Meet the Hingham Dental Associates Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Christopher M. Pellegrino

Dr. Christopher Pellegrino - Hingham Dental Associates

Dr. Pellegrino earned his doctorate degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He continued his graduate studies at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he received a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

Currently, Dr. Pellegrino is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Pre-Doctoral General Dentistry Department at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He has held this position for over ten years. Dr. Pellegrino specializes in cosmetic dentistry creating natural smiles using veneers, all-ceramic crowns and dental implants. Continuing education is important to Dr. Pellegrino. He completes numerous classes and seminars each year to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in dental treatment and technology. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Metropolitan District Dental Society, and the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Pellegrino is considered by many to be Hingham's best dentist.

Dr. Pellegrino lives in the South Shore area with his wife Janine and their children. When he is not in the office he enjoys running, hiking, playing guitar, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Pellegrino looks forward to meeting you.

Dr. Jieun Cha

Dr. Cha - Hingham Dental Associates

Dr. Cha earned her Doctorate Degree with honors at University of Debrecen in Hungary. She continued her graduate studies by completing the Advanced Standing program at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Cha offers comprehensive treatment plans for each patient’s individual needs. She is committed to staying current in the latest advancements in dental treatment and technology by frequently participating in continuing education courses. She enjoys using dental photography and smile design software to enhance patient experience while delivering high quality care.

Proficient in general dentistry, Dr. Cha is also trained to safely administer conscious sedation for patients of all ages. With the right support and communication, she believes that anyone can overcome their dental anxiety to receive proper care.

She is an active member of American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society, and volunteers for a non -profit organization, Dentists for Humanity.

During her downtime, she enjoys traveling, eating good food, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Cha looks forward to meeting you.

Dr. Mariam Karimeddiny

Dr. Mariam Karimeddiny - Hingham Dental Associates

Dr. Mariam Karimeddiny received her doctorate degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and holds a Master's degree in Medical Science from Boston University School of Medicine.

She is a certified Invisalign provider, and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, using veneers, all-ceramic crowns, and bonding to help her patients achieve their cosmetic goals. Having completed a mini-residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts, Dr. Karimeddiny is fully qualified to treat sleep apnea, snoring, and other breathing-related sleep disorders with oral appliance therapy. She has also received additional training in the use of oral appliances to control bruxism, muscular imbalances, and for the management of TMJ disorders. Dr. Karimeddiny strives to stay up-to-date with continuing education to provide the best care she can for her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

A Boston-area native, Dr. Karimeddiny currently lives in Milton and spends her free time with her husband and daughter.

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Dr. Valerie A. Smith

Dr. Valerie A. Smith - Hingham Dental Associates

Dr. Valerie Smith has been practicing periodontics since 2000. Originally from Philadelphia, she earned her BA in Psychology from Temple University. She then relocated to Boston to attend Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine earning her Doctorate degree in 1997. From there she attended the Medical College of Virginia where she earned her Certificate in Periodontics in 2000. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Smith started her own periodontal practice in Northern Virginia outside Washington DC in 2001. After practicing there for 8 years, she decided to move back to Boston. It was a great move and she now resides in downtown Boston.

Dr. Smith is active in several dental societies, including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Massachusetts Periodontal Society.

Besides having a passion for the field and practice of periodontology, Dr. Smith is also current in the practice of dental implant placement and bone augmentation procedures.

When she is not helping patients, she enjoys traveling and working in her community garden.

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Our Staff

Our staff is an exceptional team of highly skilled dental professionals who work together to provide our patients with quality dental care. All clinical staff are CPR certified and OSHA trained. All staff members follow HIPPA regulations and guidelines. They participate in continuing education courses to stay current with the latest advancements in dental technology. We’re proud of our staff’s professional accomplishments, but what truly makes them stand out is the compassionate manner in which they care for each patient that visits our practice.

Janine Conti - Hingham Dental Associates

Janine Pellegrino, RDH

Administrative Coordinator,
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kerry Hughes - Hingham Dental Associates


Office Coordinator

Stephanie Oakes  - Hingham Dental Associates

Stephanie Oakes, CDA

Insurance Coordinator,
Certified Dental Assistant

Marykate Butler - Hingham Dental Associates

Marykate Butler, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jamie Lannan - Hingham Dental Associates

Jamie Lannan, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Daniel Rudyk  - Hingham Dental Associates

Daniel Rudyk, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Apolonia Martinez  - Hingham Dental Associates

Apolonia Martinez, CDA

Certified Dental Assistant

The Hingham Dental Associates team looks forward to treating you.