Avon Village Family Dentistry
Lauren Mentasti, DMD, MPH:
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Avon Village Family Dentistry
Lauren Mentasti, DMD
Avon, CT













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jackie N. from Hartford, CT (Source: Yelp)


We just got our cleanings done, and we were so impressed by the COVID protocols that were put in place.  We felt totally comfortable, just as we always do when we go to Avon Village Family Dentistry.  Utmost professional service, very thorough dental work/cleanings, and a friendly, and truly caring staff.  We switched practices several years ago because we were looking for a dental office that made us feel comfortable and one that would put us at ease….we couldn’t be happier about our decision to switch to Avon Village Family Dentistry.  This is a special group of people who show their care for their patients at every visit.

Maria Hagan (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Avon Village Family Dentistry for 26+ yrs. and would not go anywhere else. They have always used state of the art dentistry focused on tooth preservation and patient comfort in a pristine office environment. The staff, including dentists, hygienists, and support staff, are extremely qualified and friendly. They are hands down the best dentists in the Farmington Valley.

Liz B. from Harker Heights, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mentasi is a professional, kind, thorough and highly talented cosmetic dentist. Her attention to detail and clear eye for aesthetics is evidenced by the wonderful results that were made after just one visit to Avon Village Family Dentistry. Their office is impeccable and responsible, leaving me feeling safe during the current pandemic. The staff is courteous, accommodating, and very responsive. Top notch establishment!

Walter Z. from New Hartford, CT (Source: Yelp)


After the dentist we had for many years retired, my wife went to Avon Village Family Dentistry and raved about it. So since I needed to find a dentist, I tried them too. Wow! I actually enjoyed going to the dentist! Of course I didn’t have any work done on this trip other than cleaning, but I did talk to Dr Mentasi and many of her staff. These ladies all seem to love their job, and they all seem sincerely interested in doing things right (and painless.) Since my daughter is considering going to Med School I had a nice chat with Lauren (Dr Mentasi) who teaches at UConn Dental. All in all it was not like “going to the dentist.” I have a lot of confidence in everyone I met who were all both professional and pleasant.

Marianne Muchura (Source: Google)


I always have an exceptional experience at this practice. They’re wonderful. Excellent evidence-based care. I started here in college but over the years went to other practices as I moved around the east coast. This is still by far the best dentist office. The dental assistants and dentists are all top-notched. Very friendly and pleasant. Ive only ever had cleanings because my teeth are great and they’ve kept them that way.

Wendy T. from Avon, CT (Source: Yelp)


I am new to the area and broke a tooth.  Scheduling a quick appointment was flawless and they worked with a crazy schedule of mine that complicated the timing.  Once in the office they triaged the situation and I had a totally painless experience.  The repair on my tooth not only solved the problem but the pain in that tooth that I have had for 2 years has decreased significantly.  I am thrilled to have found a new dentist in Avon.

Karen C. from Avon, CT (Source: Yelp)


Best Dental Practice ever !! I have been to many — in Avon, Canton, Burlington — searching for the best and I can say I have definitely found it. I am a picky dental patient and this practice is the best. The office is bright and beautiful and the staff is always smiling and polite and professional. They treat you as a human being with a name and face and personality. They do not think solely of the dollars they can get from you and they will recommend only what is medically necessary unless you ask for additional work. Avoid all the others in town and come to the very best dental practice in Avon, Avon Village Family Dentistry, PC

Faik Kukaj (Source: Google)


Avon village dentistry were very professional as always. I didn’t visit for a while but finally I have some issues with one of my teeth and my son has to get cleaning so I made appointment for both of us and I am pleased they did a great job. I like how clean is there and staff is very pleasant and did a great job. My whole family of 5 are their patients for years. Thank you guys Faik

Tammy Disabella (Source: Google)


During the pandemic you might be worried to go to the Dentist; no a single worry at Avon Village Family Dentistry. They have your safety for the patients and their staff as a number one priority, love their group. Special shout out to the office staff Nick and Krista not to mention their fantastic Hygiene staff and the incredible Dr. Mentasti and Dr. Weston.. keep doing a great job!

