About Us

Meet the Doctors

David J. Ahearn, DDS

Dentist & Practice Owner

 

Dr. David Ahearn founded Perfect Smiles in 1993 and added our second location in 2010. With well over two decades of expertise in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, Dr. Ahearn regularly participates in continuing education to stay on top of the latest dental techniques and technologies – and so does the rest of the Perfect Smiles team. Together the team devotes more than 60-plus hours to continuing education every 90 days.

He also takes great satisfaction in helping fearful or apprehensive patients feel relaxed and comfortable through sedation dentistry. Unlike many general dentists, Perfect Smiles offers three kinds of sedation:

  • Inhaled sedation or “laughing gas”
  • Oral sedation
  • IV sedation

Cutting-edge technology – and its ability to improve the lives and health of his patients – is a passion for Dr. Ahearn, who has become a noted expert in the world of dentistry. He regularly teaches advanced programs across the country and is often a highlighted speaker at American Dental Association (ADA) events, where he shares his knowledge and love of dentistry with other doctors.

Dr. Ahearn is also the founder of Design Ergonomics, the leader of the field in high performance dental office design. With Dr. Ahearn being a leader in dental productivity, their dental office designs represent a highly integrated synthesis of current dental knowledge and technology.

“…Passionate About Helping Patients.”

Mary Jane Miranda, DMD

Dentist

 

Dr. Mary Jane Miranda has been a member of our family since she was a child, when her mother worked at Perfect Smiles. At an early age, she expressed an interest in dentistry. Her interest grew through the years, as she came to the office with her mom and saw Dr. Ahearn and other dentists at work. After graduating high school, she started working at our front desk and soon after became a certified dental assistant.

In 2007 she graduated from Rhode Island College and took a hiatus from the practice to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She was so committed to becoming a dentist that she commuted to Boston from Somerset, MA every day for four years! After obtaining her degree, Dr. Miranda returned to practice dentistry where she first fell in love with the profession – at Perfect Smiles!

Dr. Miranda is an advisor to the Dental Assisting Program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. It is here where she helps steer the vocational program and students toward future success. Her involvement on the board keeps the dental program up-to-date with inside knowledge of industry trends and technologies, both cutting-edge and proven industry standards.

“…Found Her Calling at Perfect Smiles.”

Dan Tracy, DDS

Dentist

 

Dr. Dan Tracy joined the Perfect Smiles team after completing his general practice residency in San Francisco, where he gained exposure to the dental field, discovering the areas of cosmetic dentistry and surgical procedures to be his favorite. He has spent many years volunteering to educate children on the overall importance of oral hygiene and has taught dental students how to perform exams and about the importance of patient education.

Dr. Tracy brings with him such enthusiasm about the dental field that it quickly puts every patient at ease. He is always looking forward to helping patients smile confidently!

“…Puts Patients at Ease With His Enthusiasm for Dentistry.”

Neil Blitz, DMD, MS

Orthodontist

 

When you come to us for orthodontic treatment, you’ll have the pleasure of working with Dr. Neil Blitz. He works out of both of our offices. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Blitz received his degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and studied orthodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Before joining the Perfect Smiles team in 2009, Dr. Blitz was in private orthodontic practice for 25 years in Rhode Island.

Thanks to Dr. Blitz, our patients enjoy multiple choices for their orthodontic treatment, including ClearCorrect and Invisalign clear aligners, traditional metal braces, and clear ceramic braces that easily blend into smiles with tooth-colored wires.

Dr. Blitz is a people person and enjoys learning new things from his patients. During his time away from the office, he enjoys snorkeling and is an avid underwater photographer and spearfisher.

“…Has Practiced for More Than Three Decades.”

Madhuri Patel, DDS

Dentist

 

Dr. Madhuri Patel is a skilled, likable, and patient dentist. Patients love her because she provides excellent dental care in a gentle and relaxed manner. With a passion for family dentistry, she recently moved to Rhode Island from New York City after completing her dental school at the largest and busiest dental school in the U.S., NYU College of Dentistry. Her coworkers and our patients appreciate her commitment to her work and the well-being of her patients. She always carries a positive attitude.

During her free time, she loves watching sitcoms and murder mysteries, cooking a variety of delicious vegetarian meals, trying different cuisines, and traveling.

“…Has a Special Passion for Family Dentistry.”

Travis Neuenhaus, DDS

Dentist

 

Dr. Neuenhaus joins us with clinical experience from New York University College of Dentistry, where he gained exposure to the dental field and fell in love with oral surgery. He is eager to gain more experience and learn as much as he can as he continues to grow as a practitioner.

Patients will feel at ease with Dr. Neuenhaus as he will be treating patients as if he was treating his parents. “I hold myself to very high standards when it comes to the care that I provide.”

In his spare time, Dr. Neuenhaus enjoys hiking, surfing, and snowboarding. He especially loves surfing in snowstorms and Nor’easters.

“…Enjoys Many Aspects of Dentistry.”