Meet The Team



Ariana Nunes

Office Manager

As office manager, I am excited and passionate about building bonds with our patients and helping them to achieve happiness through dentistry. I am confident our team of dedicated dental professionals is providing our patients with the highest quality of care.

I live in East Boston. I am a proud mother of two, Talia and Alonzo; my masterpieces. I love to spend time with my family. I like to go to beaches and lakes, barbecue, visit museums and galleries, watch movies, and dine out at new places.




Sarah Chaves  

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Dental Assistant   



Sheila Lavin

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Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Forsyth Dental Hygiene School in 2006. As a hygienist, I’m always helping people figure out how to manage and care for their oral health and well-being the best way possible. Each patient is unique, and so is his or her treatment plan, which adds an extra challenge for me to meet. We are like a big family, working together to provide the best possible care to our patients. We all respect each other greatly. We know how important each job is in the office.

At home, I have one very fluffy cat named Atticus. I am very active, so I can often be found riding my bike, running, and doing yoga. I also love cooking and making big dinners for friends, and I’m always taking photos. I have traveled a lot in the US and can’t wait to travel more outside the country.


Katie Love

Dental Hygienist

I grew up in central New Jersey. After two years as a nursing major, I decided on dental hygiene as a career. I transferred to Manor College in Philadelphia and then returned to New Jersey where I practiced in a large multi-specialty practice for four years. After a short stint in Ithaca, NY, I decided to settle in Boston. I enjoy seeing patients who have not been to a dentist in a while, whether they’re a new patient to our office or someone returning after some time. It feels great to welcome them, and I think they leave feeling better that they took the first step in getting their oral health back on track. Of course, it is also nice to see my regular recall patients that I have come to know over the years.

I live with my husband Kevin. I love to travel and spend time with my family. I enjoy weekends hanging in the city or doing things around New England like hiking in New Hampshire and spending time on the coast of Maine. More recently, much of my free time is spent being a new mom to a beautiful baby girl! We were happy to welcome baby Vivienne in 2013.


Shalonda Smith

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Dental Assistant



Marissa Wattson

Dental Hygienist

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Tracy L. Murphy, DMD & Associates
328 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-536-5182
Fax: 617-247-4498
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