Stephen T. from Avon, CT (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say a bad thing about any of my experiences with this group. Everyone greets you with a smile and they all take a genuine interest in your well-being. Dr. Sagalyn was recommend by a old friend and right on my first visit over 10 years ago, I knew I was here to stay. She is one of the most down to earth, straight forward doctors I have ever worked with. Her teaming with Dr. Mentasti & Dr. Weston was a home run! I appreciate the concept of focusing on maintenance of your teeth and not moving forward with un-needed work, which is the reason I left the previous practice. What is also refreshing is that everyone is up to date with the most current information regarding the dental field. You can be assured, what ever is recommended is the correct.

Mais S. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am extremely happy with the dental care I am receiving here and can not recommend it enough! It is not easy to find the right dentist. I had bad experiences in the past which made me avoid dentists for a while until I found Avon Village Family Dentistry It is the right place that My husband and I can trust for our dental care and now I consider my dentist appointment a pleasant experience. Dr Mentastit is a great experienced caring dentist, the hygienists are well trained and very nice the office is bright and clean I highly recommend this office for your family.

Ashley Carlson (Source: Google)


I had my first appointment at AVFD as I was looking for a dentist closer to where I lived…I don’t know why I waited so long! I had the best experience! The staff is all friendly, professional, welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. I was given some helpful recommendations on products that can help with keeping my teeth clean. I highly recommend AVFD and for the first time in my life, I am not avoiding the dentist!

Jonathan G. from Windsor, CT (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to this establishment for 22 years now. Their service is excellent. I have had alot dental work done, and I completely trust the staff here. I have never had a bad or displeasing experience here. In addition to being professional, the staff are all kind, personable, and very comfortable to be around. The equipment is continually upgraded to be state of the art. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone and everyone.

Gretchen B. from Simsbury, CT (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming here since I was 12, and tried a few other dentists when I lived farther away for a couple of years and realized that not all dentists are created equal. In fact, I don’t think you could find a better dentist in this country. Both Dr. Sagalyn and Dr. Mentasti are experienced and knowledgeable and really listen to your concerns. One huge plus – they never try to get you to do unnecessary procedures and give options when they’re available. It’s always been a pleasant experience, even for a root canal! If you have been searching for a great dentist or are not happy with your current one, come here and you won’t be disappointed!

Benjamin Schloat (Source: Google)


A friend referred me to this practice, and I am thrilled! I was greeted immediately upon entering by a pleasant receptionist. There was a phone charger in the waiting room for every type of phone imaginable…but I was only waiting for two minutes. The dental assistant had a great sense of humor and very friendly. Unlike other dental practices, my new dentist was in with me from the start of the appointment; Dr. M asked all the background questions, gave advice, and talked me through everything she did. She was great! If you have teeth, go to AVFD.

Mark Harutunian (Source: Google)


At my age I have been to 6 different Dentist and never experiences such a warm and caring group of professional. Every appointment I found everyone, from the front office, to the Doctors, to be very professional, caring individuals and always concerned with how I am doing, during as well as after the appointment. Thank you all for caring. It’s hard to believe I actually look forward to going to Avon Village Family Dentistry, Why because I get treated like a human being, not a number, and they all care about my well being. The Doctors are always checking on how I am doing after a tooth extraction. Yes, Avon Village Family Dentistry is a wonderful experience. Thank you for all that you do for your patients. Mark

Gabriela Amadeo (Source: Google)


I had my first visit at Avon Village Family Dentistry today and I cannot recommend this office enough! I hadn’t been to the dentist in years because my last dentist visit was so horrible at my old dentist office. All the staff I encountered during my visit were so friendly. They were patient, gentle, and thorough. I am looking forward to coming back in six months!

Lauren Ursillo (Source: Google)


Our family is so grateful to have found a dental home at Avon Village Family Dentistry. Dr. Mentasti is extremely intelligent, thorough, thoughtful and deliberate in her treatment of our dental issues. She explains things so that we can understand every detail of what’s going on. Dr. Weston is also extremely patient with all of my questions. Both dentists are easy to talk to and make me feel at ease and well taken care of. Drs. Mentasti, Weston and Sagalyn have all taken care of my 5 kids, from ages 2 through 10–and my kids look forward to going! Everyone in the office is friendly and kind and patient! From the front desk, to the hygienists to the doctors, we have nothing but positive things to say about this office.

