Our Team

Center for Progressive Dentistry

Our mission is to treat every person coming to us for dental care as if they were the only person in our practice. We will strive to produce superb, comprehensive dentistry in a time frame that is appropriate for each individual. Our promise to you is that we will accomplish the above in a non-threatening, relaxed, and trustworthy environment.

We have designed the Center For Progressive Dentistry for your comfort and optimum dental health. Our office uses leading-edge technologies, including digital X-rays and paperless charting.

What really sets us apart is our team! Many of the members of our team have been working together for many years. Everyone sets the needs of our patients as their number one priority.

Meet Our Team

David Scardella, DMD

 David Scardella, DMD

Center for Progressive Dentistry has a new owner, David Scardella, DMD! 

Dr. David Scardella grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. He always loved playing sports and his passion for ice hockey first brought him to Massachusetts at the age of 16 when he attended Milton Academy. He then went on to attend Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and it was there that he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Scardella received his DMD from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Newark, NJ). He then completed advanced training in a General Practice Residency at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Scardella was able to expand his dental skills while treating a deserving and diverse patient base.

Dr. Scardella moved back to Massachusetts in 2013 and married a month later. He practiced dentistry in Beverly, MA for several years as an associate. He purchased Center for Progressive Dentistry from Dr. Santelli in April 2015. Dr. Scardella's interests within dentistry are vast and he is always striving to learn more. He takes around 100 hours of continuing education courses every year. Dr. Scardella is a general dentist and is especially interested in dental implants, crowns, bridges, and endodontics (root canals). He wants all patients to be informed and feel comfortable in his chair, so please ask him about any concerns you might have while undergoing dental treatment.

Dr. Scardella lives in Duxbury with his wife Jaime, their son Andrew, and their dog, Penny. His hobbies include playing hockey and golf and brewing his own beer.

Bridget Vardaro - Certified Dental Assistant

 Bridget Vardaro - Certified Dental Assistant

"After serving in the US Navy, I went to school for dental assisting. I started out at Tufts University where I completed an internship and was later employed. I love spending time with my husband and dog at the beach."

Julie Harrington - Dental Hygienist

 Julie Harrington - Dental Hygienist

Julie has been in the dental field since 1982, starting out as a dental assistant. Once her children were older, she went back to school for dental hygiene. She leads an active and healthy lifestyle that carries through to the care of our patients. 

Karen Stevens-MacNayr - Certified Dental Assistant

 Karen Stevens-MacNayr - Certified Dental Assistant

"I have been in the dental field for 25 years, starting out with Dr. Santelli in Plymouth in 1990. I love my job as much now as I did back then. I'm a people person and like to make our patients feel comfortable and happy while in the office. When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family in Maine. Family, Friends, Laughter!"  -- Stevie

Kathy LaLond - Office Manager

 Kathy LaLond - Office Manager

"Being in the dental profession for nearly 30 years has allowed me to assist our patients with all their dental concerns. A happy patient is always my goal. Loving what I do is an important part of who I am. I also enjoy taking walks with my husband, traveling, and dinners with my family and friends."  -- Kathy