Dr. Richard A. Short, DMD

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Dentistry • Male • Age 62

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About Dr. Short

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Dr. Short's Experience

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Dr. Short's Care Philosophy

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Hallmark Health System
170 Governors Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Melrose - Wakefield Hospital
585 Lebanon St
Melrose, MA 02176

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Short

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Short to family and friends is 3 out of 5 5 1 2

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Appointments & Offices

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Dr. Short's Appointment Availabilty

Accepting new patients?

Yes

Appointment Availability

Same Day Next Day Evenings
The Classic Smile, Medford, MA
THE CLASSIC SMILE
92 High St Ste 12
Medford, MA 02155
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    Dr. Short's Experience

    Dr. Short's Care Philosophy

    Practice Areas

    • Dentistry
    • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Emergency Dentistry
    • Endodontics
    • Laser Dentistry
    • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
    • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
    • Neuromuscular Dentistry
    • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
    • Orthodontics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics
    • Reconstructive Dentistry
    • Sedation Dentistry
    • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
    • Sports Dentistry
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    • Allograft Tissue Reconstruction
    • Anesthesia
    • Arestin® Therapy
    • Biocon Dental Implants
    • BIOLASE Dental Laser Treatment
    • Biological Therapy
    • Biopsy
    • Bite Adjustment
    • Bone Grafting
    • Bone Regeneration Procedure
    • Botox® Injection
    • Breath Testing
    • BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening System
    • Ceramic Dental Braces
    • Ceramic Dental Crowns
    • Cerec® Tooth Restoration Procedure
    • Cerinate One-Hour™ Permanent Veneer
    • Clear Ceramic Braces
    • Clear Dental Braces
    • ClearAligner™
    • ClearCorrect™ Invisible Braces
    • Composite Fillings
    • Computer Imaging for Dental Crowns
    • Conscious Sedation
    • Coronary Interventional Procedures
    • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
    • Crown Lengthening
    • da Vinci® Veneers
    • Dental Bonding
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    • Dental Brace
    • Dental Bridge
    • Dental Cleaning
    • Dental Crown
    • Dental Filling
    • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
    • Dental Hygiene Services
    • Dental Implant
    • Dental Inlays
    • Dental Onlay
    • Dental Prophylaxis
    • Dental Prophylaxis, Adult
    • Dental Prophylaxis, Child
    • Dental Sealant
    • Dental Veneer
    • Dento Alveolar Surgery
    • Denture Repair
    • Dentures
    • Dermal Filler
    • e.max® Dental Crowns
    • Excision
    • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
    • Fluoride Treatment
    • Frenectomy
    • Full Mouth Reconstruction
    • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
    • Gold Dental Braces
    • Guided Tissue Regeneration
    • Gum Disease Treatment
    • Gum Disease Treatment
    • Gum Graft Surgery
    • Gum Surgery
    • Implant-Supported Bridge
    • Implant-Supported Crown
    • Implant-Supported Dentures
    • In-Office Teeth Whitening
    • Intraoral Camera
    • Invisalign Teen®
    • Invisalign®
    • Invisible Dental Braces
    • KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™
    • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
    • Laser Treatment for Dental Fillings
    • Light Activated Teeth Whitening
    • Limited Gum Surgery
    • Lingual Dental Braces
    • Local Anesthesia
    • Lower Dentures
    • Lumineers®
    • MAC Veneers™
    • Metal Dental Braces
    • Microsonic Dental Cleanings
    • Mini Dental Braces
    • Nightguard
    • Nitrous Oxide Administration
    • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
    • Nobel Teeth in an Hour™
    • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
    • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
    • Nu Radiance® Teeth Whitening
    • Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Oral Cancer Screening
    • Oral Conscious Sedation
    • Oral Sedation
    • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
    • Oral Surgical Procedures
    • Osseous Surgery
    • Panoramic and Cephalometric Digital Dental X-Rays
    • Panorex FMX
    • Panorex X-Ray
    • Partial Dentures
    • Periodontal Exam
    • Pocket Depth Measurement
    • Porcelain Bridge
    • Porcelain Crown
    • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
    • Porcelain Veneers
    • Power Teeth Whitening
    • Pre-Operative Care
    • Pre-Operative Evaluation
    • Preventive Care
    • Propel® Orthodontics
    • Prophy Jet Air Polishing
    • Pulmonary Function Tests
    • Pulmonary Procedures
    • Pulpotomy
    • Removal of Bone Spur
    • Restoration of Dental Implants
    • Restylane® Injections
    • Root Canal
    • Root Canal Retreatment
    • Root Planing
    • Same-Day Dental Crowns
    • Same-Day Dental Onlays
    • Sapphire Whitening
    • Scaling and Root Planing
    • Screening
    • Simple Tooth Extractions
    • Single Visit Root Canals
    • Sinus Augmentation
    • Sinus X-Ray
    • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
    • Smile Makeovers
    • Snap-On-Smile®
    • Soft Tissue Injections
    • Soft Tissue Surgery
    • Surgical Biopsy
    • Surgical Extractions
    • Surgical Procedures
    • Teeth Extraction
    • Teeth Extraction
    • Teeth Polishing
    • Teeth Scaling
    • Teeth Whitening
    • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
    • Temporormandibular (TM) Therapy
    • Tooth Extraction
    • Tooth-Borne Denture
    • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
    • Trèswhite Teeth Whitening
    • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
    • Under Armour® Mouthguard
    • Upper Dentures
    • VELscope® Vx System
    • X-Ray
    • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
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    Dr. Short says...

