Dental Associates of Arlington
Rachana Vora, DMD:
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Dental Associates of Arlington
Rachana Vora, DMD
Arlington, MA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Rachana Vora, DMD





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Melyssa B. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


First appointment today.  Hadn’t been to the dentist in 6 years and was nervous. From the moment I walked in, the entire staff was so warm and welcoming.  The two young women at the front desk put me at ease immediately. Melissa, the X-ray technician was friendly and funny and kept my mind from worrying.  Dr. Vora had a calming presence as did the hygienist, Viktoriya. My teeth are very sensitive and she had a gentle yet thorough touch during the cleaning. I am so happy to have found them and will absolutely be back for regular visits!

Nanette B. from Arlington, MA (Source: Google)


It was difficult finding a dentist and a dental practice in the Boston area that offers a client first experience. With Dr. Vora’s office you will be greeted quickly when you arrive. I have never waited long. Dr. Vora is exceptional at explaining choices and processes for solutions to your dental health needs, and the office staff is helpful in explaining the financial options of treatments. My smile has never looked better. thank you Dr. Vora!

Marilyn Friedman (Source: Facebook)


I had a very positive experience today, was given a quick appointment when I called this morning with pain. The desk personnel were so friendly and helpful. I met with a dentist for the first time and she was lovely, professional, competent, explained everything and gave me the time I needed. I definitely recommend this practice.

Joan J. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


I’m one of those people who has always hated going to the dentist– in fact avoided it for too long recently (5+ years) until a postcard in the mail inspired me to try Varinos in Arlington. THEY ARE GREAT!!!! I am a dentist convert! Everyone in the office is great – professional, friendly, helpful and importantly- not judgemental of a person who skipped going for so long. I used the Sedation Dentistry option to have a replacement filling,Crown and whole mouth deep scaling all done in 1 VISIT– tremendous alternative to all numerous separate visits. I can’t recommend this office enough!! Stop putting it off- just go and you’ll be glad you did!

James McCarthy (Source: Google)


I can’t praise Dental Associates of Arlington enough! Dr. Vora is excellent and I’m completely comfortable in her care. Her work is precise and thorough and done with her highest level of expertise. She is compassionate and caring, pleasant to speak with and straightforward about her treatment recommendations. The staff at Dental Associates of Arlington are excellent as well. I look forward to seeing them when I have an appointment. They are friendly, skilled, knowledgeable and kind.

Theresa W. from Wilmington, MA (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely wonderful practice. I hadn’t been to a dentist in awhile and had an emergency. They took me right away and were so helpful. I loved the staff, and Dr.Voros is amazing. She was sure, confident and very comforting. She took the time to listen and and learn me so she could best advise me. She saved the day, gave me back my smile, all in the same day! Needless to say she has me for life. No Pain, no discomfort and I left feeling like I truly had met someone who cared about what they did and for me. Highly recommend!

Jeff W. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming to this clinic for the last few years and everyone here is wonderful.  I never left waiting very long for my appointment.  The doctor is very knowledgeable and explains exactly what is going on and what I can expect.  My recent tooth problem turned into a major situation.  I ended up having it extracted and now my teeth are perfect.

Ashley White (Source: Google)


I have had anxiety about going to the dentist my whole life, and had pushed off making an appointment for quite some time. I finally made an appointment when I moved, and made them aware of my anxiety in advance. My first appointment was more of a meet and greet, and a review of the state of my teeth. They are very open in explaining what they were doing throughout the whole process and what things were. They also reviewed in detail an action plan, and made sure if I had any questions those were discussed. They also took the time to review financials and what was covered by insurance. Everyone in the office has been so friendly and supportive even when I’m having any anxiety. Due the the length of time since my last visit I’m having some more involved work done, and the whole process (even though it still brought me anxiety) was great thanks to the staff at Dental Associates of Arlington! I would reccomend this practice to anyone. Especially people with anxiety!

