Dr. Richard Short, DMD

Dr. Richard Short, DMD

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a dentistry practitioner in Medford, MA and has been practicing for 36 years. He practices dentistry, orthodontics, and more.Read his story

The Classic Smile

92 High St STE DH 11-12

Medford, MA 02155
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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)

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Dr. Short's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Short "I am proud to welcome patients to my practice where real caring and compassion combine with education and experience to provide the best in dental care. My philosophy of service to the patient along with the support of a hand-picked, knowledgeable team creates excellence in both patient care and clinical results. I was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts. I am a graduate of Boston University where I received a B.A. degree in Biology and graduated with Distinction in Biology in 1976. In my years following college. I pursued my interest in health care by working for research facilities both at Boston University Medical School and Boys Town of America research facility at St. Johns Hospital in Omaha Nebraska. I earned my DMD from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry in 1982. I then worked as an associate for Frank Wetherbee, DMD a General Practice in Wakefield and Billerica. In 1985, myself and my his wife, Dr. Ronni Ann Schnell opened our practice at 360 Winthrop Street in Medford while also serving as an instructor in the A.P.E.X. program at the Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. In 2002, myself and my wife opened our doors to our current practice at 92 High Street, Suite 12 in Medford; a state-of-the-art patient centered dental office. We take pride in our office and the services we provide. I have received Cosmetic training at the Las Vegas Institute. I am also Invisalign® certified and have been recognized as a Preferred Provider. I am dedicated to a lifetime of continuing education, as is evidenced by earning my Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. I have lectured in the use of the CEREC CAD/CAM technology to dentists in the Boston Area. I also volunteer my services for Special Smiles program a program which provides free dental checkups and free mouth guards for participants in the Special Olympics. Myself and my wife Dr. Ronni Schnell have two children, reside in Brookline, Mass and are avid skiers."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Short "We offer the highest quality dental services to people throughout Medford, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. From cosmetic procedures to complete smile makeovers, our professionals have the skills and expertise to satisfy your dental needs.  Our Practice The Classic Smile has served individuals in the area for more than 30 years.

What to Expect

  • We support a patient's decisions about their treatment plan
  • We you educate and encourage patients to be involved in all aspects of their care
  • We listen, value a patient's input and attend to their individual needs
  • We communicate in a clear, timely manner and share all pertinent information
  • Most important, we treat patients and their families with dignity, compassion and respect

Going to the dentist can leave you feeling anxious, that is why we offer sedation dentistry to our fearful patients. Getting the treatment you need, can be done easily and painlessly. When you come to us, we strive to make your visit as stress- and anxiety-free as possible. In fact, our full-service practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which gives you the option to watch videos through virtual headsets.  Many of the patients who choose to watch videos request to stay after their procedure just to finish the video! "

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17  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

43  Conditions Treated

  • Bleeding Gums
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Tooth
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Dental Bone Loss
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Spacing
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Periodontitis
  • Physical Disability
  • Plaque
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stained Teeth
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
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156  Procedures

  • 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
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Adult
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Child
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • 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 Graft Surgery
  • Gum Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • 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
  • Mouthguards
  • 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 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
  • 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 Procedures
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Temporormandibular (TM) Therapy
  • 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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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.


  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Boston University / Goldman School Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Dr. Short's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Short to family and friends
120 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Dr. Short's Performance

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  • Answers questions

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Office & Staff Performance

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Short Says:

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.  


Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Short is terrific. He spent so much time devoted to my initial visit, answered a thousand questions, and did it with patience, earnest concern and care, and with a kind and affable manner. He has a holistic approach which was very helpful to me since I take medications for health reasons not...more
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