Dental Staff

All professionals at Dr. Kathy Hay-Reed maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Kathy Hay-Reed

Dr. Kathy Hay-Reed has been providing quality dental care to the greater Swansea community for over 23 years. She takes a gentle approach, easing any concerns by providing valuable patient education. Dr Hay-Reed listens so she can better understand a patient’s particular needs. She strives to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care.

In 1984, Dr. Hay-Reed graduated from Stonehill College summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Embracing both her love and the arts and science inspired her to pursue a career in dentistry. She received her graduate degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at Tufts University in 1988. Dr. Hay-Reed is an active member of the ADA and the Southeastern District of the Massachusetts Dental Society where she has previously served as a member of the ethics committee.

Dr. Hay-Reed has a special interest in serving the U.S. veterans of our community. As well as serving our Swansea veterans, she has also provided dental care at the Rhode Island Veterans Home for over 29 years.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, art history, and reading by the sea.


Dental Hygienist

Debbie has been a lifelong resident in the Swansea area. She began her dental career in 1983 as a certified dental assistant. She then attended the Community College of Rhode Island and became a registered dental hygienist in 1992. Debbie has been an invaluable member of the Swansea Dental Associates family since 1996 bringing 30+ years of dental experience. She enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life.



Dental Hygienist


Dental Assistant

Paula has over 20 years experience within the dental field. She has been a member of the Swansea Dental Associates team since 2001. Paula works hard to provide the utmost quality care and enjoys getting to know our patients and making them feel at ease.


Office Coordinator

Theresa has been with Swansea Dental Associates for over 20 years. In that time, she has had the pleasure of getting to know our patients individual needs and strives to meet them. If you have any questions about our office or scheduling treatment, please contact us and Theresa would be happy to assist you.


Insurance/finance coordinator

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