Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Reading, Massachusetts

Richard J. Simons, DMD, family and cosmetic dentistry practice is conveniently located directly on Main St , (Route 28) in Reading , Massachusetts. Dr. Simons has been practicing general, family and cosmetic dentistry in Reading for 25 years.

Back in 1989, Dr. Simons took over the family dental practice of beloved Dr. Timothy Kelleher who believed in comprehensive, personalized care for every patient. Dr. Kelleher had practiced dentistry in Reading for 40 years. When Dr. Kelleher decided to retire, he hand picked Dr. Simons to take over. They agreed on many fundamental points of dentistry. They both felt it was paramount to be gentle, kind, considerate and devote each time slot to one patient at a time.

All dental offices are not created equal. At Reading Dental it is all about you . Our number one concern is to serve you, our patient, in a professional, friendly, concerned and timely manner. When you book an appointment at our office, Dr. Simons will have the time set aside just for you. Dr. Simons sees 95% of each and every appointment on time. When you need a procedure, Dr. Simons will explain, in detail, why you need it, how it is done and exactly what you can expect. Our office staff will aid in your comfort and insurance concerns making your entire experience comfortable, relaxed and with as little stress as possible. We have all the modern technology to make your visit a pleasant experience. Our state of the art office and sterilization procedures will put you at ease right away. We are always available to take care of any emergencies and any questions you may have.



We would like to welcome you to our practice by offering new patients a cleaning*, all necessary x-rays and examination for $50.00.

* Excludes gum disease. Not to be combined with any other offer.

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About Dr. Simons

Dr. Simons is one of the most caring, kind and conscientious health care professionals you could know. He is sensitive to the patient's needs at every moment during a visit. Dr. Simons will always thoroughly explain why something needs to be done, how he will do it and what you can expect afterwards. Our practice philosophy is that we see one patient at a time . Your appointment is time set aside just for you. This is not a clinic; this is a doctor's office. Because the time is set aside just for you, Dr. Simons is never in a rush and will take as much time as needed to explain whatever is necessary.

Doctor Simons received his doctorate degree from The Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. His Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology and Society was received from Clark University in Worcester.

Dr. Simons is a member of the Tri County Dental Study Club and The National Society of Dental Practitioners.

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Reading Dental is conveniently located at 270 Main Street , in Reading . Main Street is also known as Route 28.


FROM THE NORTH , take Route 28 south going through Reading Center . You will pass McDonald's on the left and Sonny's Car Wash on the right. Our office is shortly after this on the right. Look for #270.

FROM THE SOUTH , take Route 28 north passing under Route 128 (also known as 95). Go a little more than half a mile passing Finagle A Bagel on the left and look for #270 on the left.

If you are coming from a greater distance, our office is conveniently located very close to the intersection of Rt. 128(95) and Rt. 93 making access very easy.

Our office is completely handicap accessible and we have plenty of free parking.

Contact Us

Reading Dental, PC. Richard J. Simons, DMD
270 Main St.
Reading, MA 01867

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Emergency Instructions

Please call 617.605.1953

Dr. Simons will either answer the call right away or call you back within minutes. Feel free to leave a lengthy message including your name, phone number, where you can be reached and a description of your problem.

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Our Services

Dr. Simons provides a wide range of preventive, emergency, restorative and cosmetic dental services in our Reading office. These services include

  • Dental Implants
  • Endodontics (Root Canal)
  • Periodontics (Gum Disease)
  • Crown & Bridge
  • Oral Surgery
  • Dentures
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Tooth-colored fillings

The doctor and staff are always happy to discuss your dental problems with you on an individual basis to ensure that we provide the care tailored to your dental needs and goals.

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Make An Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Simons at Reading Dental, PC, please fill in the form and the office will contact you to confirm your choice of time. (All fields are required)

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Cosmetic Services

Dr. Simons offers a full range of cosmetic services including bleaching, porceaain veneers,and tooth-colored restorations.

Just some smiles both young and old


Smiles, courtesy of Dr Richard Simons

All patients shown on this page are actual patients of Dr. Simons and he completed the treatment as pictured.

The patient pictured below wanted to retain the space between the two central incisors. The left central was extracted and replaced with a dental implant and four new crowns were completed.
The case pictured below is an illustration of the improvement that bleaching can make in appearance. Minor chips were repaired with bonding at the next visit.
In the case below, a fractured decayed silver-mercury filling was replaced with a natural, tooth-colored restoration.
In the following case, a missing tooth was relaced with a bridge supported by small restorations within the adjacent teeth. This was done to preserve healthy, natural tooth structure.
The following is another tooth where the unesthetic, dark, silver-mercury filling was replaced with a naturall, tooth-colored composite resion restoration.
In the case below, four old crowns whose metal edges were beginning to show were replaced with new porocelain crowns to produce a natural smile. In the image of the old crowns, the dotted lines show the slant of the old crowns.

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Practice Philosophy

The most important feature of our practice philosophy is that we see one patient at a time. Your appointment is time set aside just for you . This is not a clinic; this is a doctor's office. Because the time is set aside just for you, Dr. Simons is never in a rush and will take as much time as needed to explain whatever is necessary.

Reading Dental and Dr. Simons believe that each patient's total health and comfort are all that matters. We are committed to caring for the whole person not just a particular ailment. Many health problems or issues begin in the mouth. Fortunately, Dr. Simons has detected the earliest stages of cancer in several patients prompting them to seek further medical attention. These patients went on to battle their disease successfully.

Of course, we are here for emergencies as well. Dr. Simons knows what it is like to have a child hit a tooth and need immediate care. The panic associated with emergency situations is what Dr. Simons wants so very much to minimize. Kindness, caring, comfort and understanding are all paramount as well. Dr. Simons will take the time to explain any and all procedures.

What we ask of our patients is that they keep their appointments unless it is absolutely necessary to reschedule. Dr. Simons does not double book or stagger patients appointment times. Therefore, when you reschedule your appointment, the time he had set aside just for you is unused. This is unfortunate in that another patient who might be experiencing pain could have used the appointment.

If you are interested in learning more or booking an appointment, please call 781.944.5020. We look forward to meeting you.

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Dr. Simons always welcomes questions or comments from patients and others. At Reading Dental PC we encourage you to express your concerns. Thanks.

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