This review is long overdue. I can not say enough great things about this dental practice. Sara Stock and the Smile Brookline team are the best dental practice I have found in the Boston area since I moved here in 1987. I had another Brookline dentist for 15+ years, who passed away about 8 years ago. Since that time I have tried other Boston and Cambridge dental referrals from friends, but they left me feeling unsatisfied with their level of professionalism and service until I came to Sara Stock’s practice.
My first visit to Smile Brookline was July 2018. I came in for a first cleaning and consultation. Alison, did a great job making my teeth pearl white again with a thorough cleaning. Dr. Stock followed up with the clinical and health evaluation. After being given some tips for improved dental hygiene (flossing twice a day, stop using Glide, start rubber tipping my gum line etc.) to prevent gum and tooth decay she then moved on to my smile goals. I told her that about 40 years ago my brother knocked out my two front teeth. About 20 years ago I had a beautiful set of front teeth put in (one a veneer and the other a crown). The crown I loved and I didn’t want to touch it ever, but the veneer, which was replaced about 9 years ago, I was not happy with the color, shape or match to my crown. She used a 3D imaging tool “CEREC” to show me how I could improve my smile. We discussed treatment options and timing of services so it would fit my busy life and budget. I left feeling very satisfied with my visit.
In August, I took my 4 year old son camping in the White Mountains, NH. During our trip, my son made a superman leap head first into my mouth. While I was comforting my crying son, I realized I had a loose tooth. I reached in my mouth and pulled out my 20 year old crown. Yes, the one I wanted to keep forever! I called my NEW dental team at Smile Brookline and asked for HELP! They were AMAZING!
I was only in town for one day before I had to fly to Minnesota to visit family. They made time for me to come in and fix my smile for Minnesota family photos. I have to tell you the photos from our day at Story Land, NH were ugly. I had a big black hole in my smile. I had to fix this before family photos in Minnesota. Fast forward to my appointment, they used the Cerec machine once again, my new best friend. They imaged me, cut a new tooth from the 3D image and custom fit the tooth to perfect my smile. This was all completed in about 3 hours including a park break for my 4 year old son. FYI…there is a park 1 block behind the dental office. BTW…while all this was going on, Alison cleaned my son’s teeth as well. He had fun at the dental office! LOL
Fast forward to yesterday (December, 13, 2018) I had a follow up cleaning with Sarah. She did an amazing job. My teeth came out bright white, smooth and clean. Let me tell you, not all cleanings are created equal. You will notice the difference if you visit the Smile Brookline team. Aside from being an all-female/women dental practice, which I have never seen before, they are professional and take pride in their work. If you come here you will not feel like a customer at a deli counter, but you will feel that you are being served and serviced by a team of professionals, who take pride in their work and care about you. One thing I can tell you is that my 4 year old loves going to see Dentist Sara. That is about as good of a review as it gets!
Both times that I have had my teeth cleaned at Smile I have been extremely satisfied. The hygienist is very competent and thorough,as well as having a very pleasant personality.
My 3rd visit on 12/05 was superb and beyond thorough.
Have been a very happy patient here for more than 20 years. Outstanding dental and oral hygiene care, and wonderful, helpful staff. Am grateful to have a dental practice I can always count on for excellent care.
I was recommended by a good friend to smile Brookline. Had amazing service and Dr Yi’s through and caring gentle work done was really appreciate. I look forward to seeing them again. Thank you so much.
I have a terror of dentists and a good friend recommended Smile Brookline. The staff, without exception, is professional and compassionate. I recommend this practice to my friends. I give them as many stars as possible!!
A truly personal experience from the whole team at Smile Brookline. My care is exceptional and I really appreciate the emphasis on prevention. The team has always been there for emergencies like broken teeth when i need them.
I was taken right on time. Sarah scraped my teeth in a gentle manner while coaching me on ways for better oral hygiene. The x rays were uncomfortable but it really gives Dr. Stevo and her team the best shot at catching trouble areas and cavities. The appointment wrapped up with an oral exam and review of my treatment plan. I walked away in under 60 minutes and with some great new woven floss and toothpaste. I want to thank Sarah, Dr. Stevo and their front office for a great dental experience. Highly recommend!
