Harte Dental

Meet the Team at Harte Dental

Welcome to our office! Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you and helping your family have the healthy and beautiful smiles that you deserve.

Dr. David Harte

Dr. David B. Harte was raised in Milton, is active in community organizations and graduated from Milton High School in 1971. He is active in Boy Scouts of America, having received the Eagle Award, served as an Assistant Scoutmaster, and presently serves as a merit badge counselor.

He graduated from Tufts University, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, in 1975 prior to entering Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine.

Upon his graduation in 1978 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, he set up practice in the present location.

He has published articles in national and international journals, as well as made several presentations at national and international meetings, specifically on the topic of Lost and Missing Children. He has presented frequently at Yankee Dental Congress and the ADA Annual Meeting. He was selected as the New England Clinician of the Year for 2018 by the Yankee Dental Congress, for his tireless efforts with the Comprehensive CHIP (Child Identification Program).Father of 3, he enjoys piano, gardening and fishing.

Dr. Kimberly Harte

Dr. Kimberly A. Harte is a 5th generation townie of Milton, graduated from Milton High School, and loves to be working in her home town. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in General Biology with a Minor in Art. After coming back to Boston, she graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. While at Tufts, she was selected to be a teaching assistant in Operative and Prosthodontics helping her fellow students in the undergraduate clinic. Kimberly has always loved teaching and annually welcomes dental students as well as dental assisting students to shadow while she works.

Kimberly enjoys being active in her community and continuously learning. Boston Magazine awarded Dr. Kimberly one of Boston’s Top Dentists for 2018 and 2019. Harte Dental was chosen by the Milton Times as Best Dental Practice 2017-2019, and the Milton Scene voted our office Best Children’s Dentist in 2018 and Best Adult’s Dentist in 2019. She is the current president of the Milton Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and South Shore Dental Society. Kimberly loves esthetic work and is a certified Invisalign provider. She continues her education with various courses and meets with dental colleagues monthly as part of the Seattle Study Club.

Having always had a passion for art and a love of science, she incorporates these qualities into providing an excellent standard of care. She is a caring and empathetic person, so it is of the utmost importance to her to create a comfortable and trusting relationship with each patient, so that together as a team individual oral health aspirations can be achieved. As a dental provider and artist, she takes great pride in her work and always strives to accommodate her patients to ensure that they feel relaxed and happy.

During her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants with family and friends and endless DIY art projects. She has always had a love for music especially singing.  You might even hear her sing a tune at your next appointment!

Dr. Jieun Cha

Dr. Jieun Cha was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. For her undergraduate, she spent time in Charleston, South Carolina. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine with honors from the University of Debrecen in Hungary. Afterward, she attended Boston University and completed the Advanced Standing program at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dentistry.

Dr. Jieun believes in the importance of a healthy smile and offers comprehensive treatments that are catered to her patients’ individual needs. Having already completed courses in dental photography and smile design software, Jieun continues to keep up with the latest technologies in dentistry to benefit her patients.  She also works with her patients to overcome any personal obstacles standing in the way of high-quality dental care. 

Dr. Jieun enjoys being involved in the American Dental Association as an active member and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Her family currently resides in South Korea, so she is comfortable communicating with patients in English and Korean.  

During her downtime she is an avid traveler, her favorite place she has visited is the gorgeous Nice, France. She also enjoys hiking, trying different restaurants, the Townshend being her favorite, and attending exciting music shows that her partner Evan coordinates around the Boston area. 

Dr. Joshua Dobbins

Dr. Josh Dobbins is a native of southern New Hampshire. He graduated from The University of Connecticut Honors Program, earning a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Afterwards, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.


Eager to gain additional experience, Dr. Josh completed a General Practice Residency at The University of Vermont Medical Center. During his residency, he thrived while working the shared trauma call for the hospital and is comfortable in managing dental emergencies and providing care for medically complex patients. While at UVM, he also trained closely with several specialists to broaden his scope of practice, including root canals and extractions.


As an engineer by training, Dr. Josh enjoys problem solving and innovation. Dentistry allows Josh to do this every day, be it treatment planning a complex case or investigating new technologies to improve the overall patient experience. He is a certified Invisalign provider and looks forward to exploring more of what digital dentistry has to offer.


Dr. Josh understands that seeking dental care can provoke anxiety for many patients. His goal is to provide patients with a comforting and calming environment to help alleviate any stress patients may experience while seeking dental care. As an Eagle Scout, he maintains a high ethical standard and is committed to always doing what is in the best interest of his patients.


As an avid Bruins fan, Dr. Josh enjoys living in Southie with his fiancée Jenna. He loves spending time outdoors, playing ice hockey and golfing. He and Jenna are excited to be getting married in May of 2020.

Hygiene

Hygiene team (from left to right): Laura, Julyana, Erynn

Laura has been a dental hygienist with the Harte Dental team for over ten years. She grew up in Quincy and Weymouth, MA. She completed her dental hygiene training at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. She enjoys working together with her colleagues to help patients feel comfortable and improve their oral health. She is wonderful with patients of all ages, from children and babies who are just coming for their first dental visit to patients who are elderly and have seen her for many years. She lives in Quincy with her husband Greg and their three children. She is an avid runner and likes running on the beach, but also spends plenty of time running around with her children to piano, dance, and whatever other activities they might have planned!

