Warshauer And Santamaria Dentistry
Irays Santamaria, DMD:
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Warshauer And Santamaria Dentistry
Irays Santamaria, 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: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Peter D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very good dentist practice with modern technology! Last year I got a cracked tooth repaired and a night guard (to protect from grinding of teeth): no complaints on either the repair or the guard! Today (June 11, 2020) was my first time back since the COVID-19 pandemic became a concern, and I was pleased with the safety precautions taken. Everyone there is super nice, and they’ve managed to work with my changing dental insurance situation without difficulty. Would recommend!

Mike Evers (Source: Google)


I came a little early for my cleaning. W & M were conscientious. I filled out a questionnaire and the person at the test rook my temp ad my oxygen. The waiting room was lean and chairs were arranged to keep distances intact. My hygienist was prompt, friendly, and efficient. I had my yearly dental x-rays and Dr. Santamaria checked me out. I’ve been with this organization since 1985 and it proves how good dental care makes your life better.

Caroline E. (Source: Facebook)


Wonderful experience! I didn’t know the dentist could be this lovely. Dr. Santamaria was kind, patient, and really knows her stuff. I chipped my tooth and she fixed it beautifully, explaining everything she was doing every step of the way and making sure I was comfortable. Also, the office team is wonderful! They came in and sat down with me to make sure I understood my insurance, which no one has ever done for me before, and really put me at ease.

Wendy S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had such a pleasant and positive experience at Warshauer & Santamaria and would highly recommend coming here to get anything from dental cleanings to crown procedures done. The entire team is amazing in what they do! With every visit, I felt cared for by both the dentists and dental assistants. I had received a root canal on one of my front teeth many years ago, and needed a crown procedure done. After delaying this for years, I came across this dental practice and I knew at the end of my first consultation visit that I wouldn’t find a better place. At every step of the process, I was amazed at how meticulous the team was with making sure everything was exactly how they wanted it. Dr. Santamaria ultimately matched my crown perfectly with my natural teeth (which I thought would be next to impossible to do on a front tooth), and I am so happy with how it looks! I personally worked with Dr. Hopeck and Dr. Santamaria for a crown lengthening and crown procedure, both of whom are incredibly professional, friendly, and skilled in their craft. Like most people, I don’t enjoy going to the dentist, after having some negative experiences in the past. The dentists and dental assistants (I had the pleasure of working with Kathleen and Donna who are both wonderful!) are very gentle, always checking in to make sure you are comfortable. Not to mention, they are quick to address any concerns. I was overly anxious about how my gums were recovering after my crown lengthening experience, and they were able to squeeze an appointment in for me within the hour to get looked at. Thank you again, W&S!

Grace Alessi (Source: Google)


I cannot say enough good things about this dental practice. I went today for the first time for a routine dental cleaning and exam. From the moment I walked into the office, I could tell how professional and welcoming it was. The desk staff was friendly, efficient, understanding, and answered all of my questions with a smile. Every room in the office from the bathrooms to the exam rooms are flawlessly cleaned and smell wonderful! My hygenist, Nancy, was a great conversationalist and made the often painful experience of a cleaning with all of its sharp tools pleasant. She was gentle, engaging, kind, encouraging, and thorough with her explanations of my xrays. Finally, Dr. Santamaria, was so warm, individualized, and curious about me as a person and a patient and gave me a thorough assessment of my teeth. I am so looking forward to returning for my next cleaning! HIGHLY reccommend!

Judy S. from Newton, MA (Source: Yelp)


extremely caring, professional, friendly, and collaborative.  your needs and best interests are always the priority.  and they care about you as a whole person.  i have been going to this office for over 20 years.  every time i ask myself why i’m schlepping into boston for dental care, i am immediately reminded of the consistently high quality of care and caring they provide.  they are like family now!

