Meet the Doctors
Picard Dental Associates
Dr. Joel F. Picard
Dr. Joel F. Picard earned his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Georgetown University's School of Dentistry in 1988, where he graduated with an award for excellence in crown and bridge therapy. It was in that year that Dr. Joel joined his father, Dr. George V. Picard, in family practice. He is proud to be a third generation dentist, carrying on the tradition that was started by his grandfather, Dr. Armand Picard, in 1941. Dr. Picard received his undergraduate degree from Boston College.
While Dr. Picard provides all phases of dentistry, his expertise is in delivering advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Picard has lectured on implant dentistry for one of the world’s leading dental implant companies, teaching other dentists nationwide advanced techniques in implants. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Rhode Island Dental Association, and the Woonsocket Dental Society.
In May of 2008, Dr. Picard was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society. For over twenty years, he has been an active member of the Providence Plantations Dental Study Club. The doctors in this club meet monthly to stay abreast of the latest dental technology and techniques. Through networking with the best dentists in RI, Dr. Picard continues to enhance his professional education and chairside techniques to treat patients of all ages with complex dental problems.
Dr. Picard is a volunteer dentist at Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, Massachusetts. He also recently completed a week-long dental mission project in Central America.
Dr. Picard resides in Cumberland with his wife, Sarah, and their three children, John, James, and Emma. When away from the office, he enjoys tennis, cycling, fishing, and playing guitar.
Dr. Duggan, a native of Norwood, Massachusetts, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. She attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she earned her D.M.D. degree. After graduating from Tufts Dental School, she completed a one year advanced education graduate degree program at the Medical University of South Carolina where she received additional training in implant and veneer restorations, oral surgery, complete and partial dentures, crown and bridge restorations, and CAD/CAM digital impressions.
Dr. Duggan joined the team at Picard Dental Associates in the Spring of 2014. She strives to provide comprehensive dental care for her patients in a friendly and comfortable environment. She is trained in the Itero digital impression systems and is also a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Duggan remains active in the dental community as a member of the Providence Plantations Dental Study Club and the Greater Woonsocket District Dental Society.
When Dr. Duggan is not at the office providing for her patients, she enjoys running, baking goodies, and spending time with her family and friends. She currently resides in Norwood, Massachusetts with her husband Matt.
Dr. Hillary Roberts
Dr. Hillary Roberts is a native of Kansas but spent much of her early formative years in Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as a Master's Degree in Biomedical Ethics. She then attended Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Degree. Part of what she appreciated at Midwestern was their focus on training their dental students to be patient-centered and it is this philosophy that is the basis for all of Dr. Roberts' care.
Dr. Roberts recently joined the staff at Picard Dental Associates and is dedicated to being at the forefront of dental innovation. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the RI Dental Association, and the Providence Dental Study Club.
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Roberts enjoys exploring the intricate architecture of Providence, hiking and spending time with her rescue cat, Minnie.