Our Staff

Heidi Petrowicz
Patient Service Manager

Heidi came to Dental 1 RI bringing a strong background both in the medical field and in business management. This, coupled with a passion for people and smiles made her the perfect fit for the Dental 1 RI Front Office. From the initial phone call, to the office tour, to the follow-up phone calls, Heidi makes it her business to help patients understand their treatment plan, insurance policies and payment options. Heidi's favorite thing about dentistry is helping anxious patients overcome their fears and especially coordinating smile makeovers using services like veneers and invisible aligner therapy.

When not at the office, Heidi enjoys almost any activity that can be done outdoors, from hiking to camping and snowshoeing to kayaking. She is an accomplished equestrian and an avid competitor in Barrel Racing and other equine sports. When not at work you can find her at the barn or at the beach! Heidi loves to try new things and recently took up indoor rock-climbing. On the bucket list are ballroom dancing, acoustic guitar and learning at least two foreign languages

Donna Mello
Dental Hygienist

Donna is a 1984 graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Bristol Community College. She has been a committed practitioner in dental hygiene for more than 25 years in the state of RI. Her clinical skills in treating adults, children and the elderly in a dental office include experience with digital x rays,soft tissue management,periodontal scaling and curettage, tooth whitening, sealant placement along with oral hygiene instruction.

Donna resides with her husband Herbie and children Dylan and Kyra. In her time away from the work, she enjoys exercising, reading, traveling and time with her family.

Allison Mafera
Dental Assistant