Meet Our Team
Insight, experience and dedication to the highest quality of patient care are the hallmarks of our multi-specialty dental team. Our focus is on cosmetic dentistry services, such as dental implants and dental veneers, but we also offer general dentistry and orthodontics. Our general dentists and specialists have received their training from many of the nation’s prestigious educational and dental institutions. It’s our doctors’ skilled combination of art and science that has made Dental Partners of Brookline one of New England’s most respected cosmetic dental practices for more than 35 years. As a group dental practice, we offer everything from preventive care and general dentistry to sophisticated dental reconstructions.
Meet the Dentists
Barbara T. Hauschka, DMD
Barbara Toomey Hauschka, DMD earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After a year as a Research Instructor in Orthodontics at Tufts Dental School, she completed her Dental Residency at Forsyth Dental Center, and then joined Sowles Trauring / Dental Partners of Brookline.
While at Tufts, Dr. Hauschka won the Bates Day Research Award, the American Dental Association First Prize in Basic Science and Research in the student table clinic program, and the Johnson and Johnson Award to attend the International Association of Dental Research Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was also elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and was appointed Tufts Representative to the Dental Students’ Research Meeting at the American Dental Society Headquarters in Chicago.
Dr. Hauschka graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, where she was Senior Class President, and won the Woods Hole Award. She studied at The Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratories and took graduate courses at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO before entering Tufts Dental School. She has authored numerous scientific papers.
A member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, Dr. Hauschka enjoys continuing dental education courses, and has recently completed one off the first Botox and Dermal Fillers courses for dentists in MA.
Love of Dentistry runs in Dr. Hauschka’s family. Her husband was on the faculty of Harvard Dental School, her son is a dentist in North Carolina, her sister is a hygienist in Washington DC, and her father was an orthodontist in Maryland. Several cousins currently practice dentistry in MD. The family has honored Dr. Hauschka’s parents with a scholarship in their names at the University of Maryland Dental School.
“My passion and excitement for Dentistry has deepened over the years with the advances in technology which give us the ability to treat patients and their dental problems more easily, comprehensively and thoughtfully. Dental Implants, for example, have completely changed the way we understand the future of dentistry and the way we plan for our coming needs. We expect to lose few, if any teeth; never have a denture, and always look great and function well. And now we can achieve this for our patients! To give someone their smile back, or the ability to chew again is life changing for them, and a privilege for me. It is an exceptional time to be a dentist, and a dental patient!”
In 2005 , Dr. Hauschka helped to lead a team of dental students through the Tikal Region of Guatemala, volunteering dental care to many in need of proper oral health. She is recognized as one of the leading restorative and cosmetic dentists in the Boston area.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hauschka loves spending time with her family, at her book club, and gardening.
Ryan D Blissett, DMD, MMSc
Prosthodontics & Implant Prosthodontics
Dr. Blissett is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he was awarded a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree with honors and received the American College of Dentists Outstanding Leader Award for exemplary ethics and professionalism. Subsequently, he received a Master of Medical Science degree from Harvard Medical School and a certificate of advanced graduate study in prosthodontics from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The faculty awarded him the prestigious Joseph L. Henry Award, an honor given to one resident at Harvard each year. This commendation recognizes the resident who demonstrates exceptional clinical and research skills and makes noteworthy contributions to the university. He graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology.
Dr. Blissett currently holds a part-time academic appointment at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he lectures and provides clinical instruction to both pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral residents in the prosthodontics department. He has expertise in all phases of prosthetic dentistry, with a particular interest in complete oral rehabilitation, esthetic dentistry, and dentures.
Ryan May, DDS
Prosthodontics & Implant Prosthodontics
Dr. May is a highly talented prosthodontist who began his dental career while volunteering in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Following dental school, he was accepted into an intense 3 year prosthodontic specialty residency where he trained with world-renowned instructors on the most difficult and detailed aspects of prosthetic dentistry. As a perpetual learner, Dr. May pursued additional expertise and became a Certified Dental Technician. As a dental ceramist he has an artistic eye and enjoys showing off his work with high esthetics, challenging cases, and dental implants.
