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Maria Szmigiel, DMD

I grew up partly in Poland, moved to Africa and my parents finally settled down in Canada. Each country represented a new challenge, a quest to improve our lives, a different culture to adapt to, and a new language to learn. These experiences have taught me discipline, perseverance, empathy towards people and a strong desire to tackle new opportunities.

Dentistry runs in our family DNA, as my father, my uncle, my aunt, and my grandmother are all dentists. These passionate people have inspired in me the desire to achieve excellence and help patients improve their dental health. That's why, at age 20, I set out on a new venture and took the first step toward realizing my dream of becoming a dentist. I decided to move to the United States and attend one of the top schools in the country, Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, of which I graduated with honors in 1996.

Since graduation, I have continued my professional development to improve and refine my clinical skills. In recent years, I received certifications in Invisalign®, Lumineers™ and sedation dentistry. In addition, I completed a residency in implant placement and restoration. Continuing education enables me to stay current on the latest developments of my profession and helps me better respond to my patients' needs with greater options.

My goal is to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for my patients to enjoy painless dentistry while maximizing their long term health benefits. I emphasize prevention and good health habits to preserve optimal dental health while making sure my patients' goals are met and exceeded within their budget. My patients' long-term happiness is my reward.

Dentistry combines many of my passions. It's not just about teeth - dentistry is about helping one patient at a time improve their lives with skill, science and art! For me, general dentistry means offering a complete set of comprehensive care, including cosmetic dentistry. Experience, advanced techniques, and modern technology allow me to offer my patients with different alternatives and options to make their smiles look beautiful and healthy.

I have lived in many beautiful places in the world, but Plattsburgh became my home. Over the years, I have grown fond of many of the area's attributes. A beautiful environment, caring people, a strong sense of community, and family values have convinced me that Plattsburgh is the perfect place to raise my children and play an active role in the community.

I sincerely look forward to having the opportunity to serve you and your family's dental needs for many years to come.

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