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Meet the Putnam Dentists

Putnam dentists, Drs. Carolyn & Walter McGinn We're excited to meet you!

Drs. Carolyn & Walter McGinn

Dr. McGinn was born in Coventry, Rhode Island, and attended Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. He continued his studies at Providence College, and achieved his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the prestigious Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1987. During the following year, Dr. McGinn completed his General Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital. He worked as an Associate in New York until finally opening his own practice in Putnam, Connecticut in 1994.

Dr. Walter McGinn is a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Northeastern Connecticut Dental Society, where he is a past President. Dr. McGinn also has the honor of being elected to the Pierre Fouchard Academy, an international organization dedicated to uniting the best dentists around the globe. Dr. McGinn loves his job because he enjoys correcting a dental problem by creating a happy smile.

Dr. McGinn has been happily married to his wife, Dr. Carolyn McGinn, for over 26 years. The couple has three children. Their oldest son is a graduate student in  Physics, their daughter is completing her undergraduate degree in secondary education, and their youngest son is a senior in high school. Dr. Walter McGinn enjoys spending time with his family when he's not helping patients.

Dr. Eleni Milas

Dr. Milas grew up in Providence, RI, where she attended Classical High School. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut in 2000. While a student there, Dr. Milas received several awards, including the Crest Award for Excellence in Dentistry for the Elderly.

Prior to joining Drs. Carolyn & Walter McGinn, Dr. Milas was an Associate Dentist for 18 years in Connecticut and Ohio. She has also held faculty positions at University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and Cuyahoga Community College Dental Hygiene School.

Throughout her career, Dr. Milas has been committed to helping her patients make positive and informed choices regarding their dental health. She also believes strongly in the value of continuing education, to ensure that she provides only the highest quality of care to her patients.

During her free time, you will find Dr. Milas supporting her local animal shelter, traveling with her husband, or enjoying time with loved ones, which always includes at least one senior dog. For Dr. Milas, a longtime member of Holy Trinity Greek Church in Danielson, joining a dental practice in Putnam feels like coming home.

Dr. Jason Hernandez

Dr. Jason Hernandez grew up in southeastern Connecticut. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Connecticut with a degree in Molecular Cell Biology. In 2011, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington. After completing a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Lutheran Medical Center in Maryland, he returned to Connecticut.

Dr. Hernandez loves his job because it allows him to find creative solutions to improve people's smiles and oral health. He believes practicing dentistry with care, compassion, and patience will allow him to establish lifelong connections to the community he serves.

During his free time Dr. Hernandez enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and chihuahua, Perly. He loves karaoke and will occasionally sing a tune to calm an anxious patient.