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Owners Background

Tufts

Growing up in the Soviet Union, Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman heard about the advanced healthcare available in the United States. They wanted to learn to provide high quality care and practice in an environment where thy can always continue to learn and flourish. When they came to the U.S. they were accepted into the world-renowned Tufts Dental School, which is actually where they met each other. Sharing an identical dream, they found that they both had the same drive and ambition to pursue it.

Cosmetic Dentistry

In 1994 Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman opened their first Dental Practice in Canton, MA. In 1995, they were the first office in New England to offer laser tooth whitening. That was the beginning of two things for Ronkin and Shwartzman: an unprecedented approach to dentistry later called “cosmetic dentistry” and earning their keep as the pioneers of modern dentistry.

AACD

In 1996, Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman joined the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In the group of advanced dentists dedicated to the art and science of dentistry, Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman found their place. They began eradicating sliver fillings from the practice, patients were coming in and asking for veneers and teeth whitening was becoming more and more popular.

LVI

Also in 1996, Ronkin and Shwartzman began attending cosmetic dentistry courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Along with the other 1% of dentists in the country, the doctors learned techniques that kept them at the forefront of high-tech dentistry. They began changing peoples’ lives by giving them the self assurance they lacked from not being able to smile confidently.

In 2002, Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman began shifting in a new direction. They continued to change people’s lives, but now they actually had the tools and skills to change their patients’ quality of life. Undergoing over 100 hours of continuing education on the concept of neuromuscular dentistry, the doctors began taking not only the teeth into account, but also incorporating the roles of the joints and muscles in relation to the teeth. This allowed them to help patients relieve TMJ symptoms such as headaches, neck and back pain, jaw pain, tingling of the fingers and many more. With the help of neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Shwartzman has treated many patients with sleep apnea and has given them an alternative to the CPAP and a healthier sleep, resulting in more productivity and happiness.

It also allowed them to restore teeth in such a bite that actually increased the longevity of their restorations. The days of when crowns “needed to be redone” every 5 years were over. If done correctly, and if the patient follows all recommendations, restorations can actually last a whole lifetime.

IACA

The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics was founded in 2005 and Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman were members since the foundation of this organization. Having already brought modern dentistry back to Russia, the doctors felt the importance of an international organization that brought the highest quality professionals together. Dentists who are passionate about improving the quality of life for their patients, were now able to resource the research being done in various countries across the world. Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman are not only members, but they attend the annual IACA meeting every year and even bring a group of dentists from Russia. The goal is to bring the level of dentistry up wherever possible so that patients around the globe can have access to this amazing dental care that we know changes and prolongs lives.

Invisalign

This unique form of straightening teeth using invisible aligners was introduced to the market in 1999. That year Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman were one of the first to get certified using this technology that will have gone on to revolutionize the orthodontic world. Eleven years later, Invisalign has grown into a multi million dollar company with 1.3 million people having used their product. The highest level of achievement with Invisalign that a doctor can attain is the “Preferred Super Elite Provider”, Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman are 2 of 13 in the whole world that hold this status. With over 800 lifetime cases completed and over 100 just in the past 6 months, the doctors have taken their orthodontic achievement to the highest level. With the help of Invisalign in combination with neuromuscular orthodontics, Dr. Ronkin has helped many patients beyond just straightening their teeth. For children, neuromuscular orthodontics lays down the foundation for healthy development and prevention of sleep apnea, respiratory disease, heart disease and other illnesses.



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TESTIMONIALS

All of my life, the financial needs of my children and my business took precedence over my own personal desires. One of these was to improve the appearance of my smile. Once my children were grown and my business had sold, I decided that it was time to do something special just for me.

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I was confident that my expectations would be met because of my positive experience with Dr. Ronkin. Honestly, when I first sat with Dr. Ronkin, my one and only fear was if it was going to be all worth it.

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After years of visiting different dentists and leaving with my questions unanswered, Dream Smile Dental provided the solution that I had been looking for.

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What our Patients are Saying

Front desk people were awesome as usual. Courtney the hygienist is always great too. Pushed me to go have something on my lip looked at which proved to be pre cancer that needs to be removed.

LZ 3-26-13

Dr. Barton was great with my son. He let him "play" with some of the instruments before actually using them so that made my son feel more comfortable. My son, at age three, loves going to the dentist and hopefully this will continue.

