At Watkin Dental Associates, our doctors bring years of experience, expertise, and a passion to be the best in their dental specialty. We stay at the forefront of dentistry by attending numerous educational courses each year. Many of our clinicians teach in some of the most prestigious dental institutions in the United States. Read more about each of our doctors and contact us to make an appointment today.
Arnold Watkin, DDS, MScD
Dr. Arnold Watkin earned his General Dentistry degree in 1969 from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. After working in private practice in London, England, he entered the two-year post-graduate program in prosthodontics at Boston University in 1970. Concurrently he obtained his prosthodontic training and master’s degree, while also holding the position of Assistant Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics until 1981.
Since 1981, Dr. Watkin has owned and managed two multi-specialty dental practices – in Boston and in Fitchburg, MA. He is currently focusing his full-time efforts at the Fitchburg facility. In 1991, Dr. Watkin established the first Dental Hygiene School in the Slovak Republic. He has lectured in the areas of crown & bridge, esthetic dentistry, and implantology both nationally and internationally. In 1996, he established the Dental Educational Institute, which offers continuing education to dentists and dental hygienists in New England. He currently serves as chairman of the institute.
Dr. Watkin is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Adam May, DMD
Dr. Adam May attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD degree in 2005. After graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency through Harvard School of Dental Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His undergraduate education was completed at the University of Kansas.
After completing his formal education, Dr. May entered private practice in 2006. He became a full-time member of the clinical team at Watkin Dental Associates in late 2007. He enjoys all aspects of general and family dentistry in Fitchburg and is certified in Invisalign® orthodontics. Dr. May’s chief professional focus is to provide comprehensive and preventive care with an honest and straightforward approach in our multi-specialty group practice. Dr. May is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dr. May is originally from Andover, Kansas. He moved to the Boston area to pursue his dental education. He and his wife married in Boston in 2001 and are now very pleased to call New England home. He is always happy and willing to see new patients, their families, or their friends.
Derek Levesque, DDS
Dr. Derek Levesque attended the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2014, graduating with distinction. His undergraduate education was completed at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.
After completion of his dental education and training, Dr. Levesque joined Watkin Dental Associates in 2014. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and working with all age groups. One of Dr. Levesque’s fundamental goals is to provide your family with high quality care in a friendly, caring, and patient-centered environment. Dr. Levesque is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Outside Of Dentistry
Originally from Dracut, MA, prior to pursuing a career in dentistry, Dr. Levesque worked as a research technician in a genomic sequencing lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, located in Cambridge, MA. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Levesque returned to the New England area to be with his family and friends, and to serve the oral health needs of his local community. During his free time, Dr. Levesque enjoys running and biking as well as spending time with family and friends.
John Kashmanian, DMD
Board Certified Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Kashmanian, a Springfield Massachusetts native, graduated from Classical High School before earning a BS in Biology and Chemistry from American International College in 1982. He then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a DMD degree from Tufts Dental School in 1986. In 1990, Dr. Kashmanian graduated from Tufts and Boston University’s combined program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He joined Watkin Dental Associates in August 2006.
Dr. John Kashmanian is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over two decades of surgical experience. In that time, he has demonstrated a tremendous dedication to helping our patients resolve oral health issues for greater overall health and wellness. With the assistance of our highly trained staff, state-of-the art equipment, and advanced techniques, Dr. Kashmanian performs:
- • Tooth extractions
- • Dental implants
- • Bone grafting
- • Treatment for impacted canines
- • Reconstructive surgery for facial trauma
- • Wisdom Teeth Removal
Dr. Kashmanian is a member of American Dental Association, a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, an instructor of Advanced Basic Cardiac Life Support, and a Harrington Hospital PHO affiliate.
Hiroshi Hinenoya, DDS
Dr. Hiroshi Hinenoya earned his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1995, where he participated in the Advanced Standing Program for foreign dentists. Prior to moving to the U.S., Dr. Hinenoya practiced dentistry in his native Japan. He graduated from the Osaka Dental University in 1989. Thereafter, he received advanced training in endodontics at the same institution. He then practiced for several years in Kyoto, Japan, before his emigration to the United States and is licensed to practice in both the US and Japan.
Before moving to Boston, Dr. Hinenoya spent five years practicing general dentistry in Belleville, New Jersey. Dr. Hinenoya is skilled in all facets of general dentistry, and has advanced training in oral surgery and endodontics. He has been a full-time associate at Watkin Osorio Dental Associates since 1999. Dr. Hinenoya joined our Fitchburg practice in 2006 as a general dentist with special emphasis on endodontics, oral surgery, and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Hinenoya is an active member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry.
