News Release

October 7, 2010

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Find out During Free Program October 13 at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. Dr. Donald Somerville, director of the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, will present a free talk about the benefits of natural-looking dental implants on Wednesday, October 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

The talk will be held in the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, which is on the main floor of the Health Center (use main hospital entrance). To register, call 800-535-6232.

Somerville has been director of the dental implant center since 2008. He trained at some of the best dental programs in the country, including the UConn School of Dental Medicine, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, and the Baylor College of Dentistry at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center.

More information about the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry is available at

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