187 Route 66 East
Columbia, CT 06237


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(860) 228-8492



Columbia, CT  06237



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All our professionals at Szafarek Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


Dr. Bernice Szafarek

Dr. Bernice SzafarekDr Bernice Szafarek grew up in Connecticut and has been in practice since 1984. She is actively involved in organizations in her community, such as the Soroptimists, Relay for Life (an American Cancer Society fund raiser), and is past president of the Northeast Dental Association. She is also a member of the Insurance Council for the CT State Dental Association. She currently resides in Lebanon with her husband and children.


Kim: Registered Dental Hygienist 

Kim graduated with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1996. Kim has been a part of the Szafarek Dental team for over 18 years. She enjoys being able to help our patients achieve their optimal oral health while building relationships with them. She has seen generations come through our practice. She is a native of Connecticut who still resides here with her husband and two children. You will always find Kim planning her next family adventure.                                                                                

Kristi: Treatment Coordinator 

Kisti originally comes from Maine and attended Mitchell College, where she met her husband ofthe last 18 years,. With their two children Kristi enjoys spending time at the seashore with her family, coaching soccer and volunteering at her children's school. Kristi has been with Szafarek Dental for 8 years.

Keisha: Patient Coordinator 

Keisha has lived in Northeastern Ct her entire life, and worked with her family businesses up until recently.  She enjoys spending time camping and hiking with her family at her family owned campground.  She also loves her weekend travels supporting her nephews in their endevours.  She has been enjoying working with the Szafarek Team for over 3 years.

Juan: Dental Assistant

Juan has become an intricate part of the Szafarek Dental family for about 1 year now. He graduated from Windham Technical Dental School, class of 2015.  During his free time he likes to spend quality time with his family and friends, especially his dog Marley playing fetch.

Sadie: Registered Dental Hygienist

Sadie recently graduated from the University of New Haven with an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has worked with Szafarek Dental in the past as our Sterilization Assistant, so a lot of our patients will recognize her already. She is excited to be working directly with patients towards their oral health goals. She is native to Connecticut and enjoys kayaking and spending time with her family.