Phone : (617) 864-5444

Fax : (617) 576-0109

1692 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm


Our Team

Our team of dedicated dental health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of dentistry with a passion for helping people love their smiles. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your dental needs.

Dr. Mark DerKazarian


Dr. Mark DerKazarian was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Belmont, Massachusetts, where he graduated from the Belmont Hill School (1991). He attended Union College and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology (1995). Dr. DerKazarian received his Doctorate in Medical Dentistry (D.M.D-1999) from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He graduated with magna cum laude, the student award in periodontics, and was valedictorian of his class. Dr. DerKazarian received his Certificate in Periodontics and Oral Implantology from Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia in 2002. While in his residency, he received a Masters Degree in Science investigating the association between anemia and periodontitis, and completed a program in intravenous conscious sedation.

Dr. DerKazarian resides in Carlisle Massachusetts and enjoys spending time with his two children, Claire and Charlie.

Dr. Alan DerKazarian

Alan DerKazarian

Dr. Alan DerKazarian graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and after serving two years as a general dentist in the Air Force completed his certificate in Periodontics from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He taught at the BU School of Dentistry for over 20 years as Associate Professor of Periodontics. He established his practice Limited to Periodontics in Cambridge in 1963. Dr. DerKazarian is a member of The American Academy of Periodontology (Active Lifetime member), The American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Middlesex District Dental Society. He currently served as the President of Massachusetts Dental Society in 2004-2005. He has also been elected as a fellow of the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Federation Dentale International. In January 2009 Dr. DerKazarian received the prestigious Etherington Award for his many years of contribution to organized dentistry in New England.

Dr. DerKazarian passed away October 1, 2015 at the age of 82, after 52 years of dedicated service to his patients and the dental profession.

Frank Oppenheim, DMD, PhD

oppenheimProfessor and Chair, Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology, Boston University School of Dental Medicine


  • Matura B, Gymnasium Aarau, Switzerland

  • D. Med. Dent., University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • DMD, Boston University

  • CAGS in Periodontology, Boston University

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Boston University

IMG_5206Patrick C. Shannon, D.M.D.

Dr. Patrick Shannon was born and raised in Braintree, MA. He graduated cum laude from Salve Regina University with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then went onto Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Shannon received the American Academy of Periodontology Student Award and was accepted into the periodontology program at Tufts. Dr. Shannon is a board certified periodontist and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

During his periodontal residency, Dr. Shannon was a clinical instructor in the Tufts dental student clinic. At the 2013 Yankee Dental Congress, he was invited to teach a hands-on course on crown lengthening and osseous surgical procedures. He is a member of many dental and periodontal organizations including Massachusetts Dental Society, American Dental Association, Middlesex District, American Academy of Periodontology, and the Massachusetts Periodontal Society.

In his free time, Dr. Shannon enjoys disc golf, candlepin bowling, and spending time with his wonderful wife. He also is an avid Patriots and Bruins fan.

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