ABOUT US

Meet our TEAM

DOCTORS

| Dr. Mary Ann Garcia |
DDS

- GENERAL DENTIST -

Dr. Mary Ann Garcia, DDS

Dr. Garcia is originally from Taunton, Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stonehill College, and is a 1989 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. She is happy to be celebrating over 30 years as the owner of East Coast Dental Design. Dr. Garcia is a member of the American Dental Society (ADA), the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)and The American Academy of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). She is bilingual in English and Portuguese.
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| Dr. Allie Barbosa |
DMD

- GENERAL DENTIST -

Dr. Allie Barbosa, DMD

Dr. Barbosa is originally from Reading, MA and received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Boston University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. At Tufts, Dr. Barbosa was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Following graduation, Dr. Barbosa completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at the VA Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Barbosa is currently a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and American Dental Society. She also speaks conversational Spanish. In her free time, you can find Dr. Barbosa spending time with her husband and daughter and playing volleyball.
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| Dr. Sarah Guzman |
DMD

- GENERAL DENTIST -

Dr. Sarah Guzman, DMD

Dr. Guzman is originally from Lakeville, MA where she graduated as class valedictorian from Apponequet Regional High School. In 2011, she graduated from Providence College Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. She then attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine and received a full scholarship from the National Health Service Corps. In 2015, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and moved to Connecticut where she worked in community health for several years. Ultimately relocating back to Massachusetts with her husband and son, Dr. Guzman has now been a part of the ECDD team since 2020.
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| Dr. Elina Fooks |
DMD

- ENDODONTIST -

Dr. Elina Fooks, DMD

Dr. Fooks graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She continued her training at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and in 2003, she graduated from the Endodontics program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she now serves on the faculty as an assistant clinical professor. Dr. Fooks is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, and Massachusetts Association of Endodontists.
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| Dr. Kevin Quinn |
DMD

- PERIODONTIST -

Dr. Kevin Quinn, DMD

Dr. Kevin Quinn earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete a 3-year residency and holds a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Quinn specializes in all aspects of Periodontics and implant dentistry. He has been providing superior periodontal care for 15 years. Dr. Quinn is a member of the American Dental Association, MA Dental Society, the American Association of Periodontology, and the Southeastern District Dental Society. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and currently lives in Bristol, RI, and loves spending time with his young-adult children. He is an avid hiker and is currently working towards his goal of hiking all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers. Dr. Quinn also enjoys participating in various endurance events including triathlons, road races, and more recently, trail races.
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| Dr. Yuhe Lu |
DDS

- ORTHODONTIST -

Dr. Yuhe Lu, DDS

Dr. Yuhe Lu is a board-certified orthodontist from American Board of Orthodontist. She had her dental training both from China and America. After receiving her Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Peking University in Beijing, China, she then went on to successfully achieved a Ph.D from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Master's Degree, and certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lu is a member of American Association of Orthodontics, American Board of Orthodontics, and Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. She is a mother of three young children. When she can find spare time, she likes to cook, go hiking and spend time with her family.
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| Dr. Mary Ann Garcia |
DDS

- GENERAL DENTIST -

Dr. Mary Ann Garcia, DDS

Dr. Garcia is originally from Taunton, Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stonehill College, and is a 1989 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. She is happy to be celebrating over 30 years as the owner of East Coast Dental Design. Dr. Garcia is a member of the American Dental Society (ADA), the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)and The American Academy of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). She is bilingual in English and Portuguese.
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| Dr. Allie Barbosa |
DMD

- GENERAL DENTIST -

Dr. Allie Barbosa, DMD

Dr. Barbosa is originally from Reading, MA and received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Boston University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. At Tufts, Dr. Barbosa was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Following graduation, Dr. Barbosa completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at the VA Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Barbosa is currently a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and American Dental Society. She also speaks conversational Spanish. In her free time, you can find Dr. Barbosa spending time with her husband and daughter and playing volleyball.
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| Dr. Sarah Guzman |
DMD

- GENERAL DENTIST -

Dr. Sarah Guzman, DMD

Dr. Guzman is originally from Lakeville, MA where she graduated as class valedictorian from Apponequet Regional High School. In 2011, she graduated from Providence College Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. She then attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine and received a full scholarship from the National Health Service Corps. In 2015, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and moved to Connecticut where she worked in community health for several years. Ultimately relocating back to Massachusetts with her husband and son, Dr. Guzman has now been a part of the ECDD team since 2020.
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| Dr. Elina Fooks |
DMD

- ENDODONTIST -

Dr. Elina Fooks, DMD

Dr. Fooks graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She continued her training at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and in 2003, she graduated from the Endodontics program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she now serves on the faculty as an assistant clinical professor. Dr. Fooks is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, and Massachusetts Association of Endodontists.
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| Dr. Kevin Quinn |
DMD

