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380 Merrimack St, Suite 3C, Methuen, MA 01844

Meet Your Doctors

Thomas P. Torrisi, D.D.S.

“My passion is my practice, and my practice is made up of my patients, staff and colleagues. We have developed a well-rounded family practice that focuses on prevention of dental disease and restoration, when necessary. I also have a passion for cosmetic dentistry with a conservative aspect that best fits the needs for each patient as an individual.” – Dr. Thomas Torrisi

It’s clear that Dr. Torrisi values his patients and staff, but what do they value about him?

“Dr. Torrisi is always greeting me with a smile and takes time to explain what he is doing and for what reason. He has a very special technique when using the local anesthetic. I don’t feel the injection itself and the procedure is pain free. Every time someone is looking for a dentist, I refer them to Dr. Torrisi without hesitation. He has been my dentist for the past 12 years.” – Lucie

“In my 55+ years, this is the most polite, well-run dental organization, with commitment to quality for their patients. Year after year, Dr. Torrisi and his staff continually strive for excellence in all areas of patient care.” – AnnaMarie

“Dr. Torrisi loves dentistry and is dedicated to patient care and satisfaction. Simply put, he is a perfectionist who is proud of his profession. I have worked in many offices during my career and this is by far the best practice.” – Staff member

Dr. Torrisi grew up in Greater Lawrence and graduated from Central Catholic High School. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He completed a U.S. Naval Internship at Chelsea Naval Hospital, and he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

Dr. Torrisi’s memberships include:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Massachusetts Dental Society – Board of Trustees
  • Merrimack Valley District Dental Society
  • Treasurer, 1975-1989
  • District Peer Review Committee, 1985-present
  • Greater Lawrence Study Club
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Pierre Fouchard Academy
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists

Dr. Torrisi is married and has three children and four grandchildren. He loves to travel and is an avid golfer.

Patricia Burba, D.M.D.

“Treat every patient as if they were family, and you can’t go wrong.” – Dr. Patricia Burba.

Dr. Burba’s efforts to treat each patient as a family member don’t go unnoticed:

“Dr. Burba is so caring.” – MaryAnne

“This was my first visit with Dr. Burba. I liked her a lot!” – Jane

“Dr. Burba has a gentle, calm manner, and her personality shines through in her relationship with patients. She has the ability to make even the most nervous patient feel at ease.” – Staff member

Dr. Patricia Burba is a graduate of Wellesley College and The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She also received post-graduate training in advanced restorative dentistry at The Dawson Academy. She has been practicing dentistry in Massachusetts since 1995.

Dr. Burba’s memberships include:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

In addition to working full time, Dr. Burba enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her favorite hobbies include scuba diving, playing guitar, camping and hiking. She recently passed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Advanced Scuba Diving Certification and looks forward to exploring new dive sites in the future.

Jennifer Shannon, D.M.D.

Dr. Jennifer Shannon grew up on Long Island, New York and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society. In 2010, Dr. Shannon received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) at Tufts University, where she was on the Dean’s List for Honors in the National Board Exam. Dedicated in pursuing excellence in her field, she chose to complete a General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. During her residency, she received further training in treating complex restorative cases, dental emergencies, and medically compromised patients.

Dr. Shannon’s memberships include:

  •           American Dental Association
  •           Massachusetts Dental Society
  •           Merrimack Valley District Dental Society

Dr. Shannon strives to provide a comfortable and personalized experience to her patients. She makes her patients feel at ease while providing quality and esthetic dentistry. Dedicated in providing her patients with the latest advances in dentistry, Dr. Shannon is certified in same-day CAD/CAM E4D crowns and trained in administering Botox and dermal fillers.

In her free time, she enjoys yoga, baking, and spending time with her husband.