Ross K. Palioca
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"Dr. Palioca and everyone at the Advanced Dental Practice office is absolutely wonderful! It is a comfortable office with the nicest and most competent people. They are friendly and talented-a rare combination. Dr. Palioca and his staff use state of the art methods. The cleanliness is second to none.
The hygienists are thorough but gentle. None of that post-soreness after a cleaning at this office! He and his staff are great with adults and kids. His referral circle is just as good as he is. My daughter and son both needed an oral surgeon and of course Dr. Palioca recommended the very best! It is a friendly homey place with state of the art methods! From the minute you are greeted, you know you are welcomed and in great hands!
Our Wrentham office has a long history in the area. The original owner of our property, during 1600s, was a blacksmith who could service transportation issues for travelers passing through the town, which is half way between Boston and Providence. More than a hundred years later, French nobleman Louis Cornette became the owner and built the Colonial-style home that currently houses Advanced Dental Practices.
The East Street house has been a dental practice since 1964. In 1985, Dr. Ross Palioca bought the home and property from Dr. John Lockwood. He completed renovations that allow Advanced Dental Practices to have the latest in technology, equipment, and comfort while preserving a piece of Wrentham history.
Ross K. Palioca, DMD, PC
Before receiving his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Palioca earned a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire. After his 1982 graduation from dental school, he opened his Wrentham private practice. Since the early 80s, he has helped many patients from Wrentham and surrounding areas achieve healthier, more attractive smiles.
Dr. Palioca continues to learn about new techniques and technologies that will benefit his patients, such as CEREC same-day restorations. He is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), and he has served as president for the Charles River Dental Society. He has also served as president for the Wrentham Lions Club, of which he has been a member for more than 20 years.
Dr. Palioca and his wife Lisa have four children. The family enjoys spending time together on the ski slopes, the golf course, and on the water.
Jean, Dental Assistant & Office Manager
Jean is a staple of the Advanced Dental Practices office! She has been in this office since 1960. For twenty-five years, she has been office manager and dental assistant to Dr. Palioca and his patients. Since graduating from the Boston School of Dental Nursing several years ago, Jean has continued to expand her skills with new dental technologies. She appreciates working in a practice in which state-of-the-art technology and modern procedures are the norm. Even more, she loves the camaraderie between the doctor, staff, and patients.
Jean has been married for over 50 years. Her Yorkshire Terriers have a special place in her heart.
Paula, Office Administrator
Paula has been maintaining our front office like clockwork for more than ten years. Our patients can count on her to answer questions about insurance benefits and to optimize their reimbursements. She will go the extra mile to maximize your covered services.
Jill, CDA & Administrative Assistant
After earning her associate's degree in liberal arts, Jill continued her education to receive certification as a dental assistant. She is also certified for X-rays, so when she isn't working at the front desk, Jill likes a hands-on role caring for patients. The diversity of front office and back office work keeps Jill on her toes and smiling.
Christine, RDH, BS
Our dental hygienist Christine has worked with our patients since 2004, though she has more than fifteen years of experience in dentistry. She has extensive experience in pediatric dentistry and loves the variety of patients she sees at Advanced Dental Practices. Christine graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in science from the Forsyth Dental Hygiene Program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2004. Two years later, she received her local anesthesia license. Christine loves to see patients follow good oral hygiene habits and enjoy improved health and wellness because of it.
Susan has worked as a dental hygienist with Dr. Palioca since 2003. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her associates’ degree in science and a dental hygiene certification from Bristol Community College in 2003. Susan's passion for the dental field stems from her own personal life experiences as a child. Her goal is for patients to enjoy a relaxing dental visit and come away with the proper knowledge to achieve optimal oral health.
Kathy earned her dental assistant certification and associate's degree from Middlesex Community College, where she received the Outstanding Student Award. She has been providing excellent care since 1995 and has assisted Dr. Palioca for ten years now. Kathy finds working with a talented team of dental professionals and caring for patients very rewarding.
Tina, CDA, DANB
Tina joined Advance Dental Practices in September 2014. She is a graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island Dental Assisting program. Tina is fully certified in dental radiology and infection control. Prior to becoming a dental professional, she worked as a certified nurse's aide caring for elderly and disabled patients. Tina's main goal is to help patients feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visit. When not at work she enjoys being outside in nature gardening and walking her two dogs.