Dr. Shaughnessy completed his pediatric dentistry specialty training at Harvard University/Children's Hospital Boston where he served as chief resident and currently maintains a staff position. He received his dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where he served as class president and received the distinct honor of being named " best all around student ".He has received many other leadership and academic awards including publication of his research entitled "Oral Health and Bone Density in Adolescents and Young Women with Anorexia Nervosa" in the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry.Dr.Shaughnessy began his career in healthcare after graduating cum laude in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. He practiced as a physical therapist at numerous institutions in the Boston area including; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Working at Shriner's Hospital and having children of his own inspired him to continue his education. His career as a PT taught him the importance of prevention which continues to be my focus as a pediatric dentist.He is a board certified member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, as well as the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Massachusetts Dental Society.Dr. Shaughnessy is the dental director of Community Health Partnership Honduras. CHP-H travels with teams of medical and dental volunteers to Honduras where they collaborate with local health care professionals and providers to create sustainable and better outcomes for patients.Dr. Shaughnessy, along with other members of the Greater Boston Smiles staff, have been traveling to Honduras the past four years, and look forward to continuing this mission.
Education and Training
University of Connecticut DMD 2006
Harvard University/Children's Hospital Boston (Pediatric Dentistry Residency) Chief Resident
Northeastern University Cum Laude in Physical Therapy
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Dental Director Community Health Partnership Honduras - 2017
- Best All Around StudentUniversity of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
- Publication of Research "Oral Health and Bone Density in Adolescents and Young Women With Anorexia Nervosa"Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Boston Children's Hospital
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Community Health Partnership Honduras (CHP-H) travels with teams of medical and dental volunteers to Honduras where they collaborate with local healthcare professionals to create sustainable and better outcomes for patients.
- Dr. Shaughnessy is part of an NGO- Community Health Partnership. He is very interested in protecting the rights of immigrants' funds
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association
Articles and Publications
- Published Articles
- Has an NGO- Community Health Partnership= he is very interested in protecting the rights of immigrants' funds and takes annual trips to Honduras to provide and educate. He also looks for nurses to travel with him.
- Boston Children's Hospital
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Patient Experience with Dr. Shaughnessy
Amazing. Can't say enough about how caring and kind these folks are!!!
Unbelievable! He needs to open an adult practice! Outstanding!
Great visit - the staff is very kind and patient.
I was referred to Dr. Shaughnessy's office a few years back and I have been very pleased with their services from day one. My son loves the office as well as the staff. Clean, bright, friendly and super casual. Cannot say enough good things about this office and would refer to anyone.
The best possible dental experience
Wow... What a wonderful friendly place. Great people great service.... I will forever bring my son here... Thank you all for making us feel welcome üòä
Great staff. Patient and amazing with the children. The decor is fun and beautiful. Everyone even upfront at desk was just absolutely AMAZING.
Excellent with my son, he had to extract two teeth and he made my son feel at ease, talked to him the entire time so he didn't even notice what was being done to his teeth, absolutely would recommend this dentist for all with kids especially those petrified of the dentist
Very patient and great at getting children to relax!
He is very good.
Excellent as usual. Grace loves coming to the dentist!
Great first visit! Thank you Dr. Shaughnessy.
Sweet, informative & gentle.
Amazing! Wonderful with children! Great staff!
Great staff. Everyone was knowledgeable and informative. Dr. Shaughnessy made the kids comfortable and explained every thing he was doing before starting. Kids love to come to the dentist. Go figure!
We've been coming here since the very beginning. From when my son was tiny and not to happy to have his teeth cleaned, to now when he's fine going in by himself and happy to see the staff he remembers and loves. I recommend him to many people!
Dr. Shaughnessy and his staff are the absolute best!! I wish I could be a patient here!!! My 4 year old actually looks forward to coming to the dentist....the office is child focused, bright, immaculate, and just fun filled! I appreciate the warmth and care my daughter receives here. Thank you!!! Would highly recommend to anyone searching for a pediatric dentist.
My son was happy and at ease with Dr Shaughnessy
Best dentist ever!!! Receptionist Julie is a delight! All dental assts are so kid friendly!
My kids love Dr Shaughnessy & the whole GBS team,
We absolutely love everyone at Greater Boston Smiles!
The staff and Dr. Shaughnessy are absolutely amazing! So happy we found them! Terry Rooney
My daughter's first dentist appointment. The staff and Dr. Shaughnessy was amazing! Thank you for making her first appointment memorable.
