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243 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060 Rating

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4.5 (11)
4.9 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Clayton and Canby Dental, PC is a dental office serving clients in Northampton for nearly three decades. Its dentist, James E Clayton Jr., has been practicing dentistry since 1982. He completed his training at the University of Pennsylvania and can handle various simple and complicated dental issues. Clayton and his dental staff perform both non-invasive and surgical periodontal treatments. Other dental treatments and services are root canals, dental implants, wisdom tooth removals, bridges and crowns, and cosmetic dentistry.

28 University Drive, Amherst, MA 01002 Rating

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3.5 (5)

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Newmarket Dentistry is an Amherst practice that has been serving patients of all ages for more than 34 years. Services the office provides include sealants, x-rays, fillings, gum treatments, bonding, veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, crowns, implants, dentures, root canal treatment, and TMJ treatments. Newmarket Dentistry also provides emergency dental care. Dr. Barbara Freed and Dr. Gordon Freed are University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine graduates. Their memberships include the Valley District Dental Society, Mass Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. Hours of operation are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Newmarket Dentistry provides after hours appointments and emergency dental care.

264 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060 Rating

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3.0 (2)

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Northampton Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a dental clinic in Northampton, Massachusetts. They specialize in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry. They offer comprehensive family dental services including preventive dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental exams, special needs patients, traditional orthodontics, dental anxiety, and more. Northampton Family & Cosmetic Dentistry also performs other family dentistry services such as oral cancer screenings, root canal therapy, periodontal care, TMJ disorder treatment, pediatric care, and wisdom tooth extraction. Their dentist, Dr. Teddi Olszewski has been in dental practice since November 2012 and is proud to be an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

79 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Kasperowski Family Dentistry is a dental office, practicing in Westfield, Massachusetts. Kasperowski Family Dentistry offers general, preventative, and restorative dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Kasperowski Family Dentistry provides oral cancer screening, oral hygiene instruction, diet recommendations, fluoride treatment, infection control, mouth guards, plaque control, sealants, x-rays, veneers, bonding, tooth-colored fillings, crowns and bridges, dentures, dental implants, sealants, and more. The practice can also provide emergency dental services. Kasperowski Family Dentistry was voted Best Dentist in the Pioneer Valley five years in a row and offers interest-free payment plans that can be extended up to 18 months.

41 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01062 Rating

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4.0 (7)
3.5 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Florence Dental Care is a clinic that provides family dental care for patients located in Northampton. As a dental implant center, it specializes in Biomet 3i and Nobel Biocare tooth implants, as well as CAD/CAM abutment technology. The clinic also utilizes the ADS EOS extraoral dental suction system to mitigate the risk of air infection within its facility. One of its clinicians, Benjamin Falk, acts as the education chairperson of the Valley District Dental Society.

61 Old State Road, Whately, MA 01373 Rating

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Dr. Ruchi Grover specializes in compassionate and gentle dentistry at a state of the art office which uses the latest methods and technologies in the industry. The practice offers cosmetic, restorative, and preventative procedures designed to help people create complete and healthy smiles. She and the office’s trained staff can help people through thorough teeth and gum cleaning, the insertion of white fillings, root canals, the application of inlays and onlays, and screenings for oral cancer. Dr. Grover and the practice treat residents of South Deerfield and the nearby communities through high-quality treatments and dedication to customer service. Each new patient receives a comprehensive oral exam as well as a customized treatment plan.

Compare our Top Dentists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Clayton and Canby Dental, PC
243 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Newmarket Dentistry
28 University Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
Northampton Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
264 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Kasperowski Family Dentistry
79 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085
Florence Dental Care
41 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01062
Ruchi Grover D.D.S. Gentle Dentistry
61 Old State Road, Whately, MA 01373


  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements.