Meet Your Ridgefield Dentists
Dana C. Jones, DDS
In 1997, Dr. Dana Jones opened Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center to provide compassionate, expert dental care with an emphasis on patient education. A 1991 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, he is equally committed to continuing education for himself and team. Dr. Jones has participated in numerous courses and seminars, including the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies 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. He has trained extensively in dental sleep and obtrusive sleep appliances, as well as Invisalign. In addition, Dr. Jones received advanced training from New York University and served as a clinical teacher at NYU Dental School.
Dr. Jones has been a Ridgefield resident for almost 25 years, where he and his wife, Janet, raised three children. His daughter, Chelsea, graduated from Princeton University and currently resides in Barcelona and his son, Griffin, graduated from the University of Maryland and lives in New York City. His youngest daughter, Olivia, currently attends Fordham University. Away from the office, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events, and supporting the Mets. He is an avid golfer and runner, participating in the Leatherman’s Loop Cross Country Race each year.
Dr. Jones is proud to have been named Dentist of the Year at the Mrs. Globe Pageant 2008. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetic, and Academy of General Dentistry. He is also part of the American Academy of Clear Aligners and Fairfield County Dental Club. Dr. Jones is a member of Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity and a former faculty club member of 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