Location: 20 Central Street, Suite 111; Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Phone: (978) 741-1640
Getting to know Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz
By: Christine Nicco, TRT Reporter−
SALEM, Mass.–Salem Dental Arts is a modern dental practice committed to providing comprehensive patient care with a dedication to exceeding patient expectations, according to its owner, Dr Pamela Maragliano-Muniz. Specializing in all aspects of cosmetic, restorative and prosthetic dentistry in a warm, friendly and relaxing environment, the practice takes great pride in ensuring patient comfort and ease. In this TRT interview, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz candidly explains her services and how they can benefit the LGBT community.
How long have you owned Salem Dental Arts and how many years have you been a prosthodontist?
I have been a prosthodontist since 2007 and after working in a few different practices, I decided that it was the right time for me to have a practice of my own. I purchased a 33-year-old dental practice in August of 2014 and named the practice Salem Dental Arts. I believe that dentistry is the perfect blend of science and art and I strive for excellence in both.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love my job! I love that I have the ability to restore a person’s confidence and improve a person’s quality of life. I get to know my patients as people and I love being able to help them achieve their esthetic and functional goals. I had a patient who was so unhappy with her teeth, she would barely speak at her appointments and under no circumstances would she smile. We began treatment by making a few temporary crowns for her and in a short period of time, she has become boisterous, chatty and full of smiles. Sometimes I watch her as she is speaking with me, or my assistant, and my heart is filled with pride by her transformation!
Tell me about the types of services you offer.
I am a prosthodontist, which means that I am a specialist in all aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants and removable complete and partial dentures. I treat many people who have discolored, broken, worn or missing teeth. I am also a former dental hygienist and strongly believe in the power or preventive dentistry. We offer a full complement of preventive services, including prophylaxis, in-office whitening, laser tooth decay detection, oral cancer screenings at each visit, fluoride treatments and dental X-rays (digital X-rays to minimize radiation exposure).
Why should the LGBTQ and allied community choose your practice?
I believe that all people deserve excellent dental care and it breaks my heart to learn that people avoid treatment due to the prospect (and the reality) of judgment or discrimination. I have many friends and colleagues in the LGBTQ community and I want you to know that all people are considered equal in my practice and will welcome you with open arms. We offer flexible hours, so if you need to come in before work or prefer additional privacy, we can accommodate you.
In addition, I pride myself in being accessible to my patients. All patients are given my email address and can reach me directly with questions or dental emergencies.
What is your wish for the New Year as it relates to Salem Dental Arts?
I hope for Salem Dental Arts to be considered the premiere trusted, respected dental practice in the community. I am “new” to the area as a practicing dentist, and I look forward to being acquainted to more and more people. I look forward to another year of keeping my patients healthy and improving smiles.