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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.


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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.

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.

Eileen Nowak, RDH

Eileen received her Dental Hygiene degree from S.T.C.C. She has been a hygienist for 28 years.



Tammie Bradway, RDH

Tammie received her Dental Hygiene Degree at S.T.C.C in 2015 and since has been passionate about providing optimal oral care. She views each patient as an individual to promote their best oral care. When she is not working she enjoys cooking, walking in her neighborhood and spending time with her husband and two children.  

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.