Your Salem Orthodontist
Dr. Diana Esshaki grew up in Brookline, MA. She earned her BA from Boston University in Classical Civilization and Biology. Next, she received her Master of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
For four years, Dr. Diana served on the faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she supervised dental students' training in oral health care management of the medically complex patient population.
She also maintained a private practice as a general dentist in Boston's financial district before pursuing specialty training in orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Diana is a board-certified orthodontist and a proud member of the American Board of Orthodontics.
“Dr. Neil”, as he’s known to his patients, grew up in Bedford, Massachusetts. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science. Dr. Neil Fluckiger then graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Following dental school, he practiced as a general dentist for several years before specializing in orthodontics. Dr. Neil completed his orthodontic residency at Tufts University and has since gone through the rigorous testing process to distinguish himself as a board-certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontists.
Dr. Neil was recently voted Boston Magazine’s 2018 Top Dentist, Specialty in Orthodontics. This distinction is an honor as it is only voted on by licensed dentists in the state of Massachusetts.
Why an Orthodontist in Salem?
Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist.Our doctors continued their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Our doctors have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.
Why does it matter if you see your Salem Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.
Seeing a specialist like your Salem orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:
- Providing additional treatment options.
- Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
- Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
- Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Salem orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! New England Orthodontic Specialists is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Salem area.