Parkside Dental Care
Kristen Dority, DMD:
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Parkside Dental Care
Kristen Dority, 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 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Shawn H. from Arlington, MA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Parkside Dental for over 10 years. When I first started going to Parkside Dental they did not accept the dental insurance that I had. Instead of saying, “we don’t take that insurance,” Dr. Dority said “let me get on that insurance plan.” Days later she told me that she now took my insurance and I was able to start getting regular dental care (which I had neglected for many years). I have always found the staff at Parkside Dental to be very professional, non-judgmental, encouraging, and informative. They are up on all of the latest technology, techniques, and they keep their patients informed. I have had many cleanings, fillings, and, just recently, Invisalign treatment. Dr. Dority is straightforward and tells you her honest opinion, while also not pushing her suggestions. All of the dental hygienists and staff members are very welcoming, competent, and kind. I have recommended friends and coworkers to Parkside Dental and I will gladly continue to do so.

Glory S. from North Andover, MA (Source: Yelp)


I am happy to say I LOVE MY DENTIST!!! Dr. Dority and her staff are the best. They have such great customer service. They make you feel so important. I’ve been a patient at parkside dental care for 3 years now. The health of my teeth have come a longgggg way thanks to the care of parkside. My cleaning appointments are so much better since I made flossing a habit and brushing my teeth with my fancy electric tooth brush. I would definitely recommend this office if you want someone thats professional and knowledgable working on your teeth.

Elizabeth M. from Worcester, MA (Source: Yelp)


I never imagined I would write a review for a dentist…who likes going to the dentist? Well, if Dr. Dority is your dentist you will actually look forward to your visit. She is amazing, caring and goes the extra step wtihout question to make sure you are happy. The office is impeccable, very modern and beyond clean and the staff are a breath of fresh air when entering the reception area. I drive from Worcester for Dr. Dority’s skills. The only thing I dread now when going to my appointment is having to parallel park. LOL. 🙂

Erin McGinn (Source: Google)


It’s like night and day between Parkside and my former dental office, I’ve never had a better dental experience. Sparkling clean office. Modern technology. Friendly and patient staff. Eliza is the best dental hygienist – gentle and quick, yet very thorough. Dr. Dority was wonderful and put me on track to get a few issues fixed. Thankful that I found Parkside and don’t have to dread going the dentist any longer!

Kelly H. from Worcester, MA (Source: Yelp)


Since I love my dentist I thought I would write up a review. I also love the people who work with Dr. Dority. They always make me feel very comfortable and at home. I do live about an hour away but still will drive to see her every 3 months for my checkups. I wouldn’t consider going elsewhere. I only had to have one small filling since I have been seeing her and it was painless. I love Dr. Dority and the TEAM. GO PARKSIDE DENTAL CARE!

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


I’m so sad I moved out of state and couldn’t take them! The team here took amazing care of me and went above and beyond. My first visit for dental pain turned into a all hands on deck effort to help me gave my wisdom teeth pulled – two days later! After this visit I actually LOVED going to the dentist. I looked forward to listening to Fleetwood Mac (background music was always GREAT) and catching up with Robyn (spelling?) while being greeted with smiles by the familiar team! Every time I went for cleanings I almost forgot I was at the dentist. Parkside Dental is like visiting friends – that poke around in your mouth.

Bianca Heinrich (Source: Google)


Love that place. The care is excellent and I don’t think I ever waited for longer than 10 min – usually not even that (and I have been going there for years). The entire staff is friendly and upbeat – always. I think everybody is just really happy there. It sounds funny, but I actually look forward going to the dentist!

Elizabeth Sawyer (Source: Google)


Great dentist office. Been a patient for 5+ years. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. Had a long list of needs to address when I first came in and they set up a plan to accommodate my schedule and timing of payments made. Great, friendly staff and Dr. Dority is so nice and very skilled. Highly recommend!

Genevieve M. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I just came home from Parkside, and I had to give them all an amazing review. I am so happy with my teeth. I came because I needed a new dentist and I also wanted to get my teeth ready for my wedding. From beginning to end, about 8 or 9 months, I’ve done cleanings, invisalign, at home whitening, had cavities filled on all 4 of my front teeth, and I am so so happy with the results. Every single staff member is incredible at what they do, gentle with your teeth, and so personable. I’ve seen Mary Anne, Lauren, Robin, Eliza, Dr. Dorrity, and they are all so nice.

Mike M. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have been with a patient at Parkside for nearly twenty years, back when they were actually beside the park. They have a lovely, friendly staff (currently) and perennially. Even when new faces have arrived over the years the vibe remains welcoming, helpful and human scale. I have had no reason to look elsewhere. And I love the fact that they offer 7:30 appointments–so I don’t need a whole morning to get a visit in.

