about the team

//about the team
about the team 2017-11-13T23:50:16+00:00

Every person on the team was asked an important question before they were hired, which was “What is the most important part of a dental practice?” Each one was hired because they spontaneously answered, “The patient.” Our staff is best characterized as happy, experienced, dedicated to the patient. They are dedicated to continuous study and education to better serve the patient.

Dr DeMello’s former assistant, Annette, assisted the doctor from 1993 to 2013.

Dr. DeMello’s assistant, Sandy, has compassionately assisted the doctor since 2016. The office treatment coordinator, Belina, has been with the office since 2001. Belina is a highly trained experienced expert in coordinating treatment and handling all questions about insurance benefits of the many different insurance and dental benefit companies. Gisele has been a hygienist for over 30 years and worked with Dr DeMello since he started in 1981 with Dr DeMello’s associate, Dr James A. Ferioli. Jenn was also a dental assistant for years prior to becoming a dental hygienist.

Please take a minute to meet each of our staff individually here at the web site and say hello personally when you visit our office. They are a great bunch of people.


Belina’s 30 years of dental experience contribute to her expertise in all aspects of the administrative end of the dental field. She has been involved with computerized technology for many years. During the course of a work day she enjoys all aspects of her job at Dr. DeMello’s office, but in particular the patients of the practice. She believes that Dr. DeMello’s patients are exceptionally wonderful because of the well rounded and great personality that Dr. DeMello and his staff offer to the patients. She holds an associates degree in business management. The office has intrigued her in many ways, especially with the constant upgrading and truly keeping well ahead of technology and it’s changes. The CEREC system and Zoom whitening have definitely been an inspiration to her because of the smiles and positive self esteem results that it has brought to the patients.

She and her husband keep very busy with their grand daughter. They have two grown children. She has been involved in many cultural events with the Portuguese community, enjoys traveling, likes to knit, crochet and many other crafts.

Mostly, she is very motivated and has an upbeat personality, which really inspires the entire staff. She is a team player and strongly believes it takes an entire team effort to run a practice efficiently.


Gisele had been a dental hygienist for Dr DeMello’s now retired associate, Dr. James A. Ferioli since 1974 and has worked with Dr. DeMello for twenty six years since he first started in dentistry. She also worked part-time for several area dentists. She graduated from Bristol Community College and was a member of Sigma Phi Beta, an honor society for dental hygienists.

Gisele is now working part-time for Dr. DeMello since Dr. Ferioli’s retirement in April 2007. What has always amazed her about Dr. DeMello is his enthusiasm for dentistry. Many dentists lose that enthusiasm as the years go by but Dr. DeMello remains excited about dentistry and has stayed abreast of the newest technologies and has implemented them in his practice. He is also very supportive of patient education and supplies his hygienist with the latest materials to treat and educate his patients.

Gisele has been married for thirty years and has three children, two son-in-laws, and two grandchildren, who are the light of her life. She enjoys reading , tandem biking with her husband, boating and fishing , camping, exercising at the gym, and loves animals. She is also an avid Pawsox, Red Sox, and Patriots fan.

She has been involved in her community, especially in the school system when her children were attending, and is an active participant in her church.


Jenn grew up in Lincoln near Dr DeMello’s office and graduated from Lincoln High School. Jenn was a dental assistant for 5 years prior to graduating from the Community College of Rhode Island in 2006 with her associates’ degree in Dental Hygiene.

She joined Dr. DeMello’s team in 2008 as a part time hygienist and is committed to staying up to date with her profession by learning about the latest technologies and advances in dentistry. She annually attends continuing education courses and seminars to keep abreast of the latest information, techniques, and materials to educate herself and pass that flow of knowledge to the patients as well.

Jenn appreciates that Dr DeMello’s patients are very pleasant, dedicated and knowledgeable. Jenn is fluent in Portuguese as well as English.

Jenn is the mother of an adorable son born in 2011 and enjoys traveling, shopping and trying new things.


Dr. Demello’s assistant, Sandy has compassionately assisted the doctor since February 2016. She graduated from Community College of Rhode Island as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2013. She is now continuing her education at CCRI studying dental hygiene. She has a very caring and confident personality which allows her skills to be very soothing to our patients. She is fluent in Spanish. When not working or studying she enjoys camping and mountain biking.


Katie grew up in Cumberland. She was a pharmacy technician for 8 years prior to graduating from Community College of Rhode Island in 2015 with her associates degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined our practice in November 2015 as a part time dental hygienist and is fully committed to our patients and continuing her education. Her humble and caring personality has allowed her a wonderful relationship with our patients. We look forward to a long term standing employment relationship with her.

She is a mother to a beautiful daughter. Who keeps her very busy with school and activities.


Jerrica is our dental assistant/receptionist.  She graduated from Lincoln Tech in 2016 with a certification in Dental Assisting and Radiography.  After completing successfully her internship here in our practice we were fully convinced that her dedication and drive for excelling would be an asset to our practice.  Her personality brings a compassion and caring aspect to our patients needs.  She has a beautiful step-daughter that keeps her extremely busy when she is not working.