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Dr. David Ahearn founded Perfect Smiles in 1993 and Southcoast Smiles in 2010. With well over two decades of expertise in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, he takes great satisfaction in helping fearful or apprehensive patients feel relaxed and comfortable through sedation dentistry. Cutting edge technologyand its ability to improve the lives and health of his patientsis a passion for Dr. Ahearn, who has become a noted expert in the world of dentistry. He regularly teaches advanced programs across the country and is quite often a highlighted speaker at American Dental Association sanctioned events, where he is able to share his knowledge and love of dentistry with other doctors.
Dr. Miranda has been a member of our family since she was a child, when her mother worked at Perfect Smiles. At an early age, Mary Jane expressed an interest in dentistryan interest that grew through the years, as she grew within our practice. After graduating high school, she started working at our front desk and became a certified dental assistant soon after. In 2007 she graduated from Rhode Island College and took a hiatus from the practice to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After obtaining her degree, Dr. Miranda returned to practice dentistry where she first fell in love with the profession Perfect Smiles!
After receiving her degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2008, Dr. Jyotika (Joy) Dhawan continually sought opportunities to expand her knowledge and expertise in pediatric and family dentistry, which she is extremely passionate about. Dr. Joy brings with her an unmatched desire to put all her patients at ease, while providing them with quality dentistry that will last a lifetime. Dr. Joy’s bubbly personality and compassionate nature make her so easy to work with. When not in the office, Dr. Joy enjoys a variety of activities, including cooking, DIY projects, traveling, reading and singing opera (seriously!)
Like Dr. Ahearn, Dr. Anderson is certified in IV conscious sedation, which allows him to help patients who may be anxious about their treatment. He has an immense passion for excellence in cosmetic dentistry and compassion for his patients’ needs. He attended Loma Linda School of Dentistry in California, which is a program with a long history of dedication to clinical excellence. He followed these studies with an education at the esteemed Rhys Spoor Cosmetics Institute.
When you come to us for orthodontic treatment, you’ll have the pleasure of working with Dr. Neil Blitz. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Blitz received his degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and studied orthodontics at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Prior to joining our practice in 2009, Dr. Blitz was in private orthodontic practice for 25 years in Rhode Island. Dr. Blitz is a peopleperson and enjoys learning new things from his patients. During his time away from the office, Dr. Blitz enjoys snorkeling and is an avid underwater photographer and spearfisher.
Dr. Patel is a skilled, likable, and patient dentist. Patients love her because she provides excellent dental care in a gentle and relaxed manner. With a passion for family dentistry, she recently moved to Rhode Island from New York City after completing her dental school at the largest and the busiest dental school in the US. She has been appreciated for her commitment to her work and wellbeing of her patients. She always carries a positive attitude. During her free time, she loves watching sitcoms and murder mysteries, cooking a variety of delicious vegetarian meals, trying different cuisines, and traveling.