Dr. Franklyn Liberatore aka “Dr. Franco”


Dr. Liberatore, aka “Dr. Franco” grew up in the residential neighborhood of Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY. His parents were immigrants from the Abruzzo region in Italy. To kickstart his undergraduate career, he attended St John’s University in Queens, NY. He later graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed his AEGD from SUNY Stony Brook and began practicing in Staten Island, New York in 1995. In 2002, he decided to move to Italy where he practiced until the spring of 2010. After a wonderful eight year experience in Italy, Dr. Liberatore returned to the United States and chose to settle in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Dr. Franco has taken extensive continuing education courses over his career. He has attended The Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Studies and The Pankey Institute. Two internationally renowned institutions for advanced studies in Dental Education. His focus is on the treatment of the whole patient. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and believes that the prevention of disease is the best service that one can provide to their patients.

Dr. Liberatore is married to his wife Francesca since September 2007. Dr. Liberatore and Francesca have two children, Leonardo and Maria. Most of his free time is gladly spent helping his children with their various activities and sports. In addition, along with several of his alumni brothers in the area, they are mentors to undergraduates of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity at several area universities. Dr. Liberatore is a big fan of St. John’s Red Storm basketball. He also likes to travel and play golf. He resides in the north end of Nashua.

Dr. Francesca Failla

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Failla was born and raised in Rome, Italy. There she received her D.D.S. from La Sapienza University in 1998. In 2002, she received her specialty certificate in Periodontics, as well as a Masters in Science from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After her time in Boston, Dr. Failla then returned to Rome where she completed a specialty in Special Oral Surgery. In 2018, Dr. Failla completed her advanced standing program from Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry where she earned her D.M.D.

Since 2002, Dr. Failla has been a practicing Periodontist in her family’s practice in Rome, Italy. Dr. Failla’s mother Agnese is a General Practitioner(GP) with a specialty in Orthodontics, her aunt Cinzia is a Prosthodontist( also a Tufts graduate), and her sister Laura is a GP with a specialty in Orthodontics. Truly a family dental practice.

Dr. Failla is married with two children. When Dr. Failla is not busy working and bringing her children to their various activities, she likes to travel back to Rome to visit her family. Dr. Failla also enjoys cooking, baking, swimming, and reading in her free time.

Melissa Paris


Melissa is a New Hampshire native who enjoys spending quality time with her family and the adventures of the great outdoors. She has been working for the practice for 19 years and has been dedicated to helping patients as well as fellow staff members in any way she can.

Some of her favorite activities include ice fishing, riding her vintage 1978 Artic Cat Cheetah snowmobile, family game nights, and the occasional craft project.

Katherine ” Cricket” Ayres


Cricket was born in Peterborough and was raised in Wilton, NH. She has been working in the practice since 2010. She is always willing and eager to help in any situation that may arise in the office. As Cricket loves to say, “After all these years, they aren’t just my co-workers, they are my second family.” She has two lovely children that she loves spending time with. In her spare time, she enjoys adventure hiking with her German Shepherd, Myles, horseback riding, riding ATV’s, and any adventure that life sends her way.

Heidi Robinson

Dental Assistant

Heidi was born and raised close to the Canadian border in Newport, Vermont on Lake Memphremagog. With over 25 years of dental assisting experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Heidi has two wonderful children and a granddaughter. In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time at the beach, playing with her two dogs, and making memories with her family.

Linda Mayer

Dental Hygienist

Linda was raised in an Air Force family with Texas roots. She has lived in many wonderful places throughout the United States and overseas. Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Texas Women’s University near Dallas, Texas. When her folks retired out of Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA, Linda settled comfortably into New England. She married her high school sweetheart and raised her children in Hudson, NH. She loves all that New England has to offer, although she never got the hang of downhill skiing.

Linda has been a dental hygienist in our practice for over twenty years! She considers it a privilege to work with such a talented team and a true joy to get to know and care for our patients for so many years.

Denise Belanger

Dental Hygenist

Denise graduated from Westbrook College located in Portland, Maine in 1983. She has been a hygienist for 35 years, of which the last 15 have been with this office. She was born and raised in Nashua but moved to Litchfield in 1989 with her husband Steven. They have 2 grown sons, Taylor and Zachary, a beautiful granddaughter Melanie, and a cat Stormie.

When not at work, Denise volunteers at her church assisting with teaching faith formation classes and singing with the contemporary choir. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, shopping, and traveling – especially their yearly vacation to Point Sebago.