Christine Billing (Source: Google)


I’m very glad that I started coming here. Everyone is very nice and they’re really great at making the experience as pleasant as possible. I have a phobia of dentists and they were very sensitive and accommodating. If you’re at all nervous or hesitant about going to the dentist, this is the place for you. Definitely recommend

Abhishek J. from Cambridge, MA (Source: Yelp)


My initial visit with Dr. Vora and her staff was great. Dr. Vora sat down with me and reviewed the new patient form that I had completed. She asked questions and listened to me. She talked to me and understood what was going on with my teeth and my immediate concerns. I was very impressed that she (Dr. Vora) sat down with me instead of sending a dental assistant to answer all the questions. She is very concerned for your health and well-being. Lastly and the most impressive part of the process was when Dr. Vora personally called me to ask how my teeth was doing and if there were any issues. Frankly, you never get a dentist who takes their time to call their patients. Dr. Vora is an great dentist who knows what she is doing and how to deliver quality dental care.

Steve B. from North Reading, MA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve always been a nervous patient so when I went for my cleaning I was horrified to find that I needed two fillings! I had them done two different days by two different dentists, Dr. Vora and Dr. Pierce and was thrilled to find that my worries were just worries.  They both were so gentle and considerate of my feelings, I definitely would recommend them!

Hernan S. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Rachana was very gentle and careful with the work she’s done fixing my cavities. On my first visit, they took x-rays and checked all my teeth. Then, she took the time to show me which ones needed to be fixed using a tiny camera and a TV. This really gave me the confidence I needed to trust she was not over-treating me. She’s a mouth artist 🙂

Peanut B. from Newton, MA (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful and caring staff at this office!  Front desk is very friendly, takes their timing explaining insurance co-payments and finding appointment openings that fit my busy schedule. Hygienists, Jamie and Shannon, are gentle, knowledgeable, and answer any question I had. Dr.Vora is professional and delivers quality dental work.  Her demeanor is calming and makes the entire process of getting a filling or root canal not overwhelming. Glad I found this place! I recommend this dental office to everyone!

H K. from Hudson, MA (Source: Yelp)


This dental practice is wonderful. They care about your teeth and your oral health. If you tell them you don’t like going to the dentist they will make you as comfortable as possible. They are happy to remind you of appointments if you want. It never feels like a marketing campaign when they do. They continue to be an excellent practice for this “dental-phobic” patient. They care if you are comfortable & want to make your procedure as pleasant as possible. They are also very upfront about billing and what to expect.

Riley S. from Portland, ME (Source: Yelp)


BEST place. I have had some issues in the past with “diggers,” dental hygienists who aren’t concerned with how a patient is feeling and will just dig right into the teeth and gums in a painful way. Dental Associates of Arlington has changed how I feel about going to the dentist and dental hygiene in general. Marisol is AMAZING- kind, thorough, and makes sure to tell me before doing anything in a sensitive area. Can’t recommend enough.

Pat Cooper  (Source: Facebook)


If you’ve ever grown nervous about visiting the dentist, Dr. Vora and the rest of the team at Dental Associates of Arlington will completely change your mind. They were kind, caring, and professional during my entire cleaning, and worked with me to create a suitable dental treatment plan. Their office is clean and modern, and the staff working at the front desk were incredibly friendly. My hygienist walked me through every step of the cleaning, which is the kind of care I’ve never experienced at a dentist office. Afterward, Dr. Vora created a dental plan that will help me wipe out all the dental problems I’ve been having for the past few years. Although I was nervous about getting this work done, I’m really looking forward to smiling in photos for the first time in five years. I even recommended this dental office to my wife, who plans on becoming a new patient in the upcoming month. If you’re local to Arlington and in search of a new dentist, you can’t go wrong with Dental Associates of Arlington.

