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Get to Know Elyse Sudhoff, DMD

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

When she was growing up, Dr. Sudhoff would see her mother running into her patients wherever they went, as she was a dental hygienist. This was very cool for her to see and her interest in the field of dentistry only grew further during her senior year at Glastonbury High School. During this time, she took a course about designing and conducting scientific research about creating and completing a small study. She spent time conversing with patients in a periodontology office and a cardiology office to understand the link between gingivitis and cardiac disease.

The best part of this experience was engaging in friendly banter and the upbeat atmosphere of the dental office, as the doctors knew the patients over many years. After this course, Dr. Sudhoff applied to the University of Connecticut’s combined degree program in dentistry which would accept her upon completion of her undergraduate degree. She hasn’t looked back since!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Sudhoff studied at the University of Connecticut for both her undergraduate degree and dental doctorate. She went on to complete a general practice residency program at Hartford Hospital and then spent several years working at a high-end cosmetic dental office. She has multiple years of experience in sleep dentistry and has completed countless hours of continuing education. While she practices the majority of aspects of dentistry, she enjoys addressing sleep cases and performing aesthetic procedures the most.

Dr. Sudhoff regularly seeks continuing education to refine her skills and expertise, has undergone advanced training through the KOIS Center, and is also an active member of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

As a native of Glastonbury, Dr. Sudhoff loves to spend time with her husband, two children, and their three fun dogs whenever she isn’t at the office. During her free time, she also likes to go hiking with her pets, travel, and visit the beach. Her family’s favorite locations are in Kennebunkport, ME, and Cape Cod. An incredible fact about her: she speaks French!