Killingly Dental Care

Killingly Dental Care - General dentist in Dayville, CT
1040 N Main St, Dayville, CT 06241
Closed today
Opens tomorrow at 7:00am
Monday7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday8:00am - 2:00pm
Killingly Dental Care - General dentist in Dayville, CT

I began my career as a Dental Hygienist in June of 2000 and all but one year has been spent with Dr. Sheffield and The Team. What I enjoy most about my job is helping and interacting with my patients on a one-on-one basis. I feel extremely lucky to have met and sustained lasting relationships with such wonderful people along the way! Volunteering and giving back give people a sense of purpose and a fulfilling feeling that is unparalleled. I value quality time with my husband and our three children and have recently been blessed with a new granddaughter. I also love to travel, dine out, and spend time outdoors. I live by the mottos of Treat Others The Way You Would Want To Be Treated and Laughter Is The Best Medicine.

As a hygienist at KDC, cleaning teeth is just a small part of my job. In addition to giving you the most thorough cleaning, I am also screening for oral cancer, gum disease, cavities, and other dental and medical issues, such as skin cancer and sleep apnea. The best part of my job is getting to know you on a personal level and making you feel at ease in the dental chair, and hopefully get you to the point where you look forward to coming to the dentist! I have had so many patients become wonderful friends over the years. I look forward to seeing you and helping you to enjoy coming to the dentist too!

I am a lifelong East Killingly resident, and spend my spare time with my twin old boys (soon to be 'men'!) and my husband Glenn, volunteering on the East Killingly Fire Department as an EMT, and teaching yoga.

It is of the utmost importance to me that you never feel judged while I am treating you, Im just happy you walked in the door because it takes a strong person to be vulnerable! I am amazed every day with how close KDC becomes with our patients in such a short amount of time and I truly love hearing about everything from teeth, travel, food (yummm), family, hardships, good humor, goals...really just anything. How often do you get to put away all your outside distractions and just focus on yourself?

When Im not at work, I am spending quality time with my loving husband and our precious miracle, Hadlee. We have 2 awesome Golden Retrievers: Chloe & Cooper. I have an obsession with sports and love spending my summers at the racetracks cheering on the family teams. Can't wait to see you!

I decided to become a dental hygienist because I enjoy educating others. I value helping my patients and love making new friendships and connections along the way. I graduated from Community College of Rhode Island in 2019. Shortly after, I began working at Killingly Dental Care. It is here that I have been able to expand my knowledge of oral health in a very supportive and rewarding environment.

I graduated from Killingly High School in 1998 then attended Eastern Connecticut State University for 2 years and QVCTC for 2 years. I attended Teamwork Allied Health Academy in 2004 and graduated in 2005 in Dental Assisting. I live here in Dayville with my husband and three children (all of which are growing up too fast!!!) and have become very involved in our community. My kids are part of basically every sport known to man within Killingly so I have gotten to know so many families within our community. I see my friends here at work all the time and it brings me so much joy to be able to give back and provide top-notch dental care to Killingly and all surrounding towns. I have been a part of this KDC team for many years, seen us grow and evolve, keeping up with new technologies, and treating more and more patients every year. This is not my job, it's my CAREER and I, along with all my teammates, give it our ALL every day. The doctors remind us every morning why we are here: 'We are committed to complete health dentistry by focusing on patients' overall long term well-being that starts with excellent oral health.' We eat, live, and breathe by this vision. We can't wait to welcome you to our KDC family, and if you're already part of it, you know where to find us!

I graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Porter & Chester. I love my job because I'm able to help my small town & community in all ways possible. Working with the newest technologies within the Killingly Dental Care office along with a commitment to learning is empowering! Outside of work I enjoy being with my sons outside in the warm, beautiful weather.

I graduated from Quabbin Regional High School in 2006; then went on to graduate from Quinsigamond Community College in 2008 from the Dental Assisting Program & again in 2010 with my Associates Degree in General Studies. From there, I continued my education at Worcester State University, where I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Health Education. I love my job because I enjoy working with people of this community and knowing we are serving gold-standard care to each and every patient. My family has been patients here for many years and we are always excited to send friends and family to KDC. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, Shawn & my dogs, Harlie and my new puppy Ruger! I enjoy golfing, camping & playing softball, 4-wheeling, riding my motorcycle & traveling.

I am dedicated to assuring that everyones experience at Killingly Dental Care is exceptional. I listen to individual needs of our patients and take steps above and beyond to show how much I care. I always treat patients the same way I'd want to be treated. Outside of work, I enjoy working out, eating healthy, and spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren.

