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Thank you for your patience while we work to reopen our dental office. We are opening in phases following guidelines set forth by the Governor and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns.

About Us

16 Acres Dental is a family centered dental practice located in Springfield, MA.

Our goal is to give each patient the best possible dental care, while maintaining the patient's privacy, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We make use of the latest technology to improve our patient's overall dental health.

We accept most major insurance plans. Care Credit is available to patients who wish to take advantage of a 6 or 12 month no interest payment plan.


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Dr. Yen-Cheng Lai

Dr. Yen-Cheng Lai, a graduate of Tufts Dental School has owned 16 Acres Dental since 2000. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Conway Ma

Dr. Conway Ma is a graduate of the UCONN School of Dental Medicine. Prior to joining 16 Acres Dental Health Center, he received a post graduate certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the NYU-Lutheran Hospital Program.

Jennifer Hellstrom, RDH

Jennifer Hellstrom began her dental career as a dental assistant. She worked as an assistant for 8 years before going back to school and graduating from Tunxis Community College in 2011 as a dental hygienist. She thoroughly enjoys her care for providing detailed, quality care for every individual.

Joan McBride, RDH

Joan has a degree in dental hygiene from Springfield Technical Community College and a degree in Zoology from UMass Amherst. Joan has been a hygienist for over 35 years.

Jane Gallerani, RDH

Jane is a graduate of North Eastern University and Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists.

Karen Chapin

Karen Chapin is the manager. She keeps the daily office operation running smoothly.


Cerec Technology

Cerec technology has allowed patients to have crowns completed in just one day. Patients no longer have to schedule multiple appointments or take traditional impressions.

Intra Oral Cameras

Intra oral cameras allow the staff to not only tell a patient about a tooth, or gum problem, but show where the problem is. "A picture is worth a thousand words"


Laser, used for some procedures, speeds healing process with less discomfort.

Digital X Rays

Digital x rays give immediate results to review, with larger images than traditional x rays. Digital x rays also use lower radiation and are environmentally friendly.

Camlog Implant Systems

Camlog implant systems, a system Dr. Lai is certified in, has allowed many patients to replace missing teeth.