Boston Magazine Top Dentist

Gentle Dental is honored to have 27 doctors named “Top Dentist” in the 2018 Top Dentist issue of Boston Magazine. Gentle Dental has the most “Top Dentist” distinctions of any other dental practice in this issue of Boston Magazine. Along with peer voting, top vote-getters were reviewed by an advisory board of select dentists, chosen for their credentials and the high number of votes they received. Gentle Dental is proud to be in this Top Dentist issue of Boston Magazine and to provide expert dental care throughout New England.

Doctors Left to Right: Front Row: Dr. Heather Coubrough, Dr. Wendy Heinstein, Dr. Anuradha Deshmukh, Dr. Jennifer Kim, Dr. Leena Desai
Middle Row: Dr.  John Walsh, Dr. Don Richard, Dr. David Goldberg, Dr. Stephanie Payne, Dr. Carolyn Ferrick, Dr. Kirill Klimashov, Dr. Shadi Daher
Back Row: Dr. Yonathon Dassa, Dr. Clark Smith, Dr. Jonathan Millen, Dr. Matt Giamarco, Dr. Andrew Mancini, Dr. Robert Girschek
Not Pictured: Dr. Ruben Figueroa, Dr. Neil Fluckiger, Dr. Natalia Hoffmann, Dr. Cassandra Myer, Dr. Jake Park, Dr. Jeffrey Reitzel, Dr. Ronit Smolyar, Dr. Wanpeng Xu

Girschek, Dentist, Waltham, Dental

Dr. Robert Girschek, Dental Director
Gentle Dental Waltham

Dr. Robert Girschek received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from McGill University and earned his DMD at Tufts University. He firmly believes in a comprehensive approach to dental care. In his spare time he loves to travel and enjoys his weekends in Vermont. He is an avid skier and a second degree black belt in karate.

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Dr. Leena Desai, Dental Director
Gentle Dental Chelmsford

Dr. Leena Desai has been practicing dentistry since 1982 when she received her Bachelor in Dental Surgery in India. In 1995 Dr. Desai received her DMD from Tufts School of Dental Medicine where she held the roll of Associate Director of Practice Management. Dr. Desai thrives on seeing her patients smile. No compromises, no shortcuts is her motto. When not seeing patients she enjoys biking, reading, dogs, and spending time with her family. She has been a member of Gentle Dental for over 20 years.

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Dr. Jonathan Millen, Dental Director
Newbury Dental Associates

For over 20 years Dr. Millen has taken on the role of part artist, part scientist in providing the highest standard of care to thousands of patients. Through restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, Dr. Millen has been able to change patients’ lives by creating beautiful healthy smiles. He is also a proud husband and father of two little ladies that keep him busy outside of the office.

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Dr. Stephanie Payne, Dental Director
Gentle Dental Malden

Dr. Stephanie Payne has been caring for patients at Gentle Dental for over 20 years. A graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Payne is also a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Woman’s Dental Association. When not treating patients, Dr. Payne enjoys family time with her husband and 2 sons, as well as, traveling, sports and photography.

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Dr. Yonathon Dassa, Dental Director
Gentle Dental Brookline

Dr. Yonathon Dassa is a graduate of the Boston University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Masters in Oral Health Sciences and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). He was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Dental Society and received the MDS “10 Under Ten Award” which recognized his contributions to dentistry and the community since graduating dental school. Dr. Dassa is skilled in all phases of dental care and is an Invisalign certified provider.

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Dr. Andrew Mancini, Dental Director
Gentle Dental Jamaica Plain

Dr. Andrew Mancini is a graduate of Boston University where he received both his undergrad degree in Neuroscience and his DMD. He is a recent winner of the Massachusetts Dental Society “10 Under Ten Award” which acknowledges those who have substantially contributed to the dental industry within 10 years of graduating dental school. When not chair-side, Dr. Mancini is an avid cook of all things Italian. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Kira and dog Rhett.

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Dr. Matteo Giamarco, Dental Director
Gentle Dental Peabody

Dr. Giamarco is a graduate of Tufts Dental School where her earned his DMD. He started his dental career at Gentle Dental Newbury Street working under one of the original founders. Dr. Giamarco is member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Passionate about learning and education, Dr. Giamarco serves as a mentor for many new associate doctors at Gentle Dental. He is an avid baseball fan and is the past president of Lynnfield Little League.When not in the office

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Dr. Anuradha Deshmukh, Periodontist
Gentle Dental Attleboro, Hudson, and New Bedford

Dr. Anuradha Deshmukh earned her DMD at Boston University. She continued to further her education with Advanced Graduate Studies in the field of periodontist. She also holds a Master of Science in Dentistry and is well versed in the latest techniques in dentistry. She is a diplomat of periodontology and a published researched in several medical journals as well as a noted speaker.

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Dr. Cassandra Myer, General Dentist
Gentle Dental Brighton and Jamaica Plain


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Dr. Clark Smith, Orthodontist
Gentle Dental Braintree, Burlington, Chelmsford, Manchester, Nashua, Norwood, and Stoughton

Dr. Clark Smith attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he graduated cum laude. He then completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Associate of Orthodontics and the New England Society of Orthodontists. When not practicing dentistry he can be found cheering on the Boston Celtics and spending time with his wife and four daughters.


