FAMILY DENTIST for CHILDREN & ADULTS
985 Main Street, MELROSE, MA
Thank You for Voting Us #1 Dentists in Melrose & the Surrounding Communities - Regional Gold Award by the Readers Choice Awards since 2001
Dr. Debra Pan is 2001 Honor Graduate, Class Rank 5th in the Doctor of Dental Medicine D.M.D. Program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She was a national recipient of the American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence (A.S.D.A.), Pediatric Dentistry Outstanding Clinician Award, and President of the American Dental Education Association (A.D.E.A.) Boston University Chapter and National Council of Students.
Prior to being a dentist, Dr. Pan graduated Salutatorian with Highest Honors from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston and also, received a Master of Science in Dental Public Health and Health Care Management degree with Honors from Boston University School of Dental Medicine.
A lifelong resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Dr. Debra Pan has been practicing family dentistry for adults and children with her husband, Dr. Nelson Pan. They have been in their current Melrose location for over 20 years at Pan Dental Care.
Treating patients of all ages since 1988, Pan Dental Care of Melrose is a friendly, family owned state-of-the-art general and multi-specialty practice proudly earning their fifth consecutive Boston Magazine Top Dentist Award. This highly skilled team strives to provide the ultimate patient experience and is dedicated to personalized adult care, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic makeovers all under one roof. Husband and wife, Drs. Nelson and Debra Pan, offer gentle drill-less fillings, pain-free root canals and one-visit CEREC porcelain crowns. Their sons, Dr. Jeffrey and Dr. Jason Pan, also offer extractions, and implant placement. Pan Dental invites you to come experience a comfortable, friendly and gentle visit that exceeds the highest expectations.
Pan Dental Care is the 2018, 2019, 2020 , 2021 and 2022 recipient of the admired Boston Magazine's Best of Boston - Top Dentist Award!
Dr. Debra Pan and her husband Dr. Nelson Pan have been Voted #1 Dentists in Melrose and the Surrounding Communities - Regional Gold Award by the Readers Choice Awards since 2001.
Award-winning Best in Melrose in Dentistry since 2014 through 2022. Inducted to the Melrose Hall of Fame Award since 2017 and 2018 for winning three or more consecutive years of Best in Melrose Awards!!
Pan Dental Care's Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dental Care for Children, Periodontics, Dental Implantology private practice have all state-of-the-art dentistry. The highly skilled team are proud to provide an advanced computerized digital dentistry practice for the highest-quality dental care available.
Specialty equipment includes computerized technology for "one-visit" CEREC porcelain crowns, veneers, the Galileos 3-D digital scans, drill-less fillings, Biolase Laser for hard and soft tissue treatment, instant computerized digital x-rays, rotary root canal computerized treatment, intraoral camera, electric handpieces, Invisalign, Zoom 2! teeth whitening and much more! New patients are always welcome
In addition to private family dental practice, Dr. Debra Pan was promoted in December 2018 to Clinical Professor at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in the Department of General Dentistry. During the 2008 Boston University School of Dental Medicine's Graduation Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Debra Pan received one of the highest awards bestowed upon a faculty member at the School of Dental Medicine: The Dean Spencer N. Frankl Award for Excellence in Teaching. In the Doctor of Dental Medicine Program, Dr. Pan is a General Supervising Faculty in the Department of General Dentistry's Pre-Doctoral Patient Treatment Center and teaches clinical CEREC 3-D digital dentistry in CAD/CAM computerized technology, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics.
Dr. Debra Pan truly enjoys contributing her vast clinical knowledge and teaching expertise in national professional organizations. An active member of the American Dental Association (A.D.A), she was appointed in October 2016 to The Commission on Dental Accreditation (C.O.D.A.) as a Site Visitor in Pre-Doctoral Clinical Sciences. In June 2016, Dr. Pan was appointed as an Examiner for Dentists Licensure to The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (C.D.C.A) - Formerly the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners (N.E.R.B), and 2022 to the Western Regional Board (W.R.E.B.). She is a selected 2009 graduate of the Leadership Institute of the Massachusetts Dental Society where she has served as a Delegate representing East Middlesex in the House of Delegates, Council on Dental Education, and Speaker at the Yankee Dental Congress and Massachusetts Dental Society. In March 2016, Dr. Pan was a Research Presenter at the American Dental Education Association (A.D.E.A.) TechExpo Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Boston University School of Dental Medicine
- Doctor of Dental Medicine, Honor Graduate, Class Rank: 5/88
- American Student Dental Association - Award of Excellence
- Pediatric Dentistry - Outstanding Clinician Award
- President of the American Dental Education Association, Boston University Chapter, National Council of Students
- DMD Yearbook Editor
Boston University School of Dental Medicine
- Master of Science in Dental Public Health and Health Care Management
- Honor Graduate
Forsyth School For Dental Hygienists, Boston
- Certificate in Dental Hygiene, Class Rank: 2/96
- Salutatorian, Highest Honors, magna cum laude
- Sigma Phi Alpha Award - National Dental Hygiene Honor Society
- Dental Hygiene Associate Degree in Health Sciences
- magna cum laude
Melrose High School
- Melrose, Massachusetts
Academic and Professional Appointments
- Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
- The Dean Spencer N. Frankl Award for Excellence in Teaching - Boston University Commencement Speaker 2008
- Commission on Dental Accreditation (C.O.D.A.) - Site Visitor in Pre-Doctoral Clinical Sciences
- Examiner, Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (C.D.C.A.) - Formerly the Northeast Regional Board
- Examiner, Western Regional Board of Dental Examiners (W.R.E.B.)
- Examiner, Council of Interstate Testing Agencies (C.I.T.A.)
- Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Honorary Society
- Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Honorary Society
- American Dental Education Association - Research Presenter at TechExpo 2016
- Massachusetts Dental Society - Leadership Institute Graduate 2009
- American Dental Association
- American College of Dentists, Member Board-At-Large
- International College of Dentists
- American Dental Education Association
- American Association of Dental Boards
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- East Middlesex Dental Society
Dr. Debra Hong Pan Inducted in the American College of Dentists
Dr. Debra Hong Pan, a Family Dentist for Adults & Children at Pan Dental Care in Melrose www.PanDentalcare.com and Clinical Professor at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, was named a Fellow in the American College of Dentists (ACD), the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. The induction ceremony was held on October 18, 2018, at the American Dental Association Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.