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Taylor Street Dental Welcomes Dr. Pablo Velastegui

SPRINGFIELD — Taylor Street Dental announced the addition of Dr. Pablo Velastegui to its dental practice at 41 Taylor St.

Velastegui was born and raised in Ecuador, where his father practiced as a general dentist. In 2006, he moved to New York to attend Queens College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and then enrolled in a master’s program in biology with a microbiology emphasis. 

Soon after moving to New York, he began working as an assistant to master sculptor Greg Wyatt. For more than 11 years, he learned and improved his crafting abilities, which contributed immensely to his manual dexterity and visual acuity — two key components of the artistry of dentistry.

Velastegui received his doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Assoc., the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Throughout his career, he has made it a priority to provide dental care to patients in underserved populations. He has traveled to Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico on dental-service trips and participated in many different community-service programs in Connecticut. 

“Dr. Velastegui comes to us with a unique background and a passion for all aspects of patient care,” said Dr. David Peck, owner of Taylor Street Dental. “I’m inspired by his commitment to continuing his education throughout his professional career and am honored to have him serving patients at Taylor Street Dental.”

Velastegui is welcoming new patients. Appointments can be made by calling (413) 781-7645.

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