The Importance of Hygiene Visits
One of the most important reasons to visit the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford is to have your oral health evaluated by a hygienist. The major goal of our hygiene staff is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. This starts with the removal of plaque and tartar, which form on teeth over time. Soft, sticky plaque is easier to remove with regular brushing, but it hardens into tartar. Your typical toothbrush and floss can’t do much to remove tartar, especially where it accumulates below the gumline. If you don’t remove plaque, you risk the development of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Also, dental research has connected untreated gum disease with some serious health conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Getting your teeth cleaned regularly is vital to keeping yourself healthy!
       
Pamela - Dental Hygienist Meriden CT Pamela Kline, RDH
Pam is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at SUNY (Binghamton). After practicing locally for a few years, she joined the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford. She is a founding member of the CCDHA and has served as past president. She enjoys mentoring students and hygienists. She continues her commitment to the community, providing educational services.
Pam enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and reading.
Lisa - Dental Hygienist Meriden CT Lisa Cunningham, RDH
Lisa is a graduate of the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport. She began working at the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford in 2001 as a dental assistant, where she gained a passion for dentistry. Lisa enjoys coming to the office knowing that she is helping her patients achieve a happy and healthy smile.

Lisa and her husband Ryan recently welcomed a newborn in their family, Levi. The family enjoys spending time with their black lab, Miller and their yellow lab, Jax.
       
Jodi - Dental Hygienist Meriden CT Jodi Pipenbacher, RDH
Jodi is a graduate of the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport. Jodi has been employed with the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford since 1997, when she started working in the accounting department. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and being able to educate them regarding the importance of good dental home care.

Jodi is a lifelong resident of Wallingford, is married, and has four sons.
  Maegan Connolly, RDH
Maegan is a graduate from Lincoln College of New England. She was the president of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and vice president of her graduating class. She began working at the Dental Group of Meriden-Wallingford as an assistant in 2006. She takes pride in her knowledge of oral health and care of her patients from ages 0 to 100. Know that when you see her she will treat you with a kind and gentle touch.

Maegan enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids doing lots of outdoor activities, including road races, snowboarding, and traveling.
Kimberly - Dental Hygienist Meriden CT Kimberly Zielinski, RDH, BS
Kim is a 2012 graduate from the University of New Haven. After graduation she continued her education and earned her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. The following summer she traveled to Winslow, AZ, to provide dental care for the Navajo community. The comfort of her patients is Kim's priority, as well as helping them achieve good oral hygiene habits.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her golden retriever Chance, traveling, and running.
   
       
       
 
Oral Hygiene Care Meriden CT 06450
Dental Treatment Meriden CT 06450
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Meriden, CT 06450

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