Christine Jarmoc, DMD and Marcin “Marty” Jarmoc, DMD are the dental dream team behind Northern Star Dental Group. The Danvers duo is set to open their new dental practice, which they describe as a one-stop-shop with cutting edge dental technology, in the heart of Danvers Square on July 14.
So what's different about Northern Star?
“All our services are done under one roof," Marty said. "Christine does everything a general dentist offers, and I do all the oral surgery: jaw surgery, implants, bone grafting, and wisdom tooth extractions; anesthesia and sedation, if needed; as well as botox injections and fillers. We don’t turn people away, and want to make care more accessible. We have only built in half the space, for now. But we will eventually expand to include an operating room to try to help save people the cost of a hospital stay; and add a periodontist and an orthodontist.”
The new space, located at 37 Maple St. in the square, is designed with special attention paid to calming elements, like a stone hearth with fireplace, sweeping granite reception desk, two high definition flat screen TVs, water features, children’s play area, and even Wi-Fi for busy patients on the go.
This office will run entirely paperless, with digital x-rays and scans done in-house. The space was designed by Christine, with help from her father, Danvers resident and mason Jerry Rosato, who handled all of the stone and granite work.
“It was Christine’s idea to install flat screen TVs on an extendable arm above the patient examination chairs--that’s something you won’t find in other practices, but it all adds to the ambiance and sets patients at ease,” said Marty.
“Not only are we a modernized facility, but we have the latest training and because we are young, our patients can grow with us,” Christine explained.
Marty, who is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and attending trauma surgeon at Tufts Medical Center, added, “Because we have young children ourselves, we are less intimidating and know how to put the younger children at ease.”
Christine also assured their practice is within the insurance network, and they try to contract with as many insurance companies as they can. She stressed that her family business is deeply committed to becoming a part of the fabric of the local community.
"I grew up in Danvers, played soccer and softball and went to school [at ] here, and for me it's just the perfect town,” she said. “It's big enough that not everyone knows your business, but small enough so everyone knows everyone."
After Marty received his undergaduate degree from the University of Florida, the confirmed Florida Gator and aspiring dental surgeon went on to Tufts Dental School where he met Christine Rosato, who was also working towards her DMD. The two were engaged in their fourth year of dental school at Tufts, and graduated in 2007, with Jarmoc insisting to his young fiance they would "someday return to his hometown in Florida."
He explained, "All my friends were there, and I had always thought that's where I would be.” It wasn’t too long before he came to realize what most northerners know deep at heart: Once a New Englander always a New Englander. Christine knew she just needed to bring him into the Danvers-fold, and once he experienced his first , he was sold on settling in Danvers.
"I couldn't believe how for a small town, everyone just came together for, what was really just this big party-huge celebration. It was just awesome," he laughed. "I thought the feel of the town was good,. You just have the feeling that everyone wants you here, there's a great feeling of community and it's a place that really encourages volunteering and community involvement, which is something I love to do.”
Folks may discern the slightest indication of an accent when speaking with Marty, who emigrated to this country with his parents, both dentists in their native Poland, when he was thirteen years old.
The couple, who are both 32, are proud parents to two young daughters, Sofia, 3, and six week old baby, Natalie.
The Jarmoc’s bought into Northern Essex Oral Surgery in Haverhill where Marty has had the privilege of working with Dr. Alvin Yadgood, DDS, before deciding to open a dental practice of their own in their hometown.
Christine admitted opening up a new dental practice with a toddler and newborn in tow was a huge undertaking, but insisted, "... we're getting it done!"
"The reason we named our practice Northern Star is because of my love for sailing. The Northern Star guides sailors, so we are guiding people to their dental practice," Marty explained.
Jarmoc has traveled the world with The Smile Train, an organization that specializes in cleft lip and palate surgeries for children. His volunteering has taken him as far away as India and Nicaragua where he saw patients walk for three days to receive care; and he performed surgeries on a lounge chair, an experience that he said opened his eyes and "makes you appreciate what you have here in the United States."
Jarmoc stated, "I love to travel, but helping is the rewarding aspect of it. Serving is a privilege."
- Northern Star Dental Group will have two Open House Sessions on July 14th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4-6 pm.
- 37 Maple Street, next to , in downtown Danvers. Refreshments will be provided, games for kids, and various raffle prizes, such as: 40" TV, electric toothbrushes, whitening pens and many more.