Meet Dr. Perry Opin

meet dr perry opin

I wanted to become an orthodontist from a very young age. I always felt a need to help make a positive difference in the lives of those around me, and there is no better way to do that than by giving people a beautiful smile. I consider this to be a family practice. Not only do I work with my own son, we are currently treating third generations of patients. It has been a great pleasure to see children grow into successful adults and bring their own children to us.

My Bachelor of Arts degree was earned at Colgate University and I attended New York University for my dental degree. I was awarded the Founder’s Day Award for graduating in the top five percent of my class, the C.V. Mosley award for Academic Excellence, and was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. I continued on to earn my Master’s degree and Certificate in Orthodontics and served as a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps.

I am an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Board of Orthodontics, the Angle Society, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the Connecticut State Dental Society, and the American Association of Orthodontists. I have also received a United States Public Health and Training Fellowship Grant for the treatment of cleft lip/palate and craniofacial defects from the Lancaster Institute. This is the first institute in the United States dedicated to treating craniofacial anomalies. Currently, I am also the consultant for the Connecticut State department of public health for craniofacial disorders.

I am the past president of the Milford Kiwanis Club, the Chairman for the Committee for Human Services, the vice president Milford United Way, a member of the Milford Board of Health, Commissioner of Human Services of Orange, Connecticut, on the Orange Emergency Medical Services Study Commission, and a participant in Heal the Children Cleft Palate Team providing treatment to third world countries.

I have been a resident of Orange for the past 42 years. My wife’s name is Susan and we have two married sons, Eric and Gary, and two wonderful grandchildren, Lauren and Adam. We also have a dog, Cooper, and two cats, Aaron and Bella. When I’m not in the office I enjoy fishing, boating, and restoring antique cars.