to provide the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques, ensuring that you receive the most effective and efficient care possible.
When you visit our dental practice, you can rest assured that you are in capable and caring hands.
Your oral health and overall well-being are our top priorities, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Discover the specializations in dentistry our experts offer, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments.
Our team of experts in dentistry offers a wide range of specializations to meet all of your dental needs.
Whether you are looking for preventive care to maintain your oral health, restorative treatments to fix dental issues, or cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile, we have got you covered.
Our preventive dentistry services focus on keeping your teeth and gums healthy, including regular cleanings, dental exams, and oral cancer screenings.
If you have any dental problems like cavities, missing teeth, or gum disease, our restorative dentistry services can help restore your oral health.
Our skilled dentists utilize various treatments such as dental fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants to repair and replace damaged teeth.
Additionally, if you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile, our cosmetic dentistry treatments can enhance the aesthetics of your teeth.
Procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, and dental bonding can help you achieve a dazzling smile you have always desired.
Trust our experts to provide you with personalized dental care tailored to your specific needs.
Learn about our dentists' commitment to ongoing education, community involvement, and dental affiliations.
At our dental practice, we take pride in our dentists’ commitment to ongoing education, community involvement, and dental affiliations.
Our dentists understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry, so they participate in continuing education courses and seminars regularly.
This allows them to enhance their knowledge and skills, so they can provide our patients with the highest level of care.
In addition to their commitment to ongoing education, our dentists also understand the value of community involvement.
Our dentists are also affiliated with various dental organizations and associations, demonstrating their commitment to professionalism and excellence in their field.
These affiliations provide them with access to valuable resources, networking opportunities, and the ability to stay connected with the latest developments in dentistry.
Explore our dentist profiles to understand their skills, treatment approaches, and use of advanced dental technology.
Our dentist profiles are a valuable resource for patients seeking a comprehensive understanding of our dental team.
By exploring these profiles, patients can acquire insight into the skills and expertise of each dentist, as well as their preferred treatment approaches.
This information allows individuals to make informed decisions about their dental care, choosing a dentist whose approach aligns with their own preferences and needs.
Additionally, our dentist profiles highlight the utilization of advanced dental technology within our practice.
Patients can gain an understanding of the innovative equipment and techniques employed by our dentists, ensuring they receive the highest standard of care possible.
By exploring our dentist profiles, individuals can feel confident in their choice of dentist, knowing they are receiving treatment from skilled professionals who prioritize advanced technology and patient-centric care.
Our dental practice is proud to offer a wide range of services, from orthodontics to oral surgery and emergency care.
Our dental practice takes great pride in providing a comprehensive range of services to meet all of our patients' oral health needs.
We offer a variety of treatments and procedures, including orthodontics, to help correct misaligned teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Our expert team of orthodontists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.
Additionally, we have highly skilled oral surgeons who are experienced in performing a wide array of surgical procedures, such as extractions, dental implants, and corrective jaw surgery.
In the event of a dental emergency, our dedicated and compassionate team is available to provide immediate care and alleviate any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.
We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients, ensuring that they receive the highest quality dental care possible.
1- True or False: Our dentists hold doctorate degrees in dentistry.
Explanation: True. Our dentists have earned their Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degrees, which is a standard qualification for dental practitioners.
2- True or False: Our dental team includes board-certified dentists.
Explanation: True. We have board-certified dentists who have undergone additional training and have met rigorous standards in their specialty areas, ensuring high-quality care.
3- True or False: Our dental practitioners are members of the American Dental Association.
Explanation: True. Our dentists are proud members of the American Dental Association (ADA), showcasing their commitment to professional excellence and ethical standards.
4- True or False: Our philosophy revolves around providing exceptional patient care.
Explanation: True. Our dental practice is dedicated to a patient-centered philosophy, ensuring that you receive the highest quality dental healthcare tailored to your needs.
5- True or False: We have specialists in geriatric dentistry.
Explanation: True. We have dental specialists with expertise in geriatric dentistry, ensuring that elderly patients receive specialized care to maintain their oral health.
6- True or False: Our dental center offers sedation dentistry services.
Explanation: True. We provide sedation dentistry options to help patients with dental anxiety or special needs feel comfortable during their treatments.
7- True or False: Our dentists spend time with family, which is reflected in their patient care.
Explanation: True. Our dentists believe in a balanced life, including spending quality time with their families, which positively impacts their approach to patient care.
8- True or False: Our dental assistants are registered dental professionals.
Explanation: True. Our dental assistants are registered and highly trained to provide support and assist our dentists in delivering quality care.
9- True or False: Our dental practice has received awards for excellence in dentistry.
Explanation: True. We have been recognized with awards for our commitment to providing outstanding dental healthcare. Check out our testimonials and awards section for more details.
10- True or False: Our dental office has dental assisting professionals who play a crucial role in patient care.
Explanation: True. Our dental office is equipped with skilled dental assistants who assist our dentists and contribute significantly to ensuring the smooth delivery of patient care and treatment.