TUDAA Board of Directors

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Cherie Bishop, D94, President

Dr. Bishop was born and raised in Northampton, MA and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Saint Anselm College in 1990, and her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1994. Dr. Bishop then completed a one-year General Practice Residency program in Dentistry through Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After her residency Dr. Bishop stayed on staff at the Brigham Dental Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and worked as an associate in a private practice in Abington. In 2002, Dr. Bishop became a founding partner of Hammond Pond Dental Associates, a multi-specialty practice in Chestnut Hill, MA. Dr. Bishop has remained very active with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, serving as a member of the Tufts Dental Alumni Association Executive Board, as well as the Tufts M Club Fundraising Executive Committee. She has volunteered for many years for the Yankee Dental Congress, serving as a Core Committee member for the past 3 years. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, completing the MDS Leadership Institute in 2008, and serving as a Guest Board member on the MDS Board of Trustees for 2008-2009. Dr. Bishop also received the Massachusetts Dental Society’s “Volunteer Heroes Award” in 2009. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She has been inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious International College of Dentists as well as the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an International honor society of dentists.

* 822 Boylston Street suite 200 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 phone: (617) 739-8200 fax: (617) 739-5544

Janis Moriarty, D94, Secretary

v Dr. Moriarty earned her Bachelors Degree from the University of Maine in 1989 and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1994. After completion of a General Practice Residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA, she joined the practice in its previous location in Medford in 1995. Valuing membership in organized dentistry, Dr. Moriarty is a proud member of the American Dental Association and is an officer of the Massachusetts Dental Society. She is involved in the leadership of New England’s largest dental meeting, Yankee Dental Congress. She served as General Chair for the 36th annual YDC in January 2011. She continues to give back to her alma mater serving on the Executive Board of the Tufts Dental Alumni Association and is a past Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of General Dentistry. Dr. Moriarty has been elected fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Science, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

*Business: 607 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890 phone: (781) 729-7767 fax: (781) 729-1945

Derek Wolkowicz, D97, DG00, Vice President

Dr. Wolkowicz is the president of Orthodontic Specialists of Southeastern Massachusetts. Offices located in New Bedford and Mattapoisett. Dr. Wolkowicz’s involvement with Tufts includes being a member of the Dental M club executive committee, director on the executive council of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association. Currently Dr. Wolkowicz is the president of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists.

*Business: 2856 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02745 phone: (508) 998-1232 fax: (508) 998-1323

John Millette, D91, A15P, Treasurer

Dr. Millette is a graduate of Boston University earning a bs degree in 1987 and my dmd from Tufts in 1991. Founded Leicester Dental Associates in 1992. LDA is a multi-specialty group practice focused on comprehensive care. He is currently a member of the ADA, MDA, fellow of the ICOI and ten year board member of the TUDAA.

*Business: 119 South Main Street, Leicester, MA 01524 phone: (508) 892-4882 fax: (508) 892-4279

Vangel Zissi, D62, DG67, A02P, Tuffts Dental Medicine Magazine Editor

Dr. Zissi is a Clinical Professor of Endodontics. He attended the University of New Hampshire, received a D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and also a Certificate in Endodontics from Tufts in 1967. He is certified by the American Board of Endodontics.

*Business: 1666 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 9, Lexington, MA 02420-5313 phone: (781) 863-5700 fax: (617) 674-2953

Raina A. Trilokekar, DG88, DI91, A18P, Director

Dr. Raina Trilokekar was born and raised in Bombay, India. She attended St. Xavier’s College Bombay for her undergraduate studies, and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in dentistry at Nair Hospital Dental College in Bombay. In 1988 she earned a postgraduate certificate in Endondontics and went on to complete the International DMD program in 1990 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.Dr. Raina is at present an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts and has been a Staff Endodontist at Tufts Medical Center, The Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and MIT. She was chair of the Middlesex District Dental Society in 1996 and is a former President of the Women’s Dental Society of Massachusetts, as well as a former Trustee and Secretary of the American Association of Women Dentists. She was also the President of the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Dental Sciences.In 1990 Dr. Raina received the International College of Dentists Outstanding Achievement Award and in 1994 was awarded Diplomate Status by the American Board of Endodontics. In 2012 Dr. Raina also received the William Mckenna Volunteer Hero award from the Massachusetts Dental Society in recognition of outstanding commitment and dedication to organized dentistry.Dr. Raina is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, The American Association of Women Dentists, The American Association of Endodontists, the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists, and the College of Diplomates.  She is also a fellow of The International College of Dentists, The American College Of Dentists and the American Academy of Dental Sciences.At present she is on the Executive Board of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association and an Executive member of the Dental M Club. Dr. Raina is one of the Partners at Limited to Endodontics; a group practice with five offices in the greater Boston area.

Richard Catrambone, D85, DG89, Director

Richard Catrambone Dr. Catrambone is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Catrambone is the Chairman of the Department of Oral Health at the Steward Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts, where he has maintained a private practice since 1993. After graduating with honors from Assumption College and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Catrambone completed a four year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Tufts. He then completed a one year fellowship in anesthesiology at Boston City Hospital. Furthering his studies in medicine, he then went on to graduate with honors from Boston University School of Medicine after which he completed a PGY-2 year of general surgery training at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. His clinical interests include implant dentistry and bone grafting, impacted wisdom teeth, orthognathic surgery, pathology, and dentoalveolar surgery. Dr. Catrambone was born in Brockton and raised in West Bridgewater. He has been married to his wife, Sophia, for over 28 years and has two children, Christopher and Karina. When not in his office, Dr. Catrambone enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching, traveling and the outdoors. I was the first person on both sides of my family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. For that I owe a debt of gratitude to my father who always encouraged me to make something of myself. He knew when I took every exam in college and, like clockwork, he would call on the phone booth phone on the dorm floor ( no cell phones then ) to find out what my grade was. I met my wife, Sophia in the seventh floor student lounge at Tufts Dental School in April of 1982 .I was in the second semester of my freshman year of dental school . Sophia was enrolled in the Northeastern University dental assistant program and she and her classmates came into Tufts Dental for practical experience. Meeting Sophia was the best thing that ever happened to me. We were married 3 years later and expecting our first child when I received my dental degree. I, of course, owe Tufts a debt of gratitude as I like to say I not only got my degree there but also got my wife. Sophia and I love Tufts Dental and we always look forward to getting together with our friends and colleagues.

