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Meet Our Brookline, MA Dentists

Brookline, MA Dentist, Dr. Alan SassonDr. Alan Sasson

Boston Smile Center is a leading full-service dental office in the greater Boston area. Founded by Dr. Alan Sasson, a respected expert in cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry with more than 25 years’ experience, our office has a team of skilled, well-respected dentists specializing in periodontics, endodontics and dental implant surgery, in addition to general dentistry.

Dr. Sasson earned his dental degree from the Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry at Boston University and his certification in Oral Implantology from Brookdale Hospital in New York. He’s held faculty appointments at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Forsythe Institute, and the Medical Research Foundation of Boston. He has also published prestigious papers in peer-reviewed publications, including The Laryngoscope.

Dr. Sasson's leadership in the greater Boston dental community is well known. He is the past president of the Brookline Dental Society, the Boston Dental Collaborative, and the Boston Society for Dental Esthetics. Currently, his professional memberships include:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics (Fellow)
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • World Clinical Laser Institute

Dr. Sasson is also the founder of the Career in Dental Assisting Institute, a boutique teaching facility for the training of professional dental assistants. The Institute offers the only affordable fast-track 10-week program that allows graduates to become licensed in the State of Massachusetts.

Already licensed dental assisting professionals can also benefit from the school by learning new and advanced skills by enrolling in one of their Advanced Training modules. “Learning new skills always boosts professional pride and financial security”, says Dr. Sasson. To know more about the Institute visit

Dental practices can also partner with the Institute for their staffing needs by enrolling in their placement agency at

Through the Institute Dr. Sasson believes he is giving back to his profession and his community.

When he's not in the office reviewing patient cases, Dr. Sasson loves spending time with his wife and two children outdoors, attending yoga class, lying in his hammock, and playing the humbling sport of golf.

Brookline, MA dentist, Dr, Ray DempseyDr. Ray Dempsey

Dr. Ray Dempsey is our staff Periodontist. Dr. Dempsey earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Trinity College in Connecticut and received his doctorate in dental medicine from Tufts University. After completing his residency in general dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, he then completed his specialty training in periodontics and dental implants at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. His comforting and relaxed chair side manner will instantly put you at ease, and he is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology.

In Dr. Dempsey’s spare time, he enjoys swimming and running, but not nearly as much as the time spent with his wonderful family.


Boston Dentist, Dr. ShainhouseDr. Avi Shainhouse, D.D.S., CAGS, Cert. Perio, FRCD(C)

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Shainhouse is our Staff dental implant surgeon. As a Board certified Periodontist with special training in various implant surgical procedures and is highly skilled at many levels of oral and dental surgical procedures including periodontal regenerative techniques. Dr. Shainhouse was born in Canada and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Shainhouse moved to the Boston area and worked in public health dentistry providing care to under-served populations. He then continued his education in periodontics and implant dentistry, receiving a specialist degree from New York University. Dr. Shainhouse has been in practice for over 10 years and is Board Certified in both Canada and the United States. He is a Diplomate of the the American Board of Periodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Shainhouse is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and provides periodontal and surgical implant therapy here at the Boston Smile Center in Brookline