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.                                                                                

Kailey: Treatment Coordinator

Kailey is a native of Connecticut  and attended Quinnipiac University. Patients may recognize Kailey as she was our sterilization assistant during her last few years of high school. She has returned to our office and has been working here for the past year and a half to help patients understand their financial commitments. Kailey enjoys her free time with her husband and daughter going for walks, crocheting  and watching movies.

Jessica: Patient Coordinator 

Jessica has lived in New England for the past 25 years. She also has spent time in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Colorado.  Jessica has been in the dental field for the past 3 years and with us for a year now. Her passion is empathizing  with  patients who have anxiety and helping them to be comfortable in our office. When not in the office she loves spending time with her husband and their four children in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee camping ,boating and enjoying a slower pace of life.

Juan: Dental Assistant

Juan has been an intricate part of the Szafarek Dental family for  2 years. 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.

Kristina: Dental Assistant

Kristina recently graduated in 2017  from Porter and Chester with a certificate in Dental Assisting. Kristina has worked with Szafarek Dental for almost a year now. She loves having fun and spending time with family and friends. She also spends a lot of time with her 2 nieces and 2 nephews whom she adores.