Franklin Dentist Office

Our Franklin Dentist office was opened in the 1990s to accommodate patients in Franklin and the surrounding communities. This office provides coordinated care between our pediatric dentists, orthodontists, periodontist, and adult dental specialists.

Contact Information

38 Pond Street, Suite 204
Franklin, MA 02038
Phone: (508) 520-6660

Office Hours

Monday-Thurs: 8am-8:30pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Sat: 8am-1:30pm

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Our Franklin office offers a warm, family-friendly environment that is open evenings and Saturdays and provides 24-hour emergency call coverage.

Meet Our Franklin Dentists!

Shelley McBride, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

Cristen Kowalski, D.M.D.
Pediatric Dentist

Laila Dantas, D.D.S.
Pediatric Dentist

Jonathan Chason, D.M.D.
Orthodontist

Benjamin Roth, D.M.D.
Orthodontist

Debra Blattman, D.M.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Nora Zaki, D.M.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Alexander Becker, D.M.D.
Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Nomith Ramdev, D.M.D.
Periodontist

Patient Success Stories!

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Franklin Office team

Our Bedford Location Provides Dentistry for the Entire Family!

Pediatric Dentistry

A smiling child is a happy child. That is why the pediatric dentists of Chestnut Dental in Franklin, MA provide quality dental care to children from infancy to adulthood. When children are taught good oral hygiene, they are preventing disease, support their oral development, build confidence, and save Mom and Dad money in the long run. In fact, consistent oral hygiene is the best way to avoid major dental procedures in the future. Our pediatric dentists have years of experience providing quality dental care using specialized equipment to keep your little one smiling.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is not just traditional braces anymore. Thanks to modern dental technology and practices, you have a wide range of options, each one with its own unique benefits. Depending on your requirements, the expert doctors at Chestnut Dental in Franklin, MA can recommend the best solution for straightening your teeth, aligning your jaw, and having a radiant smile. If you are having trouble eating or taking care of your teeth and gums because of misalignment, schedule your appointment and find out how easy it can be to transform your smile. Find out about traditional braces, Invisalign, and all of our other solutions for healthy and beautiful teeth.

Periodontics (dental implants)

Gums are often the last thing people worry about. Brushing after flossing doesn’t mean it is not as important. Gums are the support blocks of your teeth and gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss! Don’t worry, the periodontic experts at Chestnut Dental in Franklin, MA can provide the best care for your gums and teeth. Whether your doctor has referred you or whether you are experiencing sensitivity, redness, swelling, or bleeding, our goal is to restore your gums to picture-perfect health. If you’ve already lost a tooth, your dentist has sent you to the best possible place for dental implant surgery. Our experienced team will provide a clean, comfortable, and safe place to treat you gums and have you back to your life in no time.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Chestnut Dental

Don’t let blemished teeth make the first impression. Brushing and flossing regularly can make sure your teeth are strong and healthy. What about enhancing your smile? With cosmetic dentistry treatments, the Chestnut Dental team of Franklin, MA can give you a designer smile. Choose from a range of treatments including whitening, straightening, veneers, and full smile makeovers. Amplify your healthy smile with our experts today!

Shelley McBride, D.M.D.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Shelley McBride is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Providence College and was awarded her D.M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. McBride received her training in pediatric dentistry at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine residency program, where she was chief resident.

Dr. McBride is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has traveled with Project Hope to Bali, Indonesia to teach and lecture about pediatric dentistry. Her academic interests include special needs patients and caries prevention.

In her free time, Dr. McBride enjoys playing golf and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. McBride in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. McBride is honored to be selected.

Cristen Kowalski, D.M.D.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Cristen Kowalski is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and was awarded her D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Kowalski received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Boston Children’s Hospital, where she was Chief Resident during her training, and Past Courtesy Staff Member in Pediatric Dentistry. 

Dr.  Kowalski is a Past President of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and has served on the Advisory Board for Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Dental Assisting Program.

Dr. Kowalski resides in Southboro with her family. When not watching her boys play hockey in one of the many hockey rinks throughout New England, Dr. Kowalski enjoys vacationing with her family on Cape Cod.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Kowalski in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Kowalski is honored to be selected.

Laila Dantas, D.M.D., D.D.S

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Laila Dantas is a board certified Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. She was awarded her D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she graduated with honors in Community Health for her work with the Homeless Health Initiative. Upon graduation, she completed a general practice residency at the Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard School of Dental Medicine. As a proud member of the National Health Service Corps, Dr. Dantas served in rural Maine for two years. It was here that she found her passion lay in treating children. Dr. Dantas pursued further training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Her academic interests include patients with special health care needs, dental public health and caries prevention.

