At Mills & Ghenta, we’ve been providing state-of-the-art, patient-centered dental care to our patients in Dartmouth, MA for more than 25 years. Our team is made up of gentle and compassionate dental professionals who love dentistry and enjoy caring for our patients.
Each member of our practice takes the time to advance their skills and knowledge to help us ensure that we are always providing you with the smartest, safest, and most comfortable dental care possible. We are committed to the process of life-long learning, and we believe that when you visit our dental office, you will see the difference.
As our patient, we empower you to take charge of your own healthcare; in effect, you become a member of our team! We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the rest of our team and welcome you to our office!
Dr. Andrea Ghenta, DDS
After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry in 1995, Dr. Andrea Ghenta completed a one-year general practice residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, which allowed her the opportunity to practice with some of the top cosmetic dentists in the nation. Dr. Ghenta also completed a dental implant "mini residency" at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Ghenta is committed to education and ongoing learning through continuing education. In an effort to provide her patients with cutting edge cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Ghenta has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education in the area of conservative cosmetic dental care. Dr. Ghenta has always placed her patients and their health at the center of her practice.
When Dr. Ghenta is not in the office helping patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband Calin and their three daughters, Cristina, Monica, and Corina. As a family, they enjoy biking, traveling, and going on walks with their chocolate lab, Fudge.
Dr. Ghenta is a member of many organizations, including the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Dr. Joseph Mills, DDS
After graduating from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1979, Dr. Joseph Mills attended a Public Health Service residency in New York City. He began practicing in Dartmouth in 1979.
To further his knowledge and the level of care he provides to his patients, Dr. Mills has attended the Pankey Institute of Restorative Dentistry in Florida as well as the Sonnick Institute in Connecticut for advanced training in the surgical placement of dental implants. Dr. Mills is able to provide all dental treatment, and his philosophy is to help his patients maintain all their teeth in maximum comfort, function, and aesthetics, using the most conservative means possible to achieve this goal.
Dr. Mills resides in Dartmouth with his wife of 31 years and his two children, John and Julie.
Dr. Justin Ruffner, DDS
Dr. Ruffner graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. After dental school, Dr. Ruffner returned to his hometown of Boonsboro, Maryland, and practiced with his mentor and childhood dentist for two years.
Dr. Ruffner and his wife, Delia, then relocated to Massachusetts where he began providing care for patients of the south coast. Delia is a native of Orleans, MA. Dr. Ruffner and Delia currently live in Orleans with their two young sons, Cooper and Sawyer.
Dr. Ruffner is committed to providing quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxed setting. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education since graduation and focuses much of his time in the office on performing root canal therapy.
Dr. Marielle Pedro, DMD
Dr. Marielle Pedro joined Dr. Ghenta & Dr. Mills this year in 2013 after graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She graduated from Bishop Stang High School and earned her bachelor degree from Fairfield University. As a native of Dartmouth, Dr. Pedro was a patient of Dr. Mills throughout her life.
Dr. Pedro brings not only a youthful enthusiasm to the practice, but knowledge of the latest in dental technique and materials. She is devoted to her patients and to the delivery of great quality dental service.
Dr. Pedro is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, Southeastern District Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.