Meet the Doctors

Robert DeFrancesco, DMD

Dr. DeFrancesco received his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) Degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry. Upon graduating, he chose to remain in Massachusetts and joined Dr. Failla in private practice.

He is a former member of the Board of Registration in Dentistry in the State of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.

His goal is to provide his patients with state-of-the-art care tailored to each individual’s needs.

Kristina Hatzipetrou, DMD

Dr. Kristina Hatzipetrou received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She then went on to receive her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she was actively involved in dental research and was the recipient of the American Association of Oral Biologist Award. She decided to further her training through completing a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry through Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Hatzipetrou is honored to become part of such a phenomenal dental team at Failla and Defrancesco Family Dental. She prides herself on treating all patients with respect and compassion and offering them care in a personalized manner. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

When not practicing Dr.Hatzipetrou enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her husband and new son.

Brittany Braga, DMD

Dr. Brittany Braga received her undergraduate degree in Human Anatomy and Health Science from the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston.

Since graduating, Dr. Braga has continued to expand her base of dental knowledge and skills through continuing education and advanced training in aesthetics and restorative dentistry. Dr. Braga shares her knowledge as a volunteer of the Free to Smile Foundation, providing oral surgery and dental care to the children and people of Guatemala.

Dr. Braga is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS).

Meet The Team

We are proud to have an exceptional group of dental professionals on our staff.

Every patient is unique, and we are committed to providing you with high quality, state-of-the-art cosmetic and family dental care based on your individual needs.

Why choose us?


We have built our practice on patient referrals, so our goal is always your satisfaction.


We utilize state-of-the-art technology like the CEREC one-visit cosmetic dental crowns, which are offered in our Waltham practice.


We want every visit for every member of your family to be a pleasant and positive experience.
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Office Tour

We have two convenient locations to serve you best.

Wheelchair access and handicapped parking are available at both locations.

Waltham Location

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Watertown Location

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