Dr. Joel F. Picard earned his D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Georgetown University’s School of Dentistry in 1988, where he graduated with an award for excellence in crown and bridge therapy. It was in that year that Dr. Picard joined his father, Dr. George Picard in practice. He is proud to be a third generation dentist, carrying on the tradition that was started by his grandfather, Dr. Armand Picard in 1930. Dr. Picard received his undergraduate degree in biology from Boston College.
While Dr. Picard provides all phases of dentistry including Invisalign therapy, he has expertise in delivering advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Picard has lectured on implant dentistry for one of the world’s leading implant companies, teaching other dentists advanced implant techniques. He also lectures at RI Hospital, presenting implant cases to the dental residents at Samuels Sinclair Dental Center. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society, the Rhode Island Dental Association and the Northern RI Dental Society.
For over thirty years, Dr. Picard has been an active member of the Providence Dental Study Club. The doctors in this organization meet monthly in order to stay abreast of state of the art techniques and technology. Through networking and studying with the best dentists in RI, Dr. Picard is able to enhance his professional education and his ability to treat patients of all ages with complex dental problems.
For over thirty years, Dr. Picard has been a volunteer dentist, caring for the dental needs of the sisters at Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey. He is a volunteer dentist for the Donated Dental Program, helping military veterans and under privileged patients in RI. He has also participated in a week long dental mission trip in Central America.
Dr. Picard resides in Cumberland with his wife, Sarah. When away from the office he enjoys playing tennis, guitar, reading, fishing and boating on Narragansett Bay.