Dr. Niland graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1979 with several honors and induction into OKU National Honor Society. She then completed a general practice dental residency at University of Vermont College of Medicine. She has practiced in the Boston area since 1980 and comes to Commonwealth Dental Group after 23 years with Dedham Medical Associates.
Dr. Niland has earned Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and of the Massachusetts Dental Society, serving on their mobile van at the Natick Senior Center.
While Dr. Niland enjoys the technical, surgical, and aesthetic aspects of comprehensive dentistry, she emphasizes the importance of oral health in maintaining overall health.
Dr. Niland lives with her husband Ralph Helmick, a renowned sculptor, at the Claflin School Studios in Newton. She enjoys yoga, tennis, art, and travel.