We are so lucky to have a team, or better yet professional family, of staff in the office with a wide variety of skills, experiences, and expertise. Not only do we share the common goal of teamwork, but in doing so, strive to offer the most satisfying patient experience possible. Individually we are immensely capable, but as a unit we are at our best! Please feel free to contact any one of us; we’ll be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.

Dr. Sunjay Patil

After completing dental school at Tufts University and a one-year residency in General Dentistry at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Patil came to Middletown, RI in the fall of 2000 and joined Dr. Moody’s practice. Soon thereafter, he blended his style and vision into those already in place, marking the inception of Aquidneck Avenue Family Dental. 20 years later as the ower and primary dentist, the practice continues to grow under his leadership and thrive from the many satisfied patients referring their family, friends, and co-workers to him.

Dr. Patil takes great care to make sure his patients are informed and comfortable before, during, and after treatment. He caters to his patients, from the youngest to the most seasoned, with a lighthearted, caring, and thorough approach. After answering every question, sharing a laugh, and discussing post-treatment instructions, patients find themselves leaving with smiles and handshakes.

Dr. Patil and his family reside in North Kingstown, RI. His wife of 19 years, 13-year-old daughter, and 11-year-old son keep him on the go, happy, and fulfilled everyday. In his free time, he enjoys coaching soccer, the culinary arts, singing, and cheering on the New York Yankees (a risky admission, knowing the loyalties of most Rhode Islanders).

Trinity College, 1993 – B.S.

Boston University, 1994 – M.S.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1999 – D.M.D.

Merit Scholar, 1995 – 1999

Hartford Hospital, 2000

Residency in General Dentistry and Hospital Medicine


– American Dental Association

– Rhode Island Dental Association

– Newport County Dental Society

Dr. Stanson Moody

Dr. Moody has deep, longstanding ties to Aquidneck Island. He has enjoyed practicing dentistry in the Newport area for over 35 years, much like his father before him. Dr. Moody was a Clinical Instructor and Practice Coordinator at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine from 1997 – 1999, and more recently, trained hygiene students at Cape Cod Community College. His passion for dentistry, commitment to high standards, and dedication to patients remains unwavering in private practice.

Dr. Moody and his wife, Mary, are the proud parents of 5 children and grandparents of 13 children. He is an aficionado of antique cars and their restoration, and was recently inducted into the Rogers High School and Newport Athletic Hall of Fame for his excellence in both High School and Collegiate basketball.

University of Rhode Island, 1969 – B.S.

United States Air Force Officers Training School, 1970

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1974 – D.M.D.


American Dental Association
Rhode Island Dental Association
Newport County Dental Society

Hygiene Team

Our hygiene department is made up of an ensemble of talented, dedicated dental hygienists. Most of our hygienists have at least 12 years of chair-side experience, and each has been a familiar face to patients for many years. As a result, they offer a wealth of knowledge and acquired skill for each patient who sits in their chair.

Meeting our hygienists is also an excellent opportunity to introduce children to their first dental visit. Our hygienists’ friendly, compassionate, and inviting approach to pediatric care is a perfect way to start your child’s journey into the arena of good oral health and prevention.

Our hygiene team is prepared to address your questions and concerns at your next visit!

Brooke Ferreria, R.D.H.
Elaine Holiday, R.D.H.
Sue Sullivan R.D.H.
Nancy Pine, R.D.H.
Laura Ramroth, R.D.H.

Administrative and Dental Assistant Team

Our administrative and assistant teams are another strength of our busy practice. Our dental assistants have each been assisting our doctor’s long term and thus have developed a “partnered” working relationship. This continuity has not only made workflow between the assistant and dentist streamlined and predictable, but it also reassures patients to see a familiar face before beginning treatment.

Our administrative team is prepared to handle your scheduling, insurance, and billing needs. They try and handle these matters with sensitivity to privacy, flexibility, and attention to detail. We are ready to take your calls, answer your questions, and find an appointment for you.

Jackie Toner – Front Desk Coordinator

April Cornell – Head Dental Assistant (Dr. Patil)

Christine McNally – Practice Assistant/Dental Assistant (Dr. Moody)

Sue Sullivan – Office Assistant