Meet the Team

Dr. Caroline A. Shenker, D.M.D.

dr. shenker dentist in fairfield

Dr. Caroline A. Shenker, D.M.D., is a leading dental practitioner serving Fairfield County, CT. She provides a wide variety of critical services; all focused on helping patients maintain healthy teeth and gums, while also offering an in-depth approach to developing attractive smiles.

Her background and experience in the above areas are both broad and deep. Dr. Shenker received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University's Goldman School of Dentistry in 1997, after graduating with a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1993. Dr. Shenker initially provided dental services across a broad spectrum of dental issues and problems while serving her internship at Peninsula Hospital of Far Rockaway, N.Y. For the past 17 years, she has provided dental care as an associate in private practices in MA, NY and CT until starting Perfect Smiles of Fairfield, a family and cosmetic dental practice, in May of 2011.

The unique, and rarely found component of Dr. Shenkers' practice is the combination of her State-of-the-Art skills, equipment and her commitment to providing unsurpassed levels of excellent care across a broad range of dental problems and opportunities, and a rarely found level of care and concern for each and every one of her patients.

Dr. Shenker maintains the highest possible levels of care and information as her primary patient focus and her Office and Staff are warm, understanding and work with patient's financial and scheduling needs. Optimal Oral Health is the 100% focus of every part of Dr. Shenkers' care.

The success of her career has been measured, first and foremost, by the satisfaction of her patients and the health of their smiles. Her professional passion, energy, and devotion are much appreciated by her patients as well as by the many grade school children who have learned how to, and are excited to, take excellent care of their teeth as a direct result of Dr. Shenker's visits to their classrooms.

Dr. Shenker serves as a Board Member of the Bridgeport Dental Association and also belongs to the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Connecticut State Dental Society.

In addition, she is certified in the restoration of Paragon Implant System, 31 Implant Innovations, and the ITI Dental Implants.

Dr. Shenker resides in Fairfield County with her husband and two children. She loves to travel, run 5K races and volunteer in her community.

Joanna Escobar- Certified Dental Assistant

Joanna Escobar Certifed Dental Assistant in Fairfield

Joanna started working with Dr. Shenker in 2011. She was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. Joanna moved to Fairfield County in 2005 where she studied to become a Dental Assistant. She loves coming to work every day and meeting new people. Joanna really enjoys dental assisting along with helping patients get a perfect smile. She has a beautiful daughter whom she loves spending time with. Joanna enjoys listening to music, shopping and loves going to the beach.

Norm Rodrigues – Office Manager

Norm Rodrigues office manager

Norm who has more than 25 years of experience serving new and established patients in busy practices in Fairfield County leads the administrative support team at Perfect Smiles. She has extensive knowledge and a significant body of experience in helping patients with all aspects of their dental care and procedures. Norm works hard to ensure that she stays current with both evolving dental insurance policies and operations all with the goal of ensuring that perfect smiles patients are able to optimize their insurance benefits and are able to receive coverage for any and all appropriate services. Norm has lived in Fairfield County most of her life with her husband and family with whom she loves spending time. Some of her favorite things are traveling, shopping and a good restaurant.

Erin Montefusco, RDH B.S. - Dental Hygienist

Erin Montefusco

I have been working as a dental hygienist for 16 years, providing thorough, gentle care to our patients. As a hygienist, I help my patients improve their oral health through preventive and periodontal therapies as well as educate about efficient home care. I have two children, Brandon and Olivia, who are my world! Outside of work, I enjoy working out, running, going to the beach, attending my kids soccer games and spending time with my family and friends.

Bachelors in Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene 2002

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