Em Stephenson They Them (Source: Google)


This was the best dental experience in my life. I’ll be coming back and staying on top of taking care of my teeth. It had been quite a few years since I had dental insurance and was able to go to the dentist. I used to always be afraid of going to the dentist and now I sort of look forward to it. The team there is great and the office is super nice.

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


I have been seeing Dr. Dority and her staff for 6 years and have nothing but good things to say. All of the hygienists that I have encountered have been incredibly friendly (and gentle as well!) and great at putting you at ease. It is also clear that Dr. Dority is on the cutting edge of new advances in dentistry, which I appreciate. I have had regular cleanings, fillings, and even Invisalign through Parkside and have been nothing but impressed. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist!

Tom M. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I finally found a great dental practice!! I was introduced by referral to parkside dental by a friend whom has had great things to say about the practice. My first appointment was for an evaluation and dental exam. There location is super convenient next to the Arlington St green line stop which is close to all the offerings of the back bay and my office.  One thing that stood out to me was the amount of hygiene education I received during my appointment.  Dr Doherty is smart and deeply devoted to her craft.  One of the hygienist was able to communicate a break through idea that now makes me think of flossing in a different light, as a result I now floss daily. I appreciate PD taking the extra time in helping me understand the reasons for the recommendations and not treating me like a number but as someone they appreciate as their patient.

Del J. from Downtown, Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I went here after a recommendation from a doctor who sees her as well. Pretty happy with the dentist so far. I had one filling done and she was very gentle and I felt comfortable the entire time even though I hate going to the dentist.   Yes she did say I need lots of work but she showed me the X-rays and pictures and explained why.  People may not like hearing they have decay but I would rather know and fix it.  She may be more aggressive in taking care of patients than most dentist but that does not mean she is a bad dentist. I would rather have a small problem fixed now than a big problem later.   Also, when I questioned the treatment plan, she was happy to go over it with me, answer my questions, and even offered to call my old dentist who I trust to go over it as well.     Again, absolutely thrilled with her care and would defiantly recommend seeing her.

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


When I moved to Boston I spent a long time conducting due diligence on dentist practices in Back Bay. I was looking for a dentist with a highly knowledgeable staff, personable DMD, and convenient location — I found all of that at Parkside Dental. The staff is not only extremely effective, but they take the time to explain in detail all aspects of your personalized procedures. They incorporate your perspective and make time to get to know you as a person. Although I was skeptical about a recommended procedure that my previous dentist had not identified, four different members of the staff took the time to answer my detailed questions, show me my photos and x-rays, and explain the cost with my insurance. Dr. Dority commits a lot of face time to her patients and answers any and all questions with gusto and empathy. Highly recommended for those looking for a premium dentist experience!

Autumn G. from Duxbury, MA (Source: Yelp)


All the women at Parkside Dental are fantastic, particularly Dr. Dority. She is skilled and very knowledgable, yet understanding of personal limitations. She always takes the time to explain what she is going to do and what the best corse of action is for each issue. The entire staff makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience! I’ve never experienced any issues with pain after getting work done, or complications with billing/insurance, which has happened at other dentists. Can’t say enough about them! I’ve referred them to multiple people and will continue doing so!

Hannah J. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I am terrified of going to the dentist, and the crew here put me at ease the second I walked through the door. I have to have some major dental surgery because I avoided going to any dentist for so long. Dr. Dority explained a few options to me very thoroughly, helping me understand what I needed and why, and how each option will affect me and my mouth in the long run. She was funny and nice while coming across professional and educated, which made me feel very comfortable and in good hands. The office is extremely clean, and the assistants are all very friendly. I have found my new dentist!

Geoffrey Dananberg (Source: Google)


Top Notch dental facility. Dr. Dority and her staff make what should be a very uncomfortable day at the dentist office an extremely smooth and comfortable experience. Lauren, the office manager is always quick to answer my questions regarding procedures and payment options with ease. Dr. Dority’s dental assistant, Gillian, is a gentle and kind professional, and that translates well to the level of care that she treats me and other clients with. The dental hygienist, Eliza, provides a very thorough and fun experience. All the staff at Parkside are all consummate professionals and genuine people. Prior to finding Parkside, I hadn’t been to the dentist in a few years so they are definitely getting their money’s worth with me but I was nervous and cautious at first, but now I get excited for these appointments because I know I am in great care. Dr. Dority is a fabulous and world class dentist and my teeth have been so much happier since I found Parkside.

