Min Deng, DMD, PhD
“Prior to dental school, I earned a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology and completed six years of postdoctoral training in biochemistry. What motivated my decision to become a pediatric dentist is my admiration for children’s innocence, their unselfish ways of showing love, and my desire to contribute to improving their well-being.
“Children explore the world with such curiosity and enthusiasm. Through their many small, selfless acts, they have taught me lessons in gratitude, humility, trust, sharing and unconditional love. I have learned things that have helped me look at life in a whole new way. I thoroughly enjoy my interactions with them and am inspired to help a young patient overcome his/her anxiety and fear of dental treatment. It really melts my heart when a child smiles at the end of a visit, especially if he/she was fearful at the start.
“My goal is to establish mutual respect and trust with my young patients and give them a pleasant experience, in a calm and nurturing environment. My patience, compassion and a gentle demeanor, combined with my easygoing and cheerful personality, allow me to provide high-quality care to children.”
In her spare time, Dr. Min enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her family.
She practices meditation and qigong daily and finds it a central factor in finding inner peace and putting things into perspective.
Board-Certified: Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT
DMD: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
PhD: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Member: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Connecticut Dental Association, Meriden-Wallingford-Cheshire Dental Society