Our Team

When choosing a dentist, it is important to know about the people you are trusting with the care of your mouth. We’d like you to get to know our staff a little better by providing brief descriptions to familiarize yourself with their credentials and backgrounds.

Our doctors received their training and education from the most prestigious dental schools and institutions around the nation.
They are world class specialists in both cosmetic and general dentistry.

More and more dentists continue to join the CITIDental team dedicated to providing a seamless, personal, comfortable, and high quality experience for patients..
We truly believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of.

Many of our dentists are members of the following:


  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
  • And more…

 

She is a member of the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental society, Florida dental Association and Alpha Omega dental fraternity.

Dentists

Dr. Nathalie Gal, D.M.D.



Dr. Gal received her credentials upon graduating from Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Fort-Lauderdale, FL.

Her career was established practicing general and restorative dentistry in Florida.

In 2015, Dr. Gal joined the CITIDental team, already having treated patients with the most comfortable level of care. She is dedicated to helping patients enjoy a pleasant treatment experience with minimally invasive methods.

Dr. Gal carries with her an international pedigree, having been born in Israel and growing up in Paris. Regardless of language or culture, she believes smiles are universal.

The memberships of Dr. Gal include the American Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Facial Aesthetics, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.

During her free time, she travels and learns about new cultures.

Dr. Neela Gandhi, DMD

 

It was at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where Dr. Neela Gandhi received her DMD degree in 2006. Before her career at Tufts University, she earned her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree from University of Manchester, UK. In 1994, she practiced in Nairobi, Kenya and also worked as a clinical associate in the Craciofacial Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

In addition to treating patients, she also invests time in organized dentistry. In 2007-08, she was nominated in the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Leadership Institute program, resulting in her eventual selection as representative for Council on Membership for Metropolitan District Dental Society (MDDS), which she continues to chair. She also received the 2010 William McKenna Volunteer award from the Massachusetts Dental Society. Other accolades she holds include being a member of the District Reorganization task force, 150th MDS Anniversary task force, Guest board member and President of Charles River Dental Study club. She is also an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), American Dental Association, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and past President of the United India Association of New England.

In the office, Dr. Gandhi is passionate about all aspects of general dental care, including cosmetic and Invisalign services. She appreciates the satisfaction of providing comfort to her patients as they overcome their fear of dentistry and anticipate a brighter, healthier smile.

Dr. Gandhi was also honored by the Metropolitan Dental Society as the 18th recipient of the Robert L. Burke, DDS Memorial Volunteer Award in 2017.

Specialists

Colleen Shea, D.M.D, D.M.S.

Dr. Shea is a 1997 graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she received a Doctorate of Dental Medicine, a Certificate for Graduate Training in Periodontology, and in 2001 she received a Doctorate of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology. During her post-doctoral studies, she received the prestigious Dentist Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health and conducted research on bone metabolism at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Shea is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Her memberships include the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Shea specializes in all aspects of periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing, gingival grafts, periodontal surgery, and dental implants. She is passionate about educating her patients on the importance of periodontal health.

Khaled Seifelnaser, D.D.S.

Dr. Seifelnasr AKA “Dr.Safe” had an interesting diverse upbringing which allowed him to explore multiple parts of the world. He grew up in Greece, England and finally Egypt, where he completed his initial dental school training followed by a masters in endodontics. He then decided to reunite with his family in the United States and pursued an American dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. After that, he decided to specialize, once again in my favorite dental specialty which is endodontics. He obtained his certificate in endodontics as well as his masters from West Virginia University. Dr.Seifelnasr is married and is blessed with three beautiful children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing with his children and volunteering in schools to teach children how to take care of their teeth.

Dr.Seifelnasr’s passion for endodontics is because he believes that nothing could replace a patients original tooth, simply nature gave us something precious to look after and keep, his goal is to utilize our latest technological advancements and strongest scientific evidence to save his patients teeth and provide his patients with a pleasant and relaxing experience.

Hygienists

Stephanie McArdle, RDH

Stephanie received her degree in dental hygiene from the only dental hygiene school in the state of New Hampshire, NHTI Concords Community College. She also holds her permit to administer local anesthesia. Stephanie started her dental career in 2007 as a dental assistant. She is very personable and her chair side manner will make your dental experience an enjoyable one. She is currently an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Her interests outside of the office include running and spending time with family and friends.

Constance “Conni” Perry, RDH

R.D.H. Connie earned her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University in December 2014. She also has a permit to administer local anesthesia. Connie started working in the dental field in 2012 as a Dental Assistant before going to hygiene school. Connie is very passionate about providing the best care possible to make your dental experience as good as possible. She is committed to providing comprehensive individualized care and oral health education to her patients. She is dedicated to continuing her education allowing her to provide the highest level of care with the latest techniques and protocols.

Prior to entering the dental field Connie worked as an Exercise Physiologist and lacrosse coach after receiving her Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Fitchburg State University in 2011.

Connie grew up just north of Boston where she currently resides. In her free time she enjoys playing sports and spending time with her friends and family.

Erin Brady, RDH

Erin is originally from the Boston area. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene as well as her permit to administer local anesthesia from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Josephs College of Maine.

In addition to her experience as a Dental Hygienist, Erin has many years of experience working in the dental field. Her passion for this field gives her the ability to administer high quality dental care. Her kind and caring personality will make your dental visit a very pleasant experience.

