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Dr. Roland E. Vanaria, DDS

[General & Cosmetic dentist]

Dr. Roland E. Vanaria DDS is a General & Cosmetic Dentist for Newton Dentistry. Dr. Vanaria believes their patients, both old and new, deserve a standard of excellence in every aspect of their dental care. Dr. Roland Vanaria offer services ranging from yearly checkups, bridges and crowns, to teeth whitening and emergency dental procedures. Dr. Roland completed his residency at the Abington Memorial Hospital and then practiced prosthodontics for five years in Philadelphia. A native of Waltham and attended public school there. Dr. Roland Vanaria received his Bachelor's degree cum laude from Suffolk University and his DDS degree from Georgetown University. He earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and was awarded the certificate of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Roland Vanaria serves as a faculty at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for twenty-seven years, and is presently Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics at The Tufts School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Yoon Ji Jang, DDS

[General & Family Dentist]

Dr. Yoon Ji Jang, DDS (Dr. Jang) is a Board Certified General Dentist at Newton Dentistry.  Dr. Jang majored in Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology (BS) from the University of Washington in Seattle. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. During her time at the University of Michigan, Dr. Jang was involved in research on topical fluoride applications in dental school clinic. As Dr. Jang has been treating patients of all ages, she understands different needs for each patient. Dr. Jang practices all aspects of general and family dentistry, including restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Jang is certified in nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation. She is a member of American Dental Association (ADA) and Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). Dr. Jang strives to provide the highest quality of care, tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals.

Dr. Annie Amsalem

[Periodontist & Dental Implant Specialist]

Dr. Annie M. Amsalem, DDS, MSc is a Periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist at Newton Dentistry. Dr. Annie Amsalem was born in Africa, raised in Paris and received her dental degree from Ecole Garancière (Paris VII) with honors in 1975. Dr. Annie (or Dr. Amsalem) joined our staff in 2004. She completed her advanced postdoctoral training at the Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, where she received her specialty certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science Degree with outstanding academic achievement in 1978. Returning to Paris upon graduation, Dr. Amsalem practiced quite successfully in her private practice until 1991, when she made the decision to return to Boston. Dr. Annie is trained in all aspects of periodontics, including gingival grafting for recession, crown lengthening procedures, pocket reduction therapies for periodontal disease, extractions, socket preservation with bone grafting, ridge augmentation to prepare areas for dental implants and multiple types of dental implants.