Meet The Doctor

Leo Kharin DMD, FAGD

Dr. Kharin was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to the United States in 2000. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2006, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Dr. Kharin earned his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2010. He completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in 2011. The site for his residency was Winslow Indian Health Care Center in Winslow, Arizona, which was a formative experience clinically, personally and culturally. Dr. Kharin joined Dentistry by Design in 2015 and is proud to be an integral part of such an amazing team.

In 2021 Dr. Kharin attained a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry, joining the elite group of dentists, dedicated to clinical excellence through continuing education to stay at the forefront of the profession.

Dr. Kharin has a true passion for dentistry. His background in behavioral sciences aids him in deeply connecting with his patients and tailoring his treatment to their unique needs. He traveled the country taking numerous continuing education courses focusing on implant placement and restoration, dental and facial esthetics and his main passion – complex restorative procedures, including full mouth rehabilitation. He is an active member of American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry. He has a prior affiliation with Spear Education and Phelan Occlusion Seminars. Dr. Kharin lives in Concord, MA with his wife and son. He spends his spare time swimming, gardening and hiking the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. He is a student of photography, arts and world history. Dr. Kharin is also a published novelist, writing under the alias L.Y. Kharin.

Dr. Kharin is proudly serving his country as an officer in the U.S Army Reserve.

Elizabeth Noel, DDS

Dr. Noel grew up in Rochester NY, Dallas TX, and Los Angeles CA. She completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Dr. Noel earned her D.D.S. from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed a General Practice Residency at the VAMC in Portland OR where she received advanced training in emergency dentistry, hospital dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. Dr. Noel then practiced in the Portland area for 11 years. During this time, she also served as the dentist for the Oregon Regional Hemophilia Treatment Center examining, lecturing about, and treating hemophilia patients in Oregon, Idaho, and SW Washington. From 2003 until 2023 Dr. Noel lived and practiced in Ithaca NY. She is also a certified Invisalign provider, with a focus on addressing orthodontic relapse and cosmetic alignment.

Dr. Noel has a true passion for helping people. She loves getting to know her patients and continuously expanding her knowledge of dentistry to best serve her patients’ needs. Her goals are to make dentistry easier for her patients and give them smiles they love. She is a proud member of American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. She has just moved to Woburn MA with her 2 dogs and cat. Her daughter is studying Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston. During her free time Dr. Noel enjoys paddle boarding, skiing, travel, and wine tasting.

Meet The Team

Rebekah – Practice Manager

Rebekah joined Dentistry By Design in 2021. She brings with her an eagerness to grow and develop in her career each day, and help the dental practice best serve its patients! Rebekah has been a dental assistant for over ten years and uses her clinical knowledge to bridge the gap between patient treatment and dental insurance to make sure our patients receive the best care possible.

During her time away from the office she enjoys traveling, camping, crafting, and being a first-time Dog Mom to her new puppy Stella.

Anissa – Registered Dental Hygienist

Anissa has been an integral part of our team at Dentistry By Design since 2002. She obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Louisville and has advanced training in laser implementation, Invisalign treatment, and CPR. She has taken continuing education courses through the Las Vegas Institute, as well as the Schuster Center for Team Development in Arizona. She plans to continue her education by obtaining her local anesthesia certificate, and becoming a registered community health hygienist. During her time away from the office, Anissa loves spending time outside with her family hiking, camping, kayaking and going to the beach.

Katherine – Registered Dental Assistant

Katherine joined our team in August of 2011, as a registered dental assistant. She obtained her assisting certificate from Bryman College, where she received extensive training in dental assisting techniques and procedures. As a vital part of our team, Katherine works one-on-one with our dentists, in all aspects of dentistry, and assists our hygienists and our front office team. When she is not working, Katherine loves spending time with her family, camping, skiing, rollerblading and being outdoors.

Maddie – Registered Dental Hygienist

Maddie became a part of our team in 2017 as a registered dental hygienist. She obtained her associate’s degree from Middlesex Community College where she volunteered for the school’s dental sealant program and obtained advanced training in CPR. Maddie is passionate about the world of dentistry and hopes to expand her knowledge by taking continuing education courses, to aid her patients in improving their dental health. When she is away from the office, Maddie loves to stay active. She enjoys biking, traveling, rollerblading, spending time with her 3 dogs, and cheering on the New England Patriots!