Meet Dr. Folan

Dr. Michael Folan has lived in the Boston area his whole life.  He was born in Cambridge to parents who emigrated from the Aran Islands (Ireland).  Dr. Folan grew up in Somerville and attended Matignon High School. He met his wife (Laurie) the first day of classes at Boston College, where they graduated together in 1977.  Dr. Folan attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and earned his doctorate degree in 1981. 

After earning his dental degree, Dr. Folan went directly into private practice.  He was first located on Melville Avenue in Dorchester and in 1996 he moved across town to 722 Adams Street.  In May 2013, Dr. Folan moved down the street to 760 Adams Street into a brand new facility.  After a fire destroyed this office, he built a new office and re-opened his practice at 540 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester.  His current office has all the latest equipment and technologies. 

Dr. Folan loves dentistry and cannot imagine any other career. He takes pride in helping his patients keep healthy smiles and enjoys the relationships he has developed with them over the years.  Dr. Folan feels everyone is unique and interesting and takes pleasure in listening to his patients.  The many things he learns from them constantly surprise him!

Dr. Folan is a member of the MDS (MA Dental Society) and the ADA (American Dental Association).  He continuously takes courses, seminars and workshops in order to remain current with the latest trends, treatments and technology in dentistry.  In addition, Dr. Folan networks and consults with local dentists and specialists.

Outside of the office, Dr. Folan has a variety of interests.  He is very health-conscious and exercise is part of his daily routine. Dr. Folan enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid gardener.  He and his wife are passionate about travel and have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.  In addition, Dr. Folan likes to entertain and spend time with family and friends.