AboutCourt Street Family Dentistry

Court Street Family Dentistry is a Westfield based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Zive and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 413-314-2353 and experience why our patients think Court Street Family Dentistry is the best dentist in Westfield.

Marc Zive, DMD

Dr. Marc Zive founded and brought Court Street Family Dentistry to Westfield in 2007. He is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. As a young man, Marc developed strong interests in model building and design. Helping his father in the family’s independent pharmacy, he also gained a keen interest in medicine. When it came time to choose a career path, Marc combined his interests in engineering and medicine which led him to the newly developing field of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Zive attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. During his time at Tulane, Marc had the opportunity to get involved with research into how bone grows around metal implants. Marc then continued his studies and earned a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where his research focus was on dental implant materials and methods to control how bone heals around implant materials. After earning his degrees, Dr. Zive spent several years in research and development of medical devices for the orthopedic and cardiology industries. In 1988, Marc transitioned a dental research position at Tufts University in Boston before entering their Doctoral program in dentistry. During his years at Tufts, Marc continued his endeavors in dental research. After earning his D.M.D. at Tufts, he continued as a Faculty member and researcher in dental materials. Marc transitioned once again in 1995 to a career in private dental practice. Dr. Zive has built Court Street Family Dentistry based on the ideals that all patients should be treated as if they were a member of his family. Dr. Zive is constantly pursuing additional training in the newest dental procedures and technologies in an effort to bring his patients the latest treatment advances in a comfortable, modern, efficient, friendly and pain free environment.

When not in his office, Dr. Zive enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage sons. Favored activities include swimming, biking, downhill skiing, golfing, theme parks, professional theatre and traveling. The family tailors it’s activities to the needs of their autistic son, a skill which Dr. Zive has brought into his dental practice for his autistic and other special needs patients. Having grown up sailing and swimming off Cape Cod in the summer, Dr. Zive has hopes of sailing the warm waters and sunny islands to the south in his distant retirement future.


Office Administrator

Andrew comes to us from Brooklyn, NY and has joined our team as the Office Administrator. He earned his Bachelor degree in Business Management from Long Island University. Andrew left the big city behind and relocated to Western Massachusetts where he has been working in the dental office environment for several years. Andrew especially likes working directly with the patients to help them make the best treatment and financial decisions. He is an expert in scheduling convenient times for patient visits, demystifying the complexities of dental benefit plans, assisting our patients with treatment budgeting and locating affordable payment plan options. Andrew is well known for his charming manner and soothing smile.


Dental Hygienist

Jennifer is our star hygienist. We are pleased to have her back with our office after a five-year hiatus to raise her daughter. Jen is a native of West Springfield, graduated from Springfield Technical Community College in 1987 and offers many years of experience and dental knowledge to our patients. Jen is a vital member of our team and loves working with both the staff and patients. She incorporates all aspects of the state-of-the-art dental technologies available to ensure that every patient has a pleasant experience and receives the finest dental care possible. Patient comfort is a priority for her, just as it is for the office as a whole.


Dental Assistant

Evie fulfills an important part of our team as the lead dental assistant. She looks after our patients and ensures that they are comfortable and reassured during dental procedures. She also takes responsibility to see that everything is properly prepared for each patient’s dental procedure and keeps our equipment and tools in optimum condition. Evie has focused on working in the general dentistry area since graduating from the dental assisting program at the Porter and Chester Institute. She constantly strives to learn new things and is excited to teach our patients about the new advancements and technologies in dentistry our office has to offer.