Emergency Dental Care

We have compassion towards patient’s in pain. If you are having a dental emergency, call us at (413) 549-6270 and we’ll take care of you. We strive to treat dental emergencies on a same day basis. Our office understands that unexpected dental emergencies occur. We reserve time on our schedule to meet the demands that tooth pain or discomfort can create. Nervous? Nitrous oxide and other calming solutions available.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken Tooth
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Need for Root Canal
  • Toothache
  • Wisdom teeth pain
  • TMJ or Jaw Pain / Lock Jaw
  • Sensitivity
  • Active Decay or painful cavity

I needed an emergency appointment for a broken tooth, and walked into Dr. K’s office with no foreknowledge of the office’s reputation. While visiting the dentist is rarely, if ever, at the top of anyone’s “bucket list,” the practice at Triangle Family Dental makes such a necessity the most calm, relaxed and trustworthy office visit imaginable. Thank you!

Michael B.

Restorative Dentistry Procedures and Treatments Amherst MA

Restorative Services

Your smile today may not be as brilliant as it once was. Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Triangle Family Dentistry changes lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!


Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth? If so, you may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings or restorations. When the decay has been removed from the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. However, with new advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings, resulting in a long-lasting, brighter, whiter smile. The new tooth-colored material is bonded to the teeth for a stronger restoration.

Implants – Restoration

Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or a denture? Do you wear ill-fitting or loose dentures right now? If so, Triangle Family Dental wants to improve your quality of life with dental implants. As the prosthetic that most closely mimics nature’s design, dental implants serve as substitute tooth roots. Each implant is strategically placed in the jaw where bone integrates with it to create a solid foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Benefits of dental implants: • Promote bone retention • Eliminate slipping, loose, wobbly dentures • Don’t require support from healthy teeth • Can last a lifetime • Look, feel, and function like natural teeth Ask us today for more information on dental implants.

Implant-Supported Dentures

While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures, such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and chewing. Implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.


After a tooth loss, your appearance transforms, and your confidence can fade. With dentures, you can regain your confident, normal life even after the loss of your teeth. Offering only the most advanced, removable dentures to best fit you, Triangle Family Dental will guide you every step of the way. Our team creates custom dentures made especially for you and helps you select the shade and shape. You walk away with great fitting dentures that look just like natural teeth, and smiling is just the beginning.

Dentures - Partial Dentures Patient

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. A partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The partial denture is removable and is designed to fit comfortably, blending in with any remaining teeth. This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural-looking smile, while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.


You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Triangle Family Dental uses a tooth-like crown made of porcelain or gold to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped or broken teeth, gaps in teeth, and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns mimic natural-looking teeth in both shape and color.


If you have lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile, left uncorrected, can create significant problems for your dental health. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to efficiently chew in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap, resulting in discomfort, pain, and more future problems. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Triangle Family Dental creates a functional, natural-looking bridge to correct your smile, to restore your bite, and to alleviate your discomfort.


Sometimes effectively removing tooth decay requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is then replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Triangle Family Dental customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Now, however, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.


Early Warning of Oral Pathogens

MyPerioPath® is our most widely used test for the detection of oral pathogens that cause gum disease and threaten oral & systemic health. MyPerioPath® provides early warning of oral pathogens to enable the personalization of periodontal treatment.

The pathogens tested for in MyPerioPath® can help determine if a patient is at increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Stroke and birth complications. MyPerioPath® test identifies the following type(s) of oral bacteria:

  • (Aa) Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
  • (Pg) Porphyromonas gingivalis
  • (Tf) Tannerella forsythia
  • (Td) Treponema denticola
  • (En) Eubacterium nodatum
  • (Fn) Fusobacterium nucleatum/periodonticum
  • (Pi) Prevotella intermedia
  • (Cr) Campylobacter rectus
  • (Pm) Peptostreptococcus (Micromonas) micros
  • (Ec) Eikenella corrodens
  • (Cs) Capnocytophaga species (gingavalis, ochracea, sputigena)

Order a second MyPerioPath® after therapy or annually, and receive a complimentary MyPerioProgress® report outlining bacterial changes! This valuable tool allows you to measure success and track progress for a more personalized therapy. All of our salivary diagnostic tests can be ordered from the same simple oral rinse collection.


OraRisk® HPV Complete Genotyping

Determine Increased Risk for HPV Related Oral Cancers

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups in the world (and is a manifestation of the HPV virus in the mouth, and is primarily found in the oropharyngeal complex). Specific types of oral HPV are now considered to be separate and serious risk factors for developing oral cancers. Early detection and identification of the presence or absence of oral HPV is important, as early oral HPV infections do not typically cause any clinical signs or symptoms.

OraRisk® HPV Complete Genotyping enables the clinician to establish increased risk for oral cancer and determine appropriate referral and monitoring conditions. OraRisk® HPV Complete Genotyping identifies a total of 51 types of oral HPV.

  • High Risk Genotypes: 16, 18, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 82
  • Low Risk Genotypes: 2a, 6, 11, 32, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 55, 57, 61, 62, 71, 72, 74, 77, 81, 83, 84, 89
  • Unknown Risk Genotypes: 41, 49, 60, 75, 76, 80, 85

All of our salivary diagnostic tests can be ordered from the same simple oral rinse collection.





General Dentistry Dr. Coln

General Dentistry

Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. Triangle Family Dental’s team is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and to providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry.

Technology Dr. Coln


Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. Triangle Family Dental utilizes the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your visit and your continued excellent health.

Special Needs Dr. Coln

Special Needs

The Triangle Family Dental team understands that many patients are anxious about visiting the dentist. Your comfort and peace of mind are our highest priority. Regardless of your age, Dr. K and her team make sure to explain every step of the appointment.


Triangle Family Dental Spa
203 Triangle St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Office: 413-549-6270
Fax: 413-549-6282

Located downtown near:
the Amherst rotary
Amherst High School
UMASS Amherst.

PVTA Bus route friendly.


Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

8:30 AM– 2:00 PM

No insurance? No Problem. Ask us about our Membership Club Program.