Commitment to patients starts with a staff that is committed to one another. Dr. Hull, Denny and Laura have been together since the office first opened in October of 2012 and are proud of the harmonious, long-term working environment they have created. They genuinely enjoy working together.
FUN FACT: Dentists and dental assistants work very closely with one another, therefore, a good working relationship is important! Dr. Hull made Laura "pinky swear" that she would not retire until he does. Now that's a serious commitment - everyone knows you don't go back on a pinky swear!
Dr. Kallen K. Hull
Graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine - DMD
Graduate of Utah State University, B.S., Biology
Franciscan Children's Hospital, O.R. Dentist
SPEAR Faculty Club Member
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Society
East Middlesex District Dental Society
Born and raised in Utah, Dr. Hull knew at an early age that he wanted to be a dentist. After graduating from Utah State, he came to Tufts University to achieve that goal - and the rest, as the saying goes, is history! Since 1997, he has enjoyed providing general, family and special needs dentistry to patients from 0 - 99 and beyond!
It was during his time at Tufts that he developed an interest in special needs dentistry. Realizing that patients with medical and developmental disabilities often lack dental care, he completed his general practice residency at Tufts University with a focus on the care of special needs children and adults and has been serving that population ever since.
Please read Our Mission statement and Dr. Hull's personal mission in serving our patients and the community.
FUN FACT ABOUT DR. HULL: He is a 3 Palm Eagle Scout!
Laura Ruscio, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA
Dental Assistant - State of Massachusetts
Certified Dental Assistant/Certified Preventative Functions/Certified Restorative Functions - Dental Assisting National Board
Emergency Medical Technician - State of Massachusetts
Certified CPR Instructor - American Heart Association
Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
Massachusetts Dental Society, Auxiliary Member
American Dental Assistants Association
National Registry/National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
American Heart Association
Laura started working with Dr. Hull when he opened his practice in October, 2012. Although she was new to Dr. Hull's practice, she was certainly not new to the dental field…before she started here, she had been working for a large dental practice since 1986!
Even though Laura has been in the dental field for over 35 years, she still remains passionate about her job. She is a licensed dental assistant, is certified to take dental x-rays and currently holds three certifications through the Dental Assisting National Board. She is also an Emergency Medical Technician and a certified CPR Instructor.
Laura was featured in the Dental Assisting National Board's Spring 2018 newsletter and also in their online dental assisting community page! Please take a moment to read her feature in the DANB Certified Press Spring 2018.pdf .
Laura shares Dr. Hull's personal mission to serve our patients and the community. Please read her articles featured in the American Dental Assistant's Association Journal on special needs dentistry, Laura Ruscio ADAA Journal 2019, and also on the link between oral health and overall health, Laura Ruscio, ADAA journal April 2020.
FUN FACT ABOUT LAURA: After high school (a long, long time ago) she intended to go to school for computer programming. She took a dental assisting job while she was awaiting acceptance to school and never looked back!
Patient Care Coordinator
Denny, our wonderful patient care coordinator, is no stranger to New England's harsh winter season, since he spent most of his life in Southern Minnesota. It was there that he raised a daughter and a son and is the proud grandfather to four beautiful grandchildren.
While in Minnesota, Denny owned and operated Birch Coulee, a stoneware production studio. He came to Boston to teach ceramics at Harvard Ceramics studio, and has been doing so for many years. He still creates functional pottery in his spare time - in fact, all of the pottery you see in our office was made by Denny!
Denny has been with our practice since it opened in 2012. Much like his students at Harvard, our patients appreciate his calm, gentle demeanor. From the first phone call to our office and beyond, he is genuinely interested in taking care of our patients. We appreciate having Denny as a member of our team!
FUN FACT ABOUT DENNY: His classes at the Harvard Ceramics Studio fill up quickly and there is always a waiting list!