All professionals at our office maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Ralph Sahakian
I was born in Pennsylvania, raised in New York City, graduated from St. Johns University in New York, received my doctorate degree at Boston University of Dentistry in 1987 and I have practiced in the Worcester area for 30+years. I am member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, The Frank Spear Study Club, and the prestigious Seattle Study Club- A worldwide organization for the education, development, and advancement of implantology, for overall health and wellness. I am a proud father of 3 beautiful children. I enjoy spending time tinkering with cars and trucks, as well as snowmobiling.
Dawn - Lead Dental Assistant
A Green Mountain Girl, born and raised in Vermont, I made my way back to Massachusetts where I attended College and currently reside with my husband Erik. I bring 20+ years of experience to this fabulous team! In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and entertaining close friends and family.
Sue - Director of Operations
I’ve been in the Dental Field for 38 years. I started my career in 1985 as a Dental Insurance Claims processor. In 1990, I switched gears and worked for a local dentist. 15 Years later, I transitioned to an Office Manager Role for a local periodontist. I enjoyed that new role, which also included being a Seattle Study Club of Central New England Coordinator. In July of 2015, I decided to join Dr. Sahakian’s team as the Director of Operations. It is an honor and privilege to work for such an amazing, dedicated doctor- who cares deeply about his patients and their dental needs. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my family. I’ve been happily married for 30 years and blessed to have two beautiful children.
Karin - Patient Care Coordinator, Inventory Controller
I am a customer care coordinator and the supply agent for our office. I appreciate the opportunity to welcome our patients and develop a relationship with each one. Truly grateful for our amazing team here at the office of Dr. Ralph Sahakian. A dancer for over 40 years, I also enjoy teaching, creating choreography and adjudicating national dance competitions. On the chance there is down time, I LOVE spending time with my husband of 25+ years, our 3 beautiful children and my fun-loving German Shepherds. A good book and a chair are a close second!
Mary - Patient Care Coordinator I’ve been working for Dr. Ralph Sahakian for 3 years, but in the dental field for 39 years. I graduated as a Dental Assistant from David Hale Fanning School of Health Occupations. I worked originally as a dental assistant in the periodontal field for a number of years.
I decided to start my family and then eventually I returned to general dentistry – working for Dr. Angelo Vangos, as a Patient Care Coordinator for 20 years. Once Dr. Vangos retired, I continued on with Dr. Sahakian. In my spare time, I enjoy the beach and spending time with my family.
Erin - Hygiene Floater
I am a recent graduate from Worcester State University, with my degree in Public Health and Addictions Counseling! I will be attending Hygiene school at QCC this fall. Since I was little, I've always been fascinated with Dentistry. My hope for the future is to become a Licensed Orthodontist. I joined Dr. Sahakian and his phenomenal team February 2021 as a dental hygiene floater. In my spare time, I enjoy working out and traveling with my friends!!
Laurie - Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Worcester Tech Institute in 1998 with a Certification in Dental Assisting. I worked in Orthodontics for 7 years before returning to school to pursue a dental hygiene career. I graduated in 2006 with a degree in Science. I achieved my local anesthesia license in 2011. I have been working with Dr. Sahakian since 2013. In my free time, I enjoy my family, friends and my two cats, Luna and Milo.
Jill - Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Quinsigamond Community College in 2011 with an Associates Degree and have been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since then. I am licensed to provide Local Anesthesia and CPR certified. Prior to 2011, I worked as a LPN and currently maintain my license in Practical Nursing since 2003. I am proud to work in an office that embraces integrity and excellence in patient care. I enjoy my family and spending time with my two sons. I like arts and crafts, cooking, and home projects.
Brianna - Dental Hygienist
I am a 2022 Dental Hygiene graduate from the University of New England in Portland Maine. I am licensed to provide Local Anesthesia. In addition to working at Dr. Sahakians I work at Umass Memorial as a lab tech. I am delighted to join such an amazing team that provides care you can trust. In my spare time I enjoy being in the company of my friends, family and pets.
Diane - Licensed Dental Assistant
I graduated as a Dental Assistant from David Hale Fanning School of Health Occupations. I’ve been working as Dr. Sahakian’s Chair Side Assistant for 29 years. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and remodeling my home.
After working 34 years as Dr. Sahakian's lead assistant, Diane has officially retired!!
WE WISH HER ALL THE BEST!