R. Carl Szarlan, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.D.
Dr. Szarlan (photo far right) is a graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield, Ma. He received his BS degree in Biology at the University of Dayton at Dayton, Ohio and his DDS degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served as a dentist with the US Air Force then with the Air National Guard where he retired with the rank of Brigadier General. He has been in private practice since 1970 and maintains membership with the American Dental Association of which he is a life member, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Valley District Dental Society in which he chairs the ethics committee. He has attained fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and the International College of Dentists. In addition he is a member of the International Association of Aerospace Dentists and is a certified CPR instructor for dentists and medical personnel. Other interests include the field of forensic anthropology, pathology and forensic dentistry and he has taken extensive courses in these fields. His spare time is spent outdoors and he is often found working in his field with his tractor and backhoe. Dr. Szarlan resides in Ludlow, has been married 42 years to his wife Alexandra , and they have 3 children, Lydia, Karla and Cynthia.
Joseph F. Wegiel, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.D.
Dr. Wegiel (Photo far left) is also a graduate of Cathedral High School of Springfield, Ma. He attained his BA degree in Chemistry at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. and then attended Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago IL., acquiring his DDS degree. Subsequently, he served in active duty as a dentist with the US Air Force as a Captain prior to joining with Dr. Szarlan in private practice. He has been a partner in the practice for 39 years. His memberships include the American Dental Association as a life member, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Valley District Dental Society where he has served as its President, Treasurer, Peer Review chairman and on the Educational committee. He has attained Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He also enjoys membership with the International Association of Aerospace Dentists and is a certified CPR instructor for dentists and medical personnel. He, with Dr. Szarlan, have taken extensive forensic courses with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology , Washington, DC. Hobbies include cars and electronics and grandkids. Dr. Wegiel resides in Wilbraham Ma. with his wife of 40 years, Karen. They have two children Kenneth and Sharon and enjoy two grandchildren, Benjamin and Isabel.
Frank J. Mitera, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
Dr. Mitera (photo right center) was born and raised locally and graduated from Chicopee High School. Prior to his professional education, he enlisted and served for five years with the United States Navy. Following his active duty, he attended American International College, Springfield, Ma ., receiving a BS degree in Biology followed by his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston Ma. During his professional studies and into his practice, Dr. Mitera continued his military career in both the Navy Reserve followed by the Connecticut Air National Guard where he retired with the rank of Major. He has been a partner in the practice for over 20 years. During his professional career, he has maintained membership in the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and the Valley District Dental Society where he serves on the education and fluoridation committee. In addition, he has attained fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry. He is highly skilled in dental resource management. His greatest enjoyment is his personal time spent with his family. Dr. Mitera resides in Belchertown, Ma with Janet, his wife of 23 years. They have three children, Kimberly, Mathew and Andrew.
Michelle Roberts, D.D.S.
Dr. Roberts (photo left center) was raised locally in the Ludlow area. She then attended Cathedral High School where she developed interest in the field of science. Having a well known College football coach as a Dad, there was no question where she would attend college. After graduating from American International College with a BA degree in Biology, with honors, she then attended Northwestern University School of Dentistry, Chicago Il., where she received her DDS degree. Having been a friend and patient in this office as a youngster, she felt right at home and was welcomed back to practice, but now as a dentist. She has practiced at this office for 26 years. Dr.Roberts maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Valley District Dental Society in which she serves on the Ethics Committee. Over the years, she has continued a high level of interest and enthusiasm for sports. When she’s not at the office, she can be found on the football field cheering for her boys or enjoying a local high school wrestling match. Her hobbies include knitting, sewing and scrapbook. Dr. Roberts has been married to her husband John for 23 years with three children, Joshua, Lauren and Benjamin.