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General and Cosmetic Dentist — Coventry & Vernon

Dr. Alison Hadden

Dr. Alison HaddenOriginally from Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Hadden graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and earned her doctorate from The Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina.  She then completed a General Practice Residency at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.   Dr. Hadden and her husband, Kyle, moved to Connecticut in 2009 when Kyle began a professorship at The University of Connecticut.  Dr. Hadden and her husband are proud to raise their three wonderful children in Ellington.

Dr. Hadden has always focused on high achievement, graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude with induction into Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate, and third in her dental school class with induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society.  She continues to focus on the most advanced dental training possible as she works to complete training by the world renowned Dr. John Kois at the Kois Institute in Seattle, Washington.  Dr. Hadden also maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Tolland County Dental Society.  

Dr. Hadden enjoys spending her down time with her family and pets and is usually found taxiing her kids from one sporting event to another.  When she has free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, and baking.  

Dr. Eric Whidden

Dr. Whidden grew up in Ellington, CT where he developed a very early childhood interest in dentistry and dental esthetics. He completed a pre-medical course of study at Connecticut College, graduating with high honors and awards for academic excellence and community service. He has won numerous Connecticut State Science awards for his innovative research in oral health. He then attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, where he was class president and active in many leadership and volunteer activities.

He graduated #1 in his dental class with Dean's High Honors and was inducted into the elite Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honors Society Supreme Chapter - the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a dental graduate.

Dr. Whidden has received numerous honors and scholarships including the Elizabeth and Eugene C. Harrison Scholarship, Edmund J. Glen Fund Scholarship, American Dental Association Award of Professional Excellence, Dentsply Award for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, and the International College of Dentists Scholar Leader Award.

Dr. Whidden has trained with nationally and internationally renowned cosmetic specialists at elite cosmetic dentistry centers including The Pankey Institute in Florida, The Spear Center for Cosmetics in Arizona, The Dawson Academy in Maryland, and The renowned Kois Center in Washington, where he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in the areas of dental cosmetics, esthetics, and reconstruction. Now, Dr. Whidden is a Mentor and teacher at the Kois Center, where he actively advances his career through science and evidence based dentistry and creates a pathway for extraordinary professional growth.

Professionally, Dr. Whidden is a member of:

  • The Kois Center - Advancing Dentistry Through Science
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Connecticut State Dental Association
  • The Hartford and Tolland Dental Societies

Personally, Dr. Whidden is an accomplished pianist, enjoys gourmet cooking and competitive sailing. He truly values the close relationships he has with all his patients and strives for relationships built on trust, compassion, integrity and honesty.

Dr. Elyse Sudhoff

Dr. Elyse SudhoffDr. Sudhoff grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she cultivated a passion for oral medicine.   She knew from a very early age that she would be a dentist and even developed a research paper on the connection between periodontal disease and heart disease while still in high school. Dr. Sudhoff completed a pre-medical course of study at UConn, graduating with honors degrees in Biological sciences and molecular and cell biology.  She completed an honors thesis in which she researched the genetics of acute lymphocytic leukemia.  Dr. Sudhoff then attended UConn School of Dental Medicine, where she was instrumental in the formation of the Dental Ethics Society.  While in dental school, Dr. Sudhoff was awarded the Colgate research award for her work in genetics studying oral mucositis and other consequences of chemotherapy and radiation on the oral cavity.

Dr. Sudhoff’s education at UConn Dental School emphasized the connection between oral and systemic health by providing the opportunity to complete two years of basic medical science training with the medical school.  She continued to follow her passion for oral medicine through her residency program at Hartford Hospital.  During her time at the hospital, Dr. Sudhoff had the opportunity to work cooperatively with physicians to treat medically complex patients including patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, transplant patients, as well as trauma cases.  Her passion for oral medicine did not end when she entered private practice.  Dr. Sudhoff went on to complete advanced training in oral sleep medicine in an effort to provide comprehensive wellness care for her patients.  

Professionally, Dr. Sudhoff is a member of:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Connecticut State Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Tolland Dental Society

Outside of the office, Dr. Sudhoff values quality time with her family and friends.  She enjoys gardening, spinning, and spending time outdoors with her daughter and rescued border collie.  Dr. Sudhoff values her relationships with her patients and strives to promote comprehensive wellness for those close to her in all areas of her life.

Get to know  the team behind the smiles!

Dr. Whidden

Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC

Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC, has been helping patients achieve healthy, stunning smiles for over 30 years. Our dentists have trained at The Kois Center and are members of prestigious dentistry organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

If you are ready to restore your smile and achieve peak dental wellness, call us at (860) 875-2881 or request your appointment online.

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