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Meet St. Johnsbury Dentist Team

When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. At St. Johnsbury Dental Associates in St. Johnsbury, VT, our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Whether you need an adult or pediatric annual dental exam, restoration, or are interested in cosmetic services such as teeth whitening, our St. Johnsbury Dentist team is equipped with the expertise to get the job done.

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Dr. Darren Boles

“How you do anything is how you do everything.” – T. Harv Eker

Practicing for over 23 years and ready for a change, Dr. Boles and his family relocated to Vermont and acquired St. Johnsbury Dental in September of 2017. Dr. Boles’ sincere and caring nature coupled with his “patient first” approach continues to guide the way he serves his patients. His friendly nature is enhanced by his dedication to providing patients with outstanding care. In his free time, Dr. Boles enjoys spending time with his wife Suzanne Boles and their three remarkable girls. He likes to exercise, eat well with a purpose, tend to his social networks, and engage in continuing education in other fields of interest.

Dr. David Bogacz

“Don’t worry, be happy!” – Bobby Mcferrin

Dr. Bogacz takes the concerns of his patients seriously and has built a career dedicated to personalized care and mutual respect. Patients are never treated like a number in a chart. He believes in treating each patient like family and giving them the care that they deserve. He is the dentist for the residents of Merrimack County Nursing Home and the Glencliff Home for the Elderly, overseeing their public health dental programs. He and a dental hygienist provide dental care in a dental clinic at the facilities.

David helped a New Hampshire FQHC open a dental clinic. The clinic is a teaching site for the University of New England Dental School. He is on the support staff of the FQHC, covering for the dental director when she is away and is a preceptor for the UNE Dental School.

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Dr. John Lansky

Dr. Lansky grew up in Ravenna, Ohio. After high school, he attended Ohio State where he majored in Zoology and pre Dental. He continued his education at Case Western Reserve College of Dentistry. After dental school, he did a general practice residency at the VA hospitals serving veterans in Cleveland, Ohio. Following the residency, he moved to central Vermont and has been practicing dentistry here in Vermont for 26 years. He is an exceptional dentist and is experienced, kind, and highly skilled. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, skiing, sailing, hiking, mountain biking and doing projects around his house.

Dr. Mehdi Noei

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Dr. Reimy Evangelista

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

Dr. Reimy Evangelista De Leon is a second-generation dentist who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At a young age, Evangelista became aware of the extreme need for quality dental care that several populations lack and wanted to serve those patients.

Currently, Dr. Evangelista is practicing as an Associate St. Johnsbury Dentist at St. Johnsbury Dental Associates, Community Health Centers of Burlington, and NEK Dental Medicine in Vermont.

He always encourages his team to give its best effort for the benefit of the patients. His journey has brought him to the beautiful state of Vermont, He is excited to build roots here and not only serve the population, but also contribute his grain of rice to the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Dr. Philippe Charlebois

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."

Dr. Philippe Charlebois is from Montreal, Quebec. He attended the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Montreal where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology before completing his Doctorate at their Faculty of Dentistry. He further pursued his training at the University of Connecticut’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry. After working for several years in New Hampshire, he ran his own practice in Vermont for over a decade. He is currently happy to be working as a St. Johnsbury Dentist Team member. Dr. Charlebois is gentle, soft-spoken, and professional with all his patients. St. Johnsbury Dental Associates is grateful he joined the practice. He enjoys a laid-back lifestyle where he can take in the scenery while enjoying cycling, photography, and travel with his wife and son.

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Lynn Kemp, RDH

"I am truly blessed."

Lynn was a Certified Dental Assistant for 7 years prior to receiving her associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 1991. She has actively taken care of patients as a certified dental hygienist since then. She received her certificate in anesthesia in 2020. St. Johnsbury Dental Associates is lucky to have such a caring and skilled member of our dental family. She has 3 grown children and one grandson. She loves to cook and garden.

Scott Ashford, RDH

"Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither." - C.S. Lewis

New to the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Scott moved from Pennsylvania where he originally graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance; however, after shadowing his wife’s Dad in dentistry, he decided he would pursue the dental field as well. Scott graduated from Luzerne County Community College in Dental Hygiene, and has since worked in both hygiene and orthodontics. Outside the world of teeth, Scott loves spending time with his high school sweetheart and wife, Melissa, along with their three wild and free toddlers. He also still remains active in music as he serves on the worship team at his local church, and enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. 

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Dana Peavey, EFDA

"I always strive to do my best and to treat others how I would like to be treated. I have a job where I have the privilege of doing that every day!"

