About Your Doctor

Dr. Alison Freeman, DMD

“I love a great smile. It is the first thing I notice when I meet someone. I consider it a gift that I can give someone the healthy, happy, confident smile of their dreams. Dentistry, through its perfect blend of science and art, has allowed me to touch the lives of many.”

Not everyone comes to see me professionally for aesthetic reasons. Many people sit in my chair and are struggling with pain in their head, neck, or jaw joint. Many people are struggling with poor sleep. Spending time helping these patients manage their pain and reclaim their lives in a non-invasive way is what brings me the truest sense of accomplishment. In this way, dentistry has provided me with a deeply personal way to connect with and help others.

My dental journey has included my undergraduate education at the University of Rochester, dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a post-graduate residency at the AEGD at Boston University.

My husband Brandon and I lived in North Carolina for two years while he completed his MBA, and then we moved back to my home state of Massachusetts where we settled in Hanover. Over the years, Brandon’s and my family has grown to include our three daughters Mila, Maren and Macyn, and our dog Hunter. There is a real sense of energy, spunk and fun in our home and never a dull moment as we spend our spare time on soccer and softball fields, basketball courts, and with a close-knit group of friends. We adore the South Shore and truly enjoy the communities we are lucky to be a part of. Dentistry has enabled us to be a part of the communities of Hanson, Cohasset, Abington and Weymouth.

We are excited to continue to spread our “purple” presence across the South Shore as we grow our practices.

Education

Dr. Freeman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Rochester. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Following her education at Tufts, Dr. Freeman continued her education at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, completing a residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.

Carrie Quinlan,
RDH, PHDH, BS

Carrie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2008. She has worked in the fields of general, periodontal, and pediatric dentistry. She has also worked as an educator at MCPHS-Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. Currently, Carrie specializes in TMJ and sleep therapy.

She is extremely passionate about helping each patient focus on their health as a whole. She is devoted to educating patients about craniofacial pain and sleep-related breathing disorders by showing them how therapy can make a difference in a patient’s life.

Carrie also devotes time to the South Shore community by offering her services through public health dental hygiene. When she is not working, she can be found with her husband, two children, and golden retrievers enjoying sports and the great outdoors.

Sara

Dental Hygienist

Sara graduated with her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

She enjoys working closely with patients to help them maintain healthy smiles. Her goal is to put patients at ease and promote a comfortable environment during their visits. In her free time, Sara enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Emily

Outreach Coordinator

Emily DuCasse is the Outreach Coordinator for The TMJ & Sleep Centre of the South Shore. With a strong background in outreach roles for various healthcare and medical practices, Emily brings a wealth of experience to her position. She graduated from Curry College, where she studied psychology and marketing. Emily’s role includes forming relationships with other practices in the community, helping to grow the centre, and enhancing treatment coordination to provide patients with opportunities for great comprehensive care. In her personal time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and their puppy Lucy.

Samantha

Training Specialist & Patient Coordinator

Samantha joined our team in June 2020 and comes to us with years of dental experience. She started her career as a Certified Dental Assistant and although her role in the field has transitioned over the years she is still very passionate about providing quality dental care to patients. Samantha leads our Hanson office and is also responsible for training our new admin team members.

Outside of the office, Samantha spends her time with her husband Derrick, their 4 young children, and their dog Titan.

Van

Specialist Manager

Van has been in the dental field since 2005 and he enjoys working with all aspects of dentistry. He loves when he is able to help patients regain their smiles. Outside of the office, Van loves to play tennis, pickleball, and swim in his free time with his two daughters and wife. In the summer, Van enjoys biking and hiking with his family. Van has been on our team since 2023 and is excited to meet new patients.

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