Julissa Objio – Office Manager
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Boston, Julissa has five years of dedicated dental office management/administration experience. She prides herself on building lasting relationships with patients and being able to help them with their dental insurance questions and financial options.
She appreciates the importance of not only understanding the reason for your visit, but the importance of providing patients with the confidence and ease of continuing their care. From the moment you walk in, to the moment you walk out, you can expect Julissa to give you respect, kindness and a feeling that you are not just a patient, but a friend of the office. Along with the rest of the staff at Harmony, her goal is to make you feel comfortable and that your experience at our office is a pleasant one.
Julissa is a results-oriented person and believes that continuing education is important. She earned an Interior Design degree at the Massachusetts Bay Community College in 2010 and is now furthering her education by completing part-time courses in the Ultra Sonography program at Bunker Hill Community College. She recently purchased a second home and continues to educate herself on residential renovation and property management.
In her spare time, Julissa bakes special occasion cakes, travels whenever possible and loves to spend quality time with her husband and their two beautiful boys—Eduard Jr. and Leniel—as well as with their adorable Yorkshire terrier, Tobi.
Rose Palacios – Patient Experience Manager
Rose was born and raised in Boston, in a family of 9 children. Currently, she lives in Canton with her 8-year old son and her 19-year old daughter, who is currently serving in the Army. She is responsible for patient scheduling, treatment plan coordination, handling insurance and other tasks essential to making your visit to our office a warm and pleasant experience.
Rose has been in the dental field for over 12 years. Her career in dentistry started after working five years in a bank/finance department, when she realized that a career in Dentistry was her calling. Coincidentally, a school offering a Dental Assistant Program opened in the same building where she used to work and Rose took it as a sign that she was meant to be in this field. Not long after, she received her Dental training Certificate along with a Radiation Certification from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry.
One month after completing her qualifications, Rose was offered a paid internship at Chestnut Hill Dental, where she met Dr. Yuko. Rose was Dr. Yuko's Dental Assistant for more than two years. In 2006, Rose took advantage of an opportunity to work in a multi specialty office. Working closely with Periodontists, Endodontists and Orthodontists expanded her experience and knowledge even further. With her experience as an assistant as well as her eight years as a dental office manager, Rose is highly skilled at both the clinical functions as well as the logistical and operational side of running a practice.
When she isn't providing patients with top-notch care and consideration, she loves to go salsa dancing and running.
Angela Corley – RDH, BSDH
Angela was born and raised in Boston, MA and later moved to Cary, North Carolina where she resided for 4 years before attending West Virginia University—a college that has one of the only accredited and fully integrated hygiene programs in the country. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, she decided to move back to Boston to start her career in the dental field. After expressing a keen interest in a more holistic/organic approach to dentistry, her aunt—a former colleague of Dr. Yuko's—recommended her to Harmony.
Outside of our practice, Angela enjoys training for local marathons, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Professional Experience and Affiliations
• Member of the American Dental Hygiene Association
• Certified in professional bleaching
• West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene
• Van Liere award recipient for senior capstone project on "Common Infection Control Infractions Found at WVU SoD Main Clinic"
Joel Nieves – Dental Assistant (RDA)
Born in the plains of Racine, Wisconsin and raised in Connecticut, Joel brings a Midwestern gentility and New England familiarity to your dental experience. A graduate of A.I Prince in Hartford for Dental Assisting and an artist in his spare time, you can rely on his skillful hands, care ethic, and welcoming demeanor to shine through during your time before, during and after your visit to our office. Feel free to ask him any questions about your appointment.
When Joel isn't providing our patients with hiqh-quality care and genuine compassion, he contributes to ablegamers.com, better known as "The Ablegamers Charity" (Ablegamers Foundation). The Able Gamers Charity is a nonprofit public charity that aims to improve the overall quality of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games. They achieve this goal by introducing "adaptive" technology that helps gamers with disabilities regardless of age, get back into gaming. They provide grants to those who cannot afford the devices and information through their site for gamers and game developers and hardware developers to help them create ways to make their games more accessible.
Joel also delves into his artistic and creative side though the creation of cosplay characters and manipulating images in Adobe Photoshop and sculpting science fiction and comic book figurines.
Mitsuko Shimoyoshi – Dental Assistant (RDA)
Born and raised in Kagoshima, Japan, Mitsuko lived in London for several years where she studied translation and English/Japanese interpretation and worked in the travel and tourism industry. She moved to Boston in 2011 with her husband and daughter. She chose to move to Boston because she considers the city a Mecca for the medical profession. Her long-term interest in healthcare inspired her to pursue a career in the field. She completed the Dental Assisting Training program at Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she earned a National Entry Level Dental Assistant certificate. Mitsuko was a long-time patient of Dr. Yuko's and she is thrilled to have made the transition to becoming part of the Harmony staff. She strives to make sure that the clinical environment is as comfortable as possible for all of our patients and doctors.
Outside of the practice, she enjoys exploring nature with her husband and 7-year-old daughter, who is trilingual. Mitsuko also loves cooking and sharing her culinary creations with her family and friends.
Lina Makino – Dental Assistant (RDA)
Born in Tokyo, Japan and having lived in London, Hong Kong, and now Boston, Lina has a unique and diverse perspective of the world which she uses to relate to her patients. As a recent graduate of Colby College, she studied Latin American Studies and Women’s Gender Studies, initially hoping to make an impact in the non-profit world. She worked at domestic violence and homeless shelters for women, focusing particularly on the Hispanic and Latina population.
As Lina decided to shift professions to pursue a career in the dental field, her background in social work provided a strong foundation in patient care and delivering compassionate service. She completed the Dental Assisting program at Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University where she earned a National Entry Level Dental Assistant certificate. It was during the program that Lina met Dr. Yuko and was offered an exciting new opportunity to join Harmony. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and skills with patients and furthering her education in the oral hygiene and dental field.
Outside of the practice, Lina enjoys going on runs with friends, travelling to new countries, and learning new languages.
Esther Yoon – Administrative Assistant
A Midwestern girl at heart, Esther was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Having lived in other cities (Nashville, TN and White Plains, NY), she decided to now call Boston her home. Esther has an insatiable curiosity, a love for people, and a lifelong passion for learning which led to pursuing a bachelor's in Communication Sciences and a master's in Education. She also loves to be organized as well as help people warmly and efficiently, and brings these skills to Harmony as the newest front desk addition.
Outside of the office, Esther likes to read, cook, practice yoga, and volunteer.
Eddy Torigoe – Operations & Branding
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Eddy comes to us from the world of advertising and experiential marketing and brings a variety of skills that will help our office provide high-quality service to our patients. He is our resident "jack of all trades" and is responsible for ensuring that Harmony is running smoothly and that patients are treated with respect, compassion and kindness. He will help with front desk duties, administration, insurance, billing, technology support, social media and patient management.
When he's not in the office, you might find him at a golf course, sketching in public or with a camera in tow, shooting on the streets of Boston. He is also an avid reader and self-published author of numerous books of poetry on iTunes.