You will find the staff at Advanced Dental very accommodating, professional, and knowledgeable. Our success is due in part to our commitment to customer service and making our guests feel right at home. We invite you to learn more about the friendly and highly trained staff by reading our profiles below.

Mike Maroon in Berlin, CT | Advanced Dental

Michael “Dr. Mike” Maroon, DMD, FACE, FAGD has been changing people’s lives for over 25 years. He is an expert Cosmetic Dentist in Connecticut with a complete understanding of Functional Esthetic Dentistry and restoring smiles with the latest technology and finest materials that dentistry has to offer in a comfortable, caring, fun environment. He is truly an artist and patients come from all over the world for an original “Maroon” smile!

Originally from Methuen, Massachusetts, Dr. Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1986 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

Since then, he has dedicated his life to staying on the leading edge of dentistry and has received numerous awards for this commitment to excellence. He has earned Fellowships in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Academy of Dental/Facial Esthetics, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Master in the International Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. Dr. Mike has trained with some of the most recognized dentists in the world and has received advanced training in Functional Esthetic Dentistry from the Center for Advanced Dental Education in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Mike has also received advanced training in Functional Orthodontics and utilizes the knowledge he has obtained to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer!

He has also received Advanced Aesthetic Certification and Advanced Full-Mouth Restoration Certification from the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco, California and Master Aesthetic Certification from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Las Vegas, Nevada and has been an instructor at both programs. In addition, Dr. Mike has received advanced training in Dental Implantology by completing the maxicourse in implant dentistry from the Brookdale Hospital & New York University School of Dentistry in New York, New York. He is a member of many prominent national, state & local dental organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Mike has published articles in several major dental journals on clinical dentistry, philosophy & practice management, has lectured all over the world, and is a guest lecturer & clinician at the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is the editor & publisher of The Dental Leader Newsletter which is a bi-monthly newsletter for the dental profession that has subscribers from all over the world and is a co-founder of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, a professional dental organization that hosts dental seminars that introduces new techniques and materials to dentists and their teams bi-annually at international locations. Dr. Mike is also the host of Video Team Training, a monthly program that reaches thousands of dental professionals around the world. This gives him the opportunity to meet and interview some of dentistry’s leaders for personal and professional development.

From Super Bowl heroes to Personal Growth & Development experts like Anthony Robbins, Dr. Mike brings his unique approach to dentistry and his incredible interviewing style to help others in the profession succeed. Dr. Mike is also a consultant to several major dental manufacturers and helps in the development and evaluation of new dental products before they are introduced to the dental profession. He has also been interviewed on local and national radio and television about the benefits of Functional Esthetic Dentistry and is considered an expert on the subject. His clients range from high-profile celebrities to everyday people.

Don’t let all his awards fool you! Dr. Mike is one of the friendliest and nicest people you will ever meet. He has received offers from dentists all over the country to move to New York City, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston & Seattle to join some high-end Esthetic Dental practices, yet he has chosen to stay and provide Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry in Connecticut. He and his family live in Connecticut and here’s why:

“I just love Central Connecticut. The people here are some of the finest I’ve ever met. I know that I have open offers to practice with some of the finest dentists in the world and I’m honored to be considered one of them, but I don’t want to leave this area. I am proud to live in this area and look forward to attracting people to the Connecticut area.


“Modern dentistry has so much to offer people. I enjoy meeting people, enhancing their lives and having them become lifelong friends.”

“The most important job I have is to change the lives of everyone that I come in contact with.

“I just love being a dentist!”

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(860) 218-9450

Dr. Ona Liu

Dr. Ona Liu was born in Manhattan and grew up in Ridgewood, NY. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School and completed her undergraduate studies at the City College of New York. Dr. Liu spent 2 years working as a computational biology research coordinator at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She decided to pursue dentistry as a career because she was very intrigued about how the career integrates science, art, and direct patient care. Art is a great passion for Dr. Liu and she has a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Her hobbies include painting, cooking, spending time with family, dining out, participating in local and international dental outreach missions, and traveling the world. During her undergraduate studies, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Japan and China.

Dr. Liu attended University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. While attending dental school, she participated in multiple international dental outreach missions to help the underserved in countries such as Senegal and the Dominican Republic. Upon the completion of dental school, Dr. Liu completed her studies at Winthrop University Hospital General Practice Residency where she had exposure to all aspects of dentistry. We’re very fortunate to have her as part of our Advanced Dental team.

