A Better Dental Experience for Your Family

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

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(203) 248-0072

Office Location

2559 Dixwell Avenue

Hamden, Connecticut

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Welcome to Our Practice

Family & Esthetic Dentistry of Hamden has been creating beautiful smiles for over 25 years.  We are a comprehensive dental practice that provides all levels of care for all ages of patients from simple cleanings and fillings to complex cosmetic procedures.  Dr. Howard Charney and Dr. Kenneth Fratarcangeli, along with our friendly and skilled staff work diligently to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry and utilize state of the art dental technology to deliver optimal dental care.  Our goal is to help create a smile and level of oral healthcare that you deserve.  

Latest Techniques

As a practice, we take pride in continually furthering our knowledge of dentistry and engaging in learning opportunities.  We strive to provide the highest quality comprehensive dental care using state-of-the-art materials and techniques in a safe and comfortable setting.

Innovative Technology

We believe in making the dental experience as convenient and stress free as possible. To this end, we utilize cutting edge technology like CEREC® One-Visit Dentistry, GloScience Pro teeth whitening, Velscope oral cancer screening, digital radiography and intra-oral cameras for our patients, all of which cut down on your time in the dental chair.

Patient-Driven Approach

 We want to know about your past treatments and experiences, your concerns and expectations, any problems you may be having, how you feel about your smile, and most importantly, what we can do to ensure your visit with us is the most positive experience you have ever had.

Our Services

Preventative Care

 Dental Procedures

Smile Restoration

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental-Related Issues

Your Smile Matters to Us

Don’t rush when you brush!

We recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes to remove plaque.  We may be dating ourselves here, but “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley, “Respect” by Aretha Franklin and “Can’t Buy Me Love” by the Beatles are the perfect (length) songs for brushing your teeth.  Don’t know these old (great) songs?  Try “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X.

Come in and see us!

It’s a standard dental recommendation that both children and adults should visit the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and oral exam. There may be exceptions for which we would want to see you more often, but for most, it’s twice a year.

Don’t forget to floss!

Cleaning between your teeth at least once a day using an interdental cleaner (like floss, dental picks or water flosser) helps to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Our Dentists

Dr. Charney & Dr. Fratarcangeli will walk into the room and immediately put you at ease.  They are both laid back, quick to smile and incredibly personable, which is a compliment to the practical skills, knowledge and technique that they bring to every one of our patients. Dental anxiety? We are certain that you will be comfortable at Family & Esthetic Dentistry of Hamden.

Dr. Howard S. Charney


Dr. Kenneth Fratarcangeli


Multiple Payment Options



Cash, Check, Major Credit Cards


Insurance Plans (coverage varies)



We are A Full Service Dentistry Practice

Dr. Charney and Dr. Fratarcangeli, along with their excellent team, believe patient involvement is a critical component in the successful management of a patient’s overall oral health.  With that in mind, our team emphasizes patient education and participation to achieve and maintain the highest level of oral health.  You can also be sure that we will always listen to your needs, desires and concerns and work hard to develop a treatment plan that makes both you and our office feel comfortable and confident you will receive the best care possible.


For at least 18 years I have relied on Family and Esthetic Dentistry of Hamden to take care of my dental health. Not only is the staff friendly and efficient, but Dr. Charney is a master at figuring out how to resolve complex dental issues and leave me with good-looking teeth.

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I have moved several times over the past years which always required finding new medical providers. F&EDH has by far been the best dental office I have ever been with. Lisa is an amazing hygienist, so informative and patient with all my questions. The office staff keeps things running smooth. I highly recommend this office to anyone new to the area or just looking for an overall great dental experience.

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Excellent first experience with new hygienist for my chatty 9 year old daughter. Care was excellent and went above and beyond…
Always great interacting with all staff members & Dr always comes out to see me wherever I am..

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Get on the Road to a Great Smile!

Call: 203-248-0072

Email: contact@hamdendentistry.com

Visit: 2559 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM


8:30 AM to 12:30 PM