Joseph E. Pezza, DDS, MScD
Dr. 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!