Meet our team

Dr. Bruce Sofferman Read Bio

Dr. Bruce Sofferman has been helping his patients smile since 1982. He graduated Magna cum laude from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Sofferman received his dental education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Sofferman is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Additionally, he is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Aca...Read More

Dr. John Crocamo Read Bio

Dr. John Crocamo attended Boston College for his undergraduate studies and he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Crocamo holds membership with the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association and the Naugatuck Valley Dental Association. He also enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering and assisting local charities, including the Women of Domestic Violence. Dr. Crocamo also coaches the...Read More

Dr. Sarai Ruiz Read Bio

Dr. Sarai Ruiz Nieves was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in General Science with a Biology minor in 2005. Shortly thereafter, she was accepted into the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus, where she completed her Doctors Degree in Medical Dentistry in 2009. Dr. Ruiz continued to broaden her education by completing a General Practice Residency in Hospital Dentistry at The Ohio State University, where she graduated in 2012. ...Read More

Dr. Jeff Theis Orthodontist Read Bio

“I am committed to providing the highest level of care, using an individualized treatment approach to create beautiful smiles.” — Dr. Theis Dr. Jeff Theis earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. After a brief career as a process development engineer, he attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Theis earned his certificate in orthodontics and Master of...Read More

Marie Office Manager Read Bio

Marie has been a part of the Smile Dental Center team since 1984. She has enjoyed watching the practice flourish over the years. Marie finds that working with Dr. Crocamo, Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Sofferman and the staff has been very rewarding. She loves working with patients, helping them feel comfortable and accommodating their busy lifestyles. Outside of the office, Marie enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and her extended family. As a family, they enjoy boating, sitting by the poo...Read More

Beckie Treatment Coordinator
Ashley Insurance and Marketing Coordinator Read Bio

Ashley has been in the dental field for 12 years and a part of Smile Dental Center since April 2018. Learning more about the dental field has always been a passion for Ashley. She enjoys coming to work each day, meeting new patients and helping make sure their appointment is stress free. When she is not at the office, Ashley is spending time with her friends and family, traveling or relaxing having movie night.

Danesha Receptionist Read Bio

Danesha joined Smile Center Dental as a front desk receptionist. She enjoys welcoming patients with a warm smile and engaging introduction. Being involved and helping patients with their needs is truly a passion of hers. She loves to work with the team each and every day to help patients feel great about their beautiful smiles. When not at Smile Center Dental, Danesha loves to spend time with her family at home watching movies or simply enjoying each other’s company. She also loves spending time...Read More

Connie Dental Assistant Read Bio

Connie has over 18 years of experience as a certified dental assistant. Since 1997, she has been a member of the Smile Dental Center team as Dr. Sofferman’s assistant. Connie’s favorite part about working in dentistry is meeting and interacting with many different people. She feels a great sense of satisfaction when patients feel confident and ready to share their smiles. When Connie is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her four children and granddaughter. She also enjoys travelin...Read More

Mary Hygienist Read Bio

With more than 15 years of experience as a hygienist, Mary joined the Smile Dental Center team in 2002. She became a dental hygienist because she loves to work with people. Mary treats each patient with care and respect, and always try to make their dental visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. When she is not working at Smile Dental Center, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, Miguel and Gabriel. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and going to th...Read More

Sou Hygienist Read Bio

Sou has been a hygienist for over 15 years and joined Smile Dental Center in 2006. She loves her job and enjoys coming to work each day. Sou makes it her mission to educate her patients on good oral health and provides them the knowledge to maintain a beautiful smile for life. When she is not at Smile Dental Center, Sou enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, Annaly and Sonny. Her children keep her very busy with their daily activities. Sou also enjoys exercising and travel...Read More

Sarah Hygienist Read Bio

Sarah has been with Smile Dental Center since 2012. She has a passion for people and truly enjoys working in the health care profession and helping others. Sarah enjoys making patients feel comfortable while they are in the office and making them feel happy about their smile. Sarah’s family and friends are very important to her and when she is not at the office, she enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her English Bulldog, Ernie.

Star Hygienist Read Bio

Starlene has over 20 years' experience a a dental hygienist. Before graduating from the University of Bridgeport/Fones School of Dental Hygiene in 1998, she worked as a dental assistant for three years. She loves dentistry, enjoys helping people and has a passion for helping one achieve overall health. In 2012, she received certification as a holistic health coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Starlene enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenagers, Jaden and Mia. In h...Read More

Karri Hygienist Read Bio

Karri joined the team at Smile Center Dental in May 2017. She went to school for dental assisting shortly after she graduated from high school many moons ago. When she craved more knowledge for the dental field, she followed her passion and went back to school to become a dental hygienist. Karri loves meeting new people and visiting with returning patients. She enjoys treating patients and bringing them to their optimal health through education and treatments as necessary to prevent future probl...Read More

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At Smile Dental Center we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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