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Meet Dr. Francisco Suarez Esser

You might not think being a dentist and competing in Ironman triathlons have a lot in common. That is, until you talk to Dr. Francisco Suarez Esser.

“Perseverance, discipline and grit” are qualities that have served him well in both pursuits, according to Dr. Suarez Esser. “I’ve taken a lot of what I’ve learned from triathlons and used it in dentistry, and vice versa,” says Dr. Suarez Esser, who is also a second degree black belt in Karate.

“In endurance events and Karate alike, you can’t take shortcuts. You need to have patience, work hard and find the right way forward for the challenge ahead,” says Dr. Suarez Esser. “And I’ve found that approach applies just as much, if not more, to how I work with my patients.”

It’s a philosophy shared by Cromwell Dental, which attracted Dr. Suarez Esser to the practice. “I really appreciate how everyone here is dedicated to making our patients as comfortable as possible with their care, by taking the time to truly listen to and understand their questions, concerns and needs…then carefully explain their options and help them make the best decisions.”

He was also impressed by Cromwell Dental’s commitment to offering patients more of the most advanced options to choose from. “I’m very happy to add my unique skills and expertise to new procedures we can now offer our patients,” he says.

Dr. Suarez Esser honed those skills and his education abilities as an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. “Supervising many residents and helping them care for their patients kept me on my toes and taught me my own valuable lessons in empathy, simplicity and humility,” he says.

Also keeping Dr. Suarez Esser on his toes: his family. Married fourteen years, he and his wife have two daughters, and they all stay active outdoors with walks, hiking, mountain biking and fishing.

Before moving to Connecticut for his residency at UCONN’s dental school, Dr. Suarez Esser, a native of Venezuela, completed his internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami.



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