Serving our patients for more than 39 years
Robin has been with the practice since 1980 and has done just about everything! The common thread for her, though, has been providing outstanding care to our patients. She works closely with Dr. Romani as a Treatment Coordinator to help patients understand their treatment before it begins, getting them off to a great start. Now a grandmother, Robin loves spending time with her growing family, gardening, and hosting family dinners. If she ever retires, she will plan an RV trip around the country!
“We take pride in what we do and care about our patients’ activities both in the office as well as in their personal lives. We believe that everyone is special and like to make them feel that way.”
Serving our patients for more than 27 years
Since 1992, Kim has been making patients smile at our office. As a mother of two boys, family discussions are the norm at Kim’s chair. She loves to meet the amazing families that come to our office for their care. In the future Kim plans to travel the United States with her husband to visit every state! Kim loves what she does: “I enjoy coming to work because we have a great Doctor and wonderful Team members that all work together to treat our patients with the most care possible.”
Orthodontic Assistant for more than 19 years
Janice is great at what she does and has been with the practice since 2000. As the lead Clinical Coordinator, Janice keeps our appointments flowing smoothly in the treatment area. She enjoys working with patients and excels at making them feel comfortable at their appointments. Outside of work Janice likes walking, bike riding, and hopes to try sky diving one day! “As a Team we all understand that our priority is our patients and their care. I cherish watching our patients’ growth, it is so rewarding to see how their personalities change over time. We have been part of their journey; they have trusted us and we have shared in their special moments along the way.”
Orthodontic Assistant for more than 16 years
Tara was inspired to join the orthodontic field because she was fascinated by how you could change someone’s life for the better by giving them a smile that makes them proud and self-confident. Patients request Tara at their visits because she builds friendships with them, learning what they like and asking about their families and activities. She enjoys eating French toast and ice cream and hopes to visit Hawaii soon. If you want to know anything about 80s music trivia, just ask Tara!
Denise aka “Dee” has been working in the field of orthodontics for over 32 years! She first became an orthodontic assistant right here in Rhode Island, and then moved to upstate New York for many years before recently returning to the Ocean State and joining our team. Dee is a talented singer who enjoys doing community outreach and leading worship at her church. Her favorite part of a patient’s case is seeing the amazing results at the end of treatment, and the confidence that each patient shows with their new smile.
Orthodontic Assistant for more than 8 years
Sarah had orthodontic treatment with Dr. Romani when she was a teenager, and she loves to share her beautiful smile with others. Sarah accompanies Dr. Romani to community and school events dressed as the Tooth Fairy, helping educate local children on the importance of a healthy diet and good oral hygiene. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys knitting and crocheting, working out, and traveling to new places. She hopes to visit Australia and do a complete tour of Europe one day.
Margarita first began her dental career in NYC working with a general dentist before moving to RI and joining our team. Now with over a decade of dental and orthodontic assisting under her belt, Margarita has added the very important position of “Mom” to her resume. She values family time and likes to dance and go bike riding. “I love watching our patients grow up into mature young adults.”
Sterilization Technician for more than 13 years
Maria has been working in the practice since 2006 as a vital member of our Team. She sterilizes all of the instruments and sets ups each treatment chair before every patient. Maria brings smiles to children and adults alike when she greets them in the clinic. She oversees caring for the beautiful salt-water aquarium that is a focal point in the East Providence office. When not at work, Maria has been a member of the Holy Ghost Society for the past fifteen years serving meals and bringing joy to others.
One of our friendliest voices on the phone is Kristen. She has a calm yet confident manner that makes her great at what she does: help patients find orthodontic appointments that fit into their challenging schedules. Good thing Kristen likes sports because she is a busy soccer mom, baseball mom, and a Patriots Football fan! Fun fact: one of Kristen’s hidden talents is raising monarch butterflies.
If you look up “bubbly personality” in the dictionary, you might find a photo of Chanel! She loves to welcome people to our office, making new patients feel comfortable at their very first visit. In addition to being great on the phone, Chanel is very artistically talented which makes her handy with our fun contest promotions and decorations around the office. In her spare time, Chanel creates custom cakes and likes going to the beach with her son.
Business Manager for more than 11 years
Dan is the Business Manager for the practice and is Dr. Romani’s husband. “Working with Kirsten and this team is a complete joy. We want our patients to feel comfortable at their appointments and to enjoy their experience along the way.” Dan is a high school soccer coach and he also enjoys playing golf and collecting early American antiques. He and Dr. Romani have three teenagers and live on a small farm in the northwest corner of Rhode Island. If you would like to know more about Belted Galloway cattle, chickens for fresh eggs, or honey bees, just ask Dan.