Portsmouth Dentist

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Gus Nogueira

Dr. Nogueira is committed to helping create beautiful smiles for his patients. Dr. Nogueira earned his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 after receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology from Providence College. He completed his general practice Residency at the Brockton VA Medical Center, with additional studies at the Spear Institute for Advanced Dental Education, The Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, as well as completion of the Mastership program of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), the highest level attainable. They have helped Dr. Nogueira stay up to date on the most current dental procedures in order to offer his patients the highest quality of care.

In addition to mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Nogueira also has a fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy by invitation of his peers for his outstanding contributions to the profession. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Seattle Study Club, the New England Masters’ Study Club, the Rhode Island Dental Association, and was a past president of the Newport County Dental Society. Dr. Nogueira has been voted as one of the Top Dentists in Rhode Island as published in the Rhode Island Monthly magazine.

Dr. Nogueira is dedicated to continuing education and attends numerous conferences and classes each year as he remains committed to providing his patients with the highest quality of care.

Dr. Nogueira and his wife Leslie, have 3 children – Ryan, Warren, and Jocelyn. When he’s away from the office, he enjoys sailing, fishing, and music.

Dr. Jon Ruel

Dr. Ruel previously owned a private practice specializing in advanced reconstructive dentistry (prosthetics) in New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1976 to 2010. He now practices in Portsmouth, RI in his new office space at Aquidneck Dental. In addition to treating his patients, Dr. Ruel has a busy schedule lecturing other dentists across the country in Restorative Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Ruel received his B.S. in biology from Boston College in 1970 and his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He was also awarded his Certificate in Prosthetics and Master of Dental Science from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1976

Dr. Ruel is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Southeastern Dental Society. Dr. Ruel serves on the advisory board, acts as a mentor and lectures across the country for Biomet 3i.

Dr. Ruel and his wife, Joan, have 2 sons, Jon Jr. and Jason. They are the doting grandparents of four grandchildren - Jackson, Willow, Fiona, and Harry.. His hobbies include golf, boating, and cooking.

Dr. Warren Nogueira

Dr. Warren Nogueira received his DMD degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2019 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Biology from The College of the Holy Cross.  Upon completion of his doctorate he went on to pursue a residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Providence VA Medical Center.  Dr. Nogueira is an active member of American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Rhode Island Dental Association.

During his time as a practicing dentist, Dr. Nogueira has kept up-to-date with the most recent dental technological advances, research and procedures. He frequently attends conferences to learn new techniques and participates in hands on training. Dr. Nogueira is a devoted dental provider who looks forward to treating his patients with compassion and providing the highest quality of care.

Dr. Nogueira is excited to be working with his father at Aquidneck Dental to share a new perspective and learn from his most valued mentor. He is grateful to be returning to where he grew up to serve the patients in his hometown. In his free time Dr. Nogueira enjoys hiking, photography, golfing, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

We are now accepting new patients of ALL AGES. We cannot wait to meet you & your family here at our practice. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Lena Nogueira

Portsmouth Dentist Lena NogueiraDr. Lena Nogueira received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2020 and her bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016. During her time at Tufts, she conducted published research with the Craniofacial Pain Center and was an active member of the Tufts Dental Aesthetics Society and the Tufts Implantology Club. Committed to providing compassionate care to her patients, she also served as a dental provider for domestic violence survivors through the Dental Outreach to Survivors (DOTS) Program.

Dr. Nogueira was awarded the Matthew Boylan Award at the annual Yankee Dental Conference for distinguishing herself as a dental provider in the community. Lena also received the American Equilibration Society Award for her outstanding performance in the science of occlusion and TMJ function. Additionally, she received the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Student Award, given to a person who demonstrates sincere interest and concern for the dental needs of persons with disabilities.

As an active member of the Rhode Island Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Nogueira stays informed about new technology, research, and procedures. She is passionate about attending professional development courses and conferences with her father-in-law, Dr. Gus Nogueira, and her husband, Dr. Warren Nogueira, to further her dentistry education and advance the family dental practice.

When she isn’t in the office, Lena loves to read, cheer on the New England Patriots, and spend hours cooking up new recipes in the kitchen with her family. A Massachusetts native and current Rhode Island resident, she also loves exploring nearby hiking spots and beaches with her husband and their golden retriever, Myla.

Dr. Lena Nogueira and Family