We’re super excited to welcome Dr. Charles Braga, DMD, MMSC to the HDG team! Why does he have the alphabet after his name? Dr. Braga is our new in-house periodontist and has worked hard to earn a series of impressive credentials… more about those below.
First, here’s a bit of background information about Dr. Braga: he grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and now resides in Newmarket, New Hampshire. From a young age, he knew that he wanted a career in both science and patient care and came to realize that his childhood orthodontist, Dr. Morgenstern, was just the right role model. As a periodontist, Dr. Braga specializes in providing non-surgical and surgical therapies to save teeth and, if needed, replace them with dental implants.
A member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Dr. Braga is a fan of and an avid user of dental lasers. When he’s not treating patients locally in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, you can usually find him, at least monthly since 2004, teaching at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry located near Los Angeles in Cerritos, California; or speaking nationally on the topic of LANAP (The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) or laser-mediated oral surgery.
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine, M.M.Sc. (Master of Medical Sciences) and Certificate in Periodontology, Magna cum Laude 1996
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine), Magna cum Laude 1994; Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society 1994
- Boston University, B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), Magna cum Laude 1989
Dr. Braga is an avid traveler and has been found to be as happy hiking a glacier in Antarctica as he is on a slow boat through the Amazon in Peru. He’s a parrot parent to an Umbrella Cockatoo, Ziggy; a Goffin’s Cockatoo, Sam; an African Grey named Bubba; and a Blue Crown Conure named Kappy.
Here is what Dr. Braga has to say about his work and his professional mission:
“Helping patients and their dentists to have and enjoy a strong foundation of healthy gums and bone lets me live up to my aspiration of saving the world one tooth at a time! Every tooth counts and contributes to a great smile and a long, happy, healthy life! Nothing makes me happier professionally than helping patients chart a new course to achieving a great smile.”
If you have any questions about periodontal treatment, why it’s so important or for Dr. Braga in general, ask away!