Dentistry Practitioners in Massachusetts

Boston (1182)Worcester (217)Springfield (175)Brookline (154)Quincy (152)
Cambridge (152)Brockton (107)Framingham (95)Lynn (94)Lawrence (90)Somerville (83)Waltham (80)Lowell (79)Peabody (79)Fall River (71)Medford (71)Dorchester (69)Lexington (68)Malden (67)New Bedford (67)Marlborough (63)Methuen (63)Braintree (63)Pittsfield (62)Holyoke (59)Fitchburg (53)Chelmsford (53)Hyannis (52)Natick (52)Milford (51)Plymouth (50)Haverhill (49)Jamaica Plain (46)Roxbury (45)Leominster (45)Needham (44)West Springfield (43)Burlington (43)Beverly (43)North Andover (42)Westborough (42)Danvers (41)North Dartmouth (41)Salem (41)Revere (41)Norwood (41)Northampton (41)Woburn (40)Stoughton (40)Taunton (39)Attleboro (39)Dedham (38)Wellesley (38)Watertown (38)Wakefield (38)Saugus (37)Hanover (37)Arlington (36)Melrose (34)Chelsea (34)West Roxbury (33)Newton Center (32)Franklin (32)Belmont (31)Hingham (30)Newton (30)Everett (30)Stoneham (29)Gardner (29)Winchester (29)Shrewsbury (29)Brighton (29)Chicopee (29)Wellesley Hills (28)Andover (28)South Weymouth (28)Chestnut Hill (28)Auburn (28)Reading (27)Greenfield (27)Concord (26)Sudbury (25)Seekonk (25)East Longmeadow (25)Acton (24)Billerica (24)Newburyport (24)Canton (24)Tewksbury (24)Westfield (23)Mansfield (23)Westford (23)Mattapan (23)Gloucester (23)Amherst (23)Raynham (22)Dorchester Center (22)Walpole (22)Bedford (21)Randolph (21)Roslindale (20)Northborough (20)Milton (20)Duxbury (20)Dracut (20)Swampscott (20)Hudson (19)Longmeadow (19)Roxbury Crossing (19)North Attleboro (18)Swansea (18)Falmouth (18)Wilmington (18)Marshfield (18)Westwood (18)Ludlow (17)East Boston (17)Norwell (16)Harwich (16)Wilbraham (15)Mashpee (15)Medfield (15)Belchertown (15)Sharon (15)Hyde Park (15)Whitinsville (15)Hadley (15)Abington (14)Hopkinton (14)Weymouth (14)Marblehead (14)North Adams (14)Buzzards Bay (13)Holden (13)Southbridge (13)Scituate (12)Groton (12)South Hadley (12)Sandwich (12)Ashland (12)Worthington (12)Foxboro (12)South Easton (12)South Boston (12)Allston (11)Lakeville (11)Middleboro (11)Norton (11)Nantucket (11)Clinton (11)Webster (11)Bridgewater (11)Wareham (11)Weston (11)North Reading (11)Lynnfield (11)Fairhaven (10)Winthrop (10)Norfolk (10)West Yarmouth (10)Southwick (10)Easthampton (10)Holliston (10)Amesbury (9)Newton Highlands (9)Florence (9)Great Barrington (9)North Easton (9)Cohasset (9)Middleton (9)Plainville (9)Lunenburg (9)East Weymouth (8)Westport (8)Charlestown (8)Provincetown (8)Needham Heights (8)Orleans (8)Ipswich (8)Holbrook (8)Harvard (8)Hanscom AFB (8)South Deerfield (8)Medway (7)Vineyard Haven (7)Wrentham (7)North Billerica (7)Rockland (7)Southborough (7)West Bridgewater (7)Williamstown (7)Brewster (7)South Hamilton (7)Feeding Hills (7)Pembroke (7)Topsfield (7)Sturbridge (7)East Walpole (7)Somerset (7)Wayland (7)Oxford (6)South Dennis (6)North Chelmsford (6)North Grafton (6)Hull (6)Bellingham (6)Leeds (6)Agawam (6)Marion (6)Turners Falls (6)Centerville (6)Attleboro Falls (6)Whitman (5)Mattapoisett (5)Lincoln (5)Pocasset (5)Littleton (5)Carlisle (5)Dover (5)South Lancaster (5)South Yarmouth (5)Groveland (5)Tyngsboro (5)Georgetown (5)Rehoboth (5)Osterville (5)Ware (5)Stockbridge (5)Kingston (4)Newtonville (4)Avon (4)Leicester (4)Sterling (4)Carver (4)East Bridgewater (4)West Newton (4)West Brookfield (4)Auburndale (4)Bourne (4)Newton Centre (4)Millbury (4)Athol (4)Orange (4)Millis (4)Waban (4)Douglas (4)Spencer (4)Dartmouth (4)Bolton (4)Dalton (4)Maynard (4)South Attleboro (3)Monson (3)Dennis (3)Uxbridge (3)West Boylston (3)Townsend (3)Dudley (3)E Longmeadow (3)Sutton (3)East Harwich (3)East Wareham (3)Southampton (3)Bradford (3)Newton Upper Falls (3)South Dartmouth (3)Chatham (3)Shirley (3)Ayer (3)Hanson (3)Salisbury (3)Sagamore Beach (3)Indian Orchard (3)Rowley (3)Winchendon (3)Lee (3)Lenox (3)Assonet (3)Merrimac (3)Mendon (3)Paxton (3)Yarmouth Port (3)

Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners

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 7059 specialists practicing Dentistry in Massachusetts with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 61 hospitals in Massachusetts with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center.