Dr. Praveen Mandera
Dr. Praveen Mandera has been practicing dentistry for over 8 years. He completed his Master of Health Administration degree at the University of South Florida in 2004 and completed his DMD with honors from Boston University School of dental medicine in 2008. He is well versed in all aspects of general dentistry.
Dr. Mandera enjoys working with patients of all ages. He is a compassionate, caring dentist. His goal is to make sure that your experience at our office exceeds your expectations. He takes time to listen to your issues and provides solutions that will suit your needs and budget. He is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of our patients through good dental health and creating beautiful healthy smiles.
Continuing education is very important to Dr. Mandera. He has completed numerous continuing education courses and learned from the best dentists in the field. He is currently pursuing a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New Hampshire Dental Society and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
When not working, Dr. Mandera likes to spend time with his family, visiting new places and tasting new cuisines. He is proud to serve as an officer and dentist in US Army Reserves.
Dr. Andrew Gschweng, DMD
Dr. Andrew Gschweng loves learning and using his knowledge to help his patients. He graduated from Temple University in 2017, from the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. Before dental school, he attended Towson University in Towson Maryland, receiving his BS in Biology in 2012. Before coming to New Hampshire Family Dentistry, he completed a 6-month dental residency at a hospital in Delaware. Dr. Gschweng continues his education outside of the classroom and is working toward certification in Invisalign®.
Dr. Gschweng has been with New Hampshire Family Dentistry for over a year now. He is a proud member of the ADA and the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry). His family is spread all over the United States: his brother works as a computer analyst in Manhattan, his sister is as a high school art teacher in Baltimore, and his father has retired in Lake Tahoe with Dr. Gschweng’s wonderful stepmother, Kay. The family loves getting together with his grandmother, Betty, to celebrate her birthday in Media, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gschweng’s fiancé, Ashley, is studying nursing at Jefferson, Philadelphia, and they will take their vows on Valentine’s Day, 2020. In his free time, Dr. Gschweng loves hiking, camping, and swimming at the YMCA.
Dr. ShihMei Chiang, Periodontist
Dr. Chiang graduated with an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with a double major in Physiology Neurobiology. She graduated from the dental school at Columbia University, New York City and she also holds a post graduate degree in Periodontics M.S. from Columbia.
For a year after graduation she worked in the Big Apple then moved to Massachusetts, where she worked in a group practice for 7 years. Dr. Chiang presently has her own private practice in Methuen, MA. She is married with two children and in her free time she loves to travel and visit exotic countries.
Dr. Chiang is a member of the following societies and associations:
American Academy of Periodontology
Northeast Society of Periodontics
Academy of Osseointegration
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Society
New Hampshire Dental Society
Massachusetts Periodontal Society
Meet Our Team
At New Hampshire Family Dentistry, the focus is always on patient comfort and treatment. We believe this sets Dr. Praveen Mandera and his dental team apart. Along with our great service, our team also loves keeping up-to-date by continually educating themselves about new practices and procedures to help our patients. Learn more about each of our teammates and visit New Hampshire Family Dentistry in Manchester, New Hampshire, to meet our dentist and his dental team and experience their excellent dental care in person.
Lindsay, Office Manager
Lindsay has been working with our practice for over 13 years. She enjoys taking good care of her patients whether it is assisting the doctors, coordinating their next appointment or helping them understand their insurance. When Lindsay isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys. She also enjoys any outdoor activities and traveling.
Lauri, Insurance Coordinator
Lauri has been leading our front office for over 27 years. Her ability to help patients understand their insurance, procedure estimates and to oversee collections is outstanding. Lauri enjoys the relationships she has built over the years and patients are comforted by seeing her as they enter our office at each appointment. In her free time Lauri enjoys fishing, The Boston Bruins, and spending time with her family and her dogs, Molly and Cody.
Andrea received her degree in Dental Hygiene Science from NHTI in 2012 and has been a part of this practice since the spring of 2013. At our office, she focuses on patient education and providing the best care to each of our clients according to their needs. When Andrea is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and her boyfriend, Jared. She has two pets, Winnie the Goldendoodle and Ted, the cat whom she loves to spoil.
Brittany is our Registered Dental Hygienist who received her degree from NHTI in 2009, and her Dental Assistant Certification in 2006. She has been with our office for over 8 years and has built wonderful relationships with the patients she sees on a regular basis. Her favorite part of her job is educating patients in achieving optimum oral health. Brittany’s goal is to make sure patients have a comfortable and relaxed experience in the chair. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, and kayaking, and spending time with her family and pets.
Kelsey joined our practice in 2014 after receiving her Dental Hygiene degree from Ferris State University in Michigan. Patient education is her main focus. Kelsey enjoys attending continuing education courses and learning about the most up-to-date practices in dentistry. Her compassionate nature allows her to provide all of our patients with a relaxing and comfortable dental experience. Kelsey believes the most rewarding part of her job is when she can help patients conquer their fears about the dentist. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys hiking, movie marathons, and spending time with her friends, family and her cat, Zukie.
Mary graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been with our office for over 20 years. Mary strives to give quality care to each patient and to help them understand the importance of good dental health. Her husband, children and church—along with art—are where her spare time is spent.
Ellie has been working with our practice for over 33 years. She enjoys caring for and visiting with her patients. When not at work, Ellie likes to spend time with family, being an active member of the Deerfield Fair Association, and antiquing
Misty, is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been with our office for over 3 years. Her goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their time in our office. She is kind, caring and can make anyone laugh. During her free time Misty enjoys spending time with her daughter, son and boyfriend.