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Our Team

Jessica Glowa in Berlin, CT | Advanced DentalJessica

Office Administrator, Coach and Smile Design Consultant

Jessica has been with our practice for 16 years and brings more than 20 years of management, sales, marketing and customer service experience to her position. She is passionate about patient education and making our patients feel like they are an extension of her own family. Jessica has spent many years managing and coaching our team in customer care, sales and communication. She loves to help patients get the dentistry that they not only want but, deserve. When she is not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and son, doing any form of outdoor activities. She’s an avid reader and enjoys traveling the world with her family.

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Treatment Coordinator & Administrative Team

Kendra has been working in the dental field for over 10 years in various capacities of administrative and management roles. As a treatment coordinator with Advanced Dental, Kendra loves helping patients find their smile. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help patients secure financial arrangements that work best for them. In her free time, Kendra enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, and taking her dog, Molly Mae, on walks

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Treatment Coordinator & Administrative Team

Kelly began her dental career in 2003 as a Dental Assistant. She joined the Advanced Dental Team in Nov 2015. With her many years of clinical and administrative skills combined, she really enjoys helping patients understand their treatment needs in order to assist them in achieving their dental health goals. When Kelly is not working ,she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Kelly loves the outdoors, especially hiking with her dogs Max and Trooper.

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Edyta Pliszka in Berlin, CT | Advanced DentalEdyta

Registered Dental Hygienist

Edyta studied microbiology at UCONN and has a sound background in science. She is concentrated on patient education and prevention within the office, promoting a gentle and comfortable approach to dentistry. Edyta is very knowledgeable, motivated, and devoted to optimum patient care. She enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family and most importantly her husband, Peter and her sons, Sebastian and Aiden.

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Ashley Little in Berlin, CT | Advanced DentalAshley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley received her dental hygiene degree from Tunxis Community College. She strives to provide a comfortable and inviting environment for patients and is known for being very gentle! Before dental hygiene, Ashley devoted several years to volunteer work and co-founded and managed the Habitat for Humanity Chapter at Manchester Community College. She enjoys donating her time to causes that help grow and support local communities and abroad having spent many years helping New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina. When she has free time, you can find her relaxing at home reading, crocheting or, out riding her bikes! She loves to road bike and mountain bike throughout New England.

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Alice Abbassi in Berlin, CT | Advanced DentalAlice

Dental Hygienist

Alice excels at exceptional patient care and she loves helping people look & feel their best. As a dental hygienist, she has the opportunity to allow you to keep your teeth for a lifetime. When she’s not working at our office, she enjoys traveling with her husband, warm weather, beautiful beaches and soaking up the sun.

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Amber Lipinski in Berlin, CT | Advanced DentalAmber

Certified Dental Assistant and Smile Design Consultant

Amber has been a dental assistant with our office since 2009. She is always making people feel welcome with her bright smile. Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and also enjoys music, dancing and loves the summer! When she is not at Advanced Dental helping people smile, you can find her at the beach. She brings her positive attitude to work each day and makes our patients feel as comfortable as possible.

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Amie Bachman in Berlin, CT | Advanced DentalAmie

Dental Assistant

Amie has a true passion for dentistry, and has been in the field for 18 years. She has extensive knowledge in chair-side assisting, as well as dental laboratory technology. Amie loves her two dogs Samson and Cypress, live music, and the great outdoors. In her spare time she enjoys these activities with her husband Ben, and daughter Madison. She is a motivated team player who loves to make her patients smile!

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Tracy Read in Berlin, CT | Advanced DentalTracy

Certified Dental Assistant and Smile Design Consultant

Tracy attended Briarwood College where she is certified as a dental assistant and front desk associate. She has been with our office since June 2004 and is great at making patients feel comfortable and relaxed while visiting our office. She has become an expert in orthodontic assisting and helps patients and Dr. Maroon achieve optimum results every day. Tracy likes to travel and loves living in New England. She enjoys going to the beach and cruising down the Connecticut River with her family on their boat and jet skis during the summer. In the winter she enjoys skiing and snowboarding with her cousins, family and friends. Tracy and her mother are New York Yankee fans and love traveling to the Bronx to see baseball games at least three to four times a year. She really enjoys meeting new people and having fun each day at Advanced Dental.

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Call to schedule your smile evaluation with Dr. Mike Maroon today!
(860) 218-9450