Monica Cipes D.M.D., M.S.D. :: Elizabeth Chisholm D.M.D.
Diplomates, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
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May 26th, 2014

Cipes Pediatric Dentistry attends the 67th annual
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry meeting

Drs. Cipes, Chisholm and 7 team members attended the 67th annual American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.   They joined over 6,300 participants from around the world to attend both clinical and scientific sessions.

While in Boston, our team attended a variety of continuing education courses.    Office Manager, Donna, and administrative professional, Diane, attended a course on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Pediatric Dental coverage and the new procedure codes for 2014/2015.   This information will help them answer parents’ questions on covered services and how to maximize the benefits their plan has to offer.   Team members also attended a course on “Autism: behaviors, issues and management” presented by Dr. Purnima Hernandez and learned more about Applied Behavioral Analysis and how it can be useful in dentistry.   Dr. Chisholm attended a panel discussion on “Periodontal Issues and Tobacco Cessation in Children/Adolescents.”    We were reminded that 89% of current smokers start before 18 years old, so it is critical that we discuss and advise our patients of the risks of smoking, and help them quit if they have already started.  At CPD we feel it is very important to keep up-to-date with the most current medical and dental literature and recommendations, so that we can provide our patients with the highest quality of care.  

    Read the official press release here.







February 3rd, 2014

Cipes Pediatric Dentistry Names 2013 Employee of the Year

Cipes Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to announce the 2013 Employee of the Year…West Hartford resident, Donna Rosen!   This award recognizes an employee who goes ‘above and beyond’ their duties and exemplifies the true meaning of team player. 

The 2013 selection committee consisted of Nancy Spindler, Jen Dube RDH, and Samira Jahic CDA, who were our 2012 Employees of the Year.  This year they planned another creative way to announce the winner… an exciting rendition of ‘Wheel of Fortune’.  We had our very own Pat Sajak (Nancy), Vanna White (Jen), and game show announcer (Samira)!  The excitement built as we all spun the wheel and guessed letters!  Astrid Wolfe solved the puzzle… as a balloon filled with confetti popped over Donna’s head!

About Donna Rosen
Donna has been with Cipes Pediatric Dentistry for 27 years. Donna started out as a dental assistant and worked her way up to office manager. As office manager, Donna is responsible for the daily running of our office, staff management and patient care coordination. No job is too big or too small for Donna. On a personal note, she is always there to comfort, listen and guide us. She is a valuable, dedicated and remarkable employee, friend and co-worker.







September 11th, 2013

Drs. Cipes and Chisholm recognized as Connecticut Top Dentists

Once again, Cipes Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to announce that Drs. Cipes and Chisholm have been recognized by their peers as 2013 Connecticut Top Dentists.  Connecticut Magazine sent out questionnaires to every dentist licensed in Connecticut— more than 2,800 — asking them to recommend a dentist to whom they would send a loved one for care.  Drs. Cipes and Chisholm are proud of this recognition!   At CPD we pride ourselves on providing high quality dental care in a caring compassionate manner.    We love children and are committed to making them feel secure, relaxed and comfortable.  

Both Drs. Cipes and Chisholm received their dental degree and pediatric dentistry specialty certification from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Dental Medicine.   They are also Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD).  The ABPD certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs.







March 4th, 2013

Cipes Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to announce the 2012 Employees of the Year…Jennifer Dube, Nancy Spindler and Samira Jahic!   It was a tough decision because all of our team members excel in so many ways.  However, these three individuals went ‘above and beyond’ this year.  

    Read the official press release here.




September 21st, 2012

Drs. Cipes and Chisholm honored by
Connecticut Magazine as Top Dentists 2012

Monica Cipes, D.M.D., M.S.D., and Elizabeth Cipes Chisholm, D.M.D., were recognized by Connecticut Magazine as Top Dentists in 2012.   Winners were chosen by asking Connecticut dentists who they would send their loved ones
to for care.  Drs. Cipes and Chisholm were pleased to be honored by their
peers in this way.

    Read the official press release here.




June 5th, 2012

Cipes Pediatric Dentistry attends American Academy
of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting in San Diego

WEST HARTFORD, Ct., June 5, 2012…Dr. Monica Cipes and Dr. Elizabeth
Chisholm attended the 65th American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
(AAPD) Annual Session in San Diego, CA.  

While in San Diego, Drs. Cipes and Chisholm both presented to their colleagues. 
Dr. Cipes gave a presentation on “How Does Evidence Based Dentistry Fit into
a Busy Practice” and Dr. Chisholm gave a presentation on “Creating a Picture
Guide for Your Practice for Children with Autism.”

    Read the official press release here.





May 4th, 2012

Get it Done by Age 1
Following the AAPD's recommendation to have the first dental visit by age 1, Dr. Cipes' twin grandsons (and Dr. Chisholm's nephews) had their first dental visit!    

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that parents should establish a dental home for infants by 12 months of age. The initial visit includes a thorough medical and dental history, an oral examination, age-appropriate toothbrushing and oral hygiene instructions, and a cleaning and fluoride application if it is indicated. This visit also helps us develop an individualized prevention plan for the child, so they can remain cavity free.    

We also take the opportunity to discuss dental and oral development, the prevention of tooth decay, any habits your child might have, injury prevention, and the effects of diet on the dentition.

For more photos of the twin’s first dental visit, visit our Cipes Pediatric Dentistry Facebook page.





February 3rd, 2012

Give Kids a Smile®
On February 3rd, 2012 Cipes Pediatric Dentistry will be participating in Give Kids a Smile®. Give Kids A Smile® is a program sponsored by the ADA. The goal of the program is to enhance the oral health of children in need. Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of dental teams around the nation provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families.

    Read the official press release here.




January 26th, 2012

Employees of the Year
WEST HARTFORD, Ct., January 20, 2012 — Local employees Maren Madden and Jennifer Ashcraft, both of West Hartford; and Hipolita Fernandez, of Manchester, have been named “Employees of the Year” at Cipes Pediatric Dentistry. Major League Baseball was the theme for this year’s banquet, and the awards reflected this theme.

    Read the official press release here.




November 22nd, 2011

Dr. Chisholm Achieves Board Certification
WEST HARTFORD, Ct., November 22, 2011 — Elizabeth Cipes Chisholm D.M.D. ,
Cipes Pediatric Dentistry, has been named a Diplomate of the American Board
of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) —  the only certifying Board recognized by the
American Dental Association (ADA) for the specialty of pediatric dentistry.

    Read the official press release here.




August 10th, 2011

Top Dentists 2011 Honor for Dr. Cipes
WEST HARTFORD, Ct., August 10, 2011Monica Cipes, D.M.D., M.S.D., has been recognized by Connecticut Magazine®as a Top Dentists 2011 winner. The August feature story notes, “She combines strong academic and professional credentials with a personal calling to meet the oral health-care needs of all children…”

    Read the official press release here.




July 20, 2011

With a practice goal of lifelong learning, it’s no surprise that the doctors and 12 employees of Cipes Pediatric Dentistry pursued the educational offerings at the annual American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) four-day, meeting recently. “Our goal has always been to ensure that our entire staff has the most up-to-date information available as we address patient needs, questions and concerns,” said Monica Cipes, D.M.D., M.S.D., Board certified. “This annual session is great opportunity to network with other dental staff members, as well as nationally recognized pediatric dentists…

    Read the official press release here.


Cipes Pediatric Dentistry dental assistants (l to r) Dawn Butler of Newington, Jennifer Ashcraft of West Hartford, and Hipolita Fernandez of Manchester, take in an educational session at the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry in New York City recently.





February 1, 2011

Employees of the Year
WEST HARTFORD, Ct., February 1, 2011 — Local employees Leigh McClelland, of Portland; and Patricia Adams, of Newington, have been named dual "Employees of the Year" at Cipes Pediatric Dentistry (CPD). The award recognizes their excellence in many areas during 2010 but particularly for clinical and patient service.

    Read the official press release here.

    Archived Stories
Jan., 2011:Tooth Fairy comes to West Hartford…Read full story here.
Sept., 2010: Third generation dentist Elizabeth Cipes Chisholm
D.M.D. has joined Cipes Pediatric Dentistry… Read full story here.
Leigh McClelland quote,  Reigstered Dental Hygienist, Cipes Pediatric Dentistry, Hartford Connecticut
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