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Santos-Tomas, Cristina


TOP DENTISTS: Pediatric Dentistry
435 Willard Ave.
Newington, CT 06111

Last Updated: August 1, 2018

About Santos-Tomas, Cristina


Dr. Cristina L. Santos-Tomas received her B.S. in biology from Trinity Collegeand is a graduate of the UConn School of Dental Medicine. Her love for children led her to specialize in pediatrics and complete a pediatric dental residency program at the UConn and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She is a board-certified pediatric dentist who is currently on the clinical teaching staff at the UConn School of Dental Medicine and on the medical staff of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. 

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Santos-Tomas is concerned about the prevalence of cavities among young children and strongly supports the ADA’s and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommended “age 1” dental visit. “Often, parents hesitate to bring a child to the dentist until they are 3 or 4,” she says. “My goal is to create a dental home for children by age 1.” She emphasizes that by seeing a pediatric dentist early, “children develop a positive relationship with the dentist and a healthy smile from the beginning.”

Dental school: UConn School of Dental Medicine

Organizations: American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 


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