About Our Doctors

Lisa M. Giarrusso, D.M.D.

dr2.jpgDr. Lisa M. Giarrusso joined her father in practice in 1992. She always knew that she wanted to return home to practice with her dad.

Dr. Lisa Giarrusso is affectionately known as a Triple Jumbo, a three-time graduate of Tufts University. She received her Bachelor of Science in 1986 from the Jackson College of Tufts in Medford and moved to the Boston Campus, where in 1990, she received her D.M.D. from the School of Dental Medicine. In 1992, she completed her Certificate in Orthodontics and has always maintained her affiliation with Tufts, as she immediately joined the faculty in orthodontics after graduation. Dr. Lisa Giarrusso taught from 1992-2008 as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics. Dr. Giarrusso became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1999. She has vast experience with children but maintains a large adult practice as well. She has a great deal of experience treating numerous patients who require orthognathic surgery in combination with their orthodontics.

Dr. Lisa is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Massachusetts Dental Society, Tufts University Dental Alumni Association and the Tufts Association of Orthodontics. She maintains her involvement with Bancroft school.  She is a past president of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association. 

Drs. Giarrusso and Livanos are the 2006 recipients of the national APSE Employers Award and the 2006 Massachusetts Council of Human Services Award for Small Businesses.

Dr. Lisa enjoys playing golf in the summer months with her family and friends. She prefers her yoga practice in the foul weather rather than snow-sport adventures.

In 2004, Dr. Lisa Giarrusso and Dr. Gregory Livanos were married, and in the Summer of 2008, their son, Peter Gregory Livanos, was born.

Gregory Livanos, D.M.D.

drgreg-wedding.jpgDr. Gregory Livanos joined Central Massachusetts Orthodontic Associates, P.C. in December 2004.

Dr. Livanos is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1983. He then went on to receive his D.M.D. in 1986, also at the Farleigh S. Dickinson Jr. School of Dental Medicine in Hackensack, New Jersey. He completed a general practice residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, NY in 1987. Dr. Livanos practiced general dentistry for six years in Saratoga Springs, New York while maintaining a faculty appointment at St. Clare’s Hospital. He received his Certificate in Orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1995. Dr. Livanos became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2005.

He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Livanos comes to Massachusetts after practicing for seven years in Kendall Park, New Jersey in his own private practice, as well as being a partner in a practice in Warren, New Jersey. Dr. Livanos was a faculty member at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, teaching in the Department of Orthodontics. He has vast experience with children as well as with adults.

Drs. Livanos and Giarrusso are the 2006 recipients of the national APSE Employers award and the 2006 Massachussetts Council of Human Services Award For Small Businesses.

On a more personal note, Dr. Livanos is an avid athlete, running all year, biking and golfing as the weather affords, and snowboarding in the winter months. He completed the New York City Marathon but has been drawn to the fair links of late.

 

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Diana Esshaki, D.M.D., MS

Dr. Diana Esshaki will join Central Massachusetts Orthodontic Associates, P.C. in July 2017.DianaEsshakiphoto1.jpg

Dr. Diana grew up in Brookline, MA. Dr. Diana earned her B.A. from Boston University in Classical Civilization and Biology. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, and her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. For four years, Dr. Diana served on the faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she supervised the training of dental students in oral health care management of the medically complex patient population. She also maintained private practice as a general dentist in the financial district of Boston before pursuing specialty training in orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

During her many years at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, she was honored to be the recipient of many awards including the Anthony Gianelly Award in orthodontics, the Furman Scholarship for academic achievement in orthodontics, the Dr. Edward G. Austin Endowed Scholarship for postgraduate dental community outreach, the Dr. Frank Susi Endowed Prize Fund for Future Faculty Promise and Distinction, the American Academy of Oral Medicine Certificate of Merit and Award, and The Tufts University Dr. William W. and Usha N. Seller Scholarship for academic achievement.

Dr. Diana is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontics, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, among many other memberships.

When she isn’t working, Diana enjoys reading, going to the gym, traveling and spending time with her husband and little Yorkshire Terrier, Charlie.