GAYLA LEVINE, DDS
Dr. Levine has been delivering the highest quality dental care to her patients for the last 17 years. Originally from Ogdensburg, NY, Dr. Levine earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Boston College and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University College of Dentistry. After dental school, she completed advanced training through a general practice residency at Tufts University and New England Medical Center.
Dr. Levine’s interest in dentistry began when she interned for her childhood dentist. Dentistry is a family pursuit and both Dr. Levine’s sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Shannon Cole and Dr. Joseph Ahlo are also dentists.
After completing her residency, Dr. Levine entered private practice in Townsend, MA working alongside Dr. Michael John-- a longtime dentist and former instructor in the Tufts University General Practice Residency Program. She eventually followed him to Tewskbury Hospital in Massachusetts where she enjoyed treating patients with special needs. She opened Village Green Family Dentistry in Windham in 2011.
In addition to being licensed in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, she is professionally affiliated with the American Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, New Hampshire Dental Society and Massachusetts Dental Society.
As a Windham resident, Dr. Levine is active in the community. She devotes her time to visiting local classrooms to speak with children about their oral health. She has also participated in dental screenings for the Special Olympics. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, and their three children, Luke, Caitlin, and Claire. She can often be seen running along the Windham Rail Trail. As the former president of the Colonial Figure Skating Club, she is often seen cheering for her children at area arenas.
Dr. ONAIZA J. MCKNIGHT
Dr. McKnight has been providing her patients with top-notch care and beautiful smiles for 23 years. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1994 and went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Oregon Health Science University.
Dr. McKnight is married with two wonderful children, ages 20 and 16. She and her husband returned to New England in 1995, where she spent 11 years in Maine and during this time, went on to open her own dental practice, "Maineland Dental," in Cumberland, Maine.
She has served in Public Health in Asia and in the beautiful state of Oregon, as well as in private practices in Andover, Haverhill, Malden, and Methuen,Massachusetts. Currently, Dr. McKnight is expanding her practice to Windham New Hampshire at Village Green Family Dentistry.
Her philosophy is comprehensive dental care, with an emphasis on education and maintenance of oral health. She believes early intervention and prevention are of equal importance to the stability of complete dental care. Dr. McKnight listens to her patients and addresses their dental needs in a caring, gentle manner and is grateful for the opportunity to be your dentist.
A LASER FOCUS ON PROVIDING THE BEST CARE
Dr. Levine uses the latest in laser technology for select procedures. She is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, which requires specific courses and standardization tests to become a member. The Academy makes the distinction that as a member, Dr. Levine has qualified herself to be a Laser Dentist, and not just a dentist who uses a laser.