Dedicated Prosthodontist - Boston, MA

Get to Know Dr. Alissa Mariano

Boston Massachusetts prosthodontist Doctor Alissa Mariano

Dr. Mariano is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. She is passionate about creating meaningful changes in her patients’ lives through highly esthetic and functional dentistry that delivers long-lasting clinical success. Her goal is to not just improve someone’s oral health through her care, but uplift their life as a whole. Her philosophy focuses on providing the highest standard of dental care with the most trusted and researched dental materials. As a third-generation dentist, Dr. Mariano understands the importance of long-term and lasting relationships with her patients. Her clinical expertise covers all aspects of aesthetic, dental implant, reconstructive, and removable dentistry. Before you get to meet her in person, you can learn more about Dr. Mariano below.

What Sparked Your Interest in Dentistry?

Doctor Mariano smiling at a dental patient

Dr. Mariano comes from a family of dentists—her father is a board-certified prosthodontist, and her mother is a highly-trained cosmetic dentist. Seeing how they were able to help people and make a meaningful impact on their lives inspired her to not just become a dentist, but a prosthodontist so she could gain better mastery of dental technology and techniques to better serve her patients. Dr. Ken Malament has been a mentor and friend to Dr. Mariano for many years and it was a natural fit for her to join Boston Prosthodontics.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Collage featuring Tufts University and the American College of Prosthodontics

After graduating from Boston College cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Dr. Mariano went on to earn her DMD from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (also finishing cum laude). She went on to complete her advanced education in prosthodontics at Tufts.

A highly decorated student, she was awarded the Wayne Lynn Scholarship for Clinical Excellence in Prosthodontics, the Lloyd Miller Postgraduate Scholarship for Outstanding Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontics’ Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in Prosthodontics, the Academy of Dental Materials Annual Student Award, and the Dr. Chad Anderson Family Award for Innovative Methodology and Research Design.            She was also a Straumann Super Grant recipient, took part in research fellowships for three straight years at Tufts, and was inducted into the Robert R. Andrews Research Honors Society.     

Dr. Mariano is surgically trained and well-versed in complete smile makeover solutions utilizing the “All-On-X” treatment as well as single dental implants. She prides herself on providing prosthetically driven implant planning, placement, and restoration for her patients, leading to a precise, functional, and optimally esthetic result. Her dedication to dental aesthetics and materials research has allowed her to deliver life-changing enhancements to her patients seeking to improve their smiles with all ceramic veneers or complete makeovers.

Dr. Mariano has lectured on the topic of digital dental implant planning and placement, new digital technologies for full mouth rehabilitations, and the integration of digital dentistry into daily clinical practice. She is well known in New England for her participation in the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Prosthodontics, Valley District Dental Society, North Shore District Dental Society, and numerous local study clubs in which she has been invited to collaborate with prosthodontists and dental professionals in the Boston area.

Dr. Mariano is proud to hold Diplomate status with the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists. On top of this, she is currently affiliated with several professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Prosthodontics
  • American College of Prosthodontics
  • Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
  • American Academy for Dental Science

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Doctor Mariano smiling with the other dentists at Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

Dr. Mariano and her brother are both proud to be third-generation dentists, with their grandfather having served as a Navy dentist. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, ski and horseback ride with her husband and two Austrailan Shepards.