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Dr. Richard Short, DMD

Dentistry Age 70
Dr. Richard Short, DMD
4.8 (123 Ratings)
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Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a Dentistry Practitioner in Medford, MA.
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Dr. Richard Short, DMD

Dentistry Age 70
Medford, MA
Accepting new patients
41 years of experience
Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a Dentistry Practitioner in Medford, MA.


Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a Dentistry Practitioner in Medford, MA and has 41 years experience. They graduated from Boston University / Goldman School of Dental Medicine. They currently practice at The Classic Smile and are affiliated with Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital. At present, Dr. Short received an average rating of 4.8/5 from patients and has been reviewed 123 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Short also speaks Hebrew, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish. Dr. Short accepts multiple insurance plans.

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    92 High St Ste 12, Medford, MA 02155

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Jul 16, 2020
People ask me why I travel over an hour for dental care. First of all, Dr. Short is proficient in his communication, treatments and procedures. His office is run with customer service as a priority. His staff are friendly, happy and professional. Above all, I feel safe because of all of the COVID precautions being observed there.
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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! 

Care Philosophy
  • Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a dentistry practitioner in Medford, MA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Boston University / Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1982. He practices Dentistry, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, and more.
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  • Boston University / Goldman School of Dental Medicine
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Dr. Richard Short, DMD is affiliated with Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

    170 Governors Ave, Medford, MA

  • MelroseWakefield Hospital

    585 Lebanon St, Melrose, MA