Front Office Coordinator

Lizannette Colon serves as the Front Office Coordinator at Cummins Family Dental. Growing up, Lizannette feared going to the dental office and never felt fully comfortable. This is why she takes pride in helping each patient feel comfortable and well supported at each office visit. Lizannette is pursuing a higher degree at Roxbury Community College, Business Management. She is also CPR certified and fluent in Spanish. Lizannette has over 10 years of experience in customer service and looks forward to helping each patient leave the office with a bright smile. In her spare time, Lizannette spends time with her two beautiful daughters doing fun, adventurous activities in and outside of the city.

Ingrid Ingrid

Insurance / Financial Coordinator

Ingrid Vargas is our dedicated Insurance and Financial Coordinator at Cummins Family Dental. Ingrid's roots lie in the Dorchester-Roxbury area, and she's a proud graduate of West Roxbury High School. With a heart for helping others and a strong background in customer service and billing, Ingrid brings over a decade of experience to her role.

Ingrid is CPR certified and fluent in Spanish, which enables her to effectively communicate and assist our diverse patient base. She is passionate about ensuring that our patients receive all the necessary resources to navigate their financial aspects of dental care with ease and confidence.

Beyond her professional responsibilities, Ingrid values spending quality time with her family, engaging in fun activities around the city. Her dedication to helping people and her commitment to providing excellent service make her an essential part of Cummins Family Dental.



Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Christina Deburgo is a valued member of the Cummins Family Dental team and is a dedicated professional in dental administration. Christina calls Dorchester her home and has been committed to providing exceptional service in the field for over a decade.

With a degree in Medical Administration from Everest College in 2008, Christina embarked on her journey in dental administration and has excelled ever since. Currently, she serves as the Accounts Receivable Coordinator at Cummins Family Dental on a part-time basis, bringing her wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice. In addition to her role with us, Christina works full-time at the Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine as a Collections Specialist, further demonstrating her expertise in the field.

What truly sets Christina apart is her passion for interacting with patients and her genuine desire to assist them in financing the dental treatment they need to improve their oral health. Her commitment to patient satisfaction and her dedication to her craft make her an indispensable asset to our team.

Outside of her professional commitments, Christina enjoys the simple pleasures of life, including leisurely walks, relaxation, cooking, and spending quality time with her beloved family.



Trisha Balgobin, a native of Dorchester, is currently in her third year in the field of Dental Hygiene. Since a young age, Trisha has always loved visiting the dentist office. This inspired her to pursue a career that allows her the opportunity to educate patients on the importance of preventative dental care. She attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services (MCPHS), graduating from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene (C/O 2014) with her Bachelor's degree. She holds certification in CPR and a license to administer local anesthesia. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable so they can be proud of their smile. In her spare time, Trisha likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at beaches.




Leonel Villalona is a dedicated and skilled dental hygienist who is thrilled to be part of the team at Cummins Family Dental. Leonel is currently in his fourth year of dental hygiene and is committed to providing personalized and high-quality care to all of our patients.

Growing up, Leonel had a strong passion for dentistry, largely influenced by his mother who is also a dentist. In high school, he began working in a dental office and continued his education at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, where he graduated from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene with a bachelor's degree. He also holds a certification in CPR and is licensed to administer local anesthesia, ensuring that our patients receive the highest level of care.

When he is not in the office, Leonel enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also has a passion for sports and enjoys playing basketball and baseball.




Marleah Cummins is a highly trained and compassionate registered nurse with six years of experience in the healthcare industry. Marleah's passion for dentistry was ignited over the past 10 years as she worked alongside Dr. Cummins as one of the founding team members of Cummins Family Dental. Recently, Marleah decided to return to school to pursue her second Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene, with the goal of providing exceptional dental care to the community.

Marleah received her Dental Hygiene degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in December of 2021. She is certified in CPR and OSHA and is also licensed to administer Local Anesthesia. With her extensive experience in the healthcare industry and specialized training in dental hygiene, Marleah is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to all of our patients.

When she is not working, Marleah enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and engaging in self-care activities to ensure she is able to provide her patients with the best care possible.

If you are looking for friendly and knowledgeable dental hygienists in the Dorchester, MA area, look no further than Cummins Family Dental. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference that personalized, compassionate care can make in your oral health.


Dental Assistant

Idelicia Mendes is a highly skilled Dental Assistant at Cummins Family Dental, with extensive training and experience in the field. After graduating from Lincoln Tech, she was recruited by Cummins Family Dental and began working as a Dental Assistant under the guidance of Dr. Cummins herself. With her excellent training and hands-on experience, Idelicia is well-equipped to assist our team of dental professionals in providing exceptional care to our patients.

As a compassionate and knowledgeable Dental Assistant, Idelicia is committed to making our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their appointments. Fluent in three languages (Cape-Verdean Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish), she can communicate effectively with patients from a wide range of backgrounds. As a highly skilled Dental Assistant, Idelicia is committed to providing exceptional care to all of our patients and ensure that they achieve optimal oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and playing soccer, keeping her motivated and ready to take on any task in the office. 


Dental Assistant

Meet Taven Felix, a skilled and passionate Dental Assistant at Cummins Family Dental. Taven attended Boston Career Institute for dental assisting, where he received top-notch training in the field. Since then, he has been committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and making a positive impact on their oral health.

Taven's commitment to dentistry is so strong that he started his journey to becoming a licensed Dental Hygienist.  He recently graduated from dental hygiene school and is preparing to take his board exams soon. He loves helping patients improve their appearance and boost their self-confidence, and is always looking for ways to expand his knowledge and skills in the field.

In his spare time, Taven enjoys trying new restaurants and new workouts, keeping himself healthy and energetic. With his passion for dentistry and dedication to patient care, Taven is an invaluable member of our team at Cummins Family Dental.




Dental Assistant

Precious Ruiz is a dedicated and hardworking Dental Assistant at Cummins Family Dental. Precious embarked on her dental journey by attending Lincoln Tech Institute Somerville Campus, where she earned her dental assistant certificate. Her passion for dentistry stems from her desire to explore various work environments and seize the numerous opportunities within the field.

Precious takes pride in her role as a Dental Assistant, as it keeps her busy and on her feet, which perfectly aligns with her strong work ethic. She derives immense satisfaction from making others happy and thrives in the dynamic environment of interacting with individuals with diverse personalities. It's this variety that keeps her excited and motivated to excel in her role.

Outside of work, Precious values spending quality time with her family and indulging in self-care days, nurturing her own well-being. Her dedication to providing top-notch care to our patients and her enthusiasm for teamwork make Precious an invaluable asset to Cummins Family Dental.

If you are looking for a skilled and compassionate Dental Assistant in the Dorchester, MA area, Cummins Family Dental is the right choice for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the exceptional care that our team can provide.