Dr. Joseph A. Walz
Dr. Andrea Fallon graduated from the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine in 2008. While enrolled at the University of Connecticut, she received the National Elsevier Student Research Award, as well as the UConn Alumni Scholarship. Dr. Fallon is an active
member of the Valley District Dental Society, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. She served as committee chairperson for The New Dentist Committee at the Massachusetts Dental Society from 2012-2015.
Recently Dr.Fallon has been appointed to sit as the District 1 ADA Representative to the New Dentist Committee. She has been an integral member of the Dental Studio Associates team since July 2008 and became a partner in 2012. She also attends many continuing education classes which include courses on composite esthetics, implant restoration, implant esthetics, endodontics, and pharmacology. Dr. Fallon has taken advanced education on the use of the CEREC, which consists of one visit crowns, at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
In December 2016, she completed the curriculum at the L. D. Pankey Institute for treatment of occlusal disease and TMJ dysfunction. She is currently working toward achieving her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Fallon will be instrumental in integrating dental sleep medicine to Dental Studio Associates. She is currently taking coursework to allow her to help treat patients with sleep-disordered breathing utilizing appliance therapy. Dr. Fallon looks forward to serving her patients with integrity, compassion, and skill. When not in the office Dr. Fallon enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, daughter Evangeline and son, Colin.
Dr. Stephanie Plonski
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Dr. Joseph Walz earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He graduated from the University with a 3.92 cumulative GPA. Dr. Walz then continued his education and attended the University of Connecticut of Dental Medicine from 1998-2001. He was awarded the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award, the Merit Award in Esthetic Dentistry and the Olmstead Prize in Geriatrics. In 2013 Dr. Walz completed his Implantology Fellowship with the Misch International Implant Institute. He feels privileged to have studied both surgical and prosthetic disciplines of implant therapy under the late, world-renowned Dr. Carl E. Misch.
Dr. Walz is an active member of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Valley District Dental Society
Dr. Walz proceeds to further his education with the country’s leading dental education centers. He has studied at the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Education, the Pikos Institute, and Dr. Allen’s Center for Advanced Dental Education. He continues to take courses in implant esthetics, implant dentistry, endodontics, and CEREC dentistry. Dr. Walz would be honored to personalize a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and desires. He is dedicated to making a plan that will ensure a beautiful smile and quality dental health for a lifetime. Dr. Walz does not think of dentistry as his occupation, but rather his passion.
Dr. Walz opened Dental Studio Associates in 2004. When not in the office, he and his wife Kristy, along with their two children Joseph and Alexandra reside in Southwick. On the weekends he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, fishing, working on home projects, cycling and running. Dr. Walz has completed three full distance Ironman triathlons.
Dr. Andrea C. Fallon
Dr. Stephanie Plonski
Dr. Stephanie Plonski graduated summa cum laude from Springfield College with a degree in biology and minor in chemistry. She attended dental school at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry where she graduated in 2014. She then completed a 1-year general practice residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT where she received advanced training in dental surgery, restorative work, and treating medically compromised patients.
Dr. Plonski provides care in all aspects of general dentistry, with a primary focus on esthetic composites, fixed crown and bridgework. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentists, American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Plonski is currently studying advanced continuing education in esthetics, implant placement, and endodontic therapy. She has completed courses and certifications in Invisalign treatment and treatment of occlusal disease and dysfunction at the Dawson Academy. Her primary concern is to provide quality care while easing patient anxieties in a comfortable and relaxed setting. When not in the office Dr. Plonski enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family.
Dr. Lillian Pham
Dr. Lillian Pham grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Simmons College. She then went to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for her Doctorate degree. While enrolled at Tufts, she received the Honos Civicus Award which recognizes students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to civic engagement and leadership during their studies. Following her belief in giving back to the community, she has provided dental needs for Special Olympic participants and volunteered with Dentists for Humanity to provide dental care to the underserved community in Haiti. She loves helping others in the best ways that she can.
Dr. Pham is an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She provides quality dentistry for her patients, caring for both adults and children.
Outside her professional activities, Dr. Pham likes to travel, cook, exercise, and spend time with her family. Dr. Pham looks forward to meeting and providing you with the best dental care.