Unique Dental Care Staff

"We create smiles, one smile at a time"




Patient Coordinators

Dental Assistants


Kinan Kanbar, D.M.D Dr. Kanbar

Dr. Kanbar graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1997. He has many experiences including those in private practices, total family care, implants as well as in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kanbar joined the practice in 2012 and has been a great asset to the Unique Dental Care team. His memberships include the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Jenny Kim, D.M.D.

Dr. Kim graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2005.  While in school, she was chosen for the Honors Externship Program at Salud Health Centers, where she received extensive training in oral surgery and gained valuable experience in treating pediatric patients.  In 2005, she received the American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award.

After graduation she joined a group practice in Worcester, MA and worked as the Managing Clinic Director for 5 years.  She has made it her goal to always provide excellent dental care for her patients by listening to their needs, educating them, and developing the best treatment plans catered to each individual. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, eating and cooking foods from different cultures.

She is an active member of the following several organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Worcester District Dental Society
  • PSI CHI (Psychology Honor Society)

Sathya Gopal, D.M.D.

Dr. Gopal graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, with a DMD degree in 2003.

Prior to that, she went to dental school in India and received a BDS degree from Tamilnadu Government Dental College, Chennai, India.
She has been a general dentist in Massachusetts since 2003 and has extensive experience in restorative dentistry, crown and bridge work, cosmetic dentistry, implant restorations and dentures.
Dr. Gopal lives with her husband and 2 children in Acton MA and enjoys reading, listening to music and following the New England Patriots, in her spare time.


Dr. Colleen Shea, D.M.D, D.M.Sc. Dr. Colleen Shea, DMD
Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Shea is a graduate of Harvard School of Dental Medicine where she received a Doctorate of Dental Medicine, a Certificate for Graduate Training in Periodontology, and a Doctorate of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology. During her post-doctoral studies, she received the prestigious Dentist Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health and conducted research on bone metabolism at Boston's Children's Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Shea is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Her memberships include the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Shea specializes in all aspects of periodontal treatment, including scaling and root planing, gingival grafts, periodontal surgery, and dental implants. She is passionate about educating her patients on the importance of periodontal health.

Shahrzard Khorashadi D.M.D. Dr. Colleen Shea, DMD
Specialist in Orthodontics

Dr. Khorashadi is a diplomat of American Board of Orthodontics and a graduate of Harvard School of Dental medicine (Cum Laude, in a special field). She completed her orthodontic specialty training at Tufts School of Dental medicine. Prior to pursuing orthodontic training, Dr. Khorashadi practiced general dentistry for children and adults and served as a part-time clinical instructor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine teaching clinic. She enjoys working with her patients and appreciates the art of creating a beautiful smile.

Dr. Khorashadi’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association. In her free time, she enjoys fine arts, traveling, hiking, playing the violin, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Deeb Helal D.M.D. dr_helal, DMD

Dr. Deeb Helal has half a dozen years of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental implants. He earned a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 2009 from Boston University School of Dental Medicine, then completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Boston Medical Center in Boston.

While in dental school, Dr. Helal was inducted into the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Lambda Mu Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He was also awarded with AAOMS Dental Student OMS award.

After completing his training, Dr. Helal practiced oral surgery for three years in New Hampshire before moving back to Massachusetts. Dr. Helal is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a member of the American Dental Association. He has a special interest in benign pathology, implant dentistry, and jawbone reconstructions.


Marinete Silva, R.D.H.
Marinete is a graduate of Middlesex Community College. She was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award in 2004 for her outstanding clinical performance. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, she is experienced in treating pediatric and adult hygiene patients. She believes that patient education is an integral part of complete dental care and is always able to make her patients feel at ease during their visits.

Nathalia Mota, R.D.H.
Nathalia is a graduate of Middlesex Community College. She is a hygienist and the Patient Care Coordinator for our Unique Dental Care Team. She loves all aspects of hygiene care and is tremendously skilled is education of all clinical procedures and overall dental health. She makes your dental cleaning an enjoyable experience.

Donna Paschalides, R.D.H.
Donna has been a member of the Unique Dental Care team for more than ten years. She began as a receptionist and in June 2011, Donna receieved her degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College. Donna enjoys teaching her patients about the importance of oral

Patient Coordinators

Fernanda Tavares
Office Manager and Financial Coordinator

Fernanda has been a key member and a joy to work with at Unique Dental Care since the year 2000. She worked herself up to the manager position while she was attending her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Fernanda is pleasant, multi-tasked, friendly, kind and sincere with all patients at our practice. She provides a personable welcoming experience that is so necessary in our practice. She is responsible for the daily operations of the Unique Dental Team and is highly respected amongst both staff and patients alike. Fernanda is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish and is always available to answer any questions that may arise before, during and after treatment.

Marta Foley
Patient Coordinator

Marta has been a member of Unique Dental Care since 1998. Her main goal is to making sure patients receive their full insurance benefits. She believes that every patient needs to receive the best care possible. When she is not helping patients, she loves spending time with her family.

Dental Assistants

Fernanda Lopes
Fernanda has been a member of the Unique Dental Care team since 2005. She is certified in radiology, CPR and has many other clinical certifications. She loves all aspects of dentistry, especially helping patients get a beautiful smile.

Samara Souza Samara Souza
Samara has recently joined Unique Dental Care bringing along with her nine years of experience in Dental Assisting. She is certified in radiology as well as fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Her caring and kind personality will make your visit to Unique Dental Care a memorable one.

Regiane Costa

Regiane Costa Regiane has been a dental assistant for almost two years. She is certified in radiology, CPR and has many other clinical certifications. Her favorite part of being a dental assistant is seeing the transformation of patient's smile. She makes the patients feel comfortable during their dental visit.