20 Years of Service!

This November marks the 20th anniversary of South County Smiles. Over that time, much has changed within the dental industry and throughout that evolution, South County Smiles has made many advancements. From quaint roots as a tiny, two treatment room practice on Main Street in Wakefield, South County Smiles has transformed into a multispeciality dental facility.

After earning a scholarship from the United States Air Force and graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School, Dr. Joseph C. DiSano completed an Advanced General Dentistry Residency. It was at this residency that he experienced a level of collaboration between general dentists and specialists that provided truly comprehensive care for the patient. The realization of how important that functionality is for patients, became the driving force behind the vision and mission of South County Smiles.

As the office of South County Smiles continues to mature with a multifacetes dental team of general dentists, periodontists and many others we are able to offer our patients a truly exceptional level of compassionate care. As the practice celebrates its’ 20 year milestone, they are focused on giving back to the community that has been so supportive over the past two decades. South County Smiles continues to advance the uniqueness of the practice by consistently offering new opportunities and services to their patients. The goal continues to be providing a superior level of care long into the future.

The South County Smiles team cannot thank their patients enough; without them and their support they could not be where they are today – celebrating 20 amazing years! The practice has attained a level of respect and receives accolades every day. Nicole had to say this about her experience with South County Smiles, “Dare I say “I love my dentist”. South County Smiles has such a great team, from the front desk staff that always welcomes you with a smile, the Dental Hygienists and assistants, to the Dentists and Periodontists. Everyone there has been so kind to me. They take their time and I have never felt rushed. I recommend them to everyone I know.”.

Doctor Joseph C. DiSano said of this recent business benchmark, “The past 20 years has gone by so quickly, but we know that we have served the community with the utmost respect and regard for their health and well being. We always strive to serve our patients and community members with a level of excellence and compassion not only in the field of dentistry, but overall. We are thrilled and excited to continue serving South County and Rhode Island for their dental health needs. Thank you to everyone who has stood behind us. It has been an honor and a pleasure and we look forward to many more years.”

Operation Gratitude Candy Collection

Operation Gratitude seeks to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. We teamed up with them in order to do a candy collection and remove the surplus from our community. We were also excited to have been contacted by Monsignor Clarke School in order for their students to contribute as well. The Monsignor Clark School students had collected a commendable 34 pounds.

When our deadline was reached, we sorted and filled 4 large boxes with candy of various types into ‘chocolate’ and ‘non-chocolate’ categories. When we weighed them, we were impressed to see that we had a total of 83 pounds of candy!! This is an impressive total and we are so impressed and fortunate to live in such an amazing and giving community. We are so thankful for your support and know that the recipients will be grateful beyond measure for your generosity.

Lunch and Learn with Dr.Urbanski

“Dr.Urbanski combines a passion for mind-body health with a commitment to providing the very best in periodontal services and technologies. She has one of the most state-of-the-art practices in Connecticut, and has published a book on mind-body medicine called ‘Mind and Medicine: In Harmony for Healing'” and we were excited to welcome her to our office for a Lunch & Learn event on Periodontitis. Take a peek at our team with Dr.Urbanski following our learning session.

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Periodontics is a continually adapting field that that is dynamic with new developments in technology and an improved understanding of the correlation between the mouth and other diseases. This phenomenon was discussed at length with our team and is called the perio-systemic link. The perio-systemic link is making more and more connections between different ailments and periodontal disease. OralHealth2

Please do consider the severity of periodontal disease. It not only compromised your dentition and the health of your teeth, but also the rest of your mind and body.

Some important prevention strategies are:

  • Waterpik Water Flossers
  • Sonicare Electric Toothbrushes
  • Antimicrobial Rinses (such as Listerine or a prescribed Peridex rinse)
  • More Frequent Dental Cleanings (every 3-4 months vs. every 6 months)
  • Flossing Regularly

If you have questions about your periodontal health, please send is a request for a periodontal assessment, here.

Oral3D Printer

We are excited to speak about the Oral3D printer – one of the newest technologies we have implemented and placed at the office! You will notice the printer running the next time you come to the office behind our reception area. This quiet and effective 3D printer was specifically designed by our own, Dr. Giuseppe Cicero, to fit in a dental office setting. We are utilizing the Oral3D to produce 3D printed models (in less than an hour!) from our digital imaging systems. These models are used for patient education and to assist in the thorough and comprehensive treatment planning. This model helps to remove uncertainty in the treatments and allows us to effectively and comprehensively assess your needs. We are so excited about this new technology and what it will mean for patient care.

Be sure to take a peek at the Oral3D in action! We’ve included a video to give you an idea of how it operates here: