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. Donna has been part of our team for 3 years. 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.

Jackie, Dental Hygienist
Brittney, Dental Assistant

Brittney graduated from the dental assisting program at Lincoln Tech in 2006 and is DAANCE certified. She grew up in South Kingstown and now resides in Warwick. She has worked in a number of specialty practices in her career but enjoys periodontics the most as it is the perfect combination of non-surgical and surgical procedures. She takes great satisfaction in helping patients overcome their dentalphobia and giving them the confidence to smile again. Brittney enjoys working with a strong, all female team. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking, reading and going to the beach.

Jackie, Dental Hygienist
Jackie, Dental Hygienist

Jackie has been a hygienist in our office for 15 years, 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 has been with us for 3 years. 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 for fifteen 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
Sumerlyn, Scheduling Coordinator

Sumer joined our team in January of 2019. She has worked in the health care field for 10 years as a certified medical assistant, licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner. She especially enjoys her daily interaction with patients and patients have commented on her being kind and caring and considerate. She is likely the first person you will talk to when you call the office and often the last person you will see on the way out. While not at the office, she is a mom of two boys, aged 12 and 5. In her time off, she enjoys crafting, including everything from painting to crocheting.