Nice to Meet You

At AP Dental & Laser Center, our team is committed to connecting personally with all of our patients and providing the best care possible to everyone who comes through our doors. Get to know a little bit about each of us here, and we look forward to seeing you in our office at your next dental or med spa appointment.

Dr. Anya Pukhovitskaya

General Dentist / Owner

Dr. Anya graduated cum laude from University of Massachusetts in 2007 where she studied biology then later went on to graduate cum laude and receive her D.M.D. degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2013. She went on to do an AEGD residency at Boston University, graduating in 2014. In 2016 Dr. Anya joined East Boston Family Dental as a partner. She has been featured in Boston Voyager magazine as one of Boston’s most inspiring stories for her role in East Boston Family Dental Practice. After having great success, Dr. Anya ventured out to open a brand new dental practice in her beloved neighborhood of East Boston.

Dr. Anya is a highly regarded and experienced dental professional. She provides wide range of services, including general and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, TMJ and migraine treatments with removable appliances, Botox and Fillers. She puts strong emphasis on the long term success of the treatments, great aesthetics and patient’s comfort. She has been named Invisalign Preferred Provider for 3 years in a row.

Dr. Anya strongly believes in being involved in the local community. She and her team sponsored and ran East Boston YMCA 5K. She has participated in Special Olympics Dental Screenings, Countdown to Kindergarten Screenings, and Mattapan Health Care Fair Dental Screenings. Dr. Anya also has implemented a public health project analyzing Early Childhood Caries providing for extensive treatments in younger patients. In 2012, Dr. Anya traveled to San Marcus, Honduras to provide dental care in rural underdeveloped areas.

Dr. Anya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to Boston at the age of 12. She is fluent in both Russian and English and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, visiting The Point East Boston Yoga, and spending time with her family.


  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 2014
  • DMD, Cum Laude, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2013
  • BS in Biology, Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts 2007

Certifications and Memberships:

  • American Academy of Facial Aesthetics (AAFE)
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Invisalign Preferred Provider
  • Boston Magazine 2018 Top Dentist Award

Dr. Samantha Keck

General Dentist

Dr. Samantha Keck received her Bachelors of Science in Anthropology & Human Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to receive her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

During her time at Tufts, Dr. Keck was awarded the Dean’s Research Scholarship and the Dr. Erling and Mrs. Inger Johansen Scholarship. She dedicated much of her research to Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Sjogren’s Syndrome and was invited to travel to Australia to investigate the effect of a desensitizer on bonding.

Dr. Keck is very detail oriented and enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry on patients of all ages. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Keck lives in East Boston. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city, cooking and spending time with family on the cape.

Dr. Jessika Jahnsen

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist

Dr. Jessika Jahnsen attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated as a General Dentist. She also holds her Doctor in Dental Medicine degree from The National University of Rosario, Argentina. Dr. Jahnsen takes great pride providing high quality dentistry as well as focusing on prevention. She has a passion for cosmetic dentistry and pediatrics.

Her accomplishments include an Invisalign certification and official training for the Lumineers Veneer system. Dr. Jahnsen has an affinity for dental innovation and utilizes CAD/CAM and CEREC technology in many of her cosmetic and restorative procedures. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and Hispanic Dental Association. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and can communicate in French.

In her free time, Dr. Jahnsen lives in Boston where she likes to spend quality time with her family. She enjoys art, painting and traveling.

“I believe a healthy smile is the foundation of a healthy life”


Dental Assistant

Jean is a graduate of Boston University School of Dental Assisting. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and holds a license for Dental Assisting + Radiology in the state of Massachusetts. Jean has worked in the field for a long time and has also taught in Dental Assisting programs. She brings her knowledge and skills to our office and loves helping patients. Jean is married and has two grown sons. She loves living near the ocean, and her hobbies are reading, needlework, and quilting.


Front Desk

Monet is a graduate of East Boston High School and is currently enrolled at BHCC. Her previous customer service experience shines through when you meet her at our front desk. Monet is happy to help patients with all aspects of their dental appointments, from scheduling to insurance questions. She has a strong interest in fashion design and in her spare time she likes to sew. Monet also volunteers at Horizon for Homeless Children at play spaces in Boston.



Janie is a graduate of Mount Ida College and came to us after serving in the Air Force. Janie is passionate about dental health and also loves to give back to the community through volunteer work. She spends a lot of time with patients to educate and encourage them to maintain excellent periodontal health. Janie resides in Swampscott with her husband and two dogs. In her spare time, she can often be found at the beach.



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