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Portsmouth Dental Studios

About Us

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

Excellent bedside manner

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
  • 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

Our Dentist:

Dr. Hunter

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.

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Academy of General Dentistry

Our Staff:

Heather, Practice Administrator.

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.


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.


Our Assistants:



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.


Our Hygienists:



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.



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.

Our Office

We are located in the Southern New Hampshire University Building, 231 Corporate Drive, Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH.

Our hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Available some Wednesdays until 6:00 p.m.

We offer early morning, lunch time and evening appointments for your convenience.