Studies and Former Life
Dr. Jatinder Sharma, DDS was born and raised in Punjab, India. From a young age, Jatinder had a passion for becoming a doctor. He was accepted into dental school at BJS Dental College in Ludhiana, Punjab. In India, it takes 5 years to become a dentist. During those 5 years along with training to become a dentist he was the captain of the Bhangra dance team which is a regional folk dance of Punjab. After completing his education in Dental Science from BJS Dental College, he started practicing and became a part-time lecturer of prosthodontics. The following year he was accepted to New York University College of Dentistry. He went on to obtain his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at NYU College of Dentistry. At NYU he met his wife, Puneet Rangi and they were married after graduation.
How Signature Smiles Family Dentistry came into being
After graduation, Dr. Sharma and his wife moved to the Midwest to Moline, IL to work for a private office. They both excelled in their profession by providing a variety of dental services to a diverse population of patients. After working in Illinois for a year, they missed the east coast and decided to move to Connecticut to be close to family and friends. They started working for private practices for approximately 6 months before they decided it was time to open their own office. They opened their first dental office, Signature Smiles Family Dentistry is located at 1540G Pleasant Valley in Manchester, CT. Opening their first practice and building their patient base for the past three years has been a labor of love.
They found the whole process so rewarding that they went on to open their second location at 550B Farmington Ave in Hartford in 2017. In January 2018 they opened their third location at 480 Windsor Ave in Windsor, CT. They love building relationships with their patients and strong ties within these communities. For two years in a row, they have been a proud business sponsor for Faith Tabernacle's yearly block party event.
Medical Advancements and Memberships
The profession of dentistry is always changing as new techniques, materials and instruments are discovered. Dr. Sharma thinks its very important to keep up to date with all these changes. He frequently attends continuing education courses on the latest innovations, so he can provide his patients with the best possible care. He is currently members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (NEACD).
Passion for Profession
Dr. Jatinder Sharma, strives to provide dental care in a fun and relaxed environment. Oral surgery or getting teeth pulled is one procedure that makes most people very apprehensive about visiting the dentist. Dr. Sharma of Manchester prides himself on doing simple and surgical extractions in a quick and painless manner. One of his favorite procedures is wisdom teeth extractions. Patients are always amazed how quick and easy Dr. Sharma makes these procedures. Dr. Sharma is also very passionate about placing and restoring dental implants and places both conventional and mini implants. He believes that currently, it is the best method to replace missing teeth. He also uses mini implants to stabilize loose complete dentures.
Another aspect of dentistry that Dr. Sharma is very passionate about is providing cosmetic dentistry and smile design. Achieving a healthy and confident smile can utilize all aspects of dentistry: cleanings, composite fillings, root canals, veneers, porcelain crowns, bridges, Invisalign,dentures, and implants. These procedures are performed using state of the art materials and equipment.
When Dr. Sharma is not in the office doing dentistry, he loves spending time with his family and his one-year-old daughter. Together they enjoy exploring the east coast and finding beautiful spots in New England. He also enjoys exercising and spending time at the gym.
The goal of Dr. Sharma and the entire Signature Smiles team is to exceed your expectations when you come into our office and building a relationship of trust and respect. Dr. Sharma hopes to see you in his office so he can help you achieve a smile you are proud of and love to show off.