About Us

Top dental care from a team you can trust

Our Philosophy of Care

At Parkside Dental Care Boston, we welcome you into a warm and inviting environment where you will feel respected and heard. An open dialogue about your oral health and overall health is cultivated so that you will feel empowered to make choices about your own dental care. We see ourselves as your partner in health, as a trusted guide who provides you with education and information about your risk profile, long-term prognosis, and the pros and cons of each dental treatment. At the end of the day, we support the decisions you make.

In order to provide you with a diverse range of the best options in preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Dority and her team are committed to continuing education courses that expand their knowledge and application skills. This commitment to staying at the forefront of dental and medical developments mean that you are receiving not only the best treatment options but that those treatments are accomplished with top-notch technology and an expert (and gentle) touch.

Our team will also ensure you are getting the most out of your home care. Sometimes a small change can go a long way in helping you take better care of your teeth or feel motivated to stick with a helpful routine.

We look forward to being your partner in oral health and overall wellness.

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Kristen Dority, D.M.D.

Dr. Kristen Choe Dority grew up in Queens, New York, and is now proud to call Boston her home. Graduating cum laude from Cornell University in Biological Sciences, Dr. Dority then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Dority is a member of the Alliance of Independent Dentists, Official member of Mommy Dentists in Business, Airway Dentists (Airway Health Solutions), American Academy of Clear Aligners, the American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. She is certified in Planmeca CAD/CAM dentistry, Invisalign, Bioclear Method, and airVata appliances.

As of May 2024, Dr. Dority will be a graduate of the world-renowned Kois Center, a continuing education center for advanced restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry. She is passionate about providing her patients with the very best that dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Dority is an active member of the Grace Chapel East Lexington Campus. Currently, she resides in Arlington with her husband Dave, their two energetic school-age children, and two beautiful cats Rainbow and Roxy. In her spare time, she practices yoga, attends continuing education courses, and volunteers at church. Her favorite authors are Toni Morrison, Ali Hazelwood, and Penny Reid. Her favorite singer/ songwriter is Sara Bareilles, and her favorite podcasts are Common Prayer Daily and Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.

“I am still so excited to do dentistry even after 20+ years! And I am so excited about what the future holds. I love that my patients inspire me. And I am very proud of my team. It’s a privilege to work with incredible people, for amazing people.” – Dr. Dority

Dr. Dority’s additional
Certifications & Honors

In Massachusetts, dentists are required to take 40 credits of continuing education courses every two years. Dr. Dority has close to 200 credits for the last two years. Below, you will find some of Dr. Dority’s most recent certifications.

Kois Center, Advanced Treatment Planning – May 2024
Kois Local Study Club, monthly/ongoing – 2022 to present
MDIB CEO Round Table – February 2024
Bioclear Summit – October 2023, November 2020
MDIB Summit – October 2023
Airway Health Solutions Mini-Residency, Adult – June 2023
American Academy of Clear Aligners, monthly study club – 2022-2023
Kois Center, Implants Fixed and Removable – October 2022
CR Update With Dr. Gordon Christensen – September 2022
airVata Appliance Certification – July 2022
Kois Center, Managing the Restorative/Periodontal Interface & Advanced Functional Occlusion – May 2022
Oral Cancer Symposium – May 2022
Kois Center, Biomechanics – December 2021
Bioclear Learning Center: Core Anterior & Core Posterior Certification Course – November 2021
Treatment Planning & Functional Occlusion – May 2021
Spear Study Club, monthly meetings – 2016-2022
Spear Worn Dentition Seminar – October 2019
CR Dentistry Update with Dr. Gordon Christensen – September 2019
Healthy Start Certification – 2019
Bioclear Method Anterior Advanced Certification Courses – September 2019
Bioclear Core Anterior Certification Course – November 2018
AACA Annual Meetings – June 2019, 2018, 2017
Oral Care Symposium – June 2018
Planmeca E4D CAD/CAM Certification – June 2016
Invisalign ReIngage (for select doctors) – May 2015
Invisalign Intermediate Course – June 2014
Botox and Dermal Fillers Certification – May 2014
The Pankey Institute – 2007
Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) – 2006
Yankee Dental Congress

Meet Our Team

Jessica

Jessica was born and raised on the North Shore of Boston and has been with Parkside Dental Care since 2018. She’s been working in dentistry for 12 years and has cross-trained for some front office work. Jessica loves the beach, hiking and taking her dog Lily for walks. Her favorite thing to do in Boston is to dine at the delicious restaurants and frequent the coffee shops. She also enjoys walking through the city in her free time.

Gillian

Gillian has been with Parkside Dental Care since 2017.  She just welcomed her first baby in January 2024 and is currently on maternity leave. We’re so excited for her!

In Our Patients’ Own Words

“Parkside Dental provides expert dental care within a very pleasant and well-run office environment. Dr. Dority is skilled, gentle, and compassionate, while also progressive and forward-thinking. Her clients’ comfort and well-being are her highest priorities, and all of the hygienists are excellent. They have kept my very problematic teeth and gums in good shape for many years.”
– Maura Shea, patient