Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


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Susan

Office Manager

As our office manager, I make sure our office stays on track each day by overseeing our staff, scheduling patient appointments, filing insurance claims, processing payroll, and patient billing. With this practice since 1992, I have built a great rapport with our patients and their families. Like the rest of our doctors and staff, I am compassionate, organized, and great with the patients.

I am married with two children. In my free time, I love to read, walk, and vacation at the beach.


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Zandra

Lead Dental Assistant

I completed the dental assistant program at Valley Medical Institute in 2003 and joined West Side Dental a year later. I take care of a bit of everything, from assisting both dentists in the office to answering phones and checking inventory. The best part of my job is interacting with our patients and helping to give them a positive dental experience.

I currently live in Wolcott and love my peaceful nights at home.


Dental Hygienists


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Laurie

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a registered dental hygienist who has helped to meet our patients’ dental hygiene needs since 1998. I work very hard to make our patients feel comfortable while giving them the best care possible. My favorite part of my job is making our patients feel happy and encouraging them to keep their smiles healthy. I am anesthesia trained and enjoy continuing education. 

When I am not at work, I love spending time with my husband Jaime and my two children, Nicole and Jason. I enjoy reading, cooking, photography, and vacationing at the beach!


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Lisa

Dental Hygienist

I earned my Certificate in Dental Hygiene from Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and my Associate’s in Science from Northeast University. I joined West Side in 1991 and now have a total of 35 years of experience as a dental hygienist. In that time, I’ve gotten to know so many of our patients and their families on a personal level. I love being a part of their lives and helping them achieve their oral health goals.

I am married with two grown children. I am involved in church, love to walk daily with friends, and play golf with my husband. I took part in Mission of Mercy and have done walks for Multiple Sclerosis and breast and colon cancer for friends with cancer who are cancer free now.


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Beverly

Dental Hygienist

I began my career in dentistry in 1972, earning my Associate’s Degree from the University of Bridgeport’s Fones School of Dental Hygiene. In 1992, I joined West Side Dental and it has been my second home ever since! My job includes all aspects of dental hygiene services: cleaning teeth, patient education, periodontal charting, and the like. While all that is important, I never forget that my job is really all about people—interacting with them and helping them achieve success.

I am married with three sons and two grandchildren. When I have free time, I love to cook, spend time with family and friends, and babysit.


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Irsida

Hygienist

I graduated from Lincoln College of New England with my Associate of Science degree and joined this practice in 2017. I strive every day to improve the health of my patients, educate them about their oral health, and provide dental care in a comfortable setting. I feel blessed to be a member of West Side Dental team. Everyone here is very professional in their field, caring, and respectful toward each other and toward their patients.

I have been married for 15 years to my husband Ardi and we have three daughters. I love spending time with my family and visiting attractions in Connecticut and other nearby states. I also enjoy volunteering in Mission of Mercy dental clinics and am a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association.


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Laureta

Registered Dental Hygienist

As a registered dental hygienist, my job entails cleaning patients’ teeth and giving oral hygiene instructions. Also, giving gum therapy to patients. I began working at this office in February 2016 and started in the dental field in September 2011. I have dual Bachelor’s degrees in dental hygiene and in science from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. My favorite part of my job is treating patients and making them feel like their friend/provider. It feels good when you help someone with their oral health needs. I love working with my doctors because they take their career seriously and care about the patients. The whole team works well all together as well.

Besides working as a dental hygienist, I love being outdoors and spending time with my husband and son. Lastly, I enjoy traveling around the world and visiting my family in Michigan.


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Zilca

Dental Assistant

I have a Dental Assistant Certificate from Valley Medical Institute, in addition to being RDH and ICE certified. I joined West Side Dental in 2017, bringing with me 12 years of experience as a dental assistant. I work alongside Dr. Sobieraj with patient treatment and provide education to patients on the importance of their treatment. My favorite part of my job is giving confidence to someone to smile again.

I am married with four children and two dogs. In addition to dental assisting, I am a minister and secretary to my church, and am licensed as a Life Producer in the State of Connecticut. I love watching movies with my family and I am a proud Army mom of my son Jonathan stationed at Fort Dunn.