Our Team


Leonard Taddei, D.M.D.

Dr. Len Taddei was born and raised in Connecticut, coming to Rhode Island to attend and graduate from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He earned his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and immediately returned to Rhode Island, where he served for three years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. While stationed there, his Providence College connection helped to result in his remaining in Newport to join the dental practice of fellow alumni, Dr. Gerry Rogers. Following Dr. Roger’s retirement, Dr. Taddei moved the practice to its present location on Aquidneck Avenue where it has remained since 1994. Besides his dental practice and maintaining an active involvement in the community, Dr. Taddei enjoys traveling with his wife Kathleen and their three daughters, as well as cycling the roads and backroads of the area.


Marcus Capalbo, D.M.D.

Becoming a dentist was a lifelong dream for Dr. Marcus Capalbo. Growing up in a family of dentists, he always aspired to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, father and brothers. Dr. Marcus is the seventh dentist in his family. His father and uncle still practice in the office founded by his grandfather in Westerly, RI.

Dr. Marcus graduated from Providence College and then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. At Tufts, he earned a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree. Following dental school, Dr. Marcus attended the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the UConn Health Center Hospital. Dr. Marcus still continues his education, taking classes and attending seminars all over the country.

Dr. Marcus enjoys staying active and is an avid golfer and skier. His favorite way to spend free time is with his family at the beach. He is passionate about animals and enjoys cooking. Dr. Marcus and his wife just welcomed a baby girl this January.

Colleen Yazgi, D.M.D.

Dr Colleen Yazgi is thoroughly excited to be moving to Rhode Island and joining Middletown Family Dental. Dr. Colleen Yazgi attended Montclair State University with a major in Biology and a minor in Art.  She continued her education at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr Yazgi is knowledgeable in most advanced dental technologies including CAD/CAM dentistry, restoration of dental implants and Invisalign. Dr Colleen Yazgi is enthusiastic about continuing education and values keeping current with the latest technology and materials to provide state of the art treatment options to her patients.

Dental Assistants

Joan Faerber, Dental Assistant

Joan has over 25 years of experience as a dental assistant and enjoys easing any dental fears patients might have and earning their trust. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, gardening, hiking with her husband and enjoying all that living in Newport has to offer.


Heather Vine, R.D.H.

After being a Certified Orthodontic Assistant for many years, Heather became a Registered Dental Hygienist when she graduated from Bristol Community College in 1991. She worked at Harborside Family Dental for over 25 years and has recently joined the Middletown Family Dental office. Heather is also licensed to administer local anesthesia. She is committed to treating patients with the utmost of patience and dedication to excellence. She and her husband are the parents of three young adults. Heather is a member of the Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club, a Past Commodore, and enjoys sailing in her free time.

Jackie Beck R.D.H.

Jackie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University in 2007. Since then, she has traveled alongside her military spouse, working in a variety of different clinical settings. She is committed to providing patients with the best oral health care based on individual needs. Jackie currently resides in Newport with her husband and two young children. Her hobbies include landscape and wildlife photography, along with running a lifestyle/ documentary and family photography business. 

Karen LeBreux, Dental Assistant & Front Desk

Karen has been a dental assistant for eight years. She is fluent in Portuguese, and enjoys working with others and caring for our patients’ dental needs. In her free time, Karen loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys watching her son play ice hockey and volunteering at his school.


Beverly Cloutier, Office Manager

Beverly Cloutier, a certified health and wellness coach and yoga teacher also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island. Her passion for health and wellness compliments a background of office administration and management making her a great fit for her position as Office Manager for Middletown Family Dental.