Welcome to Pocasset Family Dental
Compassionate care, a warm environment, and experienced professionals await you and your family at Pocasset Family Dental, an affiliate of Alpha Dental Center. Using our office’s comprehensive services, our friendly team will work tirelessly to ensure you have optimal oral health. Whether you’re looking for help meeting your basic, general dentistry needs or whether you’re looking for a more complex service like dental implants, periodontal therapy, Invisalign, or teeth whitening, our goal is helping you and your family achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Meet Our Pocasset Dentists
Dr. Susan R. Cushing
After graduating Cum Laude from Boston College, Dr Cushing attended Tufts University Dental School and graduated in 1981. While going on a vacation to Idaho in 1982 she met her future husband, Curtis Miller, and decided to stay and open a dental practice. In 1998 Dr. Cushing moved back to Massachusetts to help with her aging parents. In 2003 she opened Cushing Aesthetic Dental in Pocasset which has since been voted "Best Dental Office on Cape Cod."
Dr. Cushing's dream has always been to empower the fearful dental patient to have comprehensive dental care while feeling safe and cared for. She has practiced this type of dentistry for thirty-two years; helping her patients reach their optimum level of dental health while improving their self-esteem. She does this by using her gentle and compassionate manner combined with her enthusiasm and excellent clinical skills.
She has trained extensively in all areas of cosmetic and clinical dentistry in addition to taking many courses on relaxation techniques. She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, a type of behavior counseling. Dr Cushing is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. She is also very well trained in Oral Conscious Sedation and in treating the fearful and dental phobic patient.
Dr. Cushing lives in Pocasset with her husband, Curt, and their beloved Shih Tzu, Lilly. When not doing dentistry, Dr. Cushing belongs to The Bourne Women’s Club, The Bourne Cultural Council, and the Monument Beach Sportsmen Club. Her special love is volunteering at the Friends of Falmouth Dog Shelter.
On her days off, you might see Dr. Cushing walking her dog, Lilly, along Barlow's Landing Road
Dr. J. Shakarchi
Dr. J. Shakarchi originally from the State of Michigan where he lived there for most of his life. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy Dental School receiving high honors. He moved to Boston in 2005 and eventually joined Dr. Salem and his staff of dentists in Weymouth and Pocasset. Dr. J. Shakarchi has taken hundreds of hours of Continuing Education courses in varies dental subjects specifically cosmetics, dental implants and comprehensive treatment. This is what one of our patients said about him:
"I feel compelled to share that I have been in the dental profession for many years, was still very nervous to have this procedure performed. Dr. J was extremely professional, as well as calm which helped me stay calm during treatment. I did not even feel the injection at the site of the extraction.....I look very forward to working with Dr. J for my future treatment including implants and bridge. Even though i will be traveling over an hour to see him, every mile is worth it, I will never visit another dentist now that I have been introduced to him" A.M. Abington, Ma.
All doctors are associated with Alpha Dental Care Center