Town of Orange Selectman Mitchell Goldblatt, Orange Chamber of Commerce President Leslie Marsh, Owner Dr. Paula Cerqueira, Husband Richard with Daughter Aurilia, and Don Lewis, former Chamber President. Children in front are Liam, Evan, and Jonah.
Orange Children’s Dentistry staff was joined by business leaders and local dignitaries on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to take part in the practice’s grand opening celebration, where attendees learned all about the array of services available to children.
“Children experience dental visits differently than adults do, and certain parts of their care will stay planted in their memories forever,” said Dr. Paula C. Cerqueira, a pediatric dentist and founder of Orange Children’s Dentistry. “Whether your child has preventative, restorative, or special dentistry needs, we make sure that they are treated like a family member and that they understand they are in a safe environment.”
Dr. C. told attendees that her practice would serve as a hub for all children dentistry needs. With experience in various dental offices throughout Connecticut, including a role in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. C. says her experiences have prepared her to provide specialized oral procedures, comprehensive dental care and preventative services for children of all ages.
When Dr. C. decided to open her own dental practice, she set out to ensure that children would receive better care than she received when she was a child. She is confident the environment she has helped create will be welcoming and inviting to children and should reinforce the idea that the practice was “built from the ground up with children in mind.”
Dr. C. encourages families to schedule a visit to familiarize their kids to her staff and the practice. “We look forward to helping your kids maintain a great smile, and we are especially excited about meeting a new friend,” she said.
During a tour of the new office, we noticed that the rooms are nicely done with pleasing color choices and televisions mounted on the ceilings. All of the adults in attendance mentioned how they wouldn’t mind being a patient there.
As a mother of several children, the four youngest ranging from toddler to pre-teen, Dr. C knows how important it is to have a comfortable, spacious waiting room where the children can play, read, or simply relax before they are called in for their appointment.
The office is located at 518 Boston Post Road, Suites 4 – 5, Orange, (the next building over from Applebees Restaurant) directly across the street from the Orange Ale House.
The practice will begin providing dental services in January. To make an appointment, visit the website, click on appointments and fill out the form or you may call 203-404-2224
About Orange Children’s Dentistry
Orange Children’s Dentistry was created from the ground up with children in mind. The team of experienced professionals at the practice firmly believe that every teeth cleaning should be fun, and rewarding for children to help them promote lifelong habits for good oral hygiene. To help create a positive experience for children and their families, the staff at Orange Children’s Dentistry set aside time to get to know every child and ensure they are comfortable at every stage of their visit.