Meet Our Staff

  • DR.
    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!”

  • DR.
    General Dentist

    Dr. Simon is from Naples, Maryland. He graduated from Syracuse University in 3.5 years with a dual major in Biology and Chemistry. He then attended and received his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. 

    'Hi, I’m Doctor Simon!  I have been practicing at the Dental Associates of Rhode Island since December 2021, and my favorite part about working here is the warm collaborative atmosphere. The entire office is super lively, almost family-like, with lots of jokes and smiles.  When I am not working, I love going hiking and exploring nature, cooking (I’m a big-time foodie), and spending meaningful time with my family.'

  • DR.
    General Dentist

    Dr. Helen Miroshnichenko, who goes by Dr. Lena, is a native Rhode Islander who went to URI for her undergraduate degree, and Brown for a Masters in Public Health before graduating from the University of New England College of Dental Medicine in Portland, Maine in 2020. In addition to general dentistry, she is trained by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to provide Botox, Filler, and Trigger Point Therapy treatment options for patients with esthetic concerns, TMJ pain, and tension headaches.

    She is passionate about providing patients with a comfortable dental experience where they feel supported and empowered to achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles.

    Dr. Lena currently lives in Providence with her French bulldog and enjoys traveling, discovering new restaurants around Rhode Island, and photography.

  • DR.

    Dr. Fazli went to Boston University for postgraduate speciality training to specialize in Root Canals, and he is one of the only Root Canal Specialists in the State of Rhode Island who is currently not only a Board Certified Endodontist by the American Board of Endodontics but also a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists Canada. 

    “Hello and welcome to our office. I am the specialist that no one likes to see unless necessary, as the word “root canal” normally sends shivers down people’s spines. Having said that, you would be pleased to know that I am the root canal specialist for this office and have expertise to perform this procedure with your utmost comfort in mind. I have over ten years of experience practicing Endodontics and have treated thousands of root canals with a very high success rate. I have also served honorably in the United States Army Reserves for over 11 years as a Dental Officer and received numerous recognitions for my services. I will look forward to treating you should you ever need my services.”

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Sue has accrued years of experience in both the medical and dental field since highschool. She attended Mount Pleasant High School’s Health/Science program and interned at RI Hospital doing CNA work in the Pharmacy Dept. After graduating highschool, she worked as a Pharmacy Technician and became a Secretary/Medical Assistant at several Primary Care practices before applying and graduating as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2012. 

    “I have been a full time hygienist at Dental Associates of RI since 2013. It has been great being a part of a growing family practice. I enjoy coming into work not only for my patients but having great coworkers makes the biggest difference. I am thankful to be part of a practice where everyone wants the best for our patients to feel as connected and invested in each other like a family business, which allows us to provide care like we would to our own family members.

    Outside the office I mainly enjoy spending time relaxing and unwinding, occasionally driving my husband crazy! I have a 22 year old son who makes me so proud, he is smart, funny and so loving. I also have a lab mix who is the daughter I never had, she is sweet and such a love bug.”

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Dianne has been practicing as a registered dental hygienist for 33 years. She attended U.R.I and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Arts and Science, an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene, an a minor in Education. She also has a degree in Interior design from RISDI.

    “I have been working at Dental Associates of R. I. for 4 years and it truly has been the best four years of my career. Our dental team is my second family.  Everyone is compassionate, caring, enthusiastic, and most of all, so friendly. I love my co-workers and my patients. I am so proud to be part of this great dental team.

    I have lived in Greenville for 20 years. I have had a wonderful husband for 24 years, a step son, and two beautiful daughters that are attending college in the medical field.  My fur baby`s name is Misha, she is my baby girl kitty. Outside the office, my passion is creating and designing. I love boating and our lake life, vacations and most of all, family time!”

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Victoria is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from CCRI in 2014 where she obtained an Associates in Applied Science along with a Local Anesthesia Certificate. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, she worked at the front desk in dental offices for 8 years, gaining practice administration experience. 

    “I started working at Dental Associates of RI in 2016, where I was filling in temporarily while someone was out. Eventually it became a full time position. I love the people I work with and the team atmosphere we have. I like that we are friendly enough to even get together outside of work from time to time. It’s nice to look forward to seeing the people you work with. 

