Let our team of experienced and compassionate professionals give you the smile you deserve. Our goal is to provide you and your family with personalized, gentle care that meets your individual needs. More than 3,000 people in the Greater Seacoast Area return to our practice for our expert dental care, our relaxing ambiance and environment, and our caring and dedicated staff. We will set the standard against which all your dental experiences in the past and in the future will be compared.
Originally started by Laurence W. Albright, D.M.D and James F. Porter, D.D.S. over 30 years ago, Portsmouth Dental Studios is one of the most established private dental practices in Portsmouth, NH. F.C. “Francois” Lamothe, D.D.S joined the practice in 2004 and Brian M. Hunter, D.D.S joined in 2009. Since then, Drs. Porter and Albright retired and set off to new adventures leaving Drs. Lamothe and Hunter to care for their patients of many years.
Our office offers:
Ample parking and cleared, lighted parking lots in the winter
Convenient location with access from all directions
Music or television during your appointment
Fully climate controlled
Fully handicapped accessibility, all on the first floor
The same caring staff you have enjoyed for years
Entertainment and refreshments while you wait
Experienced and caring staff
Dr. F.C."Francois" Lamothe was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a 1973 graduate from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. His degree is Doctor of Dental Surgery. (DDS)
An early interest in Public Health Dentistry led him to assignments in Louisiana, the Province of Saskatchewan in a children’s program and working with the native people of Canada for the Federal Government in Saskatchewan.
In 1980, he met his wife at a conference in New York and after a 5 year private practice in Prince Albert, Sask., moved with her back to New England in 1987. He set up a practice in Wells, Maine in 1989 and worked there until he acquired the practice of Dr's. Albright and Porter in Portsmouth in 2003.
Dr. Lamothe is especially gratified when he can make the entire dental experience more comfortable for his patients. He likes doing cosmetic dentistry especially the one visit bonding procedures, which can dramatically improve a smile in one visit. He is also well versed in Crowns, Bridges and implant restorative procedures.
Dr. Lamothe lives in Wells, Maine with Cindel, his wife of over 33 years with occasional visits from their two grown children. He is active in local community theater. He is an artist and painted most of the artwork at the office. Working in oil and acrylic on canvas, he has begun a series of painting of the shop fronts of Portsmouth in a whimsical American style.
In founding Portsmouth Dental Studios, he has tried to create a patient- friendly practice striving to provide quality, artistic dentistry in a low-stress environment at a reasonable cost. Dr. Lamothe works a couple of days in the practice and continues to see patients who need his care. The other time he teaches dental assisting at York County Community College.
Dr. Brian Hunter grew up in Caribou, Maine. He graduated from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and completed a General Practice Residency, also at Stony Brook. His degree is Doctor of Dental Surgery. (DDS)
Dr. Hunter is trained in implant dentistry and is continually in pursuit of new training opportunities that allow him to provide the best care for his patients. He strives to create a comfortable, low-stress atmosphere for his patients, and is a great source of comfort for patients who experience dental phobia.
In his free time, Dr. Hunter is an avid reader, likes rock climbing, cooking, and any chance to get outdoors with his wife and two sons to enjoy the seacoast.
Heather Curran joined Portsmouth Dental Studios as the Practice Administrator in January 2014. She has an extensive background in medical and dental office management and is happy to be working in the Portsmouth area again.
She lives with her husband and five children in Barrington, NH. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, DIY home projects, and reading.
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Diane, Scheduling Coordinator.
Diane joined our team in 2009 as our Patient Scheduling Coordinator. She brings over 12 years of dental office experience to our practice.
She lives in Greenland with her love Nina, the Plott Hound, and enjoys activities with Nina as well as occasional horseback riding. Diane enjoys dinner and live music with friends and family.
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Patty has been with Portsmouth Dental Studios since 2003 and has been in the field of dentistry since she graduated from NHTI in 1994. She has a professional certificate in Dental Assisting as well as an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and a Bachelors in English Language and Literature.
Patty enjoys laughing with family and friends, pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. A good practical joke and a fine cheese are always appreciated.
Ingrid is a native of the NH seacoast area and joined our staff in July of 2013. She has done lots of traveling before having her two daughters. Ingrid graduated from NHTI with an Associate in Health Science.
She has been a dental assistant for over 20 years and spent 15 years working for a periodontist. She enjoys the change to the general dentistry office.
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Rhonda has been a hygienist with the practice since 1999. Rhonda loves her profession and feels very fortunate to work with such great people and loves the rapport she has with her patients.
Rhonda is a native of Portsmouth. She and her husband, Dave, have a daughter who was born in January 2012. They live in Portsmouth with their 3 dogs, Leo, Stitch, and Dover. Dave works in Massachusetts and is originally from Wisconsin. He is a Packers fan but his saving grace is that he is also a Red Sox fan. Rhonda and Dave enjoy doing things in Portsmouth but also like to explore other cities.
Lori has worked with this practice for over 20 years. She enjoys “catching up” with all the patients who she has seen for years, and getting to know the new ones.
She has a wonderful husband and son and they enjoy spending as much time as possible at their family camp in Oxford, Maine.
Gail has worked at the practice since 2004 after earning her degree from the University of New England.
She lives in Dover with her husband and two sons. In her free time she enjoys playing softball on the Tenants at Pease softball team and spending time with her family.
Shannon graduated from the New Hampshire Technical Institute with a degree in Dental Hygiene and joined Portsmouth Dental Studios in 2004 after relocating to the Seacoast. As part of our team at Portsmouth Dental Studios Shannon continues to stay up to date on current dental hygiene trends. She is passionate about her career and strives to provide her patients with the best care she can in a friendly and professional manner.
We are located in the Southern New Hampshire University Building, 231 Corporate Drive, Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH.
Our hours: Monday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
We offer early morning, lunch time and evening appointments for your convenience.