Pediatric Dental Associates is pleased to have three incredible dentists to care for our patients. Each of our doctors is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. We welcome you to get to know our dentists and come visit our practice for your family’s pediatric dentistry in Manchester, Connecticut. We are committed to helping you provide for a lifetime of dental health for your child!

ALL OF OUR DOCTORS ARE members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and are affiliated with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Glenn Koehler

Dr. Glenn Koehler is a board certified pediatric dentist who has been in practice for over 30 years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from St. John’s University in New York, then continued his education at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. After receiving his degree, Dr. Koehler completed post-graduate training in orthodontics from the United States Dental Institute and the International Association for Orthodontics. Dr. Koehler received his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Koehler enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Kathleen, and their daughters, Emily and Abbey. He also enjoys skiing, hiking, walking, traveling, biking, golfing, and rooting for the NY Mets! Over the years, Dr. Koehler has served as a board member for the Silk City Crimestoppers, the Lutz Children’s Museum, the Manchester Dental Society, St. James School, and the Manchester Little League. He has also participated in the Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

 

Dr. Sharon Soria

Dr. Sharon Soria is a board certified pediatric dentist. She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.  In addition, she completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Connecticut and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Following her education, Dr. Soria received post-graduate training in orthodontics from the International Association for Orthodontics New England Chapter.

Dr. Soria holds privileges at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she performs hospital dentistry. She likes to stay up to date in pediatric dentistry by reading literature and taking continuing education courses.  In her personal time, Dr. Soria enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Mario, and their daughters, Mila and Ava.

 

Dr. Pradeepa Padmanabhan

Dr. Pradeepa obtained her degree in Dental Surgery at the Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and Hospital in Bangalore, India. Moving to United States, she obtained a Residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Uconn Health, School of Dental Medicine in Farmington. Following her residency, she was offered a fellowship in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Uconn. With her interest in pediatric dentistry, she obtained a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the Uconn program offered at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Pradeepa received training in orthodontics from the International Association for Orthodontics New England Chapter. She holds privileges at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where she performs hospital dentistry.

When not doing dentistry, Dr. Pradeepa enjoys travelling and cooking. She also loves going on hikes with her son Abishek and husband Kannan. She especially enjoys spending time with her son with his school activities and sports.