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Dr. John Kiang

Dr KiangDr. John Kiang is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He believes that going to the dentist should be an enjoyable experience, so that each child will have positive life-long oral health. Dr. Kiang is thrilled to provide the highest level of dental care in a gentle and compassionate manner for your child.

Dr. Kiang earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT., a M.A. from Boston University School of Medicine, and obtained his D.M.D. from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kiang completed an Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry residency in Providence, RI through NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

He received additional training at NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, in cleft and craniofacial care. He is certified in nasoalveolar molding (NAM): A presurgical orthopedic appliance for infants with cleft lip and palate.  His commitment to improving the health of infants, children and adolescents with developmental disabilities led him to fellowship training through Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders program (LEND) at Hasbro Children’s Hospital: Brown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kiang is an Attending Clinical Faculty at NYU Lutheran Medical Center-Providence, where he trains residents in all aspects Pediatric Dentistry. He is on the medical staff at Fatima Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Umass Memorial Medical Center, where he serves as the staff Pediatric Dentist for the multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial team. He has an interest in clinical research and has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Kiang is the President-elect and Treasurer of the Rhode Island Dental Association and is the editor and chief of the Rhode Island Dental Association Journal. He serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, Pierre Fauchard Academy Honor Society, International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Additionally, Dr. Kiang is very active in the community through his volunteer service. He is a board member of the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation, which is responsible for the Mission of Mercy, an annual free two-day dental event for uninsured and under-insured. Some of Dr. Kiang’s personal interests include spending time with his family, swimming, biking and running. He is a multiple Ironman finisher who is proud to say he has raised funds for various nonprofit organizations through racing.