Dr. Sheila Poetti attended high school and dental school in India, graduating from the latter in 1990. She then furthered her studies at New York University, completing her schooling in 2002. Despite having obtained her degree, Dr. Poetti takes continuing education courses every year to remain current on modern dentistry, and is also a member of the ADA and CSDA. She is certified in dental implant placement and restoration.Since 2004, Dr. Poetti has served as a dentist in the Meriden area, treating patients—especially those who have dental fear—with compassion and empathy, and educating them about their dental health. She is pleased to work with an awesome team of doctors, managers, front desk personnel, hygienists, and assistants—all of who are on board with achieving her goal of providing excellent dentistry in Meriden, Connecticut.Dr. Poetti has been married to Sreedhar for over two decades, and they have a 17-year-old daughter. In her free time, Dr. Poetti enjoys hiking, travelling, and cooking.
Dr. Bidra is a board-certified prosthodontist (specialist in implants, esthetics, and reconstructive dentistry) and a sub-specialist in maxillofacial prosthetics. He completed his dental and specialty training in India, Florida, Connecticut, and Texas. He has extensive surgical experience with dental implants, having placed thousands of implants, and is responsible for your entire implant treatment. This makes your treatment a one-stop experience and reduces your treatment cost.Dr. Bidra trains other dentists across the country on principles and techniques of implant treatment. He is also involved in research and lectures at national and international meetings as well as having published several articles in international scientific journals. Dr. Bidra is the current president of the Connecticut Society of Prosthodontists. He provides expert treatment for all-on-four (All-on-4®) same day permanent teeth and Teeth in a Day procedures that provide an immediate fixed implant bridge and eliminate the need to wear a removable denture during treatment.
Dr. Bidra has been featured on NBC CT News, CBS Radio, WebMD, Science Daily, and Medical News Today. His patients originate from several states of the US, including Puerto Rico.
Dr. Ho attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2017. He completed a one year general practice residency in dentistry at Summa Health Hospital in Akron, Ohio. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at University of Florida and a Post Bachelor in Health Science at Florida Atlantic University. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Meriden-Wallingford-Cheshire Dental Society. He also completes continuing education courses on a monthly basis. Dr. Ho is passionate in creating ang giving back. His goal for the last decade has been to positively impact peoples lives by applying his honed skillset. When he studied engineering, he had ambitions to create a bridge or a roadway that would help people reach their destinations. Longing for a closer connection to the people he was creating for, he transitioned into dentistry where he now directly influences peoples lives by creating a smile they can confidently wear. He is motivated by applying his skills for the betterment of others. His desire to refine his craft leads him to search for better techniques, best practices and cutting edge technology. All of which translates into uncompromising excellence in dentistry provided to his patients in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. His goal is to provide excellent oral healthcare through comfortable and patient centered treatment. He aims to cultivate a friendly and positive work environment with his staff and colleagues and involving himself in local community service. His parents are originally from Hong Kong, China. They now reside in Brooklyn, NY. Both him and his sister were born and raised in Fort Meyers, FL and are both first generation college graduates. He is an avid runner, skier, and loves to travel. Some of his favorite cities to visit are London, Hong Kong, and Chicago. He also enjoys cooking, baking and
Dr. Bae attended, graduated and studied Biology at State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo) and completed his general practice residency at Winthrop University Hospital. He made the dean’s list and graduated from SUNY at Buffalo in 2015 and takes courses once a month to catch up on new technology and deepen his existing knowledge. He is a member of the American Dental Association. He aims to serve his patients with sincerity while being gentle, honest and warm. His goal is to provide the best, comfortable experience and share the knowledge of the process with every patient he interacts with. Dr. Bae has been happily married for 5 years and has a Shorkie. He enjoys playing golf, going fishing and is a huge fan of baseball and basketball.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly dental team at Cloverleaf Dental Center is committed to helping you smile! We work hard to provide quality dentistry for all your oral needs and desires, and maintain a fun, friendly environment at our practice. We invite you to call us at 203-634-8727 to learn more about dental care in Meriden, Connecticut, and to make your appointment with our dentists. We look forward to meeting you!
Acacia – Office Manager
Acacia always tries her best to please everyone with a smile! She attended high school and college, and is always furthering her knowledge through learning. Since 2004, she has been a valuable team member at Cloverleaf Dental Center. Her knowledge and personality makes her a great asset. She loves working in a family-oriented office. Acacia is happily married with 4 children, 1 dog, and 3 ferrets. She enjoys camping, traveling, fishing, cooking, warm weather, and the outdoors.
Adiaris – Front Desk Secretary
Adiaris obtains insurance benefits, schedules appointments, provides procedure estimates, and performs many more important tasks around the office. She loves working in a family-oriented office that offers a very welcoming environment, and where we are not only coworkers, but a big, diverse family. Adiaris’ hobbies include swimming, camping, and equestrianism.
Lisa – Front Desk Secretary
Lisa has worked hand in hand with Adiaris over the past year to schedule appointments, verify insurance benefits, obtain estimates for patients and also assists the office manager with handling of insurance claims. She is a team player and has worked in the dental field for over 16 years. She also has an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences. She loves working in a family atmosphere with complete professionalism. She has been happily married to her husband Paul for 24 years and has two older sons. One son is in the Army and the other son works as an electrician. She has two Himalayan cats names Gizmo and Leo.
Adriana – RDH
Adriana graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene and joined our team over 10 years ago. She has 26 years of experience in different dental specialties, and her fluency in Spanish as a native of Colombia is highly valued in our multicultural practice. Adriana is married with three kids and loves travelling and taking care of her pets.
Barbara – RDH
Barbara has worked at Cloverleaf Dental Center part time for over 10 years, and we are so happy to have her as part of our team!
Kasia – RDH
Kasia has always like the medical field—she was a nurse for 6 years before becoming a registered dental hygienist. She is proud to work in a dental office that is comprised of different nationalities and cultures, as well as acceptance and respect for everyone. Kasia tries to be her best to every patient and coworker, and is always smiling—she is a #1 team player!
Katheline – RDH
Katheline joined our team in 2017. She works part time as one of our amazing registered dental hygienists!
Stacey – RDH
Stacey joined our team in May 2007. She loves working at Cloverleaf Dental Center, which she says is “not just a dental office—it’s that and more.” Stacey loves hiking, watching ice hockey, and being with family. Her boys are her world.
Katiria – Dental Assistant
Katiria is a huge asset to our office with her outgoing personality, experience, ability to learn quickly, and fluency in Spanish and English. To her, Cloverleaf Dental Center feels like a family, not just a job. She has been with our practice for over 3 years. She is the proud mom of 3 amazing, handsome boys.
Justin – Dental Assistant
Justin joined our practice about in early 2018 and has brought such positivity to our office. He loves the vibe and professionalism given from our office and is very hard working. He lives locally here in Meriden. He loves to work on his car and building race cars.
Zumreta – Dental Assistant
Zumreta is a former teacher from Bosnia. She has worked at Cloverleaf Dental Center for over 17 years, and loves the family atmosphere and our patients. She always strives to help patients to the best of her ability, and loves her kid patients as her own. Zumreta loves to travel, dance, and play Candy Crush. She has an amazing out-of-office family, whom she loves.