One of the many things I love about being an orthodontist is the ability to have a positive impact on a patient’s facial aesthetics. Orthodontic treatment, if planned properly, can completely change a person’s facial appearance and have a terrific impact on their lives. I enjoy looking at each patient’s unique challenges to determine what treatment option will achieve the best combination of function, aesthetics and health.
Whether I am caring for a child, teenager or adult, I enjoy learning about their life beyond their smile – their families, accomplishments, sports, graduations – and I feel honored to be a part of their lives. The greatest reward is seeing my patients feeling confident about how much better they see themselves with their smiles in the mirror. That’s really wonderful.
Education and Continuing Education
I attended Michigan State University where I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated Magna Cum laude Laude with a BS in Psychology. From East Lansing, I moved to Ann Arbor to attend The University of Michigan Dental School. At Michigan I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the dental honor society. While at Michigan, I was introduced to scientific research and conducted two major studies leading to my publication of an article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 1999.
For my specialty training in Orthodontics, I was proud to attend the University of Pennsylvania, which has been recognized as – one of the most prestigious orthodontic residencies in the United States. At Penn I earned my credential in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and conducted research studies on bone biology.
While my formal education has provided me with an outstanding foundation, orthodontics is a constantly evolving science and I regularly attend professional meetings, seminars and courses, and study research journals to stay abreast of the newest developments, technology, equipment, practice techniques and materials. This allows me to provide my patients with a variety of treatment options and discuss with them the information they need to make educated choices about their care.
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
Connecticut State Dental Association
Connecticut Society of Orthodontists
Bridgeport Dental Association
Elizabeth Fidaleo — Treatment Coordinator
Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience in orthodontics in both clinical and administrative roles. As our treatment coordinator, she manages our patients with their appointments and works with each person and their families in great detail to make sure all understand the individualized treatment plan that we have determined to move forward with each patient.
Emira Kraja — Clinical Assistant
Emira has over 15 years of experience in orthodontics and is our main clinical assistant. She assists Dr. Marchi with procedures such as taking radiographs and impressions.
Outside the Office
I have lived in Fairfield for the last 15 years and I truly love it. My daughter and I enjoy the beach, lake and hiking trails.
I also support various local programs, such as the Fairfield National Little League, the Fairfield Girls Softball Little League, Wakeman Boys and Girls Club and the Fairfield Public Library.