Dr. Carolyn Coppe

Carolyn Coppe, DMD

Dr. Carolyn Coppe knew she wanted to be a dentist since she was a small child. "I grew up in this very office and was always aware of how happy everyone was that worked here. It was an easy decision to make". Carolyn completed her pediatric dental residency at University of California, San Francisco in 2008, after graduating from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

The town of Lexington has been a home to Carolyn since she was 8 months old, and she attended both Hastings and Bridge Elementary school before graduating from Lexington High School. Growing up, Carolyn was a member of the Hayden Precision Teams and still proudly wears the label of "Haydenette". Like her father, Carolyn enjoys sailing and can remember attending and participating in the reenactments held on Patriot's Day.

After graduating from dental school, Carolyn accepted the opportunity to do research at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, Maryland. It was there that she explored a growing interest in work on dental stem cells from primary (baby) teeth, and she continued this research during her residency at UCSF. Eventually she completed her master thesis on this very topic and was awarded the prestigious Ralph E McDonald Award at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting in 2008. This highly coveted award is given to the resident with the best overall research manuscript and presentation.  In 2011, Carolyn passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examinations.   The Mission of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is to verify to the public and to the health professions that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed both an advanced educational program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and a voluntary examination process designed to validate the knowledge, application, and performance requisite to the delivery of exceptional care in pediatric dentistry.

Carolyn met her husband, Zach Peacock at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and they continued their training together at the University of California, San Francisco. Zach is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. Carolyn and her husband are living in Lexington with their sons, Gregory Harper and Trent Stanley.