Meet our Staff

Office Personel

  • Susan Butts

Susan Butts is a receptionist and bookeeper at Wellesley Dental Care.  Susan joined our staff in January 2009.  For the past twenty plus years, Susan has run her own small business which allowed her to stay at home and raise her three children. Susan graduated from Smith College and lives in Natick with her family.

  • Leslie Harris

Leslie Harris is a receptionist at Wellesley Dental Care.  Leslie joined our team in 2008 after a career in teaching and brings her experience at educational multitasking to our administrative department.  Leslie attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Bridgewater State College.  She lives in Westwood with her husband and enjoys spending time with her three grown children.

  • Karen Oberg

Karen Oberg is our schedule coordinator and accounts manager, and is responsible for staffing and appointment administration. Karen joined our team in 2007 after serving various sales and consulting positions within local public schools, businesses and banking firms. Karen is a graduate of Franklin Marshall College and lives in Wayland with her husband.

Dental Hygienists

  • Claire Rafter, RDH

Claire Rafter is a registered dental hygienist who joined our practice in 2004. Claire received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and maintains licensure in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is an active participant and volunteer in the Franklin Lifelong Learning Program, the Special Olympics, and the Yankee Dental Congress. Claire lives in Franklin with her husband.

  • Holly Umina, RDH

Holly Umina is a registered dental hygienist who joined our practice in 1997. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Middlesex Community College in 1996 and joined our practice the following year. Holly maintains Massachusetts licensure. She is an active volunteer and participant in the Yankee Dental Congress. Holly lives in Newton with her husband and three children.

  • Diane Wilson, RDH

Diane Wilson has been a registered dental hygienist for over 30 years. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Middlesex Community College. She has taken multiple continuing education courses on the early detection of oral cancer, and is trained in the detection and treatment of periodontal disease. Diane is an active volunteer and participant in the Yankee Dental Congress. She was a pediatric hygienist for 10 years prior to joining our practice in 2002. Diane lives in Bedford with her family.

Dental Assistants

  • Shelly Helander

Shelly Helander has been a dental assistant for over 30 years and joined our practice in 2000. Shelly has completed radiographic certification at Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and also has certification in Infection Control through the DANB Assistant Program. She is very active in continuing education with the Yankee Dental Congress as a volunteer and participant. She is Dr. Fantasia’s primary assistant . Shelly lives in Natick with her family.