Dr. Joanne Lewis, DDS
Dr. Lewis graduated with honors from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005 and then received additional training in the specialty of pediatric dentistry by undergoing a 2-year post graduate program at Lutheran Medical Center’s St. Joseph Hospital site in Providence, RI. Prior to dental school Dr. Lewis attended Texas A&M University where she received a degree in Mathematics. She is currently an attending doctor at St. Joseph’s and is on staff at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.
Michael Hatton, DDS
Dr. Mike was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Prior to his career in dentistry, he was a middle school science teacher in the South Bronx. He subsequently graduated from New York University College of Dentistry where he received the Bernard E. Rudner Award for Excellence. This award is given to a senior student who demonstrates superior performance in performing oral comprehensive care and administering a dental practice. Dr. Mike went on to complete an advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry at NYU Langone’s Providence, Rhode Island site.
Dr. Mike is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has an interest in global dental health. He has gone on outreaches to Kathmandu, Nepal and Kingston, Jamaica where he was able to directly treat the needs of the local children as well as teach pediatric dentistry to the local dental students.
Dr. Mike now lives in Warwick, RI with his wife Emily, an early childhood teacher and tutor, and his son Ethan. Outside of dentistry his interests include classic cars skiing and traveling.
Ellen F. Alpano, DDS
Dr. Ellen Faye Alpano specializes in pediatric and special needs dentistry. She completed her dental school training at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in 2005. After graduation, she served as a dentist with the Indian Health Service in Arizona. She then returned to her home state and completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental school in 2009.
Dr. Ellen resides in MA with her husband and children but still very much love visiting Rhode Island places especially good authentic foods! She is a foodie at heart.
Olga Raptis, DMD
Dr. Olga Raptis grew up in Manchester, NH and was raised by her hard-working Greek immigrant parents, Mike and Elena. Olga later went on to graduate from Brandeis University with a BS in Biology. Her interest in dentistry developed during her first few summers in college where she spent her time observing in a pediatric dental office. Olga went on to earned her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she developed a strong passion for working with children and dentistry. In her senior year, she was elected President of the Tufts’ Smile Squad, a non-profit student organization, where she participated in numerous community outreach programs targeting the pediatric population. She received her two-year advanced speciality degree in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU-Langone Heath - Providence, RI, where she served as Chief Resident. One interesting fact about Olga is that she is fluent in the Greek language and spends her summers visiting her family in Kastoria, Greece. When she is not practicing dentistry, Olga loves living an active lifestyle and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, running, and traveling abroad. Upon completing her pediatric residency, Olga is excited to begin serving her community and the children of Rhode Island.