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Dr. Berdj Kiladjian

President and Founder

Dr. Berdj Kiladjian is the principal of Longwood Dental Group in Brookline, Massachusetts USA.  Longwood Dental is a multi-specialty group practice with a staff of 35, including 11 general dentists and specialists. Dr. Kiladjian is a prosthodontist and maintains his practice within the group, specializing in advanced cosmetic dentistry and dental implant dentistry.

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Dr. Arnold Weiss

President and Clinical Liaison

Dr. Arnold Weiss is a pediatric dentist in Brookline, MA, USA, and an associate clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He lectures on many topics related to pediatric dentistry in the US and internationally. Dr. Weiss is responsible for clinical standards and education in all of our facilities. 

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Dr. Zareh Ouzounian

Board Member and Founder

Dr. Zareh Ouzounian is an Endodontist in Toronto Canada. He is on the Board of Directors for Hand In Hand, a benevolent NGO in Armenia. Dr. Zareh Ouzounian spearheaded the establishment of the dental division of the Armenian Canadian Medical Association of Ontario (ACMAO), while at the same time creating the international dental division of Armenian Medical International Committee – AMIC.


Dr. Alex Bejian

Treasurer and Board Member

Dr. Alex Bejian has over 30 years of orthodontic experience from complicated adult cases to early orthodontic treatment.  He maintained 2 successful practices for over 25 years and has served his community and lectured locally.  He is also active in the Armenian community and was past president of the Armenian American  Dental Society.   He is proud and honored that he is able to contribute to the  Hand in Hand organization in teaching orthodontic treatment planning and diagnosis.

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Dr. Raffi Chalian 

Board Member

Raffi Chalian is a graduate from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr. Chalian is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Dr. Chalian’s practice philosophy centers around his patients and their individual needs. Outside the office, Dr. Chalian enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years, Anush and their two children. Dr. Chalian loves to travel, is an avid reader of economic and political world affairs, and regularly donates his time as a volunteer dentist.


Dr. Aram Sirakian

Board member and Founder

Dr. Aram Sirakian is a renowned specialist in implant dentistry and prosthodontics. For the last 27 years, Dr. Sirakian has been working with some of the most prestigious specialty practices in the Boston area, including his own dental office in Andover. He has published numerous scientific articles in leading dental journals and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Oral Implantology for 10 years. In addition to lecturing internationally, Dr. Sirakian is also a faculty member of the postdoctoral program in Prosthodontics at Boston University.


Michel Tankrez 

Board Member

Michel Tankrez, a representative of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund France Chapter in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic,  has been living in Stepanakert with his family for 12 years and considers himself half French and half an Armenian.


Dr. Harmik Minassian

Board Member

Dr. Harmik Minassian is an implantologist from Lyon, France. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor at the Medecine University of Lyon, School of Dentistry. Dr. Minassian continues to lecture on implant dentistry at Medecine University and many other education programs.


Prof. Dra. Denise A. Klatchoian DDS, MScD, PhD

Vice-President and Board Member

Prof. Dra. Denise Klatchoian is the Former Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences at the Universidade Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, SP- Brazil. She runs a Private Practice of Pediatric Dentistry in San Paula, Brazil. She was part of launching brushadromes in Brazil and in Artsakh. 


Dr. Zoya Lazaryan

Board Member

A dedicated civil servant, Zoya Lazaryan was appointed as the First Deputy Minister of Health of the Artsakh. Since April 2016 she has been an adviser to the President of the Artsakh, and a permanent representative of the President to the National Assembly. 


Dr. George Vosgerichian, DMD

Treasurer and Board Member

Dr. George Vosgerichian, DMD is a Dentistry Practitioner in Arlington, MA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine - DMD medical school in 1995.

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Dr. Vahag Ghazaryan

Executive Director

Dr. Vahag Ghazaryan is the Executive Director of Hand In Hand in Armenia. He oversees all clinical and related activities, including preventive programs and professional staff development.

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