Piscataqua Dental Partners - Local Dentists Near Me in Portsmouth, NH

Meet the Team

Meet Our Doctors

 

Dr. Nellita Manley D.D.S.

Dr. Nellita Manley D.D.S.

Dr. Nellita Manley graduated in 1988 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Manley began her practice in North Hampton, NH. In 1992, Dr. Manley joined Dr. Richard Yeaton in Portsmouth, NH and together they formed Piscataqua Dental Partners.

Dr. Manley has served as President of the local chapter of the NH dental society. She has taken extensive courses in implant restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. She is a current member of the Seacoast Esthetic Dentistry Association. She has been voted Top Dentist every year by her peers from 2009 to 2015.

Dr. Manley enjoys living in the NH Seacoast community and spending time with her husband and 4 children and is an avid supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she participates in their annual fundraising efforts.

Dr. Lora Selle D.M.D.

Dr. Lora Selle D.M.D.

Dr. Selle was raised in Alaska where her father was a public health dentist. She completed high school in Dillingham, Alaska and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She received her dental training at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2007.

During her time at Southern Illinois, she enjoyed giving back to the community by performing oral cancer screenings and volunteering through the Give Kids a Smile program.

Having been around dentistry her entire life, entering this profession was a natural choice for her. She is comfortable in all phases of general dentistry, however, she is especially interested in cosmetic as well as pediatric dentistry. She also specializes in Invisalign®

Dr. Selle’s interests include photography, skiing, hockey and running. She has competed in several marathons and also plays hockey. She is also a huge UNH hockey fan and she resides in the seacoast community with her daughter, Grace.

 

Dr. Molly Valli

Dr. Molly Valli

Dr. Molly Valli grew up in Windham, New Hampshire. She earned her degree in Biology from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, and received her DMD from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine in 2013. Following dental school, Dr. Valli completed a General Practice Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, where she received further training in restorative dentistry, crown and bridge, oral surgery, and implant dentistry.

Dr. Valli has been in private practice in Southern NH since 2014. She enjoys getting to know her patients and working with them to select the best treatment options to improve their overall oral health. She is committed to furthering her education by participating in continuing education courses and annual dental conferences.

Dr. Valli and her husband reside in Portsmouth and have enjoyed getting to know the area and exploring the wonderful culinary scene! Outside of work, Dr. Valli spends her time skiing, biking, cooking, & reading.

 

Meet Our Dental Assistants

Our experienced Dental Assistants work directly with our Doctors to help make your visit as pleasurable as possible.

Barbara R. - Dental Assistant

Barbara R. - Dental Assistant 

Barbara started her journey in Dental Health Care at the age of 16 overseas in England. After moving to the States, she now has been affiliated with Dental Health Care for nearly 3 decades, enjoying each day a bit more than the day before. After being asked to fill in for one day as Dr Manley’s assistant, in an urgent situation to help cover the ever-expanding practice, Barbara immediately realized that she had found a unique and pleasing place to work. She has now been a vital part of the Piscataqua Dental Practice for nearly two decades.

Denise P. - Dental Assistant

Denise P. - Dental Assistant

Denise has been with Piscataqua Dental Partners for over 30 years and has participated in the company’s growth and achievements. Her compassionate manner puts our patients at ease and her friendly demeanor brings them back. Over the years, Denise has developed many long lasting relationships with her patients and believes that this is one of the most rewarding aspects of her career.

Kirsten I. - Dental Assistant

Kirsten I. - Dental Assistant

Kirsten graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1993, and she worked within the Health Care industry for over 25 years. Kirsten has been a patient of Piscataqua Dental for over 10 years and decided to go into the dental field. Kirsten did her internship with us in 2012 and now works as both a dental assistant and treatment plan coordinator. When she is not at work she enjoys outdoor recreation with her family.

Lisa R. - Dental Assistant

Lisa R. - Dental Assistant

Lisa joined Piscataqua Dental in 2010, but has experience in the Dental Health Care field since she graduated back in 1988, giving her many years of Dental Care knowledge. Since her first day of working in Dentistry she immediately knew she had found her calling. In her spare time Lisa enjoys camping and spending time with her son.

Brittany L. - Insurance Specialist & Reception

Brittany L. - Dental Assistant

Brittany attended New Hampshire Technical Institute in 2012 and became a part of the Piscataqua Dental team in 2016. Her favorite aspect of working in the dental field is being able to make genuine connections with patients and problem solving any challenges that arise in the office. In the future, Brittany plans on returning to school to fulfill her goal of one day becoming a dental hygienist.

In her spare time Brittany enjoys spending time with her friends and family, attending Bruins games and listening to Taylor Swift.

