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Dr. Richard Short, DMD

4.8 (123)
Map Pin Small Medford, MA
Accepting new patients
42 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Richard Short, DMD

Dr. Richard Short, DMD is a Dentistry Practitioner in Medford, MA. They specialize in Dentistry, has 42 years of experience. They graduated from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and is affiliated with Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Short an average 4.8 star rating.

Dr. Short works at The Classic Smile in Medford, MA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Short's Office Locations

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    The Classic Smile
    92 High St Ste 12, Medford, MA 02155 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (781) 208-7689

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Admitting Hospitals

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  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford
  • MelroseWakefield Hospital

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Arestin® Therapy
Biocon Dental Implants
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BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening System
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Nobel Teeth in an Hour™
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Nu Radiance® Teeth Whitening
Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Sedation
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Panorex FMX
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Power Teeth Whitening
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Prophy Jet Air Polishing
Pulmonary Procedures
Restylane® Injections
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Root Planing
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Sapphire Whitening
Scaling and Root Planing
Simple Tooth Extractions
Single Visit Root Canals
Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
Smile Makeovers
Soft Tissue Injections
Surgical Procedures
Teeth Polishing
Teeth Scaling
Teeth Whitening
Temporormandibular (TM) Therapy
Tooth-Borne Denture
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Trèswhite Teeth Whitening
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VELscope® Vx System
Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
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    About Dr. Richard Short, DMD

    • Dentistry

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    Years of Experience
    • 42 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Hebrew, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1396864203
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Richard Short, DMD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Short is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Short speaks Hebrew, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish.

    123 patients have reviewed Dr. Short. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Short.

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