By Sarah Luoma
Picking just any orthodontist off the internet to care for your special dental needs isn’t a good idea, whether it is for you or your child. It is best to find an orthodontist whose practice is not only a comfortable and calming place to visit, but has the state of the art tools and a knowledgeable team that can help you achieve your goal.
DeQuattro Orthodontics has become a trusted practice in the Rhode Island area with a lengthy list of happy patients of all ages. Dr. Frank DeQuattro and his team specialize in delivering a wide variety of orthodontic needs; from traditional metal braces, clear brackets, Invisalign® for a straighter smile, to palatal expander devices for a crowded mouth, custom mouth guards and retainers.
Patient Centered Care
With their patients’ comfort and convenience a priority, DeQuattro Orthodontics has two locations in Wakefield and Westerly, Rhode Island. Both facilities utilize state of the art technology with a patient first approach.
Dr. Frank DeQuattro and his team’s main focus is getting to know their patients and treating them like family in order to deliver the best possible care and education. They welcome patients of all ages, catering to their dental needs one-on-one with a team approach thanks to their knowledgeable and fun-loving staff.
The use of digital impressions to help create braces and comfortable custom mouth guards allows Dr. Frank DeQuattro and his team to scrap the old messy and uncomfortable way of creating models of patients’ teeth. The DeQuattro method is appreciated especially by both younger children who do not traditionally do well with the procedure and patients with a strong gag reflex.
From start to finish they create a clear care plan for patients, placing them on the path to a healthy mouth and a great smile which lends itself to better overall health.
Not Your Average Orthodontist
Known to his patients as Dr. Frank, DeQauttro is a retired colonel in the United States Army Dental Corps who has served in the National Guard for the last 25 years and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Prior to becoming a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, Dr. DeQuattro was also a mechanical engineer. His time in engineering allowed him to work on some impressive projects for both NASA and the Department of Defense. He has also worked on the International Space Station and US submarine systems located at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center!
A lifetime of unique experiences and an impressive educational background contribute to making Dr. DeQuattro a top practicing orthodontist in his field.
Big on Community
On top of fostering a warm community within his practice, Dr. DeQuattro also takes the time to give back to those within the Rhode Island community and beyond.
When he isn’t working and caring for his three daughters, he teaches sailing instruction for the RI Special Olympics. He is also a youth soccer coach.
A former high school athlete, Dr. DeQuattro also sponsors many local Rhode Island youth sports teams from soccer to baseball and basketball.
With a firm belief in community and charity, Dr. DeQuattro has also volunteered his time and dental expertise to communities in Central America and the Caribbean which do not have access to dental care.
Personal Health and Well-Being
As a doctor who knows how important health is, Dr. DeQuattro maintains his own well-being with a love for fishing, running in local events, practicing yoga, boating and hiking. He has scaled the impressive heights of both Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and Argentina’s Mt. Aconcagua.
Dr. DeQuattro certainly has many accomplishments of which to be proud, but his practice, which has given him the ability to help build and preserve the well being of a community of neighbors and friends, may just be his crowning achievement.
DeQuattro Orthodontics is located at 24 Salt Pond Road Suite C1 in Wakefield, Rhode Island and 39 East Avenue in Westerly, Rhode Island.