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Patient Resources

Stay informed throughout your visit

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This important visit will address the orthodontic needs of you or your child and is complimentary (free of charge). Please allow half hour for this examination.


Our objective is to make sure your visits with us will be pleasant and informative. Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and a discussion of potential treatment options.


There are several areas of concern for potential orthodontic patients and parents, however, please bring any other questions you may have (we may have the answers to some of them on our FAQ Page)


During the initial consultation for each patient, we will try to discuss each question and provide clear and reasonable answers. Ample time is always allowed for questions to be asked. Dr. Butt also has examples of various orthodontic appliances to visually show the patient how their treatment will progress.


Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:


  • Any recent X-rays (x-rays taken within the past 6 months)
  • If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

Dr. M. Hanif Butt

Dr. M. H. Butt graduated in 1980 from University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. He practiced Public Health Dentistry from 1980 to 1984. In 1985, he received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.


From 1985 to 1986 Dr. Butt was a Research Fellow at the Department of Orthodontics in Indiana University. Later, from 1986 to 1988 he was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Orthodontics in the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 1988 he was awarded a Certificate in Orthodontics from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Forsyth Dental Center. In 1991 he graduated Magna Cum Laude in D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In the same year, he started a private practice in Marshfield, Massachusetts. In 2001 he opened a second practice in Somerville


Dr. Butt has also been associated as an Orthodontic Consultant and Practitioner with several Dental Group Practices in Greater Metropolitan Boston area over the past twelve years. Dr. Butt is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Orthodontic Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and Massachusetts Society of Orthodontics.