At Flagship Dental, we’ve put together a fantastic team of dental professionals. Our goal is to provide each of our patients with high-quality, personalized dental care. We take the time to stay on top of the latest developments in dentistry so that you always receive the most up-to-date care possible.
We’d love to take a moment to introduce ourselves to you. Please feel free to read through our bios and get to know us a bit before your appointment!
Meet Our Team
Michael Kelliher DMD
After completing his BA in Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in 1989, Dr. Michael Kelliher went on to earn his DMD degree in 1993 from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He was also the recipient of the Robert R. Andrews Senior Student Research Award.
Dr. Kelliher has been a part of Flagship Dental since 1998. He enjoys helping people attain and maintain dental health. As he says, it’s very rewarding to help someone get a great smile!
Originally from North Reading, MA, Dr. Kelliher spends his free time golfing, traveling, and attending sporting events and concerts. He also believes strongly in giving back to his community, and he does so by serving on his local school committee, coaching youth sports, and volunteering for various community organizations.
Another one of his passions is helping other dentists incorporate CAD/CAM technology into their practices. He lectures regularly on the topic and mentors other dentists through online forums.
Chris Smith DDS
Dr. Chris Smith has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years. He earned his BS from SUNY at Syracuse University in 1968. From 1969 to 1973, Dr. Smith served in the US Air Force. In 1977, he went on to earn his DDS from SUNY at Buffalo, NY. He joined Flagship Dental in 1985.
For the past 24 years, Dr. Smith and his family have lived in Blandford on a 12-acre horse farm. The farm requires a lot of work, and they do most of the work themselves. Since their property has been on two garden tours in the last 10 years, there is always something to mow, dig, transplant, weed, build, paint, or plow. When Dr. Smith is not working at Flagship Dental or on his property, he loves to spend time with his granddaughters from Texas.
Lainie Foerster DMD
Dr. Lainie Foerster received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. Prior to this she had earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Georgia College & State University. Her passion for helping people achieve a healthy smile is evident in her compassionate practice as well as the numerous service projects she’s participated in, including providing care to the under and un-insured LBGTQIA+ community through the Equality Clinic. Dr. Foerster takes pride in providing excellent dental care to all and enjoys helping anxious patients feel at ease when visiting the dentist. Outside of the office, Dr. Foerster enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She looks forward to partnering with our patients to work toward a beautiful, healthy smile!
Mary Business Manager
Donna Hygiene Coordinator
Sharon Registered Dental Hygienist
Mary Registered Dental Hygienist
Elman Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa Registered Dental Hygienist
Jodi Dental Assistant
Allison Dental Assistant
Emily Dental Assistant/OSHA Coordinator