A personal message from Dr. BJ Coakley, III:

“People often wonder, “Why would you want to be a dentist?” I am happy to say that I truly enjoy the work of dentistry. The relationships I’ve been able to build with patients and their families are so unique and special. There is nothing as rewarding as helping someone smile! It is always my goal to spend almost as much time with our patients seated upright as they are reclined… helping patients understand what is happening at each appointment, to take away the mystery that can often surround dental care.

“I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from my father, Dr. Bill Coakley, and my mother, Mrs. Gail Coakley, in our dental practice. They have shared the practice they have worked so hard to build with me, and it is quite an honor. We are fortunate to have a great community of patients who have supported us throughout the years. I am also thankful to have worked with a tremendous staff, without whom our practice would not be able to provide such excellent care!

I look forward to continuing to build new relationships, and welcome you to Coakley Family Dental!

Thanks for visiting drcoakley.com!”

Dr. William J. Coakley, III, D.M.D., known as Dr. BJ Coakley, joined the family practice in June 2002. BJ grew up in Leominster and Lunenburg, Massachusetts and is a 1994 graduate of St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, BJ pursued a Bachelor of Science degree at Boston College. At BC, BJ was a three-year member of the Swimming and Diving team. Upon graduation in 1998, BJ attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for dental school. At New Jersey Dental School, Student Doctor BJ participated in student government and was elected Student Government President during his senior year. He is proud to have graduated in the top 10 of his class in 2002, and he joined his father’s dental practice as an associate immediately upon graduation.

Dr. BJ enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 3 young boys, as well as skiing in the winter and golf in the summer! He’s also always up for some good sports talk — especially about his favorite Boston teams!

Since 2002, Dr. BJ Coakley has been an active member of the American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society, serving on the Standing Committee for the New Dentist and the Membership Committee as the Wachusett District’s representative. Dr. BJ is active in the Seattle Study Club, and has served on the Montachusett Regional Technical School’s Advisory Board for the Dental Assistant program. Dr. Coakley has been committed to the education of young dental students, offering his practice for onsite clinical experience for students of both the Monty Tech high school dental assistant and the Mount Wachusett Community College dental assistant programs.