Lauren Bushong (Source: Google)


Very friendly, very personable, and very clean. Everyone there seems to communicate well, amongst each other and with patients. My son is 5 years old and they did a phenomenal job with him, they way they explained everything and told him how to do it. Great with kids, wonderful experience, and I highly recommend!

Frederick D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have had two visits to Avon Village Family Dentistry, and I am very impressed. I am extremely happy with their friendliness, courtesy, and their high level of professionalism! I recommend Avon Village Family Dentistry to anyone who wants a stress-free and professional dentistry experience. Although I cannot wait for the insanity around the Covid 19 Chinese Virus to end, if you are worried, I have to say the staff at Avon Village Family Dentistry take Covid-19 precautions very seriously and do so in a calm and sensible fashion. I cannot recommend Avon Village Family Dentistry more highly!

Belinda B. from Avon, CT (Source: Yelp)


There is truly no better dental practice around! I give 5 stars to Avon Village Family Dental practice in every category. Unfortunately, I have had significant dental issues and have had to visit the office several times over the last couple of years and can’t say enough about the high quality, top notch care and service I’ve received…. every single time! EVERY member of the team is extremely competent, professional, friendly, and caring. If you’re like me and dread going to the dentist, try this practice. They will change how you feel about visiting th3 dentist. They are awesome!

Maria H. from Providence, RI (Source: Yelp)


25 yr client of Avon Village Family Dentistry. I find them to be very professional, knowledgeable, and up to date on the latest dental technology and treatment options. Excellent service. Never have to wait more than a few minutes for my appointment. Extremely well run. They really take an interest in their patients. They focus on preventive dentistry and never recommend a dental procedure unless it is necessary. I know that I am in good hands when I see them.

Mary Root (Source: Google)


My two good friends go to the Avon Village Family Dentistry. They have been raving about their dentists for over 3 years, This year I did make an appointment to see if they were right. Jackie and Mary Ann were absolutely correct. The staff is welcoming and competent. They are courteous and compassionate When I asked the receptionist about payment, they shared with me, my best options. My appointment was on time, as scheduled. When I entered, masked, I was asked to sanitize my hands. The environment was immaculate and comfortable. My dental cleaning was amazing. I asked my dentist (Weston), “How exactly do I use the electric toothbrush for maximum results?” She demonstrated angles I wasn’t utilizing. She also discussed the best practices for my home dental maintenance. My pals were right and my smile is bright.

Linda LaRue (Source: Google)


For anyone who is hesitant to see a dentist after a year of covid challenges, I highly recommend Dr. Mentasti. I was long overdue for a dental cleaning, and was frankly embarrassed to have anyone see my teeth and gums in such a poor condition. Still, I knew further procrastination would only result in things getting worse, so I took my chances on getting a stern talking-to. Gratefully, Dr. Mentasti did not dwell on the sorry condition of my mouth, but rather, did a good dental cleaning and reassured me she would get me back to a state of good dental health again soon. A mere two days later, my inflamed gums are feeling so much better. I also had broken a molar during 2020, and was happy and amazed to have a new crown in one sitting. Finally, I want to say how pleased I was with all the covid precautions I saw in place.

Nicole K. from Avon, CT (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a satisfied patient of Avon Village Family Dentistry since 2013. Everyone who works there has managed to find the perfect balance between friendly and professional. I get the attention I need and always feel that they present appropriate options for paths to care. My kids (now teens) have never feared the dentist because they have been treated so well at Avon Village. Even with the practice growing, I always feel like I’m their only patient when I’m there. They handled COVID protocols like true professionals but that did not surprise me. Their offices and practice have always been very efficient, communicative, clean, and organized. The office staff are TOP NOTCH! I highly recommend this practice.

