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Meet Dr. Cognata

Dr. Michael J. Cognata is a Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Forsyth Postdoctoral Orthodontic Residency graduate with over 25 years of experience in providing orthodontic care for children and adults in a private practice setting. Dr. Cognata was also able to provide 25 years of education to students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Department of Orthodontics where he taught part-time and was the director of predoctoral orthodontics and clinical instructor of postdoctoral orthodontics.


Dr. Cognata is proud to belong to the following societies:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Fellow in the American College of Dentists
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Past Secretary of the Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. Cognata is a skilled orthodontist with the education and experience to treat children and adults with the full spectrum of malocclusions and dentofacial problems. As a past instructor and director of orthodontic programs, he has been able to educate those studying to become dentists.

Real testimonials from real patients

Downtown Dental Partners Dr. Cognata Dental Exam, Specialist
I will never go anywhere else for dental services. Between Dr Canesi (both John and Ryan), Dr Cognata, and the amazing staff, you will be hard pressed to find a more professional, competent and kind group of people. They’re all awesome!
— Sue P.
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