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David M. Petrarca, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric dentist - Dr. David M. PetrarcaDr. Petrarca graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Boston College in 1992 and received his dental degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1996. He completed a two year post-graduate residency training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he served as chief resident during his second year of training.

Dr. Petrarca returned to the Boston Metropolitan area in 1998 and after working in a private pediatric dental office for nearly five years he joined Children's Dental Associates in 2003. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. Additionally, he enjoys spending time teaching and mentoring the residents in pediatric dentistry as a member of the Courtesy Teaching Staff at Boston Children's Hospital where he maintains hospital privileges. In 2006, Dr. Petrarca became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Petrarca resides in Waltham, Massachusetts along with this wife, Dr. Celeste Wilson, who is a practicing pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital as well as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Sungyon Bang, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Sungyon BangDr. Bang, originally from Portland, Oregon, graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. degree in biochemistry. After college, Dr. Bang was awarded the prestigious J. William Fulbright Scholarship to teach English as a second language in South Korea. She then went on to attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she received her D.M.D. degree. She completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bang joined Children's Dental Associates in 2010.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Bang is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

In her spare time, Dr. Bang volunteers and provides dental care to disadvantaged children around the world. She also enjoys traveling and has visited numerous countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. She currently resides in Carlisle, Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

Panasaya Buckley, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Panasaya BuckleyDr. Buckley received her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She later went on to complete her dental training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors in research while attaining her D.M.D. degree. Dr. Buckley completed a two-year post-graduate specialty training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She joined the team at Children's Dental Associates in 2013.

Dr. Buckley is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to private practice, Dr. Buckley maintains an active staff position at Boston Children's Hospital as an Associate in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Buckley resides in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

Patrick T. Cooper, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Patrick T. CooperDr. Cooper graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut in the dual degree Bachelor's/DMD program. He continued on to complete his DMD degree at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. After dental school, Dr. Cooper completed a two-year postgraduate specialty training program in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He joined Children's Dental Associates in 2018.

In addition to providing dental care stateside, Dr. Cooper has participated in eight service trips to Honduras as a part of global outreach programs. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

In his spare time, Dr. Cooper is an avid Patriots fan. He currently resides in Burlington, MA with his wife and their dog.

Peter B. Geller, D.D.S. - Pediatric Dentist Emeritus

Pediatric dentist - Dr. Peter B. GellerDr. Geller graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Biology from Hofstra University and received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his postdoctoral training in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While at Children's, Dr. Geller received the Farley Fellowship Fund Award for excellence in patient care. He joined the practice in 1986.

Dr. Geller is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has served as president of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and remains an active member. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to private practice, Dr. Geller was also a member of the Courtesy Teaching Staff at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Geller retired in 2018 and divides his time between the Berkshires and Florida with his wife, Marne. They have two sons, Andrew and Joshua.

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Orthodontists

Sven Supplies, D.M.D. - Orthodontist

Orthodontist Dr. Sven SuppliesDr. Supplies, a native of Berlin, Germany, graduated with honors from Mars Hill College, North Carolina with a Degree in Biology. During his college education, he received numerous academic awards and scholarships as a result of his continuous pursuit for academic excellence. He completed his dental training at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. In addition to graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Supplies received numerous awards while attending Boston University, including The Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for clinical excellence in the field of Dentistry, The Academy of Operative Dentistry Award and was named to the Dean's List for academic excellence. He was also the recipient of the Boston University School of Dental Medicine Merit Scholarship and was a member of the National Dental Honor Society.

After graduating from Boston University in 1994, Dr. Supplies continued his studies in the dental specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. During his two years of orthodontic training, he completed a research project studying the effect of frictional resistance during orthodontic tooth movement and compared the clinical efficiency of three commonly used orthodontic brackets. Dr. Supplies received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Orthodontics from Boston University in September 1996. The American Board of Orthodontics credentials him as Board Eligible.

Dr. Supplies and his wife, Dr. Margaret Supplies, a general dentist, reside in Littleton, Massachusetts with their two sons.

Mindy L. Altemose, D.M.D. - Orthodontist

Orthodontist Dr. Mindy Altemose

Dr. Altemose graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Molecular Genetics. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she completed her D.M.D. degree. While at dental school she received the Dean’s Scholarship, and graduated with an honors distinction in Community Service for her work with the Homeless Health Care Initiative. After dental school, Dr. Altemose pursued her specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University at Buffalo. During her three-year residency program, she completed her master’s degree in oral biology, researching the biomechanics of tooth movement.

Dr. Altemose has the distinction of being board certified by the American Board Orthodontics and is also a certified Invisalign provider as well as an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. She has a passion for creating beautiful smiles for children and she strives to provide the highest quality work while keeping her care patient-centered. Dr. Altemose is excited to be a part of the team here Children’s Dental Associates and her goal is to deliver clinical excellence, with unmatched personal service.

Dr. Altemose, her husband, and two children recently moved to the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area from Rochester, NY. They are looking forward to enjoying all of the wonderful culture that Massachusetts and its neighboring New England states have to offer as they watch their young children grow.

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