After graduating with a business degree, Julie realized that it was not quite the future she envisioned. Being more interested in science and building interpersonal relationships, she realized a change in careers was necessary. A friend working in the dental field suggested to her that she check out the dental hygiene program and she never looked back.

After graduating from Cape Cod Community College in 2002, she enjoyed working at a general dental practice for two years before moving to Western Mass. Here in the valley, she has worked locally for 17 years, first for an office in Greenfield until 2017, when she then became part of the Turners Falls Dental family. Throughout the years, Julie has found it incredibly rewarding to build relationships with patients while assisting them on their journey to better oral health. In addition, she has enjoyed volunteering as a dental hygiene expert, educating preschoolers, on the importance of brushing, flossing, and eating well.

Outside the mouth, Julie enjoys sharing meals with family and friends, hiking with her rescue dogs, growing things indoors and out, and traveling.



Emma is a graduate of Quinsigamond Community College in both dental hygiene and assisting programs. She has been working in dentistry for 14 years, assisting in both general and oral surgery before beginning her career in hygiene in 2016. Emma worked in Vermont as well as Massachusetts before joining Turners Falls Dental.

Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog as they await the arrival of their new baby boy. When the weather allows, they prefer to be outside no matter the season.



Jenn went to Springfield Technical Community College, graduating in 1987 with her Associate’s Degree in Science. She started working for Dr. James Andreas in 1989 and left to raise her daughter in 2010. She feels very grateful and excited to now be working with Dr. Collura and his wonderful staff.

She loves spending time with her daughter, family, and friends.


(Dental Assistant)

Nicki is a certified dental assistant that joined the Turners Falls Dental team in 2016. Before joining Dr. Collura’s team she spent 20 years as a chairside and laboratory assistant in another private practice. Nicki loves talking with and getting to know her patients and their families, as well as making all her patients feel comfortable while in the office.

Outside of work, Nicki enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys boating, reading, and golf.


(Dental Assistant)

Kim graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She became interested in the dental field and has never looked back. She is a Certified/Registered Assistant coming from a small, private practice of over 20 years. She joined Dr. Collura’s experienced, supportive team in December of 2020 and is excited to learn and grow with his practice and its evolving state-of-the-art technology, including both implant placement/restoration and In -House crown and bridge fabrication.

Outside of the office, Kim enjoys running, boating, and spending time outdoors with her husband, and vacationing in Maine and Gloucester with friends and family.


(Patient Care Coordinator)

Mary started her dental career as a Chairside Dental Assistant, before switching to the front office as a Patient Care Coordinator. She has been working for Dr. Collura since his start here in 2010, and for another 7 years before that with Dr. Andreas. Whether you have questions about Dental Insurance, scheduling appointments, discussing payments, or just a friendly smile when you walk through the door, Mary is here for you.

When not at work, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and two granddaughters, watching them play hockey and soccer, and lounging by her pool.


(Treatment Plan Coordinator)

Becca joined the Turners Falls Dental team in 2019 as our Treatment Plan Coordinator. With her 9 years of dental experience, she knows the ins and outs of Dental Insurance, Treatment Planning, and case scheduling. Becca always greets patients with a warm and caring smile and is happy to help all patients with their treatment planning needs.

When not in the office, Becca enjoys being outside, whether it be hiking, visiting the beach, or gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her new lab Abby.


(Front Office Manager)

Kelly recently made a switch from a front office associate in the medical profession to our Front Office Manager at Turners Falls Dental. She has worked in Customer Service for over 15 years, 10 of them spent in a patient-based setting. She looks forward to her new adventure in the dental world and can’t wait to meet all of the patients here at Turners Falls Dental.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and her dogs. You can usually find her soaking up the sun on the sidelines of a baseball game, or in her yard working in her gardens. She also enjoys crafting and home improvement projects.