Family Health

Behavioral Health    back to top

Yale Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Road, New Haven

The Yale Child Study Center has been serving children and families in Connecticut since 1911. The clinical studies conducted at the Yale Child Study Center could be of interest to children who meet criteria for participation and their families.

We are looking for participants for a study of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in 8 to 14 year-old children with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism. This study offers comprehensive assessments of autism and includes participation in fMRI. We are also looking for healthy control children in the age range from 8 to 14 years to participate in a study of emotions.

For more information please contact Ms. Rebecca Jordan at 203-737-7664 or Dr. Denis Sukhodolsky at 203-785-6446 or or visit Yale HIC# 01211011144


DENTISTS     back to top

Dental Associates of Connecticut
(Pediatric Dentists) Dr. John Iwasaki, Dr. Joseph Guzzardi,
Dr. Laura Huling and Dr. Adam Felline;
(Orthodontics) Dr. Erol Gund and Dr. Aaron Gilman

Locations in Danbury, (203) 748 -8055; New Milford, (860) 355-4138;
Newtown, (203) 426-5891; Shelton, (203) 380-0660 and Fairfield, (203) 372-8961

Dental Associates of Connecticut has been providing state-of-the-art dental care to families in western Connecticut since 1971. Getting that great care is even easier now with convenient office locations in Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Shelton and Fairfield.

Our Pediatric dentists have completed years of specialized training focusing on your child’s teeth and dental needs. Each of our offices features a “child friendly” environment complete with toys, video games, prizes, and rewards for adopting great brushing habits. If specialized dental care, such as orthodontic consultation is required, our in-house dental specialists are just steps away.

Dental Care Kids
(Pediatric Dentists) Dr. Gabrielle Sykoff, Dr. Zachary Gelber,
Dr Joy Richardson and Dr. Durgesh Kudchadkar (“Dr. D”)

Dental Care Orthodontics: (Orthodontic Dentists) Dr. Peter Feibish, Dr. Steve Scher,
Dr. Simonas Zmuidzinas (Dr. Z), Dr. Uttampal Singh and Dr. Patricia Bendick

Dental Care Teens:  Ji Hun

1500 Summer Street • Stamford • 203-883-4431

Dental Care Kids for pediatric and orthodontic dental care was created from the ground up to help get children off to a positive and resourceful start on the road to a life-time of good dental health.

First, we have professional and board certified specialists in pediatrics and orthodontics for the best care possible. Second, we have a state-of-the-art office that combines the newest modern equipment like low dose digital x-rays and tooth colored mercury-free filings. Third, our entire team is dedicated to making you and your children’s visit world class in every way.

Dental Care Kids is triple MAX. MAX education, MAX quality care and MAX fun! Our parents all say they wish they went to Dental Care Kids when they were kids. One step inside makes it obvious that this office is all about kids. 

Meslin Pediatric & Family Dentistry
Dr. Sulakshana Sundaresan, Dr. Min Deng and Dr. Susan Berey
60 Church Street • Wallingford
203-774-0019 •

We at Meslin Pediatric & Family Dentistry provide a full range of dental services for the entire family — from infants to adults. Our commitment to quality care begins with children and progresses through adulthood. Our practice began with specialty treatment for children more than 30 years ago. Through the years, we have grown by offering general and cosmetic dentistry to adults. Bring your loved ones to the place where all generations can receive complete and comprehensive family dentistry at one convenient location. We invite you to visit our practice and enjoy the comfortable and high tech environment that we enjoy everyday.

When you visit the Meslin Pediatric & Family dental office, your smile is our top priority! Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, high quality dental care that you deserve.

Pediatric Dental Sedation Specialists of Connecticut
Dr. Jessica Levy, Pediatric Dentist;
Dr. Abra DiLisio, Dental Anesthesiologist
37 North Avenue, Suite 103 • Norwalk
203-817-2534 •

Pediatric Dental Sedation Specialists of Connecticut offers pain-free comprehensive dental treatment while your child dreams. The team consists of a board-certified pediatric dentist and a board-certified dental anesthesiologist. They provide comprehensive dental treatment under anesthesia for patients who cannot be treated in the traditional dental chair setting. When children are treated at their office, they will be kept deeply sleeping throughout the procedure, while all necessary dental treatment is completed safely and efficiently. All treatment is completed in one visit.

