Oliver Dental Associates
Richard Oliver, DMD:
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Oliver Dental Associates
Richard Oliver, DMD
Boston, 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: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Michael F. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Oliver’s since the late 1990s. He’s a genuine, honest, smart and talented professional. He always takes extra care to review the X-rays, the hygienist’s cleaning, answer any questions…and then he takes the time to ask about my family and my work. I’ve never so much as flinched during any procedure that I’ve had done by Dr. Oliver or any member of his team. They are gentle and thorough at every single visit. I actually look forward to my dentist appointments!!

Jesse McCain (Source: Google)


Dr. Oliver and his staff are a great practice. I’ve been a patient for about 10 years and have always found them friendly, helpful and easy to reach. The new electronic appointment reminders are helpful too. A recent renovation at the office has made the space even nicer and larger than before. I’d recommend Dr. Oliver to anyone in Boston looking for a good dentist.

Steve S. from Quincy, MA (Source: Yelp)


I recently changed my dentist to Dr. Oliver’s practice, and I gotta say I’m extremely pleased. The staff was super friendly and attentive. My first visit was just for a cleaning. It was the most thorough cleaning I have ever received from a hygienist. You could tell she takes pride in her work. I was also pretty impressed by the new technology they use. My second visit was for a temporary crown and then a permanent crown. Dr Oliver did a great job. It was quick and painless, just how I like my dentist visits. He also fixed a chip on my front tooth last minute. Would highly recommend Dr. Oliver and his staff to anyone. Definitely makes your trip to the dentist a little less dreadful.

Suzanne H. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I know that it is hard to say, “I love my dentist” but Dr. Oliver is indeed rare. I started seeing Dr. Oliver early in 2015. Shortly after my first few of visits a tooth erupted and I was in great pain. It was a Sunday and Mother’s Day. Despite the day and holiday, Dr. Oliver returned my emergency call. Now that is a dentist you can love. Dr. Oliver works quickly, calmly and with very confident hands and always explains what he is doing. Dr. Oliver never rushes you into another treatment but pragmatically waits for any issues to stabilize before suggesting any addition work. Now that is a dentist you can love. The staff is wonderful, kind and accommodating. Going to the office is like visiting family. Now that is a dentist and a dental office you can love. To love your dentist see Dr. Oliver.

Ian Sampson (Source: Google)


To preface, I went to a dentist in Boston exactly one month earlier, and had one of the worst dental / overall health experiences ever. Now, keep in mind I recently graduated, and had not been to the dentist in a few years (I take full ownership over this fact). However, when I went to Dentist X (name omitted) , I was told I had 14 fillings, and it would be in the ballpark of $4500. Needless to say, I was not stoked. After looking at reviews online, I decided to get a second opinion from Dr. Oliver. Immediately, just from walking into the office, I felt a huge sense of warmth and care. All the staff, from the receptionist to the hygenist to Mr. Oliver, take a huge amout of pride in their work and are extremely patient and understanding. I told them my situation, and after a 30-minute cleaning, and review of the X-rays, I was told there was no work to be done. Mr. Oliver treats you like family, and does not try to **** you over (for lack of a better word), like some other dentists in this city. He exemplifies what it means to be a great dentist. 100/10 would go again!!! And will! By the way: I do not recommend Dr. Oliver simply because he told me I would be saving $4,500. It was really just a fantastic experience.

T. F. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about Dr. Oliver and his staff!!! I was seriously terrified when I showed up out of the blue with serious tooth pain due to needing an extraction!! I have severe dental phobia & not only did Dr. Oliver successfully & painlessly remove the tooth but he convinced me to get other work done & cleaning/2 cavities/ now I am on the right road to better dental health!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! GO now!!

Audra K. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


If you’re looking for an honest dentist who runs an efficient, clean, up to date, friendly office. Here you go!!! Too many dentists get a bad name because they’ll find any and all work they can do; which not only lines their pockets but causes more harm than good to your oral care. Not Dr. Oliver- I truly believe he has the patient’s best intentions in mind. Book an appointment ASAP as his schedule is pretty booked (because he’s that good!)

Ariana F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can’t believe I am reviewing my dentist, but he is just that good! Dr. Oliver is so caring, nice and amazing at what he does. The dental hygienists are so professional and use state of the art technology. The front desk is excellent about working with your insurance, fitting you in with cancellations and using computer systems to remind you about your appointments. I want to tell everybody to go to Dr Oliver, but selfishly don’t want it to get too busy – clearly I have gotten over that after countless appointments of amazing service. Simply stated, Dr Oliver and his entire team go way above and beyond to make your experience positive and your teeth in good shape. Just go!