Probably the best dentist in the greater Boston area. I have been a patient for 12 years, they are always professional, make you feel at ease and all their team take care of you in every step of the way.
Cheers to them.
I just got two new crowns and Dr Ye did a beautiful job. It was complicated, as they were next to each other and I have close teeth, but the final result is perfect. The office is well run and welcoming and all of the staff is very professional and highly skilled.
Dental Care is expensive, and Dental insurance provides minimal coverage, plus its choices for coverage are difficult to understand or justify. So, it is good to know that Smile Brookline seems to provide a competent standard of clinical service. The staff and clinicians (dentists, surgeons, nurses, hygienists, etc.) are almost uniformly pleasant and personable, caring and skillful professionals. It is understandable that their natural and professional predilection is to urge their patients firmly to follow their directions, sometimes to the point where it may feel to some that they might not be flexible enough in appreciating the individual differences of their patients.
Dr. Faris and her assistant are great. They always make sure I’m comfortable during any procedure. They’re very friendly and their sense of humor makes me forget I’m even at the dentist office. Everything is always clean and the receptionists are very friendly and personable.
Dr. Steevo was fantastic dealing with my fractured front tooth. She worked on it for over two hours and stabilized it for now. She explained all the possibilities for future work that will need to be done. She is patient, kind and a perfectionist to the nth. I would recommend her to any of my family and friends.
I see Dr. Yi for Invisalign and I appreciate that she takes the time to listen to my concerns and really involve me in my treatment. She was very gentle when she had to manually file down between my teeth to create space for them to shift. I’ve recommended several friends to this practice and three of them are now Dr. Yi’s patients!
A truly personal experience from the whole team at Smile Brookline. My care is exceptional and I really appreciate the emphasis on prevention. The team has always been there for emergencies like broken teeth when i need them.
Friendly, caring and personal. They walk through all procedures prior to.starting and keep aware of clients' comfort during the process.
I've always been more than satisfied with the dental work I've had done try here.
I had a cleaning today and was quite impressed with how knowledgeable my hygenist was. She had great flossing tips, information on gum health and teeth structure. As we age it’s important to take preventive steps to prolong our teeth and she really conveyed steps to do that and some of her own struggles.
Procedure made easy
I recently had a gum graft performed by Dr Faris. I was nervous going in, but Dr Faris’ care and expertise immediately calmed my nerves. It went really smoothly, pretty quickly, and with minimal discomfort. The area that she worked on looks excellent. So I could not be happier, she was great!
It reminded me of the best dentistry experiences I had in Chicago. Thank you for the professionalism, superb and thorough dental care, clear communication and personal attention. Happy to have joined your team.
I am terrified of dentists! I have done natural childbirth and heart surgery, but nothing scared me more than seeing a dentist. The doctors in this group are amazing! They listened to my fears, never denigrated them and treated my with respect and incredible gentleness. I feel so relaxed dealing with this. practice. Even their front desk is wonderful... I have recommended them to friends and will continue to do so.
A Great Experience with Dental Care
It is always a pleasure to visit with the team at Smile Brookline. They are focused on prevention and spend extra time with each patient doing their best to prevent dental issues before they happen. The front desk is polite and helpful; the hygienists are great, and the dental care is second to none.
I hated all things dentist...
...until I went to Smile Brookline. I was absolutely terrified when I made my first appointment in almost 10 years. Everyone at Smile Brookline was respectful, helpful and super kind. I had to have quite a bit of work done, as you might expect. I hardly felt any pain with these exceptional dentists, and found it quite pleasant to be in the office.
I have a history of being terrified by dental work. Dr, Stevo is amazing - compassionate and gentle. I have already recommended your practice to two friends. I am not at all anxious about my next appointment.
A Great Smile for Smile Brookline
The practice cares about their patients all the way around. The preventive care is second to none and I know my teeth appreciate it. Please consider this practice when looking for a great dentist.
