Meet the staff

Dr. Himelhoch and the Team at Smiles in Framingham are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible experience when they visit our office! The video below is a quick introduction, and you can learn more about our talented team in their bios:

Janet – Office Manager

Janet has worked as the office Manager for 25 years. During that time she has enjoyed meeting so many families and watching their children grow. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her four granddaughters. She also enjoys visiting her home in Hilton Head when she finds the time to get away.

Ashley – Dental Hygienist

Ashley joined our team in April of 2018 as our new Hygienist. Before graduating from Quinsigamond Community College with high honors as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Ashley was busy as a dental assistant working for general dentists, endodontists and periodontists for almost 7 years. As a child, Ashley thoroughly enjoyed going to see her dentist and always had positive experiences. She can now help others have that same positive experience that they will too remember as adults. She loves working with children and hopes they gain education about their dental health at each visit.
She enjoys singing, cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and two dogs. Being the oldest of seven children, she has the responsibility of setting a good example for her younger siblings and loves spending quality time with her family, her boyfriend Brendan, and her pets, Nala and Cali. While maintaining the highest level of clinical competency, Ashley hopes to have a long career in dentistry.

Carolyn, CDA – Dental Assistant

Carolyn has over 30 years of experience in both clinical and administrative duties in general, pediatric and orthodontic practices. She has been a valued member of our team for over 25 years, and has enjoyed working with children and making them comfortable in the dental setting. Outside the office "Carole" enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters.

Claudia, CDA – Dental Assistant

Claudia was born and grew up in México City. She is fluent in Spanish and French. In 1994 she obtained her Dental degree from the Universidad Latinoamericana. In 1997 she finished her master’s degree in Orthodontics. Claudia is a certified dental assistant and loves learning new things in dentistry. She gets satisfaction in seeing patients improve their quality of life by improving their oral health. As a mother of two daughters, she enjoys arts and crafts, cooking, biking and traveling. She loves spending time with her family and friends. When Claudia is not at the office she enjoys teaching yoga for kids.

Teresa – Dental Assistant

Teresa has worked with our team since 1999, the same year she received her Massachusetts certification to take dental radiographs. Teresa has also been a Certified Nursing Assistant since 1993. A resident of Framingham, Teresa is a mother of four who enjoys spending time with family, church and friends. She loves soccer, both playing and as a spectator.

Tracy, RDH, CDA – Dental Hygienist

Tracy has over 20 years experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a professor of dental hygiene at Quinsigamond Community College, and has been teaching for 9 years. She is also a Public Health Dental Hygienist who visits schools, nursing homes and private residences. Tracy had wanted to be a hygienist since she was 13 years old. She finds teaching her profession to others to be very rewarding, and loves providing optimal care to all of her patients. Tracy is married to her husband, Paul and they have 3 children; Brady, Brooke and Jason. They love to travel together in their free time.

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Jaime - Receptionist

Jaime is our front desk receptionist, and she joined our team in August of 2020. Working in positions ranging from retail, to sales, and to a dental office, has given her many ideas and interests on the future of her career. Who knows, she could potentially become a dental assistant! On her days off she loves singing, playing guitar, cooking, and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé Anthony, their puppy Frankie, and of course her family of three older sisters and mother.

Desirae – Dental Assistant

Desirae is a college student and dental assistant. She is radiology certified and is working on additional certifications. She hopes to one day become a dentist herself making this a great fit for her. Desirae is currently back to school full time pursuing her pre-dental degree, but we look forward to seeing her at the office during school breaks. During her free time she enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with family.



Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday* 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
* Two Saturdays per month