About Us

Drs. Barton, Krausz & Taylor have over 50 years of combined experience. In addition, they have strong academic and clinical backgrounds to provide the finest dental care for children of all ages. Our professional clinical and administrative teams help our doctors create relationships that exceed expectations. We have a state of the art, double sterilization center with 5 autoclaves and 2 high tech Hydrim instrument cleaners. Our commitment to infection control for patients and staff has always been at the highest level. Annual OSHA training provides us with the most up to date infections control protocols.

Our office provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm, caring and "child-friendly" environment. As pediatric dentists, our 2-3 years of additional training after dental school has prepared us for the unique dental needs of each child we serve. We focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Our office serves infants, children, teens and children with special health care needs in Brookline, Boston, and Newton, Massachusetts, and their surrounding communities. 

Whether your concerns focus on: 

  • Creating a dental home 
  • Receiving dental treatment that treats each child as an individual 
  • Understanding the recommended treatment for your child 
  • Straightening and correcting your child's bite 

We are committed to help you achieve the experience you wish for your child through adulthood. Our orthodontist, Dr. Roger Taylor, has over 20 years of experience creating beautiful smiles. He focuses on preventive and comprehensive orthodontics for our Pediatric patients, as well as Invisalign and orthodontics for adults. We look forward to helping you create a healthy, beautiful, everlasting smile for your family! Contact our office in Brookline to schedule an appointment for your child. Together, we look forward to continuing to "Develop Positive Attitudes for Healthy Smiles."


Best Pediatric Dentist/Orthodontist
2004, 2006, 2007,2008 2009, 2012, 2015,2018 and 2022


What Sets Us Apart

We are a caring pediatric dental and orthodontic practice with a specialty in making kids and their parents comfortable in the dental office. Our five pediatric dentists are exceptional in caring for toddlers from age one to three. Our six dental hygienists are by far the best in the field in caring for children of all ages. We take whatever time is needed to care for your child and develop a personal relationship. We have a commitment to communicate with you thoroughly about their dental needs.

“Each child is treated as an individual as a member of our family."

Our goal is to teach each child how to have fun in the dental environment and to increase their self-image and self-esteem. This is the main focus of each Doctor and Team member for every interaction with every patient. The best dental care results from families that work together with us for the entire process and are excited about coming to our office. We know you will appreciate our expertise. We will mutually respect your time, always be accessible, and make you feel at home.

"Our team's attention to detail is uncompromising..."

We pride ourselves on our communication with you as well as with other dentists that may be involved in your child's care. In this way, we make sure we all are working together for your benefit. You will be fully informed about all care. We understand it is a privilege to have you choose our office for your child's dental needs, and we look forward to helping you on your journey of dental health.

Practice Mission

We are a team of uniquely talented and caring individuals who share a common philosophy. We will create a legacy of positive dental experiences. Each child will walk out of the office taller than when they arrived!

Practice Values

Patients : We believe that every person is of great worth. Any service we can render to enhance the life of another is a great honor and privilege. We are devoted to delivering the best behavioral and technical skills. As our service is viewed, so we are viewed.

Families : Families are our primary focus. Everything we do must be done with our patient families in mind. Our objective is to provide a better experience than other practices for all involved.

Quality : To achieve patient satisfaction, the quality of our services and communications must be our number one priority. We will make every effort to provide quality care in an environment that is professional, yet friendly and fun. Continuos improvement is essential to our success.

Employees : Our people are our strength. We value teamwork, and approach our practice as a team endeavor, treating each other with trust and respect. We must work to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Business : We must maintain mutually beneficial relationships with our dealers, suppliers, and other business partners.

Excellence : We must strive for excellence in everything we do; in our services, our human relations, our competitiveness, and our profitability.

Integrity : Integrity must never be compromised. Our conduct must be socially responsible and generate a positive contribution to society. As health care workers, we recognize the great responsibility of trust and confidence each member of our patient family places in us. We will always strive to merit this.

Our Practice's Commitment to Education

The Center for Pediatric Dental Care is a mentoring site for students from Boston University School of Dental Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Our doctors and clinical staff are available to lecture locally on pediatric dentistry to dental, medical, and expecting parent groups. Our clinical hygiene and dental assisting team members also give frequent educational presentations to local preschool and elementary students on the importance of oral health.

We are proud of our commitment to teach and mentor our community in this way. If you are seeking additional information regarding educational presentations, please contact us at (617) 935-0270 , or [email protected] .

Success Stories

I am so happy I found the Center for Pediatric Care. Dr. Barton and his staff always make the visits very educational yet fun too for my little girls! The front desk reception is so friendly, they make my day! As always, thanks for making bringing my daughters to the dentist a happy experience... they truly love going for visits

My husband and I were so impressed and happy. Our daughter had a problem and we called the after-hours number and we received a call back immediately. We were told exactly what was needed and when someone would call to make an appointment. The calls were made to us as soon as the office opened and we had an appointment within a few hours. Thank you.

Dr. Krausz was exceptional. We came to your practice following a horrible experience with another pediatric dentist and we were very impressed and thankful for the experience we had in your practice. I've already given your name to a friend looking for a dentist for her daughter. Many thanks again for running such a first rate organization.

I think I had more fun than my daughter. The techniques Dr. Barton used to make her feel comfortable and check her teeth were excellent. I was holding back tears of pride as she cooperated.

The gentleman at the front desk has always been there when we come for appts and is incredibly friendly and welcoming -- I appreciate that as an adult coming for any type of appt, but also as a parent of a child who could be nervous. Great play area to ease any nerves, or for siblings of a patient. Anyone we've met there has been great. Thank you.

Dr. Krausz was extremely patient with my daughter who is very anxious about any type of dental procedure. He took all the time necessary for her to feel comfortable and never felt her or I feel rushed at all. Much appreciated as he turned a frightening experience into a positive one for her.

Everyone was great. Our daughter had to have a tooth pulled and Dr. Krausz was great about telling us exactly what to expect. Dr. Barton actually pulled the tooth and was friendly and calming. He made my daughter believe in magic and she never felt a thing. The whole staff truly understands kids and makes going to the dentist fun.

Amazing! Dr. Krausz is the best pediatric dentist ever. He is so gentle, warm, welcoming, and informative. He made our daughter feel very comfortable at the dentist, and she came home bragging that she wants to floss and brush her teeth right away. I can’t recommend highly enough.

Dr. Barton is amazing with my child, who has special needs. I'm not sure if he was specifically trained in this area but it seems like he is very comfortable and experienced. He knows exactly what he needs to do, goes very slowly and in the end gets her to do everything he needs her to do to have a successful exam.

Our TRUE Values 

As a 42 North Dental supported practice we abide by TRUE values: Teamwork, Respect, Urgency, Excellence. Inherent in these values is our commitment to providing high-quality dental care to patients of all races, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, national origins, and ethnicities. We are committed to an inclusive workforce with equal opportunities for all employees and know we are at our best when we are working together. We believe our diversity is our strength and connects us to the patients and communities we serve.

The Practice is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DMD. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DMD. The Practice is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at 42northdental.com.

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