We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Kristine Grazioso has been chosen as one of the Top Dentists 2018 by Boston Magazine! Announced in the August 2018 issue of Boston Magazine, Dr. G was selected by a panel of her peers as one of Boston's Top Dentists! So proud of our Dr. G!!!
We are also thrilled to share with you that we have once again been awarded the Wicked Local Reader's Choice Award for #1 Dentist in Cohasset! We are so grateful to all of our wonderful families who voted for us! Thank you!!!
Likewise, we are grateful to be awarded a Gold Daisy from Macaroni Kids for Best Family Friendly Dentist three years in a row! This award is the result of online voting so a big thank you to everyone who has supported us!
And we are THRILLED to announce that we have been voted Boston Parent's Paper's Top 5 Family Favorite! Again, a HUGE thank you to all of our families! We are so grateful!
Our very own movie!
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We are happy to announce the grand opening of our sister practice in Abington, MA! Abington Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics officially opened it's doors with a Grand Opening Celebration on December 1, 2016. Dr. Kristine Grazioso, Dr. Anne Kuczma, and Dr. Paul Fitzgerald hosted pediatricians, family dental practices, families and staff at a reception held at the new office in Abington. As the first pediatric dental office in Abington, Abington Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics welcomes families with children from birth through college to the practice. Check out the attached article by The Abington Mariner to learn more!
New Offering: In Office Teeth Whitening!
Did you know that SSCD is now offering Philips Zoom in-office teeth whitening? We are excited to launch this professional grade service to both patients (aged 17+) and parents of patients that are interested in a brighter, whiter smile.
Philips Zoom professional whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. It's the #1 requested professional whitening brand and we have it for you. So call today to book your free consultation!
Our Partnership with The Friendship Home
Since our practice was formed in 1998, we have always had a particular fondness for our patients and friends in the Special Needs Community. In addition to developing programs and strategies to support our patients with special considerations, we have also embraced the inclusive idea of sharing our work environment with individuals with disabilities. Dr. Kristine Grazioso began her support and relationship with The Friendship Home back in 2000. Located in Norwell, MA, The Friendship Home's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment. As The Friendship Home launched it's Bridges to Work initiative, our practice immediately embraced the idea. Bridges to Work is a Vocational Program that helps people with developmental disabilities to explore their career plans, set goals, and assess and build the skills to attain and retain a job. As part of the celebration of it's 5 year anniversary, we took some time to recognize our two Friendship Home rock star employees with a staff photo shoot! Check out some pictures we took with Ms. Kayla Pigeon and Ms. Katie Sullivan! South Shore Children's Dentistry is incredibly lucky to have them on our team! They provide essential administrative support to our practice and we couldn't be more proud to have them with us! Thanks Kayla and Katie for all you do for us!
Thank you to all of our families who have supported our Halloween Candy Give Back Initiative.
We are so grateful to all of our families who have participated in our past Halloween Candy Give Back Program! We started this initiative in 2012 and it has been our absolute pleasure to help both our patients and our overseas troops!! Over the past 6 years, we have been able to collect more than 3,000 pounds of candy and sent handwritten notes which I am certain to have warmed the hears of our overseas troops. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this a wonderful initiative!!!
As we look towards the future, we've realized that it's time for us to retire from this initiative and pass the baton to others in our community :) We encourage families to continue to donate their treats! We would suggest that you consider sharing your extra candy with either your local fire department, police department, senior center, or even food pantry. If we identify other collection points throughout the South Shore, we will update our websiteso please check back often!
Again, aheartfelt thank you to everyone who has participated!!
2018 Holiday Giving
Once again, South Shore Children's Dentistry is proud to support Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. Friends of the Homeless is dedicated to helping homeless families by providing shelter, food, clothing, furniture, education and advocacy. These families are our neighbors and have fallen on hard times – they just need a little support from us!
School and Library Visits
Where in the world is Margaret? Margaret Hirschfield is one of our hygienists who has a passion for educating the public on good oral hygiene and dental care - she travels to a variety of schools, camps, and libraries all over the South Shore presenting information to kids of all ages. She dedicates a lot of her time to this pro bono intiative. Below, please find a few of her upcoming 'gigs'! Make sure to check back periodically to find out where else Margaret will be!
- Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at South Shore Science Center in Norwell, MA
- Thursday, October 24, 2019 at South Shore Science Center in Norwell, MA
- Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Lil Munchkins in Scituate, MA
- Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Inly School in Scituate, MA
- Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Inly School in Scituate, MA
- Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Cushing Elementary School in Scituate, MA
- Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Beach Street School in Scituate, MA
- Thursday, February 6, 2020 at First Parish Nursery School in Norwell, MA
- Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Beach Street School in Scituate, MA
We are currently gearing up for the 2019 - 2020 school year! If you'd like Margaret to visit your child's school and help with some dental health education, please give our office a call at (781) 383 0003 and ask for either Margaret or Julie!
Investing in you're child's dental care!
At South Shore Children's Dentistry, we believe that our patients deserve the best care possible - and state-of-the-art technology is a critical part of that care. We are proud that our office is a chartless environment - we hve leveraged technology to ensure that important information about your child's health and needs are readily accessible. Our office has embraced digital x-rays and the best materials available to ensure optimum care for your child. We have recently invested in new state-of-the-art sterilization equipment in addition to new chairs and dental equipment. From our iPads to our pediatric-sized x-ray sensors, our goal is to provide your child with the best care possible.
We have recently made another technology investment to ensure that we are offering state-of-the-art dental care for your child. Recently, we rolled out new ELECTRIC HANDPIECES in our office for your child's care. Electric handpieces are now the paradigm in handpiece instrumentation. An increasing number of U.S. dentists are considering this shift in technology, with good reason! Electric handpieces are smoother and quieter with better consistency in performance. This leading edge technology allows our dentists to practice with an even higher degree of accuracy in a shorter period of time.
The good news for our patients is that they can now have restorative treatment done in a quieter setting in less time - and we can't think of a single patient who wouldn't want that!
The next time you are in our office, please feel free to talk to any of our clinical staff about this recent investment! Our goal is to simply provide the best care possible for your child and we believe this is another important step in that journey!
2019 Scholarship Information
South Shore Children’s Dentistry is thrilled to announce the winners of our Second Annual Scholarship Program! Having received more than 40 applications from our patients, we have awarded 14 scholarships!
Originally, this year’s program was established to offer (4) $500 scholarships – however, with so many worthy applications, Dr. Grazioso decided to expand the awards to include an additional (10) awards ranging from $250-$500. Winners were from an array of South Shore towns including Cohasset, Hingham, Marshfield, and Scituate.
Congratulations to our winners!
- Olivia Budington, University of Vermont
- Ryan Curley, Endicott College
- Ethan Douglas, Saint Michael’s College
- Aidan Gildea, Duke University
- Sarah Kelly, University of Massachusetts Boston
- Kaelin Logue, Tufts University
- Jack Mahoney, University of New England
- Andrew May, University of New England
- Kara May, Georgetown University
- Olivia Mozoki, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Teddy Nelson, Bates College
- Grace Olivieri, The George Washington University
- Andersson Perry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Clare Thompson, Simmons University
This has been a remarkably humbling experience for all of us at South Shore Children’s Dentistry. We were amazed at both the quality and quantity of applications that we received. This process has continued to reinforce our belief that we have the best patients in the world and we are incredibly grateful to be a part of your care.
Our best wishes to all 2019 graduates!