About Us

Dr. Michael Santacroce has been practicing dentistry in Wallingford since 1989. During that time, he has served as President of the Meriden-Wallingford-Cheshire Dental Society, as chairman of the local dental peer review committee, and as a member of the Esthetic Dentistry study club. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Quinnipiac College, and as a research associate in Pharmacology at Yale Medical School. Before returning to Connecticut in 1985, he spent one year as a hospital resident at the Veterans Admimistration hospital in San Francisco, California, and at San Francisco General hospital. He now lives in Cheshire with his wife and two children.


  • University of California, San Francisco, 1985 (General Practice Residency)
  • University of Connecticut Dental School, 1984 D.M.D.
  • University of the Pacific, 1980 M. S. (Pharmacology)
  • University of Connecticut, 1978 B.S. (Biology)

Our Team

Irene is an assistant who works directly with Dr. Santacroce on patient care. She has been with our team since 1999, and has nearly 30 years of working in the dental profession, with knowledge of all aspects of dental procedures. She enjoys getting to know patients while helping them relax during a visit. She lives with her family in Wallingford, and her favorite hot spot is Aruba.

Jenn is a dental assistant who works directly with Dr. Santacroce on patient care. She is trained in all of the latest dental techniques and is excellent at overall patient care. Jenn currently lives in North Haven.

Sandy has been working with Dr. Santacroce since 1989. It has really been a joy for her. She started off as an assistant and after having her daughter in 1999, she came back as a receptionist. She's looking forward to helping you with any questions you may have. She has also been dedicated to her husband of 20 years.

Amy started working here in 2006 as a receptionist. Along with scheduling patients and office duties, she has extended knowledge in technology and computers. She lives in Bethany with her fiance and three children.

Kim After graduating Tunxis Dental Hygiene program in 2008, Kim joined our practice. She previously received a B.A. from St. Anselm College. Kim is dedicated to improving the overall health and happiness of her patients. Kim lives in South Windsor with her husband.

Janet has been a hygienist for 35 years, graduating from Tunxis Community College in 1982. Her years of practice have been very rewarding to her resulting in a wealth of pride in all that she gives back to her patients. She resides in Southington with her husband and family.

Chelsea is a hygienist who graduated from the University of New Haven Dental Hygiene program in 2013. She lives in Meriden and enjoys spending time with her family and her dog. Chelsea is dedicated to giving her patients a happy and healthy smile.

Holly is a hygienist who is a graduate of Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston. Holly lives in Wallingford with her husband and two daughters. Holly has recently retired from hygiene to open a business, Ben & Jerry's, in downtown New Haven with her husband! She does hope to be able to come in from time to time to help with coverage for our office.