Trust Your Care to Leaders in the Field
Serving the Boston, MA, community, the Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group has a history of providing the highest possible standard of care with the highest level of esthetic and reconstructive dentistry. Whether you are looking for a cosmetic dentist or family dentist, we strive to exceed our patients' expectations. Our team of doctors is made up of leaders in dental education, internationally renowned lecturers, and developers of cutting-edge research.
Meet the Doctors
Kenneth A. Malament, DDS
Dr. Malament received his D.D.S. from N.Y.U. College of Dentistry and a specialty certificate and Master’s degree from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Malament has a full time practice limited to prosthodontics in Boston that includes a dental laboratory with master dental technologists. A Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, he is a Clinical Professor at Tufts University and a Course Director in the postgraduate department of Prosthodontics.
Hans-Peter Weber, DMD
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Weber was Chairperson of the Department of Prosthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and now an emeritus Professor there. Previously was Chairperson of the Department of Prosthodontics and the Nagle Chair at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is the Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics and member of the Board of Directors of the International Team for Implantology. He is a Past President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Dental Science.
Alissa Mariano, DMD
Dr. Mariano received her doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed her post graduate specialty residency at Tufts in Advanced Prosthodontics. As a prosthodontist, she has focused her education on comprehensive rehabilitation and reconstruction of complex dental needs, implant dentistry and integration of digital dentistry. Dr. Mariano is Board Certified and holds Diplomate status with the American Board of Prosthodontics. She is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics and holds membership to the American Dental Association.
Dr. Scott Lightfoot
Dr. Scott Lightfoot is our periodontist specializing in implant therapy and laser therapy, including LANAP. Dr. Lightfoot, a life-long learner and educator, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He also lectures nationally and locally on periodontal care, dental implants, disease and treatment. Dr. Lightfoot is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology and is licensed to provide LANAP. Dr. Lightfoot attended The Ohio State University where he received his Post Doctoral Degree in Periodontics, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition, a Master of Arts Degree in Exercise Physiology, and a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology. He served as Chief Resident during his final year of his periodontal residency.
Dan Nathanson, DMD
Now retired, Dr. Nathanson was the Chairperson of the Department of Prosthodontics and Material Research at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He received his dental degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed postdoctoral training in restorative dentistry and dental materials at Harvard and Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. He also received a specialty certificate in prosthodontics and a Master's degree in public health from Boston University School. He practiced for over 30 years until his retirement from Boston Prosthodontics. He will be missed.
Prosthodontists More Than Just A Dentist
While a prosthodontist is a dentist, not all dentists are prosthodontists. A prosthodontist specializes in the design, fabrication, and placement of restorations to repair or replace missing or damaged teeth. A dentist must complete a minimum of three additional years of advanced training after dental school to become a prosthodontist. Training consists of thorough clinical and lecture-based preparation in a number of sciences and surgical techniques. This allows prosthodontists to treat complex dental conditions, perform full-mouth reconstructions, correct TMJ disorders, remedy congenital disorders such as cleft palate, and provide relief from sleep apnea.
The team of world renowned prosthodontists at our Boston, MA, practice provide top-class service to our patients. Each of our prosthodontists has an extensive knowledge of modern dental technology, techniques, and science to provide unparalleled service and comprehensive care. Each of our doctors has extensive training in the field of general dentistry and an advanced understanding of material science. This allows our prosthodontists to combine their substantial knowledge of science and quality esthetic dentistry with their compassion and desire to offer patients the highest standard of dental care.
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"The Highest Standard"
Dr. Malament's work is of the highest standard. He and his team have created numerous crowns for me over the years with attention to the both aesthetics and overall dental health. My regular dentist has observed many times that Dr. Malament is at the top of his field and his work has no parallel.View On Google
Ken Malament is to prosthodontics as Picasso is to modern art. Ken and the entire office demonstrate good judgement, patient respect, and practice excellence. Their standards should set the bar for all medical service offices!View On Google
Our Patient Results
"We forge lasting relationships with our patients to provide targeted, customized care as their dental needs change throughout their lifetimes." Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group
Our Friendly, Dedicated Staff
Our Featured Procedures
A full mouth rehabilitation is customized to the needs of each patient, with the ultimate goal of providing a beautiful smile and a lifetime of optimized oral health. Patients who need to address extensive dental issues such as damage, decay, and tooth loss can combine multiple restorative procedures into a single treatment plan. Our on-site laboratory uses the finest materials available and allows us to offer patients world-class restorations with unparalleled aesthetics. Undergoing a full mouth rehabilitation can transform your smile, improving your health, self-confidence, and overall quality of life. Learn how you can benefit from the comprehensive knowledge and superior skill provided by our team of prosthodontists in Boston, MA.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A lost tooth does more than have an impact on your smile: it affects the state of your oral and overall health as well. The roots of a tooth provide crucial stimulation to your gums and the bone tissue in your jaw, which in turn keeps your jawbone strong and healthy. When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation provided by the dental roots causes the underlying bone tissue to begin to deteriorate.
