Dr. Brian Shaughnessy, DMD

Dr. Brian Shaughnessy, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Brian Shaughnessy, DMD is a pediatric dentistry practitioner in Quincy, MA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of Connecticut / School of Dental Medicine and practices pediatric dentistry and sedation dentistry.Read his story

21 Totman St # 201

Quincy, MA 02169

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Dr. Shaughnessy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shaughnessy "I completed my pediatric dentistry specialty training at Harvard University/Children's Hospital Boston where I served as chief resident and currently maintain a staff position. I received my dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where I served as class president and received the distinct honor of being named " best all around student ". I have been the recipient of many other leadership and academic awards including publication of my research entitled "Oral Health and Bone Density in Adolescents and Young Women with Anorexia Nervosa" in the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. I began my career in healthcare after graduating cum laude in physical therapy from Northeastern University. I practiced as a physical therapist at numerous institutions in the Boston area including; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Working at Shriner's Hospital and having children of my own inspired me to continue my education. My career as a PT taught me the importance of prevention which continues to be my focus as a pediatric dentist. I am a board certified member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, as well as the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Massachusetts Dental Society."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shaughnessy "Our philosophy at Greater Boston Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is that the greatest way to protect a child's smile for life is to ensure that he or she has a good experience at the dentist starting at the earliest possible age. We strive to make each visit comfortable and enjoyable as well as educational and trust building. We are committed to form lifelong connections with patients and parents alike."

2  Practice Areas

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry

15  Conditions Treated

  • Autism
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Northeastern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Connecticut / School Of Dental Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • University of Connecticut / School of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Children's Hospital Boston-Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Board Certification from ABPD 2010
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Shaughnessy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shaughnessy to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Shaughnessy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

This place is a hidden gem, the entire staff is absolutely professional and great with the kids. This is my sons 3rd dentist and most definitely the last Dr. Shaughnessy is very patient and great with the kids. He has a natural ability to distract them and keep them at ease. My son who used to hate...more
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As usual, our recent visit was fast and enjoyable. My daughter LOVES going to the dentist since we joined Greater Boston Smiles!
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Great staff. Everyone was knowledgeable and informative. Dr. Shaughnessy made the kids comfortable and explained every thing he was doing before starting. Kids love to come to the dentist. Go figure!
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