AboutAssembly Dental

Assembly Dental is a Somerville based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The doctors and staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 857-300-5779 and experience why our patients think Assembly Dental is the best dentist in Somerville.

Dr. Ellura Pepito

Dr. Pepito grew up in South Texas and received her DDS from The University of Texas School of Dentistry. Her dental philosophy is that every patient should understand their treatment options and be an active participant in preventative care. Patient comfort is her daily priority. She has been serving the general Cambridge area for the past 3 years. Her passion is in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. When she is not in the office, she enjoys crafts and puzzle games.

Dr. Laura Rushford

Dr. Rushford was born and raised in the North Shore of Massachusetts. She moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, she began working as a process development engineer in Cambridge MA. Dr. Rushford’s decision to transition into the world of dentistry was rooted in her exposure to the healthcare field while working as a Cancer Center Nursing Assistant and having supportive dentists since the age of 2. Dr. Rushford earned her DMD degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She was awarded the Whip Mix Corporation – Hanau Award in Prosthodontics and was the first recipient of the Pelletier Family Fellowship in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Rushford is actively involved in education and instructs predoctoral students at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she also serves as an Admissions Committee member. Dr. Rushford is passionate about community outreach, spending time with her friends and family, running along the Charles River, and world travel.

Dr. Jie “JJ” Sun

Dr. Jie Sun completed her undergraduate education at Dartmouth College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology. She subsequently received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (Magna Cum Laude) from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and upon graduating received the Gold Medal Award for exceptional scholastic achievement and Dr. Norman B. Nesbett Award for excellence in clinical dentistry. She was elected to the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for her overall achievement during her D.M.D. training at Harvard.

Dr. Sun maintains high standards in patient care and believes in a personal, comprehensive, teamwork approach in taking care of her patients. She has extensive training and is interested in the latest advances in digital scanning and design technology to better serve her patients’ needs.

Dr. Sun has presented at numerous national conferences and is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), American, Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), and American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Robert F. Lambert

Dr. Lambert was born and raised in Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. After college, Dr. Lambert moved north to New Jersey where he attended Princeton University and earned a Masters degree in organic chemistry. He next moved further north to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (Cum Laude). Upon graduating he received the Dr. Norman B. Nesbett Award for excellence in clinical dentistry. He was elected to the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for his overall achievement during his D.M.D. training at Harvard. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health concentrating in Health Policy. In his free time, Dr. Lambert enjoys skiing, soccer, camping, and hiking with his dogs.

Dr. Sara Hoge

Dr. Hoge graduated with high honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Biological Sciences. She completed her dental training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and currently serves as a lecturer and tutorial leader for the Harvard Dental predoctoral students. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Association of Endodontists, and Massachusetts Dental Society.

Intent on patient-centered-care, Dr. Hoge aims for the pain-free root canal, and has experience managing both patients with dental anxiety as well as pediatric patients. She is proficient in primary root canal therapy, dental trauma management, and non-surgical retreatments using microscopes. In her free time, Dr. Hoge enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, and theater.

Dr. Chan W. Cheong

Dr. Chan W. Cheong is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship. Following dental school, Dr. Cheong pursued postgraduate studies at Harvard University and received a Doctor of Medical Science as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Prosthodontics from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In his years of practice, Dr. Cheong has believed in combining multidisciplinary expertise, dynamic communication, and mutual trust to deliver the best possible patient experience.

Dr. Cheong specializes in Cosmetic and Advanced Reconstructive dentistry. He has a particular interest in restoring teeth to their most natural appearance with all-ceramic veneers, crowns, and partial crowns. In addition, he has extensive experience in CAD/CAM one-visit crown restorations, as well as other computer-assisted implant placement and restorations. Using the most advanced digital dentistry, Dr. Cheong is committed to providing the least invasive and most precise procedures available.

Dr. Cheong is currently a lecturer and course director at Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Advanced Graduate Education in Prosthodontics. Dr. Cheong is a member and leader in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Soo-Woo Kim

Dr. Soo-Woo Kim is currently a lecturer and previously served as a Pre-doctoral program director and a post-doctoral program faculty in periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He graduated with bachelor of science in biochemistry from University of California, Riverside. He then pursued his master of science degree in bioengineering at University of California, Los Angeles. With an influence of his academic mentors, he received his dentistry and periodontology training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and his periodontology training from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He finished his Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) in oral biology. He was selected as a Presidential Scholar from Harvard University during his post-doctoral education and research fellow and is a recipient of AAP Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and Young Investigator Award from the International Association of Dental Research. With his backgrounds in biochemistry and engineering, Dr. Kim is actively engaged in research for the development of ideal hard and soft tissue grafting materials. He has multiple publications including peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.