Sharona Dayan, DDS, DMSc
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

When patients describe her, they often use words like “friendly,” “quietly competent” or simply “warm.”

Founder and guiding light for Aurora Periodontal Care, Dr. Sharona brings an impressive resume and a truly luminous background.

At the age of nine, her family was uprooted and forced to escape persecution in Iran.  To help with family expenses, she volunteered as a math tutor after school and later worked as a literacy tutor for Project Literacy, experiencing first-hand the joys of helping others. 

She grew into a formidable scholar with a gentle heart, attending UCLA for her undergraduate work, then moving on to multiple degrees at Harvard University in Periodontology and Oral Medicine.  She was a fully funded NIH grant recipient where she completed her Doctoral research in the field of Oral Biology.  During this time she became the first student to complete her specialities and Doctorate degree in a four year accelerated program.

“Dentistry has always been an important part of my life. Both my father and brother practice general dentistry in California.  I graduated from UCLA Dental School, and then pursued specialty training in Periodontics and Oral Medicine at Harvard. There, I also became a Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology where I conducted NIH-funded research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the areas of oral cancer and periodontal disease.

I currently work as a periodontal surgeon and owner of my private practice.  I treat oral infections with laser surgery, I diagnose and treat oral conditions related to general health, I perform soft tissue and bone regenerative treatments, I convert the anxious dental patient to a lifelong fan.  My work is both technical and also focused on healing the patient as an integrated individual.  I have dedicated my practice not only to the highest standards of dental care, but also to supporting social causes important to my community and myself. I feel that part of my work is public outreach. I teach as an accredited provider of dental continuing education and lecture to and organize dental professionals to integrate medical and dental knowledge for the good of our patients. My ongoing goal is to be a good doctor for my patients, an inspiration for my colleagues, and a committed American for my community.”

Dr. Dayan established and built a highly successful Periodontal practice in the greater Boston area, where she also founded the Boston Dental Alliance (a Seattle Study Club chapter).  She is renowned for her skills in periodontal surgery, laser periodontal therapy, minimally invasive treatment for gum recession, implantology and lecturing.

During her time at Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she provided care for medically complex patients needing oral care in a hospital setting, such as individuals with cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Her expertise in the relationship between oral health and its impact on overall health gives her unique insight when treating patients with other medical conditions. 

Dr. Dayan has received over five years of periodontal education beyond the general dentist degree. More recently, she obtained advanced training from prestigious institutes such as Dr. Pat Allen’s Center for Advanced Education, the Misch International Implant Institute, the Kois Center, and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD).

Dr. Sharona is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a frequent speaker and lecturer, and a nationally recognized luminary on the latest breakthroughs in laser dentistry, tissue regeneration and innovative surgical techniques.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, herbal research, and volunteers as a docent at the Getty Villa in Malibu—maybe you’ll see her there!

Research Interests

Oral biology, oral cancer, diabetic health, periodontal disease and health, lasers in periodontal therapy

Training + Education


American Board of Periodontology

  • Misch Implant Institute
  • Pat Allen’s Center for Advanced Dental Education
  • Institute for Advanced Laser Surgery
  • Kois Center
  • The Dawson Academy
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Seattle Study Club

Rethinking the Single Missing Anterior Tooth, Cape Cod District Dental Society, 2016

Dental Management of the Diabetic Patient, Webinar, 2015

Dental Management of the Diabetic Patient, Cape Cod District Dental Society, 2014

Dental Management of the Diabetic Patient, Emerson Study Club, 2014

Dental Management of the Diabetic Patient, Metropolitan District Dental Society, 2014

Crown Lengthening and Mucogingival Surgery Using Cadavers, Yankee Dental Congress, 2014

Lasers in Periodontal Therapy, Mount Ida School of Dental Hygiene, 2013

Diabetes Health: It’s In Our Hands, Metropolitan West District Society, 2013

Beautiful and Lasting Root Coverage Using AlloDerm™ as an Alternative to the Palate, Yankee Dental Congress, 2013

Gingival Recession and Esthetic Periodontal Therapy, Parkway Norfolk Dental Study Club, 2013

Comprehensive Treatment Planning for Patients in Need of Dental Implants and Fixed Restorations, Boston University Dental School of Medicine, 2013

Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, Iranian-American Medical Society, 2013

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucogingival Defects Using a Minimally Invasive Technique, South Shore District Dental Society, 2013

Advanced Bone Grafting and Ridge Preservation, Yankee Dental Congress, 2012

Periodontal Surgery for the General Practitioner, Yankee Dental Congress, 2012

Diagnosing Periodontal Disease PLUS The Benefits of Oral Probiotics for Prevention, Mount Ida College, 2012

Relationship between Periodontal Disease and General Health and the Latest Preventative Approaches Using Probiotics, Weston Council on Aging, 2011

Three Pitfalls in Implant Dentistry and How to Avoid Them, Boston Dental Alliance, 2011

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucogingiaval Defects Using a Minimally Invasive Technique, Mount Ida College School of Dental Hygiene, 2011

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Root Coverage Using AlloDerm™, Yankee Dental Congress, 2011

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gum Recession Using AlloDerm™, Mount Ida College School of Dental Hygiene, 2010

The Evolution of Periodontal Plastic Surgery Using Different Donor Materials, Metropolitan District Dental Society, 2010

People Say

"Spectacular resume - she has to be the most knowledgeable dentist I have ever read about. She is exactly what I need."
Suzanne G