Shinobi (Source: Google)


Had some pain in one tooth and I didn’t know which dentist to use. I called a root canal place and they recommended a referral from Parkside. So they came recommended. I thought they were great. Very very thoughtful and considerate group of all women there. I had a great experience. I highly recommend them. Just book early they seem to be booked up 2 months out. They will see you if you have an emergency like I did. They saw me the next day. I reiterate. Great experience.

Chris T. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Dority is one of the best. She knows her stuff and I am so happy to be a patient at Parkside. I have referred many coworkers to come here who say the same! The hygienist explains everything to me about my hygiene needs and what is happening in my mouth (I am happy to say I have made lots of improvements). Dr.Dority is fast and very up to date with dentistry. I had cavities under my sealants (which should have been off many years ago because I am 30!) The sealants were part of the reason for the cavity starting in the first place due to the like open areas on the sealants. Dr. Dority prioritized my need for dental care and I felt well informed but not pressured. If you want the BEST go here. They don’t sugar coat and are all very caring.

Stephanie T. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I love my dentist Dr. Dority is very knowledgeable. She has the latest technology equipment available. I’ve been a patient since 2005 and as long as I live in Mass I will continue to go there. I’ve had both Lisa and Sara as my hygienist and they are very meticulous. Robyn is also very knowledgable when it comes to knowing what my insurance will cover. I love them I recommend them every chance I get.

Dorothy M. from Melrose, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have had terrible experiences with lots of different dentists in my life and Dr. Dority has turned it all around. She is the light at the end of the tunnel for me. I have a screwed up bite (a wacky cross bite – it’s no fun) that never got corrected because we couldn’t afford braces when I was little. I also have TMJ issues and when I came to her, hadn’t been to a dentist in awhile because I was scared and busy. In the past few months of me going there, they have gotten my teeth cleaned properly, educated me about what is going on with my wacky mouth and referred me out to get a root canal, then fixed the tooth with a crown. The whole process has been great. It’s expensive even with insurance, but that is the nature of dental work and they have been great about helping me set up a payment plan so I can get the care I need. I’ve had issues with this tooth for YEARS and I can finally chew on that side of my mouth again because of their help. I’m so excited about that! The staff here is incredible too. Robin at the front desk has been so fantastic in dealing with my insurance and walking me through what’s going on. Even Dr. Dority is understanding about how wacky dental insurance can be and helps me prioritize my treatments based on what I can afford with my insurance. I have NEVER met a doctor willing to do this. I still have lots of other work to do (cavities to get fixed, fillings that need to be redone after 10 + years, etc), but we’re holding off until January so my insurance kicks in again. How awesome is that!? Most doctors push you to do it right away, but Dr Dority is unfailingly honest and will tell you what needs to be done and what can wait – and she will give you the consequences either way. I really don’t understand all the negative reviews here. The only thing I can think of is that patients aren’t going back to get things fixed if they go wrong. Like, hello, it’s your mouth… things are going to shift and change… go back and let the doctor know if you’re having problems – she will fix them. DUH! Seriously, go here. This place is great. I’m going to try and get my hubby in for some much needed dental care this year too!

Madeleine Devlin (Source: Google)


I recommend this place to everyone needing a dentist! I had a hard time finding a good dentist when I moved away from my hometown, and I’ve found a gem with Parkside Dental Care. Everyone is so kind and makes me feel at ease. They are total professionals and do an amazing job. I never want to go anywhere else to get dental work done!

Maura Shea (Source: Google)


Parkside Dental provides expert dental care within a very pleasant and well- run office environment. Dr. Dority is skilled, gentle, and compassionate, while also progressive and forward-thinking. Her clients’ comfort and well being are her highest priorities, and all of the hygienists are excellent. They have kept my very problematic teeth and gums in good shape for many years.

Kate B. from Back Bay East, Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


This dentist office is the best I have ever been to. I went in and they saw me right away. Being shy by nature, doctor and dentist appointments usually scare me, but they made me feel genuinely cared for and extremely comfortable. They also explained my dental problems to me succinctly and simply. This is my new go to for any future dentist needs.

Steph J. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never thought I would love a dentist, but I love Parkside Dental. I’ve been going to Dr. Dority for 6+ years and have really appreciated her and the team’s stellar service. I had my first ever cavity filled by them. The needles in my mouth completely freaked me out so they called in another dental assistant to hold my hand and talk me through it during the procedure – HOW DAMN WONDERFUL IS THAT?! I’ve read other reviews that they push unnecessary services – but that hasn’t been my experience. They’ve been amendable when I’ve held off on re-do’ing some previous dental work because they said it wasn’t urgent. They scheduled in a friend of mine when she had bad dental work done and needed it urgently fixed. She is now in love with Parkside as well. The location is super convenient (right by Arlington T stop), the office is very nice and clean, and the staff is unbelievably friendly. Definitely recommended if you’re looking for a downtown Boston dentist.

