The Brighton Family Dental Team

Photo: (from left to right): Top row: Aleksandra Pakulska, Dr. Thomas Villani, Dr. Susan Han, Nicolette Tiner.
Second row: Dr. Richard Kondrat, Tran Huynh-Mullaney, and Claudia O’Rourke.
Bottom row: Phuong Le, Mihara Troncales, and Carla Turcios.


The Hygiene Team

Our dental hygienists, Tran and Mihara, have extensive training and experience in their field. They work with our patients to provide comprehensive dental hygiene and education for effective homecare. Gum disease affects approximately 80% of the American population. It has been linked to serious overall health risks, such as heart and respiratory diseases, stroke, diabetes complications, low-weight births, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Your six-month dental cleanings will allow Tran or Mihara to help you prevent gum disease. Should the condition develop, your hygienist will develop a practical and effective treatment plan to restore good oral health. Tran and Mihara also work closely with Dr. Kondrat, our periodontist, when specialist care is required.

Tran Huynh-Mullaney, RDH, earned her bachelor’s degree at Tufts University in 1995. She has been with Brighton Family Dental since 1988, first as a dental assistant, then as a hygienist in 2001 after earning her RDH degree from Forsythe School of Dental Hygiene. Tran brings two decades of experience to our team and takes great pride in helping our patients achieve optimal oral health.

Mihara Troncales, RDH, graduated from University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, then earned her RDH at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. She joined our team in 2002 and provides excellent care for all of our patients.

The Dental Assisting Team

Carla and Claudia earned certificates in dental assisting and bring years of experience to our practice. A dental assistant works chairside with the dentist during procedures, providing help to the dentist while ensuring optimal patient comfort. The dental assistants also take radiographs and provide teeth whitening treatment, and they work with our front desk management. If you have questions about dental procedures, your treatment plan, or patient comfort, Carla or Claudia will be happy to help you.

Carla Turcios, came on board in 2007. She earned her certificate in dental assisting at Boston Career Institute. Carla holds a certificate in dental radiology. She is fluent in Spanish and is happy to provide translation for our Spanish-speaking patients.

Claudia O’Rourke is the latest addition to our superb staff and has become an essential part of our team since 2011. She earned her certificate in dental assisting at Dental Careers of the North Shore. She also has a certificate in dental radiology from Tufts University. Claudia is also fluent in Spanish.

The Administrative Office

Our administrative personnel, led by our office manager Ms. Phuong Le, are always eager to assist you, our patients, with all matters related to reception, billing, financial options, and insurance coverage. When you call or visit Brighton Family Dental Group, Phuong and staff will work diligently to provide excellent attention to your needs and will strive to assure that your interaction with us will always be handled with a high level of professionalism and competence.

Phuong Le and and staff recognize their role as ambassadors for the practice and assist our patients with scheduling, insurance, and finances. Phuong has been with us since 2005, earned her bachelor of science degree in business management at Boston University, and is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. She is also fluent in Vietnamese.

Schedule a Visit at Brighton Family Dental Group

Located in Brighton, Mass., Brighton Family Dental Group features experienced dentists and an excellent range of in-office treatments for every member of your family who needs dental care. If you’d like to learn more, you can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by calling our office at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.