DENTISTS IN CAMBRIDGE, QUINCY, AND SAUGUS, MA

WHY CHOOSE A LUX DOCTOR AS YOUR DENTIST?

Choosing the right Doctor for your Dental care is very important. You need someone who can understand your specific dental needs, spend the time necessary to provide you with options and provide a tailored dental treatment plan that can accommodate your schedule and budget. The Doctors at Lux Dental are all handpicked for not only their clinical abilities but also, for their ability to demonstrate compassion and empathy as dentists. They are truly skilled communicators who will take the time to educate you and fulfill your healthcare needs.

Lux clinicians have served and continue to serve in the field of Public Health. Dr. Abdul was awarded the Presidential Award for Global Citizenship by Tufts University. He is the chief architect of H4420, A Bill to mandate comprehensive dental coverage for seniors. In addition, he was awarded the Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. Dr. Saeed Kashefi and Dr. Rooz Kashefi provided humanitarian Dentistry in both Nicaragua and Jamaica.

Our Doctors were trained by Harvard, Boston University, and New York University. Many have held or currently hold faculty positions in many of these Universities.

We understand that academics alone cannot possibly be the main factor in your choice for an ideal clinical. So here are Lux, we want you to be able to find a dentist based on the “Human Factor”.

OUR DOCTORS

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Dr. Abdul Abdulwaheed

D.M.D., A.B.G.D., M.A.G.D., F.A.A.H.D PRESIDENT & CHIEF OF ORAL REHABILITATION

Dr. Abdul came from a family of Physician innovators who were active in Public Health. His grandfather, an ophthalmologic surgeon, served the Flying Tigers in WWII, and after the war, stayed behind in China to serve the needy. His mother, a nurse, and his father an orthopedic surgeon, continued to serve the cause of public health. Dr. Abdul refers to his parents as heroes who groomed him to love the art and science of Medicine. He is fluent in Chinese, both Cantonese and Mandarin.

Dr. Abdul’s scientific career started in high school where he was introduced to a very rigorous curriculum of both the physical and social sciences. Growing up in Hong Kong, a multi-cultural territory of Britain and now China, he had a unique opportunity to learn and experience the most diverse of cultures.

At age seventeen, he attended Tufts University where he studied Chemical Engineering, Bio-Medical Engineering, and Biology. After completing a Bachelors Degree, he went on to study Applied Physics at the graduate level. His interests were to investigate advances in medical imaging modalities such as the CT, MRI, and PET. At the same time, he was trained to perform tissue culture experimentation. Specifically, he worked on the relationships between cortisone, a stress-related hormone, with neural (nerve cell) tissue development.

After gaining expertise in the Biological and Engineering Sciences, he felt the urge to apply the knowledge that he had earned into helping others.

Dr. Abdul commenced his Doctoral training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he continued to excel in developing public health initiatives while also pursuing research. He had the honor of training under Dr. Eleni Gagari, a Harvard trained oral pathologist. Under her supervision, he worked on Distraction Osteogenesis, a procedure used in developing human bone. His research earned him numerous first place awards both within Tufts and nationally.

Additionally, he developed the Boston Chinatown Outreach program, where he worked tirelessly to help the diverse Boston Chinatown Community improve its access to oral health care. Initially, without any sponsors, he provided life-saving oral cancer screenings to thousands of residents. His program developed numerous seminars, some within the New England Medical Center, to educate the public about oral health and its relationship with total health. To emphasize preventative health, he initiated an after-school Dental program. For his work, Dr. Abdul was honored as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Senior Award and by Tufts University with the Presidential Award for Global Citizenship.

Subsequently, Dr. Abdul was accepted into a postdoctoral fellowship program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. There he served as Resident in Dentistry for both the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Concurrently, he served as a Clinical Fellow in General Dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After graduating, he was appointed Associate Surgeon to both the Brigham and the Brookside Community Health Center.

Dr. Abdul’s education did not end with Harvard or Tufts. He became one of the youngest Doctors to have earned both a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and Fellowship in the American Association of Hospital Dentists.

He also earned Dentistrys highest honors when he became a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry.

Dr. Abdul’s goal in starting Lux was to provide oral health care and access to care for all. He is adamant about the concept that exceptional care should NOT be limited by socio-economic boundaries, and he aspires to transform his dream into a reality for all. Besides continuing his training, he is working tirelessly to secure dental care for those who are most vulnerable. Through community organizations and through his involvement in health policies, he hopes to change the landscape of oral health in the United States.

DIPLOMATE
American Board of General Dentistry (ABGD): Board certification by the American Board of General Dentistry signifies the pinnacle of achievement in general dentistry and is an individual credential beyond any other in general dentistry.

MASTER
Academy of General Dentistry: Achieving Fellowship is an honor that symbolizes a member’s commitment to this profession.
American Association of Hospital Dentists: A Fellowship to recognize those who have demonstrated knowledge, skill, and service to the unique needs and services required by Doctors operating in a hospital environment.
A professional designation within the AGD beyond Fellowship, Mastership reflects a general dentist’s ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education.

FELLOW
Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life: The mission of Fellows for Life is to create a growing cohort of health and human service professionals who are leaders in healthcare services.
Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists (FAAHD), indicates that the dentist has demonstrated, through a formal evaluation process, that he/she possesses a fundamental level of knowledge related to hospital dental practice.
Fellowship thus provides a relevant credential for individuals seeking or maintaining medical staff appointments and clinical privileges.

