Commitment to Excellence
Our orthodontic practice is committed to providing superior orthodontic services to our patients. We foster patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service, and the best personalized orthodontic care available. Our team is devoted to transforming you or your child’s dentition into that beautiful smile you have always dreamed of!!!
Zachary Kofos, DMD, MMSc
Dr. Kofos earned his DMD degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine, graduating cum laude, prior to completing his Orthodontic residency and simultaneous masters in medical science from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kofos has won several awards for his research in dental materials and aims to bring cutting edge, scientifically backed technology to the forefront of his clinical practice of orthodontics.
He is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Dental Association and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in 2020. He is highly trained in both Invisalign treatment and traditional braces. Dr. Kofos looks forward to creatively working with you or your child to find the most efficient way to achieve that perfect result.
Dr. Kofos currently lives in Boson with his wife, 2-year-old son, and two large dogs. Having grown up in the greater Boston area, he is an AVID Boston sports fan. He loves comedy, the arts, and you can catch him playing pick-up basketball or writing music when he’s not in clinic treating and laughing with patients of all ages!
Dr. Andre Laprade
Dr. Andre Laprade received his B.S. from Providence College and his D.M.D. from Tufts University, graduating both with high honors. He completed his post graduate orthodontic training at Tufts University, graduating in 1990. Dr. Laprade is a member of the American Dental Assosiation, the New England Society of Orthodontists, as well as past President of both the Pawtucket Dental Association and the Rhode Island Association of Orthodontists.
Our orthodontic team is comprised of highly trained and skilled professionals who are licensed and certified. At our practice, we are committed to continuing education and learning. We regularly attend training classes, dental lectures, and dental conventions so we can offer the latest orthodontic techniques, procedures, products and equipment to our patients. We are also active members in various dental associations – this helps our office keep up with changes and advances in the dental profession.
The goal of our practice is to provide superior orthodontic care while creating lasting relationships with each individual patient. We appreciate the opportunity to be your orthodontic care provider, and we look forward to seeing you!
Office Sterilization and Safety Procedures
We want to ensure the health of our patients and our dental team. Our practice follows safety procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Using disinfectant hand soap
- Wearing gloves, masks, glasses and/or face shields
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all non-disposable instruments and equipment before every use
- Chemical disinfection of all items which cannot be sterilized
- Use of disposable plastic instruments as well as disposable coverings and sheaths over surfaces with high contact such as the tray and counter tops, equipment, and air/water syringes.
As your orthodontic dental health care provider, we want you to be confident knowing that we take the responsibility of your health and safety very seriously.