Nashoba Valley Dental was founded on the idea that everyone should have a smile they love. Our services include anything from patching a tooth to a complete smile makeover – and everything in between. In taking over this dental practice that has served as a staple in the community for years, Dr. Matthew Annese stayed in line with the previous practice owner’s philosophy of patient education and involvement. Add that to a vast selection of services and use of the latest innovations in dental technology, and we help patients get the smile they always wanted in the way that works best for them.
Our dental professionals are driven by a commitment to deliver the highest-quality dental work in a setting that is familiar and relaxed. We never push patients to get treatment they aren’t comfortable with, and if the ideal solution doesn’t work with their budget, we find an alternative that produces results that are just as desirable. Dr. Annese and our staff have created a culture that is energetic, yet laid back, and proactive, yet resourceful.
Dr. Nicole Byer joined Nashoba Valley Dental in 2018. Originally from New Hampshire and raised by parents who are health professionals, she knew she also wanted to join the healthcare field. She gravitated towards dentistry in order to have a direct and meaningful impact on patients’ oral and overall health.
Dr. Byer completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University in Medford, MA and then moved to Philadelphia, PA to attend dental school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She wanted to return to New England after school and pursued a General Practice Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Through her education, she gained a wealth of experience in clinical dentistry as well as managing medically complex patients.
She continues to pursue new knowledge and stays up-to-date on the ever-changing dental field through continuing education. Dr. Byer believes in providing quality and ethical dental care for her patients by always leading with compassion. Outside of the office, Dr. Byer enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and walking around Boston and in nature.
Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Kozlowski grew up in a family of dental professionals and is the oldest of five children. Her father is a General Dentist and her mother is a Dental Hygienist, so she naturally gravitated towards a love of dentistry from a young age.
She graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a degree in Mathematics. She then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. While in attendance at TUSDM she received both the Certificate of Excellence in Operative Dentistry and the Dr. Alfred and Mrs. Suzie Osher Scholarship, an award given to students who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards for both personal and work ethic during their time at school.
Since graduating, Dr. Kozlowski has been working in Connecticut with her father, performing all aspects of dentistry and learning from his 40 years of experience. With a passion for helping people and making them smile, she is always looking for continuing education opportunities to further her knowledge of the field of dental medicine.
During her time in dental school she met her husband, Steve, and they moved to Westford in 2019 after he finished his degree in Orthodontics at Tufts. Outside of the office, Dr. Kozlowski enjoys spending time with her husband and their families on the Cape and in Connecticut. They love to golf, ski, run, and hike in their free time.
Dr. Jeremy Kamari was born and raised in Haverhill and is excited to be serving the Merrimack Valley community. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and went on to complete his dental training at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Kamari continued his education through the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he received additional training in dental implants, esthetic dental treatment, and overall comprehensive dentistry. He is eager to build personal relationships and a comfortable environment for patients in order to achieve a happier, healthier, and more confident smile.
In his free time, Dr. Kamari enjoys golf, soccer, and traveling with friends. He also has a newfound passion for barbecuing various meats on his smoker grill.
Dr. Justin Maillet, or Dr. Jay as his patients call him, joined Nashoba Valley Dental/ North Billerica Smiles in 2019. He grew up in Billerica where he came to appreciate the small-town sense of community and values. While completing his undergraduate degree at Boston University, he became actively involved with community service and outreach and knew that his purpose in life was to help others. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2017 and has since split his time working in both the private practice and public health setting. In addition to serving our patients, he maintains privileges at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH where he treats the dental needs of a wide variety of medically complex patients in need. Dr. Maillet enjoys the personal relationships he is able to build with his patients while they work together as a team to form a treatment plan that will leave them feeling satisfied and confident with their smile. Outside of the office, Dr. Maillet enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats. An avid music fan, he also enjoys playing guitar and collecting vinyl records.
Dr. Gregory Nielsen was born and raised in Northern Virginia but grew up going to the beaches of Marshfield every summer. He attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate studies and then moved up north to attend Boston University School of Dental Medicine for his dental training where he graduated summa cum laude.
After graduating, Dr. Nielsen returned to UVA and completed a two-year general practitioner residency (GPR) at the university's hospital where he trained in all aspects of general dentistry including implants, esthetic restorations, extractions, trauma treatment, root canals as well as caring for medically complex patients. He is excited about re-establishing himself in the community to help our patients create a happier and healthier smiles.
Outside of the clinic he enjoys golfing, pickup basketball, backpacking hikes, camping, and trying his hand at carpentry. In the summers he likes to spend his time with family down at the beaches near Brant Rock.
Originally from Florida, Dr. Desai has slowly been traveling up the East Coast and is excited to settle down in the Greater Boston area. She completed both her undergraduate and dental training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2014, she went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where she received additional training in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Desai has since been enjoying practicing general dentistry and helping her patients achieve their oral health and smile goals in a comfortable environment. She continues to further her knowledge in the field of dentistry through continuing education and professional memberships with the Academy of General Dentistry and Spear Education.
In her free time, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, and their family and friends. They enjoy traveling around the world, trying new recipes and cuisines, and hiking.”
When you walk into Nashoba Valley Dental, you will be greeted with a warm welcome by one of our incredible staff members. We have a lot of energy and genuine excitement for helping people love their teeth! From our dental assistants to our hygienists and administrative specialists, we all share a common goal of making our patients feel comfortable and well-served. With a motivating outlook and desire to change the industry with the best in technology, each member of our team follows the lead of Dr. Annese and puts the patients first, making sure they always understand their dental needs and treatment options.
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Whether coming in for a basic cleaning or to discuss particular dental work, we will first take the time to find out about your history and your goals, and then work closely with you to find the best course of treatment. Our dental professionals will do an oral exam and take x-rays, if necessary, to determine the options that are available for you. We will always suggest the ideal treatment plan, but will only move forward once you understand what that entails and are comfortable with it. By keeping up with the latest technological advancements in dentistry, we can offer a wide range of solutions to fit every budget. Please plan on being at our office for an hour to an hour and a half for your first appointment.