Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm

650 Main Street Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 253 - 9582

Meet Our Team

Dr. Bagdasarov

Dr. Arsen Bagdasarov graduated with honors from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2003, when he joined Amherst Dental Group. His special interests include endodontics, dental surgery, cosmetic and implant dentistry. 


Dr. Bagdasarov lives in Amherst with his wife Anna and their three children. He is fluent in Russian, loves history and books, is a big fan of classical music, and a regular patron of art museums. He enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors. 


"My own experience as a patient has greatly influenced my philosophy as a doctor. I always strive to achieve a collaborative relationship with my patient, while offering my compassion, care and respect."

Dr. Perry
Dr. Fred Perry graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1994. He completed a General Practice Residency in 1995. Dr. Perry is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Mass Dental Society and the Valley District Dental Association. He has a special interest in implants, CEREC (CAD/CAM) restorations. He and his wife, Sarah, moved to Amherst in 1996 and he has been at Amherst Dental Group since 1997. Dr. Perry enjoys basketball, golf, and most other sports. He and his family are members of Grace Episcopal Church and he enjoys coaching his three sons in baseball and basketball.
Dr. Weldon

Dr. Shari Weldon is a graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She has been at Amherst Dental Group since 1979. She practices general dentistry with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. She is an avid reader, exerciser and a practitioner of yoga. Dr. Weldon is on the Board of Directors of Friends of Children, a child advocacy agency serving the needs of children and families in western Massachusetts. She was on the 2012 winning team of the Northampton Adult Spelling Bee Championship. 

Dr. van der Velden
Dr. Allison van der Velden grew up in Amherst, attending Amherst Public Schools from kindergarten through high school.  She graduated from Hampshire College in 2007 and lived in Amherst until she left to attend Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona.  Despite her enjoyment of the Valley of the Sun, upon earning her DMD she returned to the Pioneer Valley eager to work in the community she has always called home.  Dr. van der Velden performs general dentistry with an emphasis on good communication and patient education.  She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and taking her dog Ramona on exciting outdoor adventures.