- PERIODONTIST -

Dr. Kevin Quinn, DMD

Dr. Kevin Quinn earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete a 3-year residency and holds a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Quinn specializes in all aspects of Periodontics and implant dentistry. He has been providing superior periodontal care for 15 years. Dr. Quinn is a member of the American Dental Association, MA Dental Society, the American Association of Periodontology, and the Southeastern District Dental Society. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and currently lives in Bristol, RI, and loves spending time with his young-adult children. He is an avid hiker and is currently working towards his goal of hiking all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers. Dr. Quinn also enjoys participating in various endurance events including triathlons, road races, and more recently, trail races.
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| Dr. Yuhe Lu |
DDS

- ORTHODONTIST -

Dr. Yuhe Lu, DDS

Dr. Yuhe Lu is a board-certified orthodontist from American Board of Orthodontist. She had her dental training both from China and America. After receiving her Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Peking University in Beijing, China, she then went on to successfully achieved a Ph.D from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Master's Degree, and certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lu is a member of American Association of Orthodontics, American Board of Orthodontics, and Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. She is a mother of three young children. When she can find spare time, she likes to cook, go hiking and spend time with her family.
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Hygienists

cheryl katz rdh

Cheryl Katz, RDH

Cheryl graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 1985, and has been with ECDD since 2004. She is from Berkley, and enjoys spending her time with her husband, two kids, and her Airedale Terrier, Fenway.

terry furtado rdh

Terry Furtado, RDH

 Terry graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 1995, and has been with ECDD since 2006. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese. Terry loves spending her free time traveling with her husband.

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Samantha Connell, RDH

Sam graduated as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Cod Community College in 2018, and a bachelor’s degree from Vermont Technical College in 2020. She has been in dentistry since 2012, having previously been a Certified Dental Assistant. Sam has been with ECDD since 2019, and enjoys spending time with animals and watching horror movies.

amy silvia rdh

Amy Silva, RDH

Amy graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 2010, and has been with ECDD since 2020. She is from Acushnet and enjoys weight lifting and spending time with her two sons.

janella stokinger rdh

Janella Stokinger, RDH

Janella graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 2014, and has been with ECDD since 2021. She has been in dentistry since 2004, having previously been a Dental Assistant and a Dental Office Manager. Janella is from East Templeton, and enjoys spending time wither her two children.

hanna bento rdh

Hanna Bento, RDH

Hanna graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Cod Community College in 2017. She has been with ECDD since 2018. Hanna enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son, and puppy Breno.

cheryl katz rdh

Cheryl Katz, RDH

Cheryl graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 1985, and has been with ECDD since 2004. She is from Berkley, and enjoys spending her time with her husband, two kids, and her Airedale Terrier, Fenway.

terry furtado rdh

Terry Furtado, RDH

 Terry graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 1995, and has been with ECDD since 2006. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese. Terry loves spending her free time traveling with her husband.

samantha connell rdh

Samantha Connell, RDH

Sam graduated as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Cod Community College in 2018, and a bachelor’s degree from Vermont Technical College in 2020. She has been in dentistry since 2012, having previously been a Certified Dental Assistant. Sam has been with ECDD since 2019, and enjoys spending time with animals and watching horror movies.

janella stokinger rdh

Janella Stokinger, RDH

Janella graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 2014, and has been with ECDD since 2021. She has been in dentistry since 2004, having previously been a Dental Assistant and a Dental Office Manager. Janella is from East Templeton, and enjoys spending time wither her two children.

hanna bento rdh

Hanna Bento, RDH

Hanna graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Cod Community College in 2017. She has been with ECDD since 2018. Hanna enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son, and puppy Breno.

amy silvia rdh

Amy Silva, RDH

Amy graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College in 2010, and has been with ECDD since 2020. She is from Acushnet and enjoys weight lifting and spending time with her two sons.

Dental Assistants

melissa frias da

Melissa Frias, DA

Melissa graduated from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School, and has been a Dental Assistant and Orthodontic Assistant with ECDD since 2015. She is from Taunton, and enjoys spending time with her family and with her Maltipoo, Enzo.

megan tangaro cda

Megan Tangaro, CDA

Megan graduated from Southeastern Technical Institute as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2012. She has been with ECDD since 2017. Megan is from Raynham, and spends her with free time with her children and rescues and cares for ducks.

kailey demoranville da

Kailey DeMoranville, DA

Kailey graduated from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School, and has been working as a Dental Assistant since 2019. She has been with ECDD since 2020. Kailey is from East Taunton, and enjoys spending time with her family and craft making.

