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Holden, MA 01520

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Meet Our Staff

We’ve gathered a group of the best and brightest Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Administrators to serve you and your family; our entire team works seamlessly to provide the most advanced level of care available. We all attend many hours of continuing education, keeping our team on the path of excellence. It’s vital that we stay on the cutting edge of our profession, so your experience is heightened.  We also believe that the secret ingredient of great teamwork is fun. We have that in spades, and we’d love to include you and your family. You’ll hear a lot of laughter in our office, because we truly love taking care of you.

Meet Dr. Novack

A lifelong resident of the state; Dr. Novack received his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He was graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1978.  After receiving his dental degree, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Dental Corps where he served for three years as Captain.  He went into private practice after his military service. In addition to serving patients at Holden Dental Care, Dr. Novack cared for veterans for thirteen years at the Soldier's Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Holden Dental Care celebrated its tenth anniversary in January, 2009.

Dr. Novack truly enjoys the practice of family dentistry and the rewards of helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.  He devotes many hours every year to continuing education, particularly the incorporation of technology and techniques to improve patient comfort.   The practice recently had the distinction of becoming the first practice in Worcester County to incorporate the 3M Lava Chairside Oral Scanner, a device that eliminates the need for traditional impressions in dental work.

Dr. Novack, his wife Lynn and their daughter Jenn live in Oakham, Massachusetts. Comic relief is supplied by their dogs Farley and Meeko. His hobbies include reading, history and golf. 

Meet Our Hygienists

Chris has been a Dental Hygienist since 2004.  When she decided to go to hygiene school, she had four young children and a part-time job.  Four years later, Chris graduated first in her class and was recognized with a “Woman of Distinction” clinical excellence award.  Once afraid of the dentist herself, she enjoys helping patients alleviate their fears as well.  Chris has also served as the Oakham town clerk since 2000.

In dentistry since 1988, Lucy started as a chairside assistant and then went on to hygiene school.  She loves to help people and see patients get positive results from the treatments she administers.  Lucy believes that education is the key to better oral hygiene and overall health.  An avid reader, she and her husband, Richard, live in Ashburnham with their daughters, Courtney and Brittany, two dogs, and a chinchilla.

Meet Our Assistants

A Certified Dental Assistant since 1983, Amy excels at keeping procedures running smoothly and making patients comfortable.  She has completed many hours of continuing education, including a recent series in technology, forensic dentistry, and oral pathology.  Amy was also one of the first assistants in the country to be certified on the 3m Lava COS Scanner.  A self-described ‘people person,’ Amy jogs or walks 40 miles a week and enjoys doing crafts with her daughter.  Amy’s husband, Bruce, is the office’s staff baker extraordinaire. 
Jackie has been a Dental Assistant with Holden Dental Care since 2005.  In fact, working with Dr. Novack was her first job after Dental Assisting School, so she has been trained specifically to his techniques.  Jackie's quiet, organized style is reassuring to her patients; and she helps keep the office running smoothly and works hard to meet patient needs.  Jackie was also one of the very first Dental Assistants certified in the Lava COS scanners.  She enjoys spending her leisure time with her husband and children.

Meet Our Administrative Team

Barbara is the office expert on insurance and patient financing and has been working in Dental Administration since 1992.  A skilled craftswoman, she donates many beautiful, hand-crocheted scarves to the Town of Holden’s Wee-Aide Project; and each year, she makes her exceptional apple pie for Dr. Novack’s birthday.  Barbara’s sweet grandson is her pride and joy.

 With a master’s degree in Health and Public Affairs, Lynn serves as Holden Dental Care’s Office Manager.  Her background in health education drives her passion to help patients make informed decisions about their dental care by giving them access to the latest, most accurate information available.  Lynn gained her customer service philosophy from her years as Corporate Relations Director for the Boston Museum of Science – ‘No matter who the patient is, they are important to our practice.’  In her spare time, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family, walking the dogs, and reading fiction and history.  She is also a master home-made soup maker.

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