Since A.P. Dental and Laser Center’s official opening on March 3, Dr. Anya Pukhovitskaya, DMD, has been enjoying watching students and neighbors pass by her bright, first-floor office in the Seville Building at 231 Border St.
Dr. Pukhovitskaya has excitedly been greeting curious condo residents and Shaw’s customers who visit her new private practice.
“It’s been going great. People have been very welcoming to us. I’m happy,” said Dr. Pukhovitskaya, who settled in East Boston three years ago with her husband, Andre, and likes walking her dog past Piers Park. “I fell in love with the waterfront of Boston. I love the parks. It’s a great place to have a family.”
A.P. Dental provides general and cosmetic dentistry, such as veneer treatments and GLO teeth whitening. Dr. Pukhovitskaya and her associates use digital X-ray scanners that eliminate impression molds and provide three-dimensional imaging, and use a 3-D printer that can create retainers, as well.
“We utilize the newest technology to provide more comfortable and quicker results,” explained Dr. Pukhovitskaya, who is a preferred Invisalign provider. “I feel that Invisalign improves your bite and oral hygiene. It’s hard to fix things if the root of the problem is the bite. Invisalign is not just for esthetics.”
Dr. Pukhovitskaya has been a dentist for five years, having studied at the School of Dental Medicine at Boston University, where she also attended residency in advanced general dentistry. She is currently a partner at a dental provider in South Boston, and a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Dr. Pukhovitskaya has always been interested in the medical field; and as an undergraduate, was inspired by her friends to explore dentistry.
“I think she’s wonderful,” said Jean Coughlin, CDA. “She makes people comfortable, and her work is beautiful.”
The modern facility provides Botox and fillers, and in June, Dr. Pukhovitskaya plans to open a medspa that offers laser hair removal and facial services. A Medspa provides doctor’s office procedures in a relaxed day spa setting, and has become popular in New York, Florida, California, and Texas, where Dr. Pukhovitskaya attended medspa boot camps and conferences.
“My vision for this office is to make it a dental spa. Lately dental has been going more into esthetics,” said Dr. Pukhovitskaya. “It’s something new, and I’m excited to get into it. People love to come to one place where they are comfortable.”
Visit the A.P. Dental and Laser Center on the first floor of the Seville Building at 231 Border St., East Boston, call (617) 315-1515, or email [email protected] to learn more about dental treatments and procedures.