Meet Dr. Andrew Spadinger

Andrew Spadinger, DDS — Pediatric Dentist

I am devoted to taking the scare element out of dental care for kids, and to teaching them that dentistry is not the “bad thing” that their parents may have led them to believe. Everything we do here is designed to make it as easy as possible for the patient, including an office that is specially designed with kids in mind.


  • Canisius College, Buffalo, New York – BA, biochemistry
  • SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine – Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • Board certified, pediatric dentistry
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center – pediatric dentistry certificate

As a board-certified pediatric dentist, I attend more than 50 hours of continuing education courses per year to stay on top of the latest developments, changes in treatment paradigms, and dental materials so I know I am delivering the best dentistry.

I received special training in hospital dentistry for special needs and handicapped children, and children who receive bone marrow and liver transplants. I also have a special interest in sports-related traumas and the re-implantation of teeth, and have implemented a program to make mouthguards available to children involved in all sports.

Positions Held

  • Bridgeport Hospital staff
  • Bridgeport Surgical Center staff
  • Bridgeport Children’s Dental Health Month, chair


  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Bridgeport Dental Association
  • Fairfield County Nursery Schools, consultant
  • Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures
  • Academy for Sports Dentistry

Outside the Office

Originally from suburban Buffalo, New York, I am a loyal Bills and Sabres fan. I now live in Shelton with my wife Lori, who has stuck by me from Buffalo to Nebraska, and now Connecticut. We have two girls, Sydney and Mackenzie, both in college; a son, Colin, in high school; and a rescue dog, Riley.

When the kids were smaller, I coached soccer, baseball, and girls’ lacrosse, and was involved at the school’s Fathers Club. Now that they’re grown, I enjoy downhill skiing with my family, while the rest of the year I’m running, hiking, swimming, or pedaling on my bike.