Meet Our Team
Dr. Dimitri G. Ganim
A graduate of Providence College and Georgetown Dental School, Dr. Ganim continues to take frequent continuing education courses to stay abreast of today’s dentistry. As a past member of the RI State Board of Dental Examiners, and long time member of the Northeast Board of Dental Examiners and The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments, he continues to evaluate recent dental graduates for clinical competency before their licensure.
Dr. Ganim has been a member of the Rhode Island, Pawtucket, New England, and American Dental Associations, and the American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy dental honor societies.
I am very fortunate to have assembled a great group of people who truly enjoy both working together and serving you. Sometimes the tasks we perform can be very difficult and stressful and knowing this, they make every effort to minimize this anxiety and make things as easy for you as possible. They work as a team to help strengthen all aspects of your relationship with us. In short, they all share the same philosophy of practice and of treating people, and strive to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Jane has been a member of Dr. Ganim’s team since 2003, with several years of previous experience. She specializes in Insurance Administration and Patient Scheduling, with the utmost attention, ability and thoughtfulness. One will commonly see Jane multi-tasking between office managerial duties, insurance claims, patient scheduling and friendly conversation with other staff members or patients. Her organizational ability, sharp-witted sense of humor, and compassionate demeanor make her a crucial member of the office team!
Jane enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and staying active; she loves summer and the outdoors.
Helen joined our staff in 2012. A dental assistant since 1985, Helen has proved to be an invaluable addition. Her proficiency as an assistant, as well as her ability to speak several languages has been extremely beneficial to our practice.
Helen graduated from SMU with a Foreign Literature and Language degree.
She enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Marilyn has been a registered dental hygienist for many years having graduated from Springfield Technical Community College, first from the Dental Assisting Program followed by the Dental Hygiene Program. While working as a Hygienist, she attended and graduated from Newbury College with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration.
Marilyn enjoys new learning experiences and continues to attend educational seminars in dental hygiene to stay current in the latest advances in dental care. She joined Dr. Ganim’s team in 2004. Marilyn enjoys working with Dr. Ganim and all the staff members: “It is wonderful to work in a professional, friendly, and genuinely caring atmosphere where together as a team we provide quality dentistry for people of all ages!” She always greets her patients with a smile, and they may get a glimpse of her sense of humor! Her goal is to put each patient at ease and work as their dental partner toward achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. This is done through patient education, gentle treatment methods and quality patient service.
Marilyn enjoys sailing with her husband and friends, beading jewelry, gardening, and reading. She loves animals (especially her dog).
Gisele graduated from Bristol Community College. A member of the Sigma Phi Alpha, a national honor society for dental hygienists, and stays current on new technologies in dentistry.
She has worked for Dr Ganim since 2008. She loves working with Dr Ganim and other staff because ” we are truly a team, who puts the needs of patients first”. Gisele loves to educate patients about their dental needs, has a positive attitude in life, and tries to always be positive with patients. She loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, loves to Zumba, bikes, canoes, kayaks and loves to read. She relaxes in Maine and catches 5 lb largemouth bass , much to her husband’s dismay!
Heather, a Dental Hygienist for over 25 years, is a graduate of Bristol Community College where she was inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha, National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. She is happy to have joined Dr. Ganim’s professional, caring team and has enjoyed meeting so many wonderful patients. In her free time, she enjoys sailing with her family and attending musicals. She is the Secretary and Past Commodore of the Narragansett Terrace Terrace Yacht Club. Heather and her husband reside in Riverside and have, three young adult children.
Cecile has been a dental hygienist for over 26 years and is licensed in RI & MA. She graduated from the Community College of RI in 1991. She has a sincere love for her profession and enjoys helping patients to understand their dental health needs and how to achieve them. Cecile has worked with children and completed a nine-week course focusing on working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She has also worked in the periodontal field helping people who have severe dental health needs.
Cecile started working with Dr. Ganim in 2017 wishing she had met him earlier in her career because he shares her philosophy in treating patients needs with compassion and honesty. She loves the staff and the family atmosphere of the office.
Malissa is a graduate of Elizabeth Grady School. She has worked for many years as an esthetician, and compliments our staff as a Patient Coordinator. Interestingly, Malissa has been a patient since she was 2 years old! Malissa enjoys music, dancing, painting, and Christian Ministry.
Susan received her BS and MBA from Providence College.
A Finance Director at URI, Susan has been our Bookkeeper for many years. Her interests include fitness and travel.