Welcome to Amerident Dental

Our purpose is to provide the highest level of preventive, restorative, and aesthetic care to enhance our patients’ quality of life and self-image.  Our team is committed to your overall health and we are sensitive to your physical and emotional well-being.   Our team actively participates in attending continuing education courses to learn about the most recent techniques relevant to our patients’ oral and overall care.  We are dedicated to providing excellent treatment with a gentle touch in a comfortable environment.

We will make you smile at Amerident Dental.


Hillary Peters - Receptionistphoto

As the newest member of our team, joining us in April 2014,  Hillary brings with her not only a strong background in the dental field but also extensive experience spanning nearly a decade in Human Resources at local hospitals.  Hillary is certified by the American Heart Association in BLS CPR on a Healthcare Provider Level and has taken part in both OSHA and HIPPA training courses.  She is graduate of Chelmsford High School and has completed course work at Endicott College.  As a seasoned professional working with patients, Hillary has always loved working directly with people to help solve whatever problems or issues that may arise.  Her positive demeanor and upbeat attitude never fails to make patients feel comfortable and welcome.

Hillary currently resides in Dracut and is mother to her wonderfully spirited daughter Ella. In her free time, Hillary enjoys working out, watching any New England sports team succeed and challenging herself in her passion of running.

Email: smile@ameridentdental.com


Chantelle Rivera – ReceptionistDSCN1536

Chantelle joined our team in March of 2013.  She is a graduate of Greater Lowell Technical School and is Certified in CPR on a Healthcare Provider Level and has completed training in Infection Control and OSHA Compliance.  Chantelle has been working in the dental field since 2009, working in dental offices ranging from General Dentistry to Oral Surgery.  In addition, Chantelle has extensive knowledge of dental software, patient treatment plans and a variety of dental insurances.  Chantelle is prompt with accommodating patients’ needs, answering questions and she is fluent in both, English and Spanish.  Chantelle’s confident personality is the “frosting on the cake” of our practice and is a great asset to our team.

Chantelle resides in Lowell, and is a mother of two exceptional children, Amariah and Janse.  During her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, cooking, dancing and taking long walks at the park.

Email: chantellerivera@ameridentdental.com


Neisha Lara – Patient Care CoordinatorDSCN1531

She has a friendly, energetic, outgoing personality and loves meeting new people.  Patients appreciate her cheerful, positive attitude when they speak with her in person or on the phone, especially when they are speaking with her to schedule an appointment.  Neisha has worked in the dental field since 2010 and has expertise in people skills in order to satisfy our patients’ needs and making our patients smile truly brings out the joy in her.  She also has excellent knowledge of dental software and likes to learn new skills and always strives to grow.  Neisha is fluent in both, English and Spanish.

Neisha is an undergraduate attending Northern Essex Community college to further her education in Radiology Technology.  She is also Certified in CPR on a Healthcare Provider Level and has completed training in Infection Control and OSHA Compliance.  Neisha loves to sing and shop in her spare time.  She has recently welcomed her bundle of joy, little Miss Niahmialee into the world.  She is ecstatic about her new beginnings in her life, especially working with our team and patients.

Email: neishalara@ameridentdental.com


Shana Paris – Office AssistantShana2

Shana joined our team in the early summer of 2013. She enjoys meeting new patients and helping them schedule appointments with a smile. She has many skills with Microsoft software, and is always open to learning new techniques, especially with the dental software in the office. Although Shana is new to the dental field, it has truly sparked her interest. Shana is a full time undergraduate student attending Middlesex Community College working hard toward being accepted into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, while also completing a minor in Communications. After completing her Associates degree at Middlesex Community College, she intends to further her education and complete her Bachelors degree. Between school and work, Shana’s schedule is busy but she wouldn’t have it any other way because she welcomes challenge and growth on both, personal and professional levels.  She couldn’t be happier to start her new journey with the Amerident Team. Patients truly enjoy her caring and cheerful personality when they come in for their visit or when they speak to Shana over the phone to schedule an appointment.

Email:  shanaparis@ameridentdental.com

Terry L. Schrubb, DMDdr-schrubb1

Dr. Schrubb is an outstanding dentist who is friendly, down to earth, and is gifted in his expertise.  Just ask someone who has been treated by him!

After fulfilling his military obligations and a tour of duty in Vietnam with the First Marine Division, Dr. Schrubb earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biophysics at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, he attended Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed the requirements for his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Schrubb then entered the Navy Dental Corps as a Commissioned Officer where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the Third Force Service Support Group under General Christmas, USMC. Upon resignation from active duty, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.

Dr. Schrubb has been in private practice at Amerident Dental since 1990 and partipates in many Continuing Education courses and the most recent include Dental Implants and Removable Orthodontics.  He is Certified in CPR on a Healthcare Provider Level and has completed training in Infection Control and OSHA Compliance.  Dr. Schrubb has a cheerful personality and thoroughly enjoys coming to work with his patients and team.  His patients often express compliments to our team members on how happy they are to have Dr. Schrubb as their dentist. In his free time, Dr. Schrubb likes to spend time with his family and his horses.

