DENTAL STAFF

Our Professional Family

Dr. Richard Epstein

Dr. Richard Epstein is a family-friendly dentist, experienced in treating simple and complex cases. A Westport, Connecticut native, he comes from a family of dentists.

He earned a BA in Ecology from Brown University, and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of CT School Of Dental Medicine. His Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) reflects a continuing commitment to professional learning and development, and he has accumulated multiple hours of continuing education with special interests in cosmetics, Invisalign orthodontics, snoring and sleep apnea, and implant dentistry.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Fairfield County Dental Club, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics, and is on the staff of the Norwalk Hospital Dental Clinic.

Dr. Epstein believes that a full life should balance work and other interests. He is committed to community service and serves on the board of directors of arts organizations and service groups, including the Westport Arts Advisory Committee.

Besides his devotion to care for his patients and his award-winning landscape and gardens, he is a dedicated professional musician playing bassoon with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and saxophone in the Westport Community Band. He founded a jazz club in Westport, and produces a 3-hour bi-weekly eclectic program on WPKN 89.5FM and www.wpkn.org called “Sometimes Classical” that explores all types of music and sound.

Angelica Thibaut-Lara

Office Manager
Angelica has been in the Dental field for 30 years, both as an Office Manager and an Assistant. Her “Specialty” is working with the insurance companies and making sure our patients get the maximum coverage allowed according to the guidelines of their plan. She knows all of the “ins and outs” and does not give up easily if she is not satisfied with the results!!!

Maryann Villanueva

Dental Assistant
Maryann has been a Dental Assistant for over 30 years. She is extremely knowledgeable in what she does. She is definitely Dr. Epstein’s right hand “woman”. Besides her extreme knowledge as an assistant, she is a stand-up comic by night, so keeping the patients feeling at ease and laughing is her “Specialty”.

Suzann Chenery, RDH, BS

Dental Hygenist
Suzann Chenery, RDH, BS has been a hygienist for over 40 years, and working with Dr. Epstein for over 11 years. She has been on the faculty of the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport and has experience in both public and private health care settings. Some of our patients have reported that her "hands are as deft as a feather," and her educational abilities make them "want to hear more about their teeth."

Other Employees

There are 3 bird feeders—two directly in front of the windows—and about 15 birdhouses in the landscaped backyard. The birds work very hard as patient entertainment specialists. Their primary purpose is to act as a distraction . Dr. Epstein calls them his “other employees” and pays them in bird seed.

The Family Dentist

Richard A. Epstein, DMD, FAGD

Emergency 24/7 Care – (203) 222-1227

Dr. Epstein's office is located adjacent to his home and he has an easily adaptable schedule to respond to dental emergencies.
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