*Business: 830 Oak Street, No. 2, Brockton, MA 02301 phone: (508) 586-5445

Sandra Cove, D92, Director

Sandra Cover Dr. Cove first attended Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and then earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992, Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Cove was honored with the Merit Scholarship Award, as well as clinical excellence in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, and Removable Partial Dentures. She was also elected by the Honorary Dental Society as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Cove is one of eighteen dentists over four generations of The Cove family. With a commitment to delivering the highest level of contemporary, comprehensive and compassionate dental care, Dr. Cove established her own practice in Ashland, MA in 1999. Dedicated to staying current and proficient with leading edge dentistry, she has incorporated some of the most advanced dental technology and techniques into her practice, she participates regularly in continuing education and advanced training courses throughout the country and is faculty club member with Spears in Arizona. She is currently pursuing Accredited Fellowship status with The Academy of General Dentistry, and will attain her Mastership from the Academy in 2015. Dr. Cove volunteers within her dental community, namely with The Massachusetts Dental Society annual Yankee Dental Convention for the past 20 years. She was awarded the Volunteer Hero Award in 2005 by the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Cove continues be a Co-Chair with the alumni reunions with TUSDM.

Rustam DeVitre, DG76, DI77, D12P, Director

Rustam DeVitre Dr. DeVitre is a Prosthodontist who has expertise in treating patients with temporo-mandibular joint disease as well as treating patients with difficult restorative needs. His background is centered around esthetics and oral rehabilitation. Dr. DeVitre has conducted research in cementation, dental ceramics, and computer aided design in dentistry. His work has been published in the Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry. Dr. DeVitre graduated from Government Dental College, Bombay, India, 1973 and he completed Orthodontics MDS1 in 1974. He attended the Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics at Tufts School of Dental Medicine from 1974-1976 and received his Certificate of Prosthodontics in 1976. He then joined the undergraduate class and obtained his DMD degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1977. Dr. DeVitre taught in the department of Restorative Dentistry as an Assistant Professor from 1976-1984 where he also worked in the faculty practice at Tufts from 1977-1884. He then opened his restorative practice in Boston where he continues to work. He is a member of the Academy of Dental Science, American College of Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Past President of the Northeast Craniomandibular Society and is well known and highly respected in Boston’s Dental community.

*Business: 392 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2801 phone: (617) 236-5969 fax: (617) 740-0100

Joanne Falzone-Cherubin, D80, Director

Joanne Falzone-Cherubini Dr. Falzone was born and brought up in Quincy, Mass. She attended Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, and Northeastern University graduating with High Honors with a BS degree in Biology and Chemistry minor. She graduated from Tufts, and went into private practice in Quincy for many years. Dr. Falzone has been teaching in the Prosthodontic and Operative Dentistry Department for 17 years. She Directs Dental Anatomy/Occlusion; she is the Associate Course Director in the Fixed Prosthetics, and Operative Dentistry courses. She is the Course Co-ordinator in the Implant course, too. Dr. Falzone is a faculty mentor, and sits on many of the standing committees in the school such as The Admissions, and The Student Promotions committees. She is involved in two terrific research projects. She is a Fellow in the American College, and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Falzone has just been inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She has been voted as the outstanding Pre-clinical teacher many, many times. She is very involved in my community, and volunteer in many avenues. She resides in Weymouth with her husband Peter J. Cherubini, and has two very successful and wonderful sons who are investment bankers in New York.

*Business: 1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02114-5317 phone: (617) 636-6787

Peiman Mahdavi, D91, DG92, DG94, Director

Peiman Mahdavi Dr. Mahdavi has been with Dental Associates of Walpole since 1994. He received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis and a D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed his general practice residency at New England Medical Center and Tufts University, followed by a two-year post-graduate residency in orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Mahdavi is a Past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, 2010 to 2012, and is a Director of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association. In 2000 Dr. Mahdavi became an Invisalign certified orthodontist. Since 2009 he has been an Invisalign Premier Provider. He and his wife have two daughters who like to make sure he always has something to do! Like most other parents on the weekends, you can usually find him watching soccer games or driving a carload of girls to the movies. As a family they also enjoy skiing, traveling and hiking. When Dr. Mahdavi is considering the treatment he will recommend for a patient he always asks himself what he would want to do if it was his wife or daughter. Dr. Mahdavi is a proud partner of Smiles Change Lives, a national non-profit organization that helps kids from low-income families get braces.

*Business: 1428 Main Street, Suite 1, Walpole, MA 02081 phone: (508) 668-8008 fax: (508) 668-8808

Charles B. Millstein, Historian

*Business: 1648 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138-2718 phone: (617) 876-4004

Nicholas T. Papapetros II, Alumni Symposium Chair

*Business 19 Barnard Street Andover, MA 01810-3601 phone: (978) 475-5333 fax: (978) 470-0287


Joseph P. Giordano, D79, DG80, DG84, D17P

John J. Millette, D91, A15P

Peter A. Delli Colli, A69, D73


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