Meet Dr. Griffin

One office, one orthodontist, exceptional patient care.

Deborah S. Griffin, DMD

Providing modern orthodontics in Vernon, CT.

Dr. Deborah S. Griffin standing in dental office with long blonde in a white dental coat

Dr. Deborah Griffin is originally from Hamden, Connecticut, and became interested in orthodontics at age 16 when she had braces.

She graduated from Hamden High School and attended Connecticut College in New London where she was a Zoology major. In 2002, Dr. Griffin began her studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During her years as a student, she received many prestigious awards due to her hard work. Dr. Griffin is a lifetime member of the Tufts chapter of the OKU Dental Honor Society, and she graduated first in her class in 2006. Dr. Griffin then remained at Tufts to complete her orthodontic residency.

Upon graduating, she joined Dr. Gange as an associate and practiced alongside him for eight years. She has served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Tolland County Dental SocietyOpens a new window to the website and is currently the vice president and secretary. All this experience has helped her develop her unique approach to orthodontics.

Dr. Griffin is also an active member of the Central Connecticut Orthodontic Study GroupOpens a new window to the CCOSG website where she enjoys learning about the latest advances in her profession with her peers. By 2016, Dr. Griffin acquired the Vernon location to start her own practice. Here she performs what she loves the most; helping her patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Dr. Griffin and her husband, Christopher, reside in Ellington with their sons Drew and CJ, and Brady, a mini Australian Labradoodle. When she is not working, Dr. Griffin loves spending time with her family, exercising, and catching up with friends.

Education & Experience
  • Zoology major from Connecticut College, New London

  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

  • Orthodontic residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Awards
Dr Griffin caring for a young female patient while examining her mouth

Dr. Griffin is amazing! Everyone in the office is so nice and accommodating! Dr. Griffin even called in the evening to check on my daughter after she had gotten her braces on that morning. She goes above and beyond, for sure!

Stacy M. (Actual Parent)

Let's Have a Little Fun

We asked Dr. Griffin four personal questions - see her answers.

What do you do outside of the office?

I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, skiing, and I love all things Disney.

What was the best day of your life?

Any day I spend with my family is the best day. Family time is super important for me and so much fun; making memories with them is what I live for.

Who is your hero and why?

The teachers I or my children have had. I believe teachers are the embodiment of selflessness and patience.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I can play the flute and knit you a scarf, but not at the same time!

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