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. Dr. Do was one of the 25 candidates in the country who was accepted into this advanced program. There he earned Chancellor’s Non-Resident BA/DDS Scholarship for six consecutive years, finalist for table clinic competition, and American Academy of Dental Practice Administration; recognition for excellence and academic achievement during dental education in dental practice administration. After graduation, Dr. Do was accepted into a prestigious general dental residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New Jersey where he became a chief resident in the program. Dr. Do was trained with the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry, advanced medicine, and complicated full mouth reconstruction under world renowned doctors. Dr. Do enjoys treating patients and taking care of them like family. 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.
Cassandra Nguyen, DMD
Dr. Cassandra Nguyen has deep root 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. Throughout her dental career, Dr. Nguyen delivered free dental care to the special needs patients at Fernald Development Center, the underserved population at Neighborhood Health Center, nursing home residents at Laboure Center and also children from the Quincy Elementary School. Dr. Nguyen had previously worked in California with an emphasis in cosmetic. Grew up in Milton, MA, Dr. Nguyen ultimately settled down in Westwood, Massachusetts and does a wide range of dentistry, from comprehensive to cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Nguyen is known to have a very positive attitude and compassion for dentistry. She 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. Dr. Nguyen will deliver highest quality dentistry to you as if you are one of her family members. Dr. Nguyen is an active member of Massachusetts Dental Society, American Dental Association, South Shore Dental Association. Her hobbies include traveling, dining, writing and home decorating.
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.
Rooz Kashefi, DMD
Dr. Roozbeh (Rooz) Kashefi attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where received his DMD degree. He then completed his general practice residency at The University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals where he performed dentistry on wide range of patients. Throughout his career he has been involved with humanitarian and community dentistry. His clinical interests include general family dentistry, microdentistry, and hospital dentistry.
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.
As a recent addition to our team, Amanda has more than twelve years of experience in the dental field starting as an assistant in 2004. In 2012 Amanda graduated as president of her class from the Dental Hygiene program at BCC. In 2015 she fulfilled the requirements to become a Public Health Hygienist. She knew from a young age that dental was her calling. With a true passion for the career, she makes sure each patient is treated with high standard of care and all questions relating to gum’s disease, prevention and treatments are answered. Because of her enthusiasm and amiable personality, both her colleagues enjoy working with her and patients look forward to their six month check up. She enjoys spending her free time with her family outdoors if possible.
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.
Christine - Hygienist
Christine started working in the dental field as a Certified Dental Assistant for twelve years before she graduated from Bristol Community College as a Registered Hygienist. She holds a permit to administer local anesthesia. With her immense clinical experience in the field, she is very thorough in educating her patients the meaning of gum disease and its prevention and treatments. Maintaining patients' oral health is her top priority. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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Tarcilla- Office Manager/ Team Leader
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.
Brooke- Office Manager
With a strong background of science major and over seven years of clinical experience as a dental assistant and front desk, Brooke joined our Advanced Mansfield Dental in 2015 and takes on her new role as an office manager. She directs and supervises the office’s daily activities. She also coordinates patient’s treatment plans and helps them understand their insurance benefits so that patients can make decisions with confidence. Brooke holds high work ethics alongside with her vibrant personality. 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!
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.
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.
Amanda- Dental Assistant
Amanda graduated from Blackstone Dental Assistant School in 2011 with Radiology, CPR and Osha certifications. Bringing with her over seven years of dental experience, she is one of our top qualified assistants with great enthusiasm and love for the field. She is very attentive to our patients' concern and makes every effort to ease their worries and anxiety. She thinks outside the box and is a quick problem solver, a skill which is respected by many of her peers. Armed with great dental knowledge, she is an excellent liaison between doctors and patients. Besides working, Amanda likes to spend time with her son, family and friends.
Joceyln- Dental Assistant
Jocelyn graduated from Massasoit Dental Assisting program in 2013. Because of her talent to be able to multitask, she joins Advanced Mansfield Dental as an assistant and also as a front desk. Her valuable versatility helps the practice greatly not only in making patients feel comfortable in the chair but also facilitating patient-office interactions such as scheduling, treatment planning and financial arrangements. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys listening to country music, especially Taylor Swift and walking her dog, Molly.
Jillian – Dental Assistant
Jillian graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in 2012 and has been working in the dental field for more than six years. Extensively trained, she is one of our strong dental assistants. She is fully committed to her work and to her patients at all time. Commuting from Providence, RI, she has always been on time and takes her job seriously. Rest assure she will give her patients the best care and compassion. She is devoted to her patients as much as her own three children at home. Her hobbies include couponing and taking her kids out.