Medical Staff

Dental

Providence Community Health Centers employs a highly-skilled, compassionate, and culturally diverse workforce of board-certified pediatricians, internists, family practitioners, nurses, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives.

To make an appointment, please call 401-444-0404 or toll-free at 1-888-612-PCHC.

If you are a new patient, it may take time to get an appointment with the provider that you choose. For that reason, we suggest identifying two or three providers you would like to see in case your first choice is not immediately available. We look forward to caring for you!

Erica Knarr, DMD <br>Clinical Dental Director
Erica Knarr, DMD
Clinical Dental Director

Languages spoken: English

Dr. Erica Knarr joined Providence Community Health Centers as a staff dentist in June 2019 and was named Clinical Director of Dental Medicine in October 2022. She provides comprehensive dental care to both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Knarr was the driving force behind the department’s effort to provide root canals to patients, sparing them an extraction of a tooth, and is actively working on expanding more services for our patients.
Dr. Knarr completed her doctorate at the University of New England, School of Dental Medicine. Before Dr. Knarr’s clinical training, she received a dual degree of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Art Education from the University of New England, a Master of Arts in Psychology from Boston University, and a C.G.S. in Modern Biological Sciences from Rhode Island College. Dr. Knarr is completing her MPH from Brown University School of Public Health, with a concentration in Child and Maternal Health. In her spare time, she enjoys painting plein air, and hiking various trails in Rhode Island.
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Steven Lowe, DDS<br>Dentist
Steven Lowe, DDS
Dentist

Languages spoken: English and Mandarin Chinese

Dr. Steven Lowe received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. Prior to his most recent position as Dental Program Manager for the Oneida Indian Nation in Oneida, NY, he worked as an associate dentist at Bright Now Dental in VA, Spector Family Dental in MD, and Family First Health, a federally qualified health center in PA. Dr. Lowe is fluent in Chinese as well as Spanish with regard to dental terms. He enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the epic beaches of Rhode Island.
El Dr. Steven Lowe recibió su Doctorado en Cirugía Dental de la Universidad de Maryland. Antes de su posición más reciente como Gerente de Programas Dentales para la Oneida Indian Nation en Oneida, NY, trabajó como Dentista Asociado en Bright Now Dental en VA, Spector Family Dental en MD y Family First Health, un centro de salud en PA calificado federalmente. El Dr. Lowe habla chino y español con fluidez con respecto a los términos dentales. Le gusta pasar tiempo con su familia y explorar las grandiosas playas de Rhode Island.
Raj Pande, DMD<br>Dentist
Raj Pande, DMD
Dentist

Languages Spoken: English, some Spanish

Raj Pande, DMD, is a dentist at Providence Community Health Centers. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Pande holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. From 1992 to 1994, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa where he taught math and physics.
He has practiced community dentistry at Tri Town Community Action, Generations Family Health, and Thundermist Health Center. Dr. Pande has also worked in private practice but finds working with underserved populations far more rewarding. During his youth, his family lived in Colombia.
In his free time, Dr. Pande enjoys spending time with his family and watching K-Dramas (Korean-language television shows).
Raj Pande, DMD, es dentista en Providence Community Health Centers. Recibió su Doctorado en Medicina Dental de la Facultad de Medicina Dental de la Universidad de Tufts. El Dr. Pande es licenciado en Ingeniería Eléctrica por la Universidad de Cornell. De 1992 a 1994, fue voluntario del Cuerpo de Paz en Camerún, África Occidental, donde enseñó matemáticas y física.
Ha ejercido la odontología comunitaria en Tri Town Community Action, Generations Family Health y Thundermist Health Center. El Dr. Pande también ha trabajado en la práctica privada, pero considera que trabajar con poblaciones desfavorecidas es mucho más gratificante. Durante su juventud, su familia vivió en Colombia.
En su tiempo libre, al Dr. Pande le gusta pasar tiempo con su familia y ver K-Dramas (programas de televisión en coreano).
Melissa Weintraub, DDS<br>Dentist
Melissa Weintraub, DDS
Dentist

Languages spoken: English

Dr. Melissa Weintraub received her BS degree in Pre- Dental Science from Lehigh University and her DMD from University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Dr. Weintraub grew up in New Jersey and began her dentistry career in Boston prior to joining PCHC in 2008. As a child, Dr. Weintraub was frightened of dentists until one dentist helped alleviate her fears. She now wants to do the same for her PCHC patients. Dr. Weintraub is married to an orthodontist and has three young children. In her free time, she enjoys reading skiing and playing tennis.
La Dra. Melissa Weintraub recibió su Licenciatura en Ciencias Pre-Dental de la Lehigh University y su doctorado (DMD) en la Facultad de Odontología de la Pennsylvania Dental School . La Dra. Weintraub creció en Nueva Jersey y comenzó su carrera de odontología en Boston antes de unirse a PCHC en 2008. Cuando niña, la Dra. Weintraub le tenía miedo a los dentistas hasta que un dentista le ayudó a aliviar sus temores. Ahora quiere hacer lo mismo para sus pacientes de PCHC. La Dra. Weintraub está casada con un ortodoncista y tiene tres hijos pequeños. En su tiempo libre le gusta leer esquiar y jugar al tenis.
Asif Rangoonwala, DMD<br>Dentist
Asif Rangoonwala, DMD
Dentist

Languages Spoken: English, Hindu, Urdu, Gujarati

Dr. Asif Rangoonwala received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Medicine. He received a Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics from SDM College of Dental Sciences in India. He also received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Nair Hospital Dental College in India. Dr. Rangoonwala most recently worked as an associate dentist at Dental Dreams, LLC, in Lawrence, MA. Dr. Rangoonwala has served as a volunteer dentist in India at multiple locations since 2013. He has several research projects and publications to his credit. Dr. Rangoonwala is fluent in Hindu, Urdu, and Gujarati. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and enjoys rejuvenating through hiking and exploring new trails.
El Dr. Asif Rangoonwala recibió su título como Doctor en Medicina Dental de la Escuela de Medicina Henry M. Goldman de Boston University. Recibió una Maestría en Cirugía Dental en Prostodoncia de SDM College of Dental Sciences en la India. También recibió una Licenciatura en Cirugía Dental de Nair Hospital Dental College en la India. El Dr. Rangoonwala trabajó recientemente como dentista asociado en Dental Dreams, LLC, en Lawrence, MA. El Dr. Rangoonwala se ha desempeñado como dentista voluntario en la India en múltiples ubicaciones desde 2013. Tiene varios proyectos de investigación y publicaciones a su crédito. El Dr. Rangoonwala habla con fluidez hindú, urdu y gujarati. Vive en Massachusetts con su esposa y disfruta rejuvenecerse a través del senderismo y la exploración de nuevos senderos.
Steven Young, DDS<br>Oral Surgeon
Steven Young, DDS
Oral Surgeon

Languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese, English

 

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