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”.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. 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.
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
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
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)
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.
Tufts University, B.S. Biology 2010
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D. 2014
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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. 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.
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
Massachusetts: License Number DN1857003 (exp. 03/31/2016)
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Dorchester, MA Feb 2015-Mar 2015
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
Microsoft Suite, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop
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.
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.
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
Tufts Comprehensive Care Clinic, Group Back Bay, Boston, MA
• 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
• 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. 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.
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
GSDM Clinic – Implant Placement Nov 2016/Jan 2017
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
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
Provided exams, referrals, and pulpectomies to emergency patients.
GSDM Clinic – Oral Surgery Rotation, Boston, MA Aug 2016
Provided pre-extraction consults and simple extractions to GSDM oral surgery patients.
Orchard Gardens/SBCHS – Pediatric Rotation, Boston, MA Jul 2016
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.
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
English – Native
Spanish – Conversational/Intermediate
– Salud, MiPacs, Cerec, Gallileos
– CPR, Invisalign
Dr. Julie Kim was born in Tennessee but grew up in Boston, Busan, South Korea, and Storrs, CT. She attended the University of Rochester, New York where she majored in Cell and developmental biology and minors in Music, and Psychology. Dr. Kim received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, NY. Then Dr. Kim received additional dental training in general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital, NY. Dr. Kim is passionate about providing dental care to those in need. Her goal is to provide quality dental care to all patients and makes sure her patients feel comfortable and understands their dental treatment plans.
Dr. Kim also loves arts and music. She plays the piano, organ, and flute. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, travel documentaries, visit museums and write songs.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
General Practice Residency –Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, NY (2016 – 2017)
Doctor of Dental Surgery—University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo NY 2012 – 2016
B.S. in Cell and Developmental Biology –University of Rochester, Rochester NY 2008 – 2012
Indian Health Service, Irving NY June 2015
Remote Area Medical Outreach Program, Harrogate, TN June 2015
Campaign for Healthy Smiles UB Dental mobile unit, Buffalo NY 2015 – 2016
Smile Education Day, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 2012 – 2016
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
University of Rochester, Rochester NY – Center for Oral Biology 2011; Dept. of Biology 2010-2011
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.
Nguyen T. Nguyen Scholarship, University of California San Francisco, May 2016
Scholarship awarded for extraordinary achievement and excellence in Endodontics
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
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
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
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.
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
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Society
American Academy of Periodontology
Primary Focus of Treatment, non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy such as:
Soft tissue surgery
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.
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
Lux Dental Care
Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
Esther M. Wilkins Dental Hygiene Clinic Boston, MA
Student Dental Hygienist May 2014-May 2016
Tufts school of Dental Medicine Boston, MA October 2015
Treated periodontal involvement patients
Treated special needs children
Harvard School of Dental Medicine Longwood, MA February 2016
Treated periodontal involvement patients
Lux Dental Care Cambridge, MA
Dental Assistant August 2012-August 2016
Osorio Dental Associates Boston, MA
Dental Assistant September 2014-May 2014
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
Member of Student American Dental Hygiene Association September 2014-December 2016