Nadia A. from Quincy, MA (Source: Yelp)


I wanted to sit down and write a sob story on how awful life was because of my horrible teeth. But, I can’t even write it because that is how dramatically my life has changed. Like many of you, I was apprehensive about dental cosmetic work. However, after a divorce and a single mom to a toddler and baby, I wanted to do something for myself. I am also kinda crazy and purposely did NOT select the box stating that I had anxiety so I wouldn’t get turned away (sorry, Dr. Vora!!) After doing extensive research (again, I’m kinda crazy), I narrowed it down to two doctors. After meeting Dr. Vora, I didn’t even make it to the other one. After specifically telling Dr. Vora that it was important for me to be able to take pictures with my children because I am all they have. If (God forbid) something were to happen to me, I want them to know how much I loved them and have these memories. She completely understood. My two front teeth got crowns and the entire process took roughly two weeks. It was the longest two weeks of my life as one gets “the easily stained-temporary crowns” put in. I hibernated for those two weeks. And you know what, I am shining! No, really! I never knew how much of an impact a smile has. People are talking to me more, networking has never been easier, it has been a total transformation. Not only that, I am taking care of my teeth even more. My kids and I have a little ceremony with our dental hygiene (I know, I know, kinda weird) Even more thoughtful was that in the end, Dr. Vora took a picture of me smiling. After all, that was the whole point of this, right?! How thoughtful and personable. I had the widest smile in my daughters’ 1st and 3rd birthday party. You can trust Dr. Vora and her staff completely. I was totally ballin’ and paid for the work in cash. The front desk person laughed and was not weirded out by it by any means. She was really nice. She is also the person that you speak to when it comes to the financial stuff but she is very approachable and she’ll answer any question. The dental hygienist (who heard the brunt of my anxiety and paranoia) is so kind and patient. She ASSURED me, “believe me, it is going to turn out perfect” (you were right!) And obviously Dr. Vora really knows her stuff. My mom plans on going in for her veneers (sorry, Dr. Vora). You know you did a good job if my mom says so, she is brutally honest and very particular. PLUS, she is affordable! You can tell she does this because she loves her work. My humble advice is to trust Dr. Vora completely. She did mention that I would not have a complete arch on my upper teeth and I passed off on her suggestion. I just felt that it was just too much of a radical procedure. Although I like my smile, I plan on going back and following through with her initial recommendation. That’s the thing, when you see how much a smile can change your look and demeanor, you are going to want to fix eeeeverything. It really is THE BEST! I wish she did gum reshaping, so if you guys have any recommendations, please let me know! Any way, I am completely open to any questions, so if you have any, ask away. And listen, life is too short to not smile. If you are hesitating/questioning/apprehensive/etc. just stop. STOP and do it. Believe me. The only regret I have is that I didn’t do it sooner.

Raluca Monea (Source: Google)


Very nice and friendly staff. Reception answered all the questions I had regarding the insurance. We have just relocated from Europe and everything is new to us . My daughter was happy with the treatment . The dentist was very nice and she explained to me everything I was not familiar with . It was my daughters first visit . I will book my own appointment soon and I will post a review with my own experience.

Rosa Afonzo (Source: Google)


Great experience! I found this place online and I went there because it is a convenient location for me and it has great reviews. I am very pleased. All the staff is super friendly. The hygienist was very professional and careful while cleaning my teeth making sure nothing bothers my sensitive teeth. Doctor Ángel and her assistant were fantastic, I got 4 fillings replaced in one appointment. Very professional, no pain at all, and the fillings came out perfect. Thank you, I found my new dentist office

Judy F. from Waltham, MA (Source: Yelp)


