Center for Progressive Dentistry

Meet the Team at 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.

David Scardella, DMD | Duxbury MA Dentist

David Scardella, DMD, FICOI

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. In 2019, Dr. Scardella earned fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI). 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 Pembroke with his wife Jaime, their two sons Andrew and Tyler, and their dog Penny. His hobbies include playing hockey and golf and brewing his own beer.

Karen Stevens-MacNayr

Certified Dental Assistant

Stevie has been a certified dental assistant for over 25 years. She's a real "people person" and loves to make our patients for comfortable and happy while in the office. With a warm smile and thoughtful conversation, Stevie is able to melt away the stress and anxiety many people bring with them to the dental office. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, especially at their house in Maine. 

Kathy LaLond

Office Manager

Kathy has worked in the dental field for over 30 years in various roles. A compassionate and caring person, Kathy is able to assist our patients with all their dental concerns and make them feel at ease. She enjoys walks with her husband, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. When you meet Kathy or speak with her over the phone, you instantly know she loves what she does and truly wants the best for our patients.

Kate Connor, RDH


Kate is a graduate of Bristol Community College Dental Hygiene program and has always had a passion for health care. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel comfortable during their appointments. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, walking, and spending time with family and friends.

Linda Barkas, RDH


Linda has many years of experience in the dental field, starting out as a dental assistant before becoming a hygienist. She enjoys educating her patients and helping them improve their dental and overall health. When she's not working, she prefers spending time outdoors with her family and friends and traveling with her husband.

Jen Wiley

Certified Dental Assistant

Originally from the North Shore, Jen has been helping patients with their smiles for over 20 years. She loves nothing more than to make them laugh and feel at ease in the dental chair. She now resides on the South Shore with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys camping, antiquing and spending time with her family and friends.

Stephanie Tarkanian

Front Office Specialist

Stephanie has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Her personality mixes ambition and empathy and she has acquired an extensive knowledge of dentistry and love for the profession. Her goal is for patients to feel welcome and comfortable and have a positive experience in the office. She enjoys spending time with family, visiting art museums, and making jewelry. She is also an avid photographer of the local beach landscapes.

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Patient Testimonial- Kaitlin- Center for Progressive Dentistry
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