10 Reasons to Smile in and Around Framingham MA

This summer, Smiles in Framingham wants to give you more than just a great smile, we want to give you 10 great reasons to smile in and around Framingham MA!

1: Cochituate Rail Trail is a short trail where visitors can ride bikes and explore some of the pleasant scenery. The summer is a great time for outdoor activities and getting some exercise. Practice whole body health this summer, and enjoy yourself while doing so.

2: Kick back at Wayland Town Beach. This town beach caters to the local audience and is quite the hot spot to cool down this summer. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, and umbrella.

3: Callahan State Park is the place to visit this summer. Enjoy a stroll in the woods, and some great fun in the sun. Hikers, bikers, and dogs welcome!

4: Legal Sea Foods. A classic. People come from all over to enjoy this upmarket seafood provider. There are many reasons to smile in and around Framingham MA, fresh and famous seafood is definitely one of them.

5: Framingham Ma was founded in 1700. The city is home to over 300 different historic sites. 

6: Framingham has been leading the way in heart studies for the past 70 years. In 1948, Framingham decided to undertake a project to determine factors of aging, cardiovascular disease, and lung health. By making strides to help people overall, this city has heart.

7: Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary has lots of cool animals roaming around freely. Birds, beavers, otters, and other local species inhabit the area. A great place to visit with the whole family. Sure to bring some warmth to your life this summer.

8: Elm Bank is home to the horticultural society. This beautifully lush environment encompasses 175 acres of freedom. America the beautiful.

9: Amazing Things Art Center. Always great events going on here with opportunities to learn. Community engagement and creativity abound.

10: Movies! This summer be sure to catch some of the new movies in one of our theaters. Summer is a great time to do things with friends, even if it’s raining or you just need some time out of the sun. 

This summer, Smiles in Framingham wants you to focus on your whole health. We know that the healthier you are the better you feel, and the more enjoyment you will get out of life. This is why we are here to serve the community we love with great dental and orthodontic care. We are the family practice here for you and your loved ones. Contact us today for a reason to smile!

To all my wonderful patients and their families:


The greatest pleasures of my career are watching children grow strong and healthy and seeing smiles become more beautiful. It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of that growth and transformation. Now, however, it is time for me to slow down and share the care of my patients.


Starting in September 2022, Smiles in Framingham will merge with Moynihan Dental Specialists. I will remain with the practice, but will reduce my hours and give up administrative responsibilities. The wonderful team of people you and I have come to rely on will be staying. They will continue to help care for you. There will also be new faces, new people who will get to know and care for and about you.


Dr. Michael Moynihan is a second generation dentist and orthodontist practicing in Framingham. Dr. Mike, as he is known, is on the faculty of Boston University in the department of orthodontics. We spent two years as teaching partners supervising the Boston University orthodontic residents as they treated special needs children at Franciscan Hospital for Children. It was during that time I came to appreciate both how skilled Dr. Mike is and how much he cares about his patients. I retired from teaching prior to the pandemic, but Dr. Mike still puts much of his time and energy into teaching the next generation of orthodontists.


I met Dr. Daniel Moynihan when he was my student in 2017. Even at that time he was one of my most conscientious students. He cares deeply about all of his patients and I am proud to be associated with him. Dr. Dan is highly skilled with all aspects of orthodontics, including treatment using Invisalign and other aligners.


Dr. Katherine Moynihan and Dr. Christine Chiao are other members of the Moynihan team. Dr. Katherine Moynihan finished her orthodontic training at Boston University in 2021. Dr. Christine Chiao is a pediatric dentist, who also teaches at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.


Life is an adventure with many chapters, twists, and turns. I enter this chapter of my life looking forward to what comes next and feeling some sadness that this phase of my life is changing. For now, we will be keeping all appointments as scheduled. We will contact you individually about any appointment changes. All orthodontic contracts will be honored with care provided by the orthodontists. I have every confidence that the doctors of Moynihan Dental Specialists will provide you with excellent care for many years to come.


My very best wishes to all of you,


Dr. Deborah Himelhoch