S. S. from Milton, MA (Source: Yelp)


W&S are the best! The staff is pleasant and helpful as soon as you arrive. The offices are bright and cheerful. The hygienist  are very knowledgeable and efficient during the process. They ask appropriate questions, ask you if you;re comfortable.  It’s really important to me that the staff are examples of the full experience.  I highly recommend them for great customer service and clearly their work speaks for itself–I’ve been a patient for more than 10 years.

Peter Duerst (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to this dentist for almost 2 years now. I highly recommend them. I’ve had 2 appointments since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and I appreciate the level of safety precautions they take here. Everyone is very kind and good at their jobs. I had to get fillings most recently there, and I was impressed by how well it went. When I started to panic and feel sick, they gave me a break, got me some water, and helped me calm down again. Really appreciated the care I received there, and I’m happy with my new fillings so far!

Teri Christopherson (Source: Google)


I was going to postpone my teeth cleaning appointment because of Covid but judging how this office is during regular times I had a feeling that they were going to handle the safety of their patients very responsibly and they did. First I had to call from outside for me to be let in, then once in the office, hand sanitizer, temperature check and they checked my oxygen level. Of course I had to wear a mask.Once I was in the chair the mask came off but the hygienist was fully covered with protective gear. I felt safe being there and they always do a great job. My only problem was that an older gentleman in the waiting area that had his nose outside his mask which isn’t uncommon but I felt like someone should have made him aware of it. All in all, a good experience!

Stepheny B. from Brighton, MA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been to the dentist in an embaressingly long time due to previous traumatic experiences, which has lead to severe dental anxiety. From the moment I began communicating with the staff I knew I had made the right decision. I walked into the beautiful office today for my appt with Dr. Santamaria and everyone was so friendly and pleasant and really seemed to care about me and how to best overcome my anxiety. Donna set me up in a room and I explained my fears to her and the was so genuine in listening and calming my nerves. The first thing Dr. Santamaria said after introducing herself was that they like to get to know everything they can about their patients in order to develop the best plan for them. She was so welcoming, made me feel completely at ease and took so much time explaining everything in a way I would understand and the options I had for sedation. She asked before using any instruments on me. Is it crazy to think I am actually looking FORWARD to my cleaning appointment!? My only regret is I waited this long to find such a caring dentist and great office. Thank you all for going above and beyond!

Georgia S. from Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA (Source: Yelp)


I had a great meeting with Dr. Santamaria and Kathleen. They actively listened to my description of dental issues and we had a thoughtful dialogue of options going forward. The office has the latest digital X-ray equipment and cameras which helped me to understand the diagnosis. Also, I had follow up questions which Kathleen responded to right away. Beautiful new office. Front desk staff friendly and efficient as well.

Randy (Source: Google)


Today I had Kristen, my usual dental hygienist, who did a routine cleaning. She is always very pleasant and professional. I like that she is using the new technology a water pick clean my teeth, and uses suction to avoid the need to ever spit out water. The whole visit was pleasant. She noted that my teeth were better since my deep root cleaning done four months ago, which is reassuring, although there is still some gum inflammation. I am happy with the care and cost after my insurance company pays 80%, but glad that I have insurance.

Donald M. from Medford, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a client of Dr. Warshauer and now  Dr. Santamaria, as she becomes the principal dentist in the practice, for close to 30 years. My loyalty stems from the fact that I have long since come to trust their advice and skill of execution. I feel that the advice I’ve received has been what they deemed the most practical as opposed to the most lucrative for them. They are not the least expensive dental practice but this is a case of good value for the cost. When I first started as a client my teeth were not in the best of shape but I now have a very stable, healthy mouth with what I feel has been a very conservative regimen and excellent care.

