Dental Staff

  • Dr.
    Lina Al-Aswad
    Dentist in Somerville, MA

    Passionate about Dentistry, Dr. Al-Aswad was keen on establishing a trademark in dental excellence, patient care, and conservative treatments.

    Academically, she pursued a degree in Dental Medicine and a Graduate Degree in pediatric dentistry from Boston University with academic distinction. Dr. Al-Aswad completed her Master's degree in healthcare management/public health from Columbia University, New York in October 2016. 

    Practicing pediatric dentistry is challenging and rewarding at the same time. A child’s shy smile, hug, high five, or a personal story told at the end of an appointment no matter how challenging that appointment was is the greatest reward for a job well done by the dentist and staff. 

    Dr. Al-Aswad's passion doesn't stop at helping children within a practice setting; she worked on expanding to reach underprivileged children locally and in refugee camps. Therefore, she believes that the public health program will allow her to expand and further help with deeper impact in areas that are in dire need of expert public health programs. 

    Dr. Al-Aswad has co-founded a US non-profit organization (Promise for Relief and Development) operating mostly in the war-devastated Syria and aiding refugees in surrounding counties.  As the vice president, legal attaché, she has developed both the orphan sponsor and food baskets programs. Also, she is a member of the Syrian Medical Commission, which is a charitable organization based in Kuwait City with members all in the medical field and spread all over the world.  The mission of the organization is to provide funding and facilitate medical treatment for victims of the Syrian war at home or in Diaspora.  

  • Ms.
    Monique Harper
    Patient Coordinator

    Monique started working at Al-Aswad Dental this year and has enjoyed being apart of the team. She takes pleasure in assisting others as she has been working in costumer service for over 10 years. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, eating and being outdoors.

  • Leishka D.
    Office Staff

    Graduated from Snowden International High School June of 2020, Leishka joined us February 2021. Although she is not sure what career path her future holds , she is pleased with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience next to an amazing team. Leishka enjoys and is happy to be apart of a life experience for both children and adults, and working to provide a environment that is as comforting as possible.

  • Jennifer Rozo

    Jennifer has been part of Al-Aswad Dental team since August 2004.  She is passionate about being a patient advocate. She believes there’s nothing like the satisfied look on a patient's face when they’ve navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance/financing and the unknown of treatment to come out the other end with an even bigger better smile. To calm fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible, especially in a soothing environment is rewarding to me.

    Unusual as it may seem, Jennifer always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child, which eventually led her down the career path of Dental Assisting. She strives to build relationships with our patients and find their trust very important and rewarding; Going to work every day is a new experience and another opportunity to ensure our patients feel comfortable and leave happy. Most rewarding to her is seeing a patient with a confident smile after treatment and  She thoroughly enjoys working with the team at Al-Aswad Dental and always look forward to making our patients’ dental experiences better.

     When she is not working she loves spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, or simply sitting at the beach waiting for a nice sunset and being thankful for the day that has pass and the new day that soon will start.  

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Monday:

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Patient and Practice Management)

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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