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Connecticut State Dental Association

Component Societies

Local Component Dental Societies

The American Dental Association features a tripartite membership structure which provides its members with services at the national, state (constituent) and local (component) level. While the Connecticut State Dental Association is a constituent dental society that works at the state level, we also have twenty-two local component societies within Connecticut that serve the needs of member dentists at the local level. These organizations are an integral part of organized dentistry. 

Local component societies host the membership meetings which bring together dentists from throughout the area for networking and educational opportunities. Local component societies also offer a wide range of opportunities for dentists to become involved in their community. Local programs include the Give Kids a Smile campaign, the Children’s Dental Health Month and even leadership opportunities within your local component society. 
If you are interested in getting involved, contact the president of your local component society to learn more about what they have to offer.

Component Society Jurisdiction

Dentists are eligible to join any local component society that covers the town(s) where they live or work.  In many cases a dentist’s home and office will both fall within the geographic footprint of the same local component society.  However, in those cases where a dentist lives and works in different towns that are covered by separate component societies, the dentist may select where they hold their local members from among all the societies he or she is eligible to join.

To find out which towns are covered by each of our component click here to view the component society map or view the listings below for each of our component societies. 

List of CSDA Component Societies:

*Updated July 2016

Bridgeport Dental Association 
District II
President: Dr. Jeffrey O'Connell

(203) 378-9007

Serving cities of: Bridgeport, Devon, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Stevenson and Trumbull.
Bristol Dental Society 
District V
President: Dr. Bethaney Brenner
(860) 673-7155 

Serving cities of: Bristol, Burlington, Forestville, Plymouth and Terryville.

Greater Danbury Dental Society 
District V
President: Dr. Joann Perrotta

(203) 743-5600

Serving cities of: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Georgetown, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury and Sherman. 

Greenwich Dental Society
District I
President: Dr. Anastasia Zarakiotis

(203) 422-5437

Serving cities of: Cos Cob, Glenville, Greenwich and Riverside.

Hartford Dental Society
District VI
President: Dr. Gary F. Grilli

(860) 644-1509

Executive Director: Kendra Pheasant, MS, CAE
(860) 586-7561 ext. 505

Serving cities of: Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, Collinsville, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Hazardville, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Suffield, Tarrifville, Unionville, Wapping, Weatogue, Wethersfield, West Hartford, Windsor and Windsor Locks. 


Litchfield County Dental Society
District V
President: Dr. Michael Lashgari
(860) 496-2370

Serving cities of: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Preston, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington Depot and Winchester.

Manchester Dental Society
District VII
President: Dr. Stanislav Moline
(860) 253-2573

Serving cities of: Bolton and Manchester.

Meriden-Wallingford-Cheshire Dental Society 
District III
President: Dr. Sheeba Zaid

(203) 296-1014

Serving cities of: Cheshire, Meriden and Wallingford.

Middlesex County Dental Society 
District VII
President: Dr. Steven Carney

(860) 346-6060

Serving cities of: Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Higgenum, Middlefield, Middletown, Moodus and Portland. 

Milford Dental Society
District IV
President: Dr. Paul Ciuci
(203) 874-1664

Serving Cities of: Milford.

Naugatuck Valley Dental Society 
District III
President: Dr. Renate Birmingham
(203) 736-5460
Serving cities of: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford and Southbury.


New Britain Dental Society 
District V
President: Dr. Gary Linker
(860) 224-2624 
Serving cities of: Berlin, Kensington, Plainville and New Britain. 

New Canaan Dental Society 
District I
President: Dr. Steven Smullin
(203) 972-1581

Serving cities of: New Canaan.

New Haven Dental Association
District IV
President: Dr. Christel Haberland

(203) 688-3000

Serving cities of: Bethany, East Haven, Hamden, Mt. Carmel, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, and Woodbridge. 

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New London Dental Society 
District VII
President: Dr. Carina Vora

(860) 319-0470

Serving cities of: Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Gales Ferry, Griswold, Franklin, Groton, Jewett City, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, Mystic, New London, Norwich, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Pawcatuck, Preston, Quaker Hill, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Uncasville, Voluntown and Waterford.

Northeastern Dental Society 
District VII
President: Dr. Jeffrey Simpson
(860) 963-7676 

Serving cities of: Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Mansfield, Plainfield, Putnam, Pomfret, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Willimantic, Windham and Woodstock.

Greater Norwalk Dental Society 
District I
President: Dr. Anjanette Gjertsen
(203) 899-1636

Serving cities of: Norwalk, South Norwalk,Rowayton, Springdale Wilton, Weston and Westport.

Shoreline Dental Society
District VII
President: Dr. Dana Rotella

(860) 767-1141

Serving cities of: Branford, Centerbrook, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, Niantic, North Branford, Northford, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. 

Dental Society of Greater Southington
District III
President: Dr. Stephanie Urillo
(860) 276-0027

Serving cities of: Southington and Plantsville. 

Stamford Dental Society 
District I
President: Dr. Jeffrey Drayer

(203) 325-3331

Serving cities of: Darien, Glensbrook and Stamford. 

Tolland Dental Society
District VII
President: Dr. Adam Daniels
(860) 872-8361 

Serving cities of: Andover, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Rockville, Somers, Statford, Statford Springs, Tolland, Union, Vernon and Willington.

Dental Society of Greater Waterbury
District III
President: Dr. Cheryl Sobieraj-Wadhwa

Serving cities of: Middlebury, Oakville, Prospect, Thomaston, Watertown, Waterbury, Woodbury and Wolcott.