Julyana is a thorough and kind dental hygienist who is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Dental Hygiene program and worked throughout the Boston area before joining the Harte Dental team. She knows patients often come with negative feelings or experiences toward dentistry, and loves changing their minds and helping them feel at home! She enjoys spending time with her mom and stepdad, listening to music, and trying new foods both in restaurants and in her own kitchen. She is a big fan of Asian cuisine and is currently trying to learn Japanese. Julyana is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Erynn is a dental hygienist who enjoys helping her patients feel proud of her smiles. A native of Braintree, MA, she is a graduate of Assumption College and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Dental Hygiene program. She loves connecting with patients and making them feel at ease, especially for patients who may be nervous. She works well with patients of all ages. Outside of work, she is a two-time Boston Marathon finisher, including the downpour race of 2018! She also runs shorter races throughout the year, and likes to fuel her running by trying new restaurants. She also enjoys going to the beach, exploring wineries and breweries, and spending time with her family, including her siblings, parents, and her new nephew.

 

Assistants

Assistant team (from left to right): Alma, Wendy, Danielle, Michaela

Alma has over fifteen years of experience as a dental assistant. She is originally from Tirana, Albania and completed her training at the Boston Career Institute in Brookline, MA. She especially enjoys major and complex procedures; the more parts, tools, and supplies she has to organize, the better! She has a passion for maintaining clean, orderly spaces and helps keep our treatment rooms spotlessly tidy for our patients. Alma lives in Quincy, MA with her husband Agim and their two daughters Tea and Enxhi. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, going for walks at Castle Island, and dancing.

Wendy joins us from Hough’s Neck in Quincy, MA. She is both a caring dental assistant and a thorough front desk administrator. She completed her dental assisting training at Massasoit Community College and is skilled at both helping the doctors work with patients clinically and at helping manage our patients’ and clinicians’ busy schedules. Wendy lives with her husband Mark, her two stepsons and granddaughter, as well as their golden retriever. She wows our team regularly with her delicious baking, and makes our space beautiful with flowers from her garden. She also enjoys crafting, reading, and fishing, although she’s particular about the fish she’ll eat!

Michaela is a bubbly and kind dental assistant from Plymouth, MA, where she grew up with her parents, sister Brianne, and twin brother Michael. She graduated from Massasoit Community College’s dental assisting program and loves to connect with patients and help them feel comfortable. Her beverage of choice is a Starbucks quadruple(!) shot espresso over ice, and she has the energy to show for it! She and her boyfriend Brendan love spending time with their furry friends, including two cats, a bunny, and a fish. She enjoys vegan cooking, hiking, biking, and gardening in her spare time.

Danielle is a friendly and gentle dental assistant from Quincy, MA. She grew up going to Catholic schools in the area and completed her dental assisting training at Massasoit Community College. Danielle is a definite people person who loves having conversations with our patients and helping them feel comfortable from their first visit to every time they come back. She married her high school sweetheart Derek after dating for 10 years and they live together in Abington with their mini Aussie dog Bo and their baby boy, born in October 2018! Outside of work, Danielle loves good food and is a homebody who loves spending time with her mom and friends.

 

Administrators

Administrative Team (from left to right): Barbara, Mariana, Gail, Wendy, Meghan, Faith

Barbara heads our administrative team and as Dr. David’s wife and Dr. Kimberly’s mother, makes our office a true family practice! She was born and raised here in Milton, MA, and completed both undergraduate and graduate nursing training at Boston College. After working for several years as an oncology nurse at Tufts, she took a break to raise her children and initially returned to work with Dr. Dave on “special projects.” 27 years later, she’s still at Harte Dental and we couldn’t imagine life without her! She lives in Milton with Dr. Dave and their dog Buddy and cat Joey. She enjoys walking, reading, and sewing, and is also an excellent cook who always has the freshest ingredients thanks to Dr. Dave’s garden!

Mariana has been all over the world, but we’re glad she’s landed at Harte Dental! She was born in Oklahoma but grew up in Texas, Korea, Guam, and Italy with her military family. Before college, she had never lived in one place for longer than four years! She completed her Bachelor’s in psychology from Liberty University and stayed to complete her Master’s in Human Services. She enjoys connecting with our patients and helping them feel a part of the Harte Dental family. When she isn’t bringing her bright personality and social media savvy to the office, you can find her running, working out, hitting up her local Trader Joe’s for the latest yummy foods, or sipping on a latte or cappuccino.

Gail is a native of Randolph, MA, where she went to Randolph High School. She has been with the Harte Dental Team for over 20 years! She genuinely enjoys spending time with both patients and coworkers, and it shows in her sweet demeanor and friendly smile. She and her husband Paul live in Abington, MA and have been married for 53(!) years. She loves to spend time with her family, including her two daughters and four grandchildren.

Meghan is a native of the North Shore and an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Patriots! She received her Bachelor’s in Marketing and Communications from Suffolk University. Her journey to the Harte Dental team has included work in real estate and finance, as well as time living in Spain and Brazil. Her expertise in scheduling allows us to maximize each room and hour to better serve our patients, and her dental insurance know-how has helped many of our patients get the most out of their benefits. She also brings her passion and creativity for marketing and communication to helping get the word out about all the services we offer. Meghan lives with her husband Jay and their sons Max and Jake in Stoughton, MA, and enjoys skiing, sailing, and being a soccer mom.

Faith brings to the Harte Dental team over fifteen years of experience in dental administration ranging in everything from assisting chairside to office management. Faith’s impeccable organizational skills help to ensure a high quality overall patient experience and enable our patients to reach their oral health goals. Outside of work, Faith has a passion for organization as well, and is an expert personal styler--she easily wins the Best Dressed award for our team! She also enjoys traveling and reading, and currently resides in Dorchester, MA.

A healthy smile is just a click away.
Dylan F.

“Harte Dental has a great family atmosphere with warm and welcoming people. I feel like I’ve always received honest advice, and have never had a complaint with any work I’ve had done. As long as I am living around Boston, I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dentistry!” 

 

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