After founding Newport Pediatric Dentistry on Old Beach Road in Newport and serving Aquidneck Island children for 30 years, Dr. George Kates, has announced his retirement.
A well-known name on the island and an esteemed dentist, many residents went to Dr. Kates as a child and brought their own children to him later in life.
Here is what a few people had to say on Facebook:
Jocelyn Dela Cruz Lavoie I am very fortunate to have had him as my dentist when I was a kid and to have him for my daughter's dentist! Thank you so much Dr Kates!
Mary E. Viera-Moniz Good luck Dr. Kates....my kids go wayyyy back with you!! All the best in the next phase of your life....
Chelsea Perry Awwww. He was absolutely amazing. Wish my little girl could of had the pleasure of having him. Thank you for all your work Dr. Kates!
Lucy Hamilton The. Best. Pediatric. Dentist.
Jennifer Cicilline Vidotto It was great having him as my dentist all those years ago and for my own daughters to have him too! Good luck and enjoy your retirement Dr Kates!
Helen Furriel Thank you Dr. Kates for taking care of my daughter all these years! You're a great doctor and will be missed!
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