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

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

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.

Karim Salem, DMD


My interest in Orthodontics initiated when I was a teenager, as I was a patient of my father who was my Orthodontist. My Orthodontic treatment started with me having to wear head gear and eventually braces. I do not remember complaining about it, but I was not sure it was going to fix my teeth, until I saw and compared the initial pictures taken at the beginning of my treatment, to the results at the end. I was fascinated by the results, and so grateful that my teeth looked nice, aligned, and no more overbite. Since then, I worked hard to follow my father’s steps and accomplishments. I take pride in making that change in people’s smiles and self-esteems. I like educating my patients, and most importantly making the whole process fun and comfortable.

Doctorate of Medical Dentistry Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

My education and experience at Tufts University have provided me with an extensive fundamental basis for orthodontic diagnosis and care. Having successfully diagnosed and treated patients using different orthodontic mechanics including temporary anchorage devices (mini implants), Invisalign, and different types of clear and metal braces, has further enhanced my knowledge and clinical skills within the field of orthodontics. By attending continuing education courses and Conferences, I continue to learn and stay up to date with the newest technologies and methods in Orthodontics to reach the utmost level of care and effectiveness.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Association of Orthodontists
  • Tufts Association of Orthodontists
Outside the Office

I grew up in Damascus, Syria, and moved to Boston in 2007. Outside the office, I enjoy getting together with my friends and family; explore new restaurants in the Back Bay, south end, and my favorite spot the water front area.

I enjoy playing basketball and exercising at the BU Gym, and I am a big Celtics fan, I also enjoy running along The Charles River, in my free time I enjoy playing Spanish guitar.

Maryanne Knasas Irwin, DMD


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

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.

Morgan Floyd, DMD

General Dentistry

Dr. Morgan Floyd received her doctorate of dental medicine from The University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Floyd continued her training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and The Cambridge Health Alliance, where she completed a General Practice Residency. Her residency focused on the team-based approach to dentistry, including the oral health provider as part of the overall healthcare team. Dr. Floyd has experience working with children, medically complex and special needs patients.

Dr. Floyd strives for the highest standards as a dental provider and enjoys connecting her patient’s smiles to their overall health. She believes that effective and honest communication helps to achieve the best outcomes for her patients. She is passionate about oral healthcare and feels honored to serve her community through her work.

Education and Continuing Education

  •  Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Howard University
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • General Practice Residency – Harvard School of Dental Medicine and The Cambridge Health Alliance

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

Dr. Floyd is a classically trained ballet dancer and performed professionally as a member of the Alabama Ballet company prior to pursuing higher education. She continues to study dance as well as yoga and pilates.

Aida Ebadi, DMD

General Dentistry


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


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

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.

Great Hill Dental Braintree

(781) 848-4041


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


Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-7pm
Wednesday: 8am-7pm
Thursday: 7:30am-5pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8am-2pm