Melissa Blake, DMD
Meet Dr. Blake
Pediatric Dentist specializing in dental care for infants,
children, adolescents and special needs patients
“Dr. Melissa” is a graduate of Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, New York.
Dr. Melissa has a particular interest in community outreach, nutrition counseling and oral hygiene instruction. In recent years she’s developed and launched numerous educational programs including:
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: The Impact of Oral Health on Overall Health – Co-founder Co-author
With a grant-supported by The Hartford, Dr. Melissa served on a team at the University of Connecticut Department of Health Career Opportunity Program for high school students interested in health careers.
The Tooth Fairy’s Guide to a Healthy Halloween – Founder, Author
This interactive learning module for elementary school children focuses on healthy diet practices during Halloween in collaboration with the Hartford Boys & Girls Club. Participants learn through a story board presentation and science experiments.
Hartford Health Education & Anti-Bullying Campaign – Past President
This health education organization strives to address essential health topics for inner-city school children including mental health & wellness, drug abuse, violence, sex education and nutrition.