> Out and About: Dr. Jatinder Sharma DDS and Dr. Puneet Rangi DDS of Signature Smiles Dentistry

Out and About: Dr. Jatinder Sharma DDS and Dr. Puneet Rangi DDS of Signature Smiles Dentistry

Out and About: Dr. Jatinder Sharma DDS and Dr. Puneet Rangi DDS of Signature Smiles Dentistry
Interview by Tracy Rotkiewicz
Photo by Michael Taylor

Dr. Jatinder Sharma DDS and Dr. Puneet Rangi DDS and their enthusiastic team are eager to serve you and your family's dental needs. Signature Smiles Family Dentistry of 408 Windsor Ave. opened in the Wilson area of Windsor on January 25, 2018. Jatinder is a Chamber of Commerce member.

Jatinder was born and raised in Punjab, India. He completed his Bachelors in Dental Science at BJS Dental College. Inspired to continue his education, he went on to obtain his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at NYU College of Dentistry. Puneet was raised in Owosso, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Neuroscience. Afterwards, she would complete her DDS at NYU College of Dentistry. The two soon met.

"We became dental school sweethearts," Puneet laughs. After their time in New York, the couple moved to Illinois, but stayed for only ten months or as Jatinder says, "It wasn't our kind of place. Very lonely." Puneet adds in, "They were a corporate office and did things their way." Jatinder then says, "We decided to move back to the east coast because we graduated from NYU. I spent four years there. She spent four years with me. We wanted to move back. Then we heard about Connecticut. We had fans here. We had some social life. Then I worked for a dentist in Meriden, and I worked there for six months. All of sudden I got this opportunity in Manchester.

Their first office as Signature Smiles Family Dentistry in Manchester opened November of 2015. A second office was added in Hartford during December 2017. The couple took notice as to where their patients were coming from and that was Windsor. The two felt this would be a good place to open their third location. As Puneet puts it, "We checked it out and saw there weren't that many dentists here. I think this is a good town. Patients are in need." Jantinder explains, "I was personally walking on the road [in the Wilson area] asking people. So I was doing a survey for like three months asking people, do you guys need a dentist? They were like, 'Yes! We need it! We have no dentist here.' I talked with people who said it would be awesome if you opened one here. There's no dentist around here for two to three miles." When the third location of Signature Smiles made its debut, there was no advertising. People simply started going by word of mouth or referral. There have been approximately 164 patients that have joined this location in just three months alone.

Signature Smiles Family Dentistry accepts all major insurance plans such as MetLife, Delta Dental, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Guardian, ConnectiCare, Husky, Medicaid, etc. They use state of the art equipment and some of their services include, mini dental implants, conventional implants, fixed bridges and crowns, root canals, veneers, wisdom teeth extractions, among others.

Although the husband and wife team live in Manchester, due to the location of their first office, they have grown fond of Windsor. Among other reasons, one is the food. They have already tried Taste of India on Broad St. and their first taste of Windsor came from Wilson Pizza Palace. Jatinder raves about the Kebab House, a block down from their office. They appreciate the convenience of getting all their shopping needs at Windsor Shopping Center when they're in town.

As of nearly a year, both Jatinder and Puneet's world revolves around their adorable ten month-old daughter who they affectionately refer to as The CEO.

Three words that describe Signature Smiles: Compassionate. Caring. Hardworking.

Interview by T.L. Rotkiewicz. Photo By Mike Taylor


Events

Diabetic Support Group
Jun 18 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Evolution of Bradley Airport
Jun 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Lunch & Learn: Business Financing
Jun 19 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Strawberry Festival
Jun 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Art Center Tag Sale
Jun 22 at Windsor Art Center
Call for Artists - Member Show
Jun 23 at Windsor Art Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jun 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
How to Hire Top Talent
Jun 24 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Mid-20th C. Tiki Drinks & Culture!
Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
Christopher Martin Art Show
Jul 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Christopher Martin's Art Reception
Jul 6 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Art Center - Member Show
Jul 13 at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour
Jul 13 at Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 15 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Diabetic Support Group
Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Windsor Art Center - Artist Talk
Jul 20 at Windsor Art Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
Aug 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monster Madness Art Day
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT