Kendrick R. Brede D.M.D.
Dr. Brede graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1981, turning down a teaching position there to begin his lifelong journey to become the premier clinical general dentist he is today. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Brede graduated with a bachelor of science in Biophysics from Pennsylvania State University in 1978. Though originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Brede has been practicing in Needham for over 35 years.
Dr. Brede completed his initial implant training in 1996 and has since taken additional advanced courses in Bicon’s short implant technique. Dr. Brede is adamant about staying up to date on current dental advances, and therefore takes annual courses updating him on esthetic/restorative dentistry, soft and hard tissue surgical techniques, endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. He is also certified in Raintree Essix clear orthodontic aligners, and has been trained to treat TMJ issues pertaining to TMD.
In his free time, Dr. Brede enjoys fishing, golfing, skiing, and spending time with his family. Dr. Brede also has a passion for medical mission work, and travels annually to a dental clinic he has established in Hyderabad, India. Although he has also been on trips to Peru, Kenya and Brazil, his heart has truly remained with the orphans of the Agape International AIDS Orphanage since 2007. He now also serves as one of the orphanage’s American board members. Click on the logo below to read more about this foundation.
Ashley B. Ciapciak, D.M.D.
Dr. Ashley Brede Ciapciak (pronounced: “chap-chack”) graduated magna cum laude from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in May of 2020. Upon graduation, Dr. Ciapciak was recognized with the “Special Care Dentistry Association Award” from the Department of Geriatric Dentistry, for outstanding aptitude and skill in the treatment of geriatric patients and patients with special needs. Throughout her time at Boston University, she tutored underclassmen and was a teaching assistant during her clinical years. As a part of her training, Dr. Ciapciak completed three months caring for severely medically compromised inmates at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, MA – one of six federal medical prisons in the United States.
Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Ciapciak graduated cum laude from Villanova University with her bachelors of science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. From 2008 through 2019, Dr. Ciapciak spent every summer working as a certified dental assistant for 8 different general dentists, two oral surgeons, a prosthodontist, an endodontist, and a periodontist, across four different dental practice locations including an implant-specific center.
Dr. Ciapciak has also completed ten dental mission trips to the Agape International Orphanage in Hyderabad, India, assisting Dr. Brede in his care of 250+ orphans afflicted with or affected by HIV. After just four trips, she became the on-site clinic manager and travel logistics coordinator and plans to return annually to continue Dr. Brede’s legacy. She also volunteers currently as the Agape International Orphanage’s operations committee chairperson and social media coordinator.
Dr. Ciapciak is certified to do minor tooth movements with Invisalign® clear aligners. She is also certified by FACES to utilize Botox® as a part of a comprehensive dental treatment plan. She plans to incorporate both of these into our practice shortly.
In her leisure, Dr. Ciapciak enjoys back-country snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her English Bulldog- Flapjack.
Kerry Ligor R.D.H
Prior to obtaining her dental hygiene license, Kerry was Dr. Brede’s chairside dental assistant for fourteen years and therefore is an invaluable member of our clinical team. Kerry graduated as a valedictorian from Middlesex College in 2007. “Our office has a commitment to oral cancer screenings and I’m proud to be a part of such a conscientious team. I unreservedly can say that we will treat you like family and recommend to you what we genuinely feel will be in your best interests while educating you on all available options.”