EDUCATION
Harvard Medical and Dental School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Resident and Fellow in Dentistry
New York University School of Dental Medicine: Implant Maxi program
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Doctorate in Dental Medicine
Tufts University School of Engineering: Chemical/Biomedical Engineering and Biology

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
President and Co-Founder of Lux Dental Inc.: Chief oral plastic rehabilitation 2007-current
Harvard School of Dental Medicine: Clinical Instructor, 2003-2009
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Clinical Instructor, 2003-current
Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Associate Surgeon, 2003-2007
Brookside Community Health Center: Associate Surgeon, 2003-2007
Brookside Community Health Center-Quality Service Board, 2003-2007
Quincy Health, Beauty and Wellness League: Advisor, 2008- current

Dr. Rooz Kashefi

D.M.D

Dr. Roozbeh (Rooz) Kashefi, DMD earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU-SDM) in 2002. He did his post-graduate & post-doctorate studies in General Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of Chicago (UIC) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (U of C) Hospitals in 2003 where he performed full mouth rehabilitation and cosmetic dentistry for a wide range of patients. Throughout his career, Dr. Rooz has been involved with community dentistry and has been known to be passionate about taking care of patients beyond the norm. He has been involved in humanitarian dentistry including overseas in Nicaragua. Dr. Rooz is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Dental Association (ADA), and the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). Dr. Rooz stays current with the latest dental research and technology by attending numerous continuing education courses including ones in Sleep Medicine, Adhesive Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Rehabilitation in Dentistry, Occlusion, and Interceptive Orthodontics. Beyond dentistry and on his free time, Dr. Rooz enjoys spending time with family, reading, antiques, exercising, and doing fine art and oil paintings. He and his family live in the Boston Area.

AWARDS
1995-1997: University Dean’s List
1996: CRC Chemistry Award, Dr. Richard L. Keiter, Ph.D., Distinguished Emeritus Professor
1997: Burgner Memorial Scholarship
2008: CLC Mendelson Award, Robert T, Wright Art Gallery
2009: CLC Exhibitor, Robert T. Wright Art Gallery

RESEARCH
1996: “Synthesis of Chiral Butyrolactones,” Medicinal/Organic Chemistry, Eastern IL Univ., Dr. T. Howard Black, PhD

2003: “Organ Transplant Patients in Dentistry”, Special Care Dentistry Table Clinic, University of Illinois Chicago 2003: 16th Annual Research Day, University of Illinois Chicago

MEMBERSHIPS
2008 – Present: Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) & Candidate for Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)

2002 – Lifetime: Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity

1998 – Present: American Dental Association (ADA)

2009 – Present: Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS)

Dr. Riti Kanthan

D.M.D. Clinical Director of Lux Dental for Kids (Saugus)

Dr. Kanthan is a General Dentist who graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was born and raised in New Jersey, where her combined passion for artistry and science drew her towards a career in dentistry. Dr. Kanthan attended Tufts for her B.S. in Biology, during which time she fell in love with Boston and decided to pursue her dental education in that cozy city. While in dental school, Dr. Kanthan volunteered at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center as a high school math and science tutor, which solidified her interest in community service and activism. In her final year, she earned the Tufts Merit Scholarship and completed an externship at the North Shore Community Health Center in Salem, MA. The warmth of the patients and staff in Salem convinced Dr. Kanthan that she had chosen the perfect profession.

In her spare time, Dr. Kanthan enjoys cooking and baking unnecessarily complicated recipes, feeding them to her trusting family, and sporadically posting the evidence to her food blog. When not in the kitchen, she can be found either hiking mountains in New Hampshire or binge-watching television from under a pile of blankets.

EDUCATION
Tufts University, B.S. Biology 2010
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D. 2014

Dr. Jordan Winger

D.M.D. Special interest in Oral Surgery

Dr. Jordan Winger completed dental school in San Francisco at University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. During his time in school, he participated in dental missions to Jamaica, Cambodia, and the Philippines to provide oral health care for orphans and those unable to receive dental services in impoverished neighborhoods. Also during his studies, Dr. Winger completed oral surgery externships at Highland Hospital, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Taking night courses during dental school, Dr. Winger became a certified Invisalign provider. Upon receiving his DDS, he completed a General Practice Residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and was appointed as faculty in the Department of Restorative Sciences at Harvard where he was a clinical instructor. Dr. Winger strives to further his education and is working toward obtaining the title of MAGD from the Academy of General Dentistry. He continues to take courses in dental implants, Invisalign, various surgical techniques and many other areas of dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys road cycling, photography, and traveling. Dr. Winger looks forward to participating in more dental missions to help provide oral health care to people around the world.

Dr. Neha Patel

D.M.D. Special interest in Oral Surgery

Dr. Neha Patel is a General Dentist who was born and raised in Central Florida. She completed her undergraduate and dental training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. While in dental school, Dr. Patel spent time volunteering for Mission of Mercy in rural areas of Virginia where patients did not have access to dental care. She also spent a week abroad volunteering for Jamaica Project, where she provided care to underprivileged locals. These volunteer opportunities have allowed Dr. Patel to accomplish her goals of giving back to the community, and in the process gave her the chance to meet and learn from people. The gratitude and appreciation from patients continue to fuel her passion for dentistry.

After dental school, Dr. Patel continued her dental education by completing 2 years of General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital in New York, where she acted as Chief Resident during her second year. During this time, Dr. Patel treated patients in a hospital dental clinic setting where she gained additional experience in general dentistry. In addition to improving her skills in routine dental procedures, Dr. Patel gained more training in wisdom tooth and other surgical extractions, periodontal surgery, treating special needs patients and treatment on children with nitrous oxide.

