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Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a dentist who practices in Medford, MA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.Read his story
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."
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! "