Dental Staff

All professionals at Mary C. DeMello, DMD, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Mary C. DeMello, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Mary C. DeMello graduated with a B.S. in Biology from St. Anselm College and is a 1986 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). She completed a general practice residency program at Tufts New England Medical Center in 1987 and remained on staff with the program until 1993.

Dr. DeMello has been involved in organized dentistry at both the state and local levels since entering the profession. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and has chaired the Committee on Dental Practice in Massachusetts for 16 years for the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). Following that position, she chaired the Standing Committee on Legislation and Government Affairs for 4 years. Starting in June 2021, she will become the Region 4 Trustee for the MDS, serving a 2 year term, representing the districts of Metropolitan and Middlesex. For her regional dental meeting, the Yankee Dental Congress, Dr. DeMello has participated, at various times, on the scientific, exhibits, general arrangements and hospitality committees for over 25 years. In recognition of her efforts, she was awarded the Armen Nalband Award for Volunteerism in 2012, by the MDS and the Robert L. Burke Award in 2016, by the Metropolitan District Dental Society. To continue to expand her dental knowledge and skills, Dr. DeMello is a member of the Central New England Dental Research Group and Spear Study Club.

Dr. DeMello is an active alum at St. Anselm Collge and TUSDM. She is presently Annual Fund Co-Chair for the Capital Campaign and Co-Chair of the Dental M Club at Tufts.

Dr. DeMello lives in Medfield and has two grown children, Nikki and Zac. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking (just about any outdoor activity), going to the theatre and travel.

Dr. Dayana Escobar, DDS, MMSC


Dr. Escobar received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1999 and New York University College of Dentistry in 2012 and she completed her AGE Prosthodontic & Masters in Medical Sciences in 2015 at Harvard Dental School of Medicine.

Dr. Escobar was awarded with the Honor Clinical-Aesthetic Dentisty at New York University College of Dentistry, New York and Nila and Joshi Award for Fixed Prosthodontics Outstanding Achievement, New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation in May 2012. She was one of the first students involved on the first surgical implant course in her prosthodontist residency at Harvard under Dr. Schnitman mentoship in 2012-2015.

Dr. Escobar mainly focuses on restorative dentistry, crowns, bridges, dentures, full mouth rehabilitations, dental implants, esthetic and digital dentistry.

Currently Dr. Escobar is lecturing on Department-Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences of Implants at Harvard Dental School of Medicine.

She lives in Westwood and has one child, Pablo. When she is not practicing Dr. Escobar enjoys time with her son and her husband, church activities and traveling.

Dr. Sarah Shih, DDS, MS, DMSc


Dr. Shih received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1987. She earned her Certificate in Periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry in Waco, Texas. She graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Medical Sciences Degree in Oral Biology in 1997.

Dr. Shih has clinical experience in a wide range of services including non-surgical therapy, implant placement, crown lengthening, connective tissue grafts, ridge augmentation and biopsy procedures. 

In 2015, Dr. Shih received the American Academy of Periodontology Educator award at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She joined the staff at Dr. DeMello's office in 2015.

Dr. Meredith Bailey, DMD

General Dentist

We are excited to announce the newest Associate Dentist joining our team. Dr. Bailey graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2006. She then completed a general practice residency program at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Her work experiences include a community health center, a private practice, as well as Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, as a clinical instructor and group practice leader. She has been involved in organized dentistry since graduating and is currently the President of the Mass Dental Society.

In her free time, Dr. Bailey enjoys skiing, running on the esplanade and volunteering for the dental profession.

Miche Similien, DA

Dental Assistant

Miche has been working with Dr. DeMello for the past 15 years. She graduated from Quincy College with a degree in Dental Assisting in 2000. Prior to that Miche was working in the medical field as a CNA. She is married with three children and lives in Stoughton. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies and attending plays.

Breana Goulette, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Breana graduated from Tri County RVTHS in 2016 where she attended their dental assistant program. She is a licensed dental assistant and joined Dr. DeMello's practice in September of 2018. Breana became a certified dental assistant in 2020.

She loves spending time with her family and 2 cats, enjoys drawing and watching Patriot's and Red Sox games with her fiance David.

Devi Mayer, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Devi is from the country of Nepal, home of Katmandu and 8 of the 10 worlds highest mountains (including Mt. Everest). She came to America with her husband in 1995 and was soon an American citizen.

Devi graduated from the Massasoit Community College Dental Assistant program in 1999. She is DANB (the Dental Assisting National Board) certified for chair side assistant and radiology. She also holds a license as a Registered Nurse. She has worked with Dr. DeMello in varying capacities since her graduation from Massasoit, and began to assist Dr. Sarah Shih as well in January 2015. She loves to visit different places with her husband Will, daughter Emma and son James. Her hobbies are gardening, hiking, cooking, dancing and going to the gym. 

Terri Mee, RDH

Dental Hygenist

Terri began her career in dentistry 40 years ago as a certified dental assistant with a degree from Mt. Ida College. Shortly after she graduated from Middlesex Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been with our practice for over 12 years providing quality dental care and education for a healthy mouth.

When not working, Terri enjoys playing softball on a summer league, cooking and entertaining family and friends. She has been married for 33 years to Jack and they have raised 4 boys in Medway. They were just blessed with their first granddaughter, Malina!

She is an active member of the Medway Lions and you can find Terri volunteering around town for several organizations such as Medway family day and Relay for Life

Carol Eccelston, RDH

Dental Hygienist

For two-thirds of her life Carol has been providing quality dental care for her patients. After graduating from Mt. Ida College with a degree in Dental Assisting, she went on to receive a degree in Dental Hygiene from Cape Cod Community College. She doesn't see her patients as people coming in for an appointment but as friends coming for a visit.

She has 2 adult children, a daughter and a son, and enjoys spending time with them doing all things nautical. Living on the Southcoast, she can be found driving to area beaches to get that perfect sunset picture. Photography is her passion as she sees the beauty in all things.

Her many hobbies include knitting, sewing and restoring furniture. She makes and sells rosary wrap bracelets and has an Etsy shop with over 300 sales in 40 states!

Elaine Shea

Office Manager

Elaine joined our front desk team in July of 2018. She brings 15 plus years prior experience in patient care coordination to our practice. She became Office Manager in January of 2021 with big shoes to fill after Annie Domeshek retired. She graduated from Bentley College with a BS in Marketing (long before it became a university!)

Originally from North Carolina, she moved to MA in 1983 and later graduated from Westwood HS where she met her husband Rob. They have been married for 29 years and have lived in Medfield for 22 years where they have raised four children. She enjoys reading, cooking, fitness and spending time with her family.

Caroline Scherer

Assistant Office Manager

Caroline joined the team in June of 2021 after Kathy Dengos announced her well deserved retirement. She has 7+ years of patient care coordination experience and truly enjoys interacting with patients. She lives in Franklin with her fiance, Justin, and rescue dog, Roscoe.

She enjoys hiking with her dog, gardening, reading, spending time with family and traveling to see lifelong friends all over the country!

Jennifer Lawson

Office Administrator

In 2020, Jen joined the team at Dr. DeMello's office. She has worked in the insurance industry for 18 years as a financial consultant. Following that experience she worked as a sales rep selling home decor. Most recently Jen enjoyed a hobby/job working with children and teaching the skill of machine sewing. She graduated with a BS degree in finance from UMass Amherst. 

Jen lives in Medfield with her husband Brad and they have four children. Her hobbies include sewing, hiking with her dog, yoga and spending time together with her family and her mom.