CC 11-7-12

Courtney Wager was excellent......she had a thorough understanding of my Son's needs. She also advised me to seek a total diagnosis with an ENT doctor. She was looking at the whole condition (tongue-thrust swallow) not just her speciality. Great experience over all!

RL 11-4-12

Ever since I have been coming to Dream Smile I have had nothing but great experiences. All the employees are very professional and cater to your every need, especially Nicole.

EDC 7-28-11

My visit, from start to the end, was great. When I do have the work done on my tooth, I would prefer the dentist that was on duty that day, as he took the time to explain things to me about the tooth. Also, special thanks to the girls behind the desk who were patient and extremely nice as my Delta Dental Plan was being determined.

MG 8-24-11

There was some confusion re: my appointment time. Courtney was kind enough to fit me in. The front desk team is excellent!

PC 9-20-11

I am always treated with respect and Service is always provided in a prompt timely and professional manner. Also Courtney does a great Job cleaning my teeth and providing needed information so that I don't have to make so many vists to the Dentist. Thank you.

PC 9-21-11

All the staff were wonderful!

JF 9-22-11

Sandy and Courtney are awesome. And the girls at the desk treated me great. Always look forward to going to Dreamsmile.

TR 9-30-11

All of the staff was wonderful and the office was the nicest dentist's office I have ever been to. Even my son had a good time and is looking forward to his visit in November.

MD 10-2-11

I just want you to know that Courtney and Sandy are the best!!!

DO 10-5-11

Your office is extemely professional and talented. Thank you so much. I will continue to be a patient here.

CC 10-8-11

The entire staff at DSD is outstanding, professional and makes you feel very comfortable...outstanding!!

MD 10-12-11

The girls were great and were very knowledgeable about what they do.

EC 10-19-11

It is always a pleasure to come in and see everyone again.

AL 10-19-11

Many offices to choose from, but nothing else compares, THE BEST.

RO 10-21-11

Ashlee is always so friendly! It was our first time meeting Dr. Barton but he is also great!

QG 10-25-11

I would like to thank Courtney and Dr Shwartzman for cathing my sinus infection. I saw Dr Dana and I am now on amocicillin for 2 weeks.

DC 10-25-11

It was a very pleasant experience! I'm hoping to dazzle family and friends with my pearly whites during the holidays.

NM 10-25-11

My appt. was for a whitening and the dental technician explained everything clearly and was very attentive to my comfort during the whole procedure. I'm sorry I don't recall her name but she was very friendly, professional did a very good job.

PS 10-27-11

Staff is always friendly, efficient and highly skilled. Although the idea of "going to the dentist" is not something I look forward to, DreamSmile Dental makes it a positive end result.

JV 10-27-11

I think Courtney is a great dental hygenist. She has alot of energy, does a great job, and knows her stuff.

MC 10-27-11

My appointment was at 4:30, I was running late due to traffic. I called and I believe her name was Jeannine. She was great. She reassured me that my late arrival was not an inconvenience for anyone! The administrative assistant at desk, was also very kind and polite. Excellent, flexible with appointments Thanks so, so much. What a great team! Thank you!

CD 10-28-11

Loved the whole team. Courtney was amazing! Very passionate about her work

KR 10-28-11

Jeanine is always so friendly and welcoming!

RG 10-30-11

Everyone was great and actually dont mind coming to the dentist office. Great job.

Anonymous 11-7-11

Staff was great...Yelena was great as well. Thanks

BM 11-16-11

Love Stacey. She is always gentle, kind and keeps me entertained so the time flies by quickly.

RE 11-17-11

Dr. Ronkin is a tremendous asset. He is very helpful. Courtney is a terrific hygenist. I think the world of her and am graeful for the care she provides.

BD 11-28-11

Everybody was great from front desk people to Sandy, Courtney, and, of course, Dr. Shwartzman. Considering a year ago I was totally dental phobic, I can't believe how comfortable everybody has made me feel. Lucky to have such great workers.

JL 11-29-11

The staff and especially my hygienist make my visit enjoyable despite the fact that I hate going to the dentist.

DM 11-30-11

everyone who greeted me was welcoming,those who treated me were efficient and timely.

VP 12-3-11

very good experience! everyone was super friendly and seemed very capable.

RP 12-9-11

Stacy is great!!!!!

JC 12-11-11

I had a wonderful visit. Everyone was very conscientious.

KR 12-14-11

Everyone was polite and professional . didn't have to wait . the service was explained and i'm very happy with the result .

DM 12-15-11