Alex L. from Roslindale, MA (Source: Yelp)


well I have to give them 5 star never have I went to the dentist an felt so cool with the place I thought I was in the wrong place it so clean an doesn’t smell like a dentist it clean smell good the hospitality is the best I was asked if I wanted coffee water or some juice to drink its all women that work there an they all made me feel comfortable nice an polite maybe a to good to be true place they even said they will help me with the payments for the work I needed parking sucks but they were willing to go out there way to add money to the parking meter for me I will be back here again

Jayci W. from Barnstable, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Santamaria is great. I have been dealing with my teeth for 10+ years and trying to find a solution for a missing tooth. She is very personable and extremely good at what she does. She made a bridge for me that I am very happy with. The color matches perfectly and you really cannot tell which teeth are fake and which aren’t. Her entire staff is very pleasant and intelligent. The office is also beautiful. I will be returning for any dental work I need in the future.

Matt Hickey (Source: Facebook)


If you need an amazing dentist, this is your place. If you want no hassles, if you want quality dental work, this is your place. They’ll be your forever dentist, all you have to do is schedule a cleaning and you can thank me later.

Laura P. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


What an amazing establishment! The office is clean, modern, and the staff are wonderful. I just switched over to this office and am so glad that I did. The hygienist who cleaned my teeth was friendly and answered any questions I had and Dr. Santamaria is so sweet. I ended up seeing Dr. Hopeck a week later and wow, what a doctor! She is smart, thorough and had me cracking up the entire time. I think the staff here are very honest and give recommendations based on how it will benefit your overall health. I highly recommend this place for its cleanliness, friendly staff, and how attentive they are to their patients.

Judith Schechtman (Source: Google)


the flexibility, respect, and care cannot be matched anywhere. everyone accommodated my emergency and schedule – despite their own needs and their work day nearing an end. the care and professionalism at every point of contact is beyond compare . and the way they work together as a team is remarkable – it adds to the overall comfort and wonderful experience as a patient.

Lloyd French (Source: Google)


it is difficult to assign five stars. in this instance the accolade is well deserved. the entire staff was receptive informative and responsive to any inquires. .capable of understanding the issue and responding in an exact and clear responce.\ this is professionalism at it’s best.thank you all.

Rob S. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I rarely need anything more than routine cleaning, but on the rare occasions when I needed a crown or repair to a chipped tooth I found Dr Santamaria’s work to be meticulous. Having come here for many years for cleanings, I have experienced quite a few of the hygienists on staff, and the standard is so consistent I don’t make a fuss about scheduling to be with the same one each time.

Janet B. from Dedham, MA (Source: Yelp)


Exceptionally talented cutting edge doctors and dental specialists. Very bright professional team! I gladly drive 1.5 hours in each direction, to ensure that I have the best dental care available in the Boston area. Outstanding patient experience every visit!!! ……  even during my cancer treatments. Their support and competencies go way above and beyond.

Bridget Roberts (Source: Google)


Excellent! First of all, the office is gorgeous! The registration staff was knowledgeable and warm. Milena, my hygienist, was very sweet and funny, which really helped to make the cleaning process less painful. Dr. Santamaria was sensitive to my needs and we came up with a plan going forward for my dental care. Best dental experience!

Egre Deery (Source: Google)


I come for a Dental cleaning and I had the most nice experience with hygienist Sancy, she was so careful on take my X Rays, her have a gentle hands, the cleaning was so pleasant , I felt so relax, the smooth songs, the nice conversation, and the explanation afterwards. I also was offered a tooth whitening after the cleaning done, and I left the office feeling great. What a nice place.

Barbara Melanson (Source: Google)


This was my first visit at Warshauer & Santamaria’s office. My dentist retired and this dental office was highly recommended by a family member. The office is beautiful, the staff is professional and welcoming. My dental hygienist was kind, knowledgeable. I then met one of the dentist who came in and introduced herself and talked about a treatment plan for the future. Excellent care at their office for sure. Barbara

Palates Against Stacking T. from Sherborn, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Warschauer (and, also now Dr. Santamaria) since 1989 and can say that I have never experienced a more professional and positive dental practice. I have had work done on my teeth from crowns to a dental implant and have never had an issue with any of the work. Sheer perfection. The team at this practice go above and beyond to ensure their patients receive the best care. Such wonderful people. My husband is also a patient and my son. Will never go anywhere else. Simply the best!

