Meet Dr. Peter Schortmann

meet dr peter schortmann

On Being a Dentist

As a dentist, I have the privilege of protecting or rebuilding an extremely important aspect of my patients’ lives: their oral health and smile. When a person has excellent dental health and is confident in their smile, their life is happier. I’m able to help people improve their mouth’s health, and the overall quality of their life.

I am honored by the trust my patients place in me. Each comes to me with their own needs and goals, and relies on me to correctly address the needs and assist them in reaching their goals. Along the way, we develop a relationship that extends beyond that of dental provider and patient: we often become friends. I look forward to each person’s visits as a time to hear the latest news and strengthen our relationship.

I particularly enjoy working with patients with dental anxiety. It’s a pleasure to help them learn that a visit to my office is nothing to dread. My team and I offer a warm and safe environment, and practice only painless dentistry. We’re here to provide reassurance and encouragement. Watching someone move from dental phobia to dental health, and positive feelings about coming to see us, is rewarding.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

I choose to participate in continuing education courses because the science and art of dentistry is expanding at laser speed. The courses I take ensure I am able to provide my patients with the best treatments and care experience possible.

I take continuing education courses through the:

  • Tufts University Dental School
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Spear Study Club
  • Shamrock Study Club
  • Cape Cod District Dental Society

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Cape Cod District Dental Society

Personal Life

After growing up in Dedham, MA, I’ve now lived in Duxbury for more than 40 years. I have a wonderful family of married and surrogate children, as well as six incredible granddaughters. When I’m not caring for my patients, I enjoy attending my granddaughters’ various extracurricular activities, including concerts, theater, dancing, swimming, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. I also enjoy golfing with friends and spending time in my garden.