Dr. Drew and Dr. Menjivar create amazing smiles that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

 

WHO's Who?

Donald Drew, DDS

Dr. Donald Drew

An original “Jersey Boy”, Dr. Drew migrated north to complete his orthodontic residency at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine after graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University Dental School.

 

Dr. Drew feels extremely fortunate to have practiced in the great town of West Hartford since 1985. His now adult children attended West Hartford schools and participated in many extracurricular activities. This offered Dr. Drew the opportunity to coach and serve as the Director of Safety for West Hartford Youth Hockey. When the weather warmed up, it was off to the “ball fields” to coach and assist with softball and baseball...

Natalia Menjivar, DMD, MS

Dr. Natalia Menjivar

Dr. Menjivar was born to be an orthodontist. She set her sights on orthodontics after being an orthodontic patient herself, having had phase I and phase II treatment. She even wore headgear! She followed in the footsteps of her orthodontist and long-time mentor Dr. Chu of Racine, Wisconsin. 

 

Dr. Menjivar attended Vanderbilt University where she majored in Biology and Spanish and also met her husband, Walter, a native of Florida. After undergrad, Dr. Menjivar attended dental school at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine followed by the University of Minnesota orthodontic residency program where she received her masters and certificate in Orthodontics...

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The Flock

Combined, our team has almost 200 years of experience in the orthodontic field. 

We're a wise bunch! 

Shellene

Scheduling Coordinator

  • Orthodontic experience: 32 years

  • Hometown: Columbia, CT

  • Family & Pets: Husband Greg and two little Shih Tzus, Dudley and Dexter

  • Hobbies: Going to the lake, biking, and swimming

Susan

Orthodontic Assistant

  • Orthodontic experience: 30 years

  • Hometown: Newington, CT

  • Family & Pets: Husband Derrick and two children, Dante and Isabella, and a Shih Tzu named Iris 

  • Hobbies: Cooking, relaxing, spending time with my family

Jenn

Orthodontic Assistant

  • Years in Orthodontics: 19 years

  • Hometown: Bristol, CT

  • Family & Pets: Husband Rick and two daughters, two cats, and a dog 

  • Hobbies: Gardening, and cooking. 

Annette

Financial Coordinator

  • Orthodontic experience: 32 years

  • Hometown: Barkhamsted, CT

  • Family & Pets: Husband Doug and two daughters, Alexandra and Kristyn

  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends

Nancy

Orthodontic Assistant

  • Orthodontic experience: 24 years

  • Hometown: Bristol, CT

  • Family & Pets: Husband Bill and two children, Caleigh and Connor, and a dog Milo and cat Lucy

  • Hobbies: Hiking, baking, and reading

Anrita

Orthodontic Assistant

  • Years in Orthodontics: 13 years

  • Hometown: Wethersfield, CT

  • Family & Pets: Husband Adrian and two children Briana and Kaiden

  • Hobbies: Running, baking, and traveling.

Orthodontic Assistant

Tamsin

  • Orthodontic experience: 6 years

  • Hometown: Barkhamsted, CT

  • Family & Pets: Husband Tyler, a dog, cat, and 11 ducks

  • Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and going to concerts

Combined, our team has over ____ years of experience in the orthodontic field. They’re a wise bunch! Along with their expertise, their caring personalities and passion for what they do is obvious.

 

We are in the business of serving you and ensuring your smile journey is a positive and memorable one!

 
 
 

First Flight

First Orthodontic Evaluation By Age 7 

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all seven year-olds have their first orthodontic check-up. While most kids don’t need braces at this age, it is a great opportunity to evaluate the teeth that are in place and assess the developing bite. We recommend an annual evaluation after this point to monitor growth and development and ensure appropriate timing for the loss of baby teeth and the eruption of the permanent teeth.

First Visit: What to Expect

At your first visit, you’ll be greeted by the friendly faces of our team. You’ll get to meet our treatment coordinator and doctors, Dr. Menjivar and Dr. Drew. They will evaluate orthodontic issues such as bite classification, overbite, overjet, and crowding among other findings. The doctor will review these orthodontic findings with you and your family as they relate to an ideal model of teeth, discussing functional and cosmetic issues of the bite and tooth alignment.

 

If it's determined that you're not ready for orthodontic treatment, a recall visit will be established to continue monitoring growth and development. Valuable information can be gleaned from this review, and any questions you have as they pertain to orthodontics will be answered.

 

If you are indeed a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, digital photographs will be taken so that the doctors can create a personalized treatment plan that's ready when you are. The doctor will present recommendations for treatment and give an estimate of treatment duration. A team member will review financials including payment option plans, insurance benefits and discounts such as paid-in-full discount and family discount.

The Nest

You’ll find a warm and inviting spacious waiting area with tons of magazines. Get into the latest Hollywood gossip in People or Us magazines or find the perfect seasonal recipe in Bon Appetit or Cooking Light. Enjoy complimentary coffee or tea and make yourself at home in our comfortable reception area or feel free to come on back with your family member and attend their appointment. Though orthodontic visits are short, feel free to come early, or stay late! 

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Contact Us

345 North Main St, Suite 312

West Hartford, CT 06117

Phone: 860-236-6888 

Fax: 860-236-6619

Email: admin@dreworthodontics.com

Hours

Monday – Friday  9 AM – 5 PM

Saturday    8 AM – 12 PM

 

To schedule a complimentary new patient evaluation, please fill out the form below. A member of our team will reach out to help you schedule your visit.

Dr. Drew and Dr. Menjivar

345 North Main St, Suite 312 

West Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 236-6888