Pediatric Dentists

Shelley McBride, D.M.D.          Pediatric Dentist

CD-6775Dr. Shelley McBride is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Providence College and was awarded her D.M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. McBride received her training in pediatric dentistry at the Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine residency program, where she was chief resident.

Dr. McBride is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has traveled with Project Hope to Bali, Indonesia to teach and lecture about pediatric dentistry. Her academic interests include special needs patients and caries prevention.

In her free time, Dr. McBride enjoys playing golf and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Dr. McBride treats patients in both our Needham and Franklin offices.

Cristen Beard, D.M.D.          Pediatric Dentist

BeardDr. Cristen Beard, a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, completed her undergraduate education at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and was awarded her D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Beard received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Boston Children’s Hospital, where she was Chief Resident during her training, and Past Courtesy Staff Member in Pediatric Dentistry. 

Dr. Beard is a Past President of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and has served on the Advisory Board for Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School's Dental Assisting Program.

Dr. Beard resides in Southboro with her family.  When not watching her boys play hockey in one of the many
hockey rinks throughout New England, Dr. Beard enjoys vacationing with her family on Cape Cod.

Dr. Beard treats patients in our Franklin office.

Jon Shusterman, D.M.D.          Pediatric Dentist

ShustermanDr. Jon Shusterman is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  He completed his undergraduate education at The University of Rochester and was awarded his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He then received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Shusterman maintains a staff appointmentship at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

His hobbies include skiing (snow & water), softball and fishing. He currently resides in Medfield with his wife Becky and their three children Ethan, Shayna, and Aleeza.

Dr. Shusterman is a second-generation dentist at Chestnut Dental, having grown up working in our Needham office.  Dr. Shusterman treats patients in our Needham office.

Anne Hertzberg, D.M.D.          Pediatric Dentist

Hertzberg--AnneDr. Anne Hertzberg is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  She completed her undergraduate education at Colby College, ME, Magna Cum Laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded her D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston. She received her training in pediatric dentistry at the Children's Hospital/Harvard residency program where she was chief resident and was selected for the Farley and Von L. Meyer awards for pursuit of research interests. Her research investigated the association between gastric-esophageal acid reflux and the erosion of teeth. The research was recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition-Europe. Dr. Hertzberg was awarded the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award by the
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has traveled to Mexico in 2008 and Chile in 2011 to do volunteer dental work.

Dr. Hertzberg was recently married and moved to Bedford to be with her new husband and his son.  In her spare time, Dr. Hertzberg enjoys travelling, tennis and reading.  She has been heavily involved in Combined Jewish Philanthropies and has travelled to Israel and Ukraine with this organization to help the Jewish community locally and internationally.

Dr. Hertzberg maintains a staff appointmentship at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is currently the president of the executive Board of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Hertzberg is a second-generation dentist at Chestnut Dental.  She treats patients in both our Needham and Bedford offices.

Amy Regen, D.M.D.          Pediatric Dentist

Regen--AmyDr. Amy Regen is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  She completed her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis and was awarded her D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston. At Harvard, she was awarded the Silver Medal for all-around scholastic excellence and the Dr. Paul Boyle award for excellence in oral and maxillofacial pathology. Dr. Regen received her training in pediatric dentistry at the Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard residency program where she was Chief Resident. She was awarded the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Regen grew up in Lexington, KY and still cheers for University of Kentucky basketball!

Dr. Regen maintains a staff appointmentship at Boston Children's Hospital /Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While in residency she conducted research in conjunction with the Progeria Research Foundation.  Dr. Regen is the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MAPD) and on the executive board.  Dr. Regen also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Committee.  She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.

In her spare time Dr. Regen enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, and spending time with her husband and two sons - Ben and Danny.  She has traveled to Israel to volunteer in a pediatric dental clinic.

Dr. Regen treats patients in both our Franklin and Needham offices.

Keri Peterman, D.M.D.          Pediatric Dentist

Peterman6735-v2Dr. Keri Peterman, a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, completed her undergraduate education at Boston College and graduated cum laude with a BS in Biology.  She was awarded her D.M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she received the Auxiliary Merit Scholar Award and the Award for Senior Student Most Likely to Succeed in Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Peterman’s post-doctoral training was completed at Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Peterman served as chief resident during her second year.  She also authored a research project on dental trauma alongside Dr. Howard Needleman.

Dr. Peterman is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Peterman enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, swimming, and biking, and she is a regular participant on the Pan Mass Challenge, a charitable bike-a-thon that raises funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Above all, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Dr. Peterman treats patients in our Needham office.

Kathleen McCafferty, D.M.D.          Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Kathleen McCafferty, a board certified Diplomat to the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, completed her undergraduate education at Harvard University and was awarded her D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  Her post-doctoral training was completed at the Children's Hospital of Boston and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2015 and served as chief resident during her second year.

While in college, she was a member of the Division I Harvard Women’s Soccer and Ice Hockey teams, competing for a national hockey championship twice in her career.

Dr. McCafferty was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. During her free time, she enjoys being active, playing sports such as soccer, hockey, golf, tennis and swimming. When she can’t get outside to enjoy the sun, she loves reading and, of course, spending time with her family.

Dr. McCafferty treats patients in both our Needham and Bedford offices.

Howard Needleman, D.M.D.     Founding Partner, Retired

Howard-08Dr. Howard Needleman completed his undergraduate education at Rutgers University, New Jersey, magna cum laude. He was awarded his D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston cum laude where he received the Nesbett Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry and Gold Medal for Scholastic Excellence upon graduation. He received his training in pediatric dentistry at the Children's Hospital/Harvard residency program where he was Chief Resident and was awarded the Sidney Farber House Officer Award for the most outstanding resident within the hospital in 1973-74.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Senior Associate at Boston Children's Hospital and Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Harvard School of Dentistry. Dr. Needleman has been an active researcher and lecturer locally, nationally, and internationally. He has published over 75 articles in the field of pediatric dentistry and has authored many chapters in and been editor of numerous medical and dental textbooks. He has received many awards since graduation some of which include the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for Outstanding Dentist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1995, and the Allard Award for outstanding service to the cause of preventing abuse and neglect from the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Needleman has been a local and national Spokesperson for the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. In addition, he is an expert witness for the Department of Health, Division of Health Professions Licensure/Board of Registration of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as for many civil and criminal law suits involving negligent dental care to children across the country.

Stephen Shusterman, D.M.D.     Founding Partner, Retired

steve-05Dr. Stephen Shusterman earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and was awarded the D.M.D. degree, cum laude, from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He served in the United States Army, and was the Chief of Pediatric Dentistry, Internship Program, at General Leonard Wood Army Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While at Tufts, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Shusterman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is Dentist-in-Chief, Emeritus, at Boston Children's Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has held several national committee positions. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Developmental Biology (Pediatric Dentistry) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is the recipient of both the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shusterman is also a member of the consultant staff of both the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Shusterman's major academic interests are in the area of cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. He lectures widely on the subject and has traveled to China twice to speak on the Children's Hospital Protocol for infants with cleft lip and palate as a representative of the Canada China Child Health Foundation. Academically, he is a lecturer on Behavioral Guidance, Space Maintenance and Clefts/Craniofacial Anomalies in the pre-doctoral program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has authored or co-authored many articles and chapters in journals and textbooks of Dentistry and Medicine.