Irwin H. Meslin, DMD
“I worked my way through dental school doing nursing at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I found that what I enjoyed most and found most rewarding was pediatrics. I love the absolute honesty and resiliency of children. I found that I can make a difference in children’s lives and their attitudes toward dental care.
“I enjoy the relationships I have built over many years of practice. I am well into my second generation of patients now. I have watched them grow up, go to college and get married. The fact that they now bring their children to me and have returned to my practice as adults is very gratifying.
“I believe education and prevention are the keys to success in dentistry. Being able to communicate and connect to people of all ages is important. I want to give the young patients a positive feeling toward lifelong dental care. In teenagers, the value of positive self-image is extremely important. I bring warmth, empathy and the ability to communicate with all ages. I look at dentistry as a combination of art, science and education. All three are required to be a great dentist.”
Dr. Meslin is interested in early education about preventive dental care. He has been lecturing on a volunteer basis in the prenatal classes at the local hospital for more than 30 years. He also enjoys golf, travel, sculpting and spending time with his own family, including eight grandchildren.
Specialty Training: Pediatric Dentistry (subspecialty in Orthodontics)
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
DMD: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
BA: Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Member: International Association for Orthodontics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Association for Functional Orthodontics, American Orthodontic Society, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Meriden–Yalesville–Cheshire Dental Association, Matthew H. Cryer Honor Society