Our Caring, Professional Boston Team

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Our Caring, Professional Boston Team

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Steven Shapiro, DMD

Dental Director

Dr. Steven Shapiro is the Dental Director at Great Hill Boston and has been practicing Dentistry for over 10 years.

Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of McGill University School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his DMD. While at school, Dr. Shapiro was named the winner of the Canadian Dental Association’s President’s Award in recognition outstanding qualities in leadership, scholarship, character and humanity. He was awarded Gentle Dental Associate Dentist of the Year in 2009 and has since continued providing the best patient-care. Dr. Shapiro was also awarded Top Dentist by Boston Magazine in 2020.

Member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2019

While not in the office, Dr. Shapiro enjoys golfing, playing basketball, skiing, and spending time with his family at their residence in Needham.

Catherine J. Moshirfar, DMD

Periodontist

I am passionate about educating my patients about the health of their mouth. I chose to specialize in periodontology because it was the perfect mix of microbiology, education, and artistry. I really enjoy the day-to-day interactions with my patients. I try to maintain a comfortable yet upbeat environment where the focus is always on quality patient care.

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Certificate in Periodontology – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Member of:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

In my time outside of our practice, I enjoy traveling and kayaking, and I am learning how to golf.

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2017
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2018
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2019
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2020
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2021
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2022

Mahshid Bahadoran, DDS DMSC

Orthodontist

Dr. Bahadoran is a Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics, platinum plus Invisalign provider. She is also American board-certified dental sleep medicine. She earned her second doctorate in medical science (DMSc) in orthodontics specialty at Harvard school of dental medicine. She did Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) with Distinction and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a former faculty and lecturer at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Bahadoran is proficient in comprehensive adolescents and adult orthodontics with Invisalign, ceramic braces, Lingual braces, Brius, sleep apnea appliances, splint therapy for TMD treatment, accelerated orthodontics as well as phase I and phase II orthodontics treatment, interceptive for patients with mixed dentition, habit correction, and expansion.

Dr. Bahadoran is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2022

Qian Yang, DMD

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Yang graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD. He then went on to complete his Residency/Specialist training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard/Mass General Hospital. During this time he also attended Harvard Medical School and earned his MD. Prior to his clinical career, Dr. Yang earned his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Before moving to the US, Dr. Yang graduated from Peking University (China) with majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Economics.

Education

  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, DMD
  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • University of Michigan, PhD

Professional Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Society

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2020
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2021
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2022

Jose Colon, DMD

Periodontist

Dr. Jose Oscar Colon earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry. His education continued at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Master of Science in Dentistry in Oral Biology and his Certificate of Advanced graduate studies in Periodontology. Dr. Colon was awarded as the Best Periodontist in Puerto Rico in the 2015 Dentist Choice Awards.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de PR
  • Academy of Osseointegration

Dr. Colon volunteers his time as a local and international speaker in areas of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2021
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2022
Dr. David Buczak

David Buczak, DMD

Endodontist

Dr. David Buczak graduated Boston University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He then went on to attend Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine. After practicing for a few years, Dr. Buczak earned his Master of Science in Dentistry from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Dr. Buczak has contributed to various research cases in his continuing education of the field of Dentistry, including information to help patients deal with pre and post radiation therapy.

Education

  • Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, DMD
  • Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, CAGS in Endodontics

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

Awards & Honors

  • Boston Magazine Top Dentist, 2020
  • Upham’s Comer Health Center Award for Recognition of Service
  • MassHealth Access Program Award

Clark Smith, DMD

Orthodontist

Dr. Clark Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology and was the Valedictorian for the Department of Sociology. Dr. Smith then went on to continue his education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Cum Laude. In his free time, Dr. Smith dedicates his time to volunteering and giving back to his community. Dr. Smith is a member of various Orthodontic associations, including the American Association of Orthodontics.

Education

  • Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, DMD
  • Brigham Young University, BS

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Orthodontics

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2018
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2020

Dr. Christine Ambrose, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Christine Ambrose has been a dentist in the greater Boston area for more than 15 years. Dr. Ambrose received her Bachelor of Science at Cornell University earning a degree in Biological Engineering and she completed her DMD and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

Following residency, Dr. Ambrose has practiced in Gentle Dental of Braintree, Newton Wellesley Dental Group, and worked at the VA Hospital where she helped to rehabilitate veterans’ dental needs and served as an attending for Harvard Dental School residents and externs. Dr. Ambrose believes in creating an environment where all patients feel welcome and brings a tailored approach to address each patient’s unique dental needs.

Dr. Ambrose is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation, and Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her three children, playing the cello, and learning tennis.

Dr. Padideh Alizadeh, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Padideh Alizadeh is a graduate of the prestigious Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she earned her DMD. Dr. Alizadeh has experience with pediatric dentistry including sealants, extractions, and restorations. She has completed certifications in Invisalign and Nitrous and works with some of the most advanced dental technology available including CBCT. Dr. Alizadeh is a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA)

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Dr. Joseph Pierse, DMD

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon and Prosthodontist

Dr. Joseph Pierse currently holds the rare distinction of both an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Prosthodontist with about 20 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Pierse attended Hofstra University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Master of Arts in Molecular Biology. Dr. Pierse went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

To further his education, he studied Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery. He was awarded the American Prosthodontics Society Scholarship Award from Tufts University which led him to earn a Certificate in Prosthodontics at New York Hospital Queens (New York-Presbyterian), an affiliate of Weill Medical College Cornell University. He then earned a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, another affiliate of Weill Medical College Cornell University.

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Dr. Katelyn Hagood, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Katelyn Hagood was born and raised in a town outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan and a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Dentistry (Go Blue!). She is a graduate of general practice residency at the University of Toledo, where she also attended undergraduate. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Hagood believes education is a key element of oral health.

When not practicing and learning more about dentistry, she can be found on the golf course, indulged in a good book, or throwing pottery on the wheel.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions or wish to book an appointment.

Phone: 
(617) 713-3701

Email:
obcinfo@greathilldental.com

Address:
1610 Tremont St. Boston
One Brigham Circle on the Green E Line
Boston, MA 02120

Hours:
Mon: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Tues: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Wed: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Thurs: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Great Hill Dental Locations

BOSTON

1610 Tremont St.,
Boston MA, 02120

SOMERVILLE

20 Holland St., Suite #400,
Somerville, MA, 02144

PEABODY

39 Cross St., Suite 307,
Peabody, MA, 01960

BRAINTREE

100 Grossman Dr., Suite 210,
Braintree, MA, 02184

CHELMSFORD

122 Chelmsford St.,
Chelmsford, MA, 01824

NEWTON

188 Needham St.,
Newton, MA, 02464