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I am the only person at this office from the far, far away land of wait for it Nebraska! I completed my undergraduate studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University with my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I have aspirations of becoming a dentist, and the doctors at KDC have been grateful enough to allow me the opportunity to work and learn alongside their excellent team every single day. I consider myself blessed to have found such a fantastic office and team to share this experience. I am one of the newest members of the KDC family, but as the others have said this is truly a family. Every member of our team has your best interest at heart, and I witness this every single day.

My wife and I moved out to New England around 2 years ago now, and we love it. We enjoy the close proximity to the mountains, the ocean, and the rich history that this area has to offer! Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife, and our four pets (1 dog, 2 cats, and a sassy rabbit named Harper). On the weekends youll have a good chance finding us either hiking, at the beach, or exploring one of the many amenities that New England has to offer. Being from Nebraska, finding an ocean or mountains nearby is quite the task unless of course, you are looking for an ocean of corn. If we are not on an excursion, we enjoy completing home improvement projects, as we just purchased our first home back in May! I look forward to providing you and your family with a great experience at our office. We welcome you to our KDC family!

I make sure whether on the phone or face to face that each patient is given my individual attention. It takes a special person to treat people this way and I'm that person. If you are nervous, anxious, scared, or just not sure -- I'm that person to help you feel comfortable and help you to relax along the way.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking. I love my seafood which I enjoy 3 times a week. I love going on road trips and spending time with my daughter & family. I love that I'm an empty nester but now, I'm going to be a much for my empty space. I'm very excited to be a Grandma!!

Working with patients has been the most rewarding part of my job! I enjoy getting to know patients and helping make them feel comfortable and as welcome as possible! I also appreciate and respect all of my team members and we continue to stay in touch after my retirement. Our team works hard, and we also know how to have fun! I will truly miss spending my days with my KDC family.

It was 1987 when I answered an ad in the turnpike buyer for a dentist looking for a hygienist. I was buying a house in my home town of Plainfield after working in Boston for five years and I needed a a job. That was the beginning of my 33 year working relationship and friendship with Dr Sheffield. Back then if you went on an interview, it wasnt the question of the office wanting you, it was do you want to work there? I did. It took a few months for our house paperwork to go through but Dr. SHEFFIELD said he would wait.

I had the luxury of adjusting my hours over the years as my children were born and the staff at that time were all having babies and building families as was Dr. Sheffield and his wife. Allison (Dr. White) was only one. It was the perfect job. But.... it wasnt JUST a job. We girls became sisters and though we are all gone from the office, we are still great friends. The patients Id have on my schedule became so much more than THAT to me over the years. Ive had regular lunch dates, dinner dates, weddings invites, birthdays parties to attend, next generations to love and worry about, funerals, and tears and hugs shared just about every day. It will be those small things I miss as I venture out into my next chapter. I intend to have those lunch dates and dinner parties but I will not have the daily interaction and catch up on the lives of those Ive so easily grown to love. Dr. Sheffield was the perfect boss. He trusted that we had his back and the welfare of his patients which were as much our priority as his. He values family in the office, is really funny (I think) and a REALLY good dentist. So whats changed?

I earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Boston College in 1977 and my Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1981. I became a dentist in Peabody and Medford, MA after graduation, then moved to Dayville, CT in 1985 where I started this dental practice. We have grown exponentially, all dentists and hygienists at this office provide individualized comfortable dentistry. I have been an active member of the American Dental Association and Connecticut State Dental Society since 1981. I am also a Board Member of Peer Review of Northeastern Connecticut.

I was born in Toronto in 1955, grew up among my two brothers in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada until 1964. I then moved to Woodridge, Connecticut, and became an American Citizen. I met my wife at Boston College in Biology Lab, and in 1978, we tied the knot! Soon after, Pamela and I had three loving children: Allison, Lauren, and Peter. Now, Allison, my oldest daughter, is working here as a dentist, following in her father's footsteps! She and her husband Dan have two children and two dogs and live in Massachusetts. Lauren is an elementary school teacher who lives with her husband Shawn, two children, and two dogs in Rhode Island. Peter and his wife Liz live in Rhode Island where he is a computer scientist and an avid snowboarder. Yes, I am a grandfather! It's such a joy.

I enjoy being very involved in our community. When I am not working or volunteering, I enjoy running, bicycling, time at the beach, and gardening. Most of all I love spending time with my wife, children, and my grandchildren.

