Our Doctors

Denise Shapiro DDS, MA

Dr. Denise Shapiro was the first practicing female periodontist and is currently one of only five board-certified periodontists in Rhode Island. She built and maintains a beautiful state-of-the-art periodontal office on the East Side of Providence. She has been practicing periodontal therapy (gum treatment) since 1987 and has created a reputation as an outstanding clinician. Dr. Shapiro enjoys her relationship with her referring dentists in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has established excellent communication with them. That, as well as her attention to detail and follow-through with the patients allows her to give individualized and special treatment for her patients. Dr Shapiro has performed volunteer dentistry on orphan children in Bolivia, Panama and Cambodia, and participates with the Donated Dental Services program. She is best known for her esthetic procedures including gum recontouring (esthetic crown lengthening) and connective tissue grafting.

Denise Shapiro is a graduate of Emory University and Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Her post graduate training was done at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Shapiro became Board Certified in 1993 as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. She has served on the American Dental Association Council on Insurance as well as the Committee on the New Dentist. Dr. Shapiro is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honors Society. In 1996 she was inducted into the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Danika CrabtreeDanika Crabtree DMD, MS

Dr. Danika Crabtree has been a part of our team since 2012 and is a lifelong Rhode Island resident. Dr. Crabtree has extensive training in dental implants and will continue to place implants as well as perform osteotomy and lateral wall sinus lifts. As a periodontist, she has brought her esthetic eye to the placement of implants, especially in the upper anterior area, the most difficult area to treat. Dr. Crabtree also performs extractions, including third molars, both boney and partially boney impacted. In addition to other periodontal non-surgical and surgical therapy, she is trained to administer Botox and Dermal fillers.

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