DDS, IBDM, Biological Dentist, Integrative Biologic Medicine
Jean Nordin, DDS, IBDM, is the visionary founder of Groton Wellness which she opened in 2004. Jean is passionate about ensuring that each human is treated as the beautiful soul that they are. Her greatest gift is making her clients feel comfortable and safe. She has a vision of a world in which compassionate care becomes the norm, and where each person is treated with care, curiosity and respect.
Dr. Nordin supports whole-body healing practices, local farms, food rights and providing people with a choice for all-natural food. She frequently stands up to oppose injustices in our food supply and distribution system and is actively involved with the NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) and the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Diplomate of dental sleep medicine
Madhu Katta was born and raised in India. Her passion for dentistry started when she was a young girl and she frequently followed her father, whose profession was dentistry, to observe him performing dental procedures. In 2001 Madhu graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from SDM Dental College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, one of the renowned dental schools in India. She practiced dentistry in India for more than two years before she relocated with her husband to the United States.
DMD, health-focused general dentistry
Dr. Allan (Al) McQuarrie graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2020, where he received the Dr. and Mrs. Albert J. Kazis Endowed Prize Fund in Crown and Bridge Award for excellence in the field of fixed prosthodontics. He served as a teaching assistant in the fixed prosthodontics course and in the clinical lab helping other students develop their skills as dental clinicians. While at Tufts, Dr. Al developed a strong sense of commitment to providing treatment to underserved populations. He participated in an externship program on a Navajo reservation in Arizona and in a Global Service trip to the isolated hills of Granja Porcon, Peru, where he provided much-needed dental care and oral health education to underprivileged communities.
Dr. Al saw first-hand how important the connection between whole-body health and oral health truly is, and it has been his goals to explore those connections, pursue truth and share his experience with his patients to allow their bodies to heal properly and function the way they were intended.
DMD, Functional Orthodontist
Dr. Samantha Bogle, DMD, MDS, absolutely loves creating beautiful smiles for her patients. Her favorite part is seeing the confidence her patients gain as their smiles transform. Dr. Bogle has wanted to become an orthodontist since the age of 10 after her own positive experience with her childhood orthodontist. Orthodontics integrates her love of art and science. She is so excited to be able to use her knowledge of science and biomechanics and her finesse and attention to detail in the creation of her own art — a beautiful smile!
Born and raised in New Jersey, she began her journey to become an Orthodontist at Northeastern University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree. After college, Dr. Bogle returned home to New Jersey where she was accepted to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, graduating 1st in her class. While attending Rutgers, Dr. Bogle was elected treasurer of her class and started a local chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists. Immediately following dental school, Dr. Bogle continued her dental training in a three-year residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Department of Orthodontics, where she earned her specialty degree in the field of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and her Masters in Dental Science degree.
ND, Functional & Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Darrow Hand, a naturopathic physician with over 20 years of experience, enjoys seeing patients of all ages, from children to the elderly, and finds effective ways of helping his patients get better. Dr. Hand can provide treatment for a wide range of health problems.
He was inspired by John Sarno MD, who healed people’s chronic back pain without drugs or surgery helping them to live normal lives again, pain-free. Dr. Hand also helps patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues. He can help them recover from car accidents and other injuries and relieve pain naturally. He uses a variety of effective healing techniques, including Bowen Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy. Bowen and Craniosacral are relaxing physical therapies, effective for all ages. They consist of a series of gentle moves on the muscles and tendons, benefit a wide range of conditions including: musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory and hormonal problems, and can have immediate effects.
Once while Dr. Hand was hiking, he met a woman having an asthmatic attack. She didn’t have her inhaler and asked for help. He performed the Bowen moves for asthma and she was able to hike out without a problem.
Dr. Hand has excellent counseling skills; he will listen to you with empathy and insight, inspiring hope and healing for you on your path to optimal health and wellness. Seeing people as holistic individuals, Dr. Hand takes a collaborative and comprehensive approach to healing. Using Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Hand can help patients with:
Acupuncture & Nutrition
Quan Zhou received her Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1991 through a 5-year full-time program and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition with the University of Alabama. Quan is a licensed Acupuncturist and a nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has worked as a faculty member for the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) since 2003.
Quan has practiced acupuncture for over two decades in China, Singapore and in the U.S., working at the Wangjing Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), Lowell Community Health Center (LCHC), and private acupuncture clinics. At the BMC, Quan worked with and supported cancer patients. With her education and experience, Quan has deep insight into both Eastern and Western medicine. She believes that the ultimate goal of health care is to guide people to discover the natural healing power within themselves, allowing them to enjoy balanced, healthy lives.
Chef Arwyn has worked in the food service industry for the past 31 years, 22 of which were as a chef. Despite her family’s Irish heritage, she developed her culinary talents in the North End of Boston, cooking for a small, family-owned, Italian restaurant. With the help of a restaurateur friend, Arwyn helped spearhead a movement in the corporate café world in 1985 to bring quality, made-from-scratch food to replace the “heat and eat” frozen food that was the staple at the time. She was then thrown into the specialty-diet field since she had a knack for giving particular customers exactly what they wanted while making it taste incredible.
Next, it was off to the bright lights of worldwide, private-airline catering. This demanding 24-7 job required someone with multiple talents, attention to detail and the ability to survive on a minimal amount of sleep. It was here that she designed and prepared menus for some very famous clients; To drop a few names ~ President George W. Bush, Air Force One Republican Press Core, John Kerry and on his wife’s plane, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, a few princes and a shah or two. This was a fun and exciting job but the hectic hours left little time for anything else. During her tenure in private airline catering, Arwyn sought out the corporate dining field because they could offer the best of both worlds; high-end catering and a flexible schedule.