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

“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.”

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.  She has advanced training for diagnosing oral cancers and improving the oral health of medically compromised patients.  She has completed rotations in oncology, dermatology, surgical oral pathology, internal medicine, inpatient hospital care, head and neck radiology, cancer imaging, infectious disease, emergency medicine, rheumatology, immunology, and orofacial pain.  Her expertise in the relationship between oral health and its impact on overall health gives her 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 has obtained advanced training from prestigious institutes such as Dr. Pat Allen’s Center for Advanced Education, Misch International Implant Institute, the Kois Center, and the Dawson Center.

Dr. Dayan’s postdoctoral research on the biomarker Interleukin-1 as implicated in periodontal disease in the October 2004 edition of Journal of Dental Research,  is now the target of the PerioPredict test, which uses a simple cheek swab for determining which patients are genetically prone to severe periodontitis.

For eight years, Dr. Sharona Dayan was the Founder and Director of the Boston Chapter of the Seattle Study Club  (Boston Dental Alliance).  She ran monthly meetings to help dentists and hygienists keep abreast of the latest developments and treatment options available to patients, organized hands-on demonstrations, conducted problem-solving workshops, panel discussions, and clinical treatment planning sessions as well as inviting internationally known speakers to share information at local meetings.

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