54 Woodside Avenue
Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 846-1811
Howard D. Brooks, DMD Barry M. Brooks, DDS Request an Appointment

Meet Our Winthrop Dentists & Dental Team

Our patients love the gentle, caring manner of our skilled and talented dental team. You can be assured our knowledge and experience is surpassed only by our desire to provide you with the best dentistry possible. As soon as you walk through our doors, you will be greeted by a friendly team of professionals who take a genuine interest in you and will treat you as family.

Our Dentists

Winthrop dentist, Dr. Howard Brooks

Howard D. Brooks, D.M.D.

After Dr. Brooks graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BS in 1981, he attended Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and received his DMD degree in 1987. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The Winthrop Rotary Club; Club President 1993. He followed in his father's footsteps, also a dentist, who began this practice in 1959.

Dr. Brooks understands how dentistry continues to change and the importance of staying up-to-date. He attends continuing education courses each year so that he

can offer the latest dental procedures and the highest quality state-of-the-art dental materials for his patients in smile design, implants, root canals and periodontal therapy.

Winthrop dentist, Dr. Brooks, educates children

Every year, Dr. Brooks visits children from kindergarten to fourth grade in the Winthrop School System, educating them on the importance of dental health. Once a week for two months, Dr. Brooks discusses with the children the importance of caring for their teeth and gums. He uses the children as models to demonstrate brushing, flossing, and sealants. Discussion of nutrition and snacking properly also help get their dental experience off to a great start.

He was a past part-time faculty member of Boston University from 1989-1993, in which he participated in the Apex Program. Dr. Brooks mentored junior and senior dental students at his office; training them in patient management, leadership skills, dental materials, treatment procedures, dental assisting, and front office business decisions.

Dr. Brooks grew up in Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School. He loves Winthrop for the ocean, beaches, and its wonderful close knit community. He has been married for 29 years to Debby, and together they have three children, David, 24, Stephanie, 22, and Leah, 18. He loves to spend time with his family, and enjoys skiing, exercising, golfing, fishing, and coaching both of his daughters' softball teams.

Winthrop, MA dentist, Dr. Barry M. Brooks

Barry M. Brooks, D.D.S.

Dr. Barry Brooks started this practice in 1959 in his hometown of Winthrop. He graduated from Loyola Dental School in Chicago in 1957 at the top of his class. Dr. Brooks spent two years in the Army Dental Corps honing his skills and then began his dental practice. He did his undergraduate studies at Harvard College, Class of 1953. Dr. Brooks’ hobbies include collecting, reading, skiing, movies, traveling, and sharing time with his wonderful wife of 60 years, Elly.


Winthrop dentist, Dr. Valerie Martins

Valerie Martins, DMD

Valerie Martins, DMD is a specialist experienced in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, providing services for the gums, dental implants, and tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth). She discovered her career path to becoming a Periodontist as a teenager. While working as a summer intern at Brooks Dental she was touched by the close relationships between dentist, staff and patients, as well as Dr. Brooks’ love of dentistry. Today, creating meaningful relationships with others is the foundation of Dr. Martins’ philosophy of care. “I believe that a positive dental experience for most patients starts with building trust and a good rapport with their doctor, starting with the first appointment.”

During each of your visits you’ll be treated with respect and kindness, making appointments and treatments as calm and stress-free as possible. Dr. Martins’ will take her time to listen, understand, and explore your unique concerns and conditions. Questions are always encouraged as part of the conversation. You’ll find that her ability to clearly discuss your oral conditions and possible treatment options will help you feel confident in making your best decisions for dental health, function and esthetics.

As a Board-Certified Periodontist, Dr. Martins is excited that advances in dentistry can now help you maintain and improve your oral health throughout your lifetime. In addition to periodontal treatments to improve gum and bone health, Dr. Martins also provides you with options for single, multiple or full mouth tooth replacements using dental implants.

In her free time, Dr. Martins and her husband Derrick enjoy outdoor activities and traveling abroad. They have two beautiful children Lauren and Andrew who are entertained by Brady and Chihuahua their fun loving dogs.


Winthrop orthodontist, Dr. Julianne C. Doyle

Dr. Julianne C. Doyle

As a resident of Winthrop, Dr. Doyle values providing an exceptional level of patient care to her community. She uses the latest advances and innovative techniques to ensure that her patients receive the highest quality of results with minimal treatment time and little discomfort.

Dr. Doyle grew up in north central Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She came to Boston to attend the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. It was during this time that Dr. Doyle was selected into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.  After dental school, Dr. Doyle completed a three-year orthodontic residency at BU earning her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies and a Master of Science for her research relating to the airway and airway disorders such as sleep apnea. She gained additional experience in orthodontics after completing a one-year clinical orthodontic fellowship at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She is Invisalign certified, and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Outside the office, Dr. Doyle enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle. She is an avid foodie and enjoys learning new culinary techniques. She has always had a passion for both music and sports, especially college football.  Dr. Doyle regularly enjoys attending Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins games to support our local teams.

