Dr. Melissa Sears
Melissa Sears was born and raised in Norwich, VT with her parents and her sister Jennifer. She attended Boston College and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Irish Studies. She then lived in Austin, TX for a year to train and work as a Dental Assistant before applying to dental school and attending University of New England College of Dental Medicine. She was awarded a Dental Medicine degree with a certificate in public health. While at UNE she completed a three month externship at Greater Portland Health at both the Preble Street Clinic and the Portland High School. While at the Portland High School she became proficient at dental work on children from ages 3-18. Even as a Dental Assistant her favorite part was getting to know new people and seeing them on a regular basis and having a relationship with them, which is why she decided against doing a specialty program after graduation. She currently lives in Windham, ME with her husband John and her new puppy Keira, which means dark-haired in Irish. She loves to read and enjoys craft beer.