Meet our Staff

Our staff is our greatest asset. Our hygienists, dental assistants and office
personnel take pride in their dedication to outpatient care and comfort.

We want to give you something to smile about!

Dr. Joseph Salusti Jr.

I graduated Tufts University Dental School in 1982 and immediately joined my father, Dr. Joseph Salusti Sr. in the practice of general and family dentistry, which he founded in 1949. I have been serving the greater Watertown community for over 30 years. I enjoy the variety that general dentistry offers me and the opportunity it gives me to meet new patients and develop long-term relationships.

I particularly enjoy hearing from patients that I am a thorough and gentle dentist and that I greatly reduced their fears by explaining each procedure before starting any work.

When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, cooking and time at the beach.



Kathleen is a graduate of Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and earned a degree in Science from Northeastern University. She has dedicated 15 years as a full time hygienist in our practice and continues to value the strong relationships she has built with her patients.

Kathleen sees patients Monday thru Friday. If you are an early riser, Kathleen books 7:15am appointments.

When not in the office Kathleen loves to run, bike and cook.


Jacqui has worked with both my father and myself as a valued member of our team for over 23 years. A Watertown native, Jacqui attended St Patrick high school before continuing on to Curry College where she received her Bachelor of Science. Jacqui also attended Middlesex Community College where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene.

Jacqui has extensive experience with providing dental hygiene for special needs children and young adults.

When not working, Jacqui loves to garden, read, cook and spend time with her family.


Julianne graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University. Julianne has also completed licensure qualifications for local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administrations in Massachusetts. If you want laughing gas for your cleanings book an appointment with Julianne. Julianne also offers evening appointments.

A Californian native, Julianne enjoys being outdoors, cycling, cooking and reading.



Sharon has worked for Dr. Salusti Sr. and Dr. Salusti Jr. in the many years of her employment. She is our office manager and insurance expert and will be happy to handle all your insurance needs and questions.


Patricia handles the front desk duties involving scheduling, appointments, taking payments and greeting you upon arrival. She is happy to answer questions you may have and she looks forward to meeting you in person.