Stefanie S. from Hopkinton, MA (Source: Yelp)


Yep, I’m reviewing a dentist office. But it’s important. Your teeth deserve awesomeness too. After having to cancel on my old dentist due to illness and being told the next available appointment was 6 months away I knew it was time for a switch. So I came to Yelp this time to find my new tooth haven and I was not let down. This place rules. They send you text reminders for your appointment. They are super nice. My hygenist was a total sweetheart and didn’t stab me in the gums the entire time. They have a new tooth polishing device that was great and some sort of new fangley Siri-type program to keep track of your gum health (you’ll see). I always liked going to the dentist (I know, I know) and now I pretty much love it. But don’t go here because I don’t want to have to jockey for an appointment slot! 🙂

Lindsey H. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


As much as it pains me to write this five star review because I know it is going to make it that much more difficult to make an appointment… I can’t even tell you how happy I am that Dr. Oliver has been my first dentist in the Boston area. I have had some pretty traumatic experiences with dentists/orthodontists over the years, dating back to my early childhood. I have seriously considered moving to England or Ireland and never visiting another one of these professionals again, until I met this guy. Not only is he in a great location where I can get an appointment during my lunch break but he is also super friendly/funny and gentle.. highly recommend. OH, and he is the first dentist ever to tell me that I don’t need to get my wisdom teeth out… awesome.

Meredith A. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Oliver is great. He is very nice and he does not do anything that does not need to be done! I think he is very good at what he does. I just went and got a filling, and was back at work in less than an hour! I have my teeth cleaned by Geri at his office- she is great too. I am so glad I have a dentist I can trust.

Sarah P. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Let’s start this review with the cold hard truth: No one likes the dentist. This is a person who does invasive, sometimes painful, things to you… and then charges you for it. Even so, I love Dr. Oliver. He is amazing and goes out of his way to make any precedure as pleasant as possible. He’s also incredibly efficient. Because let’s face it, the faster I can be done with the whole experience, the better! The staff at the office is friendly and welcoming and willing to talk through any concerns. Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed.

Kate H. from Malden, MA (Source: Yelp)


I learned about Dr. Oliver through Yelp so thought it made sense to note my thanks in the same place. I made an emergency appointment to address a cracked filling (only two years old, the disappointing work of Delta Dental on Tremont Street). I can be a complete baby when it comes to the dentist, and Dr. Oliver was kind, patient and positive every step of the way without ever being patronizing. Even more importantly, he worked quickly and effectively, explained to me in detail what he was doing, what the problems had been with the old filling and what he was doing differently to address those issues, and continually asked about my comfort throughout the appointment. As “enjoyable” as a trip to the dentist can be–particularly one involving drilling–my experience definitely tops the list. I never thought I could find someone who could hold a candle to my beloved childhood dentist (he was so great and calming that I didn’t even know Novocaine was an injection until I was an adult) but after years of trying different dentists in the Boston area, I have finally found one I’ll stick with.

Tara T. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I don’t know if its possible to actually LIKE going to the dentist, but Dr. Oliver’s office comes close. Gabby at the front desk, Geri the hygienist who cleans my teeth & Dr. Oliver himself are all so helpful and friendly. I’ve had to have a root canal and some other work done and he completely put me at ease. I would recommend this office to anyone looking for a dentist!

Nick B. from Cambridge, MA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t like my dentists to intervene unless absolutely necessary. I am almost 30 and have not had my wisdom teeth taken out. They don’t bother me or my other teeth, and I never had them removed because my long-time dentist is a family friend back in Chicago, and he never felt it was necessary. My gut feeling is that most dentists probably would have yanked them out by now, just because that’s what you do with wisdom teeth. This was a concern for me when searching for a dentist here in Boston. Luckily for me, Dr. Oliver’s approach to dentistry is “if it doesn’t bother you, it doesn’t bother me”. For those of you avoiding your next trip to the dentist because you fear unnecessary pain, consider Dr. Oliver and his team of quick, efficient and friendly dental hygienists.

Emily B. from Somerville, MA (Source: Yelp)


I just had my second cleaning at Dr. Oliver’s office and I couldn’t be more impressed with this practice! The front desk staff has always been friendly and I’ve never had to wait beyond my appointment time. Both times, Gerry did my cleanings and she is absolutely wonderful. Dr. Oliver, seems great, too. Unlike most other dental practices I’ve been to who seem more interested in making money by selling you unnecessary dental work, this practice seems conservative in their treatment. They are also extremely knowledgeable about the connection between oral health and overall health which is something that’s really important to me. I really feel like they genuinely care about the well-being of their patients. Even if my insurance didn’t cover this practice, I would pay out of pocket for the peace of mind of going to a dentist I can trust. Highly recommend!

