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Andrew Budz, DDS
Clinical Director Pittsfield
Dr. Budz graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC in 1986. He serves as the dentist for the Berkshire County House of Correction, as well as maintains a private practice. Dr. Budz resides in the Berkshires with his wife Sue and three children along with their two black Labrador Retrievers.
 
Marie Walsh, DMD
Clinical Director North Adams

Dr, Walsh received her degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982. Post graduation entered a private practice in New York and in 1988 and currently is a partner in a private practice in New York. She currently is also a Emblem Health staff dentist in general dentistry and teaching residents.

 
 
John W. Brazill, DMD
I was born in Pittsfield and graduated from Union College with a BS in Biology and from Tufts University - School of Dental Medicine in 1991.  I completed a General Practice Residency at Berkshire Medical Center in 1992 and purchased a dental practice in Pittsfield in 1992.

Deborah S. Kovitz, DDS

Dr. Kovitz graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 1983. She then went on to a private practice in Manhattan, NY where she lived and worked for many years. In 2013, she moved to the Berkshires and joined Hillcrest Dental Care. Living here supports the healthy lifestyle that she wants for her patients and herself. She is interested in health and well-being and has extensive course work in this area. She looks forward to supporting patients in creating and maintaining a healthy mouth and a radiant smile.

 
 
Mahek Mehta, DMD
Dr. Mehta earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2014. He worked in Corporate Dentistry as a Managing Clinical Director prior to joining the team at Hillcrest Dental Care. He is a member of the ADA, American Dental Association.
Rajesh Kaswala, DMD
Dr. Kaswala earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ in 2014. His background also includes a Masters in Health Care Management and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He has more than six years of clinical experience in general dentistry, having worked as a dentist for a non-profit organization in New Jersey before joining the team at Hillcrest Dental Care. Dr. Kaswala also serves in the United States Army Reserves. He is proud to be a member of the AGD, Academy of General Dentistry, and the ADA, American Dental Association. He would like to use his clinical knowledge and experience to provide high quality dental care to patients of all age groups in the area.
 
 
   
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Kim,
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim has been a practicing registered dental hygienist for 15 years, graduating from Hudson Valley Community College in 1995 and has been a part of the Hillcrest Dental team for the past 10 years. Kim applies all aspects of dental hygiene to her patients and enjoys treating patients of all ages, but specializes in special-needs patients and children. Kim has served in Boston as a member of the Dental Hygiene Board of Delegates and is a member of the Berkshire Dental Hygiene Association.

Dawn,
Registered Dental Hygienist
Dawn graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1997. She grew up and lives in Berkshire County. She enjoys making a positive impact in Oral Health in my community by working for Hillcrest Dental Care.
Kayla,
Registered Dental Hygienist
I grew up in Stamford, VT and went to Drury High School, where I gained an interest for improving oral health through a hygiene internship. I attended Vermont Technical College in Williston, VT where I earned my degree in Dental Hygiene. Improving an individuals smile is why I chose the career that I am in today.
 
Jane,
Registered Dental Hygienist
Having been a life-long resident of the Berkshires, she chose to attend Springfield Technical Community College earning an Associates in Science in Dental Hygiene in 1983. She is currently a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and the Berkshire District Dental Hygienist Association. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, walking sewing, knitting, cooking and spending time with her husband and two Chihuahuas Ruby and Shasta.
Emily,
Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 2012 with her Associates in Dental Hygiene. Emily has been working in our North Adams office since 2013.

Kathleen,
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathleen has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1993. She has worked in private practice settings and has also worked with Community Dental Health Programs. Kathleen brings many years of experience to our practice.
 
Paula,
Registered Dental Hygienist
Paula graduated from the University of New England in 2001 with her Associates in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in the field since graduation and loves it. Paula continues to grow herself within the Hygiene profession. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her dog and spending time with her family and friends.
 
   
 
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Kimberly,
Certified Dental Assistant
Kim is a recent graduate of the McCann Vocational School where she received her dental assisting certification. While at McCann Kim represented the school and Massachusetts in the 2011 National level Skills USA competition where she competed against other students from around the country. She placed 1st in the nation for the college/post-secondary division. Kim is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Health Science from Berkshire Community College.
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Jane,
Dental Assistant
Jane was born and raised in Berkshire County.  She has been a Dental Assistant for over 15 years, with the last 2 at Hillcrest Dental. Jane has two children Nicholas and Charles.
Cashea,
Certified Dental Assistant
From Pittsfield, MA, she is a graduate of McCann Technical School in 2013 with the dental assisting program. She attended both Pittsfield High School and Taconic High School. She intends to further her professional career to become a Registered Dental Hygienist in the next few years.
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Jodi,
Certified Dental Assistant
Jodi graduated from the dental assistant program at McCann Tech in June 2010. While at McCann she participated in the Skills USA Competition and won first place at the regional level. Jodi is a DANB Certified Assistant and a member of the ADAA. Since graduating McCann she has remained involved in the school as a member of the Advisory Board for the Dental Assisting program.
Linda,
Certified Dental Assistant
Linda was born and raised in North Adams and worked at Sprague Electric for 15 years. I am a certified preschool teacher and worked at Berkshire County Head Start for 12 years. I graduated from McCann Dental Assisting post graduate course in 2013 and am a certified dental assistant.  When not working I enjoy family time, walking my dog and sewing.
Becky,
Dental Assistant
A native of Williamstown/North Adams growing up being the oldest with 2 sisters and 1 brother. I have 3 amazing children, my oldest being my son Mathew and 2 daughters, Samantha and Brooke. I graduated high school from McCann Tech in which I was a cheerleader and played softball. After graduating I attended post grad in dental assisting and have been in the dental field for 25 years now.  I enjoy my profession and love being around people. My hobbies outside of work are: volunteering, spending time with my children & family, rollerblading, and shopping with my girls. I love sports and am a big Patriots and Red Sox fan.
 
