Meet Our Team

Our Office

Wellesley Dental Arts is a multi-specialty practice offering you a full range of dental services including preventative care, maintenance, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, teeth whitening, periodontal surgery and dental implants.

Insight, experience and dedication to the highest quality of patient care are the hallmarks of our multi-specialty dental team. Our focus is on cosmetic dentistry services, such as dental implants and dental veneers, but we also offer general dentistry and Invisalign. Our general dentists and specialists have received their training from many of the nation’s prestigious educational and dental institutions. Our doctor’s offer a skilled combination of art and science that has made Wellesley Dental Arts one of New England’s most respected dental practices. As a multi-specialty practice, we offer everything from preventive care, general dentistry, restorative care, and sophisticated dental reconstructions.

Meet the Dentists

Rachele Luciano,DMD

Dr. Rachele Luciano is a Board Certified Endodontist who received her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from McGill University. Following dental school, she completed a 2 year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital where she was Chief Resident. She then pursued her passion for endodontics and trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she obtained her Specialty Certificate in Endodontics in 2011.

In addition to being a clinical instructor at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine Endodontic Post-Graduate program, Dr. Luciano serves as a consultant and examiner for the national dental specialty examination board of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She is also a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Board of Endodontics and the College of Diplomates.

Dr. Luciano has lectured at numerous endodontic study clubs and academic conferences, including the American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting. She is fluent in English, French and Italian, enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and spending time with her husband and family.

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Vanessa Newton, DMD
General Dentistry

Dr. Vanessa Newton graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2004. Prior to attending Tufts, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA with a degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Art History. Following Dental School, Dr. Newton completed a postgraduate residency in General Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, which is part of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Newton worked at a prominent multi-specialty dental practice in Downtown Boston for 9 years prior to coming to Wellesley Dental Arts. She also served as faculty at Tufts Dental School from 2005-2012.

Dr. Newton truly enjoys getting to know her patients, and helping them have a great experience in her office. She believes that providing a great experience allows patients to achieve great oral health, and have improved self-confidence. She finds these interactions extremely rewarding. She is consistently taking continuing education courses with leading teaching institutions. She most recently implemented the use of Botox into her practice and is really enjoying helping people with pain related to tooth clenching and tooth grinding find relief.

Dr. Newton is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Metropolitan District Dental Society, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Newton lives in Newton with her husband and two dogs. She was very active in choral music throughout her college career and is currently a novice sewist, and is also learning to play the piano. She has family in Germany and Colombia speaks Spanish.

If you would like to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Vanessa Newton, please contact our Wellesley dentist office today.

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Andrew J. Melcer, DMD

Dr. Andrew Melcer is a seasoned and experienced periodontist offering treatment for gingivitis, gum disease, and extreme periodontal disease. Dr. Melcer received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School and received his Masters of Public Health from Harvard Periodontics & Oral Medicine prior to completing 3 additional years of specialized training in the field of periodontics.

Our Staff Members

Our staff is characterized by three key principles: teamwork, hard work, and experience. And in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, these qualities are often hard to come by. With each visit, our patients will find the same, familiar, caring faces dedicated to making your dental experience the best it can be. And because we truly get to know our patients, taking their own concerns to heart, we develop an excellent working relationship with each one, providing personalized, professional care.