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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 HYGIENIST
Rose graduated from Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Dental Assisting Program in 2014 and CCRI Dental Hygiene Program in 2020. She is passionate about dental hygiene 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 see her for all of your dental hygiene needs.
Jill, DENTAL HYGIENIST
Jillian is a passionate dental hygienist who graduated from Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Dental Hygiene Program in 2002. She continued her education in dental hygiene receiving a Bachelor’s of Health Science from Rhode Island College in 2016 and a Masters of Science from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2018. Jillian resides in Lincoln RI, with her husband Corey, four daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and shopping.
Lisa Clapper, PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Lisa joined our office team in July, 2022 with 15 years as a certified dental assistant and more
than 20 years in the dental field. She always loved going to the dentist in high school which led
to her passion for dentistry. She loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also loves
all kinds of music and loves spending time near water.