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About Us

The Waban Dental Group was established in 1983 to provide high-quality dental care for the entire family in a group practice setting. The group's dentists are all affiliated with academic institutions, hospitals, or regional boards.


Adults

Dr. Jackie Birnhak
Dr. Jackie Birnhak, a general dentist, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dentistry. After her dental school education, Dr. Birnhak went on to complete a general practice residency at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She then associated with a private practice in Westford, Massachusetts, before becoming a member of the Waban Dental Group in 1989.

Dr. Birnhak has taken several continuing education courses in dental implantology and occlusion, allowing her to offer patients additional treatment options. She also focuses on the use of esthetic materials to restore and enhance oral health.

Dr. Douglas S. Howie
Dr. Douglas S. Howie, a general dentist, graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He was inducted into the OKU Dental Honor Society emblematic of scholastic achievement. Upon completing a general practice residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital he returned to the Newton area as head of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Dental Service.

Dr. Howie has been in private practice since 1980 and a member of the Waban Dental Group since its inception. He has devoted a large measure of his continuing education to the study of occlusion and occlusion related disorders. His present focus is the use of composite for optimal esthetic restorations of both posterior and anterior teeth.

Dr. Jackie Birnhak and Dr. Douglas S. Howie

Dr. Zaragonza

Pediatrics

Dr. Sandra Zaragoza
Dr. Sandra Zaragoza, a pediatric dentist, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Vermont and was awarded her D.M.D. (summa cum laude) from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition to being inducted into the OKU Dental Honor Society, she was also awarded a three-time merit scholarship for achievement. Dr. Zaragoza received her pediatric training at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She has traveled to the Philippines with the medical mission group, Operation We Care, to provide dental services to underserved populations and lecture on pediatric dentistry.

She maintains a courtesy staff position at Boston Children's Hospital and is a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology. Dr. Zaragoza is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.


Dr. Anthea Resnick

Orthodontics

Dr. Anthea Resnick

Dr. Anthea Resnick, an orthodontist, received her bachelor's degree from Duke University and DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She then completed her post-graduate study at Tufts University, receiving a certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

During her training she received numerous awards and was inducted to the OKU Dental Honor Society. Recently the American Association of Orthodontists acknowledged Dr. Resnick as an emerging leader in the field. She has been in private practice in the greater Boston and New York areas for the past decade and was the orthodontist for the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society.


Dr. Andrew Sonis

Dr. Andrew Sonis (Founding Partner, Retired) is one of but a handful of dual-trained specialists board certified in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He received his dental degree from Tufts University, his pediatric dental training at Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and his orthodontic training at Boston University.

He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, Current Opinion in Dentistry, and as a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has lectured nationally and has widely published in both these specialty areas. He was involved in resident training, research, and patient care at Children's Hospital and the Brigham and Woman's Hospital. In addition, he holds the academic rank of clinical professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is board certified in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and oral medicine.

Dr. Andrew Sonis (Founding Partner, Retired)