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A lifelong resident of the state; Dr. Novack received his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1978. After receiving his dental degree, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Dental Corps where he served for three years as Captain. He went into private practice after his military service. In addition to serving patients at Holden Dental Care, Dr. Novack cared for veterans for thirteen years at the Soldier's Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Holden Dental Care celebrated its tenth anniversary in January, 2009.
Dr. Novack truly enjoys the practice of family dentistry and the rewards of helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. He devotes many hours every year to continuing education, particularly the incorporation of technology and techniques to improve patient comfort. The practice recently had the distinction of becoming the first practice in Worcester County to incorporate the 3M Lava Chairside Oral Scanner, a device that eliminates the need for traditional impressions in dental work.
Jessica is a Certified Dental Assistant who joined the Holden Dental Care team in 2014. Working with Dr. Novack was her first job after Dental Assisting School, so she has been trained specifically to his techniques. Jessica has taken many continuing education hours including Mini Dental Implant training with Dr. Novack. She is also trained in using the Cerec, Scanning and designing in office crowns. She is currently working towards her Certified Restorative Function Dental Assisting certification. Jessica is our infection control/ OSHA coordinator and strives to make sure the office is a safe working environment for staff and patient care. Outside of the office Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, Camping trips, and hunting.
Chris has been with Holden Dental Care since 2005. She has a husband of 30yrs, four grown children, and a dog Mr. Bear. She has been Oakham’s town clerk since 2000. Chris loves to vacation with her family. Once afraid of the dentist herself, she enjoys helping patients alleviate their fears as well.
Barbara is the office expert on insurance and patient financing. She has been in dental administration since 1992. She takes great pride and satisfaction in helping our patients maximize their dental benefits. Barbara and her husband love spending time at the beach and have 3 wonderful grandchildren.
Jen has been a dental hygienist with Holden Dental Care since 2013, after she graduated from dental hygiene school. She is very thorough, gentle, and caring with all of her patients. She strives to not only better patients oral health but also their overall health. She enjoys the beach, baking, spending time with her husband and dog, and she is also a balloon artist for a decorating company in her spare time.