470 Washington St #1, Norwood, MA 02062

Meet the Dentists

Our team is dedicated to providing you with modern, effective dental care that’s also professional and considerate of your personal needs. We believe our patients should be able to have specialized services, such as root canals and dental implants, in an office where they feel comfortable. For this reason, our dentists hold various specialty degrees.

Norwood Dentist Robert L. ViventiRobert L. Viventi, D.M.D.

Dr. Viventi joined Central Dental Associates in 1986. He received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University following the receipt of his B.S. in Science from St. Lawrence University. He has particular interest in the continuing study and use of advanced restorative processes. Dr. Viventi, who was raised in Cincinnati, enjoys golf, skiing, motorcycling, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


Norwood Dentist Dr. MaheuJohn J. Maheu, D.M.D.

Dr. Maheu joined Central Dental Associates in 1993. After receiving dual degrees from Syracuse University in Chemistry and Biology, Dr. Maheu received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University in 1993. Dr. Maheu has a special interest in implant dentistry. In his free time, Dr. Maheu enjoys fly fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.


Norwood Dentist Dr. ShomaliMaryam Shomali, D.M.D.

Dr. Shomali received her degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1990. After practicing one year of general dentistry, she entered the endodontic residency program at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry where she was awarded a Certificate of Endodontics in 1993. Dr. Shomali is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Endodontic Association. In her free time she enjoys skiing, hiking, and cooking.


Central Dental Associates dentist Dr. FarisCaroline B. Faris, D.M.D., D.M.Sc.

Dr. Faris graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a D.M.D. degree and a Certificate in Periodontology. In addition, Dr. Faris earned a Doctor of Medical Sciences (D.M.Sc.) in Oral Biology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Faris specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as in dental implants and bone and tissue regeneration. Dr. Faris has received numerous awards in recognition of her academic, clinical, and research accomplishments.


Central Dental Associates dentist Dr. StoddardDr. Robert Stoddard

Before starting his career as a dentist, Dr. Stoddard served in the US Army from 1975-1978. His undergraduate degree is in English from Tufts University and he received his DMD from Boston University. Dr Stoddard completed his residency at Boston City Hospital and then found himself in Norwood where he met Dr. Paul V Riley and purchased Dr Riley's general dental practice. Before joining CDA, Dr. Stoddard owned and operated Dr Riley's practice for 27 years. Dr. Stoddard is interested in following the latest technologies and standards of care in the dental field. On a personal note, Dr. Stoddard raises bees, and has interest in painting, writing/reading, films, and farming.


Central Dental Associates Dr. MattosDr. Ana Mattos

Dr. Ana Mattos grew up in Brazil and moved with her family to the United States while in high school. She attended the University of Michigan and received her B.S degree in Cultural Anthropology and Biology. In Boston she completed a Masters in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine and continued her studies to earn her dental degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2012. Dr.Ana Mattos continued to focus in general dentistry by completing two years of residency through the Lutheran Medical Center. Following her General Residency Program in Dentistry in New York, she returned to Michigan for the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry. Dr. Ana Mattos enjoys working with both children and adults and is committed to deliver the best care to her patients. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish and truly enjoys the interaction with patients from different cultures. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, traveling and exploring new places.

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