Dr Maria Cardenas sitting in a treatment room in the dental clinic in Wellesley and talking to a patient who is sitting in the dental chair.



We’re making changes (and you will love them!)

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We have been listening to our patients as a result we are expanding our services. You told us that by opening on weekends, those of you with families, work commitments or just busy lives will have the added flexibility when booking appointments. Now you can visit us together as a family! 

As part of our exciting clinic expansion, we have welcomed aboard award-winning dentist, Dr Ana Keohane, our new clinical team member. Dr Keohane brings with her a wealth of expertise and experience in treating children from 8 years right through to adults, offering preventive and general dentistry for all ages. We will also be offering Saturday appointments in the office with Dr Keohane from February 23rd.

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I’m so thrilled to be introducing you to Dr Keohane! She was recognized as one of America’s Best Dentists in 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board and I cannot recommend her enough. Her responsibilities include running our child and teen divisions at the clinic, and she will also be available on Saturdays as part of our extended weekend clinic hours. I have had the pleasure of selecting her to join on our team here at Maria Cardenas DMD; her skills complement our offerings and she will be making an invaluable contribution to our clinic’s patient care.

Dr Keohane believes “A beautiful smile is a priceless possession” and I couldn’t agree with her more. To find out more about her, I asked her a few questions here: 


What drew you to dentistry?

Dr Keohane: “Dentistry is in my heart. I first came to love the profession by watching my older sister practice dentistry in my home country of Colombia. I remember being overcome with pride as I saw my sister transform the lives of her patients; I knew that I wanted to follow in her footsteps.


What skills and experience do you bring to the clinic?

Dr Keohane: “I received a DDS with academic distinction from the Universidad Metropolitana, Barranquilla, Colombia in 2000. I then went on to attend Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where I graduated with Honors. I also received a Certificate of Merit from the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry. After completing my DMD, I was then appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry in 2017."


The following year I was promoted to Group Practice Leader and had the responsibility of guiding 36 students through their clinical coursework. I believe in always staying up to date in dentistry and I am a member of the Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Massachusetts Public Health Association, the Metropolitan Dental Society and the American Dental Education Association. Giving patients a beautiful smile is so important to me, that I have also obtained my certification as an Invisalign Provider. By offering this cutting edge, non-invasive treatment, I help teens and adults alike be proud when they smile, to laugh without being self-conscious.


It’s one of the best parts of my job!I had the honor to receive a Certificate of Appreciation for valuable contribution to the Massachusetts Hispanic Dental Association. Last year I had the incredible honor of being recognized as one of America’s Best Dentists 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board, based on my track record in training, experience, continuing education and commitment to excellence.”


What can patients expect when they visit you at Maria Cardenas DMD?

Dr Keohane: “In private practice, my passion is seeing children who are often nervous. My goal is to make that personal connection with those patients to gain their trust and develop a relationship. That trusting relationship not only helps ease them into dental treatment, but it helps them understand what they need to do to improve their dental health. I love empowering them to take control of their future. A beautiful smile is a priceless possession.”

Schedule your appointment today

The good news is we are now taking bookings for appointments with Dr Ana Keohane. With no waiting lists and additional spaces for emergency cases in the week and at weekends, you can schedule a time that suits you. Whether you are looking for a dentist as a family or as an individual, she brings a wealth of expertise and experience to treat your unique dental needs. With the added advantage of offering Saturday appointments, she is looking forward to meeting you soon.


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