Meet The Doctors

Norma Gomez, DDS

Dr. Norma Gomez has been practicing dentistry since 1987, when she graduated from the prestigious University of Cartagena with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. She then moved to Brazil to practice General Dentistry and studied Interceptive Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthopedics.

In 1997, she earned a Specialist in Orthodontics degree at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, in Mexico.

To further advance professionally, she moved to the United States where she validated her studies and obtained her Doctor in Dental Surgery at New York University.

Looking for a suburban environment, she moved to beautiful Connecticut in 2005, where she has been successfully practicing dentistry and orthodontics while continuing to advance her knowledge by being an active participant in numerous dental societies and seminars.

Dr. Gomez believes in a comprehensive approach to oral health, applying the knowledge of functional development, orthodontics, and its ability to restore teeth to their natural position and aesthetics as a driving force for treatment. She believes that health is beauty and it goes hand-in-hand with self-confidence.

Dr. Gomez loves road cycling, traveling, cooking and gardening.

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Orthodontics Association (AOA)
  • World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO)
  • Asociación Mexicana de Ortodoncia (AMO)
  • American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMP)
  • American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry

Richard Putnam, DMD

Dr. Richard Putnam earned his D.M.D. degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Putnam completed his residency and fellowship in general dentistry at the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine. He is also a fellow from the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy of General Dentistry. He believes in three virtues that attribute to the love of his profession – healing, compassion, and caring. To him, dentistry is a fulfilling and rewarding career, and provides him with an opportunity to make people comfortable and happy with their smile and overall oral health.

Marcelo Maldonado, DMD

Dr. Marcelo Maldonado received his BS from the University of Pittsburgh, and graduated from UCONN Dental School in 2008. He enjoys all types of dentistry and has special interest in the area of dental implant placement, attaining over 100 hours of advanced education in the past year alone.

Dr. Maldonado lives in Plainville, CT with his wife, infant son, and three dogs. He and his wife enjoy gardening, antiques, traveling, and staying fit.

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