Richard A Short has offices in Medford, MA 02155-3850 and is a licensed Dentist in the state of MA. For more information and to set up an appointment call 781-396-4131. License #14794.

The Classic Smile

Richard A Short
92 High St
Medford MA 02155-3850
License: 14794 MA

The Classic Smile is no stranger to the Medford general and cosmetic dentistry scene. For the past 30-plus years, our practice has proudly served patients in Medford, Malden, Stoneham, Woburn, Arlington, and other surrounding areas. Our caring approach, top-notch dentists, and state-of-the-art equipment have helped us gain a reputation as one of the most popular Medford dental practices. In fact, our patients voted us number-one dentist in Medford, MA, and a favorite throughout the region since 2005.

Our Four Dentists Offer a Full Array of Dentistry Services When you visit The Classic Smile, you will see one of our four skilled and personable dentists: Dr. Richard Short, Dr. Ronni Ann Schnell, Dr. Dario Gonzalez, or Dr. Shila Sharifi. Our multi­-specialty team of dental leaders will consult one another regarding your treatment, whether you have a complex case that involves multiple dental implants or a single-tooth crown, our dental professionals will work together to provide you a unique and affordable treatment plan.


Dr. Richard A. Short is proud to welcome patients to a practice where real caring and compassion combine with education and experience to provide the best in dental care. His philosophy of service to the patient along with the support of a hand­-picked, knowledgeable team creates excellence in both patient care and clinical results.

Dr. Short was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Boston University, where he received a B.A. in biology and graduated with distinction in biology in 1976. In the years following college, he pursued his interest in health care by working for research facilities, both at Boston University School of Medicine and Boys Town of America research facility at St. Johns Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1982.

Dr. Short then worked as an associate for Frank Wetherbee, DMD, a general practice in Wakefield and Billerica. In 1985, Dr. Short and his wife, Dr. Ronni Ann Schnell, opened their practice at 360 Winthrop Street in Medford. He also served as an instructor in the A.P.E.X. program at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In 2002, Drs. Short and Schnell opened their doors to their current practice at 92 High Street, Suite 12 in Medford — a state-of-the-art, patient-centered dental office.

Dr. Short has received cosmetic training at the Las Vegas Institute. He is also Invisalign®-certified and has been recognized as a Preferred Provider. He is dedicated to a lifetime of continuing education, as is evidenced by earning his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Short has lectured in the use of the CEREC® CAD/CAM technology to dentists in the Boston area. He also volunteers his services for Special Smiles, a program which provides free dental checkups and free mouthguards for participants in the Special Olympics.

Drs. Short and Schnell have two children, reside in Brookline, and are avid skiers.

Dr. Ronni Ann Schnell graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 1981 and immediately was invited to join the faculty at B.U.S.D.M. in the department of removable prosthetics. She entered private practice in Medford in 1982 with Dr. Michael Kolligian. Dr. Schnell and Dr. Short purchased the practice in 1984.

Dr. Schnell’s specialty at The Classic Smile is aesthetic removable dentistry. She is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of General Dentistry and the division of removable prosthodontics and is the course director for pre-clinical removable prosthodontics.

She also lectures in advanced clinical topics and is the senior clinical director of removable prosthodontics. Dr. Schnell received a mastership award from the Academy of General Dentistry for more than 1,000 hours of rigorous hands-on participation courses. She is a member of the American Dental Association and on staff at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.


Map of The Classic Smile 92 High St, Dh-12, Medford MA 02155-3850

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