Meet Our Abington Dentists

Meet Shivani Shirgavi, DMD

Dr. Shivani Shirgavi fell in love with the Boston area after graduating from college, and since then she has become firmly established in our friendly local community. Her kind, caring, sunny nature and gentle touch are extremely reassuring for our families and younger patients.

Dr. Shirgavi is especially passionate about preventative dental care and finds it extremely rewarding when she can help children and adults understand their dental health and the positive effect of good dental health can have on general health.

When not caring for her patients, Dr. Shirgavi can frequently be found at the Quincy Animal Shelter. As a committed animal lover, Dr. Shirgavi volunteers at the shelter every weekend. She also enjoys arts, music, and loves traveling or relaxing with a good book.

Dr. Shirgavi graduated with her degree in dentistry from VS Dental College in Mumbai, India, before completing her Advanced Standing Program at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.


Meet Frank Schiano, DMD

Dr. Schiano is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He completed his orthodontic training at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2018. Prior to returning to residency, Dr. Schiano was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University and practiced and taught general dentistry for almost a decade.

His service to the community goes unmatched. Dr. Schiano worked tirelessly for over five years to help form the Boston District of the Massachusetts Dental Society. A 2010 graduate of the MDS Leadership Institute, he was awarded the Massachusetts Dental Society’s “10 Under Ten” Award in 2011. He also received the 2011 American Dental Association’s Award for International Service for his leadership in Project Stretch, an international pediatric dental service organization, of which he is an active Board member. In 2014, Dr. Schiano was named one of four MDS “William McKenna Volunteer Heroes”.

When not spending time at the office with his patients, Dr. Schiano enjoys yoga, going to the movies, and eating good food with his closest family and friends.


Dr. Robert Stoddard

Dr. Robert Stoddard prides himself on providing excellent care to his patients and truly enjoys providing compassionate dentistry that prioritizes patient needs and health. He has extensive experience in all facets of dentistry, including all restorative and cosmetic care as well as laser therapy and sleep medicine.

He is passionate about staying at the cutting edge of dental technology and continuously builds on his extensive education with programs across the northeast. Before dental school, Dr. Stoddard was in the army for three years and then earned his DMD at the Boston University School of Dentistry.

Outside of the office, Dr. Stoddard raises bees, and loves to paint, write and is interested in farming.


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