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Dentistry for the Whole Family
Our TeamDr Del Faustino, Columbia University

Del M. Faustino, DDS

Dr. Faustino received his dental education at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York, NY. He graduated in 1995 and was awarded a certificate of Excellence in Clinical Dentistry by Columbia University.

After dental school, he performed one year of general practice residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. During his residency, he received training in hospital dentistry dealing with the care of mentally challenged dental patients in the OR, treatment of facial trauma in the ER, as well as treatment of patients in all phases of dentistry.

Upon completion of his residency, he relocated to Hartford County, CT and practiced in Bloomfield as an associate dentist for three years. Following three more years of associateship in Newburyport, MA, Dr. Faustino opened Better Smiles Dental Care, his own private practice in 2002.

Dr. Faustino believes that to be a general dentist is to be a family dentist. As he watches many children develop before his eyes on each six-month recare, he believes that as a family dentist, he needed to be well trained in orthodontics in order to intercept any developing malocclusion during growth that can cause facial deformity or TMJ problems later on in life.

Starting in 2000, Dr. Faustino began training in orthodontics in NYC with the United States Dental Institute and later with Progressive Orthodontics Seminars. With a full understanding of orthodontics, Dr. Faustino is also able to alleviate or correct bite problems in adults that causes severe bruxism and TMJ pain.

Continuing education is a very important part of Dr. Faustino’s professional life and he attends ongoing classes year round to stay at the forefront of technology and new treatment options in dentistry.
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