Meet Our Team
At Exquisite Dentistry, providing compassionate, gentle dentistry is the heart of our practice. By offering accessible insurance and financing options, we are able to lower barriers to superior dental care, which allows us to make real differences in our patients’ lives.
Everything we do at Exquisite Dentistry is with you in mind. We love to have fun with our patients and hope that we will be able to form lasting friendships as we help maintain your smile. Our Melrose, MA dental team always provides honest, straightforward advice and strives to keep you informed every step of the way!
Meet the Doctor: Dr. Sanjay Talluri, DDS
Dr. Sanjay Talluri studied dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 2017.
He believes in treating every patient as if they were family. He prides himself in being honest and transparent in helping everyone achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they want. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, and uses his gentle, judgment-free approach to help even nervous patients come to love going to the dentist.
When he’s not helping patients, Dr. Talluri enjoys spending time with friends, biking, swimming, backpacking, and enjoying all the culture New England has to offer.
Sarah has been in the dental field since 2006, starting off as a receptionist and later earning her certification in radiology and dental assisting from Boston University. Joining Exquisite Dentistry in 2018, Sarah spends the majority of her time at the front desk, but she can sometimes be found assisting Dr. Talluri chairside. Passionate about photography, Sarah loves photographing her one-year-old daughter Summer and her two rescue cats. She and her husband Peter got married in Newport so that’s usually where you’ll find her on her free weekends.
Keri has been in the dental field for 8 years and started working with the Exquisite Dentistry team in June of 2021. Growing up, she always loved going to the dentist and was very inquisitive. That is what initially inspired her entry into the field. When not wearing scrubs, you can find Keri wearing her softball uniform, hitting home runs and playing flag football. She also loves spending time with her family and going on road trips in search of good food. Fun fact: Keri loves to sing and once tried out for The Voice!
Lea earned her dental hygiene degree in 1999. Before becoming a hygienist, Lea worked as a certified dental assistant for 12 years. Lea is devoted to her career and is very passionate about dentistry and to educate her patients about the importance of oral hygiene and oral care while treating her patients with the utmost respect and compassion. Lea became part of the exquisite dental team in November of 2022 and immediately felt at home. Outside of the office, she spends her time entertaining at home, cooking for her family, and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Britney is a passionate dental assistant who graduated from Northern Essex Community College. She takes pride in being able to address patients' needs with respect and empathy. When she's not at Exquisite Dentistry, she loves being with family, traveling, and trying new activities.
Kaitlin Jensen, RDH
Kaitlin earned her BS in Dental Hygiene from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Forsyth in 2009. SHe got into dentistry because she always had positive dental experiences growing up and she strives to create the same kinds of experiences for her patients. After joining Exquisite Dentistry in 2020, Kaitlin and her husband fell in love with the charm of Melrose and decided to buy a house here, making this beautiful city their home. When she isn't passionately educating her patients, Kaitlin is either cheering all the Boston sports teams or cooking up a new dish in the kitchen.