Kathy Arena: Patient Concierge
I first met Dr. Handa as a new patient and was impressed with her holistic approach to dentistry. After 5 years of coming to her practice, I was honored that she asked me to join her team. My background in leadership training and sales management has provided support for our growth to an airway centered dental office.
I do a variety of things here, but my favorite responsibility is speaking to potential new patients. It is wonderful to hear their stories, share how we can help them, and then see the powerful outcomes they achieve. Things I am passionate about outside the office include traveling, golf, and riding motorcycles.
Solvena Leimantaite: Certified Dental Assistant
I entered dentistry because a friend suggested it to me as a good field to be in. But now that I have been a dental assistant for over 10 years, I can’t imagine doing anything else because it is my passion.
I love working with people and helping others feel better. I have one daughter and I live in Boston. I like to read, travel the world, and focus on living a healthy lifestyle. Dentistry is not just an occupation but part of the whole-body journey.
Katie Andrews: Office Administrator
I found my way to Dr. Handa’s office by what seemed to be pure chance, but I knew from the moment I first walked in that I was meant to be here. Working at Beyond Dentistry has given me the opportunity to use my customer service skills and hospitality experience in new and meaningful ways. I am honored to have a part in such a peaceful and healing environment and to see patients’ lives changed – my own included!
I moved to Maynard with my husband in 2021 and we have both been enjoying small town life. When I’m not in the office I enjoy acting, crafting, foraging, making delicious food, and riding my bike.
Jessie Jones Teti: Registered Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist
Hi, I’m Jessie!
When I met Dr. Handa, I decided to come on board as a patient because I enjoyed her holistic, healing approach and felt she was a good fit for me. As we got to know each other better, we realized we would also be a good fit working together. I came on board as her dental hygienist and myofunctional therapist.
I love being a dental hygienist! I enjoy establishing relationships with people and working with them towards their health goals. One way I do this is utilizing salivary diagnostic technologies to take a deeper dive into my patient’s oral and overall well-being. This helps me learn more about them so I can tailor their treatment for the most successful outcomes. I use Airflow technology in my practice to give patients a comfortable and effective experience.
What I enjoy the most about being part of Dr. Handa’s team is working alongside her and her amazing staff. We love to learn and take courses about new technology and treatment modalities to best serve our patients.
In my free time, I like to craft, spend time with my hubby John, and our three Boston Terriers.