Our Doctors

Richard Bankhead, DDS

B G Dental | Veneers, ClearCorrect reg  and Pediatric Dentistry

A native of Ohio, Dr. Richard Bankhead met Dr. Groipen in dental school and began a lifelong friendship. After graduation, they decided to become business partners. Dr. Rick is drawn to the intricate details of dentistry as it’s often the little things that make a person’s smile. His patients know him as a perfectionist; he never rushes, taking time to make sure the procedure and the aesthetics are superb.

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Paul Groipen, DDS

B G Dental | ClearCorrect reg , Teeth Whitening and Preventative Program

Dr. Paul Groipen was born in Newton, MA. He attended college in Ohio to gain some independence from his family, but he loved Boston and returned home after graduation. He partnered with Dr. Rick Bankhead, his lifelong friend he met at OSU, to open Drs. Bankhead and Groipen. In 2018, Dr. Bankhead and Dr. Groipen sold the practice to Dr. Stuart MacDonald. Dr. Groipen loves dentistry and his patients, and has no current plans to retire.

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Stuart MacDonald, DMD

B G Dental | Digital Impressions, Preventative Program and Periodontal Treatment

Dr. Stuart MacDonald was born in Boston and grew up in Hyde Park. Upon graduation from Boston Latin Academy, he attended the University of New Hampshire. He studied political science, and was a member of the UNH men's rugby club. Dr. MacDonald began working with Drs. Bankhead and Groipen as a part-time dental assistant during summer and winter breaks. He loved the job and he decided to pursue a career in dentistry.

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Derek Martin, DMD

B G Dental | Emergency Treatment, Invisalign reg  and Snap-On Smile reg

Dr. Derek Martin is originally from a small town in northeast Connecticut. He always wanted to work with children and has always loved science. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry from Anna Maria College, he pursued a Masters in Education from Clark University. He spent the next several years teaching biology to high school students.

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Patrick Townsend, DMD

B G Dental | Invisalign reg , All-on-4 reg  and Implant Restorations

Dr. Patrick Townsend was born and raised in New Jersey until venturing north to Massachusetts to attend Boston College. After receiving degrees in Biology and Theology, Dr. Townsend earned his dental doctorate from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. After dental school, Dr. Townsend completed a general practice residency program at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT, specializing in emergency and restorative care. This hospital-based training program trained Dr. Townsend to care for patients with complex medical histories and manage a wide array of critical emergency cases.

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Ranier A. Urdaneta, DMD

B G Dental | Preventative Program, ZOOM  Whitening and Snap-On Smile reg

Dr. Ranier Urdaneta was born in a small town on the east coast of Venezuela. His father is a retired dentist who very much enjoyed his career, and that is what motivated Dr. Urdaneta wto choose that path as well. Once he began practicing, he dealt with certain restoration cases that were challenging, and he became interested in dental implants. He decided specializing in Prosthodontics would be the best fit to give him the training and skills he needed. In 1992 he emigrated from Venezuela to study Prosthodontics at Boston University. By 1996 he had fallen in love with the USA (and Massachusetts!) so he earned his Advanced Standing DMD degree at Boston University so he could practice in the Commonwealth.

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Samuel Ustayev, DMD

B G Dental | Dental Lab, TMJ Disorders and Snap-On Smile reg

Dr. Samuel Ustayev earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated with honors. He was then accepted into the prestigious Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and graduated magna cum laude, receiving his DMD degree. His passion and interest in aesthetic and implant dentistry led him to pursue a general practice residency at the Veteran Affairs of New York Hospital in Brooklyn, New York where he worked closely with our nation's veterans.

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Jake S. Park, DDS

B G Dental | Dental Cleanings, Implant Dentistry and Root Canals

Dr. Park is a board-certified periodontist specializing in gum therapy and dental implant surgery. He has been practicing in the Greater Boston area since 2011. He focuses on dental implants, gum surgeries, and grafting procedures. Dr. Park is highly committed to clinical excellence and consistently looks out for training opportunities to learn new advancements and state-of-the-art dentistry.

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In Memoriam: Kirk Bankhead, DDS

B G Dental | TMJ Disorders, All-on-4 reg  and Preventative Program

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dr. Kirk Bankhead on June 8th, 2019 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. His passion for dentistry clearly flowed over into his personal life, and he would often make follow-up calls to patients on his personal time. When Dr. Kirk could pull himself away from work, he truly thrived on travel and its experience. He had the opportunity to discover many parts of the world and immersed himself in the language and culture of the countries he visited. He also enjoyed a wide array of hobbies such as bodybuilding, landscaping, and watching the Red Sox.

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