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Dr. Heather Coubrough, General Dentist
Newbury Dental Associates

Dr. Heather Coubrough earned her BS in Business Administration from Boston University, completed a post-baccalaureate program at Harvard to attain her prerequisites for Dental school, and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She has been a practicing general dentist in Boston’s Back Bay for the past five years and will complete her Masters and Fellowship with Academy of General Dentistry in 2018.

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Dr. Neil Flückiger, Orthodontist
Gentle Dental Attleboro, Beverly, Cambridge, Methuen, Quincy, Saugus, and Somerville

Dr. Neil (as he is known to his patients) practiced as a General Dentist prior to specializing in Orthodontics. Dr. Neil completed his Orthodontic residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. In addition, he was inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. When not treating patients, Dr. Neil enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors and staying active.

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Dr. Jennifer Kim, Endodontist
Abington Family Dental Care, Gentle Dental Methuen, Milford, and New Bedford

Dr. Jennifer Kim grew up in Montreal, Canada and attended McGill University for dental school. Upon graduation, she came to Boston for her residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Boston University and she returned to Boston University for her post-doctorate training in the specialty of endodontics.

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Dr. Jake Park, Periodontist
Gentle Dental Braintree, Brookline, Burlington, Chelmsford, and Somerville

Dr. Park graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Texas – Austin and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia University in New York City. He completed his specialty training in Periodontics at Tufts University. During his residency, he conducted a research study regarding soft tissue grafting around dental implants. Dr. Park specializes in Dental Implants, Gum surgeries and Grafting procedures. In his spare time, Dr. Park enjoys spending time with his wife and his twin daughters.

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Ronit Smolyar Top Dentist

Dr. Ronit Smolyar, Endodontist
Gentle Dental Boston, Chelmsford, and Stoughton

Dr. Ronit Smolyar received her D.M.D degree in 1999 and her specialty degree in Endodontics in 2002 both from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a member of Massachusetts Dental Association and American Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Smolyar loves what she does and is deeply committed to ensure her patients receive the best possible treatment and high quality professional service.

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Dr. David Goldberg, Periodontist
Gentle Dental Natick, Waltham, Newbury Dental, Abington Family Dental

A member of Gentle Dental for over 25 years, Dr. David Goldberg is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed his Periodontal Residency at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Goldberg strives to give every patient the best opportunity for dental health and is an advocate for the link between dental health and overall health. When he’s not practicing, Dr. Goldberg is a chronic runner and has enjoyed running in multiple 5k and half marathon events year round.

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Dr Natalia Hoffman Boston Top DentistDr. Natalia Hoffmann, Orthodontist
Gentle Dental Brighton, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Peabody, Wakefield, and West Roxbury

Dr. Natalia Hoffmann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and continued her studies at Tufts by receiving an advanced degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She believes that it is a high privilege to be able to improve patients’ smiles, often changing their lives and providing more confidence and personal satisfaction. Dr. Hoffmann has a deep understanding of her patients and enjoys developing a relationship with patients and their family, understanding their unique needs and wishes. In her free time she enjoys attending art exhibits and music concerts with her family, as well as spending time in nature.

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Doctor Ferrick Top Dentist BostonDr. Carolyn Ferrick, Orthodontist
Gentle Dental Brockton

Dr. Carolyn Ferrick is a Board Certified specialist in Orthodontics, and completed her D.M.D degree and Orthodontic residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is passionate about developing close relationships with her patients and their families, and provides customized treatment plans to address all smile needs, from traditional braces to Invisalign and other cosmetic options. Dr. Ferrick enjoys traveling with her husband, Corey, spending summers on Cape Cod, and all things Disney.

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Shadi Daher Gentle Dental Top Dentist Boston

Dr. Shadi Daher, Oral Surgeon
Newbury Dental Associates

Dr. Daher received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut, his DMD degree and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. His focus is on Dental Implants and adjunct procedures and has been pioneering in demonstrating surgical techniques via live webcasts. Dr. Daher is also one of the founders and the president of the Massachusetts-based charitable organization Medical Missions for Children, Inc.

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Dr Klimashov Top Dentist Boston

Dr. Kirill Klimashov, Oral Surgeon
Gentle Dental Arlington, Cambridge, Natick, Somerville, Waltham, West Roxbury, Worcester

Coming from a family of dentists, Dr. Klimashov attended The Boston University School of Dental Medicine for his DMD and continued for a specialty in Oral Surgery for an additional 4 years. He believes that dentistry is a unique application merger of art and science in a single area of human health. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Klimashov enjoys jogging, reading, and traveling with his family.

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Dr. Don Richard, Oral Surgeon
Gentle Dental Beverly, Burlington, Chelmsford, Malden, Methuen, Saugus, and Wakefield



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Dr. Wendy Heinstein, General Dentist
Newbury Dental Associates

Dr. Wendy Heinstein has an extensive background in dentistry holding nearly every clinical position before graduating from Boston University where she earned her DMD. For 12 years Dr. Heinstein worked as a dental hygienist at Newbury Dental, honing her dental skills and chair-side manner. She is the winner of the Prosthodontist Award from Boston University and is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society. Wendy has been with Gentle Dental and Newbury Dental for over 20 years.

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John Walsh, Orthodontist
Gentle Dental Concord, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, North Andover, and Center for Contemporary Dentistry



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