Dr. Shivani Shirgavi fell in love with the Boston area after graduating from college, and since then, she has become firmly established in our friendly local community. Her kind, caring, sunny nature and gentle touch are extremely reassuring for our families and younger patients. Dr. Shirgavi is especially passionate about preventive dental care and finds it extremely rewarding when she can help children and adults understand their dental health and the positive effect good dental health can have on general health. When not caring for her patients, Dr. Shirgavi can frequently be found at the Quincy Animal Shelter. As a committed animal lover, Dr. Shirgavi volunteers at the shelter every weekend. She also enjoys the arts, music, traveling and relaxing with a good book. Dr. Shirgavi graduated with her degree in dentistry from VS Dental College in Bangalore, India, before completing her Advanced Standing Program at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Rebekah Collins is passionate about serving her patients with integrity and providing excellent, long-lasting dental care. Her dental career started at the front desk of an oral surgery office in Tampa, Florida, where her friendly smile was the first thing you saw when you walked through the door. She later went on to attend dental school at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She was recognized with honors for her exceptional clinical, leadership and merit skills. Her dental school training allowed her to pursue whole person healthcare and respectfully earn a certificate of public health with a dental emphasis. During her time in school, she completed five external rotations at community health centers across the nation, where she gained extensive hands-on training in the field of dentistry while treating the underserved.
After dental school, Dr. Collins attended an advanced education of general dentistry program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where she received advanced training in treatment planning and complex restorative dental treatment. Dr. Collins sees the artistry in dentistry and is known for her compassionate chairside manner. She has experience in all aspects of general dentistry including crowns, bridges, removable dentures, implant restorations, extractions, root canals and teeth whitening, and she is Invisalign® certified.
Dr. Collins recently married her longtime partner Andrew, who she lovingly calls her 24-hour tech support. They are both big foodies that are new to the Boston area and cannot wait to explore new places!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Shivani Shirgavi and Dr. Rebekah Collins are proud to present our team! Warm and compassionate, our team of dental professionals offer quality care that is patient oriented. We love engaging with our patients and developing relationships as we help each individual on their smile journey. Learn more about us and our dental care in Abington, Massachusetts, by calling Abington Dental Associates at 781.878.0001 today and scheduling an appointment with our dentists! Let us be the reason why you smile!
Danielle Thompson – Dental Hygienist
Danielle attended Mount Ida College for her Bachelors degree in dental hygiene, and the University of Bridgeport for her Master’s degree in dental hygiene with a concentration in public health and education. She joined our team in 2015, and loves the people she works with. Danielle strives to provide the best possible patient care and to be helpful and supportive to her coworkers.
Danielle and her husband have a boy named Patrick Jr. and a goldendoodle named Jessie. Outside of the office Danielle enjoys working out and coaches CrossFit classes.
Leah loves meeting new people and strives to treat each patient as if they were a part of her family. She enjoys seeing her patients leave with a bigger smile on their faces than when they walked in.
When not at work, Leah enjoys going to the beach, running, dancing and seeing her family out in the western part of the state.
Vy attended the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. Vy loves how supportive and helpful every member of the team is and strives to provide her patients with the greatest care and oral health education. Vy loves spending quality time with her family and friends on days off and enjoys going to the movies and trying out new restaurants with great food!
Maria has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. She enjoys educating patients about the importance of healthy oral hygiene. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children and 2 granddaughters while babying her 2 dogs Buster and Bella.
Ruth was born in Fogo in Cape Verde and came to the United States when she was 7 years old. When she was 8, she had an amazing dental assistant and knew then she wanted to be a dental assistant, too. Ruth married her high school sweetheart and now has three children. During her free time, she likes to work out and spend time with her family.
Kelli started in the dentistry field in 2008 and enjoys helping patients receive the maximum benefits from their insurances and does her best to help people with their treatment plan. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, read, paint, and do crafts.
Kayla attended Lincoln Tech for dental assisting. Dental assisting has given Kayla the knowledge of dental procedures to be able to answer patient questions over the phone and at the front desk. Kayla loves being able to help patients feel comfortable and leave with a smile.