Dr. Laila Dantas
An Algonquin Regional High School graduate from Northborough, MA, Dr. Laila continued her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied biology and biomedical physics. She then obtained her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she graduated with honors and was awarded the Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award. Upon graduation, she completed a general practice residency at the Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While serving in the National Health Service Corps in rural Maine, she found her passion lay in treating children. Dr. Laila pursued further training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and is a Board certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Laila is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, playing the piano, volunteering, and spending time outdoors with her dog, Remus. She loves to travel and has participated in dental outreach projects in Chile and India.
“I love caring for children, particularly children with special health care needs. I find it truly rewarding to create a positive and comfortable dental experience. As a pediatric dentist, I realize that I am in a unique position to change the oral health trajectory of a child and set him/her on the path to a healthy smile. I strive to treat each child like I would treat family in a gentle, compassionate and kind manner” ~ Dr. Laila