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Meet The Team

Jenny Chang
DMD, DMSc

Dr. Jenny Chang is a Prosthodontist and Founder and CEO of Chang Dental Group. A specialist in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth, Dr. Chang has expertise in restoring optimum appearance and function to her patients’ smiles. She has advanced training in esthetic procedures, dental implants, oral plastic and reconstructive surgery, TMD disorders, traumatic injuries to the mouth, congenital anomalies, sleep apnea treatment, and oral cancer reconstruction. She has earned a strong reputation for excellence by providing individualized care with state-of-the-art techniques that combine both form and function to design a smile. With her extensive research in esthetics in conjunction with her vast clinical work, Dr. Chang understands the art of creating a beautiful smile and functional results.

Dr. Chang graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Dental School of Dental Medicine. She continued her education and received her degree in Prosthodontics from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2002, she opened the doors to her practice in Natick, specializing in comprehensive care, dental implants, and high-end esthetic dentistry. Dr. Chang’s reputation quickly grew, as many dentists trust her to treat their patients who require specialized care. In 2012, Dr. Chang’s expanding practice relocated to the world-class International Place of Boston’s historic Financial District.

Dr. Jenny Chang is the recipient of the prestigious Dentist Scientist Award from the National Institute of Health from 1997-2000. She was part of the Faculty at Harvard University for 16 years and has been a lecturer on implant dentistry.

In her free time, Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with her two daughters. She has also just completed her first triathlon and looks forward to continuing her training.

Tijana Stijacic
DMD, MSD

Dr. Stijacic earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Microbiology from the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada in 2004. She then continued on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from University of Manitoba in 2008, where she was awarded the University Gold Medal for her standing at the top of the graduating class at university level. She engaged in full-time private practice as a general dentist in Winnipeg, MB, Canada for two years. Afterwards she moved to Seattle, WA where she pursued an additional three years of intense training required to receive her certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree from the University of Washington in 2013. Upon completion of her program, she relocated to Houston, TX where she engaged in full-time private practice and part-time teaching at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. She specializes in procedures such as dental implants, veneers, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Stijacic also offers general dental services and is fully committed to the health and well-being of each individual patient.

Dr. Stijacic is a recipient of multiple awards within the dental community, including the International College of Dentists Scholarship, Canadian Dental Association President’s Award, American Association of Oral Biologists Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy Annual Scholarship Award and the Eaton Award for Excellence. Aside from private practice, Dr. Stijacic is a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and continues her involvement in dental research.

Frank A. Facella
DDS

Office Founder Dr. Facella has been a practicing dentist in the Metrowest area since 1983. A graduate of Boston College and Georgetown School of Dentistry, he has maintained a successful practice in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Facella is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and a member of the Seattle Study Club (Boston Chapter).

Colleen M. Shea
DMD

Dr. Colleen Shea is a dentist who is Board Certified in the specialty of Periodontics, the field of dentistry that treats the gingiva (gums) and bone that support the teeth. Dr. Shea believes that every patient should be educated in what is happening around their teeth and gums. She understands that an educated patient is one that will make the best choices for his or her own dental needs. That is why Dr. Shea will take the time to explain what is happening in your mouth and what you can do to make things better, both at home and through treatment in the dental office.

Dr. Shea’s warm and caring nature will set you at ease as you move forward with the best possible treatment for you. Dr. Shea specializes in all aspects of periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing, gingival grafts, periodontal surgery, and dental implants.

Dr. Shea received her DMD at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1997 and also continued her post-doctoral training at Harvard, receiving a Certificate in Periodontics and a Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc) in Oral Biology in 2001. During her post-doctoral studies, Dr. Shea was honored to receive 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 a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Massachusetts Periodontal Society.

Norman Lee
DMD

Dr. Lee is a surgical specialist in the field of Periodontology and performs Oral Implantology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology; one of the highest recognitions of achievement by his specialty.

