Dr. Gerry Casazza
For 25 years, Dr. Gerry Casazza has brought exceptional dentistry to patients throughout New England. He is the founder of Future of Dentistry. Dr. Casazza strives for personal excellence, and his state-of-the-art methods have made him a master diagnostician, mentor and coach to other health professionals.
Dr. Casazza earned his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991 and graduated in the top 5 of his class. He was also elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for outstanding achievement. He has completed more than 1,000 hours of post-graduate training, utilizing the most current research, techniques, and equipment.
An active and accredited member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Casazza received a prestigious fellowship from the AGD in 2001. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Top Dentist Awards from TopDoc, Angie’s List Super Service Awards, and Readers’ Choice Best Dentist Awards.
Dr. Casazza is one of few Massachusetts dentists to perform all phases of implant dentistry with a success rate exceeding 90 percent. Dr. Casazza is also one of the world’s most renowned experts in healthy-body dentistry.
Dr. Heather Strock
After joining our office a few years ago, Dr. Strock has become an integral part of our team. “Future of Dentistry has embraced me as an associate and I’m very excited to be on a team that takes great pride in delivering excellent dentistry with exceptional customer service. Dentistry is a field that brings challenges, but it also brings us the opportunity to meet amazing people,” says Dr. Strock.
A graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Strock distinguished herself in many areas. Her volunteer experiences are especially close to her heart. During her last year in dental school, she accompanied a MEDICO expedition to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. “Practicing dentistry in Honduras was a life-changing experience,” she says. “People would wait in line half the day for dental treatment, and I was grateful to be able to provide it, even under the most extreme conditions.”
Dr. Strock also gives back during her personal time. She is a charity bicycle rider whose fundraising efforts include the Pan-Mass Challenge. Future of Dentistry’s involvement in the community made the practice a perfect fit for her. She is also thrilled to be part of the practice’s ongoing effort to provide dental education by partnering with local schools and organizations. Dr. Strock moved to Wakefield a few years ago and considers herself lucky to have found a home in such a warm and welcoming community. “At Future of Dentistry, I strive to build long-lasting patient relationships based on honesty and trust,” she says.
Dr. Adam Gart
Dr. Gart earned his DMD from Midwestern University after completing his undergraduate studies at Sacred Heart University with a degree in chemistry. Between his sophomore and junior years in college, Dr. Gart spent a month shadowing a family member, who is a dentist in France. “That’s how I found my calling,” he explains.
Ranked in the top 10 of his class academically, Dr. Gart earned the School Award for Implantology, the School Award for Oral Surgery, and a Section Award for Excellence in Patient Care. His ability to combine compassionate care with top-notch technical abilities makes him a perfect fit for Future of Dentistry!
Dr. Gart’s time at dental school included a mission trip. His team provided free care to residents of a village in the Dominican Republic. Due to lack of access to dental and medical care among the residents, he dealt with many restorative and emergency cases, including extractions and fillings.
Dr. Gart is excited to be part of the Future of Dentistry team. “As a doctor, I believe that personalized care is essential to oral health. I knew I wanted to practice at Future of Dentistry when I saw that the team is always dedicated to putting the patient first.” Dr. Gart speaks French as his second language. A Massachusetts native, he is an “outdoors type” whose hobbies include tennis, skiing, and hiking.
Dr. Svetlana Christin
Dr. Svetlana Christin has been practicing dentistry for nearly a decade. She earned her DMD from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, after first receiving a DMD from Samara State Medical University in Russia in 2009. While earning her degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, she was a dental assistant and an ICU/cardiology nurse.
The focus for Dr. Christin is not only treating a specific problem, but guiding her patients to healthier smiles they’re proud to show. “Healthy gums, healthy teeth – that’s my rule for my patients,” she says. She is experienced in a variety of treatment, including surgical, cosmetic and restorative.
Dr. Christin’s interest in the dental field began early, partly because both her parents and grandparents are doctors. When she showed an interest in becoming a doctor, her family suggested she specialize in dentistry. Medical school gave her a chance to try out different specialties, and she quickly determined that she wanted to pursue dentistry. It was a perfect fit because she enjoys interacting with people, has a talent for hands-on work, and is passionate about health. “It’s a good combination,” she explains. Through Boston University, Dr. Christin became involved in a volunteer program. Project Stretch provides dental care to underserved communities. The program focuses on children, providing pediatric care such as sealants and fluoride treatment. “It’s an amazing program,” she says. “It’s very rewarding.” Dr. Christin and her husband Slava Christin are the proud parents of two young sons, Leo and Henry.
Dr. Danny Nguyen
Dr. Danny Nguyen earned his DMD from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He is also licensed as a dental hygienist, with a degree from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Dr. Nguyen’s dental experience includes patients of all ages and backgrounds. He has treated seniors and veterans at the VA, children at a local school, and at-risk populations at a community health center. He focuses on personalized care for every patient, and was drawn to Future of Dentistry’s high standard of care.
“Our approach emphasizes every patient’s overall health as well as dental health, and it enables us to provide the best dentistry possible,” Dr. Nguyen says.
