James J. Hanratty, D.D.S.

Meet Dr. Hanratty

Meet Dr. HanrattyAfter graduating from Texas A & M University with a degree in Biology, Dr. Hanratty received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1983. In 1988, he obtained his certificate in Periodontics at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine. In addition, he completed a certificate in Implantology at the Branemark Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. Hanratty is a former Assistant Clinical Instructor at Tufts University, and he is currently a visiting lecturer in Periodontology and Implantology at Tufts University and Harvard University. His private practice focus is on Implants and Soft Tissue Grafting. His professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the North Shore District Dental Society, of which he is a past president. Dr. Hanratty has lectured extensively throughout the USA and Europe on Periodontology and Implantology, and has written a chapter in the textbook: Periodontal Therapy, Clinical Approaches and Evidence of Success. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

When not at the office, Dr. Hanratty prefers to spend time with his wife Linda, and their three kids Ryan, Alli, and Meagan. A resident of Marblehead, Dr. Hanratty has interests in all outdoor activities, particularly biking and boating.

The Perico Group

5 out of 5 stars based on 20 Dr. Hanratty reviews.

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This office gives you a friendly atmosphere with very helpful and knowledgeable personnel.

- Annette M

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Dr. Hanratty is the best! If I ever need oral surgery again down the road....he is the man!!!

- Joan B

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Joannie was a great hygienist and made my first visit since Covid breakout easy; Dr. Hannratty also eased my anxst about a jaw ache. Thank you to Jane for checking me out at end of visit. Facility clean and cautious during this time!!

- Glicka K

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Friendly staff. Caring providers. Quite surprised to receive a check-in call from Dr Hanratty the evening of my procedure.

- Kathleen C

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I am very happy with Perico I wish they were open Saturday’s .

- Margie R

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Friendly and skillful service

- Ramona R

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Can’t find any room for improvement. A really well run operation at all levels.

- Bruce B

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Pre consultation visit for probable #18 extraction and implant.

- Eric S

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Nancy cared for me today, and she was amazing! And, the massage chair helped ease my nervousness. I had a very pleasant experience overall. Thank you.

- Martha G

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Doctor Hanratty, thank you for take care of me, and all the staff thank you for been so nice, I`m looking forward to see you all again soon, if anyone needs especial treatment please check Perico, best place in New England.

- Wilson B

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The best!

- Michael P

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This was my first dental procedure, not including cleanings, since braces and I was very nervous. Everyone from the front desk to Dr. Hanratty, his assistants, and Corinne, the treatment coordinator, was very pleasant and professional. I would certainly return to this practice and highly recommend them!

- Amy T

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Each time I come there the staff is very welcoming. They make the patient feel comfortable from the time you step into the office. They are always pleasant and easy to talk too which means a lot to a patient as myself who gets apprehensive about visiting the dentist. Dr. Hanratty is kind and friendly and takes time to listen to his patients and explains the procedure in a way that the patient can understand. I would definitely recommend this office to others.

- Sandra F

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I don’t think I’ve ever encountered such a happy, friendly and efficient office. You the best!

- Ken T

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What an excellent team of professionals. I’m very fortunate!

- Gerry G

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Why I travel over three hours, one way, for treatment at Perico. Immediate response to dental needs, informative explanation of service, polite and courteous staff, unified team working to provide me with the best available options in and out of the office. Thank you!!!!  

- Drew H

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I have the utmost faith that I receive the best possible advice and dental care at Perico.

- Emily C

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I've been visiting the Swampscott office but the Reading location is much more convenient for me. My first visit to Perico in Reading was great! Easy to find. Everyone was very personable, and professional and Dr. Hanratty is the BEST! (I'm sure all of the doctors are great but Dr. Hanratty is the doctor for me).

- Lou M

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My appointment was for a cleaning. Joanie is always thorough and excellent.. Dr Hanratty as well. It is a Great practice if you have to go to the dentist. 🙂 I have been going to Perico for over twenty years. They are the BEST!!

- Barbara A

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Outstanding from front desk staff to the wonderful dentist . Just can't ask for better service

- Kathleen M

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