Dr. Lee specializes in traditional periodontal procedures and dental implants. Dr. Lee is trained in the most current techniques including: guided tissue regeneration, guided bone regeneration, internal and external sinus lift procedures, soft tissue aesthetics, and periodontal grafting. Research is in progress for the publication of an article in advanced aesthetics: “Peri-implant Reconstruction at Stage II Implant Surgery with Palatal Pedicle, Modified Tunnel, Tuck-and-Roll Technique Using UCLA Abutment: A Case Report”.

Dr. Lee has acquired significant education and professional expertise. Educational achievements include: Doctor of Dental Medicine (2002), Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Ma; Certificate in Periodontology (2006), Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Ma; and yearly continuing education certifications.

As a resident of Tufts Dental School of Medicine, Department of Postgraduate Periodontology, Dr. Lee has taught pre-doctoral students as part of his training. In addition, he has held a leadership position as the Curriculum Committee Representative for Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Undergraduate program (1998 to 2000).

Among his professional memberships, Dr. Lee lists: the American Academy of Periodontology, The Massachusetts Periodontal Society, The American Dental Association, The Massachusetts Dental Society, The Valley District Dental Society, Hampshire Dental Society, and the Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity.

Rachele Luciano
DMD

Dr. Rachele Luciano is a Board Certified Endodontist who received her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from McGill University. Following dental school, she completed a 2 year General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital where she was Chief Resident. She then pursued her passion for endodontics and trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she obtained her Specialty Certificate in Endodontics in 2011.

Her primary goal as a root canal specialist is to provide the highest level of care while making her patients feel comfortable and at ease. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Board of Endodontics and the College of Diplomates. She also serves as a board member for the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Luciano has lectured at numerous dental study clubs and conferences, including the American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting. She is fluent in English, French and Italian, enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling and spending time with her husband and family.

John Govostes
DMD

Dr. Govostes received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire and then went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he received his dental degree (DMD) and then later his specialty training in Periodontology. Dr. Govostes is a Board Certified Periodontist.

Dr. Govostes limits his clinical practice to the field of Periodontics, which focuses on patient education, the preservation of teeth through various non-surgical and surgical therapy modalities in the treatment of gum diseases (periodontitis), as well as implant dentistry and the treatment of other oral pathologic conditions associated with the mouth. The various services he offers include, but are not limited to: reduction of gingival pocketing, cosmetic correction of recession and reconstruction with various gum grafting techniques, removal of hopeless teeth, replacement of missing or hopeless teeth with dental implants, as well as the augmentation of bone which is often needed for future dental implant placement.

Dr. Govostes is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Massachusetts Society of Periodontics, the Massachusetts Dental Society, as well as a member of Delta Sigma Delta organization which is an International Dental Fraternity. Dr. Govostes has served the public by working in community dental clinics in Colorado as well as volunteering for dental missions to Quito, Ecuador where he treated an underprivileged community. He also serves as a guest lecturer at the Yankee Dental Convention in Boston, MA Dr. Govostes concerns himself with his patient’s comfort, relaxation, and education as well as the quality of care he provides.

Michelle Chou
DDS, MPH, DMedSc

Dr. Michelle Yuching Chou is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and faculty member in Developmental Biology and Orthodontics at Harvard University. She received her dental degree from New York University, where she graduated with honors in orthodontics and in research. She was also bestowed with the FD Weiss Certificate for highest scholastic achievement, the Botkin Memorial Award for outstanding achievements in orthodontics, and the Rudner Memorial Award for superior performance in comprehensive clinical care. Dr. Chou was also inducted into the National Dental Honor Society (OKU). Dr. Chou received a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and accomplished postdoctoral orthodontic specialty training and received her Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology from Harvard University.

