In addition to our technical skills and professional qualifications, every member of our staff is caring and friendly and will help you and your family feel welcome and comfortable when you visit our office. We make a point of learning and understanding every patient’s individual needs, and we take great pride in our work. We have set our standards high and strive every day to meet these standards.
Our staff members are deeply committed to continuing education in order to stay on top of recent developments in our respective fields so that we can always bring you the very best care using current advancements and technology. If you have any worries or concerns at all, please don’t hesitate to bring them to the attention of a staff member. We will do everything we can to make sure that your questions are answered.
Dr. Paul Appelbaum
Dr. Paul Appelbaum is committed to providing comprehensive Dentistry for his patients. He strongly believes that patient educationis the key to preventing oral health problems long before they ever occur. Dr. Appelbaum graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and completed a one year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany, New York.
Dr. Appelbaum is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Rhode Island Dental Association. He takes numerous continuing education classes each year to stay up to date on the latest science and technology advances in Dentistry so he can better serve his patients.
Dr. Appelbaum takes his compassion and care for his patients to the next level and, as he puts it, “caters to cowards.” The comfort of his patients is one of his top priorities. Dr. Appelbaum is happily married with three children and two wonderful daughters-in-law. He also has a granddaughter, Sloan Emma, and a grandson, Evan Ryan. Besides enjoying time with his grandchildren, he is an avid runner and health enthusiast.
“Dentistry is my passion! I am committed to keeping your smile beautiful and healthy. I am looking forward to working with you and your family to create the amazing smiles that you deserve.”
Dr. Richard Glick
Dr. Richard L. Glick, our staff Periodontist and licensed Invisalign provider, is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC. Upon graduation he spent two years in the U.S. Air Force working as a dentist in the US and overseas.After completing his postdoctoral training in Periodontics, he opened his practice in Cranston, Rhode Island.
Throughout the years he has held numerous academic positions and lectured on emerging dental techniques. He was at the forefront of implant technology and was one of the first dentists in the Rhode Island area to receive accreditation to provide patients with this innovative new dental technology.
Karen, Administrative Coordinator / Certified Dental Assistant
Karen, our Administrative Coordinator, schedules and coordinates patient care. In addition to Karen’s administrative duties, she is also a Certified Dental Assistant and can also be found assisting Dr. Appelbaum and Dr. Glick. Karen is not only an efficient and conscientious employee; she also brings a great deal of fun and laughter to our office. Her interests include spending time with her family and teaching martial arts.
“I love to help and support patients who are fearful of the dentist so they can proceed with treatment and have the healthy, happy smile that they have always dreamed about!”
Jackie, Patient Coordinator
Jackie, our Front Desk Patient Coordinator, will assist you in scheduling appointments, inform you about your dental insurance coverage and help you with any questions or concerns that you may have.
“I enjoy working with our patients, sharing in their adventures, and helping to put smiles on their faces!”
Jean, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jean, a Registered Dental Hygienist, is a crucial part of our practice team and is known for providing exceptional care to each and every one of our patients. She has an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island. Her husband, son, daughter, and of course her 2 dogs, are her pride and joy. Her interests include travel and spending time with friends and family.
” I love what I do, I love the people I work with and most of all, I love the interaction with our patients. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to change someone’s life by giving them the confidence to smile!”
Sheila, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sheila, a Registered Dental Hygienist, is deeply committed to providing our patients with top notch care at every visit. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. Sheila adores her two children and her two dogs Toby and Milo! She has a passion for gardening and loves to spend quiet time relaxing around her koi pond.
“My love of dental hygiene and desire to provide the best service to my patients has been very rewarding. I enjoy the opportunity to help my patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health”