Dollface G. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


We love Dr. Oliver and Nichole… Period. Both me and my future wife see the good doctor and have never had a more pleasant experience at the dentist’s office. Everyone is professional and friendly. They never try to “double bill” as I’ve see at some other offices in the city. We recommend Dr. Oliver’s office to all friends and clients… You guys rule!

Stephen R. from East Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Yelp to the rescue once again….. the 5 star rating was spot on. I was in need of getting myself back in the routine of regular dentist visits – and who knew the city’s finest office was right across the street from me. The entire staff here could not be nicer – they do their best to make what is otherwise an unpleasant chore the most relaxing and easy dentist appointment ever. Dr. Oliver is very sensible in his diagnosis and treatments, Gabby is super helpful in swimming thru all the insurance paperwork, and Amber is a top-notch hygenist.

Sarah Balal DiLillo (Source: Google)


Dr. Oliver and his team are the best! I have seen various hygienists and all have been great – efficient, painless, and kind. Nicole is especially fun and makes the appointment go by quickly. Dr. Oliver is always thoughtful – extremely professional and makes going to the dentist feel comfortable. Courtney and the office staff are very attentive and helpful. Ardit did Zoom whitening for me before my wedding and was fantastic. Have referred colleagues and friends to the office and would recommend to anyone in search of a fantastic dentist in Boston!

Tim L. from Framingham, MA (Source: Yelp)


Two years ago I moved to Massachusetts. A friend recommended Dr. Oliver. It was the perfect choice! Given the amount of dental work I have needed over the years, it is important to me that I can rely on my dentist and their staff to give me great advice and treatment. Dr. Oliver and his staff have provided excellent treatment and valued advice on taking better care of my teeth. I trust they are staying safe during this time and look forward to my next cleaning. Tim

Chris M. from Lynnfield, MA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Oliver after receiving a quote from my long time Dentist that did not seem right and I felt the need to get a 2nd opinion. Thank god I did because after meeting with Dr. Oliver, I was able to save thousands of dollars and avoid dental work that wasn’t even needed. From his warm and welcoming front desk staff to the efficient appointment booking process to the quality and trusted work of Dr. Oliver and his dental team, I could not be more impressed. Dr. Oliver is a Dentist that you can trust has your best health and financial interests in mind, which is a tremendous relief. If you are looking for a great cleaning or more advanced dental work, Dr. Oliver and his entire staff get my highest recommendation!

Dan P. from Dover, NH (Source: Yelp)


There’s a reason why everyone has given them 5 stars on here, they’re awesome. Not only was it super quick, and easy, to get an appointment, but after they found out about my dental plan, and how it could be a little more expensive for me, they called me back to make sure I was ok with it. During the appointment, I was greeted right away, brought in super quick (wait, I didn’t sit around for 30 minutes? CRAZY), and the appointment was great. My hygienist explained everything along the way, what was covered for insurance, my x rays, how my bone, gum and overall teeth were like, and the health of everything. I also liked how she complimented my previous dentist (since I know they were a good dentist) and said how well they took care of me, really put me at ease that they appreciated that as well.

Linda M. from Auburndale, MA (Source: Yelp)


I LOVE, LOVE Dr. Oliver – he is the absolute most gentle, caring and skilled dentist I’ve ever been to.  He doesn’t do anything that is not absolutely necessary and I’ve been going to him for many years.  I’ve had issues on weekends and he calls me right away and met me in his office on a sunday – he’s the best!

Jake H. from Boynton Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


In summary: I will never go to another dentist in New England as long as going to Dr. Oliver is an option. THANK YOU DR. OLIVER FOR SAVING ME BOTH MONEY AND PAIN! Another dentist informed me that I had a cavity [my first ever] and naturally, I was terrified. That dentist had iffy yelp reviews when it came to fillings, and upon researching other options, I came across Dr. Oliver. He’s out of my insurance network, but based on the positive reviews, it was worth it to me. Dr. Oliver immediately gave off a positive, warm vibe. He inspected my teeth and told me that I don’t actually need a filling. Instead, he buffed out the tiny amount of non-invasive decay and put in a sealant. I was in and out in under 20, painless minutes.

Cookie M. from Art Museum District, Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


It took me a while to get in as new patient, but I cannot day enough good things about my visit. I am very picky when it comes to doctors and dentists in particular, this is my first try in Boston …I guess 3rd time is a charm. Moved from Philadelphia where I had my dentist for 15 years. Highly recommend Dr. Oliver and his staff. Thank you yelp for helping me make the right choice. This sounds crazy but am excited for my next visit!

