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 Dr. Himelhoch for over twenty 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 three granddaughters, and traveling with her husband.

Michelle, CDA – Dental Assistant & Assistant Office Manager

Michelle has over 20 years of experience as an dental assistant working in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. She also enjoys the administrative side of the practice and wants to help make your visit go as smoothly as possible. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and her dog Gizzy. She likes kayaking, the beach, and traveling.

Isabel, CDA – Dental Assistant

A native of Chile, Isabel has been in the dental field for 28 years and with Dr. Himelhoch more than 20 years. Along with working for Dr. Himelhoch, Isabel has worked in numerous hospitals and clinics in the Worcester area. She also enjoys mission trips to Mexico where she can teach children about keeping their teeth healthy. When Isabel is not working she keeps very busy with her two sons and their various sports. She also loves spending time with her little dog Abbey.

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.
Ashley’s main hobbies are singing, hiking, playing volleyball, cooking, hanging out at the beach and traveling. 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 with Dr. Himelhoch for over 20 years and is very proud to be part of a progressive and highly regarded practice. “Carole” enjoys spending as much time as possible with 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 is 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 teenagers; Brady, Brooke and Jason. They love to travel together and enjoy taking different cruises.

Maria, RDH – Dental Hygienist

Maria earned her Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College. She also holds a Doctorate degree in dentistry from the Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic. Maria is a registered dental hygienist in the state of Massachusetts. She is passionate about the dentistry field and her work. Maria is always proactively seeking to provide the best service to the patients and to be a great support for her colleagues. Her goal is to always promote a safe and comfortable environment for every patient by ensuring everything is running well. Maria was born and grew up in the Dominican Republic. She is fluent in Spanish, which gives her the opportunity to help patients that might encounter language barriers. As the mother of two boys, she enjoys going camping and biking with them. Maria and her family are very adventurous and they love any outdoors activity.

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 – 5:00 pm
Saturday* 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
* Two Saturdays per month