At Watkin Dental Associates, our doctors bring years of experience, expertise, and a passion to be the best in their dental specialty. We stay at the forefront of dentistry by attending numerous educational courses each year. Many of our clinicians teach in some of the most prestigious dental institutions in the United States. Read more about each of our doctors and contact us to make an appointment today.
Dr. Arnold Watkin earned his General Dentistry degree in 1969 from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. After working in private practice in London, England, he entered the two-year post-graduate program in prosthodontics at Boston University in 1970. Concurrently he obtained his prosthodontic training and master’s degree, while also holding the position of Assistant Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics until 1981.Private Practice
Since 1981, Dr. Watkin has owned and managed two multi-specialty dental practices – in Boston and in Fitchburg, MA. He is currently focusing his full-time efforts at the Fitchburg facility. In 1991, Dr. Watkin established the first Dental Hygiene School in the Slovak Republic. He has lectured in the areas of crown & bridge, esthetic dentistry, and implantology both nationally and internationally. In 1996, he established the Dental Educational Institute, which offers continuing education to dentists and dental hygienists in New England. He currently serves as chairman of the institute.Memberships
Dr. Watkin is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Dr. Adam May attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD degree in 2005. After graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency through Harvard School of Dental Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His undergraduate education was completed at the University of Kansas.Professional Focus
After completing his formal education, Dr. May entered private practice in 2006. He became a full-time member of the clinical team at Watkin Dental Associates in late 2007. He enjoys all aspects of general and family dentistry in Fitchburg and is certified in Invisalign® orthodontics. Dr. May’s chief professional focus is to provide comprehensive and preventive care with an honest and straightforward approach in our multi-specialty group practice. Dr. May is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.Personal Life
Dr. May is originally from Andover, Kansas. He moved to the Boston area to pursue his dental education. He and his wife married in Boston in 2001 and are now very pleased to call New England home. He is always happy and willing to see new patients, their families, or their friends.
Dr. Derek Levesque attended the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2014, graduating with distinction. His undergraduate education was completed at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.Practice Philosophy
After completion of his dental education and training, Dr. Levesque joined Watkin Dental Associates in 2014. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and working with all age groups. One of Dr. Levesque’s fundamental goals is to provide your family with high quality care in a friendly, caring, and patient-centered environment. Dr. Levesque is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.Outside Of Dentistry
Originally from Dracut, MA, prior to pursuing a career in dentistry, Dr. Levesque worked as a research technician in a genomic sequencing lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, located in Cambridge, MA. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Levesque returned to the New England area to be with his family and friends, and to serve the oral health needs of his local community. During his free time, Dr. Levesque enjoys running and biking as well as spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Kashmanian, a Springfield Massachusetts native, graduated from Classical High School before earning a BS in Biology and Chemistry from American International College in 1982. He then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a DMD degree from Tufts Dental School in 1986. In 1990, Dr. Kashmanian graduated from Tufts and Boston University’s combined program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He joined Watkin Dental Associates in August 2006.Oral Surgery
Dr. John Kashmanian is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over two decades of surgical experience. In that time, he has demonstrated a tremendous dedication to helping our patients resolve oral health issues for greater overall health and wellness. With the assistance of our highly trained staff, state-of-the art equipment, and advanced techniques, Dr. Kashmanian performs:
- Tooth extractions
- Dental implants
- Bone grafting
- TMJ disorder treatments
- Treatment for impacted canines
- Reconstructive surgery for facial trauma
- Orthognathic jaw surgery
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
Dr. Kashmanian is a member of American Dental Association, a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, an instructor of Advanced Basic Cardiac Life Support, and a Harrington Hospital PHO affiliate.
Dr. Hiroshi Hinenoya earned his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1995, where he participated in the Advanced Standing Program for foreign dentists. Prior to moving to the U.S., Dr. Hinenoya practiced dentistry in his native Japan. He graduated from the Osaka Dental University in 1989. Thereafter, he received advanced training in endodontics at the same institution. He then practiced for several years in Kyoto, Japan, before his emigration to the United States and is licensed to practice in both the US and Japan.Dental Career
Before moving to Boston, Dr. Hinenoya spent five years practicing general dentistry in Belleville, New Jersey. Dr. Hinenoya is skilled in all facets of general dentistry, and has advanced training in oral surgery and endodontics. He has been a full-time associate at Watkin Osorio Dental Associates since 1999. Dr. Hinenoya joined our Fitchburg practice in 2006 as a general dentist with special emphasis on endodontics, oral surgery, and sedation dentistry.Professional Memberships
Dr. Hinenoya is an active member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Luz Marina Jutras earned her DMD degree in 2010 from Tufts Dental School of Medicine. She then completed her postgraduate training in Endodontics and her master’s degree in Science and Oral Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2013. Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Jutras earned her DMD degree and her training certification in endodontics in her native country of Colombia, where she graduated with an Honors Laurate. Dr. Jutras is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the Massachusetts Endodontic Association, The American Dental Association, and more.Practice Philosophy
Dr. Jutras is creative, sensitive, warm, and friendly. Committed to providing clinical excellence, she really loves her profession and taking care of her patients. Dr. Jutras is a born listener who is committed to discussing your questions and concerns while helping you understand her treatment recommendations and potential outcomes.Away From The Practice
Dr. Jutras is a postdoctoral research fellow at Forsyth Institute where she completed and presented a research paper to the American Association of Endodontists meeting in Washington, DC in 2014. She is also a part-time clinical endodontic instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In her free time Dr. Jutras enjoy outdoor activities, playing tennis, and hiking.
Dr. Josephine Pandolfo attended Boston University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Subsequently she attended Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she was earned her DMD and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Implantology and Oral Medicine.Career
Dr. Pandolfo has been the staff periodontist for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is currently in private practice in Peabody, Massachusetts while still maintaining staff privileges at both the Northshore Medical Center and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
For many years, Dr. Pandolfo has been a member of the Boston University Dental School Alumni Board and served as president for three years. She is an active member in the Massachusetts Dental Society, who awarded Dr. Pandolfo the William McKenna Volunteer Hero Award in 2016. Dr. Pandolfo is past chairperson and an active board member of the Northshore District Dental Society.Professional Memberships
Dr. Pandolfo’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Periodontology & Implantology, the Northeastern Society of Periodontics, the American Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Dental Society.
Dr. Cho graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2005 and earned his DDS degree in 2012 from New York University Dental School. He obtained his specialty degree in periodontics and implant dentistry from Boston University Dental School in 2015.Career
Dr. Cho joined Watkin Dental Associates in 2017. From scaling and root planing and soft tissue grafting to extractions, bone grafting, and implant placement, Dr. Cho is committed to helping you with all of your periodontal health concerns.Professional Memberships
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and a member of the American Academy of Periodontics.
Dr. Jasmine Chopra earned her DMD degree with high honors from the Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2015. Prior to moving to the US, Dr. Chopra received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in India in 2010, where she practiced as a general dentist for three years. At BU, she was inducted in the prestigious OKU National Dental Honor Society for her excellence in scholarship, demonstrating exemplary traits of character and qualities for future professional growth and attainments. After graduating from BU, Dr. Chopra worked in Wisconsin and moved back to Massachusetts in 2016.Practice Philosophy
Dr. Chopra believes in providing comprehensive dental care by incorporating the latest advancements in dentistry for her treatment planning, while also encouraging patient participation to achieve the best possible results for her patients. Dr. Chopra is a member of the American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and Massachusetts Dental Society.Out Of The Office
Dr. Chopra loves adventure sports like scuba diving and rafting and has been a gymnast. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband and enjoys hiking, swimming, and trying different cuisines.