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.
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
Meet Our Team
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 two sons to enjoy the seacoast.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Diane joined our team in 2009 as our Patient Scheduling Coordinator. She brings over 12 years of dental office experience to our practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
I have been going to Portsmouth Dental Studios and seeing my hygienist, Lori, since I was probably about 5 years old! She’s great and I love her!!! Dr. Hunter is fairly new, but he is also very nice! Never have had a bad experience.
I have been a patient for several years and I am a huge fan of the practice. Everyone is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I feel like they always have my health and well being first and foremost. I would definitely recommend them!!
As always a great experience. The entire staff is very professional and caring.
This is the premier place for cleaning your chompers. Seriously, it's light years beyond any dentist office I've been to in my life. The hygienists and doctor are the best. Consistency and professionalism are huge, because the hygienists have all been there over 15 years (they tell me it's a great place to work)!
What a great bunch of professionals. They bend over backwards to help you. Dr. Hunter has actually come in on the weekend to help me with a dental emergency. That never happens! I recommend them highly.
I have been a patient of Dr. Hunter since I moved to North Hampton four years ago and I am very pleased with all aspects of the services offered. Dr. Hunter, the dental hygienists, and the office staff, all make me feel well cared for. I certainly recommend.
Portsmouth Dental Studios has been our family dentist for many years. Absolutely fantastic care and I wouldn't go anywhere else! I highly recommend them!