Dr. Karkalas has received recognition for her skill in cosmetic dentistry from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as being a past member of the Holistic Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. She is also a current member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and is also the treasurer of the Rhode Island chapter. Dr. Karkalas also belongs to the Seattle Study Club and was also inducted into the Academy of Dentistry International.

Traditional Dentistry & Beyond, Our Team Has You Covered
Our practice offers a full range of dental services like traditional dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, spa dentistry, and Botox. No matter what type of service you are interested in, you can fully rely on our team to give you a positive and satisfying experience. We have provided a lot of our patients with the level of health and beauty they are proud of. Our team aims at a standard of excellence in personalized dental care, which enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.
Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Dental implants can provide a strong and durable replacement option. These titanium implants act as tooth roots and are implanted into the jawbone surgically to replace the missing tooth. The whole process requires at least two dental visits and a few months of recovery time as well.

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Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

Having straight and aligned teeth can not just make you look great but also contribute to your dental health with a balanced bite making it easy for you to maintain your oral health. Malocclusion or teeth misalignment can be fixed through orthodontic treatment like Invisalign®.

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Dentists always look for innovative ways to assess their patients. The CEREC Primescan AC is considered one of the leading machines on the front line of oral care. It provides accurate digital impressions of teeth and also gives dentists access to a vast range of additional features.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a field of modern dentistry in which the imperfect teeth or teeth that have sustained damage from trauma or dental decay can be easily restored to make a natural-looking, beautiful and functional smile.

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Digital radiography technology has certain advantages over film-based x-rays. Dental x rays are an efficient tool used in dentistry for evaluating oral health. They can help in identifying different types of dental issues that might be related to teeth, gums, or bone.

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Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges

Dentistry has evolved significantly over the last few decades, making dental procedures more convenient and quick. CEREC - Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic is one such modern technique of fabricating dental restorations like crowns..

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The desire to have a younger, brighter smile with whiter teeth is now easy to attain. Whitening teeth safely can lighten the color of the teeth. Teeth can get darkened naturally due to aging, long-term use of some medications, use of tobacco...

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Orthodontic treatment with braces can take over years, and sometimes even longer. The advancements in orthodontic technology have brought faster and more convenient treatment. SureSmile is considered a new alternative to traditional braces ..

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What our patients are saying...

"First rate dental care  and customer service. Will they offer you the latest in ways to up your dental presentation? Yes.  Are they the least expensive provider around? No. Do you get what you pay for? Yes. They are attentive, proactive, and pay way more attention to my mouth than I would…"

"Dental emergency yesterday when I lost a crown -- just a few days before Christmas! The office was closed, but I left a voice mail and got a call back within the hour and had an appointment scheduled first thing this morning. Really appreciated them fitting me in so quickly!"

"Outstanding dentist. Fantastic staff. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Karkalas for at least 5 years now and have received everything from a simple filling, crown, to a fitted nightguard. She works collaboratively with the top-notch endodontists and periodontists to devise the best treatment plan for you…"

"I just went in for my consultation this morning. I knew going in that I am in need of some extensive work due to neglect of dental upkeep over many years. Everyone was so pleasant and Dr. Karkalas was so thorough in her explanations which made me feel more at ease knowing she knew her information.I…"

"Kept me informed every step of the way. All the staff was friendly and warm. They all made sure i was comfortable even gave me a warm neck wrap"

"Amazing! Fast and presented complete written plan including details on what insurance would and would not cover. I was genuinely impressed and already scheduled two mor appointments."


"Everyone in this practice is great at what they do, from the front desk to the dentist and dental hygienists. Very effective, accessible and friendly!"

"Dr. Karkalas is a new dentist for me as of only three weeks ago, and I have been extremely pleased. She is obviously very experienced, competent, and personable. Dentistry is not easy for me due to past bad experiences, but I feel comfortable and at ease with Dr. Karkalas. She appropriately diag…"

"I've tried a few dentist office's looking for the "perfect" one as my childhood dentist office had closed and I would definitely say this one is the most personable and friendly of all of them! It always feels like they genuinely want to understand you as a patient and are willing to talk about pro…"

"I always get a proficient cleaning, with no discomfort, and as a result, I haven't had any cavities in years."

"Professional, warm and friendly, straight-forward advice for every day dental health, easy to stay on a schedule. Highly recommend."

"The best dentist in North America, and possibly the world! Very efficient, professional and awesome!!!"

"Dr. Karkalas is the 2nd or 3rd dentist we've seen in the Providence area, and by far the best! The staff is friendly and professional, they do great work, and you're not stuck waiting for an appointment."

"Dr. Karkalas and her team are top notch. Great dental care, always on schedule, and easy to communicate with when needed."

"I have been seeing Dr Karkalas for over 10 years now and as much as I'd rather not go to the dentist, I always have such a positive experience!  She does beautiful work and has a top notch team!! I highly recommend Dr  K for anyone looking for a new dentist!"

"Things have changed quite a bit since COVID-19, but Dr. Karkalas' office and staff took everything seriously, putting the health and safety of others and themselves first. They take the necessary precautions while making you feel comfortable and at ease. My family switched to this office after livi…"

"Staff are very pleasant, Doctor is wonderful best dentist I’ve ever been too. Definitely will recommend."