Josephine Pandolfo, DMD
Dr. Josephine Pandolfo attended Boston University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Subsequently she attended Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she was earned her DMD and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Implantology and Oral Medicine.
Dr. Pandolfo has been the staff periodontist for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is currently in private practice in Peabody, Massachusetts while still maintaining staff privileges at both the Northshore Medical Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
For many years, Dr. Pandolfo has been a member of the Boston University Dental School Alumni Board and served as president for three years. She is an active member in the Massachusetts Dental Society, who awarded Dr. Pandolfo the William McKenna Volunteer Hero Award in 2016. Dr. Pandolfo is past chairperson and an active board member of the Northshore District Dental Society.
Dr. Pandolfo’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Periodontology & Implantology, the Northeastern Society of Periodontics, the American Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Dental Society.
Jasmine Chopra, DMD
Dr. Jasmine Chopra earned her DMD degree with high honors from the Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2015. Prior to moving to the US, Dr. Chopra received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in India in 2010, where she practiced as a general dentist for three years. At BU, she was inducted in the prestigious OKU National Dental Honor Society for her excellence in scholarship, demonstrating exemplary traits of character and qualities for future professional growth and attainments. After graduating from BU, Dr. Chopra worked in Wisconsin and moved back to Massachusetts in 2016.
Out Of The Office
Dr. Chopra loves adventure sports like scuba diving and rafting and has been a gymnast. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband and enjoys hiking, swimming, and trying different cuisines.
Hidetada Moroi, DMD
Originally from Japan, third-generation dentist, Dr. Hidetada Moroi attended Osaka Dental College, where he received his General Dentistry degree in 1990. Soon after, Dr. Moroi moved to Boston, where he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a Periodontics and Dental Implantology specialization. Aside from publishing numerous peer-revied journal articles, Dr. Moroi also shares his expertise through teaching. Currently, Dr. Moroi holds a teaching position at his alma mater, Tufts University, where he works as an assistant clinical professor.
After his formal education, Dr. Moroi began practicing in Massachusetts in 1999. Over his 20+ years of experience, Dr. Moroi has honed his craft in all avenues, particularly in dental surgery, dental implant surgery, and periodontal plastic surgery, in which he has advanced training. Dr. Moroi is also well known for championing optimum function and esthetic results for his patients, ensuring his patients look and feel their best.
Dr. Moroi is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Academy of Osseointegration. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Jean Yves Lamarre, DMD
Dr. Jean Yves Vladimir Lamarre attended the State University of Haiti Dental School, receiving a Diploma of Dental Surgery in 2009. He completed a Dental Residency in Haiti in 2010. He also earned a DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA in 2021.
In Haiti, Dr. Lamarre practiced at Foundation Max Cadet Dental Clinic in Port-au-Prince. In Boston, Massachusetts he has practiced at Gentle Dental New England and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He currently practices at 42 North Dental in Boston, and joined Watkin Dental Associates in January, 2022.
Dr. Lamarre has held several volunteer positions in Haiti and in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts. He is fluent in French and Haitian Creole.
Dr. Lamarre is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has been a member of the New Dentist Symposium (an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club) since 2020.
Dr. Lamarre strives to provide quality dental care, and works concomitantly with each patient to customize their treatment. Dr. Lamarre is a compassionate dentist who carefully listens to his patients, and handles them with empathy and understanding. He educates his patients on how to improve and maintain their oral health, which is the window to overall health. Dr. Lamarre’s number one priority is to always keep a smile on each of his patient’s face by providing quality care.
Dr. Lamarre’s interests include biking, bowling, and swimming.
Sami Zelhka, DDS
Dr. Sami Zelkha graduated from the College of Art Science at Boston University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He continued his education at BU, graduating with a Masters Arts in Oral Health. Dr. Zelkha completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at Howard University College of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency program at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in PA. During his tenure at Howard University College of Dentistry, Dr. Zelkha received many awards including the International Congress of Oral Implantologist Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award, the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award and the Division of Community Dentistry Award.
Dr. Zelkha is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dr. Zelkha is extremely excited to become an integral part of Dr. Watkin’s practice and is very eager to meet all his patients. Taking care of the community is of Dr. Zelkha’s top priority and he looks forward to changing the lives of his patients in the years to come.
Meet Our Team
At Watkin Dental Associates, our team is our success. Working together to help you achieve your oral health goals and keep a happy beautiful smile for life is our top priority for everyone in your family. From our administrative team to our dental assistants, hygienists, and dental specialists, we’re all working together to give you the smile of your dreams … in affordable comfort.