Wickford Office

Capalbo Dental Group of Wickford is located at 29 Updike Avenue on beautiful Wickford Cove. Updike Avenue is named for Captain Ludowick Updike who developed most of the village between 1709-1715. Historic Wickford village is on the west side of Narragansett Bay in one of the most well protected harbors on the Eastern Seaboard. Our treatment rooms have large windows that offer panoramic views of the harbor to make our patients feel at ease. The office is steps away from the bustling shopping village and one of the largest arrangements of 18th century homes in the Northeast. These homes are still in use today and when walking the streets you feel you have been transported back in time. Dr. Michael, Matthew, and Marcus Capalbo are third generation dentists who are continuing their family’s legacy of delivering exceptional care. Our newly renovated office is bright and open with all the modern technologies in dentistry being used. From the large parking lot to the bright open office, beautiful views, exceptional staff, and relaxed environment, our patients can’t help but feel comfortable and relaxed.


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    Dr. Matthew Capalbo values delivering quality care to his patients in a calm, compassionate manner. He grew up watching both his grandfather and father dedicate their professional lives to improving the oral health of their patients, and he strives to do the same.

    “I strive to provide excellent care to my patients with the same professionalism and work ethic that my father and grandfather have demonstrated. I listen to my patients’ concerns and use my training to help them arrive at the best solution to their dental needs. I take pride in continuing my family’s professional legacy.”

    Dr. Matt grew up in Westerly, RI and attended Providence College for his undergraduate degree. He went to the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2007. Dr. Matt then completed a one-year residency of advanced education in general dentistry at the UCONN Health Center. He maintains his professional memberships and continuing education so as to provide the most current and evidence-based dentistry to his patients.

    Professional Affiliations:
    American Dental Association
    Rhode Island Dental Association
    South County Dental Association

    Outside the Office:
    Dr. Matt lives in Westerly, RI with his wife and fellow dentist, Dr. Anna Capalbo, and their three children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and rooting for the Friars.

    • “Always great service and excellent work! I have had an amazing experience with Capalbo Dental in Wickford! Dr. Matthew is super kind and concise. My first appointment was after years of being terrified of the dentist. The entire staff has helped to turn that around for me. Had a pain free root canal yesterday which is a first! I could not have more positive things to say.”

      Meagan J.
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    Dr. Doyle was raised in Pittsburgh, PA where she also attended school at the University of Pittsburgh and earned her DMD degree in 1984. After working in private practice for 3 years, she went on to serve in the Navy as a general dentist for 10 years. She then followed her passion for endodontics and attended the University of Maryland where she graduated from an endodontic residency in 1997. She continued to serve as an endodontist in the Navy since then. Dr. Doyle served all over the world during her 29 years of service before returning to her familial roots in Rhode Island. She currently lives in Newport, RI with her husband and their two goldendoodles. Her favorite pastimes include traveling, golf and restoring older homes.

    Dr. Doyle is enthusiastic about ensuring that her patients receive outstanding and compassionate endodontic care in the comfort of their family dental offices.

    • “Dr. Doyle is an endodontist that works out of the Capalbo Wickford office a few times a month. It is wonderful to be able to see a specialist in the same office and not have to go elsewhere. I needed a root canal and she did an awesome job. She is very warm and has a wonderful sense of humor. I am very grateful!”

      Laurie P.
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    Shanthi M. Cariappa

    Dr. Shanthi Cariappa was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Becoming a dentist was a dream of hers since she was a child. Having no other dentists in her family it was an odd choice for a young girl, but none the less she was determined. After completing her under-graduate degree at Adelphi University in New York, Dr. Cariappa followed her dreams by pursuing a doctorate of dental surgery degree at The Ohio State University. While in dental school, Dr. Cariappa focused heavily on Cosmetic Dentistry. Since then she has continued to further her education by attending courses that focus on Cosmetic Dentistry.

    Dr. Cariappa specializes in both family and Cosmetic Dentistry. She enjoys working with children and hopes to eliminate dental anxiety in patients. Dr. Cariappa has a passion for staying up to date with new technology that can help reduce dental anxiety in patients of all ages.

    Outside the Office:
    Dr. Cariappa now lives in Cranston, RI with her husband. In her spare time, Dr. Cariappa enjoys exercising, playing tennis, and spending time with her dog Gingi!

Registered Dental Hygienists

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    Sharon graduated from URI with an Associate’s Degree in 1984 and a Bachelor’s Degree in 1985. She has been employed at the Wickford office for 27 years. Sharon never expected to stay in one place for so long but she truly loves her job and the patients. She finds it very rewarding to have helped so many people over the years.

    • “Fortunate not to require much more than cleanings every 3 months, but Sharon my delightful hygienist makes suggestions for improving my dental health. Trying to overcome my prior bad habits, including years of smoking has been the goal and now I’m happy to say that my mouth is in pretty good condition!”

      Hollie L.
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    Nikki earned an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene at Florida State College of Jacksonville. The thing she enjoys most of working in the dental field is seeing the results in her patients as their oral and overall health improves. When she is not working, Nikki enjoys spending time with her daughter either hiking, skiing or just collecting sea glass at the beach.

    • “Nikki was so gentle, I was totally relaxed! She explained everything and my teeth felt wonderful when I left.”

      Nancy H.

Dental Assistants

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    Laurie brings fifteen years of experience as a dental assistant and her favorite thing about it is meeting new people, helping them to feel at ease chairside and building trust with them. She has two beautiful children and two awesome grandsons. She loves sports, especially the Red Sox, reading a good book, the beach, gardening and yoga.

    • “My replacement bridge was carefully seated in my mouth, requiring little time and adjustment due to the excellent earlier preparation and construction of the temporary bridge. The staff, including Dr. Matt and his assistant, Laurie, were friendly, professional and put me at ease—all important aspects for me when undergoing any dental procedure.”

      Linda U.
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    Tammy has been working in dentistry since 1983 as both part of dental assisting teams and administrative teams. Since 1988, she has been a certified dental assistant through the Dental Assisting National Board. Working with our doctors to provide a friendly, comforting environment is one of her favorite things about working at Capalbo Dental Group. Tammy and her husband, Jerry reside in Charlestown and have two grown children. Besides spending time with her family, Tammy loves quilting, gardening and the New England Patriots.

    • “Really wonderful painless treatment. Dr. Capalbo and his assistant, Tammy, put me at ease and I like their sense of humor, especially in a dental setting. They made going to the dentist comfortable and the end result; my bonded front teeth look great!”

      Kris H.

Patient Care Coordinators

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    Lori is an avid gardener who enjoys horseback riding, travel and a good book. She finds the best part of her job is the interaction with patients.

    • “Lori, the receptionist, is always knowledgeable about costs and insurances, the staff is warm and welcoming and the dentists are sympathetic to my dental phobia and tears. Plus the practice is about 3 minutes from my house. What more could you ask for?”

      JoAnn R.