Meet Dr. David Archibald

“Each day, I come into the office and strive to do my best for my patients. Whether I’ve helped a patient out of pain or given a patient a more beautiful smile, at the end of the day, I know that I have improved people’s lives, at least as far as their oral health is concerned. Having a positive effect on so many people is what is most rewarding.” — Dr. Archibald

Dr. David Archibald graduated from Tufts University and is an honors graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, he received two years of additional training, first as a general practice resident in hospitals in western Massachusetts and then at Harvard hospitals dealing with the oral aspects of cancer treatment. In addition to his dental degree, Dr. Archibald holds a Doctorate of Science (ScD) in cancer biology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Archibald was a tenured associate professor at the University of Maryland Dental School and lectured at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for several years. He is the author of more than 70 medical and dental publications.

To maintain the best level of care for his patients, Dr. Archibald is committed to keeping current with the latest advances in clinically proven, evidence-based dental treatments and technology. He takes many hours of continuing education each year, to evaluate developments and expand his skills for the benefit of his patients and their smiles.

His professional memberships include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • Academy of General Dentistry, fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • OKU Dental Honor Society

Dr. Archibald grew up in Melrose and has lived in West Newbury for almost 25 years. He and his wife Marilyn have three great children who are mostly grown now. With the kids out of the house, the couple focuses their energy on their Australian shepherd Truman, their horse Chandler, and two cats Eloise and Toast.

Dr. Archibald’s favorite activities include spending time with his family, working in the yard, racing his sailboat, and doing obstacle course races. He is also a selectman in the Town of West Newbury, a wonderful way for him to help the town government run better.