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Meet Our Dental Team – Milton, MA

A Familiar Team You Can Trust

Some of our dental team members have been on staff for decades, meaning they have plenty of experience in answering dental questions, helping frightened patients feel more comfortable, and finding ways to make each visit an enjoyable experience. We hope you’ll take the time to review the information on this page and learn more about the wonderful individuals on our staff before you give us a call for your next appointment.

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Dr. Mays Al-Saffar

Milton dentist Mays Al-Saffar, DMD

Dr. Al-Saffar says that there is nothing better than changing the life of a patient by giving them a smile that no longer causes them pain or embarrassment. She has seen people’s personalities completely blossom in the chair thanks to their renewed confidence, and she strives to deliver these types of results to every patient.

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Dr. Andrew Luccio

Milton dentist Doctor Andrew Luccio

Dr. Luccio has a degree in biology from the University of Richmond, and he attended the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for his dental degree. After graduating, he was given the American Academy of Periodontology’s Achievement Award for academic and clinical excellence.

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Dr. William Herr

Milton dentist Doctor William Herr

Dr. Herr attended The Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s in microbiology, and he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He went on to complete a yearlong clerkship focused on dental implant prosthodontics and oral surgery.

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Dr. Justin Cifuni

Milton dentist Doctor Justin Cifuni

Having attained Diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Cifuni is one of the most elite upper echelons of specialists in the field of periodontics and dental implant dentistry across the United States. He is a board-certified periodontist who specializes in dental implant surgery, various laser therapies, and hard and soft tissue regeneration. Over the years, he’s performed thousands of implant procedures and tooth extractions, and our team is ecstatic to bring his particular set of skills and expertise to our patients. Keep reading to learn more about his background and training.

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Dr. Rania Arif

Milton dentist Doctor Rania Arif

Dr. Rania Arif earned her dental degree from Western University of Health Sciences after graduating from the University of California, Davis. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Arif is constantly expanding her knowledge and continuing education through organizations like Spear Education, RipeGlobal, Phelan Dental Seminars, Stribe, and Boston University. She has dedicated herself to fully customizing her approach to each patient to help them feel right at home while she provides fully personalized care.

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Susan – Office Manager

Dental patient coordinator Susan

Susan has been with our practice for over 10 years. She has been in the dental field for over 40 years. She is a graduate of the Northeastern University dental assisting program, completing her studies there in 1978. Susan keeps our dental office running smoothly and helps each patient have a pleasant experience.

In her free time, Susan enjoys camping and boating. She is married with two sons. Her older son is serving in the Navy, and the younger son is serving in the Air Force. She and her spouse are so proud of their sons and their choice to serve their country.

“We are a family-based dental practice. I love watching the young ones grow and having first and second-generation patients.” — Susan

Deborah – Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Deborah

Deborah has been with our team for over 20 years. She received her education at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and Northeastern University.

When not at work, Deborah enjoys tennis, fitness, entertaining and traveling.

“I enjoy what I do and the connection I share with my patients. I’ve been with this practice for many years, and I think it helps patients to see a friendly and familiar face. I try to put my patients at ease, and I look forward to seeing them. I work with a great group of people and do my best to help out where I’m needed when I can.” — Deborah

Italia – Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Italia

Italia is a Massachusetts native, so she chose to complete her studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In addition to earning her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, she has more than three years of experience working in the dental field. Now, her favorite part of her job is meeting new people and building stronger relationships with her existing patients.

Italia has a loving group of friends and family, and she loves spending as much time as she can with them outside the office. When asked to share something interesting about herself, she said, “One thing about me is I enjoy helping patients lead healthier lives!”

Cindy – Administration Coordinator

Certified Dental Assistant Mimose

Originally from Dorchester, Cindy has a background in dental assisting! Plus, she studied at Bay State College, she is CPR certified, and she has more than five years of experience in the dental field. When she was asked what she likes most about her job, she said that it’s helping patients! Being a part of their treatment and seeing their smile in the end makes her job extremely rewarding.

When Cindy isn’t at our office, she enjoys spending her time working out, hiking, taking long car rides, and going on spontaneous adventures. She also loves dancing!

Taven – Dental Assistant

With nearly a decade of experience in the field of dentistry, Taven loves helping others achieve their best smiles while also working alongside a fantastic team. He feels fulfilled in having the opportunity to impact our patients’ lives by improving their pearly whites and he appreciates the energy and collaboration between his coworkers. He studied at Mount Wachusett Community College and earned his dental assisting certification, and he’s constantly ready to expand his expertise.

Away from the office, Taven loves being with his family and friends. He also enjoys working out, exploring different nutritious recipes, going on hikes and doing other outdoor activities, and spending time with loved ones while exploring new places. One fun fact about him: he loves creating meaningful relationships and treasures his ability to connect with others.

Emily - Dental Assistant

Although Emily is relatively new to our team, she has an impressive 5+ years of experience in the dental field. Plus, she attended Lincoln Tech for Dental Assisting, maintained a spot on the honor roll throughout her education, and completed continuing education on CEREC® and Invisalign! For her, the best thing about being a dental assistant is helping patients feel comfortable at the dentist.

As for life outside the office, Emily likes reading, hanging out with friends, and walking around Castle Island. She also loves to travel and has a goal of experiencing a new culture or country each year!

Jessica – Office Manager

Originating from Randolph, Jessica has well over a decade of experience working in the dental field. As our office manager, she enjoys interacting with patients and having the opportunity to provide a positive, lasting impact on their oral health. She attended Quincy College before studying at Boston University for her radiology certification. Her career began as a dental assistant and she underwent countless hours of continuing education, receiving multiple certifications in various areas, including dental management.

If you don’t find her at the office, Jessica is with her husband and their three beautiful children. Other than dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling to new places for adventure. One amazing fact about her: she’s multilingual, being able to speak English, Arabic, and French!