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.
Sara Ghassemi, DMD, CAGS – Orthodontics
Dr. Ghassemi specializes in orthodontics, with an emphasis on early treatment for children and Invisalign for teenagers and adults. She graduated from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2005 and received her certificate of advanced graduate study in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine in 2008. Dr. Ghassemi is a dual-licensed specialist in both Massachusetts and California and lectures continuing education courses at Boston University and Tufts University school of Dental Medicine. She is also a proud alumnus of the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA.
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.
Lindsey Nowland, DMD – General Dentistry
Dr. Lindsey Nowland was born and raised in south Florida, where she earned her bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry at Nova Southeastern University while playing NCAA soccer. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Boston University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and as the class Valedictorian. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the Omega Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and received The Academy of General Dentistry Award. Dr. Nowland recognizes the unique position of trust that dentists hold, and strives to provide high quality care in a warm and comfortable manner. She keeps up to date and continues learning by taking continuing education courses as often as possible. When she isn’t practicing dentistry she loves to cook, garden, and travel the world with her husband.
David Joey Chang – 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.
Tina Giannacopoulos, DMD – General Dentistry
Dr. Giannacopoulos received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University in 2015, Summa Cum Laude, and was also an inductee to the OKU Honor Society. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, where she was as Academic All-Canadian playing varsity soccer. Dr. Giannacopoulos is affiliated with the Massachusetts Dental Society and American Dental Association. Dr. Giannacopoulos believes that her compassion and great interpersonal skills establish strong relationships, which ensure that patients receive great comprehensive dental care. Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking and playing sports.
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.