Meet Our Dental Team
Our Dedham Dentists are qualified and licensed to perform various dental procedures. The whole team at Advanced Oakdale Dental are committed to providing you with the highest standard of comfort and professional dental care.
Tuan Do, DDS
Dr. Tuan Do earned an accelerated six-year Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University Missouri-Kansas City. He was one of the 25 candidates in the country who was accepted into this advanced program, where he earned Chancellor’s Non-Resident BA/DDS Scholarship for six consecutive years. After graduation, he was accepted into a prestigious general dental residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New Jersey where he became a chief resident in the program. There, he was trained with the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry, advanced medicine, and complicated full mouth reconstruction under world renowned doctors. His passion for dentistry stems from his interest to meet and get to know so many people and at the same time is able to help them be more confident with their smiles and oral health. Dr. Do is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Association, and South Shore Dental Association. In his free time he enjoys working out, watching sports and trying different restaurants in Boston. He resides in Westwood with his wife and three daughters.
Cassandra Nguyen, DMD
Dr. Cassandra Nguyen has deep roots in Boston. She graduated from Boston Latin School before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tufts University. Being awarded with Tufts Merit Scholarship for advanced academic standing, Dr. Nguyen continued her education and graduated with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Nguyen had previously worked in California with an emphasis in cosmetics. Grew up in Milton, MA, she ultimately settled down in Westwood. Aside from being a proud mother of three, she is a confident and gentle doctor providing patient care from comprehensive to cosmetic dentistry. She is known to have a very positive attitude and compassion for dentistry. Dr. Nguyen will always greet you with a smile and listen to your specific concerns. She will educate you about your oral health and our latest technologies and products so you can make the most confident and cost effective decisions. She will deliver highest quality dentistry to you as if you are one of her family members. She is an active member of Massachusetts Dental Society, American Dental Association, South Shore Dental Association. Besides dentistry, her hobbies include traveling, dining, writing and interior designing.
Mohammad Barra, DMD
Dr. Mohammad Barra graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with Bachelor’s degree in Science. He then further his education at Tufts University of Dental Medicine and graduated with a D.M.D degree. With a great passion to care for his patients, his goal is have them leaving the office with a healthier and happier smile. Dr. Barra has a calming demeanor and is very confident in treatment planning that will guarantee his patients the best care they deserve. He invests his time in educating and making sure they fully understand all options of dental treatment. He strives to make dentistry as comfortable and fun as possible from start to finish. Aside from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and with his family in Virginia on some weekends.
Daniel (Kyoung Han) Bae, DDS
Dr. Bae graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery at NYU College of Dentistry. Drawn to the dental field from a young age, Dr. Bae diligently trained himself to become an empathetic and meticulous dentist that he is today. Throughout his career, he has strived to provide the best dental care tailored to each and every patient. Furthermore, he truly enjoys achieving beauty and perfection in one’s smile. He persistently educates himself with current research and techniques to uphold highest standards of quality care. He has lived in many different countries around the world, allowing him to appreciate diversity and multi-cultural communities. During his free time, he likes to spend time with his dog, Chelsea. He also enjoys brewing coffee using local coffee beans.
William Nguyen, DMD
Dr. William Nguyen graduated cum laude from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. With a passion and focus to further his career in helping people, he attended Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree magna cum laude. Dr. Nguyen is a highly competent dentist who is well liked by patients of all ages. He is very good with kids and is nitrous oxide sedation certified for children who are anxious with dental procedures. He is an active member of Massachusetts Dental Society and American Dental Association. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Nguyen loves to stay active. He enjoys playing flag football, basketball, working out and snowboarding. In addition, Dr. Nguyen holds a very special talent of playing piano.
