Meet the Dental Team – Boston, MA
Get to Know Our Friendly Team
The team at Turning Leaf Dental truly makes every patient experience a special one. They strive to build long-lasting relationships with each patient who visits us so they feel comfortable and confident in the quality of care they’re receiving. They’re also happy to educate patients about their smiles and ways to improve their oral health, so they can enjoy a radiant smile that lasts a lifetime. You can learn more about some of the friendly faces that you’ll see around our dental office by reading below.
Dr. Qian Lin
Dr. Lin is a Tufts University School of Dental Medicine graduate that believes dentistry can be used to empower patients by bringing their self-esteem to unprecedented heights. A standout student while in school, she still completes continuing education each year, and she deeply enjoys making the patient experience a collaborative process where someone’s input helps her personalize their treatment to make it more effective and comfortable.
To learn more about her training and the expertise she brings to our practice, please press the button below.Read More
Dr. Daliah Salem
As our periodontal specialist, Dr. Salem gives our patients instant access to a wide variety of specialty procedures, saving them from having to visit an outside office. She can provide advanced gum disease therapy as well as perform bone grafts and dental implant surgery.
With her, you can trust that your smile is always in great hands, and you can learn more about Dr. Salem by clicking the button below.Read More
Erin - Administrative Coordinator
Erin joined us in 2022, and she likes making sure that everyone feels comfortable in our office. She understands that visiting the dentist can be overwhelming for some, so she goes above and beyond to ease anyone’s nerves when it comes to the clinical and financial side of things.
Erin attended the University of Kansas, and while there, she boxed competitively and trained in various martial arts. She has a chihuahua-terrier mix named JC waiting for her at home, and she likes to spend her weekends exploring Boston, doing needlepoint, and learning how to play the harp!
Gemma, Dental Hygienist
Gemma completed her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Today, as one of our hygienists, she always goes the extra mile to create relationships with patients.
In her free time, Gemma enjoys hanging out with her nephews and niece, painting, baking, reading, and dancing. She also loves traveling – she actually spent her first semester of undergrad studying abroad in Greece!
Michaela, Dental Assistant
Michaela has been working in dentistry for over five years now, having studied at the Everest Institute. She really enjoys having the opportunity to ease patients’ fears, change smiles, and learn and grow every day!
A Boston native, Michaela has a large but close-knit family, including a twin sister. In her spare time, she enjoys being with loved ones, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new places.
Sheila, Dental Hygienist
Sheila has been working in oral healthcare an impressive 25+ years. She attended the dental hygiene program at Cape Cod Community College. Today, she’s always ready to go above and beyond to help patients smile brighter and feel better!
Away from work, Sheila is the proud single parent of four children. She spends her free time running, biking, reading, traveling, watching sports games, going to concerts, hanging out with friends/family, and being a BIG foodie.
Victoria, Dental Hygienist
Victoria is new to our team, but she already loves that her job allows her to help people feel more confident about their smiles! She’s always ready to provide the best care possible to new and returning patients alike.
At home, Victoria and her boyfriend Jordan have two dogs: Kona (a Pyrenees) and Oliver (a Beagle). Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking, kayaking, baking, and reading. She also LOVES to travel – in fact, she’s been to 16 national parks so far, with hopefully more to come!
Jayne, Dental Assistant
A Massachusetts native, Jayne attended Bunker Hill Community College after graduating from East Boston High. She actually started her training in the dental field at just 16 years of age, so she has extensive experience – more than 20 years, in fact! Since joining our team, she has truly enjoyed working alongside an amazing group of professionals.
Jayne and her husband have two children and a Pug together. As a family, they love to travel, go to the beach, and have BBQs. Here’s something you may not know about her: she loves learning how to make different cocktails!
Kamryn, Dental Hygienist
Kamryn first joined the dental field as a dental assistant. She attended both Mattanawcook Academy and Mount Ida College for her studies. In addition to graduating cum laude with her Associate in Science (A.S.), she received the "Excellence in Dental Hygiene" award while in dental hygiene school. Today, she has 10 years of experience under her belt!
Kamryn comes from a large family, who she loves dearly. Since moving to Boston, she has thoroughly enjoyed hiking, traveling, and enjoying the food scene. Here’s something you may not know about her: her first job was at a diner that her mother owned. She credits this experience to the reason why she loves getting to know people!
Sheila, Dental Assistant
Sheila hasn’t been with us long but still brings a wealth of experience to our team. After all, she’s worked as a dental assistant for over 20 years! As such, her background includes education from the Bryman Institute and certifications in 4-handed dentistry, CPR, and more. The result is that she loves her work and enjoys giving patients better smiles.
A long-time Boston resident, Sheila has many hobbies outside the office. In particular, she loves to cook, sing, dance, and practice interior design. More than anything, though, her greatest passion is spending time with friends and family. Such get-togethers are always fun, especially since Sheila tends to stay true to herself!
Originating from Vietnam, Trinh later moved to the United States and attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University to study dental hygiene. With years of education and experience, she gets to help educate our patients about the importance of great oral hygiene to promote better oral health. Her favorite thing about her job is making people feel comfortable while receiving the dental care they deserve.
When she isn’t at the office, Trinh spends time with family and loved ones. She enjoys cooking, trying out new restaurants, and traveling. She also has 20 cousins back in Vietnam and loves visiting them whenever she finds the time!