MARIA • CARDENAS • DMD
• 781.235.1900 •
Recognized as one of Boston magazine's Top Dentists of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 - General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Cardenas, born into a family of two physicians, was instilled with a deep sense of compassion and a dedication to creating a positive influence on people's lives from an early age. This guiding philosophy has shaped the trajectory of both her personal and professional journey.
Upon earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and receiving the prestigious "Excellence Award" from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Cardenas embarked on a remarkable 25-year journey in dentistry characterized by an unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation. During the early stages of her career, alongside her growing private practice, she had the privilege of serving as a Clinical Instructor at Boston University's Restorative Sciences department, an opportunity that enabled her to support and guide the next generation of dental professionals.
In 2015, Dr. Cardenas fulfilled a cherished dream by establishing a boutique cosmetic dental practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and subsequently achieving recognition as the first certified Digital Smile Design clinic in the United States. Pioneering digital treatment planning, she has remained at the forefront of this technology, collaborating diligently to refine protocols and offer patients an unparalleled experience.
At the heart of her mission lies a commitment to patient education and engagement, ensuring that every individual is equipped with a clear, comprehensive treatment plan they can visualize, relate to their own appearance, understand fully, and discuss thoroughly before embarking on their transformative journey with confidence
In 2021, a long-standing aspiration came to fruition as Dr. Cardenas established an in-house dental lab, working closely with her Master Ceramist of over a decade. This achievement empowers her team to have complete mastery over outcomes, ensuring they provide the highest level of quality and precision in the fields of cosmetic, reconstructive, and implant dentistry. Specializing in an array of restorative-prosthetic procedures including full mouth reconstructions, porcelain veneers, smile makeovers, single porcelain crowns, single implant crowns, and a comprehensive range of implant-supported porcelain bridges.
Dr. Cardenas stands as one of the founding members of the Boston American Academy of Clear Aligners Study Club, a distinguished Digital Smile Design Master clinician, and a visionary founder of the DSD Clinic Concept. Beyond her clinical accomplishments, she remains an active member of the Massachusetts American Alliance for Independent Dentists, The American Academy of Clear Aligners and the American Dental Association (ADA).
In Dr. Cardenas' eyes, excellence is the result of dedication, not chance. Through her dental journey, she has remained committed to pursuing excellence and innovation while prioritizing her patients' well-being. Serving the Wellesley community and beyond is an honor, and she understands the importance of helping each patient achieve their dream smile and optimal oral health.
She looks forward to being your trusted partner on your dental journey, offering support every step of the way.