Meet Our Dental Hygienist

Our team of highly trained and licensed health professional are responsible for the overall care of their patients’ oral health. Hygienists provide routine examinations and teach patients about the proper care of their mouth.

Cathy N. - Registered Dental Hygienist

Cathy N. - Registered Dental Hygienist 

Cathy has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Piscataqua Dental for more than 17 years and has been part of the dental health care community for more than 30 years. She graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1981 from the Dental Hygienist Program.

Since joining the Piscataqua Dental family, she takes pleasure in providing top-level health care to her patients. She also finds her work atmosphere very rewarding, seeing her co-workers taking pride in gentle, effective and sincere care to all their patients. As a result of the services provided, smiles are contagious among the patients, which is why she truly feels privileged to be part of Piscataqua Dental.

Tamara L. - Registered Dental Hygienist

Tamara L. - Registered Dental Hygienist  

Tamara graduated from the University of New England’s Dental Hygienist program in 2002. Since graduating from that program nine years ago, she has been with Piscataqua Dental.

Working to see patients as individuals and provide a professional and friendly relationship with each of our patients is just one of the details she takes pleasure in along with her co-workers on a daily basis.

Janette M. - Registered Dental Hygienist

Janette M. - Registered Dental Hygienist  

Janette has been with Piscataqua Dental Partners for more than 20 years. She has always told family, friends and patients that she works at the best dental practice in the Seacoast region. She also takes pleasure in knowing that after 20 years the same standards that drew her here still hold true today. Things like truth, honesty, integrity and the highest quality of dental health care for her patients. We all genuinely care about our patients and all the treatments they receive in our office. Add to that the bonds of friendship fostered over the years between the employees as well as all our patients.

Carol T. - Registered Dental Hygienist

Carol T. - Registered Dental Hygienist

Carol has been a practicing hygienist for over 30 years. She received her training at Northeastern University and Forsynth School for Dental Hygienists. She earned her license to administer local anesthesia from Middlesex Community College. Carol joined Pisacataqua Dental in 2004 and is grateful to be a part of our team! Carol enjoys interacting with patients and looks forward to meeting new clients.
When Carol isn’t working she enjoyes running, biking and enjoying the beautiful scenery the seacoast has to offer.

 

Joanne A. - Registered Dental Hygienist

Joanne A. - Registered Dental Hygienist

Joanne graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1998 and has been practicing dentistry for the past 19 years. Joanne is very passionate about helping patients to understand the importance of their oral health and makes it a point to thoroughly explain treatment in a way that is easy for our patients to comprehend. Joanne strives to continually improve at her craft and stay up-to-date with the most current practices. She says developing relationships with her patients and fellow employees is one of the most rewarding aspects of her career.

In her spare time Joanne enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family.

 

Agne - Registered Dental Hygienist

Agne - Registered Dental Hygienist

Agne graduated dental hygiene from Farmingdale State College, NY in 2015 with an associates degree and she holds an RDH licensed in NH, ME and NY.

She has her local anesthesia license in the state of NH, and NY and studied and graduated odontology at the University of Medicine in Lithuania (master's degree) in 2007. She moved to the US in 2007 right after graduating and practiced as RDH in NYC until moving to Maine (Kennebunkport) in 2016.

She enjoys traveling, discovering the beauty of New England as well as spending time with her little family and two Boston Terriers.

 

Meet Our Office Staff

Our professional and helpful staff will assist you and your family’s needs with any and all questions or concerns.

Mary M. - Office Manager

Mary M. - Office Manager

Mary started with Piscataqua Dental in 2009 as the patient flow coordinator and is currently our Office Manager. Mary has been a valued and vital part of the Piscataqua Dental team. In her free time she enjoys participating in physical activities, and spending time with her daughter.

Danielle K. - Treatment Plan & Scheduling Coordinator

Danielle K. - Treatment Plan & Scheduling Coordinator

Danielle joined Piscataqua Dental in January 2014 and has been a fantastic addition our team.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to new exciting destinations, and boating during the summer season.

Jessica A. - Marketing and Hygiene Coordinator

Jessica A. - Marketing and Hygiene Coordinator

Jessica joined our practice in December 2014.  She is the newest member of our team and her friendly nature and warm demeanor has made her a welcome addition to our office.  Jessica is one of the first smiling faces you will see upon your arrival and she will be sure to make your entrance into our practice as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys music, art, cake design and traveling.

Cynthia H. - Insurance Specialist and Reception

Cynthia H. - Insurance Specialist and Reception

Cynthia joined Piscataqua Dental in July 2017. Her friendly nature and warm smiling demeanor will welcome you and ease any anxiety you have coming in for your appointment.In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys the beach and spending quality time with her family and friends.