Dr. Ryan May wants to live in a world where everyone has the confidence to dance in public and eat caramel apples without consequences. He is a Captain in the Army National Guard and continues to serve in the military as a reservist. His wife makes him watch plenty of Bravo television shows with their two fluffy Cavalier King Charles’ although he prefers basketball and SEC football. They can be found most evenings enjoying the best ice cream shops in Boston.
Jessica K. Hsieh, DDS, MDSc
Prosthodontics & Implant Prosthodontics
Dr. Jessica Hsieh joins Dental Partners of Brookline as a talented and recognized prosthodontist who has received extensive training and experience in complex full-mouth rehabilitation and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Hsieh received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry, where she graduated with honors. She then attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she obtained her Advanced Prosthodontics training and continued to develop her passion for treating complex esthetic reconstructions and complex surgical and implant retained cases.
During her training, Dr. Hsieh achieved a Masters in Dental Science and Surgical Certificate in Implant Placement, Bone Augmentation & Pre-prosthetic Surgery. Her research interests are in modifications in new ceramics to make them stronger and longer-lasting for patients. She currently holds a part-time faculty position at Harvard University in the Advanced Prosthodontics department.
Dr. Hsieh is a specialist in treating and replacing missing teeth and jaw structures. Whether the treatment entails fillings, crowns, and bridges to implants, dentures, or full-mouth reconstructions, she strives to design treatment based on each person’s unique functional and esthetic needs. She is passionate about esthetics and giving her patients the smiles they desire.
In her free time, Dr. Hsieh enjoys photography, cooking, ballroom dancing, reading, and spending time exploring the outdoors with her husband.
Gabriel Boustani, DMD
Periodontics & Implantology
Before joining Dental Partners of Brookline, Dr. Boustani practiced periodontics at various dental practices in and around the Boston area. His interest in dental education has led him to pursue extensive continuing education, including the Louisiana State University Periodontal Board Review Course, 9th International Symposium on Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology annual meetings, and the 13th and 15th Annual International Symposia on Implantology.
Zena Al-Adeeb, DMD, CAGS
Zena Al-Adeeb, DMD, CAGS, graduated with honors from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. She received her postgraduate certificate in Endodontics from Boston University in June of 2006. Dr. Al-Adeeb is actively pursuing the status of a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is a member of the American Dental Association. She is a Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Iman S. Labib, DMD, CAGS, MSD.
Dr. Iman S. Labib has been in private practice since 1989. She graduated from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1996 after receiving her Higher Dental Diploma in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry from Cairo University School of Dental Medicine in 1989. In 2001, Dr. Labib received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Additionally, she received her Master of Science degree in Dentistry from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry
She is currently a clinical instructor in the Department of Endodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry on both the undergraduate and postdoctoral levels.
Yael Frydman, DMD
Dr. Yael Frydman has been in private practice since 1998. She completed her orthodontic specialty program at Maimonides University, Argentina and her DMD Advanced Standing Program at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The National Dental Honor Society awarded Dr. Frydman the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award, a prestigious honor given to those doctors who have demonstrated scholarship, character, and the potential promise for advancement of dentistry and service to humanity.
Along with being a practitioner at Dental Partners of Brookline, Dr. Frydman is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society, Pierre Fouchard Academy and the World Federation of Orthodontists. Dr. Yael Frydman is a Premiere Preferred Invisalign provider. She is also fluent in both Spanish and Hebrew.
Our Staff Members
Our staff is characterized by three key principles: teamwork, hard work, and experience. And in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, these qualities are often hard to come by. With each visit, our patients will find the same, familiar, caring faces dedicated to making your dental experience the best it can be. And because we truly get to know our patients, taking their own concerns to heart, we develop an excellent working relationship with each one, providing personalized, professional care.