    A little more about me: I grew up in North Kingstown but currently live in Cranston. I have been married since 2018 and my husband and I have 3 dogs, Zeus, Oliver and King. Outside of work, I enjoy being with family and friends. I spend a lot of my free time on the bay, whether it be at the beach, on our boat, or my family’s jet skis. I enjoy watching football and even attending the occasional game.I also love cooking and traveling!”

  • Jess Burns
    Dental Hygienist

    Jess has been in the dental field since 2007. Prior to becoming a Hygienist, she worked as a Dental Assistant for Barone Orthodontics. Her love for the dental field grew in the ten years she spent with Barone. After years of juggling bartending & assisting she decided to expand her dental knowledge & attend the Dental Hygiene Program at CCRI. Thanks to her loving husband and supportive family she was able to do so all while being a new mother to a beautiful little girl. Graduating from the program in 2020 was a difficult time but opened many doors within this developing field. It wasn't until April of 2023 she found her home at Dental Associates of RI. 

         'I have been a part time Dental Hygienist here at DDRI for roughly one year now & enjoy the busy flow of the office as well as my co-workers & patients. Being a Hygienist has been a great career path for me. I am a 'people person' & being a hygienist allows me to build a relationship with my patients that makes them feel comfortable coming back. Educating them on their oral hygiene takes up most of the visit but is extremely important and eye opening to most people which in turn is very rewarding at the end of the day.'

          'Outside of the office I have a beautiful 7-year-old daughter named Bianca along with my sweet & kind stepdaughter Sophia, 2 dogs, 2 cats, a bearded dragon & amazing husband who works a ton to support all of his girls' needs. Fitness & softball are my hobbies along with long walks with my dogs and shopping with my mini. I love to cook and spend time with my family. We recently built an inground pool and plan to spend my summers poolside. '

  • Bethany Rocchio
    Dental Hygienist

    Bethany made the transition to the dental field in
    2016, after receiving her Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Making
    sure every patient feels comfortable and at ease, she keeps the office
    atmosphere light and fun and works closely with her patients to provide the
    ultimate care, while educating them on the importance of oral health. Bethany
    is also licensed to administer local anesthesia. Bethany grew up in
    Cranston but currently lives in East Providence. In her downtime, Bethany enjoys
    working on projects throughout her home, hitting the gym and hanging out with
    her two fur babies Charlie and Cypress. 

  • Nicola Manfredo
    Dental Assistant

    Hi, I'm Nicola! I have been working at Dental Associates of RI since 2020 and I love the friendly atmosphere! The Doctors are so sweet, caring, and compassionate. It is wonderful enjoying where you work and knowing that you look forward to seeing your coworkers and your patients! I have been a dental assistant since 2014 and I enjoy getting to know my patients and making them feel comfortable. I love sharing stories and life's special moments and providing excellent dental care. In my spare time I love spending time with family and close friends and most of all I love to travel with my husband and my beautiful daughter going to see the most magical places.  

  • Nicole Mitchell
    Certified Dental Assistant

    Hi I'm Nicole

    I have been with Dental Associates of RI for 2 years now and have been assisting for 22 years as a certified assistant. I have enjoyed my time in this field doing many different types of dentistry thought my career . I am the mom of two wonderful girls. I enjoy yoga , cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. I enjoy being a part of this team, sharing knowledge and helping people each day... 

  • Sue Miner
    Front Office

    Introducing Sue Miner, a valued member of our team with over 20 years of rich experience. Sue’s professional journey is distinguished by her unwavering commitment to inclusivity, having worked with individuals across the spectrum, from the homeless to CEO’s and NFL Patriot players. Her philosophy is simple yet profound: treat everyone with kindness, respect, and honesty-principles she embodies daily.

    Raised in a small town within a large bustling family, Sue’s approach to both life and work is deeply influenced by her upbringing, ensuring that every interaction is marked by genuine care and integrity. This dedication extends beyond her professional engagements; Sue is also a devoted parent to three and grandparent to six, reflecting her nurturing spirit.

    Sue’s commitment to community service is evident in her impactful work with her past involvement with Operation Stand Down, and initiative supporting our veterans. It’s this blend of professional excellence and community involvement that makes Sue an indispensable part of our team, setting a benchmark for compassion and dedication.

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