Dr. Marjan Askari graduated summa cum laude with a DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was top of her class of 180 students. She thereafter completed her specialty training in Orthodontics together with a MS degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Askari is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Askari’s professional memberships include: Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Dental Honor Fraternity, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. She is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University, the co-founder of the nasoalveolar molding (NAM) component of the cleft palate team, and the Director of Orthodontics at the Holyoke Health Center, providing orthodontic care to the underserved population in Massachusetts. She is a member of the cleft lip and palate team at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. In her spare time, she enjoys recreational time with her family, doing yoga, playing the piano, and painting.
Dr. Yang earned her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She also received a Master of Science in psychology from Columbia University. Her compassion, diverse cultural background, and bilingual fluency and extrovert personality allow her to create amazing relationships with her patients. Besides, she is also a partner at Overseas Students Service Corp. She was selected for the list of 2018 American Chinese 30 under 30.
Dr. Ruoxi Dai obtained her DMD degree with high honor from Advanced Standing Program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She also holds a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Dentistry (top five dental schools in the world according to QS ranking). She was awarded The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and MPH International Scholarship from Johns Hopkins University for her outstanding academic performance.
Dr. Ruoxi’s clinical work involves mainly restorative and prosthodontic work. She is also an active researcher in restorative dentistry and dental public health. Up to date, she has published 9 scientific papers as the first/corresponding author in top peer reviewed journals (e.g. Journal of Dentistry, Oral Diseases) with 105 citations according to google scholar. She is an active member in the International Association of Dental Research (IADR).
Dr. Ruoxi speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.
Dr. Stanley Alexander is Board Certified by both, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics. He received his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, and his specialty certificate in orthodontics from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Alexander is the former Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Distinguished Service Professor, and the founder of the postdoctoral program in Orthodontics at Stony Brook University, New York where he served for 28 years. He is also the former Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University – School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Alexander is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has written over 70 published manuscripts on research topics in dentistry including treatment in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Alexander has two children and two grandchildren living in New York. During his spare time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, reading, and paleontology.
Dr. Livshin immigrated to the United States in 1978 from St. Petersburg, Russia. After growing up in Brookline, MA, Dr. Livshin went on to Boston University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree. He enrolled at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he received his DMD. Then, Dr. Livshin dedicated his dental expertise and his life to the United States Air Force. There, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington DC. With this program, he received hands-on experience in complex dental restorative procedures, dental implants, root canal therapy, impacted wisdom teeth extractions, cosmetic procedures, migraine/myofacial pain therapy, and IV and oral sedation dentistry.
Since then, Dr. Livshin continues to refine his education. He explores advances in the safe and effective use of oral and intravenous sedation for fearful patients who desire and need general, cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is committed to helping people with severe anxiety who have neglected their teeth for years. “Too many people live with pain, the inability to chew, and embarrassing teeth because they are terrified of the dentist and I want to provide these patients with access to care they need and deserve,” he says.
Siobhian Sprott, DDS, MPA is the director of Pediatric Dentistry at Franciscan Children’s Hospital. She received Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellow 2020-2021 from Harvard Medical School. She was Chief Resident in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Previously, she worked as a general dentist in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia for 10 years. Dr. Sprott strives to make public health an integral part of her clinical practice; she has a strong motivation for understanding oral health care delivery from an organizational management perspective that engages the community. She has been affiliated with the DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition, an alliance that strives to improve oral health access and care for children in Washington, DC. Dr. Sprott received her dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2008 and completed her residency in general dentistry at Howard University Hospital in 2009. She also earned both her BS and Master of Public Administration degrees from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA, in 2002 and 2004 respectively.