Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Milford, Connecticut
Improving Patients' Smiles and Providing Families with Comprehensive Dental Care
If you are seeking a family dentist or cosmetic dentist in the Milford, Connecticut area, Dr. Yolani Edirisinghe has the practical experience and knowledge needed to help. She can provide you with invaluable counsel regarding your dental health and educate you on a range of cosmetic treatment options that can improve your smile. Depending on your goals, we may be able to utilize teeth whitening treatment, porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bridges or tooth-colored fillings to revitalize your appearance and restore your smile's natural luster.
Our team of professionals also places great emphasis on preventive dentistry and family dentistry, as maintaining one's oral health is extremely important. Adhering to an oral hygiene routine and visiting the dentist on a regular basis is quite simply the most effective way to ensure strong dental health; we are happy to play a role in helping our patients - and their families - maintain beautiful smiles. To schedule a consultation with cosmetic and family dentist Dr. Yolani Edirisinghe, please contact our Milford, Connecticut dental practice today.
In order to facilitate your treatment, patient financing is available. Visa, MasterCard, Check and Cash is accepted.
Yolani P. Edirisinghe, DMD
Dr. Edirisinghe joined Dr. Sokolowski’s practice in April 2009. She received her D.M.D. degree in 2003 from Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston. Born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, she received her initial dental degree from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, where she was honored by the Pfizer Scholarship for being first in her class in the second year preclinical courses. At Tufts she was also recognized as a High Clinical Achievement Recipient, a recognition given for high clinical performance in a demanding curriculum.
When Dr. Edirisinghe initially arrived in the United States she worked as a research assistant at Yale University, Department of Cardiology. In Sri Lanka she also pursued studies in Child Psychology and Child Development and worked as an assistant speech pathologist before she joined dental school.
A member of the American Dental Association and Connecticut State Dental Association, Dr. Edirisinghe regularly attends lectures endorsed by these associations. If you would like to discuss your needs with a cosmetic or family dentist in the Milford area, Dr. Edirisinghe has a comprehensive understanding of the dental field, is dedicated to patient care, and would be happy to speak with you.
Yolani has been married to her husband Channa for 18 years and together they have a son, with whom they share a joy of traveling and enjoying the outdoors. In her spare time, Yolani enjoys being active in her church community.
History of the Practice
Our Milford, Connecticut dental practice was founded by Dr. Williams in 1945, upon his discharge from U.S. Service in World War II. Originally located in Milford Center, the practice grew so rapidly that Dr. Williams planned and built a large dental office in 1960 across from the Milford Town Hall. In 1988 upon his retirement, Dr. Chet Sokolowski took over the practice from Dr. Williams, and in 1990 moved the practice to its current location at Harmony Place.
Dr. Sokolowski continued the care of the practice and eventually left to pursue a career in anesthesiology. In 2009, after completing 6 years in private practice as an associate dentist, Dr. Edirisinghe joined the practice. In the years since the practice was founded, it has continuously grown, with doctors and staff - both present and past - taking a great deal of pride in the care we are able to provide our patients. We encourage you to call our Milford practice today if you would like to speak with Dr. Yolani Edirisinghe about your goals.
M. Peck, Woodbridge, CT. Oct, 2010
It was during 1975 that I moved to Connecticut and took up residence in Milford. I was referred to Dr. John Williams, who had an office on River Street in Milford. It was twelve years later that Dr. Williams retired and in doing so he introduced me to Dr. Chester Sokolowski, who was taking over the dental practice. I continued as "Dr. Chet's" patient for fifteen years until Dr. Sokolowski saw fit to change his field of medical specialization.
Dr. Sokolowski introduced his patients to his successor, Dr. Yolani Edirisinghe in 2009. Early this spring Dr. Edirisinghe after interpreting new X-rays, determined that the best course of action was to replace some worn bridgework with dental implants. It has involved a bone graft as performed by a Periodontist.
The two doctors communicated and cooperated very well with one another. The periodontist gave Dr. Edirisinghe "High Marks" for her expertise in dentistry.
As far as Dr. Edirisinghe is concerned, I very much appreciate the way she explains things to me- of the procedures that she is performing and why they are being performed. I also have a partial "TMJ" condition which means that my jaw can "pop"- and sometimes rather painfully, if care is not taken as my mouth is opened. And so I am particularly grateful that time and care is taken to see that I am comfortable. Dr. Edirisinghe has impressed me as a most thorough and caring individual.