As top-rated periodontists in Worcester, our commitment to creating healthy, complete, and beautiful smiles is unmatched. Whether you’re ready to face tooth loss head-on with
or you need treatment for gum disease, our team will go above and beyond to make your experience as positive and stress-free as possible. We look forward to helping you truly smile!
What Our Patients Are Saying About Our Dental Practice
I have never had a better service experience at a medical office in my entire life. The staff is
time or even early, and straightforward with information. I would recommend Handsman & Haddad
- J. Grant Auburn, MA
Was nervous when I was told I’d have to remove my cracked tooth and replace with an implant, but the
so kind and reassuring every step of the way. Dr. Handsman made sure I felt no pain and the procedure
smoothly. The office really walks you through everything and makes keeping your smile within budget.
- C. St. Laurent Webster, MA
Having had to have gum grafting done at a young age, I was very nervous for the procedure. The staff was
friendly, kind and considerate during all of my visits. The office is well maintained and I highly
- N. Balderelli Whitinsville, MA
I highly recommend the office of Dr. Handsman & Haddad Periodontics to anyone needing periodontal work. I
very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Handsman and his staff. They are experts in their field
sure that you have the best experience while under their care. They are consultative and go the extra
ensure you understand the procedure you are about to undertake. The process went flawless and I've never
happier with results. Kudos to the team!- J. Correa, Shrewsbury, MA
I was referred to Handsman & Haddad Periodontics by my dentist. Excellent referral. Dr Jenny and staff
always professional and informative as to what the implant procedure was going to be. I'm very happy
results and highly recommend Handsman & Haddad Periodontics.- K. Johnson, Millbury, MA
Advanced cases of periodontitis can cause teeth to feel loose and eventually lost. Periodontal disease causes
more tooth loss than cavities, and affects more than half of the population at some point in their lifetime.
Esthetic crown lengthening is used to correct what's commonly referred to as a "gummy smile." A gummy smile
is apparent when the gum line appears to be creeping down over the teeth, making them appear short.
Here in Worcester, Dr. David Handsman and Dr. Todd Jenny believe in providing periodontal care that simply exceeds expectations. Our nearby team is composed of highly trained and dedicated professionals, and we take pride in approaching each patient personally to assess their individual needs and develop solutions that will best work for them. While many of the people who come to us for help are referrals, we have some patients who’ve been a member of our practice for over 35 years! From
and gum disease treatment to
, you’re in the best of hands here.
Our treatment philosophy is to fuse the art, science and technology of dental medicine to better provide the
highest level of patient care. We strive to maintain a successful practice in periodontics, implants and
oral medicine where patients, staff members, and other colleagues are treated with kindness, support and
respect. We are determined to cultivate professional and personal growth, while enjoying our experience
every day – and it is our ultimate goal to enhance our profession and community by remaining a resource for
state-of-the-art dental services in Central Massachusetts.
We work hard to ensure that our nearby patients are as comfortable and relaxed as possible through every single state of treatment, and we also provide them with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your oral health. With digital X-rays, digital imaging,
, and other state-of-the-art tools and techniques available, our team can meet your needs smoothly and efficiently. Plus, our office space is warm and friendly, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy interacting with all our friendly staff members.
Is it time for your appointment? Good news: we’re conveniently located at 405 Grove St #300 in Worcester, MA. In addition to being only minutes from I-190 and I-290, we’re close to several popular places, including Shaw's grocery store, Ciao Bella Italian restaurant, and Crust Bakeshop. Of course, if you have any trouble finding us, you can also give us a call for step-by-step instructions!
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you require treatment for advanced gum disease or are looking for an expert to place dental implants, we aim to meet all of your periodontal needs. If you’ve never visited a periodontist before, chances are you might have a few questions about our services. Naturally, our team members are always happy to lend a helping hand, so feel free to let us know what’s on your mind. Below, we’ve answered some common periodontal questions; we hope you find the information helpful.
What do periodontists deal with?
Periodontists are primarily concerned with the gums and jawbone. In some cases, they may perform procedures such as scaling and root planing to treat gum disease. In other situations, they may place dental implants to replace missing teeth. Depending on your situation, they may also offer advanced procedures like gum grafting, bone grafting, and crown lengthening. We can explain our services in more detail if you schedule a consultation at our practice in Worcester.
What level of education is required to be a periodontist?
The first step to becoming a periodontist is to earn an undergraduate college degree. After that comes four years of studying at an accredited dental school to earn either a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine).
Upon completion of dental school, an aspiring periodontist then needs to complete a periodontology residency, which can take three to seven years. The last step is to pursue certification from the American Board of Periodontology. All told, it can take as long as 11 years to be recognized as a periodontist.
What does a periodontist do on the first visit?
There are a few different reasons why one might need to visit a periodontist, so the initial visit might look a little different for each patient. Generally speaking, though, we’ll need to look over your dental and medical history, and we’ll typically perform an examination of your gums and jawbone. In many cases, X-rays will need to be taken.
Once we know what kind of state your mouth is in, we can start putting together an appropriate treatment plan. If there’s anything you want to know about the services we recommend, please don’t hesitate to speak up.
How can you make visiting the periodontist more affordable?
Oral health issues like gum disease tend to grow more severe the longer they go untreated, so if you need any kind of periodontal treatment, it’s best to do whatever you can to try and fit it into your budget.
If you have dental insurance, you can double-check your plan to see if the procedure you need is covered. Every dental insurance policy is different, and sometimes you might be unclear about your benefits. Fortunately, you’ll have our reliable team to review your plan with you; we can also file the necessary claims to help you maximize your benefits.
Another option is to sign up for CareCredit, which lets you break up the cost of your treatment into smaller monthly installments that you can fit into your budget more easily.