Dr. Karina is originally from Colombia. She attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, she continued on to receive her dental degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she received multiple distinctions including induction into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Karina completed her pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Connecticut and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

While earning her dental degree, Dr. Karina volunteered and provided dental screenings at various organizations in the Boston area, such as Special Olympics Special Smiles Program, Countdown to Kindergarten and Middle O at Fenway Park.

She is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.

Dr. Karina understands the importance of creating a comfortable environment for treating her patients as she would treat her own family—with compassion, patience, and respect. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and likes staying active by attending spinning classes, yoga, running, hiking and camping. She currently lives in Somerville with her husband.