Ronald T. Plotka, DDS, General Dentist with North Shore Centre for Laser, Cosmetic, and Family Dentistry

Get to know General Dentist Dr. Ronald T. Plotka, who serves patients in Swampscott, Massachusetts.

Dr. Plotka is a general dentist who has been delivering patient-centered dentistry for more than 40 years. He is currently serving patients’ dental needs at North Shore Centre for Laser, Cosmetic, and Family Dentistry in Swampscott, Massachusetts. The doctors and team working there offer a range of dental care from checkups, cleanings and fillings to restorative treatment. They also deliver solutions to TMJ-TMD and sleep apnea. Furthermore, they provide Invisalign® clear aligners – a virtually-invisible way to straighten teeth.

“My profession is my life: everything I do revolves around being a dentist. My team and I are dedicated to providing the best environment and care for our patients. We’re always on our game and striving to constantly better ourselves” as stated by Dr. Plotka. 

Dr. Plotka earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Principia College. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from St. Louis University. Dr. Plotka is a national lecturer on preventive techniques, bonding, capping, periodontal aspects of restoring teeth, and practice management. Dr. Plotka is the Founder of Smiles for Life teeth whitening program, as well as Founder of Breaking the Chain anti-violence program using mediation in public schools.

Dr. Plotka served as a Captain in the United States Air Force Dental Corps. Following his service, he moved into private practice in Swampscott. From 1973 to 1983, he served as a faculty lecturer and teacher at Test University School of Dentistry. 

Dr. Plotka is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Shore Dental Association of Massachusetts, the American Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Society of Osseointegration, and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a founding member of the Solea Laser with Convergent Dental and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. A general dentist, like Dr. Plotka, is a primary care dental provider who diagnoses, treats, and manages patients’ overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education. “I am committed to remaining current on developments in dentistry. The technologies being explored and implemented are constantly improving the care we offer. I must remain at the leading-edge of these changes; pursuing continuing education ensures I exceed my patients’ expectations for pain-free visits and the most incredible results” as stated by Dr. Plotka. 

Dr. Plotka attributes his success to his support from his family, as well as his dedication to providing his patients with quality care by taking continuous education courses. Dr. Plotka is an Atlantic City, NJ native who has called the Marblehead and Swampscott area home for more than 45 years. He has three amazing daughters, four grandchildren, and a dog named Lucky. In his spare time, Dr. Plotka enjoys playing tennis, golfing, and biking. He loves the beach and the ocean, with fishing and boating being his favorite pastimes. He also does a lot of reading.

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