Meet Dr. Lavoie
Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie, DDS, MPH, MA
Dr. Lavoie is a board-certified pediatric dental specialist, and thus a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been providing personalized patient care in the Southcoast area for over a decade. Besides being owner of Lavoie Pediatric Dentistry, he is on staff at Lifespan and CharterCare hospitals, and also serves as a clinical instructor at NYU Langone’s pediatric dental residency Rhode Island sites. In 2018, he was awarded with the Massachusetts Dental Society’s “Top Ten Under 10” award, in recognition of his commitment to exceptional patient care and contribution to the local dental community. Dr Lavoie maintains his professional affiliations and stays current with the latest trends in the industry as an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the Rhode Island Dental Association.
Dr. Lavoie’s passion for healthcare was first indulged with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at UMass Dartmouth that culminated with a short career as a Registered Nurse at Charlton Memorial Hospital. In the meantime, he completed a post-baccalaureate program at Harvard University to segue into his Doctorate in Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. There, he also earned a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in the Art of Public Policy. Afterward, he spent an additional two years of residency training at Stony Brook in their Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry. Upon graduation, he received the American Academy of Public Health Dentistry – Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award, and the New York State Foundation – Dean’s Award, amongst several other awards that you can find on display at his office.
For several years after residency, Dr. Lavoie practiced pediatric dentistry in local private offices. It has always been his dream to open a pediatric dental practice of his own with which to serve the local community. As a result, he is extremely excited by the opportunity to meet you, to satisfy your children’s oral health needs, and help empower them to a lifetime of dental wellness.