As we begin the journey into our reopening, the safety for you and our team is our top priority. We are taking all precautions and following and exceeding the recommended guidelines from the CDC, ADA and CSDA. We have enhanced protective practices including screenings of our team and patients, utilizing air purifiers, the use of N95 masks and much more to maintain a safe and healthy environment for everyone. We appreciate your patience and are committed to providing you with the care you have come to trust during this difficult time. If you have any questions regarding our new protocols, please contact our office!

Our Team

Dr. Norige’s team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our goal as staff here is to ensure a pleasant and comfortable experience during your visit to our office, whether for a traditional cleaning or a major procedure.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible. We like to think of our patients more as family, and we enjoy participating in community events as a team.


Heather – Office Manager

Hi, my name is Heather and I manage the comings and goings of our practice. I have been working with Dr. Norige since May 2008. This is my first job in the dental field, and I absolutely love it. Being able to talk to patients is very enjoyable for me, as is learning new things about dental procedures and going to seminars. I have participated in the CT Mission of Mercy Dental clinic annually since 2009 and am now a lead for patient registration. I live in Columbia with my husband and our two furkids, Meika and Haley. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to speaking to you, whether to set up an appointment, help with insurance question, or figure out finances to achieve your perfect smile!


Nikki – Scheduling coordinator

Hi my name is Nikki and I started working at South Windsor Smiles in the spring of 2015 at the front desk. My previous dental experience is in assisting and I graduated from Porter and Chester’s Dental Assistant program. When I am not at the office, I enjoy working out, spending time with friends and family, and with my puppy Nala. I look forward to helping you schedule an appointment with our office!


Karen – Dental Assistant

My name is Karen and I am one of the Dental Assistants in our office. I am a graduate of Porter and Chester’s Certified Dental Assistant program and have been working at South Windsor Smiles since Feb 2013. I have one son, three daughters and four grandchildren. I reside in Broad Brook with my husband Jerry and two of our youngest daughters. In my spare time I enjoy traveling in our motorhome, bicycling, gardening, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel comfortable during your dental visit!

Why Come to Us?

  • Over 30 Years of Experience
  • Latest Treatments available
  • Highest Quality Patient Care