Dana has been with our practice since June 2020. She completed her Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary in 2021 from the New Hampshire Technical Institute. She is also a Certified Dental Assistant from the Dental Assistant National Board. Dana has an exceptional chair side manner when taking care of her patients. She is our Clinical Lead for all the dental assistants and is skilled in doing restorations for our patients. Dana enjoys outdoor activities like biking, walking, camping & four wheeling with her family.

Desiree Garand, EFDA

Desiree Garand is an EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary) for St. Johnsbury Dental Associates. She grew up in St. Johnsbury and graduated class of 2011 from St. Johnsbury Academy.

Believing that she wanted to further her career in Early childhood Education, she tried out college. However, it just wasn’t the right time or the right career for her. She entertained the idea of a few other career paths through her young adult years, but nothing stuck with her and gave her the “you’re doing things right!” vibe.

In 2018 she saw a post for a Dental Assistant position with St. Johnsbury Dental Associates.  Intrigued, she decided it was time to take the leap and apply. She got the job! Two years passed as she worked with multiple Doctors and learned a career that she had fallen in love with. She obtained her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) in 2020 and a year later applied to New Hampshire Technical Institute for her EFDA Certification which she successfully completed in 2022.

Her career in Dental has taught her about the love she has to serve her community, the dedication she has to and her passion for Dentistry and the strength she has found within herself to achieve the goals she set for herself. Suzanne and Dr. Boles were happy to support her choices to advance her career as their employee, making it possible. She is proud to say that she is an EFDA for St. Johnsbury Dental Associates and she is grateful to help take care of her community. St. Johnsbury Dental Associates is also proud to have her part of their dental family.

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Dr. Darren Boles

William Darren Boles grew up in the “Yellow Pine Belt” city of Laurel, Mississippi. While attending his county high school as a multi-sport athlete, Darren discovered his passion for athleticism and serving others.

Upon graduation, he carried on with his passions by joining the United States Army. While serving in the Army, he received the Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the Army Sharpshooter Badge, and attended Army Air Assault School. Darren also did a tour overseas in Jordan. After serving the United States Army as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles”, Darren pursued and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1996.

Dr. Boles, specializing in General Dentistry, opened his first practice in Laconia, NH in February 2004. Darren was named to New Hampshire’s Top Dentists by New Hampshire Magazine from 2012 – 2016. He has served several overseas mission trips including Honduras and Belize. In addition, he completed an Oral Surgery externship at Guy’s Hospital in London, England while obtaining his dental degree.

Dr. David Bogacz

Dr. David Bogacz attended Tufts University and graduated in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Following a lifelong desire to become a dentist, he then went on to Boston UniversityGoldman School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in1985. He has been practicing in Concord, NH for over 35 years and has always worked hard to stay current on advances in dentistry through continuing education. Dr. Bogacz is a member of the following professional organizations:

New Hampshire Dental Study Group

When David is not practicing dentistry, he and his wife are snowboarding as much as they can. Their daughter is now in graduate school in California and they visit her as much as they can. He has gotten into craft brewing with a friend and they are thinking of starting a nano-brewery someday. Ask him about the wood-fired pizza oven he built in his backyard.

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Dr. Reimy Evangelista

Dr. Evangelista started his dental career in 2008 as a certified dental assistant in the Dominican Republic. The following year, he became a registered dental hygienist. In 2015, Dr. Evangelista obtained his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and completed his Post-Doctoral education in Orofacial pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA in 2020. More recently, Dr. Evangelista was awarded his Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Management by Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Evangelista is a general dentist and an orofacial pain specialist in both public and private practices. He has worked in academic settings as an orofacial pain provider at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and served as a teaching assistant for the Dental Sleep Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology departments.

Dr. Evangelista has completed several presentations and research papers over the years. Being the most recent ones at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in 2019, Archives of Clinical Case Studies; Myofascial TMD, Multifactorial Ethiology with Multidisciplinary Approach in 2020 and a lecture Series called Guidance For Evaluation of Patients With Suspected or Active Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) at the University Of The West Indies in 2023.

Dr. Evangelista is dedicated and passionate about serving the community. His focus is on education, research, treatment services, and advocacy for all. Dr. Evangelista has served and organized several international humanitarian mission trips with the Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association (MHDA) and Hispanic International Missions (HIM). Evangelista’s most recent trip in 2019 led him to Yamasa Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Throughout that mission trip, Dr. Evangelista enjoyed providing high-quality dental care to the underserved population of Yamasa while mentoring younger professionals.