Susan Han, DMD – Endodontist
After living in Brookline for four years during her graduate studies at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine cum laude in 2003, Dr. Han went on to complete her endodontic training at the prestigious I.N. and Sally Quartararo department of endodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry. During her studies in dental school, Dr. Han collaborate with Dean Michael Alfano on important public health research. Their efforts culminated in a first authorship publication in the Journal of the American Dental Association (J Am Dent Assoc, Vol 134, No 6, 745-752. 2003). On a separate occasion, Dr. Han was one of five dental students honored to give an oral presentation of her research at the 2002 International Association of Dental Research in San Diego. In addition to practicing in two of the most well-regarded private practices in Manhattan for five years, Dr. Han received a dual faculty appointment from the NYU College of Dentistry as well the Endodontic department of Montefiore Medical Center, where she mentored post graduate dental students. She is a member of good standing with the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Metropolitan District Dental Society. When not in the office, Dr. Han enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband Ray, himself a graduate of Harvard College as well as Harvard Medical School, is an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in the department of Interventional Radiology. They have two beautiful, energetic children, Joie and Ryan.and training to stay up to date with the latest dental technology.
Giac Dang, DMD - Periodontist
Dr. Dang graduated at the top of his high school class in Dracut, MA in 2003. He earned a B.A. degree with honors from Tufts University and thereafter advanced his education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2007. At Tufts Dental, Dr. Dang received multiple scholarships and honors including recognition for his achievements on the national board examinations. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2011, Dr. Dang decided to specialize in Periodontics to further his training on complex dental implant procedures, bone augmentation, and soft tissue grafting techniques. He graduated in June 2014 with a certificate in Periodontology from Tufts University School of Dental medicine and is happy to be returning to Boston to practice periodontics. As a specialist, Dr. Dang strives for perfection in his work (periodontal, regenerative, and implants) and loves interacting with and helping his patients. He is proud to be recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Dang is an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Patriots! He enjoys exploring Boston and all that New England has to offer.
Paige started her dental profession in 2010 doing dental assisting. Because of her love and passion for the field, she advanced her career and earned her Associates in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College. She has a permit to administer local anesthesia. With more than seven years of experience, Paige is fully dedicated to provide the best quality care to patients and to continue her education, which will allow her to be knowledgeable about the latest technology and techniques. She will make it her priority to educate patients about how to maintain a good oral health and to avoid gum disease. With her soft spoken voice and genuine smile, she will make your dental experience as comfortable as possible. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, cooking and photography.
After 5 years of investing her time in the dental field as an assistant, Kayla knew right away dentistry is her love and passion. She decided to pursue the dental career one step further. With dedication and commitment for her patients, she graduated from Bristol Community College with a Dental Hygiene degree in 2018. Fully equipped with ample of knowledge and skills from dental assisting, Kayla truly shines as a hygienist. She has great interest in getting to know each and every one of her patients and helping them achieve optimal dental health. Kayla enjoys traveling, baking and spending time with family and her dog, Ollie.
Erin - Hygienist
After being a dental assistant for more than eight years, Erin decided to follow the footsteps of her grandmother and went to the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University in Boston. She did her clinical rotations at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and graduated Valedictorian in 2014. As a former tutor, she takes pride in educating her patients about their oral health and how to keep their smiles looking their best. Erin works well with anxious patients and makes it her priority that their visit are as comfortable as possible. She's originally from Wareham and enjoys horseback riding, attending concerts and painting.
Brittany knew very early on that she wanted a profession in dentistry to help people build up their confidence in their smiles. Committed to the field, she began her career at Greater New Bedford Vocational Tech High School studying dental assisting. After graduation and over ten years of working in dental offices as an assistant and front desk, she took one step further and graduated from Cape Cod Community College with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. Besides giving patients the best teeth cleaning experience, she will give advice on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums in order to prevent periodontal diseases. She is known to be one of the most energetic and friendliest hygienists in the office. Brittany loves spending time with her two boys, Mason and Hudson. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, spin class and watching Netflix series.
Amy graduated from Bristol Community College with her dental hygiene degree in 2010 along with a second degree in health science. With great amount of experience, Amy believes in the highest level of care for each of her patients. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and friends. Amy also enjoys the holiday seasons.