In her spare time, Erin loves to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, swimming, skiing and cooking.

Rachel Prior, RDH

Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of New England in Portland, Maine. She also holds her license to administer local anesthesia. Rachel has a passion for learning about the dental field and is committed to making patients feel comfortable and confident in their smiles! In her spare time you can find her hiking & camping with her family, exploring beautiful Boston or cracking open a good book.

Nathalia Mota, RDH

Nathalia received her degree in Dental Hygiene and her permit to administer Local Anesthesia from Middlesex Community College in 2015. She graduated with Honors as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and was the recipient of the Dental Hygiene Award for Academic Excellence.

She enjoys all aspects of the profession, from getting to know her patients, to educating them on home care and overall oral health. She is very caring and strives to make your visit a pleasant experience.

Nathalia is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and spending time with friends and family.

Trisha Caruso, RDH

Trisha received her degree in dental hygiene from Mount Ida College in 2007. She also holds her license to administer local anesthesia. Prior to pursuing a career in dental hygiene, Trisha graduated the Northern Essex Community College dental assisting program in 2000. She enjoyed her years as a dental assistant and continues to remain current with her Dental Assisting National Board certification. Trisha is passionate about continuing education and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Trisha has a calm and comforting chairside manner and enjoys getting to know her patients and their needs individually. She is passionate about patient education and helping people understand the importance of their oral health.

When Trisha is not providing quality care to her patients she enjoys being a mom, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

Daniela Silva, RDH

Daniela earned her Bachelor’s degree from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University in December of 2014. She also holds her permit to administer local anesthesia. Daniela’s goal is to make her patients feel as comfortable as possible while in her chair.

She is very passionate on educating patients in the importance of good oral hygiene and is always excited to see their progress as time goes by. She is fluent in both English and Portuguese and is able to communicate with her patients in Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys to spend time out in the sun with her family and friends and is always exploring new places.

Jessica L. Dockrey, RDH, BSDH

Jessica received her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in 2015. She is licensed as a Hygienist as well as licensed to administer local anesthesia. She was the recipient of the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition Award in 2015 for her exemplary performance and compassion for patient care.

Prior to earning her degree as a Hygienist, Jessica was a Military Police Officer in the US Army and a Nuclear Security Systems Tester at various sites throughout the country.

When she is not providing award winning patient care, she can be found playing soccer for a women’s soccer league, traveling with her daughter, or hiking with her dog.

Office Managers

Pamela Martinez, Office Manager

Pam joined the CitiDental team in 2013 and brings over 4 years of dental assisting experience with her. She is Radiology Certified, CPR certified and Osha certified. She loves watching a patient smile transform and will make your visit a pleasant experience with her quiet, calming, nature. In her free time, she mentors the youth at her Church and loves spending time with her family.

Caryn Christian, Office Manager

Caryn joined citidental in April of 2015 bringing with her 8 years of experience in the dental field. She graduated from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010, with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She continued with her career In dentistry because she enjoys helping people have happy and healthy smiles. She specializes in helping patients understand and utilize their dental benefits to the fullest. Outside of work she enjoys watching the Bruins, spending time with friends, and especially her cat, Len.

Caitlyn Huynh, Office Manager

Caitlyn Joint CitiDental Team in 2015 she is an expert when it comes to dental insurance and she has been in the dentistry field for over 8 years. She enjoys everything she do from interacting with insurance companies to scheduling patients. “There are endless things to learn in the dental field, and I enjoy every moment of it and I hope to learn many more for many more years to come”.

Patient Coordinators

Zantia L. Martinez, Front Office

Zantia is one of the many friendly faces of CitiDental Brookline. She began working in the dental field in 2009. The experience has made her come to love the field of dentistry. She hopes to share and educate others on the importance of a healthy smile. Outside of work she spends her time getting to know the city of Boston as she just recently moved from New York. She looks forward to learning more about its history and of course all the go to spots of our city.

Yesenia “Jessie” Ortolaza, Patient Coordinator

Jessie graduated in Medical Assisting in 2006 but found working in dental customer service and wanting to make people smile was her passion. She is one of the many friendly faces of the CitiDental Boston team and is always ready to make your visit a positive one. Our patients can feel confident and relaxed knowing the care they receive is the finest possible. She enjoys country music and spending time with her family and friends.

Assistants

Catalina Gomes, Dental Assistant

Catalina joined the CitiDental team in 2012 and brings with her over 10 years of dental experience with her. She is certified in Radiology, CPR, and Osha Compliance. She brings a smile to each and every patient and makes their visit a wonderful one. She is a new mom to her first baby and loves spending time with her husband and son.

Jennifer Martinez, Dental Assistant

Jennifer has been a dental assistant for 4 years since graduating from The Everest Institute. She joined the CitiDental Boston team in 2012. “I can truly say that I love being a part of such a great practice . It is exciting for me to be with an office committed to providing the best and most up to date technology and services available to our patients. I not only enjoy dental assisting, but also getting to know our patients and making sure they have a pleasant visit”. On a more personal note, I enjoy living and having fun in this amazing city but I most enjoy my time with my family and friends, especially my beautiful daughter.

Paola Gomez, Dental Assistant

Paola has been with CitiDental since spring of 2015. She Completed her certification in Dental Assisting in 2013,and is Radiology, and CPR certified. Paola is passionate about the Dental field, and watching her patients leave CitiDental with a transformed smile is what she loves most about her job.

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