Meet Our Doctors

Joseph Gargano, D.M.D.

North Haven, CT

Dentist in North Haven,
CT Gargano Family Dentistry

Dentist In North Haven , CT

Dr. Gargano has practiced dentistry in North Haven, CT since 1980. He received his DMD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. While there he received the Academy of General Dentistry Dental Student Award and the American Academy of Oral Pathology Dental Student Award.

Dr. Gargano is an adjunct clinical faculty member at the UConn School of Dental Medicine where he was also President of the Dental Alumni Association board. Dr. Gargano’s professional affiliations include membership in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the CT State Dental Association, and the New Haven Dental Association.

Dr. Gargano’s commitment to dental wellness in the town of North Haven spans all ages. He is a dental consultant to the North Haven Community Day Care Center as well as consultant to several area extended care facilities.

Dr. Gargano participates in foreign dental mission work providing dental services to the underserved in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He also is a participant in the CT Mission of Mercy held annually at various locations across Connecticut. In his spare time, Dr. Gargano enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, fishing, and swimming.



Theodore Gargano, D.M.D.

North Haven, CT

Dentist in North Haven, CT
Gargano Family Dentistry

Cosmetic and Family Dentist in North Haven, CT

Theodore Gargano "Dr. Ted" earned a B.S.degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He continued his education at the University of Connecticut receiving his DMD degree. Upon graduating, Ted completed his residency in general dentistry at Denver Health Center. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the CT State Dental Association, and the New Haven Dental Society. Dr Ted can be seen around North Haven speaking with area school children on the importance of oral hygiene. He is a participant in the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic and travels annually to Guayaquil, Ecuador to provide dental services to the under-served. As a child Ted dreamed of only two things; to fly airplanes and to fix teeth. As an adult, Dr. Ted finds himself living that dream. Ted is a true renaissance man. Along with his passion for flying, he is an astounding photographer. Don't be surprised if he asks to take a picture of your beautiful smile! In his free time, Ted enjoys hobbies that challenge his craftsmanship and he loves cooking on the weekends for his family and friends. 


Dr. Melissa Volpe Merwin

North Haven, CT

Dentist in North Haven,
CT Gargano Family Dentistry

Dentist In North Haven , CT

Dr. Melissa Volpe Merwin is a native of North Haven! She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College in 2015. While completing her undergraduate studies, Melissa was a 4-time Varsity Letter recipient and Captain of the Women’s Swimming & Diving Team.

She continued her education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2019. Dr. Merwin demonstrated her passion for community health by serving as the Lead Coordinator for UCONN’s Healthy Smiles Program in Hartford, CT. She also traveled to Sacatepéquez, Guatemala to provide comprehensive dental care to the underserved population.

Dr. Melissa continued her pursuit of clinical excellence by completing a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC – a rigorous program that focuses on advanced clinical procedures and dental management of patients with a complex medical history. She is committed to lifelong learning and is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Connecticut State Dental Association. Dr. Merwin is a participant of the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic, and shares the Garganos’ philosophy of providing high-quality, patient-centered dental care. 

When she is not saving teeth, Dr. Merwin enjoys swimming, hiking, and spending time with her nieces & nephews. She is committed to improving her expertise in all aspects of dentistry, and is incredibly grateful to have joined the Gargano Family Dentistry team!


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Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

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