Meet the Staff


Office Manager

Cherilyn is Office Manager and has been with Modern Dentistry for over 10 years. She is also a Licensed Dental Assistant in Massachusetts with over 13 years of clinical experience (10 years with Modern Dentistry). As an Open Wide Foundation volunteer, she has traveled to Guatemala, donating her services to those less fortunate. Cherilyn was awarded a diploma in Dental Assisting from Everest Institute in May 2003.

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A conscientious and warm-hearted individual, she enjoys relaxing at the ocean with family and friends. Cherilyn resides in Worcester with her husband Joseph and infant son Dominic.

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Jeanne has been working at Modern Dentistry since 2010. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Her Dental Hygiene career began in 1995 after graduating with Honors from Quinsigamond Community College. Here she earned an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and was recognized with the Dental Hygiene Department Award, and awards for Clinical Excellence and Who’s Who among American Junior Colleges.

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One of her greatest achievements in Dental Hygiene is Jeanne’s 17 year commitment to KIDSEAL. This is a community service project that was established by Professor Joyce Cooney, of Quinsigamond Community College in 1999. It provides dental services to the underprivileged elementary school aged children from all 42 Worcester Elementary Schools. Because of this program, many children who have never been to the dentist have an opportunity to receive free dental services – evaluations, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, and sealants. They also receive a new toothbrush and floss, oral health education, and follow up instructions to take home. They leave with a positive experience and a sparkling smile. Jeanne is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such a valuable program.

Jeanne has been passionate about providing the highest level of dental care to her patients for over 20 years. She is a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, and as part of the community, can always spot a familiar face coming through the door. For her, working at Modern Dentistry is much more than just a job. It is her opportunity to reconnect with friends from town and spend an hour listening, while providing gentle, comprehensive quality care. She always takes a keen interest in every one of her patients and strives to make them feel comfortable, validated and well cared for. She plans to continue making her contribution at Modern Dentistry for many years to come.


When not working, she enjoys running, reading, and spending time on Cape Cod with her husband and three children.

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Kate graduated with Honors from Quinsigamond Community College with a degree in dental hygiene in 2010 and found herself at home with the Modern Dentistry team in 2012. She has been honored to work with and learn so many aspects of dentistry from Drs. Pizzi and Mehdi and our specialists. Being able to engage in many new conversations, meet new patients, and watch families and individuals grow while providing ethical, thorough, and quality care makes it easy for her to go to work every day.

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She is currently furthering her education at Worcester State University with the intentions of continuing to dental school. Kate grew up locally in Oxford and now resides in Worcester. She has always been adventurous and athletic and enjoyed the outdoors. She played several sports growing up, including riding horses, and still often plays softball and field hockey.



Jennifer has over 24 years of experience in the dental field and has worked as a certified dental assistant, dental lab technician, and dental hygienist. She obtained her dental hygiene and local anesthesia licenses through training at Mount Wachusett Community College in 2011.

Since obtaining her licenses she has been fortunate to have worked with a variety of practitioners and specialists throughout the dental community. Jennifer has previously worked with Dr. Mehdi and feels blessed to have this new opportunity to work with him again!

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She is able to utilize state of the art technology to present information to patients so they can make informed decisions about recommended treatment. Patients consistently comment on Jennifer’s attention to detail, thoroughness, and gentle touch.

Jennifer resides in the North Quabbin region with her husband of 20 years, two teenage sons, and three German Shepherds. Off time is spent with friends and family, walking the dogs, biking, kayaking, skiing, painting, or doing home improvement projects.


Dental Assistant

Juan is a dental assistant and has been with the Modern Dentistry team for over a year. He is thankful to have been given the opportunity to work in the dental field and enjoys this area of healthcare. As a result, he is currently taking continuing education courses at Quinsigamond Community College to fulfill his dreams of becoming a dentist one day.

Working with Drs. Pizzi, Mehdi, and specialists at Modern Dentistry, Juan understands and can recognize high quality dentistry when he sees it.

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Not only is technical quality an important aspect, he also enjoys interacting with the different patients that come in and makes it his everyday goal to provide an overall positive and great dental experience for them.

Juan is originally from Colombia, but has lived in Marlborough for over 15 years. Outside of work, he enjoys watching the Pats, going to the beach, and playing soccer.


Dental Assistant

Samantha graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute of Lowell and became a licensed dental assistant in July 2014. She resides in Fitchburg, MA, and has been working at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury since December 2015. Samantha enjoys being part of a team that cares for patients and provides high quality dentistry in every way.

Prior to dental assisting, Samantha worked in a nursing home for six years. She is a compassionate individual and enjoys helping people and patients of all ages. With her outgoing personality, she takes pleasure in hiking, going to the beach, and doing anything that involves an outdoor adventure.


Front Desk

Lu joined Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury in January of 2016.  She supports with the front desk, scheduling patients and handling clerical duties. Prior to joining Modern Dentistry, she previously worked at a spa for 8 years and managed similar responsibilities.

She grew up in Brazil and moved here with her family 17 years ago.  She lives in Shrewsbury with her husband, and their English bulldog named Bentley.  She loves to travel and learn about different cultures, and experiment with different foods which gives her a much broader prospective.  In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family.


Front Desk

Uly has been in the clinical field of dentistry for over ten years and has assisted with Dr. Mehdi in the past. She brings a strong clinical background to help the front desk team at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury. By working at the front office, she looks forward to becoming a more well-rounded and knowledgeable individual. Uly enjoys meeting and greeting patients, as well as getting to know them like family. She is fluent in two languages, English and Khmer. In her spare time, she loves babysitting, enjoys taking hikes in the New Hampshire area and seeing different parts of New England.

Schedule An Appointment!

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, our doctors and team look forward to providing you with the beautiful, healthy smile you desire through our wide array of dental services. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we proudly serve Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and surrounding communities.