Dr. Patel believes that is important for each patient to have a dental home that promotes optimal oral health. It is important to her to work together with patients to achieve their dental goals while making their experience as comfortable as possible. It is also a goal of hers to increase awareness through prevention and patient education. In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, spending time outdoors, and exercising.

EDUCATION
Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. Biology 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, D.D.S. 2013
Staten Island University Hospital, General Practice Residency (2 years) 2013-2015

Dr. Timothy Shu

D.M.D.

Education Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Doctor of Dental Medicine, May 2015 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 2011 Minor in Music

Professional Experience

Lux Dental Inc., Quincy, MA
Dental Associate, September 2015 – Present
Offered comprehensive dental care to the patient population surrounding Quincy.

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Boston, MA
Dental Extern, September – October 2014
Offered comprehensive dental treatment to the underserved population in the Dorchester area.

Wrentham Developmental Center, Wrentham, MA
Student Dentist, November 2014
Provided preventative and restorative dental services to special needs patients.
Observed and assisted in the management of special needs patients.

Postdoctoral Periodontology Program at Tufts, Boston, MA
Student Dentist, December 2014
Performed osseous surgery and distal wedge, including flap design and suturing, on own patient under the supervision of Dr. Shapurian.

Caring Health Center, Springfield, MA
Student Dentist, January 2015
Provided diagnostic, preventative, and restorative dental services to the underserved population in Springfield.

Professional Memberships
American Student Dental Association (ASDA), 2011 – present
Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), 2011 – present Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), 2011 – present

Special Skills PC and Mac; Word, Excel, and Powerpoint;
Dental Software: Eaglesoft, Dentrix, Easy Dental

Languages Conversant in Mandarin and Spanish

Dr. Rafael Quintanar

D.M.D

Dr. Quintanar (or Dr. Q for short) was born and raised in Dallas, TX before moving up to New England for college. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at Harvard College and fell in love with Boston living. After working for a year at Harvard in an administrative role, Dr. Q completed his dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He truly enjoyed learning not only the technical aspects of the profession but also how to provide quality care to address his patients’ needs, and working with them to achieve their dental health goals.
When he is not working in the Cambridge and Quincy offices, Dr. Q enjoys figure skating and following skating competitions, singing with a community chorus, reading as many books as he can fit on his shelves, and watching late-90s TV shows on Netflix.

EDUCATION

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA Aug 2011-Jul 2015

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA Sept 2006-May 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

LICENSE INFORMATION

Massachusetts: License Number DN1857003 (exp. 03/31/2016)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Dorchester, MA Feb 2015-Mar 2015

Clinical Extern

Worked for 5 weeks in a clinical setting, and gained experience in diagnosis and treatment planning, preventative care and restorative dentistry
Focused on providing quality care to an underserved patient population
PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

Yankee Dental Congress, Jan 2012, Jan 2013, Jan 2014, Jan 2015 LGBT Healthcare Workforce Conference, May 2014, May 2015
Poster presentation, “Existing Resources Available to LGBT Students in the 65 Dental Schools in the United States,” May 2015
Presenter, “Supporting LGBTQ Health Professions Students,” May 2015

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Annual Conference, Sept 2015
Presenter, (Session title TBD)

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND VOLUNTEERING

Advising Programs Office, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA May 2007-Jun 2011

Management Fellow (Jul 2010-Jun 2011)

Led and managed efforts to improve concentration and secondary field advising
Migrated the APO website to an iSite platform
Student Worker (Jun 2008-Jun 2010)

Answered telephone calls and responded to emails from students and parents
Performed research projects and miscellaneous office tasks
Peer Advising Fellow (May 2007-May 2010)

Advised 8-11 first-year students per year on academic and social matters
Planned and organize study breaks with other Peer Advising Fellows and resident Proctor
An Evening with Champions, Cambridge, MA Feb 2007-May 2010

Co-Chair (Feb 2008-Jan 2009)

Organized the 39th annual show and raised $50,000 for charity
Supervised the executive board and led board and volunteer meetings
Board Coordinator (Feb 2009-May 2010)

Scheduled board and individual meetings and sent weekly email reminders
Worked closely with Co- Chairs in organizational matters
SKILLS
Computer
Microsoft Suite, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop

Languages

Conversational Spanish

Dr. Jie Liu

D.M.D. Orthodontist

Education

I received D.M.D degree from Goldman School of Dental Medicine from Boston University.

I pursued three-year specialty training in orthodontics at the Ohio State University. During residency, I received extensive training in treating both children and adults, was awarded Masters and Certificate in Orthodontics.

I also have an extensive dental research background. I received a Ph.D. degree in Oral Biology with research focused on dental materials at the Ohio State University.

Procedures or services that I can provide to patients

I was trained in the use of a wide variety of orthodontic procedures and appliances, including conventional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, functional appliances, orthognathic surgery, treating cleft palate cases, and is experienced in providing treatment for children as well as adults.

What is unique about Dr.Liu

I love working as an orthodontist and strive to bring highest quality treatment to all my patients, to help them to achieve beautiful smiles. I recognize that each patient is unique with respect to concerns and keep our patients well informed in all aspects of their treatment.

The best reward of my hard working days is the beautiful smile from patients who have completed orthodontic treatment.

Continuing Education and Professional Membership

I am deeply committed to what I have chosen to do for a living and regularly take continuing education courses to make sure to offer patients the most effective, advanced technology available.

I am a member of the following organizations.

MDS (Massachusetts Dental Society)
AAO (American Association of Orthodontists)
NESO (Northeast Society of Orthodontists)
ADA (American Dental Association)
IADR (International Association for Dental Research)

Outside of Offices

I enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking. I spend most of my free time with my families and friends, especially my 3-year-old daughter.

