Dr. Marissa Alikpala is the Dental Director at Gentle Dental Arlington. Dr. Alikpala graduated from Rhode Island College summa cum laude with a BA in biology. She went on to earn her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated Honos Civicus. While at Dental School, she received an endowed prize fund granted to students who excel academically and display professionalism while facing challenging personal responsibilities.
Dr. Alikpala believes in giving the best dental experience possible while maintaining a calm and relaxing atmosphere. She loves meeting new patients, especially those that have a fear of the dentist. Having the ability to show them that dentistry does not have to be scary or painful and being able to translate that into a great patient experience is always her goal. If a patient smiles after their appointment, then she has done her job.
In her free time, Dr. Alikpala loves to spend time with her husband and two children. They travel to Rhode Island in the summers, where she is originally from. They also look for new and exciting restaurants to try. Dr. Alikpala is a member of the American Dental Education Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and the Middlesex District Dental Society.