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Dr. Badri Debian, Holyoke, MA DentistDr. Debian

Dr. Badri Debian started his academic life at Boston University with a full academic scholarship where he graduated in May, 1987, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, a minor in Biology, and completed the pre-Medical/dental program. During his undergraduate studies, he made the Dean's honor list multiple times, and conducted undergraduate research in the field of molecular electronic spectroscopy using laboratory lasers.

After graduation, Dr. Debian worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Pharmacology Department in Worcester as a Research Assistant in the design and synthesis of antiviral drugs for the treatment of cytomegalovirus in AIDs patients. He worked there for two years for the Dean of the Graduate Department. Thereafter, he attended Graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the field of Applied Mathematics (the Master of Science program) until he entered the Boston University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Debian graduated from the Boston University school of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental medicine degree in May, 1994. He received many awards and commendation while there, including the Merit Scholarship Award, the Academy of Oral Medicine Award, and was recognized for academic excellence by the Dean. He then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry degree, which is a one year residency program wherein a student learns all facets of dentistry.

Dr. Debian joined Holyoke Dental Associates in July of 1995 and has since completed a three-year program in Orthodontics with the International Association of Orthodontics. He became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1999, and completed hundreds of continuing education courses. Additionally, Dr. Debian is fluent in four languages.

Dr. Debian is a representative of the Valley District Dental Society to the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has served on several committees at the state level in order to bring current issues to the local dental community. He is an active member of the American Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry as well.

After working for several years helping to build Holyoke Dental Associates with Dr. Rigali and Dr. Liptak, Dr. Debian purchased the practice and will continue the tradition of excellence, compassion and values. Because Dr. Debian is a General Dentist, he enjoys practicing all phases of dentistry.

He resides in West Springfield with his wife Kristen, and three daughters, Sarah, Hannah and Laylah. He and his family enjoy numerous activities and sporting events.

Dr. Louis Rigali, Holyoke, MA General DentistryDr. Rigali

Dr. Louis Rigali grew up in Holyoke, acquiring his excellent work ethic in his family's business, the original Mel's Restaurant on Pleasant Street. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts, as well as his Master's in Biochemistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and he opened his practice on Appleton St. in Holyoke. He later purchased the property on South Street in 1968 and built what is currently Holyoke Dental Associates.

His dream was always to work in concert with a group of dentists who are dedicated to providing patient care in all areas of dentistry. This dream has been realized through the dedication of the current ownership and association of the dentists who share offices at the 610 South Street address.

Dr. Rigali belongs to the Valley District Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Dental Society. He is a past president of the International Association of Orthodontics, as well as co-founder of the IAO New England Section. He is also an American Board of Oral Implantology Dental Examiner Fellowship Candidates. He is a Diplomate in the ABOI, and has his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Rigali's credentials and courses are too numerous to list.

Dr. Robert Liptak, Holyoke, MA Cosmetic DentistryDr. Liptak

Dr. Robert Liptak has been practicing dentistry at 610 South St., Holyoke since 1968 and continues to welcome patients of the practice.

Dr. Liptak was raised in Agawam, Massachusetts and graduated Magna cum Laude from Springfield College in 1962, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Liptak then went on to Tufts University Dental School, where he graduated in 1966. Upon graduation, he went on to serve in the United States Navy, where he served as a Lieutenant.

Dr. Liptak and his wife, the former Katherine Burke, live in Holyoke where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren who visit from their homes in New England, South Carolina, and Canada.

As a member of the Valley District Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Dental Association, Dr. Liptak keeps up with current advances in dentistry by attending courses both locally and out of state.

He is extremely proficient in all phases of dentistry, and particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry including dentures, crown and bridgework.

Dr. John Griffin, Holyoke, MA Family DentistryDr. Griffin

Dr. John Griffin joined the staff of Holyoke Dental as a full-time associate in January of 2010. Previously he practiced in Chicopee and prior to that, he retired from active duty in the U.S. Navy as a full Commander.

Dr. Griffin is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts where he received his undergraduate degree from American International College in 1982. He then attended Dental School at Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. and received his degree in 1986. It was then he joined the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and served eleven years of active duty. Three years were spent aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as an Assistant Dental Officer. He received the Navy Medal of Commendation for Professional Military Achievement. Post graduate training was pursued at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois.

As a retired Naval Officer, Dr. Griffin enjoys his life in East Longmeadow with his wife and six children who are actively involved in school activities and various sports.

Dr. Griffin is a member of the Valley District Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He attends many educational courses to keep abreast of all the latest advances in the dental field.

Dr. Griffin is a General Dentist and is proficient in all phases of Family Dentistry.

Dr. John Griffin, Holyoke, MA Family DentistryDr. Seidel

Dr. Cara Seidel grew up in Holyoke on her family owned Apple Farm. From very early on she always knew she wanted to be a dentist. She earned her bachelor's degree from Assumption College in Worcester, MA; as well as her certificate in Biomedical Science from UMDNJ. She engrossed herself in the field of dentistry; even working at Holyoke Dental before attending Boston University's Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Seidel graduated Suma cum laude in 2015 and received the OKU award of excellence; she was inducted into the Lambda Mu Chapter of OKU and she received a prestigious award from the Academy of General Dentistry. She belongs to the Massachusetts Dental Society, the ADA and Academy of General Dentistry.

She was recently engaged to her high school sweetheart (another Holyoke native) and is excited to begin this new chapter in her life serving the community of Holyoke at our office as our new General Dentist.

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