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About Northeast Periodontal Specialists

Serving patients from central Massachusetts and the MetroWest area.

Welcome to Northeast Periodontal Specialists located in Worcester, MA, serving patients from central Massachusetts and the MetroWest area. Our peridontists and team are pleased to offer excellent periodontal care, with services in implants and oral medicine. We invite you contact our office today to learn how we can help you maintain excellent oral health. Whether you are in need of treatment for your gum disease, cosmetic dentistry, or you are interested in dental implants, we are eager to provide you with the personalized care you need. Our highly trained team of professionals take pride in the quality care that we provide.

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Excellent care. Dr. Rafla is wonderful. The staff is also great!

L.W. Google

Patient with Dr Rafla for 25 yrs - After a car accident at 19 yrs old my only option back then was dental bridges. At 40 yrs old with nerve pain & failing bridgework I saw Dr. Rafla for implants.He is a total professional & expert periodontist, as well as kind, caring person. My implants have not failed in 25 yrs. I moved to Maine to retire and when told to see a local periodontist I couldn't start with someone new. I drove 3 hrs back to Worcester, MA for a consult because I trust Dr. Rafla.

E.P. Healthgrades

Excellent service, the staff and Dr Rafla really cares about you.

J.C. Google

I originally came to Dr Rafla in 2021 for an implant. I live in CT and I wasn't able to get an appointment in my area. Dr Rafla was recommended so I called. I got an appointment with a couple days. The implant was perfect and Dr Rafla is amazing. I have a dentist in Connecticut but I continue to see Dr. Rafla every six months for a cleaning and check up. The hygienists do an amazing job. My cleanings at Dr Rafla's office just feel cleaner than my regular dentist. I end up paying out of pocket, but it's worth it for the cleaning and the check up.

J.K. Yelp

All are very friendly and helpful at this office!! I had many questions that were all answered and my worries lessened. My mom came with me and she said she’s never been to a more friendlier office as she was asked multiple times if she needed anything as a coffee or water. The doctor is wonderful and did an amazing job for my gum surgery. Thank you.

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Advanced Periodontal Options

State-of-the-Art Technology & Techniques

When you're looking for advanced dental care, Northeast Periodontal Specialists is here for you. From gum disease to dental implants, bone grafting, and more, we offer a wide variety of services to help you craft a healthy, radiant smile.

Periodontal Services

Maintain the health of your mouth with periodontal treatment. From beginning stages of gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease, we can help.

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Reduction Surgery

Reduction surgery may be performed to allow access to tooth roots so we can remove tartar and bacteria to prevent bacterial spreading.

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Dental Implants

If you want a tooth replacement for one or more missing teeth, a dental implant will be performed so a crown, bridge, or dentures can be placed.

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Bone Grafting

If the jaw bone begins to atrophy due to tooth loss, implants may not be possible. Bone grafting can help strengthen the bone ahead of treatment.

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LANAP Laser Periodontal

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure helps boost periodontal health so healthy tissue can reattach to the bone after periodontal disease.

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Dental Technology

We pride ourselves on utilizing state-of-the-art technology to offer our patients the latest treatment options.

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Restore Your Smile

A Long-Lasting Restoration Solution

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. They anchor directly into the jawbone, offering a stable base for artificial teeth that look, feel, and function like real ones. By choosing dental implants, you're not only restoring your smile but also preventing bone loss and maintaining your facial structure.

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Doctors That Care

Restoring Your Smile

At Northeast Periodontal Specialists, we offer a variety of advanced dental treatments, and we want you to know that we're a team you can trust. Dr. Akram Rafla has been practicing dentistry since 1990 and the specialty of periodontics since 1993. He has been serving the Worcester, MA community for over two decades. Dr. Erich Schmidt has been practicing dentistry since 2008 and is known for his compassion, innovation, and expertise in the field. Dr. Rafla, Dr. Schmidt, Dr. Kim, and their team are proud to help Worcester, MA individuals restore their smiles

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