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.
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!
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
Boston University / Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1982
Awards & Recognition
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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