Linda M. Blaschke, D.M.D.

Dr. Blaschke grew up in Rockland County, New York (near West Point) simultaneously attending high school, nursing school and evening college before attending Fordham University in the Bronx, New York for premed. At Fordham, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with English Literature and Psychology as dual minors. Throughout her four years of premed studies (and until she received her post doctorate certificate, six years following), Dr. Blaschke worked as a private duty pediatric nurse. In her second year of dental school, she sat for the hygiene boards, obtained her license as a Registered Dental Hygienist, thus also working as a dental hygienist. She attended Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine to earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) and was awarded the Colgate/Palmolive Women’s Dental Association Scholarship, the Delta Dental Scholarship, the prestigious American Society of Dentistry for Children Award and, most notably, a full two-year scholarship to the postdoctorate pediatric program at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Blaschke earned her Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine interning at Franciscan Children’s Hospital. As Chief Resident, she worked closely with the New England Center for Autism and currently sub-specializes in children with autism.

Dr. Blaschke is licensed to practice dentistry in Massachusetts and New York. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

The practice was established on February 5, 1996 at the Deaconess Nashoba Hospital Medical Office Building in Ayer and relocated to our current location in Pepperell several years later.

Dr. Blaschke truly cherishes her free time with her husband and their two boys. Her hobbies include: SCUBA diving, traveling, entertaining, volunteering at school and church, gardening, Fenway Park baseball and board games.

Favorite quote: “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Elise Vincelette, D.M.D.

Dr. Elise grew up in the beautiful state of Vermont and attended Essex High School. From there she graduated magna cum laude high honors from University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After receiving her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) magna cum laude from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, she received her combined Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Her masters thesis entitled “Assessment of Mirror Image Facial Asymmetries in Monozygotic and Dizygotic Twins” was chosen for presentation at the International Association for Dental Research and is currently under review for publication, so stay tuned!

Dr. Elise attends countless hours of continuing education and utilizes the latest advances and most innovative techniques in orthodontics to ensure that her patients receive excellent results with minimal treatment times and little discomfort. She is Invisalign certified and practices among other orthodontists at the “Elite” tier. Dr. Elise is conservative in her approach to early treatment for children and has a special interest in complex orthodontic cases for patients requiring combined orthognathic surgical and comprehensive orthodontic care.

Remaining current on the latest technology and advances in the field of orthodontics are very important to Dr. Elise. She achieves this by being involved in many local and national organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and the New England Society of Orthodontics.

A native of Essex Junction in Vermont, Dr. Elise enjoys the outdoors and living a healthy and active lifestyle. Her interests include walking throughout the city, exploring Boston and enjoying the multi-cultural restaurants. Dr. Elise is an accomplished classical viola and violinist and during college, she was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall!

Michelle Goldsmith – Practice Manager/Ortho Coordinator

Michelle Goldsmith joined Dr. Blaschke’s practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1996 and is currently the Practice Manager for Pepperell Dental Associates. Michelle graduated from Westbrook College (now known as University of New England) in Portland, Maine in 1982. She previously worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the Boston area and the Fitchburg/Leominster area for both general dentists and periodontists. Michelle continues to stay current in her dental knowledge by attending continuing education courses each year. She is a CPR instructor with the American Heart Association and continues to educate people with the current standards for CPR.

When not working in the office, Michelle enjoys her time with her family. She is a member of the National Ski Patrol (National appointment #11122) and trains fellow patrollers in both the medical training and ski and toboggan training and works for the Eastern Division as an OEC Assistant Supervisor. She volunteers at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA and is a Pro Patroller at a private mountain in Vermont. Her time in the warmer weather is spent mountain biking and hiking. Michelle also spends time riding her Harley motorcycle and camping when there is no snow on the ground. Michelle resides in Templeton, MA with her husband. She has 2 adult children and 2 adult step-children living in Massachusetts, Florida and England.

Alyssa – Patient Coordinator

Alyssa Racicot is the Patient Coordinator for Pepperell Dental Associates. Alyssa joined Dr. Blaschke in December of 2019. She attended Middlesex Community College and Johnson State College obtaining a degree in accounting. She merged into the dental field 4 years ago.

Outside of work Alyssa loves to spend her time with her husband Zach and their 2 children. They love to take spontaneous trips to the beach, camping and enjoying the outdoors year round.

Jacqueline Atkinson

Jacqueline Atkinson – Patient Coordinator

When I’m not at work, I love working on house projects with my husband and communicating long-distance with our four college-age children. As a mother, I know how important it is to have a friendly face at the front desk. I love greeting our patients and coordinating their visits with our excellent clinical staff. Not only are they good at what they do, but they are a great team of women to work with.

Lynn Stevens – Dental Hygienist

Lynn joined our team in January of 2019 after practicing in Acton for over 30 years. She attended Middlesex Community College where she obtained an Associates Degree in Science in Dental Hygiene. Lynn also holds a license to administer local anesthesia and maintains her CPR certification. She takes annual continuing education courses in order to keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry. What Lynn most enjoys about being a dental hygienist is making connections with her patients. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three girls, and their three dogs. Some of her favorite activities are kayaking, spinning, and reading.

Caitlyn – Dental Hygienist

Caitlyn joined Pepperell Dental associates in 2020. Her passion for dentistry started as a child and she loves patient education and helping anxious patients find comfort in the chair. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from MCPHS/Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in 2006 and has worked in pediatric and family dentistry for 15 years. Outside of work, Caitlyn enjoys gardening, cooking, and baking. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, 4 young children, and their dog, Murphy.

Karrysa – Dental Assistant

Karrysa joined Pepperell Dental Associates in June of 2020. She started her career assisting in 2015 and graduated with her certificate from Mount Wachusett Community College’s accredited dental assisting program in 2016. She is CPR and radiology certified, has completed training as an assistant in oral conscious sedation of pediatric patients, as well as taking various continuing education courses yearly to stay up to date with modern dentistry. Karrysa assists not only Dr. Blaschke in various dental procedures, but also helps out with the front desk, and aids the hygienists when needed. During her free time, Karrysa enjoys spending time with her husband, baking, crafting, and playing with her pup Remus.

Marissa – Dental Assistant

Marissa attended Porter and Chester Institute for Dental Assisting and graduated in May 2014 as a Certified Dental Assistant.  She originally joined us as an intern and permanently joined our team after graduation.  Marissa continues to assist both with our pedodontist as well as our orthodontist. When not working Marissa enjoys being a mommy to her two children and puppy Penny, working out, shopping, and traveling.

Patty – Orthodontic Assistant

Patty has been an orthodontic dental assistant for over 30 years and is passionate about the level of care our patients receive. Taking part in the transformation of a patients smile from start to finish is a very exciting and rewarding experience for her. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her 2 beautiful daughters. Some of her interests include reading, cooking, and gardening.