Tammy - Director of Operations
With an investment of more than twenty years in the dental field, Tammy is a true devoted and most experienced member in a multi-specialty dental setting working with numerous offices and staff. Presided as the director of operations, she is a visionary leader with outstanding expertise in helping offices grow to their true potential and ensuring all patients are treated with the utmost respect and best care possible. Using her analytical knowledge, she helps set goals and facilitates meetings between offices so day-to-day operations can be run smoothly and efficiently. She will provide support to doctors, resolve conflicts using her problem solving skills, develop a positive workforce and motivate team members to achieve one common goal of delivering optimum dental care to our patients. Tammy has three grown children, one of which is in the dental hygiene program at BCC. She loves hiking, traveling, baking and gardening.
Brooke - Regional Manager
With a strong background of science major and over ten years of clinical experience as a dental assistant and front desk, Brooke joined our practice in 2015 as an office manager. After five years of excellent work performance and full dedication to the team, she was promoted to become our regional manager, overseeing our three offices. She uses her relationship-building skills to help the company start up new, state-of-the-art offices and to also grow established ones. With exemplary entrepreneurial talent, she rises to new challenges of working with multiple office managers, coordinating in-practice visits, developing reviews and reports for recommendations that will ultimately give patients the best dental experience in all of our locations. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends and her dog, Troy. Brooke welcomes her first born daughter in 2017 named Tess, and she enjoys being a mom greatly!
Tarcilla- Office Manager
Tarcilla received her degree in Business Administration from Framingham State College. She joins Advanced Oakdale Dental as an office manager bringing with her more than seven years of customer service and business administrations. Besides directing and supervising daily operations for the practice, she is also responsible in carrying out its mission, vision and values in terms of high quality dentistry and patient-focus dental care. With her multi-lingual background in English, Portuguese and Spanish and her knowledge and professionalism in the field, patients are guaranteed to have all their questions answered before, during and after treatment. In her free time, Tarcilla enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and baby girl.
Abigail - Office Manager
Abi has been working as a dental office manager since 2013. To further her career, she currently studies Economics and Finance while working. Carried with her more than five years of experience, she joined our team to develop a professional and friendly working environment. She enjoys meeting new patients everyday and building long term relationship with them. Her main focus is making sure patients are confident in the decision making and comfortable with the financial arrangements for their next appointment. Abi is amiable and always smiles welcoming her next patient walking through the door. She enjoys spending time with her finance, family and pup Arya in her free time.
Courtney - Front desk
Dentistry has always been a familiar field for Courtney as she brought with her over ten years of experience both as an assistant and as an office manager when she joined our team. She is in charge of making sure patients' insurance is fully entered and explained so that they can understand their dental benefits. As a front desk, she goes above and beyond to address any patient's concerns and questions about anything. Her positive attitude and caring for everyone, both patients and her colleagues, have made her a strong team player. When not working, Courtney loves to spend time with her children and family and also to travel.
Taylor - Dental Assistant
With almost ten years being a dental assistant, Taylor is very knowledgeable with all dental procedures working with multiple doctors in different specialties. He is responsible for assisting doctors and providing patients with the highest quality of care so that the work is done efficiently and comfortably in the chair. With an easy going and gentle personality, he can answer any questions patients may have about their procedures or post operative instructions. Engaged with a son, he enjoys spending family time along with their dog. He likes to read, write, video games, hiking and paintball.
Nyasia - Assistant
Nyasia graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2015 and has been working in the dental field for more than five years. She is fully committed to her work and to her patients at all time. Rest assure she will give her patients the best care and compassion. She is currently in school to pursue dental hygiene degree to further her career in dentistry. Her hobbies include make-up, cooking and interior designing.
Alexina- Dental Assistant
Lexie graduated from Dental Assisting program at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School in 2012. She is Radiology, CPR and Osha Certified. Equipped with over six years of experience in the dental field, she makes it her priority to get to know the patients well so that their visit would be pleasant and comfortable, especially with her calming and caring nature. Lexie is great at multi tasking and staying organized. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and being outdoors.
Jackie - Dental Assistant
Growing up with a dental background of her mother being a dentist, Jackie has always surrounded herself with geat dental knowledge and experience. Originated from Lexington, MA, she never complains about her drive to our offices regardless of the distance and has always been enthusiastic coming to work. Patients enjoy making conversations with her due to her friendly and easy going personality. Her job is to make patients feel at ease in the operatory and assist doctors on all procedures. She loves running, swimming and hiking the White Mountains.