Meet Dr. Sobieraj

meet dr sobieraj

A beautiful smile  can change how people feel about themselves both physically and mentally.   My goal is to help you find that smile or learn to maintain that smile for a lifetime! 

I  love being a dentist as it allows me to beautify, soothe, motivate, and reward, all in a single day!  I understand that every patient has a unique situation and I strive to treat him/ her in a professional and conscientious manner each and every time. 

Education and Continuing Education

  • Union College – Undergraduate Degree
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons – Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital – Residency
  • Bentley University – Mini-MBA

As a career, dentistry allows me time to help others with the skills I have learned and continue to learn. I love learning; this is why I chose to attend dental school with the medical students of Columbia University. Since graduating, I have pursued additional education in all fields of dentistry and have always exceeded the required number by the state. Most recently, I have taken classes in TMJ disorders, orthodontics, sleep apnea, and management. Each class inspires me to bring excitement to our staff and patients about the growing field of dentistry.  

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA),Voting Member of the  House of Delegates, Education Committee, Goverance Review Committee, Leadership Development Qualification Committee
  • Dental Society of Greater Waterbury
    • Lynch Award Dinner Coordinator (2011-2012)
    • Program Coordinator (2012-2013)
    • Treasurer (2013-2014)
    • Secretary (2014-2015)
    • Vice President (2015-2016)
    • President (2016-2017)
  • Board Member Connecticut Foundatipn for Dental Outreach

In the Community

I am very active in my community. I enjoy volunteering because each organization I volunteer for brings with it an entirely new way of doing something and a new population of individuals to work with.  

I have volunteered at CT's Give Kids a Smile in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.  In 2011, Connecticut's  free dental clinic, Mission of Mercy, came to Waterbury. I volunteered to take a lead role in this free clinic and have volunteered ever since!  I am lucky to be one of the Leads for the Community Volunteers during the event and to manage the post-op phone calls after the event. Although it is extremely tiring, it is tremendously rewarding. I am privileged to work alongside my colleagues and to get a chance to help this population of patients. In 2015, I inspired my office workers to join me as well!

I volunteer at the CT state level and local (Greater Waterbury) component society level as well.  These groups of dentists work to inform and educate other dentists and the public. 

On a personal level, I have volunteered  as a Girl Scout leader to inspire girls to be more than they think they can be. I teach a finance class to elementary school children each year and run the annual Muffins with Mom event at our local elementary school. I have taught CCD to second graders at our local church. These groups enlighten me and keep me thinking out of the box!

Outside the Office

I am originally from Macedon, NY, just outside of Rochester, and currently reside in Newtown, CT. My full married name is Cheryl Sobieraj Wadhwa; however I practice under the name Sobieraj as my husband is a "Doctor" as well.  He works as the Chairman of Orthodontist at Columbia University.  We have a 19-year-old son, twin girls who are 16, and a 13 year-old son, in addition to three dogs, two cats,  a slew of frogs and 10 chickens!

My family is, of course, the most important thing in my life, and I am thankful that dentistry provides me the opportunity to balance a career with a wonderful family. When I have free time, I enjoy walking and hiking, traveling, and reading.