Dr. Richard Short, DMD

Dr. Richard Short, DMD

DentistryMaleAge 67

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a Dentistry Practitioner in Medford, MA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Boston University / Goldman School of Dental Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Short to book an appointment.


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The Classic Smile92 High St Ste Dh11-12 Medford, MA 02155

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What went well
  • Office environment (117)
  • Staff friendliness (117)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (115)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Long wait times (3)
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People ask me why I travel over an hour for dental care. First of all, Dr. Short is proficient in his communication, treatments and procedures. His office is run with customer service as a priority. His staff are friendly, happy and professional. Above all, I feel safe because of all of the COVID precautions being observed there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 16, 2020
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Dr. Short took his time to thoroughly explain everything going on with a team and presented me with all the options to resolve my broken filling. He and his staff care and are all about preventative measures to maintain the longevity of your teeth. Looking forward to future visits!
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Apr 08, 2020
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Everyone is pleasant throughout the office and throughout the visit. Dr. Short is very gentle and has great dentistry skills and knowledge. Everyone there takes pride in their work. An absolute team effort.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Nov 01, 2019
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Visiting Dr. Short's office for a dental check-up or treatment has always been very easy for me because he and his staff are very professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable of the latest dental technology. He's been my dentist for more than 30 years and his wonderful approach and care has always been the same. He's the one reason why I've never have dental problems as he's always taught me about preventive maintenance over the years. If you're looking for a excellent dentist, try him...I'm sure you'll like him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Rick Zaccardo – Aug 29, 2019
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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 related to dentistry. I left enlightened as to how these other conditions may effect my overall dental health.
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Enfield, CT – Mar 16, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Short's conditions and procedures:

  • Allograft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Anesthesia
  • Arestin® Therapy
  • Biocon Dental Implants
  • BIOLASE Dental Laser Treatment
  • Biological Therapy
  • Biopsy
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening System
  • Broken Tooth
  • Canine Teeth, Absence Upper Permanent
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Ceramic Dental Braces
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Cerec® Tooth Restoration Procedure
  • Cerinate One-Hour™ Permanent Veneer
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • 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 Bone Loss
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Adult
  • Dental Prophylaxis, Child
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Spacing
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Dermal Filler
  • e.max® Dental Crowns
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Excision
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Gingivitis
  • Gold Dental Braces
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Gum Disease
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Gum Surgery
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Impacted Teeth
  • 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
  • Loose Teeth
  • Lower Dentures
  • Lumineers®
  • MAC Veneers™
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Microsonic Dental Cleanings
  • Mini Dental Braces
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • 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
  • Periodontitis
  • Physical Disability
  • Plaque
  • 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
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sinus X-Ray
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snap-On-Smile®
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Stained Teeth
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Temporormandibular (TM) Therapy
  • 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
  • Tooth-Borne Denture
  • Toothache
  • 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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(781) 347-1864

Dr. Short accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Delta Insurance
Delta Insurance POS
Delta Dental of Washington
Delta Dental Premier
Emblem Health
Fallon Community Health Plan
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Health Net
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
United Concordia
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

We offer the highest quality dental services to people throughout Medford, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. From cosmetic procedures to complete...Read more


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....Read more

Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics


Boston University / Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Medical School
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School


  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Richard Short, DMD?

Call (781) 347-1864 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Richard Short, DMD accepting new patients?

Dr. Richard Short, DMD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Short's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Richard Short, DMD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Richard Short, DMD's top areas of care?

Dr. Short frequently treats Allograft Tissue Reconstruction, Anesthesia, and Arestin® Therapy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Short treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Short, DMD's office located?

Dr. Short's office is located at 92 High St Ste Dh11-12, Medford, MA 02155. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Short, DMD speak?

Dr. Short speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Farsi. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Richard Short, DMD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Short has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Short is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

Medford, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)