Email: smile@ameridentdental.com


Crabtree DanikaDanika J. Crabtree, DMD, MS – Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Danika Crabtree has joined the periodontal team in our practice. The addition of Dr. Crabtree allows our practice to continue to deliver the highest level of comprehensive care to patients in our community.  Dr. Crabtree is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, School of Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She completed her post –graduate periodontal residency also at Nova Southeastern University.Dr. Crabtree is a diplomate of the AmericanAcademy of Periodontology.  She received her Bachelor’s degree at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and after working in the field of Microbiology as a Quality Analyst, she decided to return to dental school.  She has been practicing in Florida although she is a native Rhode Islander and is excited to now practice in Massachusetts.

Dr. Crabtree was selected to join our practice because of her exceptional clinical abilities and shared values in patient care and caring.  Dr. Crabtree’s enthusiasm and clinical skills make her an ideal practitioner for our community’s periodontal needs. Our team feels privileged to work with Dr. Crabtree and we are confident you will find her warm, experienced and more than capable.  She is very excited about the opportunity to provide the best possible care to our community.  Dr. Crabtree has had extensive training in dental implants and will be placing implants as well as performing osteotome and lateral wall sinus lifts.  As a periodontist, she will bring her esthetic eye to the placement of implants, especially in the maxillary anterior area, the most difficult area to treat.  Dr. Crabtree also performs extractions, including third molars, both boney and partially boney impactions.  In addition to other periodontal non-surgical and surgical therapy, she is trained to administer Botox and dermal fillers.

We look forward to continuing our valued relationship with you and feel great about this new opportunity to support our patients in an extended capacity.  Providing care to our patients is the greatest honor we have professionally and we continue to be committed to meeting your periodontal and clinical standards at the highest level.

Email: smile@ameridentdental.com


Sovanna SorSovanna Sor – Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Sovanna is a valued member of our team. In May 2009, Sovanna received her degree in Dental Assisting from Middlesex Community College. She graduated at the top of her class and received a number of awards for her academic excellence. She also attends many Continuing Education Courses to keep up with the current knowledge and to apply the most effective techniques available.  Sovanna is Certified in CPR on a Healthcare Provider Level and has completed training in Infection Control and OSHA Compliance.  She possesses excellent skills in dental assisting and loves working chairside along with Dr. Schrubb and patients. With an outgoing and “Can Do” attitude, Sovanna fits perfectly as a part of the team.

Sovanna is a mother of two wonderful daughters, Bethany and Elizabella. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, sports, listening to music, cooking and exercising.

Email: sovannasorcda@ameridentdental.com

Allison JeanAlison Jean – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Alison joined our team in 2002, first as a Dental Assistant and in 2007 she became a Registered Dental Hygienist upon graduating with Honors earning an Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Middlesex Community College.  She also graduated with Honors earning a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree online from the Fones School of Dental Hygiene in May of 2012.  Currently, she is enrolled in graduate school earning a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration at Rivier University.  Alison holds an active permit to adminster Local Anesthesia and attends many Continuing Education courses to keep up with the most effective techniques available in patient care and communication.  The most recent courses she has attended include Dental Implants, Oral Health’s Connection with Overall Health, and Cavity Prevention.   Alison is also Certified in CPR on a Healthcare Provider Level and has completed training in Infection Control and OSHA Compliance.

In addition to her education, Alison serves as Secretary on the Executive Committee of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) Massachusetts and is an active member within the dental community.  Alison has contributed greatly to our website and writes an article  called News Bites in our Pearl E. White’s Newsletter delivered to our patient’s e-mail on a quarterly basis and is also available on our website.

Alison’s friendly and caring personality makes patients feel comfortable even if it has been awhile since their last visit to a dental office. Alison provides thorough, yet gentle care and listens to patients’ concerns in order to ensure a wonderful dental experience.  She enjoys getting to know her patients and has a special way of helping patients overcome their dental anxiety.  Prior to Alison becoming our team member, she worked as an Administrative Assistant and graduated from Greater Lowell Technical School with a Certificate in Business.  Alison grew up in Tyngsboro, MA and currently resides in Nashua, NH.  She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, cycling, swimming, music and reading.

Email:  alisonjeanrdh@ameridentdental.com


Kerry Ward – Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)Kerry1

Kerry joined our team in 2005 as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She holds an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, having graduated in 2005 with honors from Middlesex Community College.  At Middlesex Community College Kerry was  the SADHA President and served as an active member of SADHA (Student American Dental Hygiene Association).  After graduating, she obtained a Local Anesthesia Permit and frequently attends many Continuing Education Courses to keep up with current knowledge and apply the most affective techniques available.  In addition, Kerry also holds an Associated of Science degree in Medical Assisting, having completed that successfully in 1998.  Before joining the Amerident team, she worked for six years as a Certified Medical Assistant putting to use her skills in Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Adult Medicine.  Prior to this, Kerry worked for 5 years as a Medical Secretary at the former Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell.

Kerry helps to educate our patients by publishing the “Kids Corner” article in our Pearl E. White’s Newsletter, which you can find on our website.  Here you will find interesting facts and tips for babies, children and adolescent oral health.  Recently, she attended continuing education classes for Dental Implants, Cavity Prevention and Oral Pathology.  These classes allow her to educate patients on new and existing procedures and screenings that can be used as part of their ongoing treatment.   Kerry is also Certified in CPR on a Healthcare Provider Level and has completed training in Infection Control and OSHA Compliance.

Kerry has a warm personality and her positive attitude shows through her ability to listen to her patients’ concerns.  She enjoys treating children and adults, focusing on providing excellent patient care and a comfortable dental experience.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their dog.

Email: kerrywardrdh@ameridentdental.com