Without treatment, jawbone atrophy gets progressively worse. At first, the surrounding teeth start to shift. This affects the effectiveness of your bite, making chewing and speaking increasingly difficult. As the bone continues to deteriorate, the potential for the loss of additional teeth is heightened. Not only will this exacerbate the underlying issue of jawbone atrophy, it can cause your face to become sunken, causing you to appear older than your years.
Dental implants are the only treatment that not only restores the form and function to your smile, but can stop jawbone atrophy. The titanium base of dental implants not only provides a stable foundation for restorations such as bridges, crowns, and dentures, but acts in place of the missing root structure. Once fused to your jawbone, dental implants provide the same stimulation as tooth roots, restoring the health and strength to your smile.
Minor cosmetic imperfections can have a significant effect on the first impression you make when meeting someone for the first time. It can also affect how you perceive yourself, which in turn can lead to a lack in self-confidence. If your smile is compromised due to cracks, chips, gaps, misalignment, or stubborn stains that do not respond to professional whitening treatment, our dentists can enhance your appearance with veneers crafted at our world-class, on-site laboratory. We utilize only the finest materials available to create stunning smiles with porcelain veneers at our Boston, MA, dentist office. Transform your smile and boost your self-esteem with veneers from our expert prosthodontists.
The security and dental health benefits of implant-supported dentures simply cannot be matched by traditional options. Traditional dentures can shift, click while speaking, and make eating a challenge. They also require messy adhesives. With a restoration securely attached to strategically placed implants, you can not only speak, eat, and smile with confidence, but the implant itself can put a stop to further jawbone atrophy.
Implant dentistry provides a myriad of dental health benefits to a wide range of patients. Those who have lost a majority of their teeth, and require a full or partial denture, can take advantage of the stability offered by implant-supported dentures. Implants provide an incredibly secure platform for dental restorations and can provide life-changing results for patients with large gaps in their smile.
Restoring lost teeth with traditional removable partial or full dentures is an effective way to fill gaps in your smile, but it does not address the underlying issue of jawbone atrophy. Patients with missing teeth are likely familiar with the issue of bone loss, and the negative impact it has on their overall well being. Dentures require adjustments as remaining teeth continue to shift as atrophy progresses.
A tooth compromised by trauma or decay can cause pain and make chewing and speaking difficult. A crown can repair and protect an affected tooth, providing protection from further damage. Many times, it can prevent the need for extraction. Crafted in our state-of-the-art, on-site laboratory of the highest-quality materials, a crown placed by one of our talented doctors will blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. Because these restorations are developed to mimic the light-reflecting properties of dental enamel, your incredibly natural-looking results will be virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile and will provide you with years of comfort and protection.
"Excellent dental work and great staff. Dr. Malament is top notch for the simplest to the most complex procedures." Dave Walsh - 5 Star Google Review
The Vanguard of Boston Dental Professionals
Taking esthetics and function to new heights with their innovative techniques and smile makeovers, our doctors have pioneered the development of new ceramic materials and laboratory procedures in the pursuit of the perfect smile. Underpinning our dedication to quality care is our ability to expertly manage a large scope of cases, from simple restorations to complex reconstructions. Supported by IMPROTEC, our in-house lab, our doctors and master technicians provide unbelievably lifelike and durable dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and more.
From preventative care to restorative procedures, our highly-trained prosthodontists can provide you with incredible results. Our unwavering commitment to providing superior service and prodigious dental care for patients in the Boston, MA, area is unmatched by other dentists in the area. Provided the opportunity, we are confident you will agree.
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"Boston Prosthodontics is THE BEST." Catherine Zusy - 5 Star Google Review