Meet Our Team

Dr. Nicholas T. Papapetros, DMD, FAGD

Dentist in Andover, MA

Dentistry by Design
Dr. Nicholas T. Papapetros, DMD, FAGDDr. Papapetros has been delivering the highest quality dental care to his community since 1992. Originally from Quincy, Massachusetts, Dr. Papapetros earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He then went on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his dental degree and student awards from both American College of Dentists and the American Association of Endodontists. After earning his dental degree Dr. Papapetros then completed a general practice residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Dedicated to continuing education, Dr. Papapetros completed more than one thousand credit hours in continuing education courses and seminars since beginning his private practice. He has studied at such prestigious institutions as the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study. Dr. Papapetros is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Papapetros is past President of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association and the Merrimack Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Papapetros is an active member in many other leading dental and professional organizations, including: International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Massachusetts Dental Society, New Hampshire Dental Society, Merrimack Valley Dental Society, Greater Lawrence Dental Society, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association, and L.D. Pankey Foundation. 

In his spare time Dr. Papapetros enjoys spending time with his wife, Andrea, and their four children: Theo, Isabella, Olivia, and Zachary.

Dr. Jhon O. Giraldo, DMD

Dentist in Andover, MA

Dentistry by Design

Dr. Jhon O. Giraldo, DMD Dr. Giraldo was born in Cali, Colombia and received his DDS degree from the Universidad del Valle in 1991. After completing a one year General Practice Residency, Dr. Giraldo maintained a private practice devoting time to the indigenous population and farm workers. Dr. Giraldo continued on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD degree. While attending Tufts he was awarded the Prosthetic Award for Clinical Excellence (crowns and bridges).During almost ten years spent in the USA, Dr. Giraldo has regularly taken different courses on CAD/CAM technology, Implant restorative techniques, and Advanced CEREC Design. These make him both a highly experienced and skillful professional, always committed to his patients' oral health. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society.    

Dr. Giraldo lives with his wife and three children in Massachusetts.  

 

Dr. Leo Kharin, DMD

Dentist in Andover, MA

Dentistry by Design

Dr. Leo Kharin DMD Dr. Kharin was born in Moscow, Russia, moving to United States in 2000. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2006, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science in psychology.  He earned his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. His Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency was completed at Winslow Indian Health Care Center in Winslow, Arizona. After returning to New England, Dr. Kharin practiced in private offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
 
Dr. Kharin has a true passion for the profession of dentistry. His background in behavioral sciences aids him in deeply connecting with his patients and tailoring his treatment to their unique needs. Since graduating in 2010, he has been taking numerous continuing education courses focusing on implant placement and restoration, endodontics, oral surgery and his main passion – complex restorative procedures, including full mouth rehabilitation. He is an active member of American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society.
 
Dr. Kharin lives in Watertown and spends his spare time swimming, playing tennis and hiking the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. He is also a student of photography and world history. 


 

Jennifer - Director of Operations

Jennifer

Jennifer has been a part of our team since 2009, after she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Upon joining us a dental hygienist, Jennifer’s role has grown significantly. Through extensive training and continuing education courses, she now acts as our director of operations where she oversees our dental team and keeps them up-to-date on the ever-changing advances within the field. Since joining our team, Jennifer has taken on a true passion for dentistry, and continually strives to advance her education, and pass on her knowledge and charisma. She has become a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management (FAADOM), a prestigious accomplishment obtained after meeting extensive requirements and training. She is also the founder and president of the Boston Chapter of AADOM, a non-profit organization that brings local dental managers and practice administration together, for continuing education and networking events. In 2019, she was recognized for her on-going hard work and dedication, as she was nominated and honored by AADOM as a Practice Administrator of Distinction at their annual conference. 

Through her extensive dental background, Jennifer focuses on team training, networking, practice culture and furthering the education of the team. She strives to build a cohesive dental family that provides high-quality dental care to each and every individual, while focusing on patient education and the importance of a trusted, welcoming dental home. Every year, Jennifer joins her team as they attend the Yankee Dental Congress; New England’s largest meeting for dental professionals that are seeking the highest quality of continuing education. Each year, Jennifer takes multiple courses highlighting various areas of dentistry including patient care and dental office management. During her time away from the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Dominick, and their two daughters Addison and Caroline. You can find them taking trips to the lakes region of New Hampshire, and spending time with their extended family and friends! 

 

Driany - Office Manager, Registered Dental Assistant

Driany

Driany joined Dentistry By Design in November of 2016, after receiving her certification for dental assisting from Lincoln Technical Institute. Since then, she has become a true asset to our team. As office manager, she helps patients at the front desk, communicates with insurance companies, schedules appointments, handles billing procedures and supports the front desk with additional duties. As well as being the office manager, Driany is also a certified dental assistant. She works one-on-one with the doctors during dental procedures and assists the hygienists and her team in any way possible. When she is away from the office, Driany enjoys seeing her friends and family, and going to the gym.

 

Anissa - Registered Dental Hygienist

Anissa

Anissa has been an integral part of our team at Dentistry By Design since 2002. She obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Louisville and has advanced training in laser implementation, Invisalign treatment, and CPR. She has taken continuing education courses through the Las Vegas Institute, as well as the Schuster Center for Team Development in Arizona. She plans to continue her education by obtaining her local anesthesia certificate, and becoming a registered community health hygienist. During her time away from the office, Anissa loves spending time outside with her family hiking, camping, kayaking and going to the beach.

 

Christina - Patient Coordinator

Anissa

Christina joined us as an insurance and patient coordinator in February of 2019. With a background in dentistry, she became a registered dental assistant in 2012 and has been working in the field since. Christina assists with front desk duties and tasks, while verifying and answering insurance questions for patients. When she is away from the office, she enjoys writing, spending time with her family, cooking and traveling. She hopes to expand her dental knowledge through continuing education courses, in which she can pass on to her team.

 

Jayme - Registered Dental Hygienist

Jayme

Jayme graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. In July of 2014, Jayme joined our family here at Dentistry By Design. When she's not spending time with her patients, Jayme loves spending time with her family, going to the beach and traveling; especially to Aruba with her husband! She also likes taking barre exercise classes and playing with her niece and nephew.

 

Katherine - Registered Dental Assistant

Katherine

Katherine joined our team in August of 2011, as a registered dental assistant. She obtained her assisting certificate from Bryman College, where she received extensive training in dental assisting techniques and procedures. As a vital part of our team, Katherine works one-on-one with our dentists, in all aspects of dentistry, and assists our hygienists and our front office team. When she is not working, Katherine loves spending time with her family, camping, skiing, rollerblading and being outdoors.

 

 

 

 

Maddie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Maddie became a part of our team in 2017 as a registered dental hygienist. She obtained her associate's degree from Middlesex Community College where she volunteered for the school's dental sealant program and obtained advanced training in CPR. Maddie is passionate about the world of dentistry and hopes to expand her knowledge by taking continuing education courses, to aid her patients in improving their dental health. When she is away from the office, Maddie loves to stay active. She enjoys biking, traveling, rollerblading, spending time with her 3 dogs, and cheering on the New England Patriots!