Needham

Our Needham location is our original office that opened in 1970 when Chestnut Dental was founded by Dr. Stephen Shusterman. We provided coordinated care between our pediatric dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontist, sleep apnea specialist, and adult dental specialists.

Contact Information

87 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: (781) 444-6650

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Needham Dental Office Tour

Our Needham office is proud to offer a warm, family-friendly environment that is open evenings and Saturdays and provides 24-hour emergency call coverage.

Meet Our Needham Dentists!

Jon Shusterman, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

Anne Hertzberg, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

Amy Regen, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

Keri Peterman, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

R. Frederick Lambert, DMD, MPH, MA
Pediatric Dentist

Laila Dantas, D.D.S.
Pediatric Dentist

Keri Discepolo, D.D.S.
Pediatric Dentist

Scott Harsfield, D.M.D.
Orthodontist

Adam Donnell, D.M.D., M.S.
Orthodontist

Benjamin Roth, D.M.D.
Orthodontist

Richard Strakus, D.M.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Martin Spielmann, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Alexander Becker, D.M.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Michael Miskelly, D.M.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Nicole Magier, D.M.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Sharon Jin, D.M.D., M.M.Sc.
Prosthodontist

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Jon Shusterman, D.M.D.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jon Shusterman is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his undergraduate education at The University of Rochester and was awarded his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He then received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Shusterman maintains a staff appointmentship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

His hobbies include skiing (snow & water) and is an avid exerciser with his enjoyment of running, swimming  and working out. When Dr. Shusterman is not working he enjoys spending time walking his dog and traveling to NH and Maine. He currently resides in Medfield with his wife Becky their three children and dog Rylie.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Shusterman in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Shusterman is honored to be selected.

Dr. Shusterman is a second-generation dentist at Chestnut Dental, having grown up working in our Needham office.

Anne Hertzberg, D.M.D.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Anne Hertzberg is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Colby College, ME, magna cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded her D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston. She received her training in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital/Harvard residency program where she was chief resident and was selected for the Farley and Von L. Meyer awards for pursuit of research interests. Her research investigated the association between gastric-esophageal acid reflux and the erosion of teeth. The research was published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition-Europe. Dr. Hertzberg was awarded the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has traveled to Mexico in 2008 and Chile in 2011 to do volunteer dental work.

She has been heavily involved in Combined Jewish Philanthropies and has traveled to Israel and Ukraine with this organization to help the Jewish community locally and internationally.

Dr. Hertzberg maintains a staff appointmentship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She sits on the executive Board of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and was a past president. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.

Dr. Hertzberg lives in Needham with her husband, step-son Max, son Luke, and daughter Vivian. During her free time she enjoys boot camp classes, traveling and reading.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Hertzberg in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Hertzberg is honored to be selected.

Dr. Hertzberg is a second-generation dentist at Chestnut Dental. 

Amy Regen, D.M.D.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Regen maintains a staff appointmentship at Boston Children’s Hospital /Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While in residency she conducted research in conjunction with the Progeria Research Foundation. Dr. Regen is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MAPD) and is currently an executive board member. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.

In her spare time Dr. Regen enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two sons – Ben and Danny. She has traveled to Israel to volunteer in a pediatric dental clinic.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Regen in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Regen is honored to be selected.

Keri Peterman, D.M.D.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Keri Peterman, a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, completed her undergraduate education at Boston College and graduated cum laude with a BS in Biology. She was awarded her D.M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she received the Auxiliary Merit Scholar Award and the Award for Senior Student Most Likely to Succeed in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Peterman’s post-doctoral training was completed at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Peterman served as chief resident during her second year. She also authored a research project on dental trauma alongside Dr. Howard Needleman.

Dr. Peterman is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Peterman enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, swimming, and biking, and she is a regular participant on the Pan Mass Challenge, a charitable bike-a-thon that raises funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Above all, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Peterman in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Peterman is honored to be selected.

R. Frederick Lambert, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. R. Frederick Lambert completed his undergraduate education at the College of William and Mary and then completed a Master of Arts in chemistry at Princeton University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He was awarded his D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. At Harvard, he was awarded the Dr. Norman B. Nesbett Award for excellence in clinical dentistry, the Lois K. Cohen Award for excellence in global health research and the Student Award of Merit from American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lambert was then awarded the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship allowing him to complete a Master of Public Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Lambert received his training in pediatric dentistry at the Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard residency program where he served as Chief Resident during his second year.

In his spare time Dr. Lambert enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and spending time with his dogs.

Laila Dantas, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Laila Dantas is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. She was awarded her D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she graduated with honors in Community Health for her work with the Homeless Health Initiative. Upon graduation, she completed a general practice residency at the Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard School of Dental Medicine. As a proud member of the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Dantas served in rural Maine for two years. It was here that she found her passion lay in treating children. Dr. Dantas pursued further training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Her academic interests include patients with special health care needs, dental public health and caries prevention.

Dr. Dantas loves to travel. She has participated in dental volunteer work in the US, India and Chile and hopes to continue to volunteer locally and internationally in the future. She enjoys baking, yoga and DIY projects. In her spare time, she can be found outdoors during all seasons, often hiking, biking, snow-shoeing and kayaking with her friends, family and her dog Remus.

Keri Discepolo, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Discepolo is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and was awarded her D.D.S. from New York University School of Dentistry. Dr. Discepolo received her training in pediatric dentistry at Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine and was awarded a Masters of Public Health from Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Dr. Discepolo a Clinical Associate Professor and Post Graduate Program Director at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Her interests include children with special needs, and oral health advocacy. She is also an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Discepolo enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, along with her Labrador retriever.

Scott Harsfield, D.M.D.

