Dr. Joseph Wetherhold, DMD

Dr. Joseph Wetherhold graduated as an undergraduate from University of San Diego, then went on to graduate from Tuft’s University School of Dental Medicine, located in Boston, Mass. He also went with the peace corps to Honduras to help teach fish farming.

Dr. Wetherhold recently completed an implant course in the Dominican Republic where he was able to continue his training on implant dentistry all while providing well needed dentistry for the people of the Dominican.

He and his wife Jeffrie have two children Olivia and Zoe along with their dog Tutu and cat Calvin.

Dr. Joseph Wetherhold loves his community and does everything he can to help with the dental needs of the Town of Freeport and beyond.

When he is not doing continuing education, he, and his family love to go up north to their camp for well needed rest and relaxation.

Angela Parson

Office Manager

Angela is our Office Manager here at Alta Dental of Maine and is also cross trained in Dental Assisting. She moved from Portland Oregon to Portland Maine in the summer of 2020 with her Fiancé and their 2 boxer dogs Moe and Tank! In Angela’s free time she enjoys spending time with her 1-year-old daughter going on adventures (shopping 😉) hiking with her family and pups, and any opportunity to travel she’s on it! She also enjoys a good binge worthy show to occupy her time snuggled up in the winter!


Patient Care/Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, I’m Debbie and I joined Dr. Wetherholds team in May of 2023. I come from the automobile industry where I worked in accounting for the past 12 years. Prior to that I was in the customer service/retail industry for 25 years. I love animals especially my dog Eva and my crazy cat Miss Lola Booths . I enjoy spending time with my husband outdoors kayaking, camping and road tripping. I look forward to new experiences here at Alta Dental of Maine and meeting all of you!


Insurance Specialist/ Billing

Nasheena has been with Alta Dental of Maine since 2021. She is an insurance specialist who takes pride in her work and enjoys helping people get the smiles they deserve! She is originally from Lisbon Maine but moved to Alabama 15 years ago. In her free time Nasheena enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 children!


Dental Hygienist

Janelle has been with Alta Dental since February of 2019. She graduated with high honors from the University of New England in 2008 after representing her school by presenting her research at the 84th Annual Session Dental Hygiene Convention in New Orleans. She has a love for continued education, and her passion for helping others inspired her to travel to the Dominican Republic as part of a medical mission group. Her experiences have enabled her to have an astute ability to explain a wide range of dental procedures to her patients; her compassion for teaching others continues in her weekend work as a ski instructor. During her time away from work Janelle enjoys spending time with family and exploring outdoors during all seasons. She can be found anywhere from the ocean to high atop a mountain.


Dental Hygienist

Julia is one of our three hygienists here at Alta Dental of Maine. She grew up in Windham and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of New England. Julia’s upbeat, happy attitude always gives the patients a smile as they leave her chair. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at her camp on Sebago Lake with friends and family and hanging out with her pup Toby! In the winter months, you can find Julia curled up reading a book or out on the slopes!

Make sure you say hi if you see her in the office!


Dental Hygienist

Shauna is one of our dental hygienists. She graduated from the University of New England in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking/walking with her yellow lab, Tucker and reading a good book.


Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Alexis and i’ve been with Dr. Wetherhold’s office since April 2022. I live and grew up in Naples, ME. I have 2 dogs named Braxton and Diesel. I’ll take any excuse I can find to go to the ocean or go on a fun road trip. I like to stay busy!

My dogs and my family are my world. I waitress on the weekends at Pop’s Places!



Leanne grew up in Winthrop Maine. She attained an associate degree of applied science and CDA through UMA. Leanne has been married to her husband for 18 years and they have 2 kids. Her most recent accomplishment is receiving her Expanded Function Dental Assistant License through University of Maine Augusta. With Leanne’s free time she enjoys biking, hiking, and boating with family, friends and her pup Violet!