I moved to the Waltham area last year and was super sad about having to find a new dentist because my dentist in California was so awesome (but that was five years ago). This was by far the best dentist experience I have had. The staff is so kind, knowledgeable & amazing! They did not make me feel terrible about not getting a teeth cleaning in over 5 years. I initially tried a dental office near Whole Foods and they told me I had seven cavities even though six months earlier my general dentist in Cali told me I had zero. Needless to say, I did not return to this practice. I put off finding a new dentist until this week, and found the option closest to me. The dental clinic surpassed my expectations! Registering as a new patient was incredibly easy and professional (online booking link, finally!). At no point did I feel like another file they file away for insurance purposes, but they consistently made me feel like a human that should be cared for and they even explained everything to me as if I wasn’t too dumb to understand “dental speak.” They even have a TV on the wall so you can watch whatever you want while getting your teeth cleaned! They were also very thorough explaining to me cost options of x-rays and other treatment. I had an exam by the dentist (she was very nice!!) and my next course of treatment option was explained to me. They can handle an extraction, gum surgery, dental implants, and a bridge all in house. After my exam, I was given a consult for the my dental surgery and bone graft for the very next day! I have significant anxiety about the dentist and they handled that really well. It turns out that I have Sleep Apnea and who knew that a dentist can help with that. I had trouble sleeping and they had an appliance like a retainer that corrects sleeping issues. I am so happy to have found them and I can’t recommend them enough.

Lori L. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


Had an excellent experience at Varinos Dental Associates in Arlington.  I had a root canal and had a crown replacement.  Dr. Vora was very pleasant and put me right at ease.  The procedure went along very smoothly and I never felt any pain.  I also had a couple of cleanings with Michelle and she was also very pleasant and very through.  I would certainly recommend Varinos Dental to all my friends & family.

Christian Na (Source: Facebook)


Going to the dentist never feels like the favorite thing to do, but everyone in this office makes the experience so pleasant. And its like the bar “Cheers” where everyone knows your name and makes you feel comfortable. The doctors and assistants are really patient and skilled, and the equipment they use look pretty high-tech. You leave with a smile (and the smile looks better each time). Haven’t tried the laughing gas though

Deb Mattina (Source: Google)


I needed to find a dentist quickly to help me with a broken tooth. Based on reviews and location, I went to Dental Associates and am glad I did. Everyone was very efficient, helpful, and friendly. They gave me good explanations as to what my options were and took their time with me. Very highly recommended!

Valerie McGowan (Source: Google)


Today was my first day visiting Dental Associates of Arlington and I am so glad it was! I legitimately had a FUN experience at the dentist. Who knew that was even possible?! Everyone in this office is so kind. I had a great experience from onboarding, to Covid-safe check-in, to my cleaning, and to my check-out. I am really grateful to have this office nearby and to make it my official dentist office.

Lisa R. from Lexington, MA (Source: Yelp)


I had a very painful tooth that had split and become infected. They took very good care of me and seemed incredibly knowledgeable. The entire thing was basically painless and over in under two hours. They were very punctual and provided explanation & cost estimates of future work needed.

Shannon C. from Charlestown, MA (Source: Yelp)


I went to Varinos Dental Associates of Arlington to see what was going on with a tooth I was having a lot of pain in; I have extreme dental anxiety so I put off going to the dentist for a long time. Jacqui, the dental assistant, was super sweet! She took an x-ray of my tooth and stayed and talked to me the whole time; she made me feel so comfortable. I met with Dr. Vora and we went over my x-ray together. She said I needed a root canal and showed me right there on the x-ray where the problem was. I had a hundred questions about the procedure, including how much it would cost and what my insurance would cover. Dr. Vora walked me to meet the office manager, Sharon. She sat down with me and broke everything down; she answered every question I had. By the time I left, I knew exactly what was going to be done and exactly how much it cost. I was so impressed! I was seen two days later to have the root canal and it was the easiest procedure I have ever had done! I have had fillings done at previous offices that hurt, even after the anesthesia wore off; I was pain free! I felt immediate relief! I was so impressed with the whole procedure and the whole staff that I booked a cleaning and in-office whitening! The in-office whitening visit was just as great! I had heard from friends that went to other offices that this type of whitening could burn, so again, I was nervous. Nancy, the receptionist, greeted me right away and Jacqui came right out and took me back to the dental chair. Jacqui explained everything she was going to do before she did it so my anxiety lowered. She even put this green gel on my gums so the bleach wouldn’t burn! She painted the bleach on and put a light on my teeth; it was 3 rounds of 20 minutes each round. It was actually kind of relaxing! When I was done, everyone, including myself, saw a definite color change. My teeth were, and still are, finally white! I am having my cleaning next week and I can’t wait. Jacqui introduced me to both hygienists, Shannon and Jamie. Both girls seem so sweet. I never thought I would say this, but I love going to the dentist now!