Orthodontist

Dr. Scott Harsfield grew up in Canton. He graduated cum laude from The University of Vermont with a degree in Biological Science in 1996. He then entered Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and was awarded his D.M.D. in May of 2000. Upon graduation, Dr. Harsfield completed a residency at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He then returned to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in June of 2004. Dr. Harsfield’s research, Squamous Cell Carcinoma Presenting as Endodontic and Periodontic Lesions, was published in The Journal of Periodontology in 2005. Since completing his orthodontic training, Dr. Harsfield has been an associate at practices on the south shore of Massachusetts and in Rhode Island.

Dr. Harsfield lives in Sharon with his wife, two sons and one daughter. He is an avid Boston sports fan and enjoys biking, skiing and spending time with his family on Cape Cod.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Harsfield in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues.  Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Harsfield is honored to be selected.

Adam Donnell, D.M.D., M.S.

Orthodontist 

Dr. Adam Donnell, a Board-Certified Orthodontist, was born and raised in Connecticut. He was awarded his D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Donnell served as president of his dental class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honors Society. Upon graduation, Dr. Donnell completed an orthodontic residency at the University of Michigan, where he was awarded a Master of Science in Orthodontics. Dr. Donnell is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and serves on boards for the American Association of Orthodontists at the state and national levels.

Dr. Donnell was the 2016 recipient of the Anthony Gianelly Award from the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, which recognizes one orthodontist each year for contributing to the field.

His academic interests include novel treatments for temporomandibular disorders. Dr. Donnell lives in Boston with his wife Zoe, their two daughters, and their dog Cody. In their free time they enjoy cheering for Boston sports teams, sailing on the Charles, and traveling to see friends and family.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Donnell in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Donnell is honored to be selected.

Benjamin Roth, D.M.D.

Orthodontist

Dr. Benjamin Roth, a Board-Certified Orthodontist, was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned his Doctorate at Temple University. He continued his post graduate studies at Albert Einstein Medical Center, completing a one-year General Practice Residency and a three-year specialty Orthodontic Residency. While earning his certificate in Orthodontics, Dr. Roth also completed his thesis at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Lancaster, Pennsylvania-gaining special insight into the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate.

Dr. Roth loves working with children and families, and developing smiles that can last a lifetime. 

In his free time, Dr. Roth enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and their rescue dog, Uno. He is an avid cook, and can often be found trying to duplicate his favorite restaurant dishes. Dr. Roth also enjoys running marathons and skiing. 

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Roth in their Top Dentists 2021 and 2020 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Roth is honored to be selected.

Richard Strakus, D.M.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Richard Strakus, a general dentist, completed his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts – Boston, majoring in biology. He received his D.M.D. summa cum laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and, after graduation, completed a two year General Practice Residency at the Brockton VA Hospital and Harvard Dental School.

Dr. Strakus lives in Newton with his wife, Ileana, and their two children, Alexandra and Christopher. He is very active in his church and enjoys outdoor activities.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Strakus in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Strakus is honored to be selected.

Martin Spielmann, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Martin Spielmann received his D.M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed his undergraduate education at the College of the Holy Cross. While in dental school, Dr. Spielmann was the recipient of the ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Award. His General Practice Residency was completed at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Spielmann attained fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Spielmann lives in Needham with his wife and 4 children. In his spare time he likes to hike the White Mountains, play tennis and travel.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Spielmann in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Spielmann is honored to be selected.

Alexander Becker, D.M.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Alex Becker completed his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Engineering Science, and received his D.M.D. from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Becker lives in Medfield with his wife Krista, their three children Henry, Newell and Louisa, and their dog Gus. In his spare time he enjoys trail running and going to the beach in South Dartmouth with his family.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Becker in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Becker is honored to be selected.

Michael Miskelly, D.M.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Michael Miskelly received his D.M.D. cum laude from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to dental school he received his B.B.A. degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While in dental school, Dr. Miskelly presented research at both the American Association of Dental Research (AADR) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) annual meetings.

Dr. Miskelly is active in pursuing continuing education, and is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society.

Dr. Miskelly grew up in Winchester and currently lives in Burlington with his wife Jennifer and their two children. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, cooking, reading, and running.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Miskelly in their Top Dentists 2021 issue. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Miskelly is honored to be selected.

Nicole Magier, D.M.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Nicole Magier received her D.M.D.  from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois and then completed a residency in Advanced Education of General Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She earned at Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Sciences from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Magier is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Magier grew up in Framingham and currently resides in Holliston with her husband, son and adorable Cockapoo. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as bicycling, cooking, baking, and DIY remodeling.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Magier in their Top Dentists 2021 issue. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Magier is honored to be selected.

Sharon Jin, D.M.D., M.M.Sc.

Prosthodontist

Dr. Sharon Jin completed both her D.M.D. and her Prosthodontic Fellowship at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Jin has been awarded the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics research grant for her work on dental ceramic materials, and the Joseph L. Henry award for excellence in clinical skills, research, and collegiality. She is a member of the American Dental AssociationMassachusetts Dental SocietyAmerican College of Prosthodontists, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Jin is a dental specialist who deals with cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular joint disorders, and full mouth rehabilitations. Prosthodontists are highly trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating many diverse and complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics.

Dr. Jin is also board certified in dental sleep medicine – the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with dental appliances. These appliances are a “mouth guard-like” device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway, as an alternative treatment to a Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) machine. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, and easy to care for.  Dental sleep medicine professionals are an integral part of a patient’s sleep medicine team.

Originally from China, Dr. Jin has also lived in Toronto, Canada, and upstate New York. She completed her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating magna cum laude with degrees in Anthropology and Biology.

Dr. Jin currently resides in Newton with her family and enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out with friends.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Jin in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Jin is honored to be selected.

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