Meet the doctors who make Abington Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics so special. Whether it’s them or any of our clinical team, all of our professionals pursue continued education to maintain the highest level of accreditation and expertise. And all know what it means to chase after nimble toddlers, clean up spilled milk every morning, and repeatedly answer the infamous question, “why?”.
THE NERDY STUFF
Dr. Anne Kuczma (a.k.a. Dr. K), a Rhode Island native, graduated in 1998 from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Zoology. After first working as an environmental scientist, she decided to make a career change into Dentistry. She then attended and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2007. As a student, she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Public Health Dentistry, and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology predoctoral awards. In addition to those honors, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. (Holy moly is she a smarty pants…)
Patients with special needs hold a near and dear place in Dr. K’s heart. In 2009, she completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital Boston where she conducted research on the oral health of children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Kuczma is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
THE FUN STUFF
Dr. K is mom to three young kids. When she’s not in scrubs, you can find her at a gymnastics meet, on a soccer or baseball field, or volunteering at various community programs.
THE FINE DETAILS
Dr. K lives in Norwell with her husband, Damian, and children Callan, Andrew, and Bridget. In her free time, she loves being active with running and swimming, and most enjoys spending time with her family.
THE NERDY STUFF
Dr. Grazioso (a.k.a. Dr. G) is a 1988 graduate of Boston College, where she received her B.S. in Biology, and a 1993 graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where she was awarded her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Grazioso received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, in 1996. She served as Chief Dental Resident and received numerous awards for excellence in Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Oral Surgery.
Dr. G founded SSCD in 1999 – and all these years later, she still enjoys every part of being a pediatric dentist and running a small independent business. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. An activist within her profession, she is involved in grassroots efforts on the state and national level to promote issues important to dentistry and to the patients she serves.
THE FUN STUFF
In addition to believing that it takes a village in the local community, Dr. G also likes to participate in global outreach. She has been fortunate enough to travel to Ethiopia and Haiti with her family to provide medical services to underserved communities. She hopes to continue to spread light and love at home and around the globe for many years to come.
THE FINE DETAILS
Dr. G currently resides in Marshfield with her husband, Henry, and their sons, Alex and Nicholas. In her spare time, she loves to travel, do CrossFit, and spend days at the beach with her family and friends.
Dr. Paul Fitzgerald established Hingham & Duxbury Orthodontics in 2000. This practice quickly expanded over the last 15 years and has become the premiere orthodontic services provider in the communities of Hingham, Duxbury, Kingston, Scituate, Cohasset, and Norwell. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Mayflower Study Club.
Dr. Fitzgerald is very active on the board of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Fitzgerald graduated from Boston College in 1992. He completed his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1996 and continued there to pursue his orthodontic certificate which he received in 1998.
Dr. Fitzgerald has participated in numerous volunteer missions to provide dental care to impoverished regions in Nicaragua, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and the Brazilian Amazon. For many years, he volunteered at “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” in Boston providing treatment for at-risk youth. Presently, Dr. Fitzgerald donates his time to Smiles Changes Lives to provide orthodontic treatment for children from low-income families.