Dr. Melissa Landin was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut, where she grew up in a home attached to a dental office – Her father is a general dentist and her mother was his hygienist for many years. Filling in at the front desk and as the dental assistant when needed, dentistry was always something she thought of as a career. She went to college right here in Fairfield at Fairfield University! After graduating, she went on to work for General Electric (GE) in their prestigious leadership-development program, the Financial Management Program (FMP).
After completing the GE FMP program, Dr. Landin realized Corporate America was not for her and she was now ready to pursue the lengthy training required to achieve her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. Having loved what her orthodontist did for her, she knew she would eventually pursue a specialty in orthodontics. Dr. Landin completed both her dental and orthodontic training programs at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut – one of the top dental schools and orthodontic residency programs in the nation.
During her residency at UConn, Dr. Landin became Invisalign certified and comfortable with both metal and esthetic tooth colored braces. Dr. Landin is trained in both early childhood and adult orthodontics. Committed to learning the newest technologies and staying abreast of the current orthodontic and dental trends, Dr. Landin maintains active memberships in the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontics (AAO)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA)
Outside the office, Dr. Landin loves running, yoga, traveling and spending time with her husband, Joe, and their family and friends. You can also occasionally catch her and Joe eating a large food item, such as the 10 pound hamburger in the picture below.
Since attending Fairfield University, Dr. Landin has always felt that Fairfield was her second home. She feels blessed to be able to work and give back to a community she loves so much! Dr. Landin looks forward to helping you and your family obtain a beautiful and healthy smile!