About the Doctors

Melissa A. Moeckel, D.M.D.

Dr. MoeckelDr. Moeckel has been practicing dentistry in Marlborough, MA since her graduation from Tufts University of Dental Medicine, Boston MA, in 1992. Prior to attending Tufts, Dr. Moeckel received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Suffolk University, also in Boston, MA. Dr. Moeckel is very intent in keeping her practice up to date with the most current and cutting edge technology and procedures. In keeping with her commitment to provide exceptional treatment for her patients, Dr. Moeckel regularly updates her skills through professional courses, seminars and continuing education. Dr. Moeckel is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Board of Forensic Odontology, and the American Society for Forensic Sciences.

Along with her professional background that is dedicated to comprehensive patient care, Dr. Moeckel has a passion for Forensic Dentistry. She has always had a tremendous desire to be of assistance to those who have lost loved ones in a disaster, or other untimely death, so that these individuals can have a sense of closure with the identification of their loved ones and returned to their respective families. Her ambition to assist these families is what led her to become a member of the DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team).

DMORT is an organization of professionals who under the guidance of the NDMS (National Disaster Medical System) and the Department of Health and Human Services maintain a portable morgue, that with their personnel aid in the identification of victims of a disaster. Dr. Moeckel has been a member of the DMORT team since 2000 and has been deployed to:

  • New York City for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
  • The Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
  • Walker County Georgia, crematory disaster
  • TOPOFF 2, a federal exercise mandated by congress to test the “top” officials of the United States
  • The State of Union address in January 2004
  • Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Moeckel also holds a leadership role with the DMORT WMD (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Weapons of Mass Destruction Team) as the Administrative Officer, where she manages the administrative operations of the team.

David F. Wagner, D.D.S.

Dr. WagnerDavid F Wagner, D.D.S. graduated in 1983, from Loyola University located in Chicago Illinois. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry also located in Chicago.

In January 1988, Dr. Wagner moved to Marlboro, his mother’s home town.  His Grandfather was the fire chief of Marlboro for many years.

Dr. Wagner practiced dentistry with Dr. Paglia for 15 years before joining Dr. Moeckel in June of 2003.  He is a member of the ADA and the MDA.

In his spare time Dr. Wagner enjoys skiing and biking.

Brandon A Ladeau D.M.D.

Brandon A Ladeau D.M.D. graduated in 2010 from Fitchburg State and went onto study Dentistry at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, class of 2015. During his time at Boston University Dr. Ladeau gained experience working in community clinics in and around Boston as well as in his hometown Barre, MA.

In the spring of 2015 Dr. Ladeau joined the practice with Dr. Moeckel and Dr. Wagner. Dr. Ladeau has a passion for family dentistry and emphasizes the philosophy that dentistry should always be personal, comfortable, informative and delivered in an anxiety free zone.

Dr. Ladeau continues to educate himself in the field of dentistry with interests in prevention, neuromuscular dentistry, implantology, and extractions with bone preservation. Dr. Ladeau is currently a member of the ADA and Mass Dental Society. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with his family and cheering for his favorite Boston sports teams.

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