Meet Our Hygienists



Jenna Carneiro, R.D.H

Jenna graduated from Bristol Community College in 2012 and has been working at Alpha Dental Center since 2013. Although she now lives in East Bridgewater, Jenna lived in Fall River for 18 years and says one of the best parts of her job is giving back to the community in which she was raised. Jenna is fluent in Portuguese, which allows her to close the language-barrier that is often all too familiar to the Portuguese residents in our community.  Jenna works with her patients on an individual basis to discover what works best for each person. Whether a patient walks through the door excited, anxious, or worried- her goal is for them to leave with a smile!  Outside of the dental office Jenna enjoys being with her family, traveling, riding her motorcycle, and especially enjoys spending time with her two "fur babies" - her dogs.  

Offices: Fall River



Patricia Mackill-Mansfield, R.D.H

Pat graduated from Northeastern University and Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene in 1977. She has worked in the Attleboro location since 1980.  She enjoys spending time with her husband of 37 years.  She has 2 daughters and son in laws and 2 grandchildren she enjoys spending her spare time with as well.

Offices: Attleboro

Heather Cabral, R.D.H

Heather was educated at West Georgia Technical college and is licensed to practice in both Georgia and Massachusetts.  She has been a member of the American Dental Hygiene  Association, the Georgia Dental Hygiene Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.  She enjoys treating underserved populations and individuals with dental anxiety.

Offices: Fall River, Franklin, Dartmouth


Laura Finnegan, R.D.H

Born in Brooklyn, NY her experience in the Dental Field began working for her dentist scheduling appointments for his patients which eventually led to a long career in dental assisting.  She met her husband Jack, married and moved to Massachusetts where she continued dental assisting and then attended Cape Cod Community College to further her career in Dental Hygiene.  She has been with Weymouth Family Dental for 15 years.  She has a great practice of patients that she considers her "Dental Family" that she is very fond of.  She enjoys fishing, skiing, cooking and spending as much time as possible with her friends and family.

Offices: Weymouth


Melissa Seaver Flagg, R.D.H  "Missy" 

Missy spent eight years as a dental assistant prior to earning her dental hygiene degree from the Community College of Rhode Island in 2010. She joined Alpha Dental Center in 2012. Born and raised in the Blackstone Valley, Missy now resides with her husband and 2 sons in Uxbridge. She appreciates working with the entire Alpha Dental team in providing the best possible care to all her patients based on their individual goals and needs. Missy strives to make each patient as comfortable as possible during their appointments and particularly enjoys fostering long term patient/provider relationships. When not at work, Missy loves spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys hiking, camping, gardening and when time allows, reading.

Offices: Franklin, Attleboro, Weymouth

Kristy Ward, R.D.H

Kristy is a New Bedford, MA native, where she currently resides.  Kristy graduated from the University of Rhode Island and has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for 25 years.  In her spare time, Kristy enjoys being with family and friends.

Offices: Weymouth, Fall River, Franklin, Pocasset, Dartmouth

Berta Couto, R.D.H

Berta is originally from Cambridge, MA, but has spent most of her time in Rhode Island, where she now resides.  She graduated from the Community College of RI in 2010 and has been with Alpha Dental Center since then.  She is also licensed in local anesthesia.  In her spare time, Berta likes to spend time with friends and family, especially her 2 year old son. 

Offices: Franklin

Cheryl Heath, R.D.H, C.D.A

Cheryl has been working in the dental field for 28 years.  She was a Certified Dental Assistant for 11 years before returning to achieve her Associate's Degree in Science, Dental Hygiene Program in 1997 from Cape Cod Community College.  Cheryl also holds a license for anesthesia, and a hygiene license in the State of Florida.  When Cheryl is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Offices: Weymouth


Laurie Holzworth, R.D.H

Laurie has been a Dental Hygienist for 25 years.  She received her degree from Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA.  Laurie is currently studying and working towards receiving her local anesthesia license and is to take her boards in the beginning of 2016.  Her enjoyment comes from working with her patients and making them feel comfortable and confident about their dental experience.  Education is key.  Also, she especially enjoys working with the elderly, they always put a smile on her face.  Laurie has two grown children and a beautiful, energetic granddaughter.  In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and enjoys what life has to offer.

Offices: Pocasset


Tara Long, R.D.H

Tara is a Registered Dental Hygienist and also licensed in Local Anesthesia.  She stays up to date on the latest hygiene procedures and dental innovations through continuing education.  Tara believes in providing quality care and education to her patients while improving not only their oral health, but overall health as well.  Born on Cape Cod, MA, she is a Mashpee resident.  Tara has one daughter and in her spare time enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Offices: Pocasset



Amira Vrucak, R.D.H

Amira worked eight years as a dental assistant before she went back to school to further her career.  In 2015, she graduated from Community College of Rhode Island and soon after started working with Alpha Dental Center.  She also holds a license for local anesthesia and license to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  Amira makes every effort to make each patient as comfortable as possible, and educates them in preventative care of oral hygiene.  She lives with her husband and son.  Amira loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys skiing and outdoors.

Offices: Franklin, Attleboro

Pamela Hawkes Rego, R.D.H

Pamela graduated Bristol Community College class of 1983 and has been practicing in the greater New Bedford area for over 31 years.  She was born and raised in Fairhaven, and resides there still with her husband Paul in her childhood home.  Pamela takes great pride in the fact that she has been able to care for the dental needs of many families in the area, watching their children grow,  and now treating up to 4 generations of the same family.  Always greeting her patients with a smile, Pam believes laughter is the best way to make them feel comfortable and at ease and has cultivated many of these patients into her "dental friends."  Out of the office, you may find her tending the garden around her house, traveling with her husband Paul, or cooking for family and friends.

Offices: Dartmouth

Lisa Barton-Young, R.D.H

Lisa graduated from Bristol Community College in 1985, and has been practicing Dental Hygiene for 30 years.  She is a life long resident of Dartmouth.  Lisa enjoys treating "her" patients and also welcoming new patients, especially those with dental anxiety.  When not at work, she spends her time with her family and friends.  Lisa enjoys traveling, especially to the Caribbean.

Offices: Dartmouth

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230 Rhode Island Ave Fall River, MA 02724.
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