ADULT DENTISTRY

ADULT DENTISTRY

ADULT DENTISTRY

State-of-the-art dental care for the smile you’ve always wanted.

Our adult dentistry staff is dedicated to providing the finest and most comprehensive dental care to our patients. To accomplish this goal, our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and dental supplies. Along with general preventive adult dental care, we specialize in a wide range of restorative dentistry and cosmetic dental procedures designed to help you have a beautiful smile. In addition, Dr. Kimberly Weiss is now certified in Botox® and dermal filler injections. And we do it all in an atmosphere that is comfortable, safe and pain free.

Reading Hours

Monday:12:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Kimberly Weiss, DDS

Dr. Kimberly Weiss, DDS

A graduate of Brandeis University where she graduated Cum Laude, Dr. Kimberly Weiss pursued her dental education at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where, once again, she graduated Cum Laude. While at Ohio State she served as Team Dentist for varsity athletes and received the Demkee Dental Athletic Provider Award.

Following dental school, she entered the two-year post-graduate Harvard Wide General Practice Residency Program. Dr. Weiss was named Chief Resident during her second year and received the Biotene Award for excellence in Hospital Dentistry in recognition of meritorious achievement, scholarship and contributions to the practice of hospital dentistry.

Dr. Weiss has had more than eighteen years of experience in general dentistry while engaging in a private dental practice and later with the Massachusetts General Hospital Dental Group. She has also been an instructor and advisor to dental students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Weiss’ areas of expertise include all aspects of general restorative and prosthetic dentistry, crowns, bridges and the restoration of dental implants. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Her personal hobbies include reading, hiking, skiing and spending time with her husband and three children.

Dr. Melissa J. Torres, DDS

Dr. Melissa J. Torres, DDS

Dr. Melissa J. Torres received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Cum Laude, from Salem State University.  She continued her studies at Howard University College of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, placing 2nd in her class. Her academic achievement earned her induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She received The Dr. H. Norton Duhaney Award in Fixed Prosthodontics and the Department of Restorative Dentistry Award, along with being recognized for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in the Study of Prosthodontics.

While attending school, Dr. Torres expanded her skills and experience by working with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, completing internships through various programs such as Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and volunteering at numerous dental clinics and healthcare fairs.

She completed her post graduate residency through the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Torres is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. She enjoys running, traveling, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her fiancé and family.

Dr. Kimberly Weiss, DDS

A graduate of Brandeis University where she graduated Cum Laude, Dr. Kimberly Weiss pursued her dental education at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where, once again, she graduated Cum Laude. While at Ohio State she served as Team Dentist for varsity athletes and received the Demkee Dental Athletic Provider Award.

Following dental school, she entered the two-year post-graduate Harvard Wide General Practice Residency Program. Dr. Weiss was named Chief Resident during her second year and received the Biotene Award for excellence in Hospital Dentistry in recognition of meritorious achievement, scholarship and contributions to the practice of hospital dentistry.

Dr. Weiss has had more than eighteen years of experience in general dentistry while engaging in a private dental practice and later with the Massachusetts General Hospital Dental Group. She has also been an instructor and advisor to dental students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Weiss’ areas of expertise include all aspects of general restorative and prosthetic dentistry, crowns, bridges and the restoration of dental implants. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Her personal hobbies include reading, hiking, skiing and spending time with her husband and three children.

Dr. Melissa J. Torres, DDS

Dr. Melissa J. Torres received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Cum Laude, from Salem State University.  She continued her studies at Howard University College of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, placing 2nd in her class. Her academic achievement earned her induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She received The Dr. H. Norton Duhaney Award in Fixed Prosthodontics and the Department of Restorative Dentistry Award, along with being recognized for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in the Study of Prosthodontics.

While attending school, Dr. Torres expanded her skills and experience by working with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, completing internships through various programs such as Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and volunteering at numerous dental clinics and healthcare fairs.

She completed her post graduate residency through the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Dr. Torres is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. She enjoys running, traveling, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her fiancé and family.

At PDA Dental Group, we are pleased to offer our adolescents and adult patients a wide range of restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dental procedures designed to help you have a beautiful smile. Our professional staff is experienced and trained in all phases of dentistry. We work as a team to create a warm and caring environment for our patients.

Preventive Care

  • Dental Cleaning
  • Digital Radiography (Xrays)
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Sealants
  • Periodontal Maintenance

Restorative Dentistry

  • Fillings including composite (white) and amalgam (silver)
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implant Restoration

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)
  • Bonding

To help you make the most informed dental care decisions, we’ve included answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the daily care of your teeth, and the general dentistry services available at our office.

How often should I see the dentist for a check up and cleaning?
Adults should see their dentist for a regular cleaning and check up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have dental check ups more than twice a year.

How often should I brush my teeth?
According to the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing your teeth helps to remove plaque which causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease.

How often should I floss my teeth?
You should floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing in between your teeth removes food debris and plaque from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease. Another great reason to floss is that recent studies have shown that flossing helps to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

How often should I change my toothbrush?
Adults should change their toothbrush every 3 months because they become worn out and are not as effective as they once were. Exceptions to this would be if you were using an electric toothbrush, and the manufacturer states otherwise. Some electric rechargeable toothbrushes have very good brush heads that only need to be changed every 6 months. If you have gum disease, you should change your toothbrush every 4 – 6 weeks because bacteria can harbor in the bristles. You should always rinse your toothbrush out with hot water after every use and change it after you have been sick.

What is plaque?
Plaque is the soft and sticky substance that accumulates on the teeth from food debris and bacteria. Plaque can be removed by brushing and flossing thoroughly. If plaque is not removed, it can lead to gum disease and cavities. Regular dental check ups, brushing twice a day, flossing daily and eating nutritional snacks will help to prevent plaque from forming on the teeth.

What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, which can be treated and reversed if diagnosed early. The signs and symptoms are red, swollen and puffy gums that bleed easily. If treatment is not received, gingivitis could progress into periodontitis, an advanced and more serious stage of gum disease which includes bone loss and is not reversible. Gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and has also been linked to heart attacks and strokes. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, regular dental checkups and dental cleanings are the best preventions against gum disease.

What can I do to make my teeth whiter?
Tooth whitening is one of the easiest procedures that can be done to improve the quality of your smile. Today tooth whitening is a safe and long lasting way to achieve a brighter smile. A dentist supervised whitening treatment is the safest and most effective method for whiter teeth. Our office offers several methods of whitening teeth. Call to set up a consult appointment to discuss which would be right for you.

Can my old silver-colored fillings be replaced?
Yes. In a simple procedure, old or unsightly fillings can be replaced with natural colored filling materials that match the color of your teeth. These materials are more durable and natural looking than ever before.

What if I have chipped or cracked teeth?
Chipped or cracked teeth can be easily repaired using several methods. A crown or “cap”, inlays or onlays can restore a tooth to its original shape, strengthen a tooth, and improve your overall appearance. Veneers are thin custom-made moldings that cover the fronts of your teeth. All of these restorations use natural tooth-colored high-tech materials that are color-matched to the precise shades of your teeth.

What can I do about missing teeth?
Missing teeth can be replaced using fixed bridges or implants. Following a consult appointment, we can discuss which procedures we would recommend for you.

What about crooked or crowded teeth?
Teeth that are crowded or crooked can often be corrected with either cosmetic restoration procedures or orthodontic tooth movement. We will gladly discuss which option we would recommend for you.