Kool Smiles is proud to announce career opportunities for dentists in Bridgeport, CT

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Sea Breezes and Harbor Views in Bridgeport, CT

Education

Bridgeport is home to three institutions of higher learning: St. Vincent's College, the University of Bridgeport, and Housatonic Community College. Bridgeport's public school system is the second largest in Connecticut, with close to 21,000 students. Within the public school system, there are a total of 30 elementary schools, three high schools, as well as two alternative programs and a vocational school of aquaculture. In addition to its vast public school system, there are also a number of highly-rated private and parochial schools in Bridgeport.

Outdoors and Recreation

Need some retail therapy? You'll find an abundance of shops and malls in and around Bridgeport. Bridgeport's premier shopping destination is the Brass Mill Center on Union Street, which houses a spate of specialty shops as well as national chain stores like Macy's and JC Penney. For low key local shopping, check out the quaint shops and boutiques that line Bridgeport's Main Street. Come November, don't miss the Holiday Artisan Market at Bridgeport's historic City Hall, where local retailers will be selling crafts, soaps, and many other one-of-a-kind wares.

Arts and Entertainment

Bridgeport boasts a thriving arts community and a buzzing entertainment scene. From monthly art walks through local galleries to live theatrical performances at the Bijou Theater downtown, Bridgeport is brimming with all manner of cultural happenings. And whether your idea of fun is an afternoon at the Housatonic Museum of Art or an evening watching the Bridgeport Bluefish play baseball to sold out seats, you can find plenty to enliven your senses and ignite your curiosity in Bridgeport.

Dining

It doesn't matter if you're in the mood for authentic American grub or fresh-caught seafood - you'll find an array of dining options in Bridgeport. Some of Bridgeport's most popular fare includes the famously delicious hot dogs at Merritt Canteen on Main Street, or the mouthwatering Oysters Fiorentina at Ralph n' Rich's. And don't miss the hand-crafted pizzas from Mario the Baker or baked ziti from Massimo's. With such a wealth and diversity of culinary choosings, one thing's for sure - your taste buds will never be bored in Bridgeport.

City & State Statistics
  • With a population of almost 145,000, Bridgeport is the most populous city in Connecticut and one of the largest cities in New England.
  • Bridgeport Harbor overlooks the Long Island Sound to the south, and the Pequonnock River to the East. The Long Island Sound, an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, runs along the entire eastern edge of Connecticut and part of New York state.
  • Bridgeport is just a train ride away from major cities in both Connecticut and New York, including New Haven, Stamford, and Manhattan.
  • Settled in 1639, and once a major center of shipbuilding and whaling, Bridgeport is an area rich with history and Old World character.
  • Famed circus owner, P.T. Barnum, was once mayor of Bridgeport. Due to his role in the development of the city's early infrastructure and parks, there are museums, festivals, and monuments in his honor.
  • Bridgeport's majestic shorelines, 1300 acres of park space, and wealth of attractions make it a great place to call home.
  • Many Bridgeport residents rely on public transportation to make their daily commutes to New York City. Bridgeport has a well-connected transport system including Metro-North commuter trains, Amtrak, as well as extensive ferry services.

For more information:

www.bridgeportct.gov

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With over 325 acres of park space, wooded forest, and beaches, Bridgeport's Seaside Park is a gem on the Eastern Seaboard. Stretching along three miles of coastline overlooking the Long Island Sound, Seaside Park draws thousands of visitors each year. Along with the sparkling sea views and breathtaking vistas, the park offers a dedicated bike path, ball fields, and a band shell which serves as the site of live outdoor musical performances in the summer. Just south of the park is Fayerweather Island, a wildlife preserve and home of the 200-year-old Black Rock Harbor Light House.

With over 325 acres of park space, wooded forest, and beaches, Bridgeport's Seaside Park is a gem on the Eastern Seaboard. Stretching along three miles of coastline overlooking the Long Island Sound, Seaside Park draws thousands of visitors each year. Along with the sparkling sea views and breathtaking vistas, the park offers a dedicated bike path, ball fields, and a band shell which serves as the site of live outdoor musical performances in the summer. Just south of the park is Fayerweather Island, a wildlife preserve and home of the 200-year-old Black Rock Harbor Light House.

Kool Smiles has been a preferred dental provider to the Bridgeport community since 2010.

