Dr. Rana Dabbagh grew up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and remained local for her undergraduate degree which she received from Worcester State University. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dabbagh loves to work with families and patients of all ages to help them achieve a healthy and confident smile! Dr. Dabbagh is a member of the American Dental Association. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of care and helping each patient to feel comfortable at the dentist. Outside of the office, Dr. Dabbagh enjoys reading, painting and spending time with her family.
Since 1994, Dr. Sam Alkhoury has been changing people’s lives by giving them straighter, healthier, and more confident smiles using the power of orthodontics. He loves the relationships he forms with his patients and takes pride in being able to provide completely personalized treatments that are as comfortable as they are effective. He looks forward to meeting and getting to know you, and you can learn a little more about him by reading on below.
Why did you decide to become an orthodontist?
As a teenager, Dr. Alkhoury’s sister needed braces, and he got to see firsthand how orthodontics was able to not only transform her smile, but her confidence as well. To hear him talk about it, he says his sister was a completely different person by the end of treatment because she felt so good about herself. He wanted to be able to help people in this same way, which is why he decided to become an orthodontist. More than 25 years into his career, he couldn’t be happier with his decision!
Where did you study dentistry?
After graduating with honors from Boston University with his dental degree, Dr. Alkhoury went on to complete a residency in Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the renowned New York University. Since finishing school, he has been awarded by the American Association of Orthodontists for the quality of service and care he provides for his patients. Today, he strives to stay up to date on the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques by maintaining memberships in the:
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontists
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Outside of the dental office, what do you like to do?
When he isn’t helping patients, Dr. Alkhoury likes to spend his free time relaxing with his family, traveling, and watching sports.
Originally from Florida, Dr. Bakr Amin moved north to attend Boston University for his undergraduate studies. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in biology, he went on to earn a Master of Arts in medical studies before completing his doctorate in dental medicine at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Amin’s love for working with children led him to pursue a certificate of advanced graduate studies in pediatric dentistry there as well. He is passionate about educating children on the value of taking care of their oral health while making visits to the dentist fun!
Dr. Amin is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. When he isn’t at the office caring for smiles, he loves cooking and trying new foods.
Dr. Derrick Tengco is a Tufts University School of Dental Medicine graduate who previously practiced in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Tengco traveled down south to earn his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami and Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University while soaking in the South Florida sun. Dr. Tengco eventually made his way back to the Northeast to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.
While attending Tufts, Dr. Tengco participated in many community health outreach programs volunteering his time at local VA homes and promoting oral health practices to elementary schools. In his free time, Dr. Tengco enjoys spending time with his family and cooking in the kitchen to one day be able to serve a proper Filipino dish that would make his grandparents proud.