Dr. Chou is passionate about scientific research and dental education. She presented her research results at the 2012 and 2015 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session, the 2012 Symposium in Translational Orthodontic Research, and 2015 IADR/AADR General Session. Her research work has led to several publications and invited lectures. One of her recent publications has featured on the cover of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and was selected as the “Article of the Month” by the Journal. Dr. Chou has been involved with academic instruction of residents and dental students at both NYU and Harvard. In addition to her passion for orthodontics, science and teaching, Dr. Chou is an accomplished classical pianist and orchestra conductor.

Medha Singh
BDS, DMD, MS

Dr. Singh is a Board Certified Periodontist with 13 years of experience. She received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Government Dental College and Hospital, Maharishi Dayanand University in India and her Master of Science as well as her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Singh is the secretary of the Periodontics Section of American Dental Education Association from 2009 to 2010 and a chair-elect of the Periodontics Section of American Dental Education Association from 2010 to 2011.

Dr. Singh has a nitrous permit and is comfortable in performing all types of periodontal surgeries including dental implants, bone grafting, osseous surgery, crown lengthening and soft tissue grafting. She is also able to perform third molar extraction under nitrous, oral surgery and performing periodontal treatment to pediatric patients and patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Singh was actively involved in Dental Honor Societies from 2008 to 2012 and currently is residing in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Ourania Vitsas
DMD

Dr. Vitsas received her Bachelor of Science from Suffolk University in 2008 and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University in 2015. While at Tufts, Dr. Vitsas took part in many dental volunteering events as a member of the Smile Squad. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is building relationships with her patients and making a difference in their smiles and lives.

Dr. Vitsas is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, and Massachusetts Dental Society. She stays up to date with the latest advances in dentistry through continuing education courses. Her favorite procedures include esthetic dentistry and Invisalign.

Dr. Vitsas is a native Bostonian and loves all Boston sports. She currently resides in Everett, MA with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Alla Babakahnov
RDH

Alla has had a long journey in the dental field and she takes pride in working for Dr. Jenny Chang and her team. She takes a unique approach to dentistry, recognizing that the patient’s needs come first, and that the health of the mouth is connected to the health of the entire body.
Her main goal is to educate patients, to increase their dental awareness and to help them keep the healthy smile. And for that she has all the patience in the world, no patient would leave her operatory room with unanswered questions.

In her spare time she enjoys going for a long walk, or catching up on an interesting book.

Maria Gallant
RDH

Maria earned her Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College. She also holds a Doctorate degree in Dentistry from Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic. Maria is a registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Massachusetts. She is passionate about the Dentistry field and her work. Maria is always proactively seeking to provide the best service to the patients and to be a great support to her colleagues. Her goal is to actively promote a safe and comfortable environment for every patient by ensuring everything is running well.

Maria was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She is fluent in Spanish, giving her the opportunity to help patients that might encounter language barriers. As the mother of two boys, she enjoys going on adventures like camping, traveling and biking with her family.

Inna Lyutkevich
RDH

Inna Lyutkevich sees the increasing awareness of oral health care issues and recognizes that Dental Hygiene is one of the most valued and fastest growing professions in the USA. Being in dentistry for almost 20 years, Inna can finally say that with Chang Dental Group, she is now working with a team of people who make the impossible possible with the motto “If you can dream it, we can make it.”

Inna loves a great smile, has great compassion and has good interpersonal skills. As a detail-oriented person, she has a great eye for perfect symmetry and proportion. Once her instruments touch your mouth, they just start singing a song. You will definitely feel safe and well taken care of in her hands. As a teenager she was one of the top 3 finalists for the Russia Math Olympics. Inna is also our Director of Finances here at Chang Dental Group.

Jayne Faria
RDH

Jayne graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in 2016 and has been enjoying her career as a Registered Dental Hygienist ever since. She enjoyed playing rugby for her neighboring school, Wentworth Institute of Technology, for 3 years while completing her degree in Boston. Originally from Cape Cod, Jayne has now settled down in Northwestern Massachusetts and enjoys horseback riding in her free time.

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