The team specializes in young children, uncooperative children, children with high dental fear and anxiety and children with special needs. This is a cost effective solution compared to hospital fees. Call their office with any questions, or email,


St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services
95 Merritt Boulevard, Trumbull

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services is a trusted provider of lifelong education and therapeutic services. A special education school, based in Trumbull, it is an alternative placement option for children, ages 3-21, with developmental disabilities, special health care needs and students with autism spectrum disorders.

Education partners throughout Connecticut turn to St. Vincent’s to educate students with significant needs such as cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disease, acquired brain injury, autism, seizure disorders and other related conditions. Children’s services include Birth-to-Three services, special education school, autism services and children’s residential services.

Physical, occupational, speech/language and aquatic therapy are all offered as part of each student’s individualized education plan. Daytime recreational programs, supported employment and work services programs for adults with disabilities are also available as well as parent education, transition support services and residential placements.

DOULAS     back to top

Birth Partners Doulas of Connecticut

Pregnancy can be a lonely road, especially for first-time mothers. There are many questions about birthing and baby care, and sometimes first-time mothers just really need someone to lean on throughout the entire experience. To whom should they turn ó their health care provider, a friend, maybe a relative? Perhaps they should consider putting their trust in Birth Partners Doulas of Connecticut, a comprehensive resource for pregnant and new mothers.

Other doula services and hospital programs offer birth doulas on an ďon-callĒ basis, meaning that the client is served by whomever is on call at the time of labor. Birth Partners, however, takes pride in their team of responsible and respectful personnel united in a common commitment to the organization and each other and dedicated to preserving the dignity of families during the birthing years.

Birth Partners services include birth doulas, postpartum doulas, comprehensive children education programs, newborn care and breastfeeding classes and counseling. The comprehensive courses embrace Birth Partnerís philosophy that with knowledge and support, couples can make the best and safest choices for themselves and their families. Birth Partners brings years of actual birth experience to each class, offering couples a unique and honest perspective.

Birth Partners Doulas of Connecticut services clients in both Connecticut and New York. For more information, call 203-375-9963 or visit

PEDIATRICS     back to top

ProHealth Physicians

Parents Trust ProHealth. ProHealth Physicians is Connecticut’s leading primary care physician organization with more than 90 locations throughout Connecticut with offices in all eight counties. Our pediatricians and family physicians are trusted with the care of over 90,000 children statewide. We use secure electronic health records and an online patient portal to keep parents connected to their children’s health.

As a patient of ProHealth Physicians, you can expect to receive first-rate, individualized medical care with a patient-centered focus. Our pediatric, family and adult medicine practices, along with our licensed specialists, provide life-long care for your whole family.

Yale New Haven Health
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
1 Park St, New Haven, CT
Pediatric Specialty Centers in Greenwich, Norwalk,
Old Saybrook, Trumbull and New Haven
(203) 688-4242

The newly opened Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Center brings top specialists to one convenient Greenwich location. From allergies to cancer treatment, your child will be cared for by specialists from a children’s hospital that ranks among the best in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital physicians provide 24/7 emergency services and onsite care for children at Greenwich Hospital. Everything your child could need from a top-ranked children’s hospital is now close by.


WOMEN’S HEALTH     back to top

UCONN Health Women’s Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT

There are few events in life as significant as the birth of your child. At UConn Health, our care is tailored to you — from birth plan to delivery. You’ll receive expert care from the dedicated team in a safe environment, so you can focus on you and your baby. Our providers have advanced training in managing complicated pregnancies and performing 2-D and 3-D ultra sounds, fetal echocardiography to screen for heart defects and various other tests to monitor your baby’s development. UConn Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine is also the only practice of its kind to offer first-trimester non-invasive screening for fetal aneuploidy to give you the answers you need earlier in your pregnancy. Also, breastfeeding support is just one of the ways UConn Health is dedicated to providing moms and babies with a personalized birthing experience. After birth, if the baby needs more specialized care, UConn John Dempsey Hospital has a NICU in-house to provide high-level neonatal care for the littlest patients.

When you’re ready to schedule a mammogram, the UConn Health Women’s Center offers the latest in imaging technology in a friendly and comfortable environment where your needs are the first priority. Digital mammograms, proven to give a clearer picture, and same day results upon request, are just some of the ways UConn Health makes the breast imaging process as stress-free as possible.




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