About Us

Family and Pediatric Dentistry in Farmington, CT

Commitment Your Excellent Experience
Hi, I'm Dr. Diederich- looking forward to meeting you! In practice for 25 years; I have deep knowledge and broad experience in general dentistry. Formerly Assistant Professor at top Schools of Dental Medicine at UConn and Harvard, I am inventor of the JADRAD Dental X-Ray Shield as well.

"Compassionate care, coaching and choices for quality treatment at cost effective prices"
Loyal Patients like you have asked for and received for more than 25 years. Our calling is to help children, teens and adults like you to a winning Life-Smile-Style for the rest of your life!

ComPassion Dental has high tech and holistic treatments you can depend on: Beautiful, strong Zirconium non-metal crowns, FastBraces in 3-12 months, no-drill Lumineers Dental Veneers, non-surgical gum therapy, biocompatible root canals, dental implants, TMJ and sleep apnea care… all using the best materials and modern sterile equipment. Our staff holds years of professional experience in family and cosmetic dentistry to help you shine through your smile.

Office Tour
We are proud to have moved into our new state of the art dental office designed for superior patient comfort, efficiency, convenience and safety. This artfully designed office is styled with an euro spa flair for aesthetics and beauty and attention to detail. It is complete with the latest digital technologies and was built without compromise for surgical, anesthetic and emergency equipment for maximum patient safety.

Office Sterilization and Safety Procedures
We want to ensure the health of our patients and our dental team. Our practice follows safety procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:

  • Using disinfectant hand soap
  • Wearing gloves, masks, glasses and/or face shields
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all non-disposable instruments and equipment before every use
  • Chemical disinfection of all items which cannot be sterilized
  • Use of disposable plastic coverings and sheath over surfaces with high contact such as the dental chair, equipment, air/water syringe and light handles.

As your dental health care provider, we want you to be confident knowing that we take the responsibility of your health and safety very seriously.

Training & Expertise
Our wonderful staff includes Office Manager Erica Gordon, and Dental Assistants Monika Kalinowski and Katie Dearden who have 30 years combined experience, training and certifications. We regularly attend training classes, dental lectures, and dental conventions so we can offer you the latest dental techniques, procedures, products and equipment to treat you and your smile well.

1977 A.S. Fones School of Dental Hygiene
1982 B.A. Biology Colorado State University
1987 D.M.D. University of Connecticut
1989 Certificate, Oral Maxillofacial Radiology University of Connecticut
2003 NIH Fellowship, University of Connecticut

1989-1990 Harvard School of Dental Medicine
1992-2006 University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
1995-98 Dental Hygiene, Tunxis Community College

1977-2013 General dentistry in numerous settings; cosmopolitan and inner city
1989-1992 Durr & Diederich, Annandale VA
1995-2002 Artistic Dental Medicine, New Hartford CT
2012- present ComPassion Dental, Farmington CT

JADRAD Dental X-Ray Shield- Patents US 6599013B1, 7056015B2, 7172339B2, 7427159B2
JADRAD CAD- under development- computer aided diagnostic software that interprets dental x-ray images for detection and diagnosis of common dental diseases

American Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Dental Association
Connecticut State Dental Association
EcoDentistry Association
International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine
International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology

Massachusetts and Virginia- previously


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ComPassion Dental
218 Main St
Farmington, CT 06032

P. 860-470-3660

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