Dr. Nick Lavoie is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has been in practice for more than 10 years. Dr. Lavoie is also a very friendly and warm presence here at our office, which can go a long way toward helping children feel at ease and comfortable during their treatment. He is dedicated to providing our wonderful patients the most positive experience possible, with the goal of achieving and maintaining healthy teeth and a happy smile for years to come. Dr. Lavoie is skilled with a comprehensive array of preventive dental care options, and is also adept with a range of pediatric dentistry procedures designed to restore oral health in children who may need treatment to improve the current state of their teeth and gums.
Dr. Lavoie’s mission is to keep it simple whenever possible and to provide treatment with long-lasting results. He strives to maintain a light-hearted atmosphere and to empower families, giving them the educational tools they need to ensure optimal oral health for all of their loved ones.
Education and Training
In addition to general dentistry and pediatric dental care, Dr. Lavoie has a strong background in healthcare. He began his college education at the University of Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Dr. Lavoie started his career as a Registered Nurse, and later completed Harvard University’s post-baccalaureate program. This led to Stony Brook University, where he achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
While Dr. Lavoie attended Stony Brook University, he also obtained a Master’s degree in the Art of Public Policy, as well as a Master’s in Public Health. Following these achievements, Dr. Lavoie stayed with Stony Brook for another two years in order to complete specialty training in the University’s Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry.
- Stony Brook University – Pediatric Dentistry Certification
- Stony Brook University – Master’s Degree in Art of Public Policy
- Stony Brook University – Master’s Degree in Public Health
- Stony Brook University – DDS
- Harvard University – Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
- University of Massachusetts – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Awards and Honors
Dr. Lavoie has achieved a number of honors and awards over the course of his academic education and career. His leadership and dedication to serving the community have been recognized by many state and national organizations that single out excellence in dentistry. Dr. Lavoie’s recognitions include:
- Delta Dental Student Leadership Award
- Stephen Gold Award for Leadership in Dentistry
- American Academy of Public Health Dentistry – Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award
- New York State Foundation – Dean’s Award
Memberships, Accreditation, and Research
Dr. Lavoie has conducted extensive research into important topics such as the epidemiology and prevention of caries (cavities) in early childhood. Throughout his career, Dr. Lavoie has presented his research at a variety of prestigious annual dental conferences, including the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the American Academy of Dental Research Long Island Section, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting.
Dr. Lavoie’s memberships and accreditation include:
- Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Public Health Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
In his spare time, Dr. Lavoie is an avid hiker and fisherman, and he also enjoys working on personal fitness. But when he’s not in the office, Dr. Lavoie takes the greatest pleasure in spending time with his wife Katy and their beloved cats!
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Lavoie’s background and credentials, or if you would like to schedule an appointment here at our practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.