Akram E. Rafla, D.M.D.

Meet Dr. Rafla

Dr. Rafla attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, earning a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 1990. In 1993 he completed a specialty certification in periodontics. Dr. Rafla also interned at the University of South California School of Dentistry, where he received the recognition of chief resident. In addition to being a member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Rafla is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Implantologists, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Worcester District Dental Society. Dr. Rafla is a diplomat of the International College of Oral Implantology and works with Spear Study groups and the International Team of Implantology.

Dr. Rafla has been practicing in the area for over 22 years and continues to provide excellent, state-of-the-art periodontal care to all of his patients. Dr. Rafla incorporates the latest proven dental technology to create a superior clinical environment. As a part of his commitment to ongoing education, Dr. Rafla organizes and lectures in monthly continuing-education meetings, including Spear Study groups and the Central Massachusetts Implant Team of Implantology group.

When not at the office, Dr. Rafla enjoys squash, hiking, soccer, and volleyball. His family includes his wife, Dr. Marta Rafla, and two sons, Samuel and Daniel.


"The whole staff and office is so professional! Dr Rafla makes you feel at ease as he takes the time to explain all procedures to you. I would highly recommend this practice!"



"Dr.Rafla is an extraordinary periodontist. He is extremely skilled and very compassionate.He is sensitive to his patient’s comfort and quickly responds to his patient’s needs.Dr.Rafla’s periodontal surgery on me was as close to “pleasant” as is humanly possible! Dr.Rafla’s staff is also very friendly,helpful, and just plain nice. Thank you,immensely,Dr. Rafla~ Elizabeth Ball"



"I’ve gone to Dr. Rafla for a long time, and am satisfied with results."



"I am terrified of dentists but was having issues so I was referred to Dr Rafla's office. The entire staff was reassuring and kind. Dr Rafla took the time to talk to me and understand my goals so we could make a plan together. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr Rafla and his team!"



"Great office the best"



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