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Back Bay Dental Design

Exceptional dental care for you and your family.

About Us

You are more than just your teeth.

As such, our philosophy is to evaluate and treat patients—not just teeth. Improving the health of our patients is always our primary focus, and to achieve that goal, we take an interdisciplinary approach. This means that when necessary, all our doctors and specialists will review your current situation, and advise collectively on a treatment plan. If you are looking for a Boston Dentist look no further.

We work very closely with our lab technicians, and have chosen only premier partners who have demonstrated the ability to reproduce the highest quality work over and over again.

We use only safe, biocompatible materials.

We want you to feel confident in our approach, and know exactly what materials we use in restoring teeth for optimal dental health. We are committed to only using materials that are biocompatible—safe for our patients and the environment—have the highest and purest quality, and mimic natural dentition as much as possible. We do not use amalgam (silver fillings), or any other non-precious metals.

Our Heritage

A tradition of caring runs deep within our practice.

Our dentists are not only skilled, deeply knowledgeable practitioners; they are also responsible for educating the dentists of tomorrow at Harvard, Tufts and Boston University.

Championing dental health and shaping the practices of future dentists is only part of our mission. We also strongly believe in improving the lives of people less fortunate. We are committed to doing good through a number of different endeavors:

  • Volunteering on dental teams in South and Central America, Africa and Asia
  • Acquiring donations of dental equipment and supplies to be used in third world countries
  • Serving with the Special Olympics for Special Athletes/Special Smiles
  • Developing outreach programs to educate primary school children on health care


Experts and educators—who also believe in paying it forward.

ANDREW L. KURBAN, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.Orthodontics / Orthopedics / TMD / Sleep Apnea
Dr. Kurban graduated from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland Dental School in 1983, and moved to Boston soon after. While his primary focus is the dental health of his patients, he also enjoys teaching, and has been part of the faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine for more than 12 years.
AMIR R. FEREIDOUNI, D.M.D., C.A.G.S.Implantologist
Dr. Fereidouni moved to Boston from Nuerenberg, Germany, and graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He also completed a post-graduate specialty program at Boston University with the department of Dental Implantology. In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Fereidouni teaches at Boston University Dental School.
Dr. Agolli Tarshi graduated from Assumption College in 2001 with a dual degree in Psychology and Pre-Dental. She graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) in 2008. She furthered her studies by enrolling in the BUSDM’s prestigious advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) in 2009. She also received a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Biomaterials by performing research at Boston Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Agolli-Tarshi completed her Specialty in Endodontics in 2012 from Boston University.
LAURA BECERRA, D.M.D.Periodontist
Dr. Laura Becerra received a DMD from European University of Madrid in 2000. She continued her education at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine from 2001 to 2004, earning both a Master of Science in Dentistry in Oral Biology, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology. Dr. Becerra is a very delicate, knowledgeable, and honest individual. She specializes in gum surgeries and implants and as well as an array of other services.


Efficient. Helpful. And here for you.

POLYANNE VELSOAssistant Manager
Poly joined the team in December of 2015. She’s been in the Dental Industry for over 7 years. One of the things she enjoys most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives. The look of content on their faces when the process is complete.
JOANNA HERRERAPatient Coordinator
Joanna is of Columbian heritage and was born in London, England. She has over 12 years experience in the dental field. What she loves most about her job is making every patient feel welcome and providing excellent customer service to each patient who comes to our office. In her spare time Joanna enjoys traveling, salsa dancing and spending time with her 2 year old daughter.
Holly graduated from Middlesex College with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the team in 2016 and proudly provides exceptional dental care, genuinely cares about her patients and enjoys finding ways to improve every individual’s oral health. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world, and spending time with family.
Shawn, also known as “the singing hygienist,” is from a first-generation Bostonian family. She graduated from Middlesex Community College for dental hygiene, and has been with Back Bay Dental Design since 2006. She brings valued experience, knowledge and warmth to our practice. Shawn is the proud mother of Robert, 23, and Khamyle, 21.
Originally from Ukraine, Iryna has been in the U.S. since 2000. She graduated from Roane State Community College with a Student Total Achievement Recognition Award in 2009, and a certification in Administration of Local Anesthesia. She has a gentle touch and treats Back Bay Dental Design patients with the utmost care and compassion. Iryna also plays competitive tennis and enjoys traveling, skiing, and SCUBA diving.
Esmeralda graduated from Everest Institute and has been a dental assistant for more than seven years. She joined our practice in 2015, and loves being part of a team that is committed to providing the best and most up-to-date technology and services available to our patients. She enjoys getting to know patients, and making sure they have a pleasant visit.
HECTOR PERDOMOOffice Assistant
Hector grew up in Uruguay, South America, before relocating to Boston in 1998. He holds a certification in business management for dental businesses, began working in the dental field in 2001, and joined our team in October 2016. Hector spends his free time with family, and enjoys cooking, traveling, camping, and spending as much time as possible outdoors. His true passions, however are his three rescued cats, Princess, Ruby, and Floyd, who is blind.


We believe in a grass-roots effort to dental care. Education is the first step to good oral hygiene, that’s why we take the time to thoroughly explain procedures and best practices to our patients.