About Stiles Family Dentistry

No matter how big or small, Stiles Family Dentistry has your dental needs covered! From routine cleaning to root canal therapy and so much more, we provide excellent professional service in a welcoming dental environment.

Not only do we take the time to give our patients the personalized care they deserve, but we do so using only the most advanced technology to achieve their oral health goals in a safe, timely manner. It isn’t just about providing a beautiful smile; it’s about making sure you leave our office healthy and stay that way!

Stiles Family Dental Staff

Dr. Jhon O. Giraldo, DMD

Dr. Giraldo was born in Cali, Columbia and received his DDS degree from the Universidad del Valle in 1991. After completing a one year General Practice Residency, Dr. Giraldo maintained a private practice devoting time to the indigenous population and farm workers. Dr. Giraldo continued on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD degree. While attending Tufts he was awarded the Prosthetic Award for Clinical Excellence (crowns and bridges). During almost ten years spent in the USA, Dr. Giraldo has regularly taken different courses on CAD/CAM technology, Implant restorative techniques, and Advanced CEREC Design. These make him both a highly experienced and skillful professional, always committed to his patients’ oral health. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Giraldo lives with his wife and three children in Windham, NH.

Dr. Taylor Van Houten, DMD

Dr. Taylor Van Houten was born and raised in New Jersey. In 2016 she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduation, she chose to attend Tufts University because they offered a dynamic curriculum that combined traditional thought and the newest technologies. While there, she served as the student representative for the Admissions Committee and Outcomes Assessment Committee. She was appointed as the liaison for the New England Center and Home for Veterans through the American Student Dental Association for three years. Taylor enjoyed volunteering to help the veterans in any way she could from serving them food to dental education.

After graduating from Tufts Magna Cum Laude in 2020, Taylor then completed the Harvard General Practice Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. During the program, she was able to work at several Harvard-affiliated institutions where she gained advanced experience in clinical and emergency dentistry. She quickly became knowledgeable working with medically compromised patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Van Houten enjoys getting to know her patients and being able to treat them with comprehensive, personalized care. Her goal is to create a comfortable environment that makes her patients feel at ease. She appreciates the field of cariology and strives to educate her patients to help prevent future dental disease.

Taylor lives in Boston, MA with her fiancé, Andrew, and two dogs, Moose and Duncan. In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, practicing yoga, and reading.

Ashley – Practice Manager

Ashley achieved her dental assisting certificate through Nashoba Valley Technical High School and joined our team in July of 2015. As a registered dental assistant, Ashley supports the doctor with dental procedures, maintains inventory of office supplies, and helps her coworkers in any way that she can. In her time away from the office, Ashley enjoys painting and drawing, as well as hiking, traveling and cooking with her husband.

Gina – Practice Administrator

Gina received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from New Hampshire Technical Institute and joined our dental family in July of 2019. When she’s not sitting chairside with her patients, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors. She likes to bike, camp, hike, read and spend time with her family. She hopes to expand her dental knowledge through continuing education courses, and help her patients achieve optimal oral health.

Laura – Registered Dental Hygienist

After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Laura joined us in August of 2019. As a dental hygienist, she is passionate about motivating her patients to improve their oral health, and hopes to grow within the dental field through continuing education courses. Laura loves traveling, spending time with family, reading and staying active.

Maura – Registered Dental Assistant

Maura obtained her certificate for dental assisting from Northern Essex Community College, and became part of our team in September of 2018. Maura not only assists our doctors during dental procedures, but she also helps with front office duties as a patient coordinator. Her time away from the office is often spent with her husband and her son, enjoying outdoor activities, no matter what the season.

Kersten Karakostas – Dental Assistant

Lisa Vicente, RDH

Lisa is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. Lisa grew up in Salem, NH and has been a member of our team since June 2022. Lisa graduated from NHTI with honors. She is licensed in local anesthesia and is a member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association. Lisa is most passionate about being thorough and helping her patients feel comfortable, informed, and satisfied with their care. When Lisa is not caring for patients, she enjoys playing tennis, playing the piano, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. Lisa resides in Nashua with her husband Andrew.

Rachel Lakin – Dental Hygienist