"I found this office after not having gone to the dentist in years. I was truly blown away with the amount of knowledge I learned during my first cleaning with their hygienist, Kelly. I am beyond grateful to have found a dentist I can trust and a team of educated professionals who could thoroughly a…"

"I have gone trough a couple dentist and have never been satisfied until  I came to lena and company.... I always complain about dentist not being sensitive to the patient.. that wont happen here.Very attentive , perfect work. Gentile and caring. Clean office good parking flexible hours..I…"

"I had a great experience here. I had an old cap/crown pop off unexpectedly at work, and I called them freaking out -- having never been a patient of theirs. They saw me within the hour and got me all put back together calmly and competently.  They gave me some recommendations on other services…"

"I did a cleaning and got a mouthguard here. Both of my experiences have been wonderful. For my cleaning,  my hygienist gave me a lot of fun facts while she cleaned my teeth, keeping it from being boring. For my mouthguard, it didn't fit the first time but it was redone and gotten back to me in…"

"I’m glad to have found such a great dentist! The hygienist taught me so much during my appointment and explained everything she was doing. I feel much better informed about dental health and my teeth, and will be coming back here in the future."

"I normally fear the dentist! I walked into their nice cozy office and was greeted right away with a warm welcome. Staff is very friendly and very professional at the same time. I was instantly comfortable there and I highly recommend them to anyone!"

"Dr Karkalas has a nice touch and excellent ability to troubleshoot dental work without causing any pain "

"I cleaned my teeth today and the hygiene specialist was so good. Dr. Lena is good and staffs are kind."

"This is my second time have Botox injections with Dr. Karkalas.  She is superb!  No bruising, bleeding or swelling.  She is very attentive to needs of her patients and does exactly what she says she is going to do.  She is extremely trustworthy and I don't feel like I am be…"

"Best staff Evuh!!"

"The best dentist in North America, and possibly the world!   Very efficient,  professional and awesome!!! Flawless!"

"1st time visit and it was great first-time experience. Staff is very nice and caring. I definitely recommend them. "

"ALways have great experience with Dr. Karkalas' practice.  Friendly staff that is aware of my issues when seeing a dentist and they are very accommodating of them"

"Very reassuring! Answered all of my questions - made recommendations, offered options in a calm, pleasant manner. Everyone was so friendly and helpful - looking forward to getting started."

"Very good, as usual."

"I love having friends guess which of my teeth are 'fake'--- they are always surprised because of the incredible quality of the veneers. Whether its cosmetic work, a filling, or cleaning, Dr. Karkalas and her team provide impeccable service. Once I made the mistake of eating hard crusty bread and ch…"

"Had my 1st visit today and i wish i found this office years ago! Everyone was friendly and welcoming! They really know how to make your visit as comfortable as possible. I look forward to coming back here and work on getting my healthy smile back. "

"I highly recommend Dr. Karkalas, especially if you are in need of advanced dental care.  All of the office staff are very friendly.  I truly appreciate how Dr. Karkalas took the time to explain the long term effects of different advanced treatment options.  "

"I learned more about how to brush my teeth during the cleaning than I ever have before.    Dr. Karkalas is friendly and is not pushy about cosmetic procedures.  Everyone in the office is welcoming and organized.  "

"It was the first dental clinic since we moved to Providence.The first impression of their atmosphere was calm, comfortable, and friendly.They treated us very gentle and personally. And they made an appoinment and managed that very seriously so that we did not need to wait to see a doctor. We o…"

"Professional, Friendly I was able to get an appointment quickly and they got to the root of my problem in a timely, friendly and professional manner."

"Awesome as always!As usual, everything went great with my cleaning today! Started right on time and got some great feedback on a problem tooth that I have. "

"Professional, quality care Dr.Karkalas & her office have been taking care of my dental needs for several years. Like extended family now. I always know I will get state of the art care in all procedures. "

"Fantastic treatmentThe staff at the office were able to get me in quickly due to a chipped, ragged tooth, and Dr. Karkalas was able to treat me with a much less extensive and costly procedure than I'd been anticipating. She's the best -- talented, caring, and honest. "

"High quality service, great staff.I highly recommend this dentist, great staff, and Lena is precise and has a great personality! I love the early hours I can make for appointments! "

"Great Staff!Professional and friendly. Everything was explained well.  "

"Professional, cordial and highly efficient serviceI am a longtime patient of Dr. KARKALAS. I have been so, because I have always received caring, concerned, and trusted professional service. In addition, I always feel that Dr. K is always very knowledgeable regarding the latest techniques and servi…"

"Staff is very friendly and competent"

"Extremely high quality patient care. Dr. Karkalas and her team are amazing professionals! The patient always comes first in this office. "

"Quality care Skilled thorough, knowledgeable, caring, professional. I wouldn't go anywhere else. "

"My experience is always top notch. Everyone in the office is very professional and I know going there that they are looking out for my best interests. "

"Professional and courteousDr. Karkalas and her staff where amazing. They explained everything step by step and put my at ease with their knowledge and professionalism."

151 Waterman St
Providence, 02906

Lena D. Karkalas, DDS

151 Waterman St

Tel: (401) 861-2140

MON - THU : 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

FRI - SUN : Closed

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