celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest state-of-the-art office in Shelton with a ribbon cutting ceremony held last night.
The group relocated from its Trumbull location to 680 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.
The grand opening was free to the public and featured giveaways plus fine food and beverages. Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce President Bill Purcell, Mayor Mark Lauretti and Chief Joel Hurliman marked the official debut with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Everything in the facility is brand new: All the equipment, the furniture--even the HD TVs hovering over the headrests for both kiddies and adults. But the move isn't just an excuse for a high-tech upgrade.
"The former office was old and small--very small," said office manager Matthew Martin during a tour of the new digs. "We had three operatories and one hygiene room, and one of the operatories we shared with pediatrics and oral surgery. Here, we have multiple surgery rooms dedicated for different purposes. We have four operatories and two hygiene rooms."
And that's just on one side of the office. The other is the childrens' wing, conveniently separated "in case the kids are getting a little rambunctious," Martin said.
In one childrens' room, Spongebob Squarepants plays in high definition overhead and the walls are adorned with Looney Tunes artwork painted by the the office's own Dr. Brian Fusillo. Or, if you've got a kid who prefers to be around others at the dentist, the "bay room" is equally as comfortably.
"So say if we have a brother and sister, they want to stick together. The doctor can sit in the middle," Martin said. "It's about as relaxing as you can get being a in dentist office."
Shortly before the ribbon cutting, the mayor welcomed the new corporate citizens to Shelton.
"It's all part of the big picture and the equation that makes this city successful," Lauretti said. "For at least as long as I've been around I've tried to pride our thinking and actions on being user-friendly. It's heartening to know people understand and appreciate the value of Shelton."