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About Our Dental Office – Needham, MA

A Warm Welcome from Dental Team

The team at Gillis Dental is all about providing comprehensive care in an environment where our patients feel welcome and valued. Whether you have questions about your oral health, are looking for help to restore your smile’s aesthetics, or you just need routine preventive care, you can expect us to give you the time and attention you deserve. We love getting to know our patients, and we cannot wait for you to get to know us as well!

Dental Safety Protocols

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Our patients’ health and safety have always been our top priorities, and in order to help everyone enjoy peace of mind when they come to Gillis Dental, we have recently updated our already extensive sanitation and infection control practices. We thoroughly disinfect our dental office and instruments before each appointment with hospital-grade solutions, health screenings are completed daily, and you will also see our team wearing all of the appropriate PPE. With us, you never have to worry, because we have already thought of everything.

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Dental Insurance and Fair Fees

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We understand that a lot of people are hesitant to go to the dentist because they are afraid that they will not be able to afford it, but we quickly put that concern to rest here at Gillis Dental. Our fees are very competitive for the area, and on top of this, we also accept a long list of PPO dental insurance plans. When you come to Gillis Dental, you can trust that we are prepared to take great care of your teeth and wallet.

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Top Dental Education

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Each of our dentists graduated from one of the two most prestigious dental schools in the country—the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Both of these institutions are lauded for their commitment to using the latest techniques and technology, meaning dentists who complete these programs are able to offer top-level service using the most advanced and proven methods available today. Plus, two of our dentists have also gone on to earn specialty certifications in orthodontics and endodontics, meaning our dental office is able to offer a comprehensive range of services under one roof.

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Our TRUE Values

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As a 42 North Dental supported dental office we abide by TRUE values: Teamwork, Respect, Urgency, Excellence.

Inherent in these values is our commitment to providing high-quality dental care to patients of all races, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, national origins and ethnicities. We are committed to an inclusive workforce with equal opportunities for all employees and know we are at our best when we are working together. We believe our diversity is our strength and connects us to the patients and communities we serve.

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Gillis Dental and 42 North

The Practice is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DMD. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DMD. The Practice is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at