Creating Beautiful Smiles

Chestnut Hill, MA


About Convivial Dental

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

Our team cares for you and your family! 

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized orthodontic care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning to align teeth and the jaws. For more complicated treatments, we work closely with other dentists and specialists to achieve your optimal dental health via restorative and esthetic dentistry. Should an orthodontic emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

High Technology / State-of-the-art

We are committed to bringing to you the most effective, modern, evidence-based technologies that improve the quality of care we provide. For example, our practice now offers digital 3D imaging to enhance our diagnostic and treatment planning process, as well as a range of state-of-the-art orthodontic methods including Invisalign for both teens and adults.

Specialty Care

All our dentists have devoted several additional years of specialty training beyond dental school to allow for high quality care via advanced education. We specialize in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.  (Dr. Cartsos and Dr. Finkelstein), Pediatric Dentistry (Dr. Udler and Dr. Zavras) and Dental Public Health (the science of prevention) (Dr. Zavras).

Dr. Vicky Cartsos

Our orthodontic team is led by Dr. Vicky Cartsos, a veteran orthodontist with many years of experience. Dr. Cartsos dental studies took place at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, one of the leading dental schools in the nation. At Tufts, Dr. Cartsos received her DMD degree, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Orthodontics and a Masters of Science. Her research concentration was in Decision Analysis.

Dr. Cartsos cares deeply for the future of orthodontics. She has been an educator at Boston University and at Tufts University, and former Program Director of Orthodontic Studies at Tufts. Currently she directs the Cleft Palate Orthodontic Team at Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Cartsos enjoys communicating with her patients and serving them one at a time.

In her free time Dr. Cartsos enjoys the outdoors, swimming, skiing, and traveling. She is the mother of two boys.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”.  That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.  We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. We strive to lead the profession via our academic commitments and are active in the discovery and evaluation of new methods of treatment. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!