Mary Jane Miranda, DMD
Our Westport, MA Dentist Found Her Calling at Perfect Smiles
I got into dentistry mainly because I thought it was a great opportunity to be involved not only in people's healthcare, but really having the opportunity to be able to change people's lives. One of the beauties of dentistry is, being able to create a smile for somebody can be a life-changing experience, whether it's being comfortable and getting involved in a new relationship or going after that job that they always wanted, it's really nice to be a part of that type of thing. We've gotten to see that countless times here in our office, somebody who is not confident smiling on a daily basis now being able to smile is really a life-changing experience. And to be the person who can give that to someone is really a rewarding thing.
Dr. Mary Jane Miranda has been a member of our family since she was a child, when her mother worked at Perfect Smiles. At an early age, she expressed an interest in dentistry. Her interest grew through the years, as she came to the office with her mom and saw Dr. Ahearn and other dentists at work. After graduating high school, she started working at our front desk and soon after became a certified dental assistant.
In 2007 she graduated from Rhode Island College and took a hiatus from the practice to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was so committed to becoming a dentist that she commuted to Boston from Somerset, MA every day for four years! After obtaining her degree, Dr. Miranda returned to practice dentistry where she first fell in love with the profession – at Perfect Smiles!
Dr. Miranda is an advisor to the Dental Assisting Program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. It is here where she helps steer the vocational program and students toward future success. Her involvement on the board keeps the dental program up-to-date with inside knowledge of industry trends and technologies, both cutting-edge and proven industry standards.