Rosie Wagner, DDS
Dr. Katie-Rose "Rosie" Wagner grew up in a quiet town in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. She was introduced to dentistry from the very beginning. Her father is a dentist and her mother manages the dental office, so Dr. Wagner spent afternoons filing patient records and developing radiographs. She learned how important it was to communicate well with patients and create a reassuring, professional dental environment.
Dr. Rosie earned her Bachelor of Science degree at University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she graduated a semester early summa cum laude with a major in biology and a minor in music performance.
Dr. Wagner then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, representing the student body by serving on the admissions and curriculum committees.
She then continued her dental education by completing a general practice residency at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During her residency, Dr. Wagner obtained extensive experience treating patients from a variety of backgrounds and medical histories, including patients with special needs. She performed oral rehabilitation cases in the operating room, completed rotations in oral surgery, general anesthesia, and temporomandibular disorders, served as on-call dentist for Tufts Medical Center, and maintained her own group of comprehensive care patients.
Dr. Wagner worked as an associate dentist at a pediatric dental office before building her own practice. She wished to create an environment that emphasized her unique approach to treatment and patient care. Dr. Rosie prides herself on maintaining an approachable, educational, and reassuring demeanor for all kinds of patients, especially those struggling with fear of the dentist or with worries about being judged for their teeth.
Dr. Wagner also holds hospital privileges at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton, Mass. In the operating room, patients are placed under general anesthesia and Dr. Wagner can restore their entire mouth in one visit. This service is available to children and patients with special needs who are not able to receive dental care in the traditional dental setting.
In her free time, Dr. Wagner plays piano, sings, records audiobooks in the public domain for free distribution, and enjoys contra dancing, board games, and local festivals. She lives with her husband Will and their two cats, Ion and Squez.
Dr. Wagner and her parents
Kelli has many years of administrative experience in a variety of different facets. She highly values possessing the necessary skills that make office management successful, while striving for a pleasant and comfortable professional approach. Kelli is likely the first voice you've heard on the phone and the first face you'll see in the office! She is particularly skilled in insurance management for the many dental plans accepted at Smiles By Rosie.
Kelli's primary professional background lies in classical music. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and her Master of Music degree from Boston University. Kelli has performed professionally at various venues throughout the world.
Pam Fernandez, RDA
Pam comes from a dental family; her mother and aunt are both dentists and she has always been fascinated with teeth and oral health. Pam is certified in dental radiology and obtained her dental assistant certification from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine's assisting program. Pam loves bringing a personal approach to all dental appointments, from showing children toothbrushing techniques to talking someone through a new dental procedure. She hopes to remain in the dental field and looks forward to applying to dental school in the future.
Afsoun Bahrami, RDH, LMT
Dental Hygienist and Licensed Massage Therapist
Afsoun graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in biology before pursuing her dental hygiene degree at the prestigious Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. She believes in connecting with her patients from a place of compassion and caring and brings a nurturing, warm approach to the dental setting. She has worked in many different settings as a dental hygienist and recently went back to school to learn about the art of massage and body work. Afsoun is continuing her massage education by studying to be an orthopedic massage therapist in hope to help patients suffering from temporomandibular disorders (TMD). At your next cleaning with Afsoun, ask her for a 5-minute chair massage!
Angela began her interest in medicine by studying medical assisting and gaining clinical experience in a spine clinic. Realizing her love for patient interaction and clinical variety, Angela turned to dental assisting. She particularly enjoys working with children and has a great talent for helping to relax patients who might be anxious about their appointments. Hailing from Florida, Angela has now settled in the Boston area with her fiance, two young children, and their dog Neno. If you were one of Dr. Keohan's patients, you've probably heard her on the phone when she called to introduce our office!
Erika Goodale, RDH
Erika wanted to be a dental hygienist since she was 8 years old. She loved going to the dentist and particularly appreciated how friendly all the hygienists were. Erika enrolled in the prestigious Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene through the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. She completed rotations at the Cedar Clinic for mental health through Brigham and Womens hospital as well as Franciscan Children's Hospital, a dental clinic for children with special needs. Erika's senior project, "In Control And On A Roll", focused on reducing anxiety for dental patients. She particularly enjoys working with patients who are fearful of going to the dentist as well as children and adults with special needs. In her free time, Erika enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her Boston terrier Rizzo.
Ashley Parr, RDH
Ashley hails from North Reading and obtained her hygiene degree from Middlesex Community College. While in the program, she spent time doing service learning at the Tewksbury Hospital and the Sunny Acres nursing home. She particularly enjoys working with elderly patients and those with complex medical histories. Ashley finds dental hygiene to be the perfect balance between forming great patient relationships and seeing direct clinical benefits from periodontal treatment. In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking at the Breakheart Reservation and spending time with her fiance Nick and their dog Ezio.