I am a New England native who received my doctorate from Columbia University in New York before completing specialist training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the #1-ranked University of Michigan.

During my academic career, I have been the recipient of several honors including the Rackham Merit Award and Lyons Endowed Orthodontic Fellowship. I have also been named a Margaret E. Mahoney Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine for my work in community oral health. My clinical experience includes my time on the Craniofacial team at Mott Childrens Hospital in Ann Arbor, where I developed expertise treating cleft lip and palate patients and trained extensively in the field of surgical orthodontics. My research in tissue engineering and skeletal biology has been published and presented at symposiums across the country.

I specialize in both clear aligners (Invisalign/SureSmile) as well as traditional braces and welcomes patients of all ages. As a Board-certified clinician and active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, I am committed to providing excellence in patient care. I believe strongly in a personalized approach to orthodontics and working individually with you and your family to provide the ideal treatment customized to your needs.

Outside of the office, I am a fitness enthusiast and an avid home cook with an affinity for French and Japanese cuisines. I am passionate about improving oral and overall health and creating beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime!

Killingly Dental Care - General dentist in Dayville, CT

As an owner dentist here at KDC I focus on treating patients like family. I work here with Dr. Sheffield (my Dad!) who has built an amazing patient-centric office here in our community. I couldn't be happier to be here helping him expand this practice as we grow. A little bit about me

I graduated from Ponaganset High School (right down the street) then went on to receive my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College. During my time in college, I spent time shadowing my father at work and fell in love with dentistry. I realized it was a very hands-on way to help others. The dental field focuses on PREVENTION of oral and overall health issues. I love this proactive approach. I saw how my Dad's patients were really his friends and I couldn't wait to be part of that.

I loved living in Boston so I continued my education at Boston University where I studied Medical Sciences, published my thesis on 'The Effect of Dairy Products On Dental Caries,' and received my Master of Arts Degree in Oral Health & Medical Sciences. This is where I started to eat-live-breathe dentistry and how oral health affects overall health. I contributed significant data to the published research articles on dry mouth, fluoride, and head and neck cancer at Tufts School of Dental Medicine alongside world-renowned dentist and researcher, Athena Papas, Ph.D., D.M.D. In 2010 was accepted to the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine, (D.M.D.) degree.

Dan is my wonderful husband who supports me and my career and has given me two beautiful children: Daniel Jr. (DJ) and Camille. I also have to mention my two golden retriever babies too, Bella and Scout! As a working mother, I am passionate about giving back to women and children: I provide dental care at Boston's women and children homeless shelters, I give lectures on nutrition and its effects on dental health to students and professors, and give aide and dental supplies to children in need in Thailand and The Philippines. I recently volunteered in Mexico placing implants for the underprivileged giving them teeth to be able to eat and smile again. I have enjoyed providing comprehensive dental care at the Boston South End Community Health Center for adult and pediatric patients.

I am fascinated by all aspects of dentistry and provide my patients with gold standard care with completely individualized plans. I pride myself on thorough dental work and examinations and providing a calm, personable experience. My services include state of the art diagnoses and treatment plans, dental tooth replacement of missing teeth with implants and fixed bridges, aesthetic veneers, crowns & fillings, teeth alignment (Invisalign), cosmetic procedures, full mouth reconstructions, periodontal procedures, teeth whitening, restorative and fixed procedures, endodontics, fabrication of removable appliances, and surgical and non-surgical extractions.

Dentistry is constantly evolving and the Yankee Dental Congress is where I take courses on the newest technologies and procedures every year. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, the Connecticut Dental Society, American Student Dental Association, & The Academy of General Dentistry.

Welcome to Killingly Dental Care! Congratulations on taking your first step to optimal health! I graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology, and pursued graduate studies in Physiology, earning my Masters of Science from New York Medical College. Subsequently, I returned to complete my dental education at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine, D.M.D. degree, magna cum laude. I graduated with certificates in CEREC, CPR, and Invisalign.

While in dental school, I served as a teaching assistant for removable prosthodontics (dentures), occlusion (the way your teeth come together and chew), and endodontics (root canals). I also performed research, publishing a study in 2017 looking at a novel pharmaceutical agent in the treatment of periodontitis in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Upon graduation, I was honored to be awarded the Hanau Best of the Best Prosthodontic Award, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2018 Dental Implant Student Award, and the Oral and Craniofacial Biology Predoctoral Research Award.

I thoroughly enjoy giving back to my community, often volunteering in my free time throughout the dental school at the local food bank, community events such as Bostons Christmas in the City, and going to Panama for international dental mission work. I enjoy the outdoor activities that New England has to offer, and can often be found biking, hiking, and playing tennis.