Ledjo P. from New Britain, CT (Source: Yelp)


The doctors and staff at this office are first class. I am also a dentist and I see the doctors at Avon Village for all my needs. They practice with the patients best interest in mind. The docs focus on prevention and only recommend treatment that is necessary. When that treatment is in fact necessary their skill and materials are top notch. Being one of their patients is the best decision one can make for their dental health.

Jeff D. from Canton, CT (Source: Yelp)


I hate dentists. I’ve had them overbill and cause undue pain and stress. I went to this office knowing that my last dentist told me I had 4 cavities and one should be a root canal. 2 years later I finally dragged myself to this office. Everyone was very professional, and pleasant. On top of that, while they worked on me, they weren’t going too fast or poking me just to say “does that hurt”. They told me I had 1 cavity. (The one the last guy wanted to drill the root out of). I really like this office. And I hate dentists.

John C. from West Hartford, CT (Source: Yelp)


This practice has been outstanding for years. My family and I have been lucky enough to have their service for decades. Total pros and they don’t ever push procedures or product that is not warranted. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and they really take care of business, from the highly responsive front office and hi-tech scheduling to actual dental work, etc, which is first rate. Can’t imagine a better dental experience.

Pat Hazanov (Source: Google)


I have been going to Avon Village Dentistry for 23 years. They have always been so competent. All staff keeps such a high standard of care while being totally personable. They came forward to manage patients during the pandemic in their same professional and friendly way. They re-arranged traffic flow and bought additional equipment. I felt safe, and got the same first rate care I have come to rely on.

Martha Rouleau (Source: Google)


We have never experienced a more talented, caring and honest medical practice in our lives!! And they clearly all support, help, collaborate with each other… and like having this shared camaraderie! Our mouths are forever grateful for Avon Family Dentistry.. and this is coming from someone who grew up with their father being a dentist!!! Don’t wait to make an appointment! We keep coming back from VA for appointments! Martha and NElson

Sharon A. from Cave Creek, AZ (Source: Yelp)


We are new to CT and were lucky to find this practice.  Everyone there is friendly and professional.  The first time I went was just for a check up and cleaning.  Great.  This week I went in because of a cracked tooth that had happened while I was in Florida a few days earlier.  I had taken the lip balm they provide with me and got their number off that, called and they got me in two days later.  They did an excellent job!  I highly recommend the practice.  All 3 dentists are warm and very good dentists!!

Amanda Moreau (Source: Google)


Today was my first visit after moving to this area and I am blown away. I sometimes get anxiety when I go to the dentist or feel like I’m getting scolded by a teacher when I go to the dentist but not here. I was pleased from the moment I walked into the door. The receptionist was kind, friendly, and inviting, my dental assistant was superb, nice, and funny. And my doctor was fantastic! I specifically went to this office because the dentist has an MPH as do I, and I figured she may have a whole body attitude not just teeth and I was right! I had my blood pressure taken, and a lymph node and throat cancer screening. I am beyond impressed! I hope this is typical for their office and not because I’m a new patient but I feel like I might not be so scared to go to the dentist. I highly recommend.

Michele Harris (Source: Google)


Can’t say enough about this practice I’ve been with for two years. From friendly and flexible office staff, to caring and competent dentists, to knowledgeable and kind hygienists and assistants…they don’t come any better! They’ve mastered the balancing act of keeping you healthy and looking your best while being sensitive to financial needs. If you’re looking for a dentist, you will not regret choosing AVFD!

Amy Dixon (Source: Google)


The dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and staff at Avon Village Family Dentist are top notch! I have found everyone to be friendly & professional. I’ve never had to wait to be seen. The office is beautiful & clean. The most appealing aspect for me is the dentists conservative approach to dentistry. They only do work that is necessary! I look forward to my dental visits rather than dread them. I highly recommend Avon Village Family Dentistry.

Kirby Kirbster (Source: Google)


I have never had such a great dental experience. The office is bright and clean and doesn’t feel like a clinic in any way. Not only is everyone very friendly, but the entire office is very comfortable. Sam Weston did a wonderful job and I have already scheduled my next appointment. There’s something to be said about a dental office that doesn’t make you want to put off your next visit!