Pediatric Dentists in Rhode Island & Southeastern Connecticut

Children's Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield

Our Locations

130 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891

24 Salt Pond Road
Wakefield, RI 02879

Westerly Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 5:00pm

Wakefield Hours

Tuesdays & Fridays

8:30am - 5:00pm

Compassion. Expertise. Your Child's Dental Home.

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Welcome to Children’s Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield, your trusted Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut pediatric dentists. We’re proud to be Southern Rhode Island’s most active and trusted pediatric dentists for over 20 years. Continually voted by Rhode Island Monthly among the Best Pediatric Dentists in Rhode Island, our pediatric dentists in Westerly RI and pediatric dentists in Wakefield RI are ready to meet your family and start your child’s journey to excellent dental health!

We're Accepting New Smiles!

Are you looking for a new pediatric dentist in Rhode Island or pediatric dentist in southeastern Connecticut? We’re accepting new patients and would be happy to meet you and your family! Contact our office to discuss your needs and book an appointment. 

Family

We love caring for our patients and families!

We make dental care fun here at Children’s Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield! Check out some of our great resources and downloads that can help you encourage your child to keep up with these great dental hygiene habits and learn more about how to care for adolescent teeth.

For all appointments, we ask that a parent or legal guardian be present at your child’s visit.

Meet Our Pediatric Dentists in Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut

Anna Capalbo, DMD | Pediatric Dentist in Rhode Island - Children's Dentistry of Westerly and Wakefield

Dr. Anna Capalbo

Pediatric Dentist in RI

Dr. Anna Capalbo is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Harvard University for her undergraduate degree. She went to the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2007. Dr. Capalbo then completed a two-year pediatric dental residency through Lutheran Medical Center in Providence, RI. She has been selected by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine as a Top Dentist in the field of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Capalbo finds working with children extremely rewarding and strives to make dental visits comfortable and enjoyable for her patients. She is an active member of her community, visiting local area schools to provide dental presentations, and sponsoring many youth sports teams. She has been selected to be the dentist for the local school systems. She also has hospital privileges at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Dr. Capalbo is an active member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Rhode Island Dental Association.

She lives in Westerly, RI with her husband and fellow dentist, Dr. Matthew Capalbo, and their three children. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and shopping for fun socks!

Dr. Matthew Downey | RI Pediatric Dentist - Children's Dentistry of Westerly and Wakefield

Dr. Matthew Downey

Pediatric Dentist in RI

Dr. Matthew Downey is a board-certified pediatric dentist. He grew up in Coventry, Rhode Island and attended the University of Rhode Island where he received his BS in Biology. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD degree. 

Following dental school, Dr. Downey completed a two-year residency program in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He has been practicing pediatric dentistry for over ten years and feels that helping children get through their dental fears is extremely rewarding. 

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Downey enjoys fishing, snowboarding, and rooting for local sports teams as well as spending time with his wife Julie and their three children.

Why Choose Children's Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield?

At Children’s Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield in southern Rhode Island, we’re ready to meet and grow with your family. In the same way that pediatricians are trained to meet a child’s medical needs, pediatric dentists are specifically trained to address your child’s oral health. In addition to four years of college and four years of dental school, both of our pediatric dentists at Children’s Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield, Dr. Anna Capalbo and Dr. Matthew Downey, have undergone an additional two years of specialty residency training and have maintained Diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. This extensive training equips them to deal with a multitude of medical and behavioral aspects, and qualifies them to treat all children including those with special needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we accept most major insurances and offer convenient savings and payment plans. Please see our Insurance and savings plans section and feel free to contact our team us with any additional questions.

We have two conveniently located pediatric dental offices in Rhode Island. Our Children’s Dentistry office in Westerly, RI is located at 130 Granite Street in Westerly, just minutes from downtown Westerly. Our Children’s Dentistry office in Wakefield, RI is located at 24 Salt Pond Rd in Wakefield, RI. Visit our map for directions to our practices. 

We are asked this question many times. We suggest that you prepare your child the same way that you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store. This will not be the frightening experience you may remember from your youth. If you are nervous about the visit, then the less you say the better. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.

Yes. Our office is fully accessible. For specific questions or needs, please contact our Children’s Dentistry of Westerly and Wakefield pediatric dental team.

Absolutely! We love to meet new smiles here at Children’s Dentistry in Rhode Island! Dr. Anna Capalbo and Dr. Matthew Downey, our pediatric dentists, are taking new patients. Please contact our team or request an appointment!

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