OUR TEAM MARJAN ASKARI, DMD, MS Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Marjan Askari graduated summa cum laude with a DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was top of her class of 180 students. She thereafter completed her specialty training in Orthodontics together with a MS degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Askari is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Askari’s professional memberships include: Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Dental Honor Fraternity, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists. She is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University, the co-founder of the nasoalveolar molding (NAM) component of the cleft palate team, and the Director of Orthodontics at the Holyoke Health Center, providing orthodontic care to the underserved population in Massachusetts. She is a member of the cleft lip and palate team at Shriner’s Hospital for Children. In her spare time, she enjoys recreational time with her family, doing yoga, playing the piano, and painting. STANLEY A. ALEXANDER, DMD Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Stanley Alexander is Board Certified by both, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics. He received his specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, and his specialty certificate in orthodontics from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Alexander is the former Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Distinguished Service Professor, and the founder of the postdoctoral program in Orthodontics at Stony Brook University, New York where he served for 28 years. He is also the former Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University – School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Alexander is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has written over 70 published manuscripts on research topics in dentistry including treatment in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Alexander has two children and two grandchildren living in New York. During his spare time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, reading, and paleontology. Dr. Elaf Hadadi, DMD General Dentist Dr. Hadadi earned her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has also completed a post-graduate training in advanced general practice residency. She is an enthusiastic, dedicated and forward-thinking dentist. Her compassion, diverse cultural background, passion to improve the quality of life, bilingual fluency and extrovert personality allow her to create amazing relationships with her patients. In her spare time, Dr. Hadadi enjoys oil painting and spending quality time with her family.