Dr. Cameron Schoettler

D.M.D.

Born just outside of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Schoettler moved to Atlanta at a young age. He became a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.Sc. in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He graduated with an M.A. in Medical Science from Boston University before earning his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Schoettler is focused on providing patient-centered, comprehensive dentistry to make people feel better about their health and smiles. When not practicing at the Quincy or Cambridge offices he enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son, running around Jamaica Plain, and passionately cheering on his favorite sports teams. Dr. Schoettler is a current member of the Massachusetts Dental Society.
EDUCATION

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – Graduation Date: May 10, 2009

B.Sc. Food Science and Human Nutrition, Emphasis Nutrition – GPA 3.42

Boston University, Boston, MA – Graduation Date: May 19, 2013

M.A. Medical Science – GPA 3.92

Thesis Title: “The Carcinogenic Profiles, Trends, and Cancer Risks of Regional Smokeless Tobacco Products” – Accepted on 5/12/2013

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA –Graduation Date: May 21, 2017

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) – GPA 3.55

Dean’s List – Fall 2014

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Tufts Comprehensive Care Clinic, Group Back Bay, Boston, MA

(April 2015-Current)

• Managed, scheduled, and provided comprehensive care to a roster of up to 40 patients.

•Treatment provided to patients included (but was not limited to):

Diagnostic Exams/Radiographs Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Operative Fixed/Removeable Prosthetics Endodontic Therapy Extractions Emergency Care Pediatric Care Implant Restoration

Codman Square Health Center, Dental Department, Dorchester, MA

(August 2016)

• One month, full-time public health externship where I delivered wide-ranging treatment to patients with public health insurance

• Focus on operative, emergency, and diagnostic examinations

Milner’s American Southern Cuisine, Winston-Salem, NC

Bartender (January 2013-June 2013, 35-40 hours/week)

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Winston-Salem, NC

Bartender (September 2010-July 2011, 35-40 hours/week)

Texas Land and Cattle Steak House, Winston-Salem, NC

Bartender (September 2009-September 2010, 35-40 hours/week)

• Tended bar in high volume, fast-paced settings with a focus on exemplary customer care and service.

• Duties included opening/closing bar procedures, providing safe and professional service, training new hires, maintaining cash drawer/tip outs, assisting in inventory management.

Dr. Andrew Sweeny

D.M.D

Dr. Sweeny is a general dentist born and raised in Williston, Vermont. He attended the University of Vermont, where he received a B.A. in Biology. After working for a year as a lab technician at UVM studying muscle physiology, he moved to Boston to attend Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. While in school he was able to treat patients from all over the greater Boston area, including a 10-week externship with Boston’s Healthcare for the Homeless program. He believes that dentistry is best done when a comprehensive treatment plan is tailored to be fit a patient’s needs; this is best accomplished with compassion, expertise, and good communication between patient and provider. When not working he enjoys watching Boston sports, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.
Education

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), Boston, MA

Doctor of Dental Medicine, May 2017

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Bachelor of Arts, major in Biology, May 2012

Minors in Chemistry and Spanish

Professional Experience

GSDM Clinic – Implant Placement Nov 2016/Jan 2017

Student Dentist

Treatment planned and placed digitally guided single endosteal implants #30 and #19 in one of my school patients.
Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, Boston, MA Oct 2016 – Dec 2016

Dental Extern

Worked as primary operator treating homeless patients; composite/amalgam restorations, removable prosthodontics, extractions.
Volunteered at women’s health fair giving screening exams to local homeless women.
GSDM Clinic – OD/Emergency Rotation, Boston, MA Oct 2016

Student Dentist

Provided exams, referrals, and pulpectomies to emergency patients.
GSDM Clinic – Oral Surgery Rotation, Boston, MA Aug 2016

Student Dentist

Provided pre-extraction consults and simple extractions to GSDM oral surgery patients.
Orchard Gardens/SBCHS – Pediatric Rotation, Boston, MA Jul 2016

Student Dentist

Worked as the primary provider for pediatric patients at both South Boston Community Health Center, and Orchard Gardens K-8 School.
Willard St. Family Dental, Burlington, VT May 2014 – Jul 2014

Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Dental Extern

Observed and assisted in restorative, endodontic, and fixed and removable prosthetic procedures, including bridges, crowns, both complete and partial dentures, and root canal treatment.
Research Sept 2010 – Jun 2013

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Research Technician in UVM’s Muscular Physiology Department

Studied the functional effects of disease states on single skeletal muscle fibers, including knee osteoarthritis in humans and colon cancer in mice.
Taught microscope protocol to other technicians in the department.
Publications

Callahan, D. M., Miller, M. S., Sweeny, A. P., Tourville, T. W., Slauterbeck, J. R., Savage,

P. D., Maugan, D. W., Ades, P. A., Beynnon, B. D. and Toth, M. J. “Muscle disuse alters skeletal muscle contractile function at the molecular and cellular levels in older adult humans in a sex-specific manner.” Journal of Physiology 592 (2014): 4555–4573.