    • Bleeding Gums
    • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
    • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
    • Cavity
    • Chipped Tooth
    • Chronic Periodontitis
    • Dental Abnormalities
    • Dental Bone Loss
    • Dental Crowding
    • Dental Disorders
    • Dental Injury
    • Dental Irregularities
    • Dental Spacing
    • Dental Trauma
    • Gingivitis
    • Grinding of Teeth
    • Gum Disease
    • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
    • Impacted Teeth
    • Misaligned Teeth
    • Misshapen Teeth
    • Periodontitis
    • Physical Disability
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Teething
    • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
    • TMJ
    • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
    • Tooth Abrasion
    • Tooth Abscess
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    • Tooth Attrition
    • Tooth Avulsion
    • Tooth Decay
    • Tooth Demineralization
    • Tooth Discoloration
    • Tooth Loss
    • Toothache
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    Background Check for Dr. Short

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Massachusetts.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Boston University / Goldman School Of Dental Medicine
    Graduated in 1982

    Undergraduate Schools

    Boston University
    Graduated in 1976
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Short & Staff

    • English
    • Farsi
    • Hebrew
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 87.4% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Short's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Short has admitting privileges:

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    • Hallmark Health System

    • Melrose - Wakefield Hospital

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Short

    Dr. Richard A. Short, DMD
    DR. SHORT RESPONDS - (Dr. Short, edit your response)

    Thank you for providing feedback.  Myself and my practice strives for the best service for our patients and we value their feedback to help us improve.

    If you were to ever have a question or concern, please call me at 781-391-4131.  

    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.0
    • 2 responses
    1 5 2

    3 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Short to family and friends

    3 out of 5

    2 responses

    Dr. Short's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4 out of 5

    2 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4 out of 5

    2 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3 out of 5

    2 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    2 responses

    Experience with Dr. Short

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3 out of 5

    2 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4 out of 5

    2 responses

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    Dr. Short's Appointment Availabilty

    Accepting new patients?

    Yes

    Appointment Availability

    Same Day Next Day Evenings

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Delta Dental
    • Delta Dental of Washington
    • EmblemHealth
    • Fallon Community Health Plan
    • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    • Guardian
    • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    • Health Net
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • MetLife
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    • Principal Financial Group
    • Principal Life
    • UniCare
    • United Concordia
    • United Healthcare Community Plan
    • UnitedHealthCare
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    Office Locations

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    The Classic Smile, Medford, MA
    THE CLASSIC SMILE
    92 High St Ste 12
    Medford, MA 02155
    (781) 396-4131 (Office)
    (781) 396-2064 (Fax)
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