AboutCosmetic & Family Dentistry

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is a Stamford based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Rachel A. Messinger DDS and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 203-323-1551 and experience why our patients think Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is the best dentist in Stamford.

Rachel A. Messinger DDS

Rachel A. Messinger DDS

Dr Rachel Messinger received a DDS from the University of Michigan School Of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at Jamaica Hopsital in Queens, NY, Dr. Messinger received a fellowship for Advanced Esthetic and Advanced Restorative Dentistry at The Pankey Institute, Kep Biscayne, FL. She taught and lectured at The New York Univesity School Of Dentistry. She is a current member of The American Dental Association, The Connecticut State Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and The Spear Study Club. Dr Messinger has been in practice for over fifteen years and brings her advanced skills and extensive experience in all areas of cosmetic dentistry to help create the healthy and beautiful smiles that each patient deserves. Outside of the profession, Dr Messinger enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, travelling, skiing, hiking and volunteering.

Meet Our Staff


Dental Hygienist

Mangala is an experienced and skilled dental hygienist and has been with the practice for many years. She brings to the practice a wealth of knowledge and is happy to provide outstanding care for each of her patients.


Dental Assistant

Liz is our chairside dental assistant also with years of experience and "loves her job". Liz has an amazing personality that makes all patients feel comfortable in the treatment room.


Dental Assistant

Khrystyna is new to our practice, and is our "can do it all" assistant. She helps Dr. Messinger as an assistant and handles some of the day to day tasks related to patient care and appointments. She is our tech savy go to in the office.


Treatment Coordinator

Alyssa is a native of Stamford. She began working in our office in 2006 as a receptionist for Dr. Orlow. Today, she oversees the daily office functions and is the treatment coordinator. She helps keep our office atmosphere warm and fun, while making sure things run smoothy for patients. She's always looking to provide a personal touch that can make each patient's experience special. In her free time, she enjoys her family, especially her two young children. Alyssa has a culinary arts degree and enjoys cooking for family and friends.

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