Dr. Michael Shlafstein, DDS

Dr. Shlafstein is passionate about quality patient care and combines his 23 years of experience with new technologies to keep you looking and feeling your best!


Specializing in full-service dental care, Dr. Shlafstein performs most dental procedures in-office to save you time and costly visits to a specialist. His conservative approach to treatment also gives you peace of mind that you are only getting dentistry you truly need. Short on time? Dr. Shlafstein also specializes in Same Day Dentistry. This means even complex procedures like implants, root canals and crowns can be completed in just 1 visit utilizing advanced technologies like the CEREC System.


Dr. Shlafstein graduated from NYU School of Dentistry in 1997 and completed his general practice residency in New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1998. Before going to dental school, Dr. Shlafstein worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has co-authored scientific papers on stem cells and umbilical cord blood. While working at Sloan Kettering, he discovered Maxillofacial prosthodontics. His desire to improve the outcomes of oral cancer patients affected by radical resection surgery solidified his passion to become a dentist.  He joined Vernon Family Dentists in 1998. Many of our patients have been coming to us for their dental needs for over 40 years. At our office we take great pride in providing high quality, high tech patient care while still treating each and every patient as if they were our close friends or family. Many of our patients are surprised by the fact that we almost always run on time, delivering nearly painless dentistry in an efficient manner.


It is quite natural to seek for the best dentist in Tolland County in case of any dental problem. This is where we can help you out. At the dental office of Dr. Shlafstein, we never put in a half-hearted effort. Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of the patients, we always use the best tools and equipment to get the job done. Patient satisfaction is our primary goal and we never leave any stones unturned in achieving that. If you are looking for quality dental care and a staff that makes you a priority – schedule a visit with us today!

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