Toth, M. J., Miller, M.S., Callahan, D.M., Sweeny, A.P., Nunez, I., Grunberg, S.M., Der-

Torossian, H., Couch, M.E., and Dittus. K. “Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Skeletal Muscle Weakness in Human Cancer: Reduced Myosin-actin Cross-bridge Formation and Kinetics.” Journal of Applied Physiology 114.7 (2013): 858-68

Languages

English – Native

Spanish – Conversational/Intermediate

Technology

– Salud, MiPacs, Cerec, Gallileos

Certifications

– CPR, Invisalign

Dr. Melody Hwang

D.M.D. , M.S. PERIODONTIST

Dr. Melody Hwang was born in Taipei, Taiwan.  She moved to the United States when she was twelve years old.  She received her B.A in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley.  During college, she volunteered in the Berkeley Free Clinic as a student assistant, during which she was able to see the impact dentistry can have on patients’ quality of life.  She received her D.M.D degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  While in school, she had the opportunities to participate in various community service programs, including clinics that offer free dental care to veterans and children in need. 
Dr. Hwang completed a three-year residency program in Periodontology at Boston University school of Dental Medicine, after which she was awarded Diplomate status by the America Board of Periodontology, one of the highest recognition of achievement by the specialty.   She is trained to provide a wide range of periodontics treatments, including guided tissue regeneration, guided bone regeneration, internal and external sinus lift, dental implant placement, and soft tissue grafting. 
Dr. Hwang is currently appointed clinical assistant professor at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, where she provides clinical supervision at the pre-doctoral periodontics clinic.   
Outside of the office, Dr. Hwang enjoys watching movie, enjoying music, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

EDUCATION:
2017 M.S. Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
2012 DMD. University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Las Vegas, NV
2007 M.S. Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
2005 B.A. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Molecular and Cell Biology

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:
2014-2017 Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Periodontology,
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2018-Present Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of General Dentistry
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
2018-Present Periodontist
Boston Family Dental, Lexington, MA
2018-Present Periodontist
Lux Dental Inc., Quincy, MA
2018-Present Periodontist
Lux Dental Care, Cambridge, MA
2018-Present Periodontist
Lux Dental For Kids, Saugus, MA
2017-2018 Clinical Associate, Department of General Dentistry
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH:
“Oral Squamous Cancer Cell-Bone Interactions and Resistance to Alendronate (Fosamax) Drug Therapy in 3D-Live
Bone-Microenvironment” presented at International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Boston, MA, March, 2015.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION:
2018-Present Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
2017-Present Massachusetts Dental License #1857749
2012-Present California Dental License #61983
2012-Present Nevada Dental License #6364
2008-Present BLS

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
2015-Present American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
2012-Present American Dental Association (ADA)
2014-2015 American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
2011-2013 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
2008-2012 American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
2008-2012 American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD)

Dr. Mahua Bose

D.M.D., B.D.S, M.D.S, D.D.S

Dr. Mahua Bose Pillai grew up in India. She pursued her dream of helping people and alleviating pain by becoming a Dentist. She graduated with aBachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS), India. She then continued her Post Graduate Dental Education by joining the Department of Endodontics to pursue her Masters in Dental Surgery(MDS). After finishing her MDS degree, she practiced as a consultant Endodontist in multiple private clinics which gave her a better and more realistic approach to treat her patients and build a good patient-doctor relationship before moving to the US.
To further her dental career in the US, she joined the DDS degree program at the University of California San Francisco. She was elected as the social chair for the DDS Class of 2016, as the AGD secretary and also as the class representative for ASDA for 2 years. She has also been awarded the Nguyen T. Nguyen Scholarship, University of California San Francisco, May 2016, a Scholarship awarded for extraordinary achievement and excellence in Endodontics.

After receiving her DDS from UCSF, she got into the prestigious Masters in Medical Sciences (MMSc) program in Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
She is devoted to helping the underserved and has participated in several dental camps in rural areas in the past and has been actively involved in the community dental clinic at UCSF. Aside from dentistry, she also has two Bachelors degrees in Music. She plays the “Hawaiian Guitar” and has performed as an artist on All India Radio and National Television.
Her varied experiences and international dental experience enable her to relate to patients of all walks of life. She always gets great satisfaction knowing that by treating patients she has helped their overall health and well-being and made a positive difference in their life.
Awards:

Nguyen T. Nguyen Scholarship, University of California San Francisco, May 2016
Scholarship awarded for extraordinary achievement and excellence in Endodontics

EDUCATION:

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, MA (Expected: June 2019)
Masters in Medical Sciences and Certificate in Endodontics (MMSc)

University of California San Francisco, CA (June 2016)
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Duggan Dental Studies, Newport Beach, CA (August 2013)
Fundamental Restorative Techniques in Dentistry Program

Attended lecture and hands on course on class II amalgam preparation, class II composite preparation, class III composite preparation, full gold crown preparation, ceramometal crown preparation, 3 quarter crown preparation, full ceramic crown preparation, gold onlay preparation, lecture on treatment planning

Regional Dental College and Hospital, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India (Graduated: May 2009)
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Masters in Dental Surgery (M.D.S.)

Regional Dental College and Hospital, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India (January 2005 – December 2005)
One year Residency after B.D.S.

Regional Dental College and Hospital, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India (Graduated December 2004)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) G.P.A: 3.71/4.0

Academic Achievements:

Research and Thesis :

Effect of German Chamomile & Tea Tree Oil as an irrigant in the removal of Smear Layer
A scanning electron microscopy study of cleaning efficacy of sodium hypochlorite and EDTA, sodium hypochlorite, hydroalcoholic extract of German Chamomile and Tea tree oil.