Dr. Dantas loves to travel. She has participated in dental volunteer work in the US, India and Chile and hopes to continue to volunteer locally and internationally in the future. She enjoys baking, yoga and DIY projects. In her spare time, she can be found outdoors during all seasons, often hiking, biking, snow-shoeing and kayaking with her friends, family and her dog Remus.

Jonathan Chason, D.M.D.

Orthodontist

Dr. Jonathan Chason, joined Chestnut Dental in 1999. He grew up in Bangor, Maine and received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. Dr. Chason earned his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated summa cum laude. He continued his education at Tufts University where he earned his Certificate in Orthodontics. His academic interests are in Growth and Development, Functional Appliance Therapy, and Invisalign Clear Aligner Therapy.

Dr. Chason lives in Bolton, MA with his wife, Laura, their six children and two dogs. He is an avid skier, adventurous eater and Patriot’s fan. He also loves a lively debate, silly joke and exploring the world.

Boston Magazine has regularly recognized Dr. Chason in their Top Dentist issue including their most recent 2021 issue.  Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and he is honored to be selected.

Dr. Chason feels privileged to be part of Chestnut Dental’s storied history.  For over twenty years, his warmth and dedication to excellence have given his patients something to smile about.

Benjamin Roth, D.M.D.

Orthodontist 

Dr. Benjamin Roth, a Board-Certified Orthodontist, was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned his Doctorate at Temple University. He continued his post graduate studies at Albert Einstein Medical Center, completing a one-year General Practice Residency and a three-year specialty Orthodontic Residency. While earning his certificate in Orthodontics, Dr. Roth also completed his thesis at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Lancaster, Pennsylvania-gaining special insight into the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate. Dr. Roth loves working with children and families, and developing smiles that can last a lifetime. 

In his free time, Dr. Roth enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and their rescue dog, Uno. He is an avid cook, and can often be found trying to duplicate his favorite restaurant dishes. Dr. Roth also enjoys running marathons and skiing. 

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Roth in their Top Dentists  2020 issue. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Roth is honored to be selected. Dr. Roth treats patients in our Franklin and Bedford offices.

Debra Blattman, D.M.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Deb Blattman earned her D.M.D. magna cum laude from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine after receiving her B.S. degree magna cum laude from University of California, San Diego. She was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Blattman has been practicing general dentistry for over 10 years. While she enjoys all aspects of dentistry, she particularly loves esthetic dentistry and making patients feel good about their smile.

Dr. Blattman currently lives in Framingham with her husband, son and daughter; and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, rock climbing and baking.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Blattman in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Blattman is honored to be selected.

Nora Zaki, D.M.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Nora Zaki received her D.M.D. summa cum laude from Tufts School of Dental Medicine and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology summa cum laude from Northeastern University. She also has a Certificate in Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Zaki has traveled extensively to Cairo, Egypt and San Pedro Sula, Honduras with a medical/dental humanitarian group offering free dental services. She has traveled to Egypt to conduct a public health research study regarding tobacco use. This research was presented as a poster at the AADR (American Association of Dental Research) annual meeting and in the Tufts Bates-Andrews Day Research Competition.

Dr. Zaki is a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Zaki enjoys kayaking, biking, and traveling with her husband and three children.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Zaki in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues.  Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Zaki is honored to be selected.

Alexander Becker, D.M.D.

Adult & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Alex Becker completed his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Engineering Science, and received his D.M.D. from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Becker lives in Medfield with his wife Krista, their three children Henry, Newell and Louisa, and their dog Gus. In his spare time he enjoys trail running and going to the beach in South Dartmouth with his family.

Boston Magazine has recognized Dr. Becker in their Top Dentists 2021, 2020 and 2019 issues. Dentists receiving this distinction were voted by their peers and Dr. Becker is honored to be selected.

Nomith Ramdev, D.M.D.

Periodontist

Dr. Ramdev earned his D.M.D. from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. He did his dental residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard-Wide General Practice Residency Program. After completing his residency in 2000, Dr. Ramdev accepted a faculty position at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, and also practiced general dentistry in the Harvard Group Faculty Practice.  In 2002, Dr. Ramdev joined Massachusetts General Hospital as an Attending General Dentist, and maintained his faculty position with Harvard University School of Dental Medicine.

He completed his postdoctoral training in Periodontics at Case Western University, where he received training in all phases of Periodontal and Implant Therapy, with advanced training in conscious I.V. sedation. He has been practicing Periodontics for over 10 years.

Dr. Ramdev is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  He is an active member of the American Dental AssociationNew Hampshire Dental Society, and the Seacoast Esthetic Dentistry Association.

In his free time, Dr. Ramdev enjoys golf, tennis and biking with his wife and children.