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Canton, MA 02021
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Back to School Smile

August 13, 2015

It’s that time of year again…lists of books to buy, supplies to stock, backpacks to prepare…and in a few weeks, it’s Back to School. Now that travel is winding down and we’re close to getting back into our routines, it’s the best time to reserve your orthodontic appointment.

Before you really get back into the swing of things and get too busy, book your ortho consult and get started on your track to a healthy straight smile. Whether you’re opting for braces, ALF wire or Invisalign Teen, getting all of the preliminary appointments out of the way before school starts will get you on the right track. Here is a brief description of each option:

Invisalign Teen™

The Invisalign Teen™ system straightens your teeth with a series of custom-made clear aligners, which are comfortable and practically invisible. It was developed with leading orthodontists. And it works - nearly one million patients worldwide have made Invisalign their clear choice.

ALF Wire

ALF stands for Advanced Lightwire Functionals. It is a method to align the jaws & teeth and improve the bite without braces (orthodontic treatment).


cosmetics - barely visible from the outside
gentle - far less discomfort than with braces
stable - no need for life-long retention

Traditional Braces

At Dream Smile Dental we have various options for traditional braces. You can choose between ceramic, tooth colored brackets, or metal brackets with an assortment of elastic colors.

Dream Smile Dental Patients Asked... We Listened... 5 Most Common Questions Asked to Dream Smile Dental Team

July 20, 2015

Q. Should I be worried about dental X-ray exposure?

A. Dental X-ray exposure is so minimal that taking a flight from New York to LA exposes you to more radiation than taking a dental x-ray. Dream Smile Dental uses a digital system which is very modern and minimal on radiation. Check out the chart on the right of the different radiation levels.

Q. What's the difference between doing an implant as opposed to a bridge?

A. A bridge requires more commitment on the patient's part because of the increased amount of oral hygiene required to maintain the bridge in a healthy environment. A bridge fuses teeth together, so brushing and flossing is more difficult than with an implant. An implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth. It's free standing and doesn't attach to other teeth. It's often more comfortable and you forget it's not your real tooth!

Q. Why does this cost so much? Why doesn't my insurance cover this?

A. Dental work can be expensive and dental insurance coverage is definitely frustrating. The type of dentistry Drs. Ronkin and Shwartzman have chosen to practice involves over 200 hours of additional training every year, the best materials available on the market and a comfortable and caring environment with a patient-centered approach. This increases the value of the treatments at Dream Smile Dental and offers you high quality dental work in your mouth with piece of mind. Unfortunately Dental Insurance doesn't work like Medical insurance and should be looked at as a benefit vs. a full coverage option. If we could change that, we would love to, but the insurance companies are the ones who make the rules.

Q. I don't have any pain….can't this wait?

A. Often when you have pain in your mouth it's very late in the game and more work than previously necessary now becomes imperative. For example, a simple filling or crown can quickly become a root canal, post and crown if left untreated. You could be tripling or increasing your cost 10-fold. Dream Smile Dental practices preventative dentistry. We solve the problem when it's small to save you time, pain and money down the road.

Q. Why do I have bad breath?

A. Lots of things can attribute to bad breath: enlarged tonsils catching food is the most common. Some other frequent attributes are: dry mouth, mouth breathing, acid reflux, poor oral hygiene (not brushing twice per day and flossing once per day) and gingivitis. Another biggie that you may not think of is: untreated dental work that needs to be redone such as old crowns, bridges and fillings that are collecting bacteria and breaking down.

Dream Smile Dental Provides professional, Quality, Comfortable Dental Care.  To book an appointment, contact Dream Smile Dental at appointments@dreamsmiledental.com

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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