Sheila H. Poetti, DDS
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.
For over 13 years, 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 23 years, and they have a 15-year-old daughter. In her free time, Dr. Poetti enjoys hiking, travelling, and cooking.
Dr. Sana Tariq
Dr Sana Tariq is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry Class of 2011 where she completed her four year DDS program. An avid proponent of access to care, Dr Tariq participated in the NYU Outreach Program in Maine. Always seeking to gain knowledge and be involved in the community, she was member of the Aesthetics Club, ASDA, and MSDA.
To further her skills and knowledge she completed her residency program at New York Hospital Queens (New York Presbyterian Weil’s Cornell) in 2012.
Dr Tariq completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at City University of New York, Baruch College. She was awarded a full scholarship with the CUNY Honors College and later went on to teach as an adjunct professor of Biology.
Upon moving to Connecticut to join her family, Dr Tariq has been part of the team in the finest private practice in the community for over four years.
She has considerable experience in the areas of restorative dentistry, treatment planning, bonding, fillings, veneers, crown and bridge, endodontic therapy, implant crowns and Invisalign. In addition to her years of education and training, she actively completes additional certification and training programs to stay up to date with the most recent research and technology.
She enjoys connecting and serving the community, hiking, spin cycling, traveling and and spending time with her family.
Dr. Avinash Bidra
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.
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!
Cathia – Office Administrator
Cathia has been with our office for over 9 years and became the office administrator in 2016. She completed her schooling at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She loves working in an office that cares about the wellbeing of people, and strives to make herself available for patients, treating others the way she wants to be treated. Cathia is a certified open-water diver and enjoys watching sports and playing tennis and backgammon.
Acacia – Insurance and Treatment Coordinator
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 and is Cathia’s ace. She loves working in a family-oriented office. Acacia is happily married with 4 children, 2 dogs, and a ferret. 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.
Christian – Front Desk
Christian is a happy patient of Cloverleaf Dental Center and has also worked part time with our front office team for over 6 years. His personality is a major asset to our practice. Christian enjoys exercising; fishing; going to the casino; and spending time with his son, Ulises, who is his miracle.
Génesis – Front Desk
Génesis has worked part time at our office for over 2 years as a positive team player, and is also a very happy patient of Cloverleaf Dental Center. She graduated in 2013, is certified in TESOL, and is currently achieving a bachelor’s in education. Génesis loves the diversity in age and culture at our office. She also enjoys traveling, karaoke, dancing, and community service.
Adriana – RDH
Adriana graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene and joined our team 9 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. As of May 2017, she has been with our practice for 2 years. She is the proud mom of 3 amazing, handsome boys.
Ning Su – Dental Assistant
Ning Su has been part of our office for more than 13 years, assisting our doctors in caring for our patients. We love having her on our team!
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.