We love coming here, it's always a pleasant experience and the staff couldn't be more friendly. They somehow manage to make dentist's visits fun. Dr. Shaughnessy is the best!
Dentist answered all our questions. Great experience.
Very good on account of my sons fear of noise Brian is very good and his assiistant is as well
Brian is a great dentist for kids
Bringing two little ones is stressful but the staff made it easy and the kids left smiling and happy!
They really take the time to make my son feel comfortable. I highly recommend them!
Overall good first impression
Very good with kids. Pleasant experience for the toddler
We had an excellent experience. The hygienist and dentist were patient, fun and thorough. Highly recommend!
Always so helpful and friendly! Such a clean and welcoming environment.
He was awesome with my 2 yr old!
Great first visit!
Made my daugter's filling painless and so quick!
Amazing! I cannot say enough positive things about this dentist... So patient, funny, great bedside manner and thorough explanations. Don't go anywhere else if you can come to this practice!!
Love coming to this office. Dr Shaughnessy and his staff are great. Here patient with my troop and keep everything fun and happy. Love them!
The entire staff were so professional and my daughter had the best experience!
Everyone in this office goes above and beyond!!! So glad we we recommend to this practice !!!
This place is wonderful I love this place!!!!‚ù§Ô∏èThe doctor is doing a very good job for everybody.üëåüèª.............., Best wish to you place
We have loved coming to see Dr Shaughnessy! We are so sad to be moving away from him and his wonderful staff
Everyone is so friendly and kind to the kids! Dr. Shaughnessy is present and thorough!
Dr Shaughnessy and his staff are so great! They are all so professional, extremely kind to the children, mine and others. Thank you Jim Coffey
Kids love him! He takes the time to meet and discuss visit with the parents. Very efficient and professional. Great Doctor!
Dr. Shaughnessy is a fabulous dentist. My son looks forward to his visits because the doctor is so kid-friendly. I recommend Greater Boston Smiles to all of my friends!
Dr. Shaughnessy is very patient and friendly. He is great with kids.
Everyone was great and informative
Great with kids, very personable. The staff is great too!
Such a fun place! Dr. Shaughnessy is the best and so is the whole staff!!
Great first visit!
It was easy and quick. Dr Shaughnessy is very nice too! üëçüèΩ
Great job !!!
- Mairead connolly
I very Google
Wonderful with the kids!!
Excellent first visit! Made everything so easy for my two year old!
Great, amazing, spectacular
Great with explaining to Riley on what he is going to do! Thank you
Excellent care, wonderful with the kids. Entire office faculty is wonderful, caring and takes the times to explain to child what's goings on
The doctor and the staffs here are amazing, friendly and over all make the kids feel extremely comfortable seeing the dentist. Highly recommended him and his staffs if you're looking for an dentist for your kids. üëçüòÑüòÑüòÄüòÉüòÉüëçüëç
Dr. Shaughnessy and his staff are wonderful! They are kind and patient and take great care of my children's teeth. Couldn't be happier!
We love Dr. Shaughnessy and the entire practice!
My daughter enjoyed her first dentist visit!
Dr. Shaughnessy and the entire staff at Greater Boston Smiles are the really the best at what they do. Mia always loves coming to see them and getting her checkup. Anyone within 50 miles of the practice should consider bringing their children here. It's modern and friendly and extremely well run.
Extremely friendly staff on all levels!!
Great place. Staff are awesome
Kids love him
Patient and kind, wonderful with children!
Very patient and professional. My daughter always had a positive experience taking care of her teeth here.
Dr. Shaughnessy and his staff are absolutely fabulous and I recommend them to everyone!
Very friendly and kind with the children
- Dakota and coretta
Wonderful office great customer service. I was so lucky to find Dr Shaughessy office. Very fun and nice üòçüòúüòúüòâüòâ
Fantastic! Great with Kids! And offers Good guidance for the parents.
Great doctor , great staff, great reception, nurses make the kids feel easy and comfortable overall the best place for kids and I recommend it to everyone I know.
Dr. Shaughnessy and the whole staff are so kind and patient with our children. Very happy with our dental experience here.
I love this dentist! They do an amazing job, very informative!! I'd recommend this office to anyone that has children!
We love Greater Boston Smiles, they do a great job. It's a super fun environment with fantastic service.
Great service and even better care with special needs children
I think Quincy will never find a better doctor he is great with my child and walking in to the office they are all welcoming I have never had a bad experience in the two years my son has been seen here
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