George McEachern III, DMD
Dr. George McEachern, the founder and inspired leader of CPDA, has dedicated his life’s work to Pediatric Dentistry. Since establishing the practice in 1970, he has centered his philosophy on providing holistic, child-based care, and has steadily guided CPDA’s development into one of the most well-regarded “dental homes” for children in the region.
Dr. McEachern’s caring, personal approach inspires incredible loyalty in his patients. In fact, when you visit our office, you can often find Dr. McEachern catching up with a former CPDA patient who is now a parent—or even grandparent—of a current patient! His colleagues are equally dedicated. Through unmatched leadership, he has developed a team focused on providing exceptional, individualized care and an environment where children and families feel safe, comfortable, and respected.
Dr. McEachern specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Interceptive Orthodontics, and Esthetic Bonding and has over 40 years of orthodontic training. Originally from Bangor, Maine, he developed a keen interest in science and art while at high school in Ashland, Massachusetts. Those twin passions, plus aspirations toward a career in service to people, eventually led him to the field of dentistry.
In 1966, Dr. McEachern earned his DMD from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. He then served as a United States Air Force dental officer at RAF Lakenheath in England (he retired as a USAF Captain). Following his service, he returned to Boston to complete an internship and residency at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, graduating in 1970 and opening CPDA, the first pediatric dental practice in Cambridge.
Throughout his career, Dr. McEachern has been a true treatment pioneer. He was an early practitioner in Straight-Wire Orthodontics and Posterior Composite Restoration in the 1970s, both of which have since become the modern standard of care in pediatric dentistry. He was also an innovator in treatment outcomes by being one of the first to welcome families into the treatment area as well as being a leader in minimizing the use of X-Rays in pediatric dentistry. He continually embraces the newest technologies in practice management systems, equipment, and orthodontic appliances to ensure optimal treatment for his patients and a positive experience for the entire family.
Dr. McEachern is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He feels that mentoring young doctors and really getting to know his patients and their families as they grow are the most rewarding aspects of his vocation.
Outside of work, Dr. McEachern enjoys golf, skiing and travel. He and his wife, Patricia, who has been a supportive partner in the success of the practice, have four adult children and three grandchildren. They enjoy spending summers together at Martha’s Vineyard.