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The North Shore District has the following meetings and events scheduled. Meetings are held from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. (unless otherwise indicated). Register before the date of the event at the link below and receive a pre-event registration discount.

The following meetings will be held at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA.

General Meetings



  • Thursday, April 10, 2014Dental Lasers: Their use in operative dentistry and soft tissue management with speaker, David Fanarella, DMD, PC.

    Dr. David Fantarella will speak on the latest developments in hard and soft tissue laser technology. He will focus on CO2 which recently emerged as a new medium, producing an all new wavelength of 9.3 µm which was approved by the FDA in mid-2013. Based on his extensive experience with erbium and CO2 lasers for hard and soft tissue and diodes for soft tissue only, Dr. Fantarella will provide a high level overview of the technologies as well as clinical examples. Lastly, Dr. Fantarella will speak on how integrating advanced technologies including lasers, has driven 30% year over year growth for his practice.

    • How to incorporate lasers in your practice for both hard (enamel, dentin, bone) and soft tissues.
    • How incorporating this technology can have the potential for an increased patient pool.

    SPEAKER BIO: David M Fantarella, DMD, PC
    Dr. Fantarella has been in practice as a general dentist in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut for 15 years. He specializes in general, implant, cosmetic and laser dentistry. Dr. Fantarella received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with a Physics major, from Dartmouth College. He received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Connecticut Medical Center in Farmington, Connecticut. His awards include the American Association Award for Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the National Society of Dental Practitioners Award in Law and Ethics in Dentistry, and the American Academic Periodontology Award for Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics.

    Integrating cutting edge technologies and techniques into the practice of dentistry is core to Dr. Fantarella's mission. He employs some of the industry's most advanced systems in his practice including hard and soft tissue lasers, the E4D CAD/CAM scanning and milling system, the Velscope oral cancer fluorescence screening device, high quality intra-oral photography, the Diagnodent caries detection device, digital panoramic radiography, and a 3-dimensional conebeam CT scanner. His office is completely paperless and features a stateof- the-art sterilization system.

    As one of the first five dentists worldwide to adopt CO2 hard tissue technology, Dr. Fantarella is particularly well-versed in the advantages and techniques associated with this new medium. Prior to his pioneering experience with Solea, Dr. Fantarella served as a rescue trainer for Biolase. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the New Haven Dental Association.

Executive Meetings



  • Thursday, April 3, 2014 – at the Hawthorne Hotel

All members of our district are welcome to attend board meetings as a guest board member.


Past Meetings

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014Infection Control. Presented by Dr. Howard Pactovis.
  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014Executive Meeting.
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014The Future of Dentistry. Presented by Dr. Marc Cooper, via live telecast from Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Thursday, February 6, 2014Executive Meeting.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013Adhesive Dentstry: Is Newer Always Better? Presented by Gerard Kugel DMD, MS, PhD.
  • Thursday, November 7, 2013Executive Meeting.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2013Building Your Complete Web Presence so They Find You! Presented by Rich Hirschinger, DDS.
  • Thursday, October 3, 2013Executive Meeting.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Does Hygiene Have Your Back? Presented by Stacy McCauley, RDH, MS.
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013Executive Meeting.
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District Documents and Resources

District Leadership (June 2013 - June 2014)


Peter Hjorth






N. Peter Hjorth, DMD
6 Essex Center Dr #210
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-3010


Steven B. Baratz, DMD
1 Pilgrim Rd
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 631-1482



Lawrence Monaldo, DDS
100 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-8774


Brian Chuang, DMD
315 Main Street, Suite 302
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 670-7668

Asst. Secretary

Helyne N. Hamelburg, DMD
990 Paradise Rd
Swampscott, MA 01907-1395
(781) 598-3700



Linda J. Massod, DMD
85 Constitution Ln #1A
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-4505

Asst. Treasurer

Meng-Chieh Lee, DDS
100 Cummings Center #128Q
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 232-9003


Jeffrey R. Dornbush, DDS
210 Humphrey St #103
Marblehead, MA 01945-1661
(781) 639-0700


Asst. Editor

Michael J. Costello, DMD
44 Mayberry Ave
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 599-8300

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