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Ildarys Gonzalez, CDA

Ildarys graduated from South Eastern Technical Institute as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2020, and soon joined ECDD the same year. She is originally from Spanish Fork, Utah, but now lives in Franklin. In her free time, Ildarys enjoys trying new food and watching movies.

michele albanese da

Michele Albanese, DA

Michele graduated from Southeastern Technical Institute’s Dental Assisting program in 1999, and has been with ECDD since 2018. She is from Brockton, and enjoys going to the beach, camping, and playing with her dog Violet.

jillian monroe da

Jillian Munroe, DA

Jill graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in the Dental Assisting program in 2013, and has been with ECDD since 2020. She is from Taunton, and enjoys cooking with her son.

melissa frias da

Melissa Frias, DA

Melissa graduated from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School, and has been a Dental Assistant and Orthodontic Assistant with ECDD since 2015. She is from Taunton, and enjoys spending time with her family and with her Maltipoo, Enzo.

megan tangaro cda

Megan Tangaro, CDA

Megan graduated from Southeastern Technical Institute as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2012. She has been with ECDD since 2017. Megan is from Raynham, and spends her with free time with her children and rescues and cares for ducks.

kailey demoranville da

Kailey DeMoranville, DA

Kailey graduated from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School, and has been working as a Dental Assistant since 2019. She has been with ECDD since 2020. Kailey is from East Taunton, and enjoys spending time with her family and craft making.

ildarys gonzales cda

Ildarys Gonzalez, CDA

Ildarys graduated from South Eastern Technical Institute as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2020, and soon joined ECDD the same year. She is originally from Spanish Fork, Utah, but now lives in Franklin. In her free time, Ildarys enjoys trying new food and watching movies.

michele albanese da

Michele Albanese, DA

Michele graduated from Southeastern Technical Institute in the Dental Assisting program in 1999, and has been with ECDD since 2018. She is from Brockton, and enjoys going to the beach, camping, and playing with her dog Violet.

jillian monroe da

Jillian Munroe, DA

Jill graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in the Dental Assisting program in 2013, and has been with ECDD since 2020. She is from Taunton, and enjoys cooking with her son.

Laboratory Technicians

david medeiros cdt

David Medeiros, CDT

Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Lab Science from UMass Dartmouth in 1991, and with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wheaton College in 1993. He is Dr. Garcia’s husband, and has been with ECDD since 2002. He is from Falmouth, and enjoys going skiing and fishing with his family.

mathew fox da

Mathew Fox, DA

Mat graduated from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical school, and began working as a Dental Assistant in 2017. He joined ECDD in 2018, and has since trained to become a Laboratory Technician. Mat is from East Taunton, and enjoys traveling with his family.

david medeiros cdt

David Medeiros, CDT

Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Lab Science from UMass Dartmouth in 1991, and with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wheaton College in 1993. He is Dr. Garcia’s husband, and has been with ECDD since 2002. He is from Falmouth, and enjoys going skiing and fishing with his family.

mathew fox da

Mathew Fox, DA

Mat graduated from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical school, and began working as a Dental Assistant in 2017. He joined ECDD in 2018, and has since trained to become a Laboratory Technician. Mat is from East Taunton, and enjoys traveling with his family.

Front Desk Team

elza lott

Elza Lott

Elza has been with ECDD since 1998 as the office’s Scheduling Coordinator. In 2011 she was trained as a Dental Assistant and got her Radiology Certification at Boston University. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese. Elza is originally from Fremont, California, but now lives in Taunton, where she enjoys spending her free time camping with her family and friends.

ramey harding

Ramey Harding

Ramey got her certificate in Medical Billing and Coding at Salter School in 2008, and she soon joined ECDD that same year. She is from Lakeville, and enjoys vacationing with her friends and family.

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Sonia de Castilho

Sonia has been with ECDD since 2020, and has been a dental receptionist since 2015. She is originally from Água de Alto, São Miguel, Portugal, where she got her degree in science and childcare. She now lives in Taunton, where she enjoys cooking with her husband and daughter.

katharine garcia

Katharine Garcia

Katherine graduated from Bristol Community College with an associate degree in Health Sciences in 2018, and is working toward a degree in radiology. She has been with ECDD since 2021. Katherine is from Taunton, and enjoys hiking and reading.

elza lott

Elza Lott

Elza has been with ECDD since 1998 as the office’s Scheduling Coordinator. In 2011 she was trained as a Dental Assistant and got her Radiology Certification at Boston University. She is bilingual in English and Portuguese. Elza is originally from Fremont, California, but now lives in Taunton, where she enjoys spending her free time camping with her family and friends.

ramey harding

Ramey Harding

Ramey got her certificate in Medical Billing and Coding at Salter School in 2008, and she soon joined ECDD that same year. She is from Lakeville, and enjoys vacationing with her friends and family.

sonia de castilho

Sonia de Castilho

Sonia has been with ECDD since 2020, and has been a dental receptionist since 2015. She is originally from Água de Alto, São Miguel, Portugal, where she got her degree in science and childcare. She now lives in Taunton, where she enjoys cooking with her husband and daughter.

katharine garcia

Katharine Garcia

Katherine graduated from Bristol Community College with an associate degree in Health Sciences in 2018, and is working toward a degree in radiology. She has been with ECDD since 2021. Katherine is from Taunton, and enjoys hiking and reading.

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

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John Garcia

John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University. He is Dr. Garcia’s brother, and has been ECDD’s Practice Administrator since 1995. John enjoys traveling, skiing, cycling, and spending time with family and friends.

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