Jim M. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


I recently had some significant dental surgery performed by Dr. Vora. I approached the day of the appointment with some trepidation and requested nitrous oxide as a sedative during the procedure. I should not have been concerned. Dr. Vora is very likely the most skilled and most pleasant dentist I have ever had. Her professional demeanor exudes confidence and compassion. Once she began this procedure she was efficient and thorough. It was hard work, and I felt completely comfortable with Dr. Vora. Her follow up instructions were detailed and she answered any questions I had before I left. Her Dental Assistant, Marissa, was also terrific. Organized and informative, she also kept me comfortable for the two hours of the procedure. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have selected Dental Associates of Arlington for all of my dental needs now and in the future.

Sheela J. (Source: Zocdoc)


Like some of the other reviewers, I had a dentist-phobia and as a result hadn’t actually seen one in many years. After deciding to finally use my dental benefit that I had been paying for from my employer, I did some research and came across Dr. Vora.  I decided to give it a shot and made at appointment.  I was dreading the first appointment for fear that I’d be told I’d need root canals, cavities filled, implants, and the whole works since I hadn’t seen a dentist in so long. The initial visit went really well.  Dr. Vora has a great bed-side manner.  She explains everything thoroughly before she does them and makes sure the patient is completely comfortable before proceeding with anything.  This sort of transparency and honesty is what I value most in a doctor, best describing Dr. Vora. I also never felt like I got sold on procedures that were not necessary (needing a cavity filled, etc.).  I am definitely going back and would highly recommend her.

Lesley Anderson (Source: Google)


Guys… I put off going to the dentist for 4 years. FOUR YEARS. The amount of dread that had built up over that time and the amount of mental space it took up in my mind thinking about how I needed to find a dentist and schedule an appointment and what if I needed fillings and oh god what if it was even worse and I needed a root canal etc. etc. was crushing me. I recently moved and looked online and found their site and reviews and the ability to make an appointment online was a huge plus (somehow the dread of the phone made the whole idea of getting this overwith that much more insurmountable). But let me tell you. They were so nice. So friendly. So funny. I don’t know that I could ever describe a dentist’s office as a place I’d *want* to go haha… but if I could, this would be the one. Everyone there is so kind and accommodating and patient, doing everything possible to disarm nervous nellies like me. I ended up needing 3 fillings and was a nervous wreck about them. Getting a filling is never going to be ‘pleasant’, but they made it as comfortable as it could be (and did an amazing job. Dr. Vora is incredible!). They took care to ask what I was nervous about and accommodated my fears (I don’t fear needles at all but I hate the sensation of the numbing stuff in my throat so they didn’t use topical gel and were careful to not have any novocaine drip down after injecting). As long as I live near here and even if I don’t haha, I would make the effort to come here for my future dental work, which will hopefully be just cleanings from here on out!! Congrats if you made it through to the end of this long review. But if you were on the fence, hopefully you aren’t now. Go see Dr. Vora and her staff. You won’t be disappointed!!

George Horn (Source: Google)


It’s weird going to the dentist during a pandemic, but Dental Associates of Arlington made me feel safe, comfortable, and had phenomenal communication throughout the whole process. They’ve really taken the extra step to keep Arlington safe. My dental hygienist was fantastic. She always talks me through every step, answers and asks for questions. I usually hate going to the dentist, that hasn’t changed lol, but now I leave with a smile! Highly recommended

Fareen J. from Tucker, GA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vora and her staff have been exceptional with my dental care! The staff is friendly, courteous and understanding of my needs. After working with several dentist offices in Boston near my work, I decided I needed a dentist closer to home in Arlington and after doing some searching, I stumbled on Dr. Vora’s office and I am so glad I did! Recently I had a dental emergency over the weekend and Dr. Vora called me back personally on a Sunday morning to learn more about what happened and got me in to see her the next morning! I have also been treated by Dr. O’Conner and Dr. Perski, who have also provided excellent and timely care! I highly recommend Dental Associates of Arlington!

