peabody team

Peabody Team

Sumra S. Khan, DMD

General Dentistry
General Dentistry

Biography & Education

My decision to join the oral healthcare field was based on my understanding of how vitally oral health is connected to overall health and well-being. I love working in dentistry because of the fact that I am not only able to contribute to healthier teeth but more importantly, to greater, healthier lives for my patients. At the end of treatment, it is absolutely exhilarating to see my patients’ triumphant smiles and confidence in their health. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for the opportunity I have had to forge a path where my career of helping people has so intricately merged with my personal desire.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology from Boston University and completed my Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Later, I completed my General Practice Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mass General Hospital, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. I earned my Fellowship in General Dentistry from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute after that.
For me, continuing my education in my field is not optional – it is mandatory. I understand how critical it is for my patients that I stay fully abreast of all the latest and most scientifically proven advancements in dentistry. This is why I constantly review scientific articles and professional journals, and I actively participate in regional and national meetings with highly experienced colleagues.
I am provided further opportunities to advance my knowledge, skill, and experience in dentistry by holding active membership in the following professional and faculty affiliations:
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Society
Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Clinical Instructor
Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Attending Dentist
fessional/Faculty Affiliations
Being active in the community is such a great way to improve one’s own life directly by helping to positively affect someone else’s. Community service is important because people have a responsibility to provide support for one another. For this reason, whether it is doing volunteer work or donating my own resources, I dedicate much of my effort to giving back to the wonderful members of my community.
I am a native of Boca Raton, Florida, but I have enjoyed calling the greater Boston area home since 2008. When I am not in the office, I enjoy hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, and traveling domestically and abroad. I also love to read and am a self-proclaimed “foodie.”

Michael A. Scialabba, DDS

General Dentistry
General Dentistry

Biography & Education

I am most passionate about helping those in need, especially by providing new function to those who have to rebuild their dentition with implants and comprehensive restorative care. Explaining the connection between dental health and overall health and well-being is one of the main reasons I chose dentistry as a profession. Working with so many different people helps me appreciate how important communication is when building relationships. It is important not to approach every individual the same way, but rather to build relationships customized to each individual’s needs and wants.
I grew up in Queensbury, New York, in the foothills of the Adirondacks, and now reside in the Boston area with my wife and our two young boys. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, and watching baseball, football, and all Boston College sports, as well as playing golf, following politics, and doing photography. I participate in various charitable activities associated with Boston College.

Matthew Hickin, DDS

Periodontist
Periodontist

Biography & Education

Dentistry is an exciting yet challenging field, but I truly enjoy every day of practice. Periodontics in particular is a fascinating field that is constantly changing and updating. New research and technology is changing the way periodontists treat patients, with increasing comfort and efficacy. And while I am passionate about saving teeth, dental implants have allowed for treatment not possible in the past and is an integral part of my practice.
Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-Johns Hopkins University
Doctor of Dental Surgery-Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine
Masters of Science in Periodontics-Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine
  • Professional Affiliations:
    American Academy of Periodontology
    Northeastern Society of Periodontists
    American Dental Association
I am originally from Queensbury, NY and now live in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. I’m a newcomer to the city, but am excited to make this my new home. I spend most summer weekends in Lake George-boating, swimming, and spending time with family. I also enjoy running, skiing, cooking, and reading.

Aliyah Shivji, DMD

Endodontist
Endodontist

Biography & Education

I’m Dr. Aliyah Shivji. Although I am Canadian and grew up in Edmonton Alberta, I attended dental school at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where I fell in love with Massachusetts. After a residency program in New York, I decided to return to permanently move back to Massachusetts and am so happy to join the Great Hill Dental team! I enjoy painting, visiting museums, and even just walking around the area. There is no greater feeling than when someone tells you that you have taken away their pain. Taking away people’s pain with the work I do and helping them keep their teeth is what drew me to Endodontics, and makes my day, every day. My goal is to make the experience pleasant and worthwhile.
  • New York Univ. College of Dentistry
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Alberta (CA)
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Student Dental Association
  • Julie Hantson, DMD

    Dentist
    Dentist

    Biography & Education

    A child’s experience at the dental office influences their dental health for a lifetime. I strive to create a fun, comfortable environment where the children enjoy coming to see us. Positive experiences helps families feel comfortable in a dental office and understand the importance dental health has on their overall quality of life. I am passionate about treating and educating families to positively impact their children’s health. Proper growth and development of the jaws and teeth greatly affects dental hygiene, self-esteem, breathing and speech. Many adults with recurrent dental problems are a result of not having interceptive treatment as a child.
    Bachelor’s of Science, McGill UniversityDoctorate of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern UniversityPediatric Dentistry Residency, Nova Southeastern University
    Massachusetts Dental SocietyAmerican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    Originally from Belgium, I grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey and Montreal, Quebec. I am excited to join my family in Boston, put down roots, and contribute to the dental community here for many years to come. In spare time I enjoy running, and exploring my new city with my husband.

    Dr. John Walsh, DMD

    Dentist
    Dentist

    Biography & Education

    Dr. Walsh is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. He has extensive training in treating multi-disciplinary and surgical cases, and has a strong background in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners. He stays up to date with the latest orthodontic innovations and techniques by regularly attending seminars and courses. Dr. Walsh is passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. He always welcomes questions and takes the time to answer and discuss them thoroughly.
    Dr. John Walsh grew up in Connecticut and completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He stayed a UConn Husky for another 4 years, attending the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where he received his D.M.D. Immediately after dental school, he completed an additional three years of specialty training in orthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
    Outside of the office, Dr. Walsh enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, Sarah, and his dog, Stella. In his off time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, surfing, mountain biking and photography. Even though he went to residency in New York City, Dr. Walsh is a passionate New England sports fan, especially the Patriots and Celtics.

    Dean Chang, DDS

    Dentist
    Dentist

    Biography & Education

    My patients have always said I’m easy to talk to. So I welcome you to the practice where we can meet in person and discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health. I believe in staying up to date with the latest technology and have been approved to receive the Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry for completing over 1,100 hours of continuing education credits.
    Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry for completing over 1,100 hours of continuing education credits
    I proudly serve in the United States Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander treating our country’s Sailors and Marines to make sure they’re medically ready for deployment. I treat every patient like family and hope that’s how you feel whenever come in for an appointment.