Dr. Nguyen discovered his passion for healthcare early on, as a high school student in Greater Boston. In college he had the opportunity to learn more about dentistry and quickly realized it was a perfect fit. He pursued a dental hygiene degree and went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University. “Dentistry allows me to make a difference, hands-on, in my patients’ lives,” he says. Outside of work, Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his family and his fiancée, Sandy, who is a dental hygienist. Dr. Nguyen is an avid fan of the Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox, and also enjoys playing basketball.
Dr. Lacrima Nemulescu
Dr. Nemulescu, better known as “Dr. Nem” at Future of Dentistry, graduated magna cum laude from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Prior to dental school she attended Nova Southeastern University, where she was a Dean’s Honor student. She majored in Biology, with a minor in Applied Mathematics.
Dr. Nem received the Award of Merit for Excellence in Esthetic Dentistry, conferred by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Prevention is a cornerstone of Dr. Nem’s approach to dentistry. She was drawn to the field to make a difference in people’s lives. Proper dental care and prevention can change a patient’s life, she explains. “There really is no greater reward for a dentist,” she says. She joined the team at Future of Dentistry because the practice is dedicated to providing superior care, and she appreciates the opportunity to have Dr. Casazza as a mentor.
Dr. Nem is a painter and was the editor of her college’s art magazine. She loves creating a healthier smile that patients are proud to show. “I’ve always loved science and was also very passionate about art. Dentistry combines science and art,” she explains.
Dr. Nemulescu has done a variety of community work, such as providing free care to at-risk patients at Boston Health Care for the Homeless and the Pine Street Inn. In her free time Dr. Nem enjoys spending time with her fiancé Scott, who is an oral surgeon, and their lively Wheaten Terrier, Mick. She is fluent Romanian.
Luana, Dental Hygienist
Luana has been in working in the dental field for the past ten years. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Ida College in 2010 and joined the Future of Dentistry team in 2012. Luana enjoys educating patients on optimal oral health as well as interacting and building relationships. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and spending time with family.
Danielle, Dental Hygienist
Danielle graduated first in her class from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She revels in treating periodontal patients and adores her position as a faculty member at her alma mater, where she teaches clinical dental hygiene. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys skiing, boating, and hiking. Most of all, she loves spending time with family, friends, and her beloved dog, Ali.
Tanya, Dental Hygienist
Tanya has been working in the dental field for over 30 years. She was a Certified Orthodontic Assistant for 14 years before attending Middlesex Community College to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been in our Dracut location for many years and has built wonderful relationships with our patients. She enjoys teaching patients how to reach optimal health through good oral habits, and how to prevent serious problems like periodontal disease. Tanya has been a guest speaker for high school dental programs, sharing her insights about the dental hygiene profession. She has been married for 27 years and has 3 children.
Katherine, Dental Hygienist
Katherine is a graduate of Middlesex Community College, a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. She has worked in the dental field for over 10 years. Her experience started with administrative work, dental assisting, and then dental hygiene. Katherine has worked at Future of Dentistry for over a year and takes pride in helping her patients obtain oral health. Outside of work Katherine enjoys playing softball, skiing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Darlene, Clinical Assistant
Darlene is one of Future of Dentistry’s senior staff members. She has been working with Dr. Casazza for over 20 years. She enjoys working in the dental field. Darlene also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Marianne, Clinical Assistant
Marianne has been in the dental field for 39 years. She enjoys working with people, so the role of Dental Assistant a great fit for her. Marianne joined our Dracut office 14 years ago. She loves the small-town feel of the community, and how friendly the patients are. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking trips.
Sue H., Office Manager
Sue has been in the field of dentistry for more than 35 years, including two decades with Future of Dentistry. Sue takes great pride in providing our patients with excellent customer service. Our amazing 5-star reviews are a direct reflection of how well it works! Sue loves to interact with our patients and takes every opportunity to inform them of the latest advances in dental medicine. She truly believes in what we do at Future of Dentistry and loves being a part of our team. It really shows! Sue also loves the great outdoors and is an avid camper. Her favorite vacations always involve her husband, children, and “pop-up” camper.
Susan J., Community Outreach Coordinator
Susan started her dental career as a dental assistant and now has more than 40 years’ experience. She has worked for Dr. Casazza for more than 15 years. Susan has also been a mentor in the Wakefield Adult Mentoring program since its inception in the Wakefield School System.
Janet, Benefits Specialist
Janet started her dental career in 1979 as a dental assistant. She has worked for Dr. Casazza for more than 13 years, performing a wide range of duties. Janet is a life-long Wakefield resident and has been married to her husband, Bill, for more than 30 years. They have a 23-year-old son, Billy. Janet is an active member of the West Side Social Club in Wakefield.
Stacey, Patient Account Specialist
Stacey has been with Future of Dentistry for more than 16 years. She always has a smile and enjoys interacting with the many lifelong patients that visit Future of Dentistry year after year. Stacey began her career as the front desk coordinator. In her new role, she keeps very busy but is still able to offer a smile and assistance to any and all patients when needed.