Meet Dr. Griffin
Dr. Deborah Griffin hails from Hamden, Connecticut. 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. She received several accolades throughout her attendance which include the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dental Student Award, Outstanding Achievement in Basic Sciences Award, the Jack Frommer Prize in the Morphological Sciences, and the Everett Shapiro Award in Orthodontics. Dr. Griffin is a lifetime member of the Tufts chapter of the OKU Dental Honor Society. 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 in July of 2008. Soon after, Dr. Griffin was asked to be a delegate on the new and younger member advisory committee for the New England Society of Orthodontists. She has served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the Tolland County Dental Society and is currently the Vice President and Secretary. Dr. Griffin is also an active member of the Central Connecticut Orthodontic Study Group where she enjoys learning about the latest advances in her profession in a setting with her peers. Dr. Griffin practiced with Dr. Gange for close to eight years and acquired the Vernon location in 2016.
Dr. Griffin and her husband, Christopher, reside in Ellington with their sons Drew and CJ, and of course Brady, a mini Australian Labradoodle. When she is not working, Dr. Griffin loves spending time with her family, exercising and catching up with friends.