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Approaching his thirtieth year of practicing, Dr. David Hirsh is a dedicated dentist, committed to providing superior dental care to the entire family in the greater Pioneer Valley community at People’s Dental in Springfield, MA. Beyond the practice, Dr. Hirsh enjoys activities such as boating, kayaking and traveling. He is married to Laura, his wife of forty-two years. Together, he and Laura have two daughters — Jennie, who is an art history professor, and Karen, who is a veterinarian.

After earning his bachelor’s in biology from City College in New York, Dr. Hirsh attended Tufts University Medical School, where he earned his doctorate.

Dr. Hirsh places heavy emphasis on the importance of educating patients about maintaining optimal oral health and the manners in which they can achieve that. By informing patients of their ability to prevent serious dental complications, Dr. Hirsh believes that he can help them make educated decisions regarding their health.

Dr Hirsh specializes in mini-implants and uses mini implants for denture stabilization, single and multiple tooth replacement as well as full arch reconstructions. He has had extensive training and continues mentoring a the Shatkin FIRST program in upstate New York.

As a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Valley District Dental Society, and the prestigious Crown Council, Dr. Hirsh is passionate about community and using his experience and education to make a positive impact.


Originally from New Bedford, MA, Dr. Kelly Soares is an experienced dentist who serves the greater Springfield, MA community from People’s Dental. Dr. Soares is part of a skilled team of dental professionals, committed to providing superior dental health. In her spare time, she enjoys crossfit and traveling.

After attending dental school at Boston University, Dr. Soares received her D.M.D. in 1999. Upon graduation, Dr. Soares focused on public health and practiced dentistry in a community health center in Worcester, MA. In October of 2014, Dr. Soares decided to move to a private practice at Chicopee Family Dental before beginning at People’s Dental in Springfield, MA.

Dr. Soares is a member of the Valley District Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Dental Association, and is intrigued by each individual aspect of dentistry while focusing on improving and maintaining the oral — and thus overall health of her patients. Dr. Soares invests hours each year attending continuing education courses to remain up to date with advances in the dental industry.