Meet Our Team - Newburyport, MA

Meet Our dedicated Team

Our Team

From the moment you enter our office, the staff at Newburyport Family Dental takes great pride in delivering outstanding quality of care. A team of highly dedicated, compassionate and skilled individuals, we are easily approachable and understand the common anxieties that often accompany a dental appointment. If there is anything we can do to make your visit better, please let us know. We will go ‘above and beyond’ to make sure that you have a comfortable dental experience.

Dr. James Lee

Dr. Lee completed his own chemistry degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before graduating cum laude with a doctoral degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He later completed his general practice residency at Montefiore Hospital’s Department of Dentistry in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Lee is a Spear Education member and devotes much of his time outside work to continuing education and promoting clinical excellence.

Art in Dentistry

“As much as I enjoy being able to take care of patient’s dental needs, like managing pain and restoring teeth, the part I enjoy the most is being able to be, in a way, an artist. I thoroughly enjoy the fact that I get to create beautiful restorations that naturally blend into a patient’s own teeth”


Renee Cormier

Dental Hygienist

I have enjoyed 30+ years as a Dental Hygienist – more than 22 wonderful years here with my extended family at Newburyport Family Dental. I am proud to say that my commitment and dedication to patients and staff have made me very happy.

Kathleen Thibault

Front Desk Staff

I joined the team at Newburyport Family Dental in 1995. I have had the pleasure of working with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that has gone beyond the call of duty. My front desk responsibilities allow me to interact with wonderful patients every day, both by phone and in person.

Laurene Clark

Office Manager

I welcomed the challenge of a career change after having been self-employed for over 15 years. As Office Manager at Newburyport Family Dental, I take great pride in being part of a wonderful professional staff whose top priority is its dedication to providing the best care and service to our patients.

Patty Hadden

Dental Assistant

I am new to the field of Dental Assisting and am thrilled to have started my career in an office that cares so much about their patients. My decision to get into dentistry was based on my desire to help others. I look forward to all that being part of the team at Newburyport Family Dental has to offer.


Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated in 2009 with an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene and have been a proud member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association ever since! Practicing along the north shore for over 10 years, I enjoy the seasons and the local sports teams. I am grateful to be apart of the fantastic team at Newburyport Family Dental. 

Shannon Marescalchi 

Dental Assistant

I have always had a natural instinct for caring for others. I went to nursing school for a year, then suddenly realized I wanted to be in the dental field. My passion for this field grows more and more each day. The team here at Newburyport Family Dental is incredible and truly cares for every patient they see. I feel so fortunate to become part of this wonderful practice and team.

Rachel Murray

Dental Assistant

I decided to get into the dental field as a second career after raising my family and have enjoyed being a Dental Assistant for over 15 years. I joined the team at Newburyport Family Dental over a year ago and it has been the perfect fit for me. The staff here shares the same patient values as I do - patient care is our number one priority. 

Courtney Lucey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Courtney entered the dental field as an assistant in 2001 while pursuing a degree in the arts. After obtaining her Associate’s degree in Graphic Design she continued working as a dental assistant and found her love for dentistry while working chairside. Courtney decided to further her schooling and enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Middlesex Community College, earning her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2006.  Her passion for dentistry has always been educating patients about oral health and disease prevention while building long-lasting relationships. She strives to provide an informative yet comfortable environment for patients with open communication during treatment. This relaxed approach combined with strong clinical skills appeals to patients both young and old who may suffer from dental anxiety.  A proud mother, Courtney spends time outside of work with her athletic son going to his sporting events and seasonal activities. She lives in Newburyport where she enjoys the beach, concerts, and traveling whenever possible. 

Come to Newburyport Family Dental for a visit. Stay for a lifetime.

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