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12 Porter Street Melrose    |     MA 02176

The Team

Family Dentist in Melrose MA


Piro Leno, DMD

Family Dentist in Melrose MA | Dr. Leno is a highly-experienced dentist focusing his practice in comprehensive dental care and with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. He is born and raised in Korçë, Albania where he practiced dentistry after graduating from School of Dental Medicine, UMF Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2000. Dr Leno then moved to Boston to pursue his studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he earned the Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree in 2009 and was also awarded with a prize in Prosthodontics. He has been since practicing in the Boston area with a dedication to provide high quality dental care, treat every patient with compassion, professionalism and educate them in making their best decisions on oral health care.

Dr. Leno is a member of American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Massachusetts Dental Association.

Amanda Berardino, RDH 

Amanda Berardino, RDH

Amanda grew up in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and earned a degree in Dental Hygiene and Health Sciences from Middlesex Community college. She enjoys educating and encouraging patients through their dental journey. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and forming long-lasting relationships. She enjoys providing patients with an experience where they receive excellent dental care in a comfortable setting. She loves improving the oral health of our patients and helping to keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two Chihuahuas, Rocky and Apollo. She also enjoys reading, spinning, and practicing yoga.

Karla Cruz

Karla Cruz, Dental Assistant

Karla has worked as a dental assistant since 2014. She is originally from Brazil and is fluent in both Portuguese and English. She loves her cat and will make sure everyone knows about it. She enjoys going hiking in the warmer months and snowboarding in the winter which is one of her favorite activities. She is compassionate and loves to help people; she likes to make sure that the patient in the chair is comfortable by getting to also know them on a personal level.


Daniela Clayborne, Office Manager

Daniela has over 10 years of experience in customer service and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business. As the Office Manager for Melrose Dental Group, her job is to oversee the office operations and make sure that everything runs smoothly. Her first priority is making sure that patients have a positive experience in our office and that they receive the highest level of customer service possible.

On her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband. She enjoys traveling, baking, practicing yoga and dancing.

LauraLaura Wurst, Insurance Coordinator

Laura has been working in the dental field for over ten years and especially enjoys helping patients understand and maximize their dental insurance to get the treatment they need. Originally from Arizona, she has called the Boston area home for the last 5 years and loves the seasons, especially the snow! In her free time, Laura enjoys outdoor activities, quilting and sewing, reading, and spending time with her two cats.




Kelly Meyer, Front Desk Coordinator

Kelly has over 10 years of experience in Customer Service and has been working in the dental field for 5 years now. She is the friendly face greeting you at the front desk. Kelly loves interacting with patients and working with the staff each day, they all work extremely well together to provide you with the best service. She is happy to answer your questions and schedule your appointments. It is very important to her that each patient leaves our office with positive thoughts. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, going out with friends, and baking.

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