Our pediatric dentists trained at the nations best specialty programs for two years beyond dental school to understand the unique needs of infants and children as well as those with special needs.
This training, as well as our years of experience, allows us to better understand children and provide them with quality dental care in a caring and compassionate manner.
Dr. Jon Wendell
A native of New Hampshire, Dr. Wendell attended UNH before completing his dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From there, he went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Wendell lives on the seacoast in New Hampshire with his family.
Dr. Deb Filocoma
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Filocoma completed her undergraduate studies at Fordham University in New York. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine, on Long Island, before specializing in pediatric dentistry at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
In fact, Dr. Filocoma and Dr. Wendell both trained together during their post-doctoral pediatric dental residency at Harvard and Children’s Hospital. They have been partners in their Portsmouth office since 1996.
Dr. Filocoma lives in southern New Hampshire with her family.
Dr. Toral Joshi
Dr. Joshi joined us after having worked in private practice in Peabody, MA. Prior to that, she taught Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and then attended Columbia University in NYC for her dental school. Upon receiving her DDS, she then completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She and her family reside on the seacoast.
Dr. Natalie Laucius
Dr. Natalie is originally from New Jersey, and received her undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College as part of an accelerated program. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating at the top of her class. She then did her post-doctoral pediatric dental residency at Yale / New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Ashley Blanchfield
Dr. Ashley is originally from Sagamore, MA and went to college at Georgetown in Washington, DC. She then went to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, after which she spent two years in Alaska doing an Advanced General Dentistry Residency. She then decided Pediatric Dentistry was the way to go and attended the University of Oregon to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. She lives on the Seacoast and given her Alaskan background, can naturally be found outside doing pretty much any activity.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Following dental school at Stoney Brook School of Dentistry on Long Island, Dr. Tina went on to complete an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of Connecticut. She is well versed in all aspects of adult dental care from Porcelain Veneers and Implants to crowns and routine dental care. As Dr. Jon’s wife, she also sees many patients who outgrow the pediatric dental practice as well as the parents of the current patients. This continuity of care is just one more benefit of a team approach to your family’s dental care.
Dr. Tina Ho
Dr. Tina Ho is a cosmetic and family dentist who has been associated with the practice for over 10 years. She was a software engineer with a degree from Rivier College in Nashua, NH prior to attending Stony Brook Dental School on Long Island to become a dentist. Following this, she completed an Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of Connecticut and had worked in CT before moving to NH when she and Dr. Wendell were married.
She sees many parents of our patients as well as a fair number of our patients who have simply out grown either us or our chairs over time. Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Ho is fluent in Chinese and some of her staff also speak Cantonese. She lives in the Seacoast area with her husband Dr. Wendell and their child.
Orthodontics / Braces
Just as there are specialists in medicine, there are specialists in dentistry. Orthodontists are dental specialists who dedicate their professional lives to correcting misaligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontists diagnose, treat and prevent dental and facial irregularities. They are uniquely trained to straighten teeth and align jaws.
Dr. Geri Hunter
Dr. Hunter is a native of New Jersey where she completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers College. Upon graduation she was accepted into the Dental School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She continued her education specializing in Orthodontics at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
In 1993, Dr. Hunter moved to New Hampshire and formed a partnership with Dr. Wendell. Together, they established the seacoast area's first pediatric dentistry and orthodontic group practice. Portsmouth Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is dedicated to managing dental as well as orthodontic needs of our patients.
Dr. Hunter lives in the seacoast area with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and going to Red Sox games. Her two dogs Masey and Jake are keeping her busy.