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Meet The Team

Dr. Richard J Baker, DMD

 Dr. Richard Baker is a graduate of Northeastern University and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, South Shore District Dental Society, Greater Boston ITI Study Club, Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Fellow in the ITI (International Team of Implantology) Dr. Baker has been in private practice for over thirty eight years. He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia on diverse subjects such as Advanced Treatment Planning, Implant Dentistry Techniques, Esthetic Dentistry Utilizing Implants to name only a few. Dr. Richard Baker's passions include the study of ancient history, European travel and golf. He has been married to Mary Ellen Baker R.N. for thirty-nine years and has four children. 

Dr. Andrew J Baker, DMD

Dr. Andrew Baker is a friendly and compassionate dentist that constantly aims to give his patients the highest quality care. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology at Northeastern University, before going on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University. He has also received extensive training in advanced CAD-CAM restorative technology and one visit crown techniques.

Andrew has had a lifelong passion for dentistry always striving to follow in his grandfather and father's footsteps. He enjoys how dentistry allows him to meet and work with new interesting people everyday. Andrew's goal is to help all his patients achieve life long dental health while creating beautiful smiles along the way. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, hockey, and staying active.

Mrs. Stephanie L. O'Neill, RDH

Dental Hygienist

  Stephanie is a native of Braintree and graduated from Braintree High School in 2000. She started in the dental field as an office receptionist in 1998 and continued onto a dental assistant. She then obtained her Bachelor of Health Science degree from Forsyth Dental Institute, MCPH in 2005.

Stephanie has been a part of the team since 2007. She enjoys educating patients towards obtaining optimal health. Building personal and professional relationships with her patients is a top priority. Stephanie maintains continuing education for her dental hygiene license and also has the credentials to provide local anesthesia.

Stephanie resides in Norwell with her husband and two young boys. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and portrait photography.

Ms. Lynda Ferrentino

Office Manager

Lynda joined South Braintree Dental Associates in 2008 as front desk manager, where she oversees the appointments and general operations of the office. Lynda has been involved in the dental field for most of her career, first managing an orthodontic practice and joined SBD after a short time managing an oncology clinic.

Aside from managing the office, Lynda assumes the responsibilities of managing the computer software and data storage systems within the practice. Lynda's interest in computers and software programs led her to attend Clark University where she furthered her computer education in earning certifications in Microsoft A+, MCSE, and MCSA.

Lynda resides in the South Shore area. Her love of animals has lead her to "rescue" several animals that have become household pets. She has adopted two cats and most recently a puppy, Maya, rescued from Puerto Rico. When not out on group dog walks, Lynda loves sailing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, cooking, gardening, and travelling. Lynda has no spare time!

Ms. Christine Fraser, CDA

Dental Assistant

 Christine has been involved in dental assisting for 32 years. She has been a part of team since 2011 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the practice.She is a native of England and a graduate of the Oldham School of Technology for Dental Assisting. She retains certification in British and American dental assisting, as well as Health and Safety in Radiology and Infection Control.

Christine participated in the Pride Institute Management Program from 1995 to 2010. She also attended the Pankey Institute, Key Biscayne, FL in 2007 for Special Studies in Temporization of Crowns and Bridges and Fabrication of Occlusal Mouthguards.

Christine currently resides in Walpole where she loves to garden, read, cook, entertain, and travel.