Christopher W. Peluso, D.M.D, M.D.S
A board-certified orthodontist who continues to go beyond the norm for his patients.
Dr. Chris Peluso was born in Torrejón de Ardoz in Spain while his father, Dr. Joseph Peluso was stationed there when serving in the Air Force. Unfortunately, Dr. Chris only lived there until his first birthday so his Spanish is a little rusty.
His family then moved back to the States and he grew up in Cumberland, RI. Dr. Chris attended high school at Bishop Feehan in Attleboro, MA. He then spent 11 years attending university and dental schools in Connecticut.
After qualifying as an orthodontist, he joined his father’s practice, Peluso Orthodontics. He now lives in Hopkinton, MA with his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Blake (who he met in residency) and his two children, Lucas and Isabella.
Dr. Chris always knew he wanted to be an orthodontist. The main motivation was, like most boys, that he wanted to be like his dad. Besides that, Dr. Chris was drawn to dentistry because of the mixture of art and science. At school, he loved art class and had a natural amptitude for science, so dentistry seemed like a natural fit.
Since becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Chris has enjoyed sharing his fun personality with our patients and amazing team. He especially loves to hear children laughing and actually enjoying their time in the office. What’s more, he finds huge satisfaction when a new patient looks in the mirror for the first time after taking off their braces. They are always amazed by the beautiful smile reflecting back at them.
Away from dentistry, Dr. Chris’s favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends, especially watching Boston sports (Go Pats!). He stays fit by attending CrossFit and SwimRun. He is also an avid reader and loves sci-fi/fantasy books.
Dr. Chris's Credentials
Dr. Augustine Kim
Just as each person is unique, so is a smile. Knowing this, Dr. Augustine takes great pride in creating beautiful smiles that are unique to that individual. The results? A life-changing transformation process that is truly priceless! This is where Dr. Augustine obtains his greatest satisfaction, knowing that he has a hand in this process and is able to make a positive impact in that person’s life.
After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance, Dr. Augustine decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by becoming a dentist and orthodontist, respectively. He attended USC School of Dentistry (as his father before him) where was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. During his four years at USC, he was recognized for his academic excellence, being placed on the Dean’s Honor list multiple times.
He also has the distinction of receiving the highest score among his classmates on the National Board of Dental Examination Part 1. Dr. Augustine completed his orthodontic residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (Boston,MA), where he was mentored by numerous world-renowned faculty.
To continue providing the best possible treatment for his patients, Dr. Augustine stays current with all of the new techniques and advancements happening in dentistry, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. He attends both local and national meetings, continuing-education courses, seminars, and hands-on training in new technologies throughout the year. Dr. Augustine is board-eligible with the American Board of Orthodontics and is currently working on becoming a diplomate of the board. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and New England Society of Orthodontists.
When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Augustine enjoys playing the piano and guitar, snowboarding, golfing, and exploring different parts of the world. He loves spending time with children, especially his nephews and nieces.
They are so flexible with scheduling appointments. Dr. Chris is very nice to his patients and always tells them what he is going to do before he does it. He and his staff are just amazing. I would recommend them to anyone.
Kayla S. (Peluso Patient)