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


Can’t say enough good things about this dentist. Prior to moving to Boston and becoming a patient here, I had some orthodontic work done back home (from an orthodontist not affiliated with this practice) because I was congenitally missing my lateral teeth. The orthodontic treatment resulted in bone recession, and created “black triangles” in the spaces between my teeth along the gum line. As you can imagine, I became self-conscious about my smile. Finally, through a personal recommendation, I went to Dr. Santamaria to see what could be done. What I immediately enjoyed the most about Dr. Santamaria is her keen sense of aesthetics. She described for me what smile shape would look the most natural with my face and lips. As a fairly young person, how my teeth look is super important, so I trusted her instincts on what would look best. That first visit provided plenty of education regarding my treatment options, from simplest (doing nothing) to most comprehensive (getting implants). I chose the treatment plan that included bone grafts, implants, and a final restoration. I wanted to do this for myself because I wanted to feel confident about my smile. I moved forward with the treatment, Both the gum graft and the implant surgery couldn’t have gone any smoother, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve had a pretty near-perfect smile ever since. It is always a pleasure to visit the office, although I have to say that it feels more like a spa than a dental office. The ladies at the front desk are great, and the entire team takes the time to really get to know you on a more personal basis. P.S., I highly recommend having your cleanings done by Milena. She’s an amazing hygienist with a magic touch!

Scout S. from Brookline, MA (Source: Yelp)


Back Bay Boston Dentist (Warshauer and Santamaria) have been my dentist for more than 20 years and they are simply fantastic. Here’s 10 reasons why you should use them: Reason 1 – They are extremely friendly, approachable and collaborative on treatments and services. Reason 2 – They explain everything they are going to do and why, and always answers all my questions so I understand exactly what’s happening. Reason 3 – Over the 20 years, I’ve needed cleanings, crowns, a couple of implants and an extraction…they do all this in house with expert knowledge and techniques. Reason 4 – They have a beautiful office right in the heart of Boston..so easy to get to and nice to experience. Reason 5 – Everyone on the staff including Kathleen, Kathy, Irays, Milena, Michelle, Donna, Cherilyn and all the rest are great at their jobs and fantastic to interact with. Reason 6 – They work hard with my insurance to make sure I’m taking full advantage of all my benefits including suggesting things I can wait on in the future when insurance would pay better for it. Reason 7 – I was up in a remote part of Maine 6 hours away on a holiday weekend when I crown failed…I called Dr. Santamaria and she came into the office to meet me to help get the situation stabilized. I have also had others meet me over the weekends for emergencies. They truly care about all their patients. Reason 8 – They have a very contemporary approach to reaching out to their patients including text and email scheduling and reminders, newsletters, etc. Reason 9 – They know when they don’t know. There have been times when they strategically recommended I get a second opinion regarding medical advice that could effect an upcoming procedure. Reason 10 – It’s a very comfortable environment while getting work done – Everyone room has satellite radio in which you can put on whatever program you want. You can also watch a show on Netflix with headphones or just chill out while they do their thing…

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


I’ve moved many times, so I have experienced many dentist offices all over the country. Warshauer & Santamaria is by far, the most welcoming, most elegant, and most beautiful office I have ever seen.  I get very nervous when I need to see a dentist, but from the moment I entered their office, I felt relaxed because they create almost a spa atmosphere.  The receptionists are friendly and they even researched my insurance for me so that I knew what coverage I could expect.  My experience became even better after having my teeth cleaned by Melina- an expert hygienist.  I’m incredibly sensitive and have often cried when having my teeth cleaned in the past. Melina went to great lengths to make sure that she did not cause me any pain, while not compromising the incredible cleaning she gave me!  She did such an amazing job, I now go to the dentist every couple of months just so Melina can clean my teeth!  It’s like having a spa treatment because my teeth have never looked so beautiful!  Dr. Santamaria then explained my gum problems and took the time to suggest some plans to help me with my dental health in the future.  THANK YOU SO MUCH! Warshauer & Sanatmaria is the best dental office with the best people I have ever experienced in my lifetime!

