Helping Patients Develop Healthy Smiles
Dr. Stephen Noxon loves working in private practice, because it allows him to get to know his patients and their families. He finds it enjoyable to help each person develop a healthy and beautiful smile while building a strong friendship.
Whether he’s caring for a younger patient and giving him or her a smile for a lifetime, or treating adults who are getting the smile they’ve always desired, he’s making a difference. That, for Dr. Noxon, is what orthodontic care is all about: creating positive, lasting changes for people.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Noxon earned his Undergraduate degree, Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He continued on to dental school at the University of Connecticut for his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. In order to specialize in orthodontics, Dr. Noxon completed his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Washington.
Dr. Noxon is passionate about orthodontics and typically completes more than three times the continuing education courses required to maintain his licensure. He belongs to numerous, invitation-only study clubs that put him in contact with the most well-respected orthodontists in the world.
Dr. Noxon has gained international recognition for his scientific papers and lectures at orthodontic conferences. He has received many distinctive academic awards, but none are more notable than the Milo Hellman Award, presented by the president of the American Association of Orthodontists for conducting the most meritorious research project in the United States.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
In addition to maintaining active membership in several local and state dental societies, Dr. Noxon’s notable current or former affiliations include:
- Harvard University School of Dental Medicine; clinical instructor for more than nine years
- Board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Journal of Orthodontics; ad hoc peer reviewer and article author
- Board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists
- Schulman Study Group
- New England Orthodontic Study Club
- President of the Charles River Dental Society
- Yankee Dental Congress; specialty relations co-chair, exhibits co-chair, hospitality co-chair
In the Community
Dr. Noxon has spent a lot of time volunteering with his children’s schools. He also coaches soccer and hockey. Helping his community is important to Dr. Noxon: Over the last seven years, he has raised more than $70,000 for worthy causes, including:
- Running the Boston Marathon on Team MR8 for The Martin Richard Foundation, a charity in memory of his friend’s son who was killed in the Marathon Bombings
- Running the Boston Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Cycling the Pan Mass Challenge for the Jimmy Fund
- Climbing Mt. Rainier for the American Lung Association
Dr. Noxon and his family live in Wellesley. His wife is a nurse and they have a bit of a crazy house. They have two boys, Jared and Zach, and a daughter, Chloe. The family also has a yellow lab, Charlie, and a cat, Cheeto.
The kids are very active in sports. As a group, during the course of an academic year they will play on three hockey teams, two soccer teams, two baseball teams, one lacrosse team, and one cross-country team. As you might imagine, Dr. Noxon and his wife spend a lot of time transporting the children to their events and cheering on the sidelines.
When he has time, Dr. Noxon enjoys running, cycling, and mountain climbing. He’s a fan of the Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots, and occasionally manages to read a good book, too.