Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Nikhil Lavana DMD, BDS
Dr. Nikhil Lavana graduated with honors from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dentistry in 2000. He is a graduate with honors of Pune University’s Bharti Vidyapeeth‘s Dental College in 1995. He completed a two-year Master’s Degree program in Dental Biomaterials at Marquette University Dental School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is an active member of The American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and its local affiliate, Worcester Dental Society. He is also a part of the local Spears Study Club.
Dr.Lavana takes great pride in practicing dentistry and being on the cutting edge of dental technology. He is educated on single crown technology (CEREC), and Lasers (WATERLASE MD from BIOLASE) which are used for restorations without anesthesia, especially in children and periodontal surgeries with quick healing results.
Dr.Lavana has logged countless continuing education hours to master these technologies and is a certified expert in the field. Dr Lavana is very gentle and compassionate towards his patients. He is comfortable doing all aspects of general dentistry including: veneers and cosmetic work, implant restorations, crown and bridge, root canal treatments, extractions and tooth colored fillings.
He is certified in INVISALIGN (invisible braces) and is on the preferred provider list for providing treatment.
Dr. Lavana had completed Dr. Frank Spears workshops in aesthetic dentistry, and is working toward his Fellowship with the American Association of General Dentistry.
On a personal note, Dr. Lavana has a keen interest in sports and movies. You can engage in conversations with him on any kind of sport.
Dr. Archana Karkhanis-Lavana, DMD
Dr. Archana Karkhanis-Lavana graduated from Tufts University Dental School in 2000. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry from Pune University‘s Bharati Vidyapeeth dental college in year 1995. Dr. Karkhanis-Lavana is an active member of The American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and its local affiliate, Worcester Dental Society. She has also received fellowship from the Internation Dental Implant Association and is placing implants at the Gardner location.
Dr. Karkhanis-Lavana strongly believes that her patients deserve the best available care. To achieve that proficiency, she is educated in single visit crown technology (CEREC), and the use of Laser technology in dentistry to reduce anesthesia and achieve painless dentistry.
Dr.Karkhanis-Lavana is very compassionate and gentle towards the needs of her patients. She and her staff will strive to make the visit painless and free of anxiety.
Dr. Karkhanis-Lavana finished The Frank Spears Institute Course in Aesthetic Excellence at Scottsdale, Arizona.
In her free time, Dr. Karkhanis-Lavana is an avid reader and a travel enthusiast. She loves spending time with her twin daughters Kiara and Karisma, and son Ruhan. She has been happily married to Dr. Lavana for 20 years.
Jasna Kun, D.M.D
Jasna Kun, D.M.D. began her dental career in 1984 after graduating from the University of Belgrade Dental School. Upon coming to the United States, Dr. Kun enrolled in the Advanced Standing Program at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She worked as a general dentist in the Boston area for one year and then returned to Boston University where she received her Endodontic Certification in 1999. She had been working as an endodontist since. Dr. Kun is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, the Massachusetts Association of Endodontics, and the Boston University Alumni Association. An important part of her professional life is dedicated to volunteering as a dentist in undeveloped countries. She had worked with a group of volunteers in Vietnam, Nepal, Guatemala and India, providing dental care for unprivileged children. She had also volunteered her time as a clinical instructor at the department of Endodontics, Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She lives in Worcester with her family and enjoys skiing, hiking with her dogs, traveling and reading. Mass State license # 19087
Dr. Mohamed Hassan
Is a Board certified periodontist, and a Harvard faculty member in the periodontology department. Dr. Hassan graduated from Alexandria dental school in Egypt in 1992 where he practiced general dentistry for three years. In 1997, he received his fellowship in Craniomandibular dysfunction from Tufts dental school Boston, where he continued to finish his studies to receive his masters in dental science in 2001. He then received his DMD in 2003 and followed by his periodontology diploma in 2007, the same year he became a diplomat of American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Hassan is a former assistant professor in the restorative department at Tufts University where he served for eight years, during which he continued to complete his degrees from the same institution. After receiving his periodontology degree in 2007 he joined the faculty board of periodontology at Harvard dental school while working in several private practices in Greater Boston area.
Dr. Hassan is married with four children and resides in Quincy. He enjoys traveling with his wife Mona, who has PhD. in child development and teaches at several universities in Boston, and his kids to explore different parts of the world. He also practices swimming and other sports with his kids.
Dr. Hassan is a member in several professional organizations and lectures both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including TMD, Periodontolgy and implant dentistry.
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