Dr. Kanbar graduated from Tufts University in 1997 and has been practicing for over 15 years. He continues his education every year and is a member of the American Dental Association® and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He also has advanced training in implant dentistry from Montefiore Hospital in New York. His goal as a dentist is to make his patients happy!
Dr. Kanbar is married to his wife, Monia, and has two children, Adam and Mila. He loves soccer and traveling.
Dr. Rogers has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and graduated from Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine in 1995. He is constantly continuing his education and has been practicing for over 44 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association® and the Massachusetts Dental Society and aims to provide the best dentistry he possibly can and treat his patients with care and respect.
Dr. Matos received her Bachelor of Science in biological studies with a special interest in deaf studies. She then graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Hartford University. She briefly practiced in the southern New Hampshire area before practicing here in the North Shore area. She frequently keeps updated with current dental practices and standards, and is a member of the New England Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. She aims to empower her patients to take control of their oral health through education and awareness. She is also certified in American Sign Language to assist even more members of our community! Outside of the office, Dr. Matos enjoys traveling, baking and spending quality time with her family.
Dr. McKnight earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon and graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1994, where she received a merit scholarship in 1990 to 1992. She has been practicing in New England since 1995 and keeps current with continuing education each year. She is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Massachusetts Dental Association and the Merrimack Valley Dental Society. She has an active dental license in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Oregon. Her advanced training includes a general practice residency from Oregon Health Science University in 1995.
Dr. McKnight’s philosophy is comprehensive dental care with an emphasis on the education and maintenance of oral health.
Meet Our Team
Our team members at Merrimack Dental Associates are happy, friendly and easy to get along with, helping patients to feel more comfortable visiting our dentists. They work alongside Drs. Kinan Kanbar, Norman Rogers, Onaiza McKnight and Janiris Matos to provide personalized, high-quality dentistry in Methuen, Massachusetts. To learn more about our team or schedule a visit to our family-oriented practice, we invite you to call 978-682-0336 today!
Colleen has been part of our practice since 2015 and works hard to make sure all patients feel comfortable and unafraid during their time at our office. She wants all patients to have enjoyable visits! She also loves creating friendships with her co-workers. Colleen is married and has a son and dog, and she enjoys having fun with her family and friends, playing cards, and going to the beach and lake.
Jackie — Registered Dental Hygienist
Jackie graduated from Mount Ida College in 2015 and joined our practice in 2018. She is a great team player and loves the people she works with! Jackie is married to her husband, Brandon, and has a dog named Nadley and a baby on the way! Outside of the office, she loves the Bruins and going to the beach.
Jenny — Dental Assistant
Jenny graduated from Alhambra College in 1995 and joined our team in 2016. She loves working with such great co-workers! Outside of the office, she is married with two children, and she loves going on vacation!
Kaitlin graduated from Nortern Essex Community College and has been a licensed dental assistant since 2009. She joined our team in 2019 and loves everyone she works with! Kaitlin has two children, Jeremy and Kaylee, and she loves the beach, concerts, sports games and the outdoors.
Lisa has an Associate of Science degree from Newbury College and joined our practice in 2015. She loves being part of a team that understands that patient care is of the utmost importance, and she is able to communicate with patients to make them feel welcome and part of our dental family! Lisa lives in Methuen with her husband, Jeff, and they have two daughters, one in the dental field and the other in the U.S. Navy. Outside of the office, Lisa loves decorating and furniture refinishing!
Lynda — Registered Dental Hygienist
Lynda has been with our practice for over 25 years. She graduated from Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene at Northeastern University and from Fitchburg State University, where she received her anesthesia permit in Massachusetts.
Mackenzie graduated from Northern Essex with honors and joined our team in 2013. She loves being part of a team and has a wonderfully positive attitude, and she loves helping apprehensive patients feel more at ease. Her son, Brodie, is the light of her life, and in the summer, she is a total beach bum and loves fishing! In the winter, you can find her skiing with her son.
Michele joined our team in 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Merrimack College and her Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene from Middleset Community Coollege. She was named Dental Hygienist of the Year at MDHA in 1998! She is production oriented with many years of experience and learning through our dentists, and she enjoys the opportunity to serve a diverse population in the area and help them attain and maintain optimal oral health. She loves her patients! Outside of the office, she enjoys cross country skiing and nature.
Patricia began working part time with our office in 2010 and then full time in 2012. She graduated from the dental assisting program at NECC in 2010 and is also an LMT (licensed massage therapist) graduate from Elizabeth Grady. She has a great interest in the dental field and enjoys it so much, especially watching smiles transform and grow. She has a vast knowledge of dental insurance, coding and assisting, which helps her keep patients informed. Outside of the office, you can find her at her son’s sports games, concerts, and spending time with her family and friends.
Shakira joined our team in 2019 after graduating from college in Puerto Rico, earning her degree in dental assisting with expanded functions. She loves how everyone at our practice shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission of providing great dental care. She feels we have created a true family environment where everybody is there for each other. She contributes to our success by creating and implementing measurements that can help our team evaluate and improve business practice. She also enjoys using her research and analytical skills to uncover and correct inefficiencies within the practice. Outside of the office, she is married and has a daughter, and she loves road trips and camping.
Andrea is one of our most capable and experienced dental assistants. She earned her dental assisting degree at Northern Essex Community College and has been with our practice for over 25 years! She loves working with Dr. Rogers and treasures the friendship that has come from collaborating with him for more than two decades. She is reliable, dependable and always works hard to ensure our practice is successful.
Andrea is the mother of two girls and has two granddaughters. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with them.