Dentist in Newburyport
Portside Family Dental
7 Brown Square
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 462-4590

Sam A. Merabi, DMD, MPH

Dr. Merabi

Dr. Merabi grew up in Massachusetts and attended college at Brandeis University, Waltham. He then worked for several years at Franciscan Childrens’ Hospital as a Mental Health Specialist. After some work experience, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, for his D.M.D. where he obtained awards in both community service and research including an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a MassHealth Access Program Scholarship, multiple awards for research, and The Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service. He went on the Harvard School of Public Health to earn an M.P.H.

Dr. Merabi has worked for Cambridge Health Alliance as an Attending Dentist teaching Dental Residents in general practice. He was an Instructor for Harvard School of Dental Medicine for several years and enjoyed working with first year dental students on international projects until 2016. Dr. Merabi is a founding board member of two Massachusetts based non-profits including Here Today Adopted Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary.

In addition, Dr. Merabi devotes his free time to work in Malawi after having served as Chief Oral Health Advisor for the charitable program, Raising Malawi which was co-founded by Madonna. His current work in Malawi deals with clean water development in rural villages of the Mchinji District.

Dr. Merabi was named by the Massachusetts Dental Society as one of the 2010 Ten Under 10, a recognition that awards ten young dentists in The Commonwealth who have been in practice under ten years and that have made significant contributions to the profession.

After practicing in Central Massachusetts and the Boston area for many years, Dr. Merabi was thrilled to relocate to Newburyport and considers himself very lucky to lead an amazing team in a beautiful and dynamic city. He is dedicated to the practice of life-long ethical and high quality dentistry. He was appointed to the Board of Health in Newburyport in 2016.

John N. Govostes, DMD

Dr. John Govostes

Dr. John Govostes is a board certified periodontist and a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.

He completed both his dental school training and periodontal residency at Tufts University School of Dental medicine in Boston and previously graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. degree in Biology. Dr. Govostes is an active member of the ADA and Massachusetts Dental Society. He also is a guest lecturer at the annual Yankee Dental Congress. Dr. Govostes is also committed to volunteer projects, including a dental mission to Quito, Ecuador.

Dr. Govostes is a North Shore native, growing up with his family in Ipswich, MA where he attended Ipswich High school and was a captain of the basketball team. He is active with the Greek Orthodox Church and enjoys his summers boating and the beaches of Crane’s and Plum Island.

Dr. Govostes specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease and tooth replacement with dental implants, including single as well as full mouth restorations and “Teeth in a Day” therapy. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the latest technology and advances in dentisrty, as well as making their experiences as gentle and friendly as possible.

Meghan M. Clark DMD

Dr. Clark

Dr. Clark earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the University of Florida in 2001. She then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree magna cum laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was awarded the Lester P. Goldsmith Endowed Prize in Endodontics; Tufts Merit Scholarship and the Dr. Frank Kasparian, D61 Scholarship Award. She completed her postdoctoral training in Endodontics at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 2008.

Dr. Clark is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists and Massachusetts Dental Society.