Jael Pepinós (Source: Google)


Dr. Santamaría is the best. I was scared about going to a new dentist but she has the best hand. They explain you everything, work out a plan for you, and calculate the cost before moving forward so you can clearly know what you’re signing up for. The space is spotless, the location is excellent, they have good COVID protection measured, and are friendly and efficient.

Roger Tepe (Source: Google)


This was my first visit since the Covid-19 shutdown (have been going to this office for 5 years). The office was well set up for personal safety – from physical distancing, temperature and pulse oxygen checks, room air cleaners, staff well masked and gowned, regular cleaning of procedure rooms, availability of hand sanitizer, etc. I felt very safe and well taken care of for my dental cleaning and exam.

Daniel S. from Düsseldorf, Germany (Source: Yelp)


On an international travel coming from Europe to Boston one of my teeth broke. Dr. Santamaria and her team were extremely helpful, took care of me in a very flexible and forthcoming manner. It turned out that the tooth was quite badly broken and needed a root canal. A specialist spent two hours after closure of the practice to do this in a very skillful and calm way. Thank you very much again and I can only recommend the dentist.

Alyson C. from Cambridge, MA (Source: Yelp)


I’m honestly shocked to read the previous negative reviews… I’ve been to a number of dentists in the past and feel that this is the best I’ve ever been to — by a long shot. The receptionist is usually busy but has never been impolite, and the hygenists and dentists are unbelievable — friendly, kind, and extremely thorough. They’ve actually discouraged me from spending unnecessary money on treatments that would likely not be worth my while, and have looked into my insurance policy to see what’s covered to try to save me money.  I really have nothing but praise for this office — I simply wish I found it sooner! I felt like my teeth had been neglected for years after visiting this office and experiencing the most thorough cleaning, x-rays, and treatment from the dentist I’ve ever received. I’ve referred this office to a number of coworkers and friends, and have heard glowing reviews from all of them. This place is a hidden gem, and my recommendation would be that if they do something that upsets you, tell them — they seem very open to feedback and I have always felt that they put their patients first. Try this place for yourself before writing it off!!!

Linda Guttman (Source: Google)


Always a pleasure top visit the dentist when it’s Dr. Santamaria or Dr. Denhi. Two very skilled doctors with a very sensitive touch. The best care money can buy for sure and the entire staff is always helpful and friendly. I have been coming to this practice for many, many years and have never been disappointed with any aspect of the treatment I have received. My husband referred me to them when I felt I needed a second opinion regarding a root canal vs. an implant. Turns out, they were right on. And my husband has been seeing Dr. Warshauer since he was at MIT 30 years ago. We are 100% committed to these professionals.

Scout Stevenson (Source: Google)


Great team and very very high level of care. They are one of the few dentists in Boston who can address all types of dental care from cleanings to implants. Now, they even create their own crowns in house…so you don’t have to wait weeks for a lab to do it. I’ve had quite a bit of varied work done on my teeth and Warshauer and Satamaria have been with me the whole way.

Daniel O. from Quincy, MA (Source: Yelp)


I am not a fan of the dentist, just as most people are not fans of the dentist either. I have been coming here for 15 years. I have always been very pleased with the service, professionalism and demeanor of all the staff. Most importantly I have been pleased with the results and do not feel as if I have ever “been taken for a ride.” I did not have dental insurance and paid cash for all services for quite awhile and always felt that everything that was recommended was reasonable and indicated. Staff always took the time to explain to me why they felt I should have work done. I would highly recommend them to everyone. I left after 15 years only because I moved outside of the city and it was jut too inconvenient for me to come in during the workday.