As conscientious and dedicated doctors, we do our best to put into practice the highest standands of the dental profession. Having a compassionate, personable, outgoing and capable dentist will provide you with unmatched patient care. We are committed to staying up to date with the latest dental techniques, are diligent in our work, and are focused on the details of your care. All this ensures that you and your family will have a fulfilling experience.
Since I was very young, I have had aspirations of becoming a dentist. It all started when at the age of five, I had a four hour long root canal procedure. Since I lived in the USSR there was NO anesthesia used and my mother couldn't even be by my side. Hearing my sobs of pain from the waiting room she lost consciousness shortly before I did. After that horrible experience, I vowed to never let that happen to anyone! At that moment my odd but well intentioned dream was born. I am proud to say that now my dream has become reality. This is an exciting time in my life and I want to share my passion for dentistry with you in our practice.
Dr. Dan Kazachkov attended Tufts School of Dental Medicine, one of the world's most renowned dental education programs. Dr. Dan also attained a Fellowship from the American Dental Implant Association and belongs to many accredited dental institutions. He takes extensive continuing education courses in esthetic and implantology dentistry, from luminaries such as Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. Lindsey Pankey, Dr.Arun Garg and Dr. Noshir Metah.
I am one of the lucky people that can say my career chose me! Dentistry was part of my life growing up with a father as a dentist and a sister as a dental hygienist. However, these were not the reasons why I chose my profession. At the age of four on a cold, snowy Wisconsin day, I had a sledding accident. The results were a lacerated tongue, loss of a baby tooth, and damage to an adult tooth. My dental treatment has spanned most of my life because of that one afternoon. As I grew older, I realized my passion for helping people who were not as lucky as I was to grow up in a dental family. This experience has given me empathy for those individuals who have experienced similar dental trauma or suffer from a dental fear. My goal is to perform painless dentistry and connect with my patients on a personal level to provide their desired care.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine gifted me an acceptance letter on my birthday. From the moment I moved to the east coast, I fell in love with the city of Boston and met my husband the first day of orientation week. Since graduating from dental school, I have proudly served as a Naval dental officer and in the process I have explored different states!
Some of my guilty pleasures include trying new restaurants, pilates, and spending time with my family and friends. To me, "family is where your heart lives, your memories exist, your laughter is plentiful, and your soul is safe." I am blessed to say that two of my best friends are my mother and my husband.
Having been a patient in the dental chair many times throughout my life, I understand that having a trustworthy dentist is extremely important. I have been through many dental procedures and I use those experiences to better explain and help patients understand the importance of oral health. Most importantly, I know that having "bad teeth" does not mean they are beyond repair! I am enthusiastic about giving my patients hope in the midst of the most grim circumstances.
I grew up in Toyko, Japan and moved across the globe to complete my undergraduate education at Brandeis University. After receiving my Bachelor's Degree in Biology, I realized my love for Boston was too great and began working at a research laboratory in Boston's Children's Hospital. I then attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine where I earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree and graduated magna cum laude. I have taken numerous continuing education courses in order to stay up-to-date on new and efficient dental procedures. I am also a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
When I am not practicing dentistry, I love to explore new and exciting places to eat. However, if the weather is nice, you can find me outdoors skiing or hiking.
I attended Quinsigamond Community College where I graduated president of my dental assisting class in 2013. I took all the necessary steps to become a certified dental assistant, including numerous board certifications. I can proudly say that I am a licensed dental assistant in the state of Massachusetts. My favorite part of being a dental assistant is the ever changing technology and the fast paced environment of the profession.
When I am not assisting, I enjoy spending time with my dog and family. I also love to travel.
I started working in the dental field three years ago as just a job while attending nursing school, but I did not realize I would find my true passion. I enjoy building relationships with my patients, explaining their treatment plan options and easing any fears they may have in regards to their dental treatment. Working with such a caring and professional group of people at Dental Arts of Westwood is my favorite part of being a financial coordinator. They have become like a second family to me.
I recently graduated with an Associate Degree in Science as a Registered Nurse from Bunker Hill College. I plan on incorporating the care and knowledge I have gained from my degree at Dental Arts of Westwood.
I was born and raised in Albania. Eleven years ago when I moved to Massachusetts, I quickly fell in love with the city and the people of Boston. I have an amazing three year old daughter who inspires me every day. Some of my interests outside of work include going to the beach, traveling, catching up with friends and spending time with my family.
After graduating from Blue Hills Regional High School in 2011, I attended the dental assisting program at Everest Institute College. I love being a dental assistant because I enjoy facing new challenges each and every day. I try to make sure all of my patients are in good spirits at the end of their visit with us.
Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. A few things that I am passionate about would include cooking, dancing and traveling. As long as you have a good group of people by your side, anything can be fun!
Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, I walked into the world of dentistry at the age of twenty-one and my knowledge and love for this profession has only intensified over the years. My favorite part of being a dental assistant is helping our patients feel welcome and comfortable throughout their visit. Dental Arts of Westwood has a diverse population of patients and I enjoy building relationships with each of them to better assist their concerns and give them a pleasurable experience.
Outside of assisting, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to travel and explore the outdoors. I also volunteer at food banks because I feel it is important to give back to ones' community.
You're welcome to visit our practice - we're convenient to Dedham, Norwood, Needham, and of course Westwood. Or, contact us by phone with any questions or concerns and we'll be happy to help any way we can. Dr. Dan was once very wary of dentistry and dentists, but he never let it scare him away from the chair, so much so that he sits to the right of a dental chair each and every day!
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