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Team in Norwich

At Norwich Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, it’s our goal to help our community achieve optimal oral health. We have a unified dental team in Norwich that cares about improving the smiles of our patients and the quality of people's lives.
You’ll discover:
  • A team that values education
  • Relaxing dental appointments with sedation
  • Savings with our membership club 
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Welcome to Norwich Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

About Your Dental Team in Norwich

At Norwich Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, it’s our goal to help our community achieve optimal oral health. We have a unified dental team in Norwich that cares about improving the smiles of our patients and the quality of people's lives. As our patient,

you’ll discover:

  • A team that values education to improve our practice
  • Up-to-date dental technology for easier appointments
  • Savings with our membership club if you don’t have insurance
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Meet Dr. Sami Yousuf

Dr. Sami Yousuf graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he earned his bachelor's degree in engineering science. He received his doctorate degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Yousuf furthered his study with an advanced education in general dentistry degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 1998.

In 2005, Dr. Yousuf was awarded a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, where he demonstrated an exceptional interest in the advancement of implant dentistry. In 2006, he completed advanced training in cosmetic and smile makeover dentistry under the supervision of acclaimed cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Rosenthal.

Dr. Yousuf has been in private practice in Norwich, CT since 1998 and East Lyme, CT since 2000. He is an active member of the New London County Dental Society, Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

In his time away from the practice and study of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, hiking, cooking, and golfing.

Meet Dr. Joseph Palumbo

Dr. Joseph Palumbo enjoys using his comprehensive range of clinical skills to help patients achieve the bright, beautiful smiles they’ve always wanted. He treats his patients on a personal, caring basis, giving them comfort, satisfaction, and results.

Dr. Palumbo received his undergraduate degree in biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook before earning his doctorate degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1997. He then completed an advanced education residency in general dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn NY.

Dr. Palumbo holds a fellowship in dental implants from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He also has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers from the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry in New York City.

Dr. Palumbo’s other affiliations include the Academy of General Dentistry, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, CEREC® Doctors, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.

He resides in Old Saybrook with his wife and four children.

Dr. Joseph Palumbo
Dr. Michael LaGuardia

Meet Dr. Michael LaGuardia

Dr. Michael LaGuardia graduated with a degree in finance from St. John's University. He continued his studies with a degree in biology from the NY Institute of Technology. He received his DMD from Tufts University in 1999. 

Dr. LaGuardia has been in private practice since 2007. His practice in Port Jefferson, NY focused mainly on family dentistry, with an emphasis on preventive care. He currently lives in southeastern Connecticut, an area he grew to love while vacationing there. He treats his patients with the highest quality of care and compassion.

In his free time he enjoys attending his son's hockey games and his daughter's dance performances. Other hobbies include golf, travel, and physical fitness. 

Our Practice, Our Philosophy

We’re dedicated to building a practice that encourages the growth of our team members so they’re proud to be part of Norwich Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We value caring for our team the way we care for our patients. As a patient, you can expect the highest level of care, high-quality equipment, and a dental team focused on education for your benefit.

Meet Your Team

It’s our hope that you and your family have a pleasurable experience while you are with us. We work on developing a relationship with you before we even begin your treatment. We never want to let you down, so we work on exceeding your every expectation. Get to know the people that make your visits with us as positive as possible.

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Tina

Practice Manager

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Bonnie

Appointment Coordinatior

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Bianka

Appointment Coordinator

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Heather

Heather

Insurance Coordinator

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Jamie

Treatment Coordinator

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angela

Angela

Dental Assistant

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Kelly

Dental Assistant

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Michelle

Dental Assistant

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Liza

Dental Hygienist

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Lauren

Dental Hygienist

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Contact

117 Lafayette Street, 
Norwich, CT 06360
across from Backus Hospital
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New Patients (860) 215-4232
Existing Patients (860) 887-2231
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