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About Portsmouth Dental Studios

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 40 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, Albright and Lamothe retired and set off to new adventures leaving Dr. Hunter to care for their patients of many years.

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What We Offer

  • 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
  • Reasonable fees
  • The same caring staff you have enjoyed for years
  • Entertainment and refreshments while you wait
  • Experienced and caring staff
  • State-of-the-art facility


Dental Hygienist

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. 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.


Dental Hygienist

Lori has worked with this practice for over 30 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.


Dental Hygienist

Meghan graduated from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in 2011 and joined our practice in 2019. Meghan enjoys getting to know her patients and providing a comfortable and gentle experience. She lives in Barrington her husband and daughter and house full of animals. They welcomed a baby boy in 2021. Meghan loves golfing and spending time on the lake.


Dental Hygienist

Lauren been practicing in the Seacoast since 2013. Lauren attended University of New England and is the recipient of the Karen Blaisdall award for excellence in Dental Hygiene. Lauren lives in York with her husband and her two kids (Lillian and Ziggy). Lauren has a very gentle technique and works well with phobic patients and children. Lauren enjoys hanging out with her kids and family and going on weekend adventures. Lauren loves to laugh and to see people smile.



One of Julia's goals as a dental assistant is to relieve your anxiety with a laugh. While helping Dr. Hunter with your appointment, you'll find her mining for the latest in Seacoast happenings or creating relationships with patients.

Raised in Massachusetts, Julia gained her first dental experiences in the diverse and vibrant cities of the Merrimack Valley and the North Shore. She earned an Associate's Degree from Middlesex Community College in 2006 and has been assisting dentists ever since. Julia came on board with Portsmouth Dental Studios in the fall of 2018.

Julia has been a resident of the Seacoast for over ten years. She and her family live just across the Piscataqua River, in Maine. There, you'll find her enjoying the restaurant scene in Kittery with her husband, hitting the trails with the family dog, zipping around beaches and playgrounds with her young daughters, or trying to choose a Netflix show while on the couch with their calico cat.

Julia's hobbies include calligraphy, skiing and snowboarding, not minding her business, and pretending to be as outgoing and adventurous as she portrays on her social media accounts.



Heather is one of our seasoned dental assistants. She has been in the dental scene for 16 years. Her first passion was in Oral Surgery and after several years in that specialty, she chose to broaden her knowledge and expanded into general dentistry in 2017. Heather enjoys helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable while in our care. Heather, her husband and 3 children recently bought an old dairy farm in Rochester. When she is not taking excellent care of our patients, you can find Heather tending to their garden, harvesting seasonal vegetables and berries or caring for their flock of chickens



Graduated from Northeast Collaborative School of Dental Assisting. Continuing education at Tufts school of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and NHTI in Concord. Lives in the Seacoast area with husband and youngest son. Also has two adult children who live locally. Is a music enthusiast and plays the Bass guitar. Enjoys spending time with family and loves to travel, especially Road trips!!


Comfortable and Convenient Family Dentistry