Patients can expect quality care and great customer service at Kool Smiles. An amazing 97% of Kool Smiles patients say they'll refer their friends and family. Our dream is to create a world of happy, healthy smiles. We believe that every family in America deserves quality dental care. That's what drives us to open dental offices in underserved communities. And it's why we're selecting smart, talented people to join us.

We currently offer the following services:

  • We provide general dentistry services to kids and teenagers
  • We provide general dentistry services to adults as well
  • Many of our offices offer additional services such as oral surgery, endodontics and orthodontics
  • Some locations may also provide general anesthesia options for children provided by pediatric dentists

Our treatment areas are designed to be kid-friendly, semi-private, and accessible to parents. Our doctors use basic behavioral guidance techniques such as "tell, show, do" to make dental treatment a pleasant experience for all.

Our team of specialists, general dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants work together efficiently to provide comprehensive dental services.

Kool Smiles offices have brightly colored, oversize waiting areas that include children's play areas, many of which have full playground sets where younger children can climb, slide, and explore.

"Working with Kool Smiles I'm doing what I really feel I was meant to do."

Dr. Priya Grewal, DDS

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At the end of each day, everyone at Kool Smiles knows they've accomplished something that matters—something that makes a difference in the world—a positive change in the lives of children and their families.

At the end of each day, everyone at Kool Smiles knows they've accomplished something that matters—something that makes a difference in the world—a positive change in the lives of children and their families.

Working together for good.

Having the right dentist makes all the difference in the world. Our dentists share a common bond: they are passionate about providing quality dental care to families. All of our dentists go through Kool Smiles training upon hire and continue to receive company sponsored continuing education. Many of our dentists are active in both local, regional, or state dental associations, serve on Medicaid advisory boards, and participate in national associations such as American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Mentoring and teaching is my job
and I’m a Kool Smiles dentist.

We believe firmly that every child deserves to have a dentist and receive quality oral health care.

WHY ACCESS?

Kool Smiles is committed to expanding access to quality dentistry and oral healthcare services in underserved communities.

Lack of healthcare coverage, or being enrolled in the Medicaid program, should not undermine an individual’s access to vital dental services.

80% of the nation’s 179,000 practicing dentists refuse to provide care to Medicaid enrollees.

COMMUNITY

We’ve partnered extensively with local schools, daycares and community organizations to provide much-needed oral health screenings and supplies, free of charge. In 2012 alone, Kool Smiles provided over $18.5 million in dental services to children with no form of payment for those procedures, simply because it was in the best interest of the children and their health.

QUALITY

In addition to strong clinical oversight, Kool Smiles has implemented an advanced electronic health records (EHR) system that is used in every Kool Smiles office across the country to measure and report on clinical compliance. The system is closely monitored by our dental clinical leaders to assure all dentists are in compliance with professional standards as well as ADA and AAPD guidelines.

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YOUR CAREER SPECIALISTS (3)

wanda dawson

AR/CT/IN/LA/MD/MA/MS/SC/VA/DC

Previously an office manager at Kool Smiles, Wanda joined Benevis as a Manager of Talent Acquisitions in 2010. She works to fill field leadership positions in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia, and D.C. She is also a resource in the hiring of clinical staff and Benevis employees. Wanda enjoys introducing candidates to the excitement of Kool Smiles, and helping them find the right fit for their personal growth and career success. Wanda appreciates the work-life balance that Benevis offers, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

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emily platto

AR/CT/DC/GA/LA/MA/MD/MS/SC

Emily has been with Benevis since March 2011. Her work involves the recruitment of dental specialists in Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts. Emily is results driven, and is passionate about recruiting and client relations. She enjoys working with her teammates who share the company values of quality, compliance, and professionalism. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and pug.

 

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renee baron

CT/GA/MA/SC

Renee joined Benevis in 2005. She currently manages the recruitment of general dentists in Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Renee enjoys networking with other dental professionals and assisting dentists with finding the perfect employment opportunities. As a proud mother of two sons, Renee has a deep appreciation for how the efforts of Kool Smiles and Benevis benefit children all over the country.

 

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OPEN POSITIONS (2)
  • Dental Assistant

  • Part-time

  • Bridgeport, CT

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  • Dental Assistant

  • Part-time

  • Bridgeport, CT

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