Posters Presented :

Magnification-The Mantra of Success– 21st FODI & 14th IES National Conference; 22nd to 24th 2006
Handpiece The Magic Wand in Dentistry– 8th National FODI &IES Student Convention, 18th – 20th May 2007
Armed Forces of The Pulp – 9th National FODI & IES Student Convention, 16th – 18th May 2008
Papers Presented :

Resin Bonding using a total-etch & Self Etch adhesive to enamel after Carbamide Peroxide & / or CPP-ACP treatment
XXII FODI & XV IES National Conference, 23rd – 25th 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Effect of German Chamomile & Tea Tree Oil on the removal of Smear Layer
23rdO.D.I. & 16th I.E.S. National conference, 21st – 23rd Nov 2008, Chandigarh, India
Bleaching
IDA Students Programme, Indian Dental Association, Assam State Branch, 27th Feb 2009, Guwahati, India
Participation/attendance at National & International conferences:

Cultural Secretary of the 10th National Federation of Dentaire Internationale & Indian Endodontic Society PG Student’s Convention, Shillong 2009
24th National Federation Of Dentaire International & 17th Indian Endodontic Society National Conference, Cochin Nov 2009
10th National FODI and IES PG Student’s Convention, Shillong 2009
IDA Students Program, Indian Dental Association, Assam State Branch, 2009.
9th National FODI and IES PG student convention, Goa 2008.
23rd FODI & 16th IES National Conference, Chandigarh 2008.
8th National FODI and IES PG students’ convention, Nainital
22nd FODI and 15th IES National conference, Malaysia
21st FODI and 14th IES National Conference, Mumbai 2006.
FDI Annual World Dental Congress, New Delhi 2004.
Training & Courses:

Course organized by 10th FODI & IES P.G. Convention, Shillong – Rotary Instrumentation – Grounded Vs. Twisted by Dr. Vinod Kumar, 2009
Participated at 3M ESPE in the program: “Everything in Crown and Bridge” conducted by Dr. U.V. Gandhi, 2008
Certificate of attendance by New York college of dentistry and SMILE care India, two-day comprehensive clinical programme on “ Interdisciplinary Dentistry and digital photography”, conducted by Dr. Ashok Karad, 2008
3M ESPE certificate of participation on lecture programme: “The Prosthodontics Palette; Full Mouth Rehabilitation”, Dr. Ajit Shetty, 2007
Course organized by 3M ESPE on “Endodontic treatment followed by Restorative options ………Steel Crown”, Dr. Rajiv Thapar, 2007
Training programme on HIV AIDS and “Infection Control Practices” conducted by Assam State AIDS control society, Guwahati, 2007
Lecture – DENTSPLY, hands-on in Endodontic simplified under guidance of Dr. Chang Wen Wei Jeffrey, Guwahati, 2006
Extra Curricular :

Bachelor of Music from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth Lucknow.
Bachelor of Music (Sangeet Visharad) from Sarba Bhartiya Sangeet-Sanskriti Parishad.
All India Radio and Doordarshan artist performed on AIR and Doordarshan number of times
Cultural Secretary of Junior Doctors Association, and also responsible for organizing the cultural night.
Winner of Guitar Classical Instrumental organized by Classic Socio-Cultural organization,
1990 Winner of Indian Classical Instrumental organized by Rotary club of Guwahati,
1992 Winner of the All Assam Classical Music competition organized by Kamakhya Sangeet Vikaas Kendra Guwahati,
1993 Winner of the Instrumental light and runner-up for the Instrumental classic at the Senior Railway Institute Annual Music competition,
1993 Winner of Ravindra Sangeet Instrumental at Jaya Jayanti Kala Kendra,
1994 Best Instrumentalist at the Jaya Jayanti Kala Kendra Guwahati,
1994 Winner of Instrumental Music at All Assam Music competition organized by Narayan Sangeet Mahavidyalaya,
1994 Participated in 6th All India Scout and Guide camp- “6th National Boscoree” held in Calcutta,
1994 Runner-up for the Science exhibition (Chemistry section) at St. Marry’s English High School Guwahati
1995 Winner of the National Group Song competition organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad,
1996 Winner of the Classical Instrumental at the Pandit Vishnu Digambar Palushkar memorial music competition,
1998 Winner of the Instrumental competition at the Cotton College Annual Fest,
1999 Certificate of proficiency in Classical instrumental at the Inter-College Youth Festival of Assam,
2000 Participated in “Art of Man making” the National Cultural Quiz Contest conducted by Chinmaya Yuva Kendra,
2000 Regional Dental college Guwahati winner of the Antakshaari and runner-up in dance competition,
2002 Participated in the IIT Guwahati Cultural fest “Alcheringa” and was the winner of Ms. Alcheringa contest
2003 Winner of the Traditional dress competition held at Regional dental College Guwahati,
2005 2nd Runner-up for the All India Sangeet Visharad in Guitar-Classical

Dr. Gyusik Cho

D.M.D Periodontist

Our new periodontist is Dr. Gyusik Cho. Dr. Cho hails from Maryland and attended Georgetown University, New York University School of Dentistry and received his specialty education in periodontics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Cho specializes in full periodontal health, extractions, bone grafting, implant placement and exposure, soft tissue grafting procedures, scaling/root planing, biopsies, osseous surgery and many other surgical procedures.

Dr. Cho lives in Boston and loves the South Shore and Cape areas. We are happy and honored to have Dr. Cho part of the Canal Side family.

Education:
2001-2005, Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science
2008-2012, New York University, Doctor of Dental Science
2015, Boston University, Master of Science and Periodontal Certificate
Professional Associations:
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Society
American Academy of Periodontology
Primary Focus of Treatment, non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy such as:
Osseous surgery
Crown lengthening
Bone grafting
Soft tissue surgery
Implants

Dr. Daniel M. Moynihan

D.M.D., M.S.D, C.A.G.S, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Moynihan earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine with induction into the Omikron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Dental Society (awarded to those graduating in the top 10% of the class), Lambda Mu chapter, and also graduated magna cum laude.  While at Boston University, Dr. Moynihan conducted orthodontic research for three years and has presented his research at many national conferences including Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, and San Antonio, TX.  He has also won many awards for his research including the ADA/Dentsply award and First Prize in the 2014 Boston University research conference, and also the Quintessence Award in 2015.   He continued his education at Boston University to specialize and earn a Masters of Science in Dentistry and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.  Dr. Moynihan is currently  board eligible.

