Leading Ladies 2018

Leading Ladies 2018: Dr. Denise Shapiro & Dr. Danika Crabtree


“Periodontics is a combination of science and art,” says Denise Shapiro, D.D.S.,“and I was always interested in both.” A leading East Side periodontist for over 30 years, Dr. Shapiro was the first female periodontist in Rhode Island. “I have had the pleasure of mentoring dozens of female dentists,” she says. Dr. Shapiro helps patients repair their gums and save their teeth, even in cases that are difficult to diagnose. She is especially well known in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for her gum recontouring and connective tissue
grafting. “I love interacting with patients,” she says, “and doing esthetic procedures that change their lives.” Dr. Shapiro has volunteered her services to orphan children in Bolivia, Cambodia and Vietnam, spending time this January in Panama. Staying at the top of her field means staying informed on dental innovations. “I’m always continuing to learn new surgical techniques to bring back to my patients,” Dr. Shapiro says. “We go the extra mile for them.”

An important part of the stellar team that Dr. Shapiro has built is Danika Crabtree, D.M.D. Dr. Crabtree has been with the practice for five years. She has extensive training in dental implants, specializing in the esthetics of those procedures, as well as osteotome and lateral wall sinus lifts. As a periodontist, she brings her esthetic eye to the placement of implants, especially in the upper anterior area, which is the most difficult area to treat. Dr. Crabtree also performs extractions, including third molars, and other non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapies. She and Dr. Shapiro also offer Botox and dermal fillers. “We’re a team dedicated to excellence,” Dr. Crabtree says. She is proud of the fact that she can invest so much in caring for her patients, and raise toddler twins with her husband at the same time. As she says, “We love helping and caring for people to be
healthier and happier.”

Denise Shapiro D.D.S., M.A.

40 Elmgrove Ave., Providence 421-1717

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