Our Caring, Professional Braintree Team

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Our Caring, Professional Braintree Team

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

Lawrence E. Goodman, DMD

Dental Director, Periodontist

It is always my goal to help people retain their natural teeth in health and function by restoring their smile and ability to eat and speak with comfort. I find the practice of periodontics to be extremely intellectually challenging and stimulating. Even after 20 years of practice, I continue to be fascinated by the various procedures for aesthetic gum treatment, dental implants, and regenerative therapy.

Education and Experience

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Honors graduate, 1989
  • General Practice Residency – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 1990
  • Specialty Certificate in Periodontics – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1992

I regularly attend general dental and specialty conferences at the regional and national level to learn about the best, most effective ways to improve my patients’ periodontal health. Additionally, I was a pre-clinical instructor in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a clinical instructor in Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2020
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2021
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2022

My wife and I have been married for 20 years and we have two sons who are very active in their school sports. After work, I enjoy playing baseball, soccer, and basketball with my boys. I have been a Red Sox fan all my life, and more recently a supporter of the New England Revolution. I coach soccer and baseball, play softball, and in my leisure time, enjoy fishing, reading, and hiking.

Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Dr. Goodman now performs the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

This breakthrough treatment, also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™, is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. To learn more about the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, please contact our office.

Shailaja Thaker, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry

I am passionate about providing the highest quality of dental care to children in the most comfortable atmosphere possible. By doing this, I am helping my patients enjoy their dental experiences and learn great life-long oral habits. I am fully committed and dedicated to ensuring each little smile I treat gets nothing but the best and gentlest dental care available.

Education & Experience

  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Doctorate of Medical Dentistry, 2007
  • Boston University School of Dental Medicine – Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 2008
  • Boston University School of Dental Medicine – Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry, 2011
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2017
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2018
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2019
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2020

I take several continuing education courses throughout the year so I can keep informed about the newest and most proven research and developments in the field of pediatric dentistry. It is very important that I stay at the cutting edge of my field’s advancements so that I am able to provide each of the little smiles I treat with the utmost the dental industry has to offer.

Professional Affiliations

The professional affiliations I maintain also help me further my knowledge and skill in the field of pediatric dentistry, allowing me to offer my patients the benefits of the best possible care.

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Association
  • Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Outside the Office

I am originally from India and have called Boston my home for the last ten years. At home, my husband and I have two dogs, Moji and Leo. I enjoy yoga, running, and cooking.

Maryanne Knasas Irwin, DMD

Endodontist

By using state of the art technology, root canal therapy can often preserve a damaged tooth that would otherwise require extraction. I enjoy educating patients to have realistic expectations of what root canal therapy involves, while providing treatment that is skilled, compassionate, and pain free in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Boston College
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • General Practice Residency – Veterans Administration, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Specialty certificate in Endodontics – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • 42 North Dental, Excellence in Endodontics, 2020
  • Boston Magazine:
    • Top Dentist 2017
    • Top Dentist 2018
    • Top Dentist 2019
    • Top Dentist 2020
    • Top Dentist 2021
    • Top Dentist 2022

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Board Certified Diplomate – American Board of Endodontics

Outside the Office I enjoy reading, running, and spending time with my husband and our two daughters.

Aida Ebadi, DMD

General Dentistry

Education

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine – Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – Qazvin University of Medical Sciences School of Dentistry

Awards/Honors

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award – Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Christian Te, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Christian Te earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Te is dedicated to continuing education through additional courses on dental topics such as Implant Treatments, Silver Diamond Fluoride, Everyday Clinical Tips, and Management of Mucogingival Defects.

Dr. Te enjoys hiking, volunteering, running, and playing guitar when he is not practicing.

Dr. David Goodman, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. David Goodman earned his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Goodman then attended a general practice residency at the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Goodman is excited to return to Massachusetts, where this coming year, he will be attending an MPH program in health policy at Harvard University. Dr. Goodman enjoys treating patients comprehensively. It is Dr. Goodman’s goal to make every patient feel comfortable and welcome. Outside the office, Dr. Goodman is an avid soccer fan and officiates competitive matches within the region.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions or wish to book an appointment.

Phone: 
(781) 848-4041

Email:
braintreeinfo@greathilldental.com

Address:
100 Grossman Drive,
Suite 210
Braintree, MA 02184-4997

Hours:
Mon: 8am-5pm
Tues: 8am-6pm
Wed: 8am-7pm
Thurs: 8am-5pm
Fri: 7:30am – 4pm
Sat: 8am-2pm

Great Hill Dental Locations

BOSTON

1610 Tremont St.,
Boston MA, 02120

SOMERVILLE

20 Holland St., Suite #400,
Somerville, MA, 02144

PEABODY

39 Cross St., Suite 307,
Peabody, MA, 01960

BRAINTREE

100 Grossman Dr., Suite 210,
Braintree, MA, 02184

CHELMSFORD

122 Chelmsford St.,
Chelmsford, MA, 01824

NEWTON

188 Needham St.,
Newton, MA, 02464