Orange Dental Group

9 Grove Street

Orange, MA  01364


Our Dental Team

The dental team at Orange Dental Group is dedicated to your complete oral health and committed to providing outstanding dentistry, personalized service, support and care.


Dr. Diego Velez has been providing private professional dental services since 1984. He graduated from the American Dental Association-certified Dental School at the University of Puerto Rico in 1984.

Dr. Velez emphasizes patient well-being, comfort, communication and up-to-date knowledge of the latest advancements in dentistry.  His extensive knowledge and experience ensure that every patient feels comfortable and secure that they are receiving the very best in dental treatment.

Dr. Velez listens to the patients’ needs and makes them aware of different options to suit their condition in order to make them satisfied with their dental health. “I love being a dentist and I have been involved in dentistry since I was a little boy, as I liked to observe my father who practiced dentistry for 45 years.  I learned to treat a human being with respect and as a whole, not just as a set of teeth.”

Dr. Velez is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, Valley Dental District, New England Dental Society and the Colegio Cirujanos Dentitas de Puerto Rico.

Dr. Diego Velez, D.M.D., Orange Dental Group, Orange, MA

Diego R. Velez., D.M.D.


Amy, Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New England, Portland, Maine in 2015 and she joined our practice later the same year. Amy exhibits a quiet confidence in her work, placing the patient’s needs first and making an extra effort to ensure those needs are met in a professional manner.

Amy is a native of the North Quabbin region, having grown up in New Salem and graduating from the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School. She is happy to be back and working in the community she was raised in. Outside of work, Amy can be found with a good book, enjoying the outdoors around her home, or spending time with friends and family.


Julie is a 1997 graduate of the Quinsigamond Community College Dental Hygiene Program. She has been with Athol Dental Associates since 2005. Julie has experience with all ages as well as with special needs patients.  With her easy-going, calm personality, her focus is to put patients at ease and take the time to explain each patient’s treatment needs. In her spare time Julie enjoys being with her children and family.

Julie, Registered Dental Hygienist


Practice Administrator

Our Dental Assistants, Rhonda and Brie

The Administrative Team, Kelli, Mallory, and Christine

Dr. Stowell is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Tufts University. He served as a Naval Lieutenant in the early 1970’s. He has served on the active staffs of Winchendon Hospital, Henry Heywood Hospital, and Athol Memorial Hospital.  He was a Selectman for the Town of Royalston for seventeen years. He has acted as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital Cottages for Children, Templeton, MA;  President of the Baldwinville Nursing Home; Trustee of New Salem Academy; an elected member of the Republican State Committee and President of the Mount Grace Dental Specialist, Inc. of Athol, MA.

Dwight K. Stowell, Jr., D.M.D., Senior Clinical Director

Dentistry for the entire family