About Our Team


Our Pediatric Dental Team at Children’s Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield

Our Dentists

Our pediatric dentists at Children’s Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield are rated among the top pediatric dentists in Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut!

Dr. Anna Capalbo

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

Dr. Matthew Downey grew up in Coventry, Rhode Island and went on to attend 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 in 2008.  Following dental school, Dr. Downey completed a two year hospital residency program in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Dr. Downey has been a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 2013.  He also earned a Mastership of the College of Sedation Dentistry, through the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology in 2017.  He is also a current member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and Rhode Island Dental Association.

Dr. Downey has been practicing pediatric dentistry for over 11 years and feels that helping children get through their dental fears is extremely rewarding.  When not practicing dentistry Dr. Downey enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and their three children, as well as fishing, snowboarding and routing for local sports teams.

Our Hygienists

We are very fortunate to have five highly qualified and experienced dental hygienists at Children’s Dentistry of Westerly and Wakefield. They have been providing dental care for the children and young adults in our pediatric dental practice for over 50 years combined! As well as their technical expertise in all facets of pediatric dental prevention, they also are quite skilled as dental educators. They have a comfort level in caring for all children that comes only with years of experience. They also continue to increase their knowledge by actively attending continuing education courses pertinent to the field of pediatric dentistry.

Our Assistants

We are lucky to have wonderful dental assistants who are kind and caring and quite skilled at their positions. They help provide the best possible care for your children alongside our pediatric dentists in Westerly and Wakefield!

Our Front Desk Team

Our Front Desk Team is ready to make your visit to our office a pleasant one. From the first telephone encounter to assisting with scheduling and insurance matters, they look forward to assisting you and your child.

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Mr. Chompers is our mascot over here at the Children’s Dentistry of Westerly & Wakefield! He looks forward to meeting you!