Rob J. from Barnstable, MA (Source: Yelp)


Just had my first visit/cleaning with Gerry this morning…what a relief! I had been stressing about finding a new dentist these past few months after relocating back east from Northern California. I was thrilled with my dentist out there and finding a replacement was one of my top concerns. I have receding gums and Gerry immediately put me at ease. The cleaning was completely painless. Dr. Oliver seems like great guy… honest, professional, and not pushing any procedures I may not really need. I highly recommend.

M .. from Somerville, MA (Source: Yelp)


Very professional. I have nothing but good things to say about them. Top notch care and they never try to sell you on any kind of procedure. I actually asked about something and Dr Oliver said “we can do it but I don’t think you really need it” which speaks odes. I am not using them currently but it’s only because the trip to their office is a bit difficult for me.

Anna S. from West Newton, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Oliver is extremely professional, very experienced and kind. He and his stuff always deliver the best service and implement the most cutting edge technology. Recently, I had my periodontal maintenance done in conjunction with laser. I was very impressed with the outcome and how painless the procedure was. I don’t know of any other dental office that provides such service.

Kimberly S. from Cleveland, OH (Source: Yelp)


I had my first visit and cleaning a couple of weeks ago. They have a super convenient location for anyone who works in downtown Boston which is one of the many reasons I chose this practice. I felt for the first time in my life that the hygienist took her time and REALLY gave my teeth a good scrub. My teeth are still singing from their cleaning. I have had some horrific experiences with a few dentists in Boston and Dr. Oliver has really set the bar for a GREAT experience. I was not only beyond satisfied with the hygienist and Dr. Oliver, but the front office staff was very helpful with insurance questions and billing. All in all, fabulous.

Wanda M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been in Sand Diego for a long time, but prior to that I had the privilege to work with Dr O in Massachusetts. As a dental professional, I really understand the fine line we walk to take outstanding care of our patients, but also to not overtreat them. Dr Oliver does only evidence based, scientifically validated treatments that stand the test of time. The staff is outstanding and warm. My family back East all go to Dr Oliver. You just know he is in the field not for the money, but for his service to humanity. If you want great dentistry at a fair price, please do yourself a favor and go see him and his staff.

Karen K. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


My dentist who I’d been going to since I was a kid recently retired and sold the practice to another dentist in the office. After 1 visit my husband and I were unhappy with the new ownership so turned to Google/Yelp for a new practice closer to home and our offices. I’m so glad we settled on Dr. Oliver! I had my first visit this morning, everything went as smooth as can be. My appointment was at 11:30 and right on the dot the hygienist Denise came out to get me started. Throughout the entire cleaning she was great about explaining every step and going over what she was doing/why and making sure I wasn’t in any pain. After a very thorough cleaning and exam, Dr Oliver came in for a final check and to answer questions about next steps and the next visit. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I highly recommend!! They do book up well in advance so be sure to call early for your appointments.

Kate L. from Quincy, MA (Source: Yelp)


This office is great. The reception staff has always been really friendly, and both hygienists I’ve seen were really nice and thorough. I have pretty awful dental anxiety, and I dread going even for simple cleanings, but they do everything they can to ease anxiety. Dr. Oliver really cares about his patients’ comfort, and talks you through everything that is being done (and it’s generally pretty quick and painless for fillings, which is a miracle as far as I’m concerned).

Brendan E. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Excellent practice! Best dentistry ever. I definitely felt genuinely cared after, mostly thanks to Amber. She was really knowledgeable and eager and hyped to help me out. She is a model to how all medical care professional should be. They whitened my teeth and gave x rays. Sweet deal. Everyone is nice there and they are hi tech!

Brittany F. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I moved to Boston in June of 2011 and found a dentist shortly after. They were not thorough at all and not very encouraging. When I found my current job, I found a Dr. Oliver in my insurance network. They are fantastic there! Gerry who did my cleaning was thorough and also very nice when it came to my teeth. I never felt any guilt or uncomfortable. I will definitely be recommending them to my co-workers!

Katrina H. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Met with Dr. Oliver for the first time this week.  His staff was professional, friendly, and timely and he was thorough and reassuring.  I had recently come from a dentist who constantly was trying to up-sell me on unnecessary procedures.  Dr.  Oliver assured me that I have a healthy mouth and confirmed that I was wise to get a second opinion on the supposed 3 cavities I suddenly was being told were on last year’s x rays.  The reviews do not lie.  This is a wonderful practice and I switched over to his office immediately.