Meet the Dental Team

Our team of committed providers and business office staff are some of the best in the field. We’re here to help make sure you and your family have healthy, confident smiles for life.

Dentists
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Andrew Budz Sr., DDS

Clinical Director

Georgetown University School of Dentistry, 1986 

Dr. Budz provides dental care at Hillcrest one day a week, plus maintains a private practice in Williamstown.

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Wayne Shim, DMD
 Boston University Dental School, 2002
Dr. Shim provides dental care at Hillcrest one day a week in our Pittsfield office.  In addition he maintains a private practice in Northampton, MA.

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Rinku Jakhar, DMD
Boston University Dental School, 2017
Previously to coming to Hillcrest Dental,  Dr. Jakhar practiced in the greater Boston area.  She will provide a full scope of general dentistry serving our Pittsfield location.

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Hygienists
 

Kimberly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hudson Valley Community College, 1995

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Jessica

Registered Dental Hygienist, On-Call Springfield Technical Community College, 2018

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Jane

Registered Dental Hygienist

Springfield Technical Community College, 1983

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Katielynn

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lincoln College of New England, 2017

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Kathleen
Registered Dental Hygienist

Hudson Valley Community College, 1993

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Dental Assistants

Crystal

Certified Dental Assistant

Penn Foster Career School 

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Linda

Certified Dental Assistant

McCann Technical School, 2013

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Cashea

Certified Dental Assistant

McCann Technical School, 2013

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Jodi
Certified Dental Assistant, Part Time

McCann Technical School, 2010

Lisa

Dental Assistant

Business Office

Danielle

Business Office Coordinator

Certified Dental Assistant - McCann Technical School, 2015

Danielle works with patients to ensure they understand the treatment needed and any financial options available.

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Lyn

Billing & Claims Coordinator

McCann Technical School, 2002
Lyn started here as a Dental Assistant and was promoted to Billing & Claims Coordinator in 2017. She manages invoicing and works with insurance companies to ensure patient care is covered. 

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Melinda

Business Office Coordinator

Melinda has over 30 years of experience in helping patients in the medial field.  She works hard to ensure you have the best visit possible and understand your treatment options.

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Marissa

Business Office Coordinator 
Berkshire Community College, 2010

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Kayla
Business Office Coordinator

Kayla brings to Hillcrest Dental Care 18 plus years of experience in the human services and home care fields. She is dedicated to helping patients understand their treatment options and answering any questions they may have.