I've been coming to Smile Brookline since I was a child. We switched from another dentist who thought it was okay to leave me alone with an uncomfortable ring in my teeth for 30 minutes while attending to another patient. I've never had to wait around at Smile Brookline. Dr. Stock and Dr. Stevo are the best!
Dr. Stock lifted my spirits
Noticing that as I get older my top front teeth are shifting outward, has made me somewhat self conscious for many years. Dr. Stock noted that it may be possible to achieve an improvement with Invisalign, without a long, invasive and costly orthodontic treatment. The potential of this fix for my cosmetic issue really lifted my spirits. I am grateful that she is so thorough, and took the time to consider whether this might work for me.
I am terrified of dentists. I was treated with respect, no one treated me like a pariah because my teeth (or lack thereof) are horrendous. I was given a treatment plan that made sense to me. Everyone from the front desk to the hygienist (sp?) to the doctor was calming, kind and professional.I'll be back.
Great Oral Care
I have been going to this place for my dental care for about two years and I really like the samples that they give at the end of each appointment or cleaning. The person who cleaned my teeth was friendly and made me feel comfortable when getting your teeth cleaned sometimes isn't the best feeling. She was very good at telling me what she was going to do and explaining how strategies to flossing and brushing difficult areas. My dentist is always very professional and explains what is going on with my teeth and what would be best for them, in an honest way. They really care about your dental health!
Smile Brookline is simply the best
I've been visiting Dr. Stock for over 20 years and wouldn't want to trust anyone else with my oral health. The team at Smile Brookline is the reason I can smile and be confident in the health of my teeth and gums -- and knowing how great my smile looks. I look younger and feel better because of the care I've gotten at Smile Brookline.
Dr. Yi and the rest of the team are outstanding. I had two minor problems that Dr. Yi addressed expertly and quickly yesterday. I am grateful to be able to count on Dr. Yi, Dr. Stevo, and the rest of the team at Sara Stock and Associates. Thank you all for your expert care!
Dr Caroline Faris is fantastic!
I just had a deep cleaning with Dr. Faris and she was fantastic! I was a little nervous about the process and she made me feel very calm with her relaxed bedside manner (which knowing me says a lot!). She explained everything from start to finish so thoroughly, I didn't feel a thing during the procedure and she did a great job. I would highly recommend!
Am very pleased with the quality of care I receive at Smile Brookline and with the friendly welcome of everyone in the office. We have been receiving our dental care here for many years, and plan to continue to do so forever, at least as long as we have teeth! :-)
Perfection in Modern Dentistry
i went to have a major filling replacement by the expert hands of Dr Amerlie Yee. The office uses the latest in technology to fabricate an "onlay" using 3D modeling methods based on photogrammetry...While the proceedure was long, it was handled with perfect Craftsmenship, and compassionate care.
Excellent dental care
As always, SmileBrookline provided me with excellent dental care. The staff are very friendly and professional. The whole process is superb. The staff also demonstrated to me how to take care of teeth and gum.
I have been a patient at Smile Brookline (Sara Stock & Associates) for 20 years. I feel like I am always in expert hands with Sarah, my hygienist, Dr. Stevo, Dr. Yi, and the rest of the team. The office team goes above and beyond to help with appointments, insurance, etc. I am grateful to have a dental practice I can count on. Thank you all!
Best in Boston!
I love getting my teeth cleaned by Sarah!! She is so thorough and my teeth have never felt better after I see her. Also, every single dentist there is so educated and full of knowledge. They are the most thorough dentists in the industry. I love Smile Brookline!
Extremely happy with my new dentist!
Dr. Stevo and Rita were wonderful during my comprehensive exam. I was nervous to switch dentists, but the entire process was easy. I left with a thorough treatment plan, and feel like my teeth are in great hands! The front desk staff is excellent as well, answering all my billing questions and getting me in for the earliest possible appointments.
