The Doctors at Boston Dental
Dr. Maged el-Malecki – Dental Director
Smiling comes easily to Dr. Maged el-Malecki, a highly-experienced dentist who has transformed thousands of smiles for patients. With a genuine love for his craft, he continuously strives to fuse the power of art and technology to design beautiful smiles. Motivated by his passion for esthetics, Dr. el-Malecki channels his eye for symmetry and beauty into the cosmetic dentistry practice. His entire clinic is filled with the same enthusiasm, dedicated to redesigning smiles to uncover the natural artistry behind them.
A 2002 graduate of the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. el-Malecki is recognized
by the Leading Physicians of the World as one of the world’s top cosmetic dentists and was recently honored as a “Doctor of Excellence.” He is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, where he develops innovations in cosmetic dentistry and encourages the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care.
Dr. el-Malecki believes in the power of education and communication, sharing his expertise by teaching and guiding patients through the cosmetic dental process. Through his enlightening and positive approach, he has become a trusted source for information and comprehensive treatment. He works closely with an expert team of various dental specialists, enabling him to meet the unique goals and desires of each patient, while also addressing the health and function of their smiles. Dr. el-Malecki is certified in dentistry in Boston and in Dubai, where he works up to four times a year.
Laura Simon, DMD – Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Laura Simon graduated from Boston University in May 2006, with high honors. At graduation, Dr. Simon was elected to be a member in Omicron Kappa Upsilon by Lambda Mu Chapter. In addition, Dr. Simon was recognized by BU for outstanding achievement and excellence in patient and practice management.
Since graduation, Dr. Simon has been taken several courses in hands-on dental implant placement and restoration in NY’s Montefiore Hospital and at Engel’s institute, courses in esthetic and cosmetic dentistry and Digital Smile Design.
Dr. Simon’s passion lies in treating her patients in the gentlest way possible with the help of the latest technologies and improve the patients’ dental health, appearance and self-esteem by creating the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Laura Simon’s hobbies are skiing, playing tennis, cycling and cooking.
Monaf Alyassi, BDS, DMD, CAGS – Endodontics
Dr. Alyassi is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2002 and his Advanced Education Program in Endodontics in 2008. Dr. Alyassi is a welcome addition to the staff, providing patients specialized dental treatment right here at Boston Dental.
Vi T. Ngo, DMD – General Dentistry
Born and raised in California, Dr. Ngo earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ngo moved to New England, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. With her happy smile and gentle touch, Dr. Ngo strives to provide the best quality of care and the most comfortable dental experience to all her patients – both children and adults. Dr. Ngo is passionate about staying up to date with current techniques and technologies in dentistry and is always finding ways to further her training.
David Joey Chang, DMD – Oral Surgery
Dr. Chang is an Assistant Professor, Director of the pre-doctoral program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also an attending in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Tufts Medical Center. He has been on the faculty in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 2012. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed his Advanced Education Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Tufts Medical Center. His clinical interests include maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, obstructive sleep apnea and orthognathic surgery, and implant surgery.
Giac Dang, DMD – Periodontics
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 went to the 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 degree 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.
Shahrzad Khorashadi, DMD – Orthodontics
Dr. Khorashadi is a diplomat of American Board of Orthodontics and a graduate of Harvard School of Dental medicine (Cum Laude, in a special field). She completed her orthodontic specialty training at Tufts School of Dental medicine. Prior to pursuing orthodontic training, Dr. Khorashadi practiced general dentistry for children and adults and served as a part-time clinical instructor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine teaching clinic. She enjoys working with her patients and appreciates the art of creating a beautiful smile.
Dr. Khorashadi’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association. In her free time, she enjoys fine arts, traveling, hiking, playing the violin, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kelly Koch, DMD – General Dentistry
Dr. Kelly Koch was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She always knew she wanted to be a dentist from a young age as she loved how the field combined her passion for art and interest in the sciences. Dr. Koch attended the University of Michigan where she earned a B.S. in Biology, and continued to Boston where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2017.
It is Dr. Koch’s goal to make every patient feel comfortable while providing gentle, comprehensive care and helping them achieve their perfect smile. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Koch loves to cook and bake, play the piano and travel.
Heather Fang, DMD – General Dentistry
Dr. Heather Fang received an Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada and obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude. While attending BU, Dr. Fang volunteered her time as a teaching assistant and was recognized as ASDA Member of the Month for her work on the Health and Wellness committee. Dr. Fang is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Society, and attends a monthly Spear study club.
A former competitive figure skater, Dr. Fang now spends her time outside of the office skiing, golfing, and running.
Ariana Dela Cruz, DMD – General Dentistry
Dr. Ariana Dela Cruz received her undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She then decided to pursue a career in dentistry and moved to Boston where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Throughout dental school, Dr. Dela Cruz continued to embark on scientific research, representing BU through presentations at the American Association of Dental Research meetings and received multiple awards for her research work.
After graduation, Dr. Dela Cruz completed a one-year General Practice Residency in Dentistry at Tufts University, where she furthered her training in general dentistry and provided comprehensive dental care to a wide variety of patients, including those with complex medical and special needs. Dr. Dela Cruz strives to advance her dental education to benefit her patients through membership in the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Society.
Outside of the office, Dr. Dela Cruz enjoys traveling, cooking, and all forms of exercise including yoga, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding.
Daniel Oreadi, DMD – General Dentistry
Dr. Daniel Oreadi received his DMD degree from the Universidad Central of Venezuela where he grew up. Soon after he decided to return to his native country to pursue specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University which he completed in 2009. He then completed fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville in Head and Neck Oncologic and reconstructive Surgery and returned to Tufts University where he practices and teaches.
Dr. Oreadi obtained his DMD degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2013. He is a Board-Certified Oral Surgeon who practiced the full scope of the specialty. Dr. Oreadi is a well-known member of his specialty who has published multiple articles and book chapters. He is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Outside of the office, Dr. Oreadi’s passion is Soccer (Futbol), he continues to play and enjoys other activities such biking, climbing, skiing and pickleball