Meet Your Ridgefield Dentists
Dana C. Jones, DDS
A fundamental part of our practice is an emphasis on patient education. Naturally, this focus on the importance of dental education is exemplified in Dr. Dana Jones’ own dedication to continuing education for himself and the dental team. A 1991 graduate of the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jones has participated in numerous courses and seminars on a variety of advanced dentistry topics, including the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies, which focuses on occlusion and TMJ and The Hornbrook Group’s Ultimate Occlusion and Full Mouth Synergy. He is also a graduate of the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In addition, Dr. Jones has advanced training from New York University and was a clinical teacher at NYU Dental School.
Dr. Jones has been happily married for 25 years and is the proud father of three children. Chelsea, a graduate of Princeton University, Griffin, a student at the University of Maryland, and Olivia, a student at Ridgefield High School. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events, and playing softball and volleyball. He is also an avid runner and participates in the annual Leatherman’s Loop Cross Country Race.
Dr. Jones was voted best Dentist in a Fairfield Count Weekly best readers’ poll. In 2008, he won the Dentist of the Year at the Mrs. Globe Pageant. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetic and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is currently a Faculty Club Member in the Spear institute for Advanced Dental Education.
Josephine A. Franzese, DMD
Dr. Franzese joined our office in the fall of 2007 following her completion of the General Practice Residency program at Danbury Hospital. Prior, Dr. Franzese earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ), where she served as president of the Student Research Association. Dr. Franzese was privileged to present her research on the impact of oral hygiene practices in the prevention of hospital-acquired nosocomial pneumonia at the NJ Dental Association Annual Meeting and the ADA National Student Conference of Dental Research in 2004.
During her early tenure in the Ridgefield and Danbury dental communities, Dr. Franzese quickly developed a reputation for providing “compassionate care.” Her natural empathy and understanding of the patient experience is supported by an education that includes caring for children, the elderly, and medically compromised patients. In addition to her Doctorate degree, Dr. Franzese holds a B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach, VA, where she double-majored in Psychology and Health and Human Services.
A Westchester County native, Dr. Franzese moved to Ridgefield in the summer of 2006 with her husband, Adam. Together they’ve since welcomed their children, Jack Michael (2010) and “big sister” Ella Marie (2007). Dr. Franzese is an avid skier and enjoys hiking with her family. She is involved in local parenting groups and enjoys time with her children and friends at local playgrounds and parks.
Dr. Franzese is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Fairfield County Dental Club