What is a Prosthodontist? Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth. A prosthodontist completes several years of advanced training in restorative dentistry beyond the four years of general dental school. This is what sets us apart from general dentists. We will help build your confidence by making your smile beautiful along with optimal oral function.To learn more about why you need a prosthodontist, visit www.GoToAPro.org.
What makes us unique? Our practice at Lexington Implant & Restorative Dentistry is built upon a foundation of trust between us and our patients. we are proud to have the privilege of treating generations of families since 1960!
Krista N. Manickas, D.M.D.
Dr. Manickas graduated from Tufts University where she earned her B.A. in Political Science. Dr. Manickas went on to earn her D.M.D. at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. She completed an extensive post-doctoral program in prosthodontics at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1993. Dr Manickas now begins her 25th year in private practice at 803 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Her passion for dentistry, particularly prosthodontics, is shared in her teaching contributions as a Clinical Instructor at both Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the University of New England, College of Oral Health,in Portland, Maine. Dr. Manickas is a proud member of the AmericanDentalAssociation, the Massachusetts DentalSociety, and the American College of Prosthodontics. Born and raised in Lexington, Dr. Manickas is very involved with her community and local businesses. In her free time she enjoys playing the violin in local orchestras, spending time with her four adult children, outdoor activities on Cape Cod and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and is a huge Patriots and Bruins fan!
A. Peter Manickas, D.M.D.
After more than 50 years in private practice, Dr. A Peter Manickas finds himself mostly involved with the business aspects of our practice along with sharing the wisdom and perspective that only experience can bring. Dr. Manickas received a B.A. from New York University and went on to earn his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He also completed an extensive post-doctoral program in Prosthodontics at Tufts and became a clinical instructor there as well. Dr. Manickas is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Middlesex Dental Society, the Federation of Prosthetic Organizations, the Northeast Prosthodontic Society, the American Hellenic Dental Society, and the Federation Dentaire Internationale. Dr. Manickas speaks Greek fluently and in his free time enjoys being a grandfather, reading, and spending time at the cape.
The Tradition Continues........
MEET THE TEAM
Heather M., REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Heather believes that good dental hygiene is vital to our overall health and quality of life. She is passionate about working with patients to establish effective and sustainable practices designed to bring about positive outcomes. Heather believes that the key to bringing this about is establishing a trusting relationship between herself and her patients, as well as being the bridge between patient and dentist.
Since 2008, she has worked alongside Dr. Krista Manickas after graduating with High Honors from the competitive Middlesex Community College Dental Hygiene Program. Prior to being a dental hygienist, Heather was a certified dental assistant for many years. Believing in the importance of professional education and life long learning, Heather is also a part time Educator for The Water Pik Company where she educates dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants on the benefits of oral irrigation for their patients. When Heather is not working she travels as often (and as far) as possible, rocks out at concerts, peruses the finest antique (i.e. thrift) stores, and hangs with friends and loved ones!
Rebecca C., REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Rebecca (Becky) graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Middlesex Community College. She has been a Registered Hygienist for over thirty years. As a professional, she regularly attends Yankee Dental Congress to keep updated on current dental hygiene trends and concerns. She is CPR and OSHA trained.
Becky has been with our team for over thirty years and is looking forward to many more. Her enthusiasm and commitment to her patient’s oral health has kept her motivated to provide superior dental care for generations of patients.
She loves being a hygienist because everyday there is an opportunity to build relationships with patients while working with them and teaching them how to achieve optimum dental health. She finds the ability to follow up with each patient can be very rewarding.
When she’s not taking care of patients, Becky enjoys family time with her husband Joe, and two sons, Joe and Matthew. Whether spending time on the Cape, hiking in New Hampshire or vacationing in Aruba, it’s all about family and friends. Becky also enjoys day trips, seasonal and cultural festivals and supporting community events.
In addition to her hygiene profession, Becky works part time for her son as an administrator for his landscape business, and in her spare time sells Mary Kay cosmetics([email protected]).
Cheryl G., Dental Assistant
With more than two decades of experience and training with Dr A.P Manickas and Dr Krista Manickas, Cheryl Guarino is professionally licensed in the field of dental assisting.
Cheryl works in tandem with Dr. Manickas using the latest practices and state-of-the-art techniques in dentistry to provide patients with the best care. She is personable and caring, making each office visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. When she is not caring for her dental patients or at home with her three Chihuahuas, Cheryl volunteers at the local MSPCA shelter training dogs.
Vanessa D., Office Manager
Vanessa earned her Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Middlesex Community College in 2012. She then continued her education, earning her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2015. Vanessa joined the dental practice in August of 2018 after 9 years in retail management. During her spare time Vanessa enjoys shooting pool, going out dancing with friends, and exploring new locations for great food and fun.
Katie G., Dental Assistant
Katie is originally from The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. She recently moved to Massachusetts after living in Wyoming for the past couple years. She joined our practice as a dental assistant while pursuing a career in dental hygiene. When Katie is not working hard at her studies, she enjoys antiquing, refinishing furniture, and decorating. On her weekends she enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs.
WE TREAT EACH AND EVERY PATIENT WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION AND ATTENTION TO HIS/HER INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND CONCERNS. OUR ENTIRE STAFF IS EXCEPTIONAL!!! WE ARE HIGHLY TRAINED AND EDUCATED TO ASSIST PATIENTS IN ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR DENTAL TREATMENT. OUR DENTISTS AND STAFF ARE COMMITTED TO CONTINUING EDUCATION AND LEARNING TO KEEP INFORMED OF THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES, TECHNIQUES, PROCEDURES, DENTAL MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS FOR OUR PATIENTS.