2007-03-29 / News

Islander named to health service board

Dr. Joseph G. Samartano Jr. Dr. Joseph G. Samartano Jr. Joseph G. Samartano Jr., DDS, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island.

Dr. Samartano, a resident of Jamestown, is chief of the Division of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Joseph Health Services.

Following 35 years in private practice, he currently serves as coordinator for the hospital's schoolbased dental program in Pawtucket and is an attending surgeon for the pediatric dental residency program.

A Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Life Member of the American Dental Association, Samartano has also volunteered extensively for area organizations including the American Cancer Society and the Jamestown Shores Association. He is a graduate of Providence College and the Georgetown University School of Dentistry.

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