Meet Our Dental Specialists

We are committed to fostering an inviting, welcoming atmosphere. We also cater to those with dental anxieties and phobias. 

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Tina L. Wang, D.M.D

Dentist in Wellesley, MA

Dr. Tina Wang graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, and four years later received her D.M.D. Degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She remained at Tufts as an Assistant Clinical Professor for another six years and in 1989, joined the practice with Drs. Thiel and Rubin.

As a top female dentist in Wellesley, Dr. Wang remains active in the Mass. Dental Society and serves as Co-Chair on multiple committees of the Yankee Dental Congress. She is also on the Steering/Advisory Committee which drives the 25,000 person educational and scientific meeting held annually here in Boston. She is currently a member of the Metropolitan District Dental Society peer review committee. This district is the largest in the state.

Outside the practice, Dr. Wang and her husband Chris are managing the active lives of their three children.


Tina L. Wang, D.M.D - Premier Dental Group

Dr. James N. Thiel, D.D.S.

Prosthodontist

Dr. Jim Thiel graduated from Marquette University Dental School. He then served in the U.S. Navy, in the Fleet Marines. After military service he moved to Massachusetts where he completed his specialty in Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry.

Dr. Thiel has served as chair of the Metropolitan District Dental Society; Trustee, Officer & Treasurer of the Mass. State Dental Society; Chair & Treasurer of the various organizational committees of the Yankee Dental Congress - a 25,000 person annual, regional, educational and scientific meeting. The largest of its type in Boston. He remains active in these and his specialty organizations as well. Dr. Thiel is also a fellow of the honorary American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

He has served as teacher & lecturer locally, nationally and abroad in his specialty field of prosthodontics. He has also served as trustee of Boston University School of Dentistry as well as the alumni association of Boston University Dental School and Marquette Dental School.

Family, golf, genealogy, and stamp collecting keep Dr. Thiel busy when out of the office. His wife Mary has been at his side both in the office and at home over the practice years.


Dr. James N. Thiel, D.D.S. -  Premier Dental Group

Dr. Oliver E. Austria, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Dr. Oliver E. Austria received his US dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), Boston, MA  in 2019.  He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines in 2000.  He practiced in the Philippines as a general dentist before migrating to the US.  Prior to him receiving his dental degree in the US, he practiced general dentistry with limited license at a community health center in Boston, MA.  During his time at Tufts, Dr. Austria was awarded Excellence in Prosthodontics, The Rudolph Hanau Award, and Clinical excellence in Endodontics at Tufts University  School of Dental Medicine in 2019.  He is the President of the graduating Class of the Dental International Program of 2019 at TUSDM,

Dr. Austria is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and an active participant of Yankee Dental Congress and other continuing dental education to keep up with the latest technology, skills enhancement and to gain more knowledge so that he can apply the latest methods in dentistry to his wonderful patients in the practice.  

Outside of the dental practice, Dr. Austria spends most of his time with his children, Zachary, Reuben and Abigail and wife Bernadette and mother, Bella.  His hobbies outside of dentistry is gardening and yard work, basketball and working out in order to keep up with his growing family.

Dr. Oliver E. Austria, D.M.D. - Premier Dental Group

Dr. Nitin B. Khankari, DMD

Prosthodontist

Dr. Nitin Khankari is currently as assistant professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a member of the faculty practice at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been for the past 8 years. Dr. Khankari is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Khankari received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental medicine. He earned both a certificate of advanced graduate study in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee. He was also awarded a scholarship from the International Team for Oral Implantology to pursue a one-year certificate program in Implant Dentistry from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, which brought him to Massachusetts.

Dr. Khankari has joined our practice on Fridays. He is trained in placing and teaching implant prosthetics and is providing this service here as well. In the time Dr. Khankari has been with us, patients describe him as gentle, thorough, knowledgeable and kind. We are certain you will agree. Dr. Khankari and his wife are proud parents of their twin boys.


Dr. Nitin B. Khankari, DMD - Premier Dental Group

Dr. Paul D. Epstein, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Dr. Paul Epstein is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. His practice focuses on esthetic dentistry, crowns, bridges, implant restorations, TMD and sleep apnea. He has completed advanced dental training at the LD Pankey Institute and also as a visiting faculty member. He has presented nationally, internationally and lectured at Harvard ‘s and Boston University ‘s dental schools on cosmetic dentistry, occlusion and TMD problems. He is a member of the ADA and the Mass Dental Society, Fellow of the International College of Dentistry, an active participant in continuing dental education programs and enjoys sharing his dental knowledge and experience as a mentor of dental study clubs.

Outside the office he enjoys skiing, golf, hiking, water sports and especially spending time with his wife Tricia, his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.  

Dr. Paul D. Epstein, D.M.D. - Premier Dental Group

Dr. Milagros Serrano, D.M.D.

Periodontist

Dr. Millie Serrano graduated with honors and awards from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1993. Since then, she has been in private practice, and in 1995, she earned her certificate of advanced graduate study in periodontics and dental implants.

Being a member of the American Academy of Periodontics and American Dental Association®, a certified LANAP clinician of the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, and a member in other Millennium Associations gives our practice the expertise with the newest technology. When patients have been referred to our office by general dentists, specialists or friends, whether their needs are simple or complex, our solution can provide the required treatment with a fully knowledgeable procedure based on our experience to help our patients understand the options available and best suited for their unique situations.


Dr. Milagros Serrano, D.M.D. - Premier Dental Group

Dr. Zachary U. Kano, D.M.D.

Endodontist

Dr. Zachary Kano is an Endodontist, specializing in root canals, root canal therapy & treatment. His extensive education in specialized dentistry includes C.A.G.S. Endodontics, Boston University School of Dental Medicine (2008), F.O.M.S. Boston University, Boston Medical Center (1998), G.P.R. State University of New York, Kings County Hospital (1997), and D.M.D. Boston University School of Dental Medicine (1996).


Dr. Zachary U. Kano, D.M.D. - Premier Dental Group

Dr. Jake Park

Periodontist

Dr. Park is a graduate of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He continued his dental education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he earned both his Specialty Certificate in Periodontology and a Master of Science in Dental Research.

Dr. Park is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Park is fluent in Spanish and Korean. He is also a professional sushi chef!


Dr. Jake Park

Dr. Akram Alami

General Dentist

Dr. Akram Alami graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2015.  After graduation, Dr. Alami owned his own dental practice for 6 years in Greenville, NC until he met his wife and moved up to Boston.  Dr. Alami is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Alami is a dental professional who believes in providing high-quality, modern dental care to patients. He enjoys forming relationships with his patients and educating them on the importance of oral care.

Outside of the office, Dr. Alami enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, traveling abroad and following UNC football and basketball.

Dr. Akram Alami

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