Dr. Lightfoot grew up in Dublin, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University and received 4 degrees including his dental school training and his periodontal training. He served as Chief Resident in his final year of his periodontal residency. Following his training, he practiced in Ohio before moving to the Boston area in 2005. Dr. Lightfoot is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he has been training some of the area’s best dentists since 2005. When Dr. Lightfoot isn’t treating his patients in Hingham or at teaching at Tufts, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
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Dr. Pooyan Refahi had spent majority his life in Washington DC Metropolitan. Upon graduating high school in Northern Virginia he obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree from George Mason University and a Masters of Science Degree in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy from Georgetown University. Upon completion of his Masters, he started his dental education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
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Dr. Alan Morris received a BA degree in biology from Boston University in 1971 and received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1975. He was awarded a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1977. He has been a member of the staff at both the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He holds professional memberships with the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Massachusetts Periodontal Society, and the Academy of Osseointegration. He is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has been practicing Periodontics in Norwood, Massachusetts, since 1977.
Amiable and welcoming, Office Manager Pat greets patients at the Norwood office. Having worked in the dental profession for the past forty-four years, she brings experience and know-how to the practice, immediately making a patient feel comfortable. Pat grew up in Boston and graduated from the Bryman Institute for Dental Assisting and Management. She married her high school sweetheart and resides in Norwood, where she and her husband raised two wonderful sons. Her happy place is at the beach or being Nonni to her delightful, energetic three granddaughters.
She loves to travel and relishes checking off bucket-list places she has visited.
“I enjoy having purpose everyday,” she says with a can-do attitude.
Karen, a Registered Dental Hygienist, has been building relationships and advocating for optimal periodontal health with her patients in this practice for twenty-five years. She attended Forsyth School for dental hygiene and has an Associate Degree in Science from Northeastern University. She also attended the New England School of Photography.
“My patients are family and feel very special and comfortable under my care,” she says with confidence and pride.
Karen resides in Attleboro with her husband Jim and their beloved pug Rosie. She has two grown children, Nicholas and Kara. She loves to cook and enjoys pursuing her love of photography throughout New England, especially on the Cape.
Maryanne, a Registered Dental Hygienist, has extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of dentistry. With a light touch and a sensitive nature, she has worked as a pediatric hygienist, a prosthetics hygienist, and a periodontal hygienist. “I want to make a difference in people’s overall health.” With that as her goal, she strives to educate her patients on disease control.
She believes that Dr. Lightfoot is extremely generous and passionate about periodontics. “His interest is cutting edge (no pun intended).”
Maryanne grew up in Braintree and attended Archbishop Williams High School and Bristol Community College in Fall River.
She is especially proud of her four grown children and five grandchildren. “They’re all magnificent specimens who can do no wrong.”
Sarah enjoys helping people and has made that her professional goal. “I like having a personal relationship with people throughout their treatment. I want to make what can be a sensitive time easier for them.” Sarah is a Certified Dental Assistant who attended Rockland High School and the Porter and Chester Institute for Dental Assisting. She enjoys the outdoors and nature in any form. She and her husband love exploring new areas together, especially when it involves walking their dog.
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