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Dental Associates of Rhode Island

Welcome! The dental professionals at Dental Associates of Rhode Island are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dentistry and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have a concern about your teeth. Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook to learn more about exciting new changes to our practice and receive tips and fun facts related to your oral hygeine and overall health!

Our web site provides you with background about our staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in Johnston and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. We want you to feel confident that when you choose Dental Associates of Rhode Island, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced, and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Dental Associates of Rhode Island's capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our Dental Associates of Rhode Island office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • DR.
    RUPESH R. UDESHI, DMD
    General Dentist

    Dr. Udeshi is originally from Florida. He earned his dental doctorate from Boston university and completed a one year AEGD at Nova Southeastern University. He also earned a law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

    “Being a dentist, I love the valuable one-on-one interactions I can establish with my patients. I consider most of my patients my friends, so it is a wonderful treat seeing them everyday. Furthermore, I admire how the staff at the Dental Associates of Rhode Island provide an incredibly supportive network and friendly team environment. I also love practicing in Johnston: I feel like I am part of a large community with a small-town feel of a tightly-knit network. Beyond being a dentist, I like to give back to my community by volunteering within the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team’s Medical Reserve Corps. For instance, during COVID-19, I helped organize and distribute PPE for front-line workers and vulnerable populations.

    In my free time, I enjoy hiking, walking in the rain, spending quality time with family, and playing trivia, especially 80’s trivia. I also enjoy cooking, particularly making barbecue (but my nieces might disagree on my self-proclaimed cook status by the state of my burnt nachos). Lastly, I am personally passionate about rescuing animals. I have 2 rescue cats (Murphy and Catmandoo) and 2 rescue dogs (Olive and Tallulah), who are also the therapy dogs at the Dental Associates of Rhode Island!”

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Great Dentist! I was always afraid until one day I heard of this office, I must say I'm not scared anymore! Very clean and all the employees are great. I would recommend to anyone."
    Derek P (Lincoln, RI)
  • "I have been to many dentist offices and this is one of the best. The staff is friendly and the past few times I have been here I was taken right in for my cleaning with no wait in the waiting room. The office and dental supplies are clean and they do a great job with my cleaning (they definitely don't rush you out of the chair). I definitely recommend this dental office!"
    Brittany P (North Providence, RI)
  • "Professional and Friendly, the staff here is fantastic. Despite my late arrival, The staff was understanding and gave me the time needed to do a great job. When I asked for something to be adjusted to be more comfortable, the dentist worked until I felt perfectly comfortable. Each visit has been a very good experience!"
    Shelly K (Providence, RI)

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Every other week

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed