About Our Doctors

Joseph E. Pezza, DDS, MScD

Dr.JosephPezza_s.jpgDr. Pezza was born and raised in Rhode Island. A graduate of Cranston East High School, he completed an accelerated two-year program at St. Louis University, earning him early entrance into St. Louis University's School of Dentistry, where he was elected President of his class. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from St. Louis University in 1966. Following his dental school graduation, he served his country in Europe during the Vietnam War as a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. After five years of military service, Captain Pezza was accepted into an advanced training program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at Boston University. He completed his two-year residency in 1973 in which he earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) and a Master of Science in Dentistry (MScD) in the Specialty of Orthodontics. Dr. Pezza returned to Rhode Island and has since maintained a private practice, limited to child and adult orthodontics, located in Cranston but serving all surrounding areas.

Throughout his career, Dr. Pezza has served the dental and orthodontic community by holding several positions of leadership. He has served as President of both the Rhode Island Association of Orthodontists and Cranston Dental Society. His volunteer work has taken him on a humanitarian dental mission to Haiti, as well as years of service dedicated to the Special Smiles, Special Olympics and Donated Dental Services programs of Rhode Island. Dr. Pezza remains an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Society, the Rhode Island Orthodontic Society and the Cranston Dental Society.

Outside of work, Dr. Pezza divides his time between travel, skiing, golf, tennis, local church activities, and youth sports organizations. Also, he is very proud to be an Eagle Scout. Most important of all, his wife and family have always come first. Dr. Pezza and his wife, Kathy, live in Cranston and have three sons, three daughters-in-law, six grandsons and two granddaughters.

Dr. Pezza prides himself on being able to deliver a high level of service in a very personal way. He loves what he does and it shows every day!


Gregory F. Pezza, DMD, MSD

Dr.GregoryPezza_s.jpgDr. Gregory F. Pezza proudly joins in his father's dedication to provide quality, cutting-edge orthodontic treatment in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. "Dr. Greg," as he is affectionately known by his patients and staff, continues to build on the traditions of excellence started by his father. As a former patient of the office, Dr. Greg knows what it's like to wear braces and he uses that experience to help relate to his patients now.

After graduating from Bishop Hendricken High School in 1991 and Providence College in 1995, Dr. Greg moved to Boston where he began his scientific studies at Harvard University. After completing three years at Harvard, he was accepted into Boston University's School of Dental Medicine. Following in his father's footsteps, he served as President of his class. Dr. Greg completed dental school with honors in 2003, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. That summer, he applied and was accepted into a one-year residency program for advanced general dentistry. Following this training, Dr. Greg was invited to join the clinical faculty at Boston University, where he taught third and fourth-year dental students for two years. While on the dental school faculty, he was accepted into a three-year advanced training program in orthodontics at Boston University.

In 2008, Dr. Greg graduated with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) and a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) in the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. During this three-year specialty program, Dr. Greg received extensive training in traditional orthodontic treatment, orthognathic jaw surgery, Invisalign, and the placement of orthodontic miniscrew implants.

Throughout Dr. Greg's dental training, he has received various honors and awards.  Boston University bestowed awards for Outstanding Achievement in Research for his master's thesis in orthodontics, and for Excellence in Patient and Practice Management.  He has presented his research at national conferences and has his work published in respected journals. Dr. Greg currently serves as the president of the Rhode Island Association of Orthodontists.  Also, he is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.  He is also a member of the Providence Dental Study Club and the prestigious Seattle Study Club.  He is the past-president of the Cranston Dental Society. Dr. Greg has been selected as one of "America's Top Dentists" by the Consumers' Research Council of America. He was voted by his peers as one of the "Top Orthodontists" in Rhode Island (as seen in Rhode Island Monthly magazine) ten years in a row.

Dr. Greg enjoys meeting new patients every day! He believes in spending as much time as possible during the initial consultation to fully educate his patients about the nature of their orthodontic needs and the treatment options available to them. This visit is always professional, yet comfortable and friendly.

Dr. Greg and his wife, Melissa (also a dentist), live in East Greenwich with their children, Hayley, Zane and Taylor.