Education
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA May 2018
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S) in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Masters in Dental Science (M.S.D)
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA May 2015
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
Clark University, Worcester, MA May 2011
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Awards
Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Dental Research, Boston University, Boston, MA
May 2015
· Award is given from Quintessence Publishing Journal USA
· Awarded to one graduating student based on research preformed as a predoctoral dental student
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Boston University, Boston, MA April 2015
· Awarded to top 10% of graduating dental class (nationwide society)
· Based on academic merit and achievement
Nominated for Charles R. Morris award, Boston University, Boston, MA
June 2014
· Award is given from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
· Applicants of award must be nominated by a faculty member in the radiology department in order to make a
submission
· Nomination from Dr. Anita Gohel PhD, Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at Boston University
Best Pre-doctoral Poster Presentation, Boston University, Boston, MA March 2014
· First place for research project: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height
· Science Day 2014
ADA/Dentsply Award, Boston University, Boston, MA March 2014
· One student selected from each dental school to present at the annual ADA meeting
Merit Scholarship, Boston University, Boston, MA July 2011
· Scholarship awarded by Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine based on academic
performance in College.
· Scholarship represents a proportion of the dental school tuition each year.

Professional Experience
General dentist, Framingham and Milford, MA November 2015-Present
· Moonlight as a general dentist on weekends and nights during residency
· Preformed all duties and responsibilities as a general dentist
Externship, Federal Medical Center Devens, Devens, MA October 2014 – December 2014
· Worked as a general dentist at the Federal Medical Center Prison Hospital during a 10 week externship.
· Gained experience in general dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, and endodontics.

Occlusion Teaching Assistant, Boston University, Boston, MA August 2014-November 2014
· Participated as a teaching assistant for the Occlusion class at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.
· Help the second year dental students in using their articulators, taking impressions, and mounting models.
Applied Professional Experience (APEX), Paquette Family Dental, Hudson, MA May 2012 – July 2012
· Shadowed and assisted in a multi-specialty practice
· Gained experience in general dentistry, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, geriatrics, and periodontics
Orthodontic Dental Assistant/Lab Technician, Dr. Michael F. Moynihan DMD, Framingham, MA
June 2000 – August 2010
· Assisted in the dental specialty of orthodontics
· Trimmed all models to specific geometric angles
· Fabricated acrylic retainers, biteplates, and palate expanders. Total Hours: >1000
Oral Surgery Observer, Dr. Pushkar Mehra DMD MD, Boston, MA June 2009 – August 2009
· Observed with some assistance surgeries at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Pushkar Mehra DMD MD, Chairman of
the Oral Surgery Department at Boston University. Total Hours:150
Dental Observer, Dr. Elizabeth C. Moynihan DMD, Framingham MA June 2009 – August 2009
· Observed with some assistance, Dr. Moynihan in General Dentistry. Total Hours: 50

Research Experience
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA August 2015 – May 2018
· Primary Investigator: A Novel 3D Cephalometric Analysis Using New Landmarks. Mentor: Dr. Melih Motro
DMD, PhD, associate clinical professor and chair of research, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial
Orthopedics
· Associate Primary Investigator with Dr. Andrew Pham DMD: New Cephalometric Landmarks Defined in 3D.
Mentor: Dr. Melih Motro DMD, associate clinical professor and chair of research, Department of Orthodontics and
Dentofacial Orthopedics
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA August 2012 – Present
· Primary Investigator: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar
Bone Height. Mentor: Dr. Leslie Will DMD, Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
· Associate Primary Investigator: Evaluating the Changes in the Biofilm of the Oral Cavity during Orthodontic
Treatment. Mentors: Dr. Leslie Will DMD, Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and
Dr. Woosong Sohn DMD, Director, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Dental Health
Clark University, Worcester, MA January 2008 – May 2011
• Primary investigator (Honors Research): Biophysical Studies of the Effects of the Italian Mutation on the Self-
Assembly of the Amyloid-β Protein. Mentor: Dr. Noel Lazo PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
and Biophysics

Research Presentations
Cephalometric analysis research results at American Association for Dental Research, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 2018
· Present final results of project: A Novel 3D Cephalometric Analysis Using New Landmarks
· Oral presentation-only small percentage of submissions are selected
Boston University Science Day, Boston, MA March 2018
· Present final results of project: A Novel 3D Cephalometric Analysis Using New Landmarks
· Oral presentation

Cone Beam Research, ADA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX October 2014
· Presented final results of project: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height
· One student selected from each dental school to present at the meeting (won from Science Day, March 2014)
Cone Beam Research at Research Retreat at Boston University, Boston, MA April 2014
· Presented Final results of project: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height
Boston University Science Day, Boston, MA March 2014

· Presented Final results of project: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height
· Awarded Best Pre-doctoral Poster presentation
· Awarded ADA/Dentsply award
Cone Beam Research results at American Association for Dental Research, Charlotte, NC March 2014
· Presented Final results of project: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height
Cone Beam research results at Yankee Dental Congress poster session, Boston, MA February 2014
· Presented final results of project: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height
· One of 22 abstracts selected out of hundreds of submissions
Student Research Club journal discussion, Boston, MA April 2013
· Led a discussion/presentation on if amalgam has adverse effects on the human body and how to understand the
research done on this topic
Boston University Science Day, Boston, MA March 2013
· Presented initial results of project: Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height
Cone Beam abstract featured at Anthony A. Gianelly Symposium, Boston, MA October 2013
· Research topic revealed to discuss new research at Boston University Dental School
Alzheimer’s disease research presented at Clark University’s Academic Spree Day, Worcester, MA
April 2011
• Presented final results of project: Biophysical Studies of the Effects of the Italian Mutation on the Self-Assembly
of the Amyloid-β Protein.
· Clark University Academic Spree Day is an event organized for students to showcase their research projects and
results from the school year.

