575 Mount Auburn Street Suite 201, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-441-KIDS (5437)

Meet The Team

Cambridge Children's Dentistry

Pedram Javedan, DDS, FAAPD

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Pedram Javedan grew up all over the world. He has lived in the UK, Ecuador, Canada and the US. He currently resides in Cambridge with his family and is passionate about getting involved within the local community. He attended Tufts University where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. He went on to the University of Toronto School of Dentistry to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. He furthered his education at the Montefiore Medical Centre/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, completing both a Certificate in General Practice Residency and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry over the course of 3 years.

During his pediatric dental residency, Dr. Javedan was on staff at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Hospital, where he treated patients from infants to young adults, and patients with special needs. He worked in private practice for over 6 years where he dearly cared for all his patients. He chose to come back to Cambridge permanently because of its proximity to family, it’s charm and vibrant community. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Board Certified Pediatric Dental Specialist from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently has hospital privileges at Franciscan Hospital for Children. For fun, Dr. Javedan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing tennis and indoor soccer. Lately, he has become quite passionate about cooking.

Jasmin Zaki, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jasmin Zaki was gifted a plastic dental kit on her eighth birthday and has dreamed of becoming a dentist ever since. She has lived in several different countries, including England and Canada, before moving to Boston. Dr. Jasmin received both her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and Bachelor of Science degree from the University at Buffalo. During her time in Buffalo, Dr. Jasmin realized the impact she could make by creating a positive, fun, and compassionate environment for her young patients. Her passion for treating children, including those with special needs, led her to continue her training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. While at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, she gained experience treating a diverse patient population of various ages, including managing the care of medically complex patients.

Dr. Jasmin is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Society, and Massachusetts Dental Society. In her free time, you can catch Dr. Jasmin kayaking on the Charles, walking around the city with her husband, picking up a good book to read, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops around Boston (and she is always open to food spot suggestions!).


Kristina Tee, DDS

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Kristina Tee is dedicated to making dental visits fun and fearless for all the kids she sees.

Dr. Tee completed her BA degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University with highest honors. She went on to earn her DDS degree from Columbia University, where she was heavily involved in student leadership and community service. She completed a General Practice Residency at North Shore LIJ Medical Center, further advancing her training in multidisciplinary oral health care and the management of medically complex patients. Starting her career as a general dentist in Houston, TX, she focused her practice on children and expecting mothers in affiliation with Texas Children’s Hospital. This experience inspired her to specialize in pediatrics, and she went on to complete a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in NYC. She practiced in Portland, OR as a pediatric dentist for several years before moving back to the Northeast. 

Originally from the New York/New Jersey area, Dr. Tee now resides in Boston with her husband who is a maxillofacial reconstructive surgeon at Boston Medical Center. When not working, she enjoys traveling, visiting friends and family around the world, and spending time with her husband and their puppy Keanu.

Dr. Marti Gabriella

Marti Gabriella, DMD

Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Marti Gabriella, originally from Malden, Massachusetts, earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. During her graduate studies, she demonstrated her dedication to global dental care by volunteering with Healing the Children, an organization committed to providing essential care to families affected by cleft lip and palate in Cucuta, Colombia. Additionally, she completed a comprehensive externship program in rural Florida, where she tirelessly attended to the dental needs of many children from migrant worker families.

Following her dental school journey, Dr. Gabriella embarked on a path of continuous learning and professional development. She undertook a General Practice Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance in collaboration with Harvard School of Dental Medicine. It was during this period that she discovered her true passion for pediatric dentistry, leading her to pursue further post-doctoral education at Nemours Children’s Hospital of the Delaware Valley, where she acquired specialized training in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gabriella’s commitment to excellence in her field is underscored by her passion in pursuing the latest techniques in the field.

Azita Khanbodaghi, DMD

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Azita obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of California Los Angeles. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she also was recognized with an award of Excellence in Research. After, she completed General Practice Residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition, she completed specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

She is passionate about helping children with a fun dental experience and providing excellent dental care, all while contributing toward healthy smiles. As a pediatric dentist, she has the privilege to help children cultivate a lifetime of outstanding oral health. She strives to help both her patients and their parents feel secure and comfortable.

Dr. Khanbodaghi is currently an Assistant Professor at Tufts University, pediatric dentistry graduate department.

Semira Avanessian

Patient Coordinator

Semira is pleased to have joined the professional and vibrant atmosphere of Cambridge Children’s Dentristry. She has lived in the greater Boston area for more than twenty years now and currently resides in Watertown with her husband and son. Semira graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Computer Science and worked in her field for a number of years.

As the Patient Coordinator, Semira will often be the first point of contact with families and children. Aside from her wonderful organizational skills, her love for children in general is what prompted her to take on this position. She likes to travel and has recently taken up yoga, but mostly she loves to spend time with her family and friends.