The dentists at Paradise Dental Associates bring a wide variety of expertise to the practice. Besides general dentistry we also have a team of dentists with postdoctoral training in Periodontology (Gum Treatments) and Endodontic (Root Canal) therapies. This allows our patients to receive virtually all of their care in our office. This greatly reduces the need to refer our patients to other specialty offices.
Dr. Stephen Hamelburg graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. Prior to dental school he received his B.A. in biology from Brandeis University in 1987. Stephen is a member of the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon. OKU is an academic society for only the top academic and clinical performers of graduating dental classes.
Dr. Hamelburg frequently attends advanced courses on dental technology in multiple areas of dentistry. He feels his introduction to CAD/CAM dentistry over ten years ago has been the biggest advancement in his ability to deliver outstanding, convenient, high quality care to his patients. He is constantly attending courses and training sessions in order to improve his skills and knowledge of the CEREC system. The CEREC machine allows Dr. Hamelburg to make in-office crowns and ceramic restorations for his patients in just one appointment.
Dr. Hamelburg also has given much of his time volunteering in the community. He served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore from 2007-2010. He has remained active at the Center and is currently a member of the Human Resources committee. He served on the Board of Directors of Marblehead Youth Baseball from 2010 – 2011. His passion was coaching his kids in various Marblehead youth sport leagues (Over the years he has coached the following youth sports: football, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer!). Now that his kids have aged out of youth sports, he is reduced to being a spectator at MHS games. He still plays in the 4 on 4 men’s basketball league at the JCC, often times against men half his age.
Dr. Helyne Hamelburg began practicing dentistry in 1993. After receiving her B.A. in biochemistry in 1987 from Brandeis University she studied at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated in 1991. She received her postdoctoral training in the field of Periodontology at Boston University, graduating in 1993. She then worked in private practice for 8 years before joining her husband at Paradise Dental Associates in 2001.
During her 4 years at Tufts, she was a member of the dental fraternity, Alpha Omega. She served on the Board of Directors during her senior year. Upon graduating, she was also inducted into the dental honor society, OKU. This is a very privileged and prestigious organization awarded to only the top students of a given class.
Dr. Hamelburg also gives much of her time giving back to our community. She is a past member of the boards of directors at Congregation Shirat Hayam and the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. She has helped run fund raising events for those organizations as well as Tower School and the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore. She currently is on the Executive Board of Directors of the North Shore District Dental Society, serving as the secretary.
Dr. Hamelburg is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Massachusetts Dental Society, Massachusetts Periodontal Society and the American Association of Women Dentists.
Dr. Hamelburg is passionate about health and wellness. She spends much of her free time exercising and exploring ways for her and her family to eat better and lead a healthier lifestyle.
The Drs. Hamelburg spend their free time together with their two children, Alexa and Jake. Alexa is currently studying at the University of Hartford where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education. Jake is currently studying biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Both Drs. Hamelburg are hoping this path will lead to Dental School in Jake’s future!
As a family the Hamelburgs enjoy skiing at Sunday River in Maine. They also love to travel and enjoy spending as much time as possible with family and friends.
Dr. Louis DeLuke is a 3rd generation dentist. Growing up in upstate New York, surrounded by a family of dentists, Dr. DeLuke’s passion for making people smile began at a very early age.
Dr. DeLuke graduated from Stonehill College in 2011 with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. While at Stonehill, he was one of the founding members of the pre-dental society. Upon graduation he entered the DMD class of 2015 at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. DeLuke was an active member of the Tufts community, volunteering in a number of community outreach programs. In his fourth year he participated in a two-week mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where his team provided comprehensive oral health care to hundreds of patients. He was also chosen to be a teaching assistant during his time at Tufts, helping other students excel in their didactic and clinical work.
After graduating from Tufts, Dr. DeLuke was accepted into the rigorous advanced education in general dentistry program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he greatly expanded his knowledge and enhanced his clinical skills in all phases of general dentistry.
In his free time, Dr. DeLuke enjoys staying active by running and playing golf and soccer. He also loves spending time with his friends, family and girlfriend.
Dr. Paul M. Kaplan, or Dr. Root, as he is affectionately known in this area, has been practicing as an Endodontist (Root Canal Therapy Specialist) in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for over twenty years. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine, as well as the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. He received his specialty certificate in Endodontics from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Additionally, while at the University of Buffalo, he was awarded a Masters of Science degree in the Oral Sciences for research he completed in the field of Digital Subtraction Radiography.
Dr. Kaplan has been awarded many honors, including being chosen as America’s Top Dentist in the field of Endodontics for the past 16 years in a row, a Rhode Island Top Endodontist on multiple occasions, and as one of Better Living Magazine’s Best Doctors for Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
In addition to treating patients in our dental office, Dr. Kaplan is involved in the academic arena of dentistry as well. He served as clinical instructor and professor at Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine, where he taught the post-graduate endodontic residents. Currently, he runs the Endodontic department and teaches the AEGD residents at U. Mass Memorial Hospital.
Away from the office, Dr. Kaplan performs cantorial concerts, teaches tennis, and enjoys quiet time boating and fishing with his family.
Dr. Ken Marsh has been a part of the dental community his whole life. After graduating the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry in 1976 he has taken on almost every role in the profession: general practice owner, academic, mentor, and consultant. He has also served as dental director of the Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore; and for fifteen years was the dentist for Holland America Cruise Lines.
Dr. Marsh now specializes in Dental Sleep Medicine, concentrating on the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Following his distinguished completion of the comprehensive curriculum at Tufts dental School, Dr. Marsh is thrilled to help relieve patients of their sleep disorders, and share his knowledge with the dental community.
An active member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Marsh is the current vice-chair of the Metropolitan District of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He now serves on the MDS Health & Wellness Committee, is a yearly delegate to the MDS House, and has sat as past chair of its young professionals committee.
A music lover and traveler, Dr Marsh loves most his primary job, father to his children, Will and Grace.