About Us

Your Trusted Dental Professionals

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Dr. Alsafar

Dr. MJ Alsafar creates a genuine connection with his patients and provides them with excellent, individualized care. Dr. MJ was raised in Dubai, UAE, and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from MSA University – a British school validated by the University of Greenwich and Bedfordshire. He completed his residency in general practice in a public hospital in Dubai, UAE. Dr. Alsafar then immigrated to the U.S. and attended two Ivy League schools. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). He then completed his residency and fellowship in implant dentistry at Harvard University, where he received extensive training in placing and restoring dental implants. During his time at Harvard, he shared his time and passion by teaching Harvard dental students.

Dr. MJ has received many awards and most recently was elected by the National Honor Dental Society to honorary membership due to his outstanding contribution to the field of dentistry.

Practicing in Dubai, Philadelphia, Boston, and Florida, Dr. MJ is very experienced in treating patients from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Dr. MJ moved to Saint Johns, as he was drawn to the community and specifically the beautiful weather that very much reminds him of his hometown. During his free time, he loves spending time with his family and his black lab pup, and he enjoys playing tennis, swimming, snorkeling, and road trips.

Meet the Team


Hi, my name is Iana. I am originally from Ukraine. I moved from Boston and I brought 12 years of experience with a background in customer service to help the Switzerland Dental patients. I am a master aesthetician and I have a background in nursing. I joined the Switzerland Dental team to be a patient advocate and treatment plan coordinator. My job is to assure you that you will have an exceptional visit from the moment you walk through our door. Aside from working with Switzerland Dental, I help many clients from Saint Johns / Saint Augustine with their facial skin, health, and beauty.


Hi! I’m Selena. I’m a dental assistant and I’ve been at Switzerland Dental for almost 5 years. I was born and raised in Saint Augustine and now live in Jax Beach. In my free time, my fiancé and I usually take our dog to the beach and spend most of our time with him. Thank you for trusting Dr. MJ and our team with your dental needs and we look forward to seeing you in our office!


Hi, my name is Lisa and I’ve been with Switzerland Dental for as long as I’ve been licensed as a hygienist. I joined the office in 2013 and have come to love our patients and my work family.

I am a wife and mother of three amazing children. In my free time, I enjoy lounging by the pool, listening to music, or sitting down with a good book

I was lucky to start my career here at Switzerland Dental and have no plans to ever leave this wonderful office and dentist. Dr. MJ has been amazing with the patients and a wonderful mentor!