Our Periodontal Pratice


We look forward to providing you a periodontal experience that is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We will do our best to provide you with the best possible dental care in a friendly environment. Get to know us by reading about our team or our doctors.


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Practice Philosophy

Our goal is to help you attain the highest level of dental health you choose to reach. We will help you attain this level of health at whatever speed you desire. We will always present all treatment options for your situation and will discuss all options with you.


Team Approach

Our office functions as a team. We are very proud of our training, skill and ability of our staff members. During your relationship with our office, you will come into contact with our team members. While each member of our team has individual responsibilities, we are all ready to do whatever might be necessary to help you at all times.


Office Hours

Office visits are arranged by appointment at the earliest mutual convenience. We are computerized in our appointment scheduling so we can find times that best meet your scheduling needs.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 5:30. Certain days are reserved for surgical treatment.


Appointment Cancellations

The nature of our service is such that whenever we reserve an appointment for you, it is not possible to schedule another procedure at the same time. If you do not use that time reserved exclusively for you, that time is not used. Thus, a fee may be charged if you do not cancel your appointment with a minimum of 2 business days notice for non-surgical procedures and 4 business days for surgical procedures.


Emergency Coverage

If you have an emergency, we are ready to see you any day if necessary. To minimize waiting, please call as early as possible in the day to advise us of your situation. If you are a patient of record and need attention after office hours, you can call the office number and either Dr. Shapiro or a periodontist colleague will answer your call.


Periodontal Team

Donna, Office Manager
Donna, Office Manager

Donna has returned to the office after a nearly 14 year hiatus as our office manager. She combines her 23 years as a dedicated dental hygienist with her 13 years of accounting and finance to help guide and support our patients. Donna has outstanding interpersonal skills and wants to ensure that all patients have a positive experience. She is well versed in all insurance plans and will handle all of your financial payment arrangements.

Kenia, Scheduling Coordinator
Kenia, Scheduling Coordinator

Kenia graduated from Cranston Adult Education Dental Office Management Program in 2016. She enjoys being the first person to welcome our patients to our office, and the last to ensure their visit was a positive one. Kenia is bilingual. She emigrated from Mexico when she was 3 years old. Outside of work she likes to go to the gym and spend time with her family.

Jackie, Dental Hygienist
Jackie, Dental Hygienist

Jackie has been a hygienist in our office for over a decade, continuing to care for our patients with dedication and compassion. She has been in the dental profession for over 35 years, first as a certified dental assistant and then dental administrator before continuing her education at CCRI, where she became certified as a dental hygienist, graduating in 1990. She enjoys her role as a caring hygienist and educator in oral health.

Tammy, Dental Hygienist
Tammy, Dental Hygienist

Tammy is the newest member to join our team. She graduated from Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Dental Hygiene Program in 2012. She values working for Drs. Shapiro and Crabtree who are nurturing to their staff as they are to their patients. Tammy enjoys developing a rapport with her patients so she can better educate them on their specific treatment plans. This collaborative relationship helps to develop the highest level of individualized patient care in an atmosphere of trust and compassion.

Tina, Dental Assistant
Tina, Dental Assistant

Tina graduated from Massasoit Community College dental assisting program in 2004. She has been a surgical assistant in the office over ten years. She knew upon graduating from school that she wanted to work in a periodontal office . Tina is very happy to be working with such passionate doctors as Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Crabtree who care about their patients, and enjoys the professional team of women colleagues. She enjoys interacting with the patients and comforting them during their surgical procedures. This is the only office she has worked in and would not trade it for the world. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and friends.

Rose, Dental Assistant
Rose, Dental Assistant

Rose graduated from Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Dental Assisting Program in 2014. She is passionate about dental assisting and is always willing to lend a helping hand to all patients as well as the doctors and other staff members. Rose emigrated from Armenia in 2007 and is not only fluent in Armenian but also Russian. She is an incredible asset to the office and we hope you have the opportunity to work with her.