About Dental Associates
Dental Associates, founded by Dr. Sumner Hirshberg in 1947, is the oldest group practice not only in Quincy but all of Massachusetts. Dr. Hirshberg set out to provide the practice’s patients with quality, state-of-the-art dental services. We continue to follow his vision.
Currently, we are owned and operated by Dr. Lewis Hootnick. He and his dedicated team offer comprehensive dental services for the whole family, including implant placement and restoration.
Meet Our Doctors
Lewis E. Hootnick, D.M.D., General/Restorative Dentist
Dr. Hootnick joined Dental Associates in 1981. He received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1979 and completed his residency at Park City Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Hootnick has been practicing restorative dentistry for over 30 years and offers his patients state-of-the-art techniques and services (link to Services). He is widely respected on both the South and North Shores for his quality treatment.
Kwang Min Park, D.D.S, D.M.D., M.S., Prosthodontist
Dr. Park comes to us from Natick, MA, with multi-specialty dental experience. He specializes in prosthetics, prosthodontics, and periodontal treatment. He received degrees in dentistry from his homeland of the Republic of Korea before obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Park is presently an assistant clinical professor in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Park holds memberships in the Korean Dental Association, the Korean Academy of Periodontics, the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Khanh Xuan Le, D.M.D., M.Sc., Periodontist
Dr. Le specializes in periodontics and implantology. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Montreal (Quebec) and Certification in Periodontology from the Universite Laval (Quebec). Dr. Le holds certifications in Advanced Education in General Dentistry form the Lutheran Medical Site in Boston, MA.
Dr. Le is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology.
In her spare time, the South shore resident enjoys cooking, baking, crafts, and playing piano with her daughter.
Claire Anne McCarthy, D.M.D.
Dental Medicine where she earned her DMD. While at Tufts, Dr. McCarthy did research on Treacher Collins Syndrome, a genetic craniofacial disorder, and she was awarded the Tufts Alumni Clinical Excellence Award in General Dentistry.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. McCarthy spent a year at Stony Brook University completing a general practice residency. There she expanded her knowledge of general dentistry, implant restorations, and emergency dentistry. She then returned to her home state of Massachusetts and has been working in private practice ever since.
Dr. McCarthy is an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society(MDS) and has served on the the Committee on Ethics, Council on Communications, and New Dentist Committee. She also had the honor of being selected to participate in the MDS Leadership Institute.
In her spare time she enjoys pilates, elaborate baking projects, and spending time with family and friends
Meet Our Registered Dental Hygienists
Demetra Moynihan, R.D.H. - Lead Hygienist
Demetra has been a valued member of our team since she graduated from The Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene in 1981. She has many long-term patients who depend on her guidance for healthy teeth and gums.
Outside of work, Demetra enjoys spending time with her family.
Amanda Vick, R.D.H.
Amanda joined our dental hygiene team in 2015. She attended Mount Ida College and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in addition to her hygiene degree. Amanda is a great complement to our staff!
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Sarah Harper, R.D.H.
Sarah became a member of the team in 2006. She graduated from Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene in 2003. Sarah is dedicated to educating her patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health, and she has quite a following here at Dental Associates.
When she’s not at work, Sarah enjoys spending time at the beach with her family.
Mollykate Cannon, RDH
Our Certified Dental Assistants
Kerry Pert, C.D.A. - Lead Assistant
Kerry is a 2005 graduate of the Southeastern Technical Institute’s certified dental assisting program. She’s been a part of the Dental Associates team for more than 10 years. She is the office jokester, making office meetings and “lunch and learns” fun. Kerry is a mom to a great son, whom we have watched grow up. Kerry has nicknamed herself, “superstar.”
Nivose Jean Louis, C.D.A.
Meet Our Staff
Erica Delgado, Treatment Coordinator
Erica started working with our team at Dental Associates in 2007, after graduating from South Shore Vocational Technical High School. She initially thought she would be working part time as she pursued her passion for hairdressing. Several years later, she is OUR resident hairdresser! Erica is a valued team member, processing many of our insurance details and treatment plans.
In her free time, Erica can be found on the softball field, basketball court, or the beach.
Alexander Aleksyev, Dental Lab Technician
Alex joined our practice in 2010. We are very proud of our dental laboratory and Alex has been a great addition. He has a great eye for color, and he is extremely precise. Alex received his training at Thivot Medical College in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Alex enjoys gardening and computers, as well as spending time with his family.
Frank Rocchio, Dental Lab Technician
Frank has been with Dental Associates since 1983. He is an invaluable asset to the doctors. Our lab is important to our work, and Frank’s eye for aesthetics and detail are a perfect complement to our full-service restorative practice.
Frank completed training at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
An avid skier, Frank enjoys winter sports and spending time with his family.
Flora Lambert, Office Manager
In her free time, Flora can be found in a yoga studio, swimming pool, or spending time with her family.
Meghan Morrill, Patient Care Coordinator
Paula Kearney, Scheduling Coordinator
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM