Winter 2016

Alumni Board Elections

Two triple Jumbos are newest members

Joy E. Kasparian-Federico, J92, D97, DG01, and Ancy Verdier, A96, D03, DG06—both of whom received their undergraduate, D.M.D. and specialty degrees from Tufts—have been elected directors on the executive board of the Tufts Dental Alumni Association.

Photo: Bachrach Photography

Joy Kasparian-Federico Photo: Bachrach Photography

Kasparian-Federico hails from a family of Tufts alumni; she was inspired by her father, Frank Kasparian, D61, to pursue a career in dentistry. As a dental student Kasparian-Federico was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, and received the Maury Massler Award in Restorative Dentistry.

After practicing general dentistry for two years, Kasparian-Federico returned to Tufts to complete her training in orthodontics. She founded Mystic Valley Orthodontics in Medford, Massachusetts, in 2006. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. She is an active volunteer with MDS, serving as secretary and chair of the East Middlesex District and participating in the MDS Leadership Institute and Guest Board Member programs. She is on the East Middlesex executive committee and is chair of the committee on access, prevention and interprofessional relations. In 2007, she received the MDS Ten Under Ten Award, recognizing outstanding young dentists, and in 2008, she received the Volunteer Heroes Award.

Kasparian-Federico has served as secretary of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists and co-chair of her class reunion committees. She is a member of the Dental M Club executive committee.

Photo: Michael Dehni

Ancy Verdier Photo: Michael Dehni

Verdier is the founder of East End Periodontics and Worcester Periodontics, with offices in East Hampton, New York, and Worcester, Massachusetts, where he practices periodontology and implant dentistry. As an undergraduate at Tufts he was president of the student body. As winner of the Wendell Phillips Award, he gave the student address at the baccalaureate ceremony in 1996. Verdier completed the postbaccalaureate program at Harvard University before matriculating at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete a three-year residency in periodontology at Tufts, after which he was awarded diplomate status by the American Academy of Periodontology.

Verdier is a former clinical associate professor at NYU School of Dentistry and is an attending dentist at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is a frequent speaker at national dental meetings and oral health seminars. He is the young alumni chair for Tufts School of Dental Medicine, an ambassador of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and a trustee of Evidence, a Dance Company, based in Brooklyn. He has been recognized by the trustees of the Southampton (New York) Library and Bridgehampton (New York) Child Care/Recreational Center for his support of those organizations.

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