Friendly Periodontist – Wellesley, MA

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Dr. Matt Hicken

Wellesley Massachusetts Dr. Matt Hicken

Dentistry is an exciting yet challenging field, but I truly enjoy every day of practice. Periodontics in particular is a fascinating field that is constantly changing and updating. New research and technology is changing the way periodontists treat patients, with increasing comfort and efficacy. And while I am passionate about saving teeth, dental implants have allowed for treatment not possible in the past and is an integral part of my practice.


  • Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-Johns Hopkins University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery-Columbia University
  • Masters of Science in Periodontics-Columbia University
  • College of Dental Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Northeastern Society of Periodontists
  • American Dental Association

Awards and Honors

  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2018
  • Boston Magazine, Top Dentist 2020

I am originally from Queensbury, NY, and now live in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. I’m a newcomer to the city but am excited to make this my new home. I spend most summer weekends in Lake George-boating, swimming, and spending time with family. I also enjoy running, skiing, cooking, and reading.