What is a Prosthodontist?
The prosthodontists at Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group in Boston, MA, are among the most highly skilled doctors who can address multiple oral health issues. With specialized training, our doctors can address problems such as bone degeneration, cavities, and missing teeth. Through our preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, we can restore the form and function of your smile and help you maintain good oral health. Although a prosthodontist can address many of the same oral health concerns as a general dentist, because of a prosthodontist's additional training, conditions associated with missing or severely damaged teeth can be addressed without the need to see multiple doctors in different locations.
Prosthodontists vs. Dentists
Compared to general dentists, prosthodontists have three additional years of specialized training in the American Dental Association accredited graduate program. After completion of the program, prosthodontists are considered experts in the rehabilitation of smiles through cosmetic and restorative treatments such as dental crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, dental bridges, dentures, and more.
Prosthodontists are regularly called upon to design treatment plans for patients with missing or damaged teeth in order to help improve comfort, restore dental function, and enhance smiles. Seeing a specialist in this field of dentistry can help ensure you achieve a successful outcome.
Although a prosthodontist can address many of the same oral health concerns as a general dentist, because of a prosthodontist's additional training, conditions associated with missing or severely damaged teeth can be addressed without the need to see multiple doctors in different locations.
Meet Our Prosthodontists
Together, the prosthodontists at Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group can meet a wide range of issues for our patients.
- Kenneth A. Malament
Dr. Malament has a full-time prosthodontic practice in Boston that includes a dental laboratory with skilled technologists. As a former President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, he has received multiple awards for prosthodontics, including the American College of Prosthodontists’ Clinician/Researcher Award, Daniel F. Gordon Award for Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Lecturer Award, and Educator of the Year Award. He currently serves as the President-Elect of the Academy of Prosthodontics and Treasurer of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. As an experienced prosthodontist, Dr. Malament has been helping patients restore their smiles for 40 years.
- Dan Nathanson
Dr. Nathanson has specialty training in prosthodontics and maintains a part-time practice in prosthodontics in Boston. He is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontic and Material Research at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He is a Past President the American Academy of Esthetic Academy and the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry, and has numerous organizational affiliations and certifications in the dental industry. His primary research interest is in restorative and prosthetic materials, where he is continually searching for the latest materials and technology in restorations and dental prosthetics. He has over 40 years of experience in helping patients in both Israel and the United States achieve beautiful smiles.
- Hans-Peter Weber
Dr. Weber is Professor and Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts School of Dental Medicine and maintains a part-time practice in prosthodontics care, specializing in dental implants and restorations. He is the President-Elect of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, is Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics, and is a member of several organizations in the dental industry. He is actively involved in prosthodontic research and has been helping patients in both Switzerland and the United States restore their smiles for 40 years.
- Alissa Mariano, DMD
Dr. Alissa Mariano received her doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed her post graduate specialty residency at Tufts in Advanced Prosthodontics. She is Board Certified and holds Diplomate status with the American Board of Prosthodontics. She is a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics and is recognized as prosthodontic specialist by the American Dental Association. Dr. Mariano is surgically trained and provides quality restorative treatment including comprehensive rehabilitation and reconstruction of complex dental needs, implant dentistry, integration of digital dentistry, as well as esthetic crowns, bridges and dentures. Dr. Mariano is committed to compassionate, comprehensive, technology-driven and evidence-based patient care.
Schedule Your Consultation
Preserving your oral health is of utmost importance, and the prosthodontists at Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group are among the best doctors in their field. If you are interested in meeting our team of prosthodontists and learning more about the services we provide, contact our office online to schedule an appointment. You can also call (617) 523-5451 to schedule your consultation or to speak to a member of our team.