Dental Staff

Our staff is what sets us apart from other dental practices and makes offering the highest quality patient care possible! Check out our staff profiles below to learn more about our incredible team. 

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.

Breana, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

Breana graduated from Tri County RVTHS dental assistant program in 2016. She joined Dr. DeMello's practice as a Licensed Dental Assistant in September of 2018 and completed her certification exams in 2020 to earn her title as Certified Dental Assistant.

She loves spending time with her family and 2 cats, Ozzy and Mac. She has recently found enjoyment in traveling with her soon to be husband, David.

Miche, DA

Dental Assistant

Miche has been working with Dr. DeMello for the past 18 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.

Devi, 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. 

Carol, 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 South Shore, 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!

May, RDH

Dental Hygienist

May is the newest staff member, taking over after our dear hygienist Terri's much deserved retirement! She moved to Massachusetts from California where she started her career as a Certified Dental Assistant before completing a Bachelors in Science of Dental Hygiene at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, where she graduated with high honors. 

May enjoys meditation and swimming. She loves spending time with her daughter. She also volunteers her time at several dental clinics. 


Office Manager

Caroline joined the team in June of 2021 as Front Desk Coordinator and has worked her way up to Office Manager in two short years! She has 9+ years of patient care coordination experience and truly enjoys interacting with patients. 

She lives in Franklin with her husband, Justin, and rescue dog, Roscoe. She enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, spending time with family and traveling all over the country to see lifelong friends!


Office Administrator

Eleni is the newest member of our front desk team, joining us in May of 2023. She previously worked as a Medical Assistant at an ENT practice where she learned she enjoyed the front office role. Eleni has an infectious laugh that you are sure to hear in our office. 

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and photography. She has recently been planning her wedding in 2024, in Greece!


Office Administrator

Kristin joined our team in October of 2022 after working at Beth Israel in Boston for many years. She decided to come back to her roots in dentistry, after having spent the majority of her career in private dental offices. 

Kristin lives in Walpole with her husband of 25 years and her two adult children. She enjoys quality time with her kids and never turns down an opportunity to shop!