Dentistry Practitioners in Massachusetts

Boston (1177)Worcester (206)Brookline (161)Springfield (155)Cambridge (147)
Quincy (134)Brockton (95)Framingham (91)Lynn (84)Somerville (83)Lawrence (78)Peabody (77)Waltham (76)Lowell (72)Fall River (70)Medford (67)New Bedford (67)Lexington (66)Braintree (65)Malden (65)Methuen (63)Pittsfield (62)Dorchester (61)Marlborough (59)Holyoke (57)Milford (56)Chelmsford (54)Natick (52)Fitchburg (51)Hyannis (51)Plymouth (49)Leominster (47)Wellesley (47)North Andover (46)Beverly (45)Needham (45)Burlington (44)Northampton (44)Roxbury (43)Salem (43)Norwood (42)Revere (42)Wakefield (42)Westborough (42)Attleboro (41)Arlington (40)Danvers (40)Woburn (40)Dedham (39)Taunton (39)Hanover (38)Jamaica Plain (38)Stoughton (38)Haverhill (37)Watertown (37)West Springfield (37)Chelsea (35)Chicopee (34)Saugus (34)Franklin (33)Melrose (33)Newton (33)Belmont (31)Brighton (31)Everett (31)North Dartmouth (31)West Roxbury (31)Concord (30)Hingham (29)Andover (28)Chestnut Hill (28)Reading (28)Shrewsbury (28)Stoneham (28)Winchester (28)Greenfield (27)Newburyport (27)Canton (26)Sudbury (26)Seekonk (25)Auburn (24)East Longmeadow (24)Acton (23)Amherst (23)Gloucester (23)Mansfield (23)Tewksbury (23)Westford (23)Northborough (22)Randolph (22)South Weymouth (22)Swampscott (22)Walpole (22)Bedford (21)East Boston (21)Gardner (21)Billerica (20)Milton (20)Newton Center (20)Westfield (20)Dracut (19)Duxbury (19)Falmouth (19)Hudson (19)Mattapan (19)Roslindale (19)Wellesley Hills (19)Marshfield (18)North Attleboro (18)Raynham (18)Westwood (18)Weymouth (18)Longmeadow (17)Wilmington (17)Abington (16)Ludlow (16)Norwell (16)Swansea (16)Hopkinton (15)Hyde Park (15)Mashpee (15)Medfield (15)Sharon (15)South Boston (15)Dorchester Center (14)Harwich (14)Marblehead (14)North Adams (14)Whitinsville (14)Wilbraham (14)Hadley (13)Buzzards Bay (12)Holden (12)South Easton (12)Weston (12)Allston (11)Ashland (11)Fairhaven (11)Lynnfield (11)Middleboro (11)Nantucket (11)Norton (11)South Hadley (11)Southbridge (11)Wareham (11)Webster (11)Bridgewater (10)Easthampton (10)Holliston (10)Lakeville (10)Middleton (10)Norfolk (10)North Easton (10)Sandwich (10)Scituate (10)Southwick (10)Worthington (10)Amesbury (9)Bradford (9)Brewster (9)Cohasset (9)Foxboro (9)Great Barrington (9)Groton (9)Newton Centre (9)North Reading (9)Plainville (9)Provincetown (9)Roxbury Crossing (9)South Dennis (9)Southborough (9)Wayland (9)West Yarmouth (9)Winthrop (9)Bellingham (8)Charlestown (8)Clinton (8)Florence (8)Harvard (8)Holbrook (8)Ipswich (8)Orleans (8)East Walpole (7)Feeding Hills (7)Lunenburg (7)Medway (7)Pembroke (7)Rockland (7)South Deerfield (7)Topsfield (7)Vineyard Haven (7)Westport (7)Williamstown (7)Wrentham (7)Agawam (6)Centerville (6)Dartmouth (6)Hanscom AFB (6)Hull (6)Marion (6)Needham Heights (6)Newtonville (6)North Billerica (6)Osterville (6)Oxford (6)Somerset (6)South Hamilton (6)Tyngsboro (6)West Bridgewater (6)Belchertown (5)Bolton (5)Bourne (5)Dover (5)East Weymouth (5)Groveland (5)Leeds (5)Lincoln (5)Littleton (5)Mattapoisett (5)Maynard (5)Millis (5)Newton Highlands (5)North Grafton (5)Orange (5)Rehoboth (5)South Lancaster (5)Sterling (5)Stockbridge (5)Sturbridge (5)Turners Falls (5)Ware (5)Whitman (5)Athol (4)Auburndale (4)Avon (4)Carlisle (4)Carver (4)Dalton (4)Kingston (4)Leicester (4)Millbury (4)North Chelmsford (4)Pepperell (4)Pocasset (4)Rowley (4)Shirley (4)South Yarmouth (4)Spencer (4)Townsend (4)Waban (4)West Brookfield (4)West Newton (4)Assonet (3)Attleboro Falls (3)Ayer (3)Chatham (3)Dennis (3)Dudley (3)Georgetown (3)Hanson (3)Lee (3)Mendon (3)Merrimac (3)Monson (3)North Falmouth (3)North Quincy (3)Paxton (3)Rockport (3)Sagamore Beach (3)Salisbury (3)South Attleboro (3)South Dartmouth (3)Southampton (3)Stow (3)Sutton (3)Uxbridge (3)West Barnstable (3)West Boylston (3)Yarmouth Port (3)

Learn more about General Dentists

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 7007 specialists practicing Dentistry in Massachusetts with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 60 hospitals in Massachusetts with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center.