Dr. Patterson received her Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and earned top scores on the National Board Exam. She pursued a program of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Heath Center and was awarded Outstanding Resident in General Dentistry. Dr. Patterson was highly honored with an appointment as Fellow and spent an additional year at the Health Center in charge of the dental emergency department and management of compromised patients in an operating room setting. Dr. Patterson practiced general and pediatric dentistry as an associate in the private sector for a couple of years before returning to earn her Specialty in Orthodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Patterson is one of the very few orthodontists in New England who completed the additional extensive Roth-Williams Advanced Education in Orthodontics course. She is known for the highly personalized care and attention she gives each and every patient. Her practice is state-of-the art, utilizing Cone Beam Computed Tomography and digital scanning.