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Get to know us

About Dr. Courtney Lavigne, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Lavigne is a native of Rhode Island and a graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence. After finishing high school she received degrees in Biology and Theology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned her doctorate from the University of Connecticut where she graduated top of her class. 

Dr. Lavigne takes between 100-150 hours of continuing education every year. She travels all over the country to keep ahead of the latest techniques in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She’s committed to giving back to the community and loves to share knowledge with her patients and peers.

In her spare time Dr. Lavigne enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and their dog Lenny. She’s an avid snow-skier and water-skier, a mid-century modern furniture buff, and an interior design enthusiast.

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Dr. Lavigne has received the following awards:

  • Friends of the School of Dental Medicine Award, awarded to the student judged to be the best all-around in the class
  • Academy of General Dentistry Award
  • American College of Prosthodontics Award
  • Quintessence Award for Restorative Dentistry
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society: inductee of the Phi Chi Chapter
  • Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry: award to be presented in July, 2016
  • Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy: elected by her peers in 2012, an award recognizing leaders in the profession of dentistry

Dr. Lavigne is a participating member in the following organizations:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Board member of the New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Faculty Club Member of Spear Education: she serves as a contributing author to one of the world’s leading sources of continuing education for dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry: Fellowship received in 2016
  • Mission of Mercy Participant: providing free dental care to the underserved and underinsured; she served on the planning committee as the restorative lead for three consecutive years when the Mission first came to Rhode Island

Meet Our Team

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DR. COURTNEY LAVIGNE, DMD

Dr. Lavigne is an avid snow skier and water skier who spends her free time with her best friend and husband Chris and their labradoodle Lenny. She enjoys interior design, group classes at the gym, and sewing (especially collars and leashes for Lenny).

After attending high school at LaSalle Academy in Providence, RI, Dr. Lavigne graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Biology and Theology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned her doctorate at the University of Connecticut where she graduated top of her class.

Dr. Lavigne advances her education as often as possible, taking over 150 hours of continuing education each year. She focuses her studies on cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation at leading facilities such as the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ.

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STEPHANIE SIGNORE

dental hygienist

Stephanie Signore is a registered dental hygienist. While most dental hygiene programs award associate degrees, Stephanie attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where she received her bachelor’s degree.

Stephanie is a Massachusetts native having grown up in Franklin, and has helped her family run their Italian deli, Anthony’s North End Deli. When she’s not in the office, Stephanie loves to travel!

KELLY GIBBONS

dental assistant

Kelly is one of our dental assistants. She brings a light-hearted sense of humor to the office and makes your dental appointment easy.

She’s been a licensed dental assistant for 6 years, graduating at the top of her class from Manchester post-grad dental program at the University of New Hampshire. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, however, her patients are her favorite. In her free time she enjoys Dodgeball, cycling, and camping up north every summer. She also loves spending time with her boyfriend Troy and their dog, Cal.

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LENNY

office manager

Lenny is a Labradoodle. He keeps the entire office in check. He was trained in housebreaking, 'sit', 'stay', and 'roll over'. He's also a master of the 'bang' trick, in which he plays dead until rewarded with a treat.

Lenny is well known in the acting world for his roles in many Wistia videos. He is also a tremendous cuddler.

In his free time, Lenny enjoys jumping in the lake, chasing snowballs, and resting his head on anything and anyone. He is proficient in finding sun spots to bathe in and smelly objects to roll on.

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