Publications
A Novel 3D Cephalometric Analysis Using New Landmarks May 2018
· Currently working on writing up research project for potential publications in the journals: The Angle
Orthodontist and The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO).
Using a Cone Beam CT Scan to Evaluate Alveolar Bone Height March 2014 – Present
· Currently working on writing up research project for potential publications in the journals: The Angle
Orthodontist and The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO).

Leadership
Class President, Boston, MA July 2015-May 2018
· Voted class president by peers for orthodontic residency.
· Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial
Orthopedics Class of 2018.
Grants Committee, Clark University, Worcester, MA August 2008-May 2011
· Board member of committee that distributes funds to clubs and school organizations in need
· Club must appear before the board and define reasons the money is needed, committee decides if money is awarded
and how much

Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scout Master, Marlborough, MA June 2006 – August 2007
· Eagle Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 31 Marlborough, Massachusetts
Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Boy Scout, Marlborough, MA February 2001 – October 2006
· Eagle Boy Scout rank attained in October of 2006, the highest rank a scout can attain.

Fundraising
Pan Mass Challenge, Bike rider, Marlborough, MA August 2003, August 2006
· 100 mile bike-a-thon to raise money for cancer research through the Jimmy Fund
· Rode the Pan Mass Challenge twice, raising a combined total of $6000 for the organization

Community Service
Rosie’s Place, Volunteer, Boston MA January 2014 – May 2015
· Provide dental exams, screenings, and dental education for women in need
Boston University Service Learning, Volunteer, Boston, MA June 2014
· Provided information on Oral Health for third graders during their field trip to Boston University through the
Office of Global and Population Health (GPH)
Pine Street Inn, Volunteer, Boston, MA December 2013-Present
· Worked in the kitchen preparing food for the homeless
Boston University Impressions Program, Volunteer, Boston, MA December 2013
· Provided mock interviews for prospective dental students to aid in their preparation for the application process to
dental school
Orchard Gardens, Volunteer, Boston, MA March 2012
· Provide dental exams and sealants for all students grades K-8

Certifications
Certification in Radiology, MASS Dental Society, Southborough, MA June 2009
Professional Memberships
American Dental Association (ADA) August 2011 – Present
American Student Dental Association (ASDA) August 2011 – Present
American Association for Dental Research (AADR) August 2012 – Present
AADR National Student Research Group August 2013 – Present
Boston University Dental Student Research Group August 2012 – Present
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) July 2015-Present
Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) July 2015-Present
Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists (MAO) July 2015-Present
Professional Licenses
Full License in Dentistry, Massachusetts November 2015-Present
· Fully licensed in dentistry in the state of Massachusetts

Meaza Habtemariam

Registered Dental Hygienist

Meaza always aspired to be a Dental Hygienist. She began her career at Lux Dental in 2012 as an intern-dental Assistant. She then continued to practice as a certified dental assistant. In 2014, she furthered her education at The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and has since graduated with honors.

Meaza strives to make a difference in her patients one smile at a time. She is committed to play a vital role in her patients’ wellness and prevention of oral diseases. She believes that the oral health is part of total health.

On her free time, Meaza enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family. Moreover, shopping, cooking or watching movies are among her favorite hobbies.

Education:
MCPHS University-Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene-May 2016
Bunker Hill Community College, Associates Degree in General Concentration -May 2014

Licensures and Certificates:
MA Licensure # DH89184
MA Permit L # DH1412004-L
HIPAA Certification September 2016
CPR-BLS Healthcare Provider Certification August 2018
DA Licensure # DA07342

Work Experience

Lux Dental Care
Cambridge, MA
Quincy, MA
Saugus, MA

Registered Dental Hygienist
September 2016-Present
Analyzed complex medical histories, utilized assessment data to determine health status and create patient-centered treatment plans.
Effectively consulted with the dentist to provide appropriate referrals.
Proficiently place retentive sealants, take accurate impressions, and fabricate whiting trays and mouth guards.
Highly skilled in exposing digital radiographs, interpretation of bone levels to determine periodontal status and overall oral health.
Jointly established patient controlled treatment goals and motivated patients to comply with treatment through trust and respect.
Safely and comfortably administered local anesthesia using stress reduction protocols.

Clinical Experience:
Esther M. Wilkins Dental Hygiene Clinic Boston, MA
Student Dental Hygienist May 2014-May 2016

CLINICAL ROTATIONS
Tufts school of Dental Medicine Boston, MA October 2015
Periodontology
Treated periodontal involvement patients
Treated special needs children
Harvard School of Dental Medicine Longwood, MA February 2016
Treated periodontal involvement patients

Work Experience

Lux Dental Care Cambridge, MA
Dental Assistant August 2012-August 2016
Osorio Dental Associates Boston, MA
Dental Assistant September 2014-May 2014

Volunteer

Give Kids A Smile Boston, MA
Performed oral examinations, placed sealants, applied fluoride varnish and educated children in oral self-care
Eritrean Community Center Boston
Presentation about Oral Health awareness

Professional Organizations:

Member of Student American Dental Hygiene Association September 2014-December 2016