Meet Dr. Kristine
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry
A native of Latvia, Dr. Kristine Shