Arnold I Weiss, DDS, MScD, FACD
Ever since I can remember, it has been my purpose to be involved in teaching and being a role model for children. Children who feel good about themselves smile more, enjoy life, are generally optimistic, and have more success! My three goals when treating children are to have a great experience, develop an ongoing relationship with them, and provide the best clinical dental care for each child I treat. It is a wonderful feeling to see children grow up over the years into fine young adults.
I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Yeshiva University. My time at college guided me into the healthcare field. I received my dental degree at New York University College of Dentistry, and my post doctoral degree and Masters in Pediatric Dentistry from Boston University School of Dental Medicine.
I love teaching which led me to obtain a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. I hold staff positions at Tufts NEMC, Franciscan Children's Hospital, Harvard University, as well as, the Senior Pediatric Dentist at The Massachusetts General Hospital. I am involved in mentoring programs with Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University, and New England College of Optometry. These opportunities enable me to guide students in building career and life choices. It is extremely gratifying.
Personally, I have a son and a daughter who are exceptional young adults. Yaakov Jeffrey is a Chaplain and teacher in Omaha, Nebraska, and Amy is an artist in Boston. Four beautiful, smart… grandchildren. I am an avid skier, love to travel, pretend I am an Iron Chef, and am active in mentoring young professionals in achieving their potentials.
I am active in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the Council on Clinical Affairs, where it is my privilege to help create Policies and Guidelines for the clinical practice of pediatric dentistry. I also volunteer and lecture nationally and internationally to physicians and dentists about the care of young children and their dental health.
I look forward to caring for each new patient and supporting every parent into their children’s future!
Ronen Krausz, DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Working at The Center for Pediatric Dental Care allows me to be a positive influence in one of the most exciting, evolving, and challenging phases of a young person’s life. Interacting with the kids keeps me up to date, involved, and on my toes every day. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to say I enjoy my job, take great pride in my work, and feel very gratified with my contribution to society.
Every job I have had from high school to the present day has involved working with children. As an after-school and summer-camp counselor, I had the opportunity to mentor, guide, and support children in a social environment, helping them develop interpersonal skills, self confidence, and a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions. I always found great satisfaction in guiding children onto a path of mutual respect, honesty, and self responsibility. As a pediatric dentist I have the ability to shape my patients’ attitudes about dental care and oral health for the rest of their lives through positive experiences they have in our office.
Earning my postgraduate degree at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine brought me to New England after attaining my dental degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. I am a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
The Center for Pediatric Dental Care for me is like a home away from home, and the staff there is like my extended family.
Wesley Barton, DMD, Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
The best way to protect a child's smile for life is ensuring he or she has a good experience at the dentist starting at the earliest possible age. By making each visit playful, educational, and trust building, I strive to form a lifelong connection with patients and parents alike.
I grew up in Scarsdale, NY, and went on to complete my undergraduate education at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I received my DMD degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2007, where I graduated in the top three percent of my class. I joined the Center For Pediatric Dental Care in 2009 after completing a pediatric residency at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. As a person who believes that education is a lifelong journey, I completed examinations to become board certified in pediatric dentistry in 2011, and will be completing a two year orthodontic program with Progressive Orthodontics this Spring. Being a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association, I am always learning about the newest advances in pediatric dentistry, so that my patients can receive the most up to date treatment.
In my limited spare time, I enjoy traveling, sporting events, and trying new restaurants. I look forward to meeting new families and am always available to answer your dental questions.
Roger Taylor, DMD
One of the greatest pleasures is being able to improve a patient's self esteem. Being an orthodontist not only allows me the opportunity to straighten teeth and correct bites, but it also allows me to improve a patient's sense of self. I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. Never did I realize how rewarding orthodontics would be.
I am an identical twin and grew up in Miami, the youngest of three boys. I attended the University of Florida, and continued my studies at their College of Dentistry. While in Dental School, I served as President of my class and represented the University at the International Association for Dental Research to present my findings in orthodontic research. I then attended Boston University where I received my Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics in 1993. After graduating from my orthodontic residency, I returned to Florida and opened an orthodontic practice with my twin brother (yes, he's also an orthodontist) in Boca Raton. I practiced in South Florida for 17 years and treated both children and adults.
Missing the change in seasons and all the wonderful things that New England has to offer, I decided to relocate back to Boston where I was fortunate enough to join The Center for Pediatric Dental Care. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, skiing, traveling, and exercising.