Dr. Kristi Seibel began her career in dentistry working as a dental assistant in high school. She continued in the dental field while completing her bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She earned her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. While earning her DMD degree, Dr. Seibel was an officer in the Smile Squad, an extracurricular children's dental health education outreach program. After working some years as a general dentist, Dr. Seibel returned to Tufts to specialize in her first love, pediatric dentistry. Her training included treating children, young adults and special needs patients at New England Medical Center, the Cotting School and Brookline Dept. of Health Dental Clinic.
Dr. Seibel is also a Gold Award Scout and life member of the Girl Scouts of America. She is also a proud mother of two children. She has been in the dental field for over 30 years.
Dr. Leo Spyrou takes pride in serving his patients with cutting-edge personalized care, using only the highest quality orthodontic treatment techniques and procedures, including Invisalign®, adult braces, and children’s braces. We strive to provide friendly, expert care in a relaxing, professional environment, so you can rest assured that you will receive the best treatment possible. Learn a little bit more about Dr. Spyrou below!
Dr. Leo Spyrou, brings over 30 years experience as both a dentist and an orthodontist to his patients in Reading and the whole “North of Boston” area. In addition to a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University, Dr. Spyrou received specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders before earning his Post-graduate Degree in Orthodontics.
As well as practicing orthodontics, Dr. Spyrou enjoys teaching postgraduate orthodontics in the orthodontic department at Tufts, and is committed to staying current with the latest advances in orthodontia for children and adults. He is a member of numerous associations, including the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Tufts Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Spyrou is an experienced Invisalign Provider treating both adults and teens with remarkable results.
I am passionate about providing the highest quality of dental care to children in the most comfortable atmosphere possible. By doing this, I am helping my patients enjoy their dental experiences and learn great life-long oral habits. I am fully committed and dedicated to ensuring each child I treat gets nothing but the best and gentlest dental care available.
I take several continuing education courses throughout the year so I can keep informed about the newest and most proven research and developments in the field of pediatric dentistry. It is very important that I stay at the cutting edge of my field’s advancements so that I am able to provide every child I treat with the utmost the dental industry has to offer.
I am originally from India and have called Boston my home for the last eighteen years. At home, my husband and I have two sons and two dogs. I enjoy exercising, reading, and cooking.
Dr. Hayes was born in New York and spent her childhood and early adult years in Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences from the University of South Florida, while working full time as an orthodontic assistant. She then made the move north to endure the New England winters where she received her D.M.D degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, she began working as a General Dentist, where she quickly realized she wanted to specialize in orthodontics. She returned to Tufts and received her Certificate in Orthodontics. She maintains active memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Outside of orthodontics, she loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, and spinning (cycling).
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive! If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!