Hello all! Please call me Dr. Claudia. I was inspired to become a dentist by the myriad of positive experiences I had with dentists who took care of me during childhood and early adulthood, and I strive to pay that forward. My goal is to help your child achieve a healthy mouth and to do so in a way that is fun and engaging.

I graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts, and earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where I received several awards, including The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Certificate of Merit and The International College of Dentists Humanitarian Award. Wanting to focus my practice on the care of children, I went on to complete two more years of specialty training at the pediatric dentistry residency program at University of Connecticut Health and Connecticut Childrens Medical Center. Afterwards, I studied for and passed a rigorous set of exams to become board certified and am a Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I am a lifelong learner, and stay up to date on the latest advances in pediatric dentistry through continuing education courses.

I am an active member of the Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists, Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I enjoy volunteer work and giving back to the community at events like the Connecticut Special Olympics and the free dental clinics at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy. For my work providing preventive care to Connecticut's medically underserved populations, I was awarded the The Leadership Fellowship and Alumni Excellence awards from The Urban Service Track Scholar Program.


Rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 299 reviews

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Sarah Geoffrey
2 years ago
Dr. Patel is always amazing! He is very thorough and patient with any concerns I might have when I go in.

Victor Burnett
2 years ago
I've just started going to this Dentist office this year, and I absolutely love it. Everyone is so friendly. I feel like it's family

Jessica LeMay
2 years ago
All the staff are absolutely amazing! Seeing Pam is always a great pleasure for us!

Baillie Haddad
2 years ago
We love the pediatric care we get at Killingly Dental. They are wonderful with our 3 year old and 1 year old twins. They accommodated us all at the same time and it was an enjoyable appointment. Their recommendations are super helpful.

Pat Altemeier
2 years ago
Love my dental hygienist. Entire staff are friendly and upbeat!

cindy rogers
2 years ago
Very nice and calming staff

Tori Butts
2 years ago
I have an extreme fear of the dentists and everyone was so welcoming and patient with me. Definitely has the best team. I made the right choice choosing this dentist. Nothing but good things to say.

Sara Desjarlais
2 years ago
The atmosphere was very calming and upbeat, receptionist were knowledgeable, kind, and positive. The staff made our time at the dentist a lot more comfortable constantly asking how we were feeling, if there was any discomfort, provided lots of suggestions, and had a very positive attitude.

Andrew Manseau
2 years ago
Always a comfortable visit. Dr. White really listens to any concerns and answers all my questions very well. The rest of the team is great to. Never had a bad experience from check in to checking out.

Pauline Barbero
2 years ago
The staff and dentists are very friendly and take the time to check that you won't be hurting during treatments. I recommend them highly

Chrislaine Mentor
2 years ago
Dr. Claudia is the best

Makayla Poissant
2 years ago
5 stars experience. the staff is so friendly and welcoming and accommodating to busy schedules. if you want top of the line care i'd highly recommend Killingly Dental Care for all your dental needs!

Sarah Ann
2 years ago
There's not a bad thing about this dentist office. Everyone that works there has been awesome. I'm so happy with everything from the people to all the services I've needed. Best dentist around! Look no further!

Kayla Blanchard
2 years ago
I was super nervous going to see a dentist, but I was in severe pain and needed to be seen. From the moment I called in I felt immediate relief. As a new patient seeing ANY medical professional is a bit nerve racking. Everyone was so kind and helpful! They got me right in and took great care of me! I'm so thankful to each and every person in this office. Beyond satisfied!! I really couldn't have had a better experience anywhere else. 10/10 highly recommend

Elizabeth Bitgood
2 years ago
Excellent care. Very professional and compassionate.

Raymond Colon
2 years ago
Went today to get some work done by Dr Kimball all i have to say is I dont give him 100 stars because they dont give me the option here. From me being a person that hated going to the dentist and had horrible pain every time i needed work done he changed my life 300% today. The Dr has magic hands! Got 4 teeth fix at the same time DIDNT FEEL A THING and im still amazed how fast he was. the type of tech they used for numbing never seen it before its amazing and PAINLESS! Im just so happy i found this place! Will be a loyal patient from now on!

Nate Schneider
2 years ago
I'll never go anywhere else

donna bimonte
2 years ago
Danielle was very professional and friendly. She did a great job and very knowledgeable.

Jim Bartolomei
2 years ago
No worries no problems

Omayra Madera
2 years ago
Very professional and caring

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