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Meet Our Dentist - Dr. Novak
Natick, Dover, Newton, Sherborn, Framingham and Wellesley, MA
When you search for the perfect dentist to care for your teeth and gums, you may recall all of your past dental experiences and have a good idea of what you do not want from a provider. Most people have never had an exceptional, enjoyable dental experience, so they settle for less than they deserve. Dr. Svetlana Novak is a different kind of dentist with a very unique philosophy. Because she went through a traumatic dental experience at an early age, she is extremely sensitive to the needs of anxious and fearful patients.
Dr. Novak’s Transformative Experience
At the young age of 7, Dr. Novak visited a dentist in her native Russia. She was restrained by the dentist, who proceeded to extract one of her teeth without warning or anesthesia. The agonizing pain stuck with Dr. Novak and created a long-term fear of the dentist. Although traumatic, this experience inspired Dr. Novak to follow her dental career path. She reasoned that she could use her past trauma to prevent similar negative events from happening to others. She used a vision of the perfect dental experience to help her create her unique method of care, and she set out to provide dental care with compassion.
As she became the kind of dentist her 7-year-old self would have preferred, she gained many loyal patients who appreciated her way of putting them at ease, making them laugh, using a sensitive touch to minimize discomfort, and offering calming words. At South Natick Dental, it is this kindness and comfort that sets us apart from other dental practices in Natick, Framingham, Wellesley, Dover and surrounding areas.
Dr. Novak’s Credentials
Dr. Novak received degrees in dental medicine from both Moscow Dental School and Tufts University in Boston, after which she taught restorative dentistry for three years. She established her first private practice in 1996 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and then moved to open South Natick Dental in 2008.
Dr. Novak has seen many advances in the dental field since she decided to practice dentistry, so she understands the importance of continuing education. In fact, she regularly earns more than three times the state-required continuing education credits in order to keep her skills on the cutting edge. She frequently participates in classes and seminars from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and the Misch Implant Institute. Dr. Novak is proud to be a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the International Academy of Comprehensive Dentistry, the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the International Congress of Oral Implantology.