SOURCE: Dores Dental

Dores Dental

August 31, 2015 17:30 ET

Longmeadow Dental Office Adds Two General Dentists

LONGMEADOW, MA--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - Dr. Jim Dores, a leading Longmeadow, Mass., family dentist trained in all phases of dentistry, recently added two general dentists to his growing dental practice.

The new general dentists each have more than 20 years of experience treating patients of all ages. Dr. Marie Walsh has been in practice for more than 30 years, while Dr. David Ochola has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Dores, owner of Dores Dental, said Drs. Walsh and Ochola will allow him to continue providing quality and comprehensive care to existing and new patients. Dores Dental has seen record numbers of new patients this year and added new technology to provide affordable and minimally invasive treatments.

“By adding new, experienced dentists to our growing dental team, we can continue providing the level of care that Dores Dental patients have come to expect,” Dr. Dores said. “For me, it’s an incredible opportunity to expand our services and treat more community members through compassionate and gentle dentistry.”

Dr. Walsh is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York, and she spent the last two years practicing in Pittsfield, Mass. She is skilled in all aspects of general dentistry, including preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant restoration, prosthodontics, periodontics, full dentures and orthodontics. She is also trained in Botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Walsh earned her bachelor of science degree from Fordham University in 1978 and then graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982.

Dr. Walsh holds memberships with the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Berkshire District Dental Society, New York Third District Dental Society, Association of Women Dentists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and United States Dental Institute. She has taken continuing education courses with the Pankey Institute, Align Tech and Goldman School of Dentistry at Boston University.

Dr. Ochola earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester in chemistry in 1988 and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Hartford. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he was a member of the prestigious Robert R. Andrews Society. While at Tufts University, he also received the Merit Honor Scholarship, which is awarded to students in the top third of their class.

Dr. Ochola has practiced dentistry for more than 20 years and has spent the last two years as a staff dentist in Hartford, Conn. Dr. Ochola has worked in private practice and for community dental clinics. He has trained in all areas of dentistry and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

“Dr. Ochola and Dr. Walsh have a passion and skill for working with patients of all dental backgrounds in order to help them achieve a healthier mouth,” Dr. Dores said. “Our patients appreciate their attention to detail and willingness to educate everyone about the importance of good oral health care.”

Dores Dental, 175 Dwight Road, Suite 304, serves the communities of Longmeadow, Hampden, Southwick, Springfield, Wilbraham, West Springfield and Agawam, Mass., as well as Enfield and Somers, Conn. He treats children, teens and adults in hisoffice. Individual services include same-day crowns, inlays and onlays, dental implants, bridges, root canal therapy, periodontal disease treatment, tooth extractions, teeth-whitening treatments, custom mouthguards and Invisalign.

Dr. Dores offers Invisalign to patients who want a discreet, pain-free way to straighten their teeth. This virtually invisible teeth-alignment therapy is popular with busy adults and professionals because of its convenience and comfort.

Dr. Dores spent nine years working in sales and finance before entering dental school. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and worked as an associate dentist for four years before purchasing his own practice in 2010. Dr. Dores has advanced education in general dentistry, Synergy implant training, Invisalign and same-day crowns. He uses a CEREC machine to produce natural-looking and durable same-day restorations and DentalVibe to render pain-free injections.

Dr. Dores received the Vitals Patient Choice Award in 2013 and 2014, a recognition given out by, a patient-review site for doctors. He is dedicated to his community and donates his time to Alana Smiles, a charity that offers treatment for oral cancer patients, and Dentistry From The Heart, a national collaboration of dentists who provide free dentistry for a day for patients without dental insurance. Dores Dental partners with local transportation services, shelters and local food vendors to offer a day of free exams, cleanings, extractions and fillings to those in need. This year’s Dentistry From The Heart program was May 9 at Dr. Dores’ Longmeadow dental practice.

For information about Dores Dental’s restorative dentistry solutions or to find a dentist in Springfield or Longmeadow, visit the website at or call 413-241-3995.

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