Megan has worked as an Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Sanford for 7 years. She has experience as a nurse’s aide and a hairdresser, and she has worked as a Dental Assistant for 12 years. She has a 10 year old daughter and 8 year old son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has a puppy name Tess.
Joy has worked as a Financial Manager and Office Manager for Dr. Sanford for 20 years. Previously she worked in advertising as a television media buyer. She has a grown daughter and loves spending time with her 2 granddaughters. In her spare time she loves playing tennis and well as cooking, baking and gardening. She has traveled extensively and been to almost all countries in Europe as well as many islands, Japan and Africa. She loves attending concerts and the theater and has a golden retriever named Willow.
Laura has worked as an Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Sanford for 30 consecutive years! She also has her own school of Dental Assisting School (LABCO) where she enjoys teaching students and helping them progress toward their careers in dentistry. In her spare time, Laura loves singing and performing with various musicians/bands throughout Connecticut and spending time with her 2 grandsons.
Tammy has worked as an Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Sanford for 22 years. Prior to Sanford Orthodontics she worked as a Dental Assistant. She loves staying active by working out, skiing and walking. She has a 12 year old daughter and spends her spare time with family and friends.
Valerie has worked behind Dr. Sanford’s front desk as a Patient Coordinator for 16 years. She previously worked for an adventure travel company. She enjoys traveling, learning new languages and playing tennis. She also enjoys visiting Boston where she went to school. She has 2 orange cats.
Dr. Sanford received his D.M.D. with high honors from the University of Pennsylvania and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Science from Boston University's School of Dental Medicine. He is Board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Before opening his office in Wilton Center in 1987, he was a partner at a highly-esteemed New York City practice in Midtown for over 10 years. He was also on staff at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center where he treated complex skeletal cases that often required orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Sanford treats children of all ages and prefers a conservative, non-extraction approach to treatment whenever possible. A large percentage of his practice are adults who suffer from overcrowding. Most adult patients are treated using miniature lingual brackets (attached to the back of the teeth) over a 6-9 month expedited treatment time.
When not creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys spending time with his wife and blended family of eight children, 3 cats, and one golden retriever. He loves traveling and tasting the food around the world and considers himself a classic car enthusiast. You'd be surprised to learn he can play the guitar and sing too. He loves to show his support to non-profit organizations (especially those who support our youth) and frequently volunteers for a Pura Vida, a locally founded non-profit organization that advocates for impoverished children worldwide. Teeth aren't his only specialty - Dr. S is a master chef as well! Patients adore Dr. Sanford and appreciate the time he spends in his kitchen creating signature "Celebration Cakes" for them when braces are removed or treatment is completed.
Dr. Gregory W. Sanford is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the New England Society of Orthodontics. Dr. Sanford was named as one of Connecticut's Top Orthodontists in Connecticut Magazine in 2018.
At Sanford Orthodontics, we offer a variety of services to help you achieve your best smile. Each patient can expect to receive personalized attention from Dr. Sanford at every appointment. Browse our services to learn more!