Our dentists come from a variety of backgrounds and have come together as a team to provide you with excellent dental care in Norwalk, Connecticut. All of our dentists are trained in CEREC and have a wealth of education and experience. No one at our office “rents a chair” or is an independent contractor — everyone is a dedicated member of our team. You can get to know our dentists below and call 203-866-7164 to schedule a time to meet them in person.
Robert Emilio, DDS
Dr. Robert Emilio did his undergraduate work in the advanced program at Brooklyn College and moved straight into dental school at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He graduated in 1994 and served his general practice residency at Kings County Hospital Center in 1995. From 1991 to 2001, he served an implantology, surgical and prosthetic residency at the New York University College of Dentistry. He has been practicing here since 1997.
Dr. Emilio constantly updates his skills and learns about the latest advances in dental technology through continuing education. He has traveled across the U.S., Germany, Canada and as far as Istanbul to expand his knowledge, and he has advanced training in surgical and prosthetic dentistry and implantology. He is a Master in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is trained in CEREC and Invisalign®. He is also a member of the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Dr. Emilio finds his greatest level of happiness in seeing other people happy, and he loves helping others find their smiles with help from a fabulous, selfless team that that is here to serve. With that in mind, his goal as a dentist is to create an environment in his practice that can help our patients achieve their smile dreams, which will in turn bring more patients to the practice to receive care. He sees this is a continuing cycle of care. He loves coming into the office – a Greater Source has put him here for this job and he never plans to retire.
Dr. Emilio met his wife at age 19 and married her in 1992. She is a former school teacher and a homemaker. They have two creative children. Their son, Chase, is studying at the Ringling School of Art and Design. He is majoring in game design and is working to become a video game environmental art specialist. Chloe, their daughter, is majoring in Fashion Design at Marist College.
In his free time, Dr. Emilio enjoys reading biographies, science fiction and books about astrophysics. He also enjoys cutting his lawn, weight training, traveling and getting out for skiing and target shooting. He is also a PADI-certified scuba diver. He is a fan of anything car-related including, Formula One and amateur Porsche and BMW racing.
Marla Daniels, DDS
Dr. Daniels is our senior Associate and has been with us since 2017. She also is my “Dentist Whisperer” since she had formerly worked with Dr. Collisha Swanson, and Dr. Diana Cardona and was kind enough to recommend that they work here! She is a graduate of The State University of New York, Albany, NY where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Marla went on to the New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY where she was awarded a full scholarship and graduated in 1997. Dr. Daniels did her residency at the Goldwater Memorial Hospital, New York, NY. She is a General Dentist who also is CEREC certified, and does other procedures such as Pediatrics, Endodontics, and Extractions. Dr. Daniels’ goal is to help her patients improve their oral health, educate and provide dental treatment in a relaxed environment. Dr. Daniels is married with two children and she enjoys yoga and running. She is an avid reader and enjoys a good book club!
Collisha Swanson, DDS
Dr. Swanson has been with our company since April 2018. Dr. Collisha Swanson attended dental school at the New York University College of Dentistry and graduated in 2009. She regularly attends continuing education courses each year and is certified in Invisalign®. She has been practicing dentistry in the Norwalk, Connecticut, area since 2009 and always strives to provide quality care with a gentle touch.
She lives in the area with her husband and two children. She enjoys music, laughing and enjoying the day, and spending time with her family.
Diana Cardona, DMD
Dr. Cardona is the newest member of our team, but you would never know it. She has jumped right in, and our patients find her to be lovely. She graduated from Hofstra University and went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she graduated from with her DMD in May 2003. She has served on the Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach Coalition Project, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, Hartford, Connecticut, and Give Kids a Smile. She is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Cardona holds her license in Connecticut and New York. She is a General Dentist certified in CEREC and INVISALIGN. Dr. Cardona speaks Spanish fluently, and has been a wonderful addition to our team. She takes the time to answer questions and make her patients feel comfortable. Dr. Cardona recently relocated to Connecticut with her husband and two children. She enjoys being a mom and taking care of her family.