Ajith N. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Vora was absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend her to other patients seeking high-quality dental care in the Boston area. She was professional and highly skilled, but I found that the major difference between her and other dentists I’ve seen in the past is that she was quite personable and turned what could have been an unpleasant experience into a positive one.

Jim McCarthy (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Vora has become my favorite Dentist! She is skilled in her practice and a pleasure to meet and talk with. Dr. Vora always ensures my comfort and is very informative. I always know what to expect with her and always feel that I am in very skilled and capable hands!

Rudy M. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I normally do not write reviews on Yelp, I know, terrible, but I was particularly inspired to all the great reviews Dr. Vora. Dr. Vora completely opened my eyes on how I think about my teeth. The focus was on my oral health. Some doctors are fixated on the problem, but do not think of it or explain it in terms of your overall health. I was educated about my teeth, gums, the surrounding bone, biting surfaces and percentages, and the longevity of different procedures and options. She was very detailed and thorough. Although, the first office I visited had a similar treatment plan in the end, I want to have a dentist that also cares about my well-being and takes the time to make sure I understand what is going on, what needs to be done, and why. She is one of the best dentists I know. The staff and everyone who works there is super friendly and nice. They are informative and answer all my questions (I ask a lot). Their prices were the similar to the other office I got a my first treatment plan from and similar to a bunch of others that I called and emailed in Boston. Moreover, the treatment plan was in the same zone as far what needed to get done. I would recommend this office to anyone in Boston who is looking for a dental home. It is weird to say, but for the first time I am excited and feel empowered about my teeth and oral health and taking care of my body in general. If you are looking for a dentist who can do the general and family dentist, but can also do cosmetic and sedation, this is your place!

Abhishek J. from Allston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I came to Dr. Vora for a second opinion and really liked her, so switched immediately. I came to her as she has some of the best dentist reviews online.  Dr. Vora is very professional, thorough and has all the qualities of a great dentist. I never felt like I am being sold on any of the procedures. I liked that Dr. Vora lays out all possible treatment options in front of you, tells you pros and cons of each of them and it is really up to you which option you choose. Before I came to Dr. Vora I always felt like my previous dentist tried to find stuff that just wasn’t there and was very interested in doing procedures like crowns and implants when there was no need for them.  If you are looking for a trustworthy dentist, then this is your place.


Dr. Rachana Vora is a Board Certified General Dentist with a specialty in Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Vora has been practicing dentistry for over twelve years, working closely with patients of all ages. Dr. Vora’s practices general and family dentistry including restorative, cosmetic, implant and sedation dentistry. Committed to providing the best advanced dental care, Dr. Vora keeps up to date on advances in the dental field and enhances her skills by attending postdoctoral courses in prosthodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. Dr. Vora is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Rachana Vora, DMD accepts the following dental insurances: Aetna, Aflac Dental, Altus Dental, Assurant, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Careington, Cigna, Connection Dental, Delta Dental, Dental Health Alliance (DHA), Dentaquest, Dentegra, Guardian, GEHA, Humana, Maverest Dental, Metlife, Signature Dental, United Concordia, United Healthcare, and Zelis. For patients looking for dental financing, she proudly serves patients from Arlington, MA, and all surrounding communities, including Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, and Winchester. She offers flexible dental financing options through Care Credit, because we know that monthly payment plans can make it easier to fit the dental treatment you need into your schedule and budget. In terms of dental procedures, Dr. Rachana Vora, DMD offers General & Reconstructive Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Implant dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, and Sleep Apnea.