Our Dental Team

Our dental team prides itself on being flexible, unselfish, hardworking, compassionate, friendly, dependable, calming, comforting, entertaining and always wearing a smile. Okay, at least we try really hard. Patients often comment on our dental team's professionalism and courtesy.

Mary, Clinical Team Leader

Mary joined our team 18 years ago and has been an invaluable asset to our practice ever since. Following her graduation from Winthrop High (Go Vikings!) she attended Bryman Institute and Brooks School of Dentistry where she earned her certification in radiology, CPR, OSHA, and DOCS sedation. Mary says the best thing about her job is getting to hold her patients’ hands through treatment. She is the proud mother of Casey, who’s an accountant, and Daniel, who serves in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mary has a fun-loving personality and loves spending time and laughing with her friends.

One interesting fact about Mary: She knows all the words to all the songs that play in the office!

Kim, Business Team Leader

Kim has more than 13 years of experience in her field and is a licensed medical esthetician as well as OSHA certified. Following her graduation from Melrose High School, Kim earned her degree in psychology and sociology from University of Massachusetts in Boston. She says that the best thing about her job is getting to interact with so many new and interesting people as well as the family-like atmosphere of our practice. When she’s not at the office, Kim enjoys music, singing, seeing great movies, working out, and going to the beach.

One interesting fact about Kim: She has an immense store of pop culture trivia knowledge!

Alyssa, Registered Dental Hygienist

With 23 years of experience in her field and a genuine passion for helping others, Alyssa is an invaluable member of our oral healthcare team. She loves our patients and feels blessed to have the opportunity to work in an office where family values are #1. A firm believer in advanced education, Alyssa graduated magna cum laude from both Northeastern University and Northern Arizona University and has her associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in science. In addition, Alyssa earned her certifications in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene, local anesthesia, CPR/AED, and HIPAA. She, her husband, and their two children are a very close-knit family and love spending time together. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys exercising and obstacle course racing.

One interesting fact about Alyssa: She’s been a certified personal trainer since 2010.

Anghelika, Registered Dental Hygienist

Anghelika joined our team as a registered dental hygienist more than eight years ago and absolutely loves helping our patients learn how to take care of their smiles. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Ida College in 2006 and received the Golden Scaler Award for excellent clinical skills and professional judgment. In addition, Anghelika has earned her certifications in CPR, OSHA, HIPAA, and anesthesia. She is happily married and has two children, and she says that spending quality time with her family is the most important part of her life outside of the office.

One interesting fact about Anghelika: She is bilingual and speaks fluent Russian.

Ellen, Registered Dental Hygienist

With 28 years of experience in dentistry and her education from Middlesex Community College, Ellen is committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health through quality dental care. She loves our positive, energetic working environment and our wonderful staff, all of whom she considers family. Ellen has earned her certifications in local anesthesia, OSHA, HIPAA, and CPR/AED. She is married and has three beautiful children, and she loves spending time with her family. Outside of work, Ellen is an avid reader and enjoys fitness and traveling.

One interesting fact about Ellen: She has been studying Italian language and culture for seven years and attends language classes with her children every week.

Ashley, Dental Assistant

Originally from East Boston, MA, Ashley attended Merrimack College and Everest Institute, earning her certifications in Dental Assisting, radiology, and CPR. Aside from our amazing patients, Ashley says that her favorite thing about working at our office is the opportunity to work with such a wonderful team. When she’s not helping our patients enjoy improved oral health and more beautiful smiles, Ashley’s interests include cheerleading, music, concerts, traveling, working out, and beauty and hair.

One interesting fact about Ashley: She runs her very own hair and beauty website.

Maria, Dental Assistant

Maria joined our team over seven years ago with her certifications in CPR, radiology, and Dental Assisting. Following her graduation from Winthrop High School and Bunker Hill Community College, Maria continued her dental education at Bryman Institute. Her favorite thing about working in our office is our wonderful patients and friendly staff. Maria and her boyfriend have two boys and love to spend time together as a family. When she’s not helping our patients enjoy healthier smiles, Maria enjoys working out and going to the beach.

One interesting fact about Maria: She’s a twin!

Lisa, Front Office & Dental Assistant

With over 20 years of experience and a sincere dedication to helping our patients achieve healthier smiles, Lisa is a very important member of our team. She loves that the members of our staff are like family and that we all work together to provide our patients with exceptional care. Following her graduation from Winthrop High School, Lisa earned her degree from the New England School of Art & Design. She and her husband have a son, a daughter, and three cats, and they all love spending quality time together. In her free time, Lisa enjoys biking, skiing, working out (spin class and lifting weights), going to concerts, and traveling.

One interesting fact about Lisa: She is very passionate about graphic design, including calligraphy, creating logos, and painting.

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