Meet the Doctors

Nina Khedkar, DMD

Dr. Nina Khedkar received her specialty certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University. Prior to her dental and orthodontic training, she received a Bachelor of Science from Tufts, which makes her a “Triple Jumbo.” During dental school, Dr. Khedkar was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the dental honors society. She also received the American Association of Orthodontists Award and Association of Tufts Alumnae Senior Award.

Dr. Khedkar is dedicated to clinical excellence and focused on total patient care. To this end, she participates in study clubs and attends a multitude of continuing education seminars. Dr. Khedkar’s professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists.

In her free time, Dr. Khedkar enjoys reading, spinning, and yoga.


Dr. Pranali Patel, DDS, MsD

Dr. Pranali Patel received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the Dharmsinh Desai University in Nadiad, India. She then continued on to study Advanced Education in Oral Medicine at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ. Lastly, she finished her dental studies at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery and completing her Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Pranali Patel enjoys traveling and immersing herself in new experiences. She is very adventurous at heart, loves outdoor sports and tries to stay active every day. In addition, spending time with her family is one of her top priorities. Some of her favorite hobbies include cooking, photography, yoga and learning something new every day.


Dr. Felisha Clark, DMD, MsD

Dr. Felisha Clark received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Boston College in Boston, MA. She then went on to study at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine. Lastly, she continued her dental studies at the Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics, earning a Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Clark enjoys playing tennis, getting lost in a good book and cooking up delicious new recipes. Both her and her husband are excited to be back in Massachusetts where they are close to their families. One of their favorite things to do is cheer on their alma mater, Boston College.


Patrick Assioun, DMD, MMSC

Dr. Assioun is a Premier Provider for Invisalign®, having attained an exceptional level of experience with Invisalign based on the number of patients treated. After attending school in Cannes, France, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Dr. Assioun received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He then graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He also received a Master of Medical Sciences degree in oral biology from the faculty of medicine at Harvard University.

Dr. Assioun is a researcher in the field of orthodontics, has received many honors and scholarships, and has been published in the Journal of the American Student Dental Association. In 2001, he was awarded the Harvard Award of Clinical Excellence for Orthodontics, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the Harvard Society of Advancement in Orthodontics. Dr. Assioun is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Assioun’s interests include travel, language study, ethics, skiing, and especially tennis. He trained players and coached tennis at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was ranked #13 in Canada’s junior singles category in 1989. Dr. Assioun speaks French, English, and basic Spanish.

Dr. Assioun welcomes your questions and comments.

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