Author - Melissa Connell

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Dr. Melissa Connell is the owner and one of the pediatric dentists at Children’s Dentistry of Bucktown & Wicker Park. She and her husband Bob live in Bucktown with their children Stella and Zoe. Her practice offers workshops to teach parents more about pediatric oral health care.

Healthy Smiles = Healthy Children

When I worked on the Navajo Reservation for the first four years of my career as a dentist, I saw many pediatric patients. Most had severe dental problems, which reinforced the importance of early intervention in preventing dental caries. I witnessed the impact of poor dental health significantly on children’s general well-being. As soon as good dental health was restored, they were much healthier and happier. That experience motivated me to specialize in pediatric dentistry.

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Posted on January 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Melissa Connell