Danielle,
Certified Dental Assistant
Danielle was a former employee of NARH, but when the hospital closed, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a Dental Assistant graduating from McCann Technical Vocational in 2015. She has one child who is her world. She loves taking her son to the parks, shopping, and playing outdoors. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
Michelle,
Certified Dental Assistant
After graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at McCann Vocational Technical School in 2014, she worked for two years in a private dental office in Pittsfield. During that time she used her knowledge and practical skills or oral hygiene and restoration to educated those in local and global communities through volunteer work. From an oral health seminar at the Pittsfield Senior Center to providing routine dental hygiene to families in several rural villages of Honduras. Michelle is enthusiastic about sharing a healthy smile to patients of all ages. Improved smiles equals improved lives.
Amanda,
Certified Dental Assistant
Amanda was born and raised in Berkshire County. She graduated from McCann Technical Vocational School in 2008 with her certificate in Dental Assisting. Amanda plans to pursue and Education in Dental Hygiene in the future. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Darren and their two children Hunter and Hadley.

 

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Christina,
Certified Dental Assistant
Is a graduate of McCann Technical Vocational School where she earned her Dental Assisting Certificate in June 2016.

Katielynn,
Certified Dental Assistant
A 2013 graduate from the McCann Technical Dental Assisting Program, Katielyn has worked as a dental assistant for the past three years. She'll be graduating from the Lincoln College of New England Dental Hygiene Program in 2017. In her spare time Katielynn enjoys spending time outside, traveling, fitness and spending time with family and friends.

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Marissa,
Certified Dental Assistant
A lifelong Berkshire County resident, Marissa studied and earned her dental assistant’s certification from McCann Vocational Technical School. Marissa’s striving toward completing her degree in Health Sciences to better benefit herself and her patients. Marissa is an up-and-coming personality who is quickly gaining notoriety amongst her patients and peers.
 

Lyn Gallagher,
Certified Dental Assistant
Business Office
Lyn graduated from McCann Technical Dental Assisting program in 2002. She is certified in Radiology and Health Care Provider CPR. She has worked as a Certified Dental Assistant for the last 14 years. She is married with two children and has lived in Berkshire County her entire life. She has a lot of pets including ducks, chickens, rabbits and a dog.
Kelley Tresnak,
Assistant Office Manager
Kelley began her career in Dentistry in 1996 as a Dental Assistant and has worked her way up from Dental Assistant, to an Oral Surgeons Assistant to a Hygiene Coordinator to roles in Management. Kelley worked as a Receptionist for Hillcrest Dental Care from 2001-2003. She grew up in Granville but left at 19 to travel with her husband who was in the Army. Kelley moved back to the area to be closer to her family. She enjoys reading, cooking, nature, hiking and music and spending time with her 17 year old Chihuahua, Rocky Blue. She also enjoys being involved with Autism Awareness and the Arthritis Foundation.
Kristen M. Elcox,
Human Resource Manager
Kristen is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of Hillcrest Dental Care's Human Respurces programs and policies. She has over 20 years of progressive experience in the HR field. Prior to being promoted to the HR Manager for HDC, Kristen was the Employment Manager for our affiliate, Hillcrest Educational Centers, for 6 years.
Kristen serves on the Board of Directors for her children’s after school program, Chatham Kids’ Club, and is an active member of her community and the school's PTA. She is also a member of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce class of 2004 Leadership program.
B.S. Business Administration, Pace University.
 
Ciara Santiago,
Front Desk Coordinator
Ciara came to the Berkshires from New York City in 2016, and is thrilled to have joined the Hillcrest Dental team. Ciara loves to travel and has a passion for music. In fact, she began playing violin when she was 12 and the viola when she was 13, and attended Julliard for 2.5 years.
   
 
   
 
 
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Tricia Hunt,
Director Of Dental Operations

Tricia Hunt joined Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. as the Operations Director in December 2007. She manages both of the dental clinics for Hillcrest.  The primary office which is located in Pittsfield MA and the satellite location which opened in October 2013 in North Adams MA.

Tricia is a graduate with the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce’s Class of 2012 Berkshire Leadership Program. She is also a member of The Lions Club of Hinsdale MA.

Tricia joined the healthcare industry in 1997. She has held administrative and managerial positions over her 19-year tenure. Most recently, she was the Business Office Manager of a Federally Qualified Health Center in Bucksport Maine.

In 2007, Tricia moved back to the Berkshires and currently resides in Hinsdale MA. She has two children Alex and Abby and one grandson, Carter James.

 

 

 
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