About Us

Anthony Pappas | PerioSpecialist | Franklin MAAnthony C. Pappas, DMD

Dr. Pappas is a graduate of the Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry (1975) where he completed post-graduate training and received his certificate in Periodontics in 1978. He received the Senior Dental Award from the American Academy of Oral Pathology in 1975. Dr. Pappas spent one year in a General Practice Residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Pappas is an active member in the American Academy of Periodontology and also the American Dental Association. His special interests include oral pathology, bone grafting and implantology. Dr. Pappas has been in private practice since 1978.

Dr. Pappas is an avid sports fan and enjoys golf and spending time with his wife and two sons.


Robert B. Walsh | Perio Specialist

Robert B. Walsh, DDS

Following undergraduate studies at Boston College where he received a BS in Biology, Dr. Walsh attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completed his DDS Degree in 1986. Upon graduation, Dr. Walsh entered the United States Navy serving as a general dental officer. In 1995, Dr. Walsh completed a residency at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD where he received his certificate in Periodontics.

He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1998 and his clinical interests include implantology and periodontal regenerative therapies.

In his free time Dr. Walsh enjoys reading, cooking, biking and traveling with his wife.


Dr. Patrick  Shannon | Perio SpecialistsDr.  Patrick Shannon, DMD

Dr. Shannon was born and raised in Braintree, MA. Dr. Shannon graduated cum laude from Salve Regina with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Upon graduation, Dr. Shannon received the American Academy of Periodontology Student Award. Dr. Shannon completed his periodontal residency at Tufts University in June 2013 and is eligible for board certification.  At the 2013 Yankee Dental Congress, Dr. Shannon taught a course on crown lengthening and osseous surgical procedures. His special interests are bone grafting and implant procedures.

Dr. Shannon is a member of the American Academy of Periodontics, American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Society.

In his free time, Dr. Shannon enjoys practicing yoga, playing disc golf, and rooting for the Bruins and Patriots and spending time with his wonderful fiance.