Dr. Richard A. Short, DMD

Dr. Richard A. Short, DMD

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Dentistry | Male | 63 years old

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.Read more

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Care Philosophy

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!Read more

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Experience with Dr. Short
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     (17)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (18)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (18)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (18)
Dr. Short's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (18)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (18)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (18)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (18)
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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.  

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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

Conditions Treated

Dr. Short says..

All of the Doctors at The Classic Smile have either completed an Advanced Degree in General Dentistry or is a Specialist. This Degree is an additional residency after Dental School. All of our Dentists must meet this standard and we take pride in knowing that you are being treated by one of our Doctors.

We provide a fresh and innovative approach with skilled dental specialists that are dedicated to providing patients optimum oral care.

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! 

We specialize in General, Cosmetic, Prosthodontics, Periodontics & Implant surgery   dentistry.  What that means to you is, we can take care of all your dental needs without having to leave our office.   

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  • 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
  • Dental Trauma
  • 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

Procedures Performed

Dr. Short says..
  • Fulll Mouth Restoration 
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Pediatric Care
  • Dentures / Partials
  • Root Canal
  • Bonded Veneers
  • Esthetic Dentures and Hidden Clasp
  • Partial Dentures
  • Tooth Replacement
  • Occlusal rehabilitation
  • Preventive TMD services
  • Simple Orthodontics
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Intraoral Photography
  • Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
  • Dental Implants
  • Implant Supported Dentures
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Sports Dentistry
  • Tooth Colored Restorations
  • Tooth Colored Braces
  • Preventative counseling and training
  • Non-surgical periodontal care
  • Mercury-free dentistry
  • Invisalign ®
  • Zoom One-Hour Teeth Whitening
  • Sedation Dentistry for fearful Patients 
  • Botox 
  • Dermal Fillers  
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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
  • 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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University / Goldman School of Dental Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Short has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Short has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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  • Specializes in Dentistry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Short's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Short

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Short says...

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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Dr. Short's Care Philosophy

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! 

×

Dr. Short says...

All of the Doctors at The Classic Smile have either completed an Advanced Degree in General Dentistry or is a Specialist. This Degree is an additional residency after Dental School. All of our Dentists must meet this standard and we take pride in knowing that you are being treated by one of our Doctors.

We provide a fresh and innovative approach with skilled dental specialists that are dedicated to providing patients optimum oral care.

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! 

We specialize in General, Cosmetic, Prosthodontics, Periodontics & Implant surgery   dentistry.  What that means to you is, we can take care of all your dental needs without having to leave our office.   

×

Dr. Short says...

  • Fulll Mouth Restoration 
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Pediatric Care
  • Dentures / Partials
  • Root Canal
  • Bonded Veneers
  • Esthetic Dentures and Hidden Clasp
  • Partial Dentures
  • Tooth Replacement
  • Occlusal rehabilitation
  • Preventive TMD services
  • Simple Orthodontics
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Intraoral Photography
  • Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
  • Dental Implants
  • Implant Supported Dentures
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Sports Dentistry
  • Tooth Colored Restorations
  • Tooth Colored Braces
  • Preventative counseling and training
  • Non-surgical periodontal care
  • Mercury-free dentistry
  • Invisalign ®
  • Zoom One-Hour Teeth Whitening
  • Sedation Dentistry for fearful Patients 
  • Botox 
  • Dermal Fillers  
×

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.