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Fabiola Ramirez Martinez, DMD

Dr. Ramirez is a Board-Certified Periodontist and Implantologist accredited by the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implantology. She received her undergraduate training at the University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. She then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine, where she was involved in research projects associating periodontal disease with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. After graduation she went on to complete her training in Periodontology and Oral Implantology in a three year residency program at Tufts University. During this time Dr. Ramirez presented at the prestigious Yankee Dental Congress in Boston on the topic of soft tissue (gingival) grafting.

Dr. Ramirez is a member of numerous prestigious organizations including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Board of Periodontology, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Valley District Dental Society. She also leads a Spear Study Club at her office in Agawam, where several dentists and specialists receive continuing education and collaborate on complex cases. In her free time she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, horseback riding and spending time with her 3 dogs.

Erich C. Schmidt, DMD

Dr. Erich C. Schmidt is a distinguished periodontist and dental implant specialist known for his unwavering commitment to patient care and education. With a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester (2004) and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut (2008), Dr. Schmidt's academic journey exemplifies his dedication to merging scientific knowledge with clinical practice. He furthered his expertise at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute of Oral Health, earning a Certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implants.

Dr. Schmidt's dedication to advancing patient care and education in periodontology and implant dentistry is evident in his tireless pursuit of excellence. He draws inspiration and support from his loving family—his wife Jackie and their three children.

Dr. Schmidt embodies the values of compassion, expertise, and innovation, making him a respected leader in the dental community both locally in the Berkshires and beyond.

Emily, Dental Hygienist

Emily is from western Massachusetts and has been practicing dentistry since 2018. She has been a hygienist at Nobel Perio since 2020, and engaging with her patients and helping them reach optimal oral health is what she enjoys most about her job. She also loves to travel and spend time with her family. She recently just had newborn twin boys with her husband and is very happy. She studied fashion merchandising at Johnson & Wales prior to becoming a hygienist and graduated as a dental hygienist from Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut. Tunxis provides a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes patient care treatment planning, proper patient education, and the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. At Tunxis, she was able to work with an array of people at many clinics and hospitals throughout Connecticut. Emily holds a license in both Massachusetts and Connecticut and is certified in administering local anesthetics.