Dr. Maria Rita Paras, DDS

Dr. Maria Rita Paras, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Maria Rita Paras, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Norwalk, CT. She practices dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and more.Read her story

10 Berkeley St

Norwalk, CT 06850

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • 7 More

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Dr. Paras' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Paras "Dr. Paras was born in the Philippines, and moved to the US as a small child. She grew up in St. Louis, and attended the University of Kansas for her undergraduate degree in Biology. She attended dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she earned her D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree in 1999. She practiced dentistry in St. Louis until 2001, when she moved to the Northeast. Dr. Paras recognizes that dentistry is continually advancing, and she consistently continues her education and attends seminars so she can stay current on the rapid innovations in the field. As an active member of the dental community, she belongs to the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Greater Norwalk Dental Society. Dr. Paras is married and has three children. As a mother, she understands parents' concerns about their children's health and she offers compassionate, thorough dental treatment to families. As a dentist, she believes in partnering with her patients to help them make informed decisions regarding dental health."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Paras "With our patient-focused approach, we will give you and your family individualized dental care and a comfortable dental experience. We consider our patients to be part of our dental family, and include them as members of our dental team. When you visit us, we will greet you on a personal level, take the time to understand your specific dental needs and dental goals, and provide you with the high-quality, gentle dentistry that you deserve."

6  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry

19  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Kansas / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Northwestern University / Dental School
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Paras has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Paras has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paras' Reviews

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8 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Paras' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I'm leaving her practice because I am dissatisfied with the dental care. The Dr. filled one cavity four times with no success or better plan for treatment. I was charged twice and she filled it for free two other times. I have two other fillings that I am not satisfied with. They make flossing...more
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Awful admin policies.
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I had to cancel my appointment for emergency reason, at the time of cancellation she did not say anything about sending me a penalty bill. I start receiving invoices for the cancellation. I left her a message FOUR a times to call me back but she never did. Very un pleased with her customer service....more
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Dateline Nov-16: My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Paras for about 13 years and we have always been very pleased with her and her staff's professionalism. Beyond that, recently my wife learned of a small 'anomaly' on her tongue, front and center, which appeared quite by surprise with no pain and...more
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Wonderful service, very caring and friendly atmosphere. Have been coming here for years. Highly recommended.
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