Top Dentist

Dr. Helen Fassil

Epic Dental


Epic Dental’s mission is to provide the highest-quality dental care with superior customer service to maintain our patients’ healthy smiles throughout their lifetime. Our dedicated team of dental specialists, including pediatric dentists, orthodontist and general dentists, is committed to educating our patients and improving oral health in a dental home that offers consistently excellent and compassionate dental care. As a multi-specialty practice, we provide comprehensive dental care for the communities of Norwood, Walpole, Dedham, Sharon, Westwood, Canton, Needham, and the Greater South Shore area.

At Epic Dental, we believe it’s our people who make our practice unique and second-to-none.

Our team is helpful, courteous, caring, and highly-trained in providing cutting-edge dentistry and superior, patient-centered care. Our focus is on making you feel safe and comfortable while you’re in our care. From the moment we answer your first call to the aftercare you receive following your appointment, we want you to feel welcome and well-cared-for. We invite you to get to know our fantastic team, and we look forward to seeing you!

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Cleaning, radiographs, fluoride treatment, conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, hospital dentistry, composite filling, amalgam restorations, silver diamine fluoride, extractions, space maintainers, mouth guards, orthodontics treatment, including Invisalign.

Awards or Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Clinical Research Training Program, NIH

Induction into Honos Civicus Society

Induction into Bates Honor Society

Recipient of Bates Public Health Award

Recipient Erling Johanson D'49 Senior Student Research Endowed Prize Fund

Recipient Dr. Justin Lee Altshuler D'46 and Bernice Lee Altshuler Family Prize Fund for Community Service

What's your background, education and training?

Dr. Helen Fassil received her Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Community Health from Tufts University (Go Jumbos!), where she met her husband, Dr. Jasun Mahaffey, an orthodontist and co-owner of Epic dental. She received her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health (Go Bulldogs!). She went on to complete a one year Clinical Research Fellowship Program through the National Institutes of Health where she published papers in The Journal of Dental Research on her research related to oral chronic graft-versus-host disease. After earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Fassil went on to complete a residency in Pediatric Dentistry through the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (Go Huskies!).

Dr. Fassil was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Newton, MA. Dr. Fassil graduated from Newton North High School. She currently lives in the South End of Boston with her husband and their beautiful baby girl, Liyah. When she is not practicing dentistry, she loves spending time with her wonderful infant daughter, family and friends. She enjoys being creative through painting, drawing, and scrapbooking and staying active with yoga, running, and cycling.

What inspired your passion for your profession?

1."Extremely professional, punctual and kind. I highly recommend you trying their practice. They take their time to make sure you are comfortable and with no anxiety. Easy to book appointments as well. I have had 5 kids go through and all of them love them. Even my husband and I switched and go here now only to be 100% satisfied. We will not go elsewhere."

2. "Today, I had a cleaning and orthodontist visit. Christine cleaned my teeth and Dr. Helen checked them. They are both really nice and gentle. I saw Dr. Jasun and Lee for my braces. They are both really cool and my teeth are looking great already!" --D.F.

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm

Insurances Accepted



BlueCross BlueShield


Delta Dental


Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan



United Concordia

United Healthcare



Top Dentist: 2020


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