Rachael R. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Parkside dental for almost seven years now. I find all the hygienists friendly and very good at their jobs. Dr. Dority can feel intense if it’s your first visit; she just wants you to have great teeth! Over the years she has given me great advice and I feel safe in their care.

Latoya T. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient at Parkside for about 5 years and over the years all of my experiences and treatment have been positive. From Robyn at the front desk, the dental assistants, hygienists an professional and have built great rapport with me and my husband. I trust Dr. Dority’s opinions on my care and she has always open to my questions and concerns.

Debra Perez (Source: Google)


I live overseas and was visiting family in the area. I started having pain in my mouth and not only was Parkside Dental willing to fit me in last minute but they were able to help get the tooth fixed and provide a bite guard for better long term care. They were all extremely kind, helpful and professional and I would absolutely recommend them for someone in search of an outstanding team of dental professionals. Thanks again!

Tina Risbridger (Source: Google)


Fabulous dentist. From initial contact by phone with the lovely receptionist through to the fantastic dentist and friendly dental nurse I cannot fault anything. I have received the same high level treatment that I have experienced before (in Kent before we moved to Boston) and will happily return for future appointments. Highly recommended.

Sandra U. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful office! Very clean, professional, and convenient location. Dr. Dority is extremely  knowledgeable and friendly. She took her time to answer all my questions. I grind and have a few old fillings….she reviewed my x-rays and photos of my teeth we me. She explained and showed me what was going on with my old filling.  It was very comforting to actually see everything in such detail and have someone take their time to get to know me as a patient. My second visit to the offic was for my cleaning with the hygienist. She was very kind and helpful. I’m thankful to have found Parkside Dental!!

Sarah V. M. from Providence, RI (Source: Yelp)


I’m not ashamed to say it, I’ll preach it from the street corner (and I often do), I LOVE MY DENTIST. She is beyond awesome. Dr. Dority is a true perfectionist in a hostesses body who will tell it to you straight. I floss because of this woman. She was the first dentist who used the words, “rotting and decaying food in your teeth.” After that I was sold on the discipline. In my opinion here are their unique selling points: 1. Highly Educated – Dr. Dority graduated from Cornell and teaches at Tufts. She’s really really smart. 2. Cutting Edge Technology – Xrays are taken and immediately go on to the computer screen. She has an in mouth camera so you can see how bad fanatic coffee drinking is for your mouth. Mouth guards have been transformed – she fits you for an orthotic by hooking your head up to a special system, which allows your jaw to fall naturally into place. Then the mould is cast in the appropriate position. 3. Forward thinking Perfectionist – the Dr. closely monitors my fillings, because I’m a grinder, they’re prone to wear. On more then one occasion she has changed out my filling because she didn’t like how it was lasting. 4. Small town feel in a big city – You walk in to fresh fruit and tea, more magazines then Border’s Bookstore, and they even put an aromatherapy lip balm to relax you when they’re working on your mouth. The staff is awesome, they seek to know more then your name. They want to have a personal relationship with you. 5. Attention to total health – they take your blood pressure for goodness sakes! Dr. Dority really does care. Because this is not your average doctor’s office, your visits will take longer then you have experienced in the past. It’s not the kind of place I would breeze in over my lunch break unless for a cleaning. If you’re in a hurry, ask when you book your appointment how much time to allow and then double it.

Caitlin R. from Cambridge, MA (Source: Yelp)


I love Parkside Dental, Dr. Dority, and her wonderful team! I have been there several times for a veneer, fillings, and several cleanings–and the experience was wonderful, which is saying a lot for a trip to the dentist! Dr. Dority is very smart and focused. I was very concerned about replacing an old veneer, but she assured me it wouldn’t be painful and would look great. And it didn’t, and it does! The staff is very nice, knowledgable, polite, and prompt. I was in and out quickly enough so my day wasn’t consumed by my time at the dentist, but not so quick that I felt I was being rushed out the door. The office is beautiful–great view of Newbury Street, high-tech equipment, modern and sleek. My experience here was great, I no longer dread the dentist, and I don’t ever want to go anywhere else again.

Diana Smith (Source: Google)


I love going to this dental office, the women that work there are the friendliest and most competent I have ever encountered. They welcome you with open arms and remember you when you visit. Dr. Doherty is such a kind and capable medical professional. I honestly cannot imagine going anywhere else for my dental needs.

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


I absolutely love this office.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  Granted my teeth aren’t in terrible shape, but I’ve definitely had a bit of work done here.  All of the hygenists are super friendly and do really good work, and Dr. Dority really cares about each of her patients and how they are doing.  I recommend this office to MANY people, and those that have gone have reported happiness as well.