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Meet Us

Melissa Vettraino Bachstein, DDS

Dr. Melissa Vettraino Bachstein was born in Canada but grew up in Italy for most of her childhood.  While completing her Bachelor degree in Chemistry with Honors at the University of Windsor, she authored several refereed publications and was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. She then earned her D.D.S. from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2007 and completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Detroit in 2008. Dr. Vettraino Bachstein went on to complete her specialty training in Endodontics at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 2010 with an award from the American Association of Endodontists for the presentation of her research project.

Dr. Vettraino Bachstein is involved in academia by serving as a clinical instructor in the Endodontics Department at Albert Einstein Medical Center. She is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, Alpha Omega, and the Grossman Study Club.  She is currently the President for the Albert Einstein Endodontic Alumni Society.

Dr. Vettraino Bachstein is fluent in Italian.

Lauren Marzouca Belous, DMD

Lauren Marzouca Belous graduated from the University of Notre Dame cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Science. Lauren then moved to Boston, MA, to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) where she graduated summa cum laude with her Doctorate in Dental Medicine, was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society, and received the International College of Dentists Student Leadership Award. As she had developed a passion for endodontics, Dr. Belous matriculated to the TUSDM Endodontics specialty program to complete her advanced graduate education. 

Dr. Belous is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE), American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association. Lauren is currently serving as an advisor to the AAE Foundation’s Board of Trustees via the REACH Committee, and recently had the privilege of traveling to St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica, where she spent a week providing free endodontic care. Dr. Belous has also begun volunteering her time at Project HOME in Philadelphia as an endodontic faculty member and provider. Lauren looks forward to continuing to provide dental care and oral health education to underserved populations, both globally and domestically. When Lauren is not practicing endodontics, she can be found at yoga/pilates/barre, volunteering at Project HOME, cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, or spending time with friends and family.