Dr. Richard Wolfert
Dr. Wolfert is proud of the community practice he has built in Weymouth since taking over for Dr. Armen Nalband in 1991. He has been able to continue relationships with many of Dr. Nalband’s original patients as evidenced by the number of patients who have become part of his “Toothboss Hall of Fame”. During this time Rick has earned a reputation for not only being a clinically exceptional dentist, but also one whom his patients trust and feel comfortable with.
“I make it my top priority to spend the proper time and give the right attention to developing a custom treatment plan that fits the exact needs of each one of my patients,” says Dr. Wolfert. “That time and effort spent at the beginning, along with not compromising on any part of our treatment, pays off in the final results.”
Rick graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1981 after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. During his tour on the Aircraft Carrier Midway (CV-41), he was deemed the “Toothboss”, a nickname that has followed him since he left active service. He was deployed with the Massachusetts Army National Guard to Iraq in 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a dentist and the unit’s Triage Officer. He retired from military service in February 2015 with MORE THAN 33 years of service.
In 1988, Rick began his private practice career in Milton. He then worked in Norwell before coming to Weymouth in 1991. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
In his off time, Rick enjoys spending time with his two daughters: Bethany Lee and Jessica.
Bethany Lee is 30 years old and working as a Nurse Practitioner for the prison system at the medium security prison in Bridgewater. She lives in Taunton with Steve and her four-year-old Siberian Husky Tucker and his eight-year-old bull terrier, Loki. She and Tucker compete in Agility competitions throughout the northeast.
Jessica Marie is 27 years old and in her second year of law school at Notre Dame.
Rick also maintains close relationships with Debby’s two boys, Paul and Danny, and Nicole, their sister. Paul and his wife Christine and their two boys live in Tualatin, Oregon. He works as a Protection Relay Technician for Portland General Electric. And Danny lives with his wife Beckee in Chestnut Hill. Danny works for Soldier Unlimited, an advertising firm in Boston, as the director of strategic planning and Beckee works as an OR Nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Rick enjoys watching or listening to Boston sports, working out at a local gym, riding a 2004 Harley Davidson, cooking, and visiting with his and Debby’s children. n Abington.
Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.
Debby, Business Manager/Dental Assistant
I have worked on Dr. Wolfert’s dental team for 30 years! In that time, I have watched 5 year old patients grow up, get married, and bring their own kids in for treatment. My joy has been to make their dental experience as relaxing as possible by putting many birdfeeders outside of our office window along with plants and of course corn for the squirrels! Patients have a wonderful time watching the birds fly up to the window, it’s like a ballet!
When patients walk into our office they are greeted by their name and made to feel welcomed immediately. I’ve experienced walking into offices and feeling like an intruder. That’s not going to happen here!
I have taken many courses over the years to improve my knowledge of Dental insurance in order to help patients utilize their benefits to the max. I’ve enjoyed meeting new patients and helping them get through their treatment plans one year at a time, using their insurance and creating payment plans, etc. I enjoy watching these tenacious patients coming back year after year and finally hearing Dr. Wolfert say “That’s it, you are finished, you met your treatment goals.”
Beverly, Office Manager/Dental Assistant
I have been a part of Dr. Wolfert’s team since 1999, although taking some time off here and there to have and raise my 3 sons. After several years I decided to see if Dr. Wolfert had any part time openings on his team, I missed my Dental Office Family! I started with a few hours and now I am full-time and can’t imagine working for anyone else.
I enjoy assisting patients in achieving optimal dental health and the smile they deserve. I do this by helping patients comprehend and maximize their insurance as well as creating payment plans that fit their budget. I love the life-long relationship I have developed with our patients.
Michaella is a graduate of Bristol Community College and has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She also worked as a hygienist at a pediatric dental practice and oftentimes utilizes the skills she developed there in our practice. In college, Michaella worked her way through school as a manager of a movie theater in East Bridgewater.
Michaella tells us at The Toothboss she loves working with Dr. Wolfert and the rest of the team. She appreciates all her patients and works very hard at making every one of them feel comfortable and free from the stress usually associated with coming to the dentist. Michaella has a natural rapport with our patients and has become a favorite of several of our regulars. She loves educating patients and takes great pride when patients improve their oral hygiene and overall dental health based on her instruction.
A lifelong Bridgewater resident, Michaella now lives with her husband Derek in Middleborough. They have a two-year-old boy and are now expecting a child in February 2021.
Donna worked at the Toothboss before it was the Toothboss in the 1980s as a dental assistant. She returned a few years ago as a hygienist. A graduate of Cape Cod Community College, Donna is an experienced hygienist. A lifelong Weymouth resident, Donna is active in her church, St. Francis Xavier, as a volunteer and eucharistic minister. In her spare time, she’s an avid tennis player.
Kristen recently started with the Toothboss as our front desk receptionist. Kristen is a local, residing in Weymouth with her husband Matthew and their three children. She’s been a welcome addition to our staff and has the critical task of checking in patients and running them through our new Covid 19 protocol. We have found her to be a very quick learner and is training to augment Beverly’s team of paraprofessionals at the front desk. Kristen may be wearing a mask, but you can be assured, she is greeting you with a big smile.