“Dear Friends,

It is with deep sadness that I need to inform you that I am retiring from the practice I began back in 1983 effectively immediately. The realities of the corona virus have made the practicing of dentistry for me untenable. This was a very difficult decision to come to grips with, but after consultation with my physician I have decided it is prudent for myself and my family.

After the sale of the practice to Dr. Carrie Reddish 5 years ago, I decided to remain on because the long standing relationships I had made with many of you was extremely important to me. I was not prepared to give that up. Unfortunately, Covid has forced me to give such a quick notice of retirement and for that,  I am deeply sorry.

When  a vaccine becomes available in the future I hope to continue dentistry part time on Martha’s Vineyard.

I wish you all the very best and please know it has been a pleasure and on honor treating many of you for these 37 years.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any of your concerns.

My contact information is:

Stay safe & be well,



From the office: We will be creating a journal for Dr. Polansky as a gift comprised of staff and patient experiences, memories or sentiments for Dr. Polansky. If you would like to contribute to this journal please email your experiences, memories or sentiments to drpolanskymemories@gmail.com. If you happen to be in the office, we will have the journal here that you may add to as well.

Thank you!