Dentist in Glastonbury, CT
Meet the Team
Gabriela Vatafu, DDS, and Lucian Vatafu, husband and wife, earned their DDS degree in 2005 at New York University, College of Dentistry.
Driven by a strong commitment to quality dentistry, in 2008, they opened a dental practice in Newington. After gaining experience in managing a dental office, they wanted to extend their practice choosing Glastonbury as a new location. Enthusiastic about learning new techniques, they expand their professional knowledge through continuing education courses.
Dr. Gabriela enjoys performing aesthetic procedures, like Veneers and Lumineers, and she is a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Lucian places Implants, and he is more pro-surgical procedures. Whether performing restorative, cosmetic, prosthetic, or surgical procedures, their goal is to provide the best for patients. They live in Glastonbury, CT, and have two children.
Janet is the office manager for Addison Village Dental. She has a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management and certified in coding.
Janet comes to us with over thirty years of dental experience working as a dental assistant, lab technician assistant, and office manager.
One of Janet's priorities is working with insurance companies to get the most payment for services rendered. Janet is from Wethersfield, married with two daughters and their dog, Cody. During her free time, she enjoys exploring the sites of New England, volunteering in her community, and spending time at the beach with family and friends.
Valerie is our dental hygienist who graduated from Tunxis Community College in 2020 with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene. Valerie has a passion for taking care of patient's teeth and overall health, and what better way to do that is to put a smile on her patients' faces. She has known that she has wanted to be a dental hygienist since she was a little girl, and she has followed her dreams and achieved that goal.
Valerie is a very genuine, kind-hearted, and caring girl who loves to hear what every patient has to say about their smile. Valerie wants her patients to feel as comfortable as possible while in the dental chair. She provides a calming, sweet, and charismatic demeanor.
Valerie is willing to take on new challenges and learn new things. Valerie is known to be gentle with her hands but precise. Her goal is to have every patient leave with a smile on their face and to leave having learned something new about oral hygiene.
Outside the office, Valerie loves to travel, hang out with friends, family and her two cats. She is passionate about working out and staying fit but also loves her food. She loves fashion and staying up to date with the latest trends. She loves pop music and simply just relaxing at home.
Anya went to Windham Technical School for Dental Assisting in 2015. She enjoys the challenge of helping ease anxiety and educating our patients about their dental procedures.
Her goal is to make patients feel as comfortable as possible and help them get over any fear they might have related to dentistry.
In her free time, Anya loves drawing and spending time with her family and friends, but mostly loves playing with her daughter.
Kathy listens to patients and their families to ensure needs are being addressed, educate patients on dental procedures or conditions, keeps records up to date, and acts as a liaison between the patient and healthcare personnel by keeping the lines of communication flowing.
She graduated from A. I. Prince Tech as a graphic designer. Since graduation, Kathy was inspired, to help patients achieve the best oral health during her visit for her annual dental check-up. She is a mom to her four-legged son (dog) Benji and enjoys spending time with her family.
50+ Reviews on Google and Facebook
I have been very pleased with my experiences at Addison Dental. Janet and the office staff are very friendly and welcoming, and they make going to the dentist as enjoyable as possible! I unfortunately have never had great teeth, but Dr. Vatafu and her staff have done a great job addressing my problem areas and making my smile respectable again LOL!
"Great dentist!! Dr V is amazing & the staff is awesome! Been coming here for almost 5 years now & dont plan on changing"
"We and our son have been very pleased with the care and professionalism of the entire staff at Addison Village Dental. Dr. Vatafu is excellent andall our needs have been addressed quickly and aspainlessly as possible. We highly recommend this practice. Thank you all!"
"My entire family goes here! We love the friendly staff and the doctor is absolutely amazing. She is honest and open about any and all procedures. The staff is also amazing. Even though we only see them every six months its like picking up with an old friend. My husband and son love this office too! Highly recommend!"
I will never go to another dentist again, every one in the office is so kind and friendly. I can smile again. Thank you to everyone for making my experience FABULOUS!!!!
"Very pleased with thorough exam, cleaning and quality of work. Friendly atmosphere with great professional treatment. Dr Vatafu is thoughtful and kind."
"Staff is always super friendly, they always make me feel so welcomed. Dr.Vatafu is very good at what she does!! I will never go anywhere else. I’d rate 7/5 stars if I could"
Rest assured that you and your family will be in good hands with us. Our treatments are performed using the latest technology and techniques, ensuring only top-quality care.
Glatonbury, CT, 06359