Family Dentist – Westport, CT
Get to Know Virginia Romano, DDS
Dr. Romano really enjoys being able to collaborate with patients here at Dental Center of Westport, helping them develop happier smiles and healthier lifestyles through the lasting power of quality oral healthcare. Working with people who have diverse needs and come from all walks of life is very rewarding for her! If you’d like to learn more about her background, continue reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
While in high school, Dr. Romano actually interned at a local dental office for a year. She also took a jewelry-making course with the dentist, who noticed that she had great manual dexterity. He ended up advising her to pursue oral healthcare as a career, and from there, she made the decision to become a dentist when she was only 14 years old! All these years later, she’s never regretted that choice and truly loves her work.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After graduating from Providence College with her degree in Biology and Public/Community Service, Dr. Romano entered in the NYU College of Dentistry, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She also participated in the honors program, providing important dental care to individuals with complex medical needs, and completed research that was showcased at the ADA conference.
Upon graduation from dental school, she completed a residency at New York Medical College, where she worked at Westchester Medical Center alongside the oral surgery team. She has also continued her studies by attending courses on the surgical placement of dental implants, TMJ therapy, Accelerated Invisalign, and BOTOX. This advanced education has taken place at prestigious institutions like SPEAR Education, New York Implant Dentistry Continuum, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
What Do You Like To Do Outside of the Office?
Dr. Romano is originally from Long Island, where she grew up on a farm and spend most of her time helping with the vineyard and riding horses. Today, she is happily married with a Miniature Dachshund at home named Olive. When she isn’t busy at the practice, she spends her free time boating with her husband, walking her dog on the beach, hiking, and learning as much as she can about nutrition’s role in physical fitness.