Great service, great people
My wife and I are huge fans of Sarah, our hygienist. She knows our daughter's name, remembers everything about our conversations, and is friendly and fantastic - not to mention doing a thorough, excellent job on our cleanings. We moved out of the area, but continue to come back to Smile Brookline just to keep going to Sarah for our appointments. Thanks, Sarah!
I used to be very anxious about visiting the dentist but Dr. Yi and Sarah have always been really comforting during exams and cleanings. I have been a patient of Dr. Yi for several years and highly recommend Smile Brookline to anyone looking for a dentist! Every staff member I have met so far, from desk staff to technicians to dentists, every one has been great!
Best Dental office in Boston!!
Everyone at smile Brookline is pristine at their job. They all care tremendously about their patients and put 100% effort in to give the best care. They are also meticulous about infection control which we all know how important that is in any medical setting. I highly recommend this practice to anyone!
A good time and clean mouth every time!
I visited Smile Brookline yesterday for my 6-month cleaning. Once again, the staff delivered. My hygienist was thorough and efficient, taking the time (as usual) at the end of my session to offer ideas on how to maintain health teeth and gums. I [heart] Smile Brookline!
I am a patient of Dr. Yi and Dr. Ferris and have always been extremely pleased with the care I receive. The doctors are incredibly professional, kind and thorough. They always take extra time to answer any questions I may have. The hygienists are also incredibly kind and knowlegable. The staff at the front desk are also exceptional. Nisha and others are always so wonderful in helping me find appointments in my difficult schedule and always take the extra time to calculate out of pocket costs prior to appointments. I couldn't give them a higher recommendation to anyone seeking care from a general dentist or periodontist.
That staff and the care I reiceive at Smile Brookline continue to exceed my expectations. The women at the front desk are always so friendly and helpful. Neesha, especially, has helped me a number of times to better fit appointments around my busy schedule and coordinate all of the care I receive. She goes above and beyond and always with a smile on her face. Dr. Yi and Dr. Ferris have both come in on days they normally wouldn't have to help me squeeze in an appointment. They are both very kind and thorough. They are always happy to take the extra time with their patients to answer any questions they may have. I am so grateful for all of the hard work from everyone at Smile Brookline. I couldn't be happier with my choice in dental care.
I have been a patient at dr. Stock & Assocs. for a few years and am impressed by their level of consistency and professionalism. Based on my experience with Liza the new hygienist, that consistency will surely continue.
Very good experience
It is always a pleasure to see the stuff and doctors at the office. They are professional, nice, and always take good care of their customers. The office is always clean and neat. The operatories are also very clean and tidy. I have been their customers for ten years. Highly recommended.
Long term excellent results
I have been a patient at this practice (Dr. Steevo and Dr. Faris, specifically) for several years. Here's what I like: The practice has plenty of hours that accommodate my work schedule. The office staff is professional and friendly, and the facility is super-clean and nice. The dental care is strictly state-of-the-art. Their recommendations are always appropriate, and they took my insurance, when I had it. I have sent friends to them, who had the same reaction.
I have been going to this practice for over 10 years and the office just keeps getting better and better! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I had Melinda as my hygenist and she is easy to speak with and funny. Also, Dr Faris is amazing. She did a gum graft for me and was incredibly caring and professional. She even called to see how I was doing after my operation. I love Smile Brookline and will continue to drive an hour to come here as the service is so excellent! Thank you for helping me smile every day :)
Best experience at a dentist
I had some fillings done this week with Dr. Yi. She explained everything she was doing during the procedure and made sure I was comfortable the entire time.
I'm not a fan of going to the dentist, and am typically nervous every time I go, whether it be fillings, cleanings, etc. Dr. Yi and her staff are amazing, thorough, and always take time to explain everything. Best dental experience I've ever had.
SMILE BROOKLINE is outstanding
The entire team at SMILE BROOKLINE make each appointment go smoothly. They provide the best dental care I have received anywhere in the U.S. I actually look forward to my appointments with hygienist Sarah Robbio.
Who smiles most?
The entire staff at Smile Brookline smiles at me when I enter the clinic and as I pass through to 'the chair'. Always trust a dentists' office when they are not afraid to display their own teeth.
Best dental care in Boston/Brookline
I don't usually write reviews, but the service & care at Smile Brookline is so exceptional I had to write. The office is beyond clean, the hygienists are professional and caring, and the dentists & periodontist are the best around. As I have gotten older I have had to have some very old fillings replaced and some "restoration" work, avoiding root canals because of the modern equipment, skill, and professionalism of the staff at Smile Brookline. For routine preventive care, or if you need more extensive dental work, I think this is the best office in the greater Boston Area.
Excellent Customer Service
Since I have been receiving dental care from Smile Brookline, the Dentists, Hygienists and Staff have professional, informative and caring. I rave about Smile Brookline at every opportunity. I say to everyone, "I have the BEST Dentist's".
Thank you for your care!!
An amazing dentist
Dr. Stock is an amazing dentist. I've had a number of reconstructions and fillings done and she is always friendly, gentle, compassionate, and incredibly skilled at her job. Everyone I've dealt with at Smile Brookline is friendly and professional. It is a true find.
I always look forward to my visit to Smile Brookline. Always. The staff is courteous and professional, and the dental hygienists and doctors are exceptionally skilled. My mouth is healthy and my teeth white, all thanks to Smile Brookline!
From a long time patient
I started with Dr. Stock when she had was the only dentist in a small office farther up on Beacon Street back in the 1990s. I had the same hygienist for about a decade until she left. As I no longer live in Brookline, I decided I would see how her replacement was and if I didn't like her as much, I would find a dentist closer to home. But Sarah is awesome. She is gentle and helpful with suggestions on how I can improve my home dental care. I never see Dr. Stock anymore but I really like Dr. Choo-Steevo so I don't mind at all. The office staff is always pleasant. I never wait more than 10 minutes to get in for my appointment, and that is if I wait at all. I can't see any reason to go anywhere else.
I had a problem with my bite and both Dr.Stock and Dr. Steevo worked to fix the problem. Knowing I was going out of town, Dr. Stock squeezed me in a week later to check on the problem before I went away.
Great Dental Practice
I've been going to Smile Brookline since 2005 and would recommend this practice. The staff are friendly, and provide high quality dental care. I've had to have various services/procedures (crowns, fillings) and periodontal procedures (Dr. Faris is great!).
Always a Pleasure
Although it seems an anomaly to describe the dentist as a pleasure, it's really true. Everyone is competent, kind, and professional, and I always feel like I am in good hands. Whenever I have had a problem, they make time for me to come in and get it taken care of right away. I could not ask for a better dentist experience, and I would highly recommend this practice.
I'm so happy I discovered Smile Brookline 2 years ago. Their Saturday hours enable me get to hygiene appointments and have contributed to better dental health and the best check ups I've had in years!
Best extraction ever
I had a partially erupted wisdom tooth extracted. My two prior extractions with other dentists were messy and resulted in several days of pain. This time the experience was efficient and so much better with pain management. I only needed ibuprofen, slept through the night and was back at wok the next day. Amazing!
Prompt, Professional, and NOT Painful
I've been going to Smile Brookline (aka Dr. Sara Stock DDS & Associates) for about 3 years. They are always prompt (I rarely wait more than 5 minutes beyond my appointment time), professional, kind, and courteous.
I have had numerous procedures done, including dental scaling (deep cleaning of the gums that requires novocain), and the experiences have been top-notch - including generally not painful (no more so than I would expect). The hygienists and dentists (including Dr. Yi and Dr. Farris) are excellent at what they do, and my wife and I both really like hygienist Sarah.
Even after we moved out of walking distance, we have continued to come to Smile Brookline. Great experience - even if you hate going to the dentist!
This is an amazing dental office with a wonderful staff. The dental practice is staffed by extremely talented doctors, proffesionals and top notch office administration. This practice has the latest technology but the environment is extremely warm and very clean. I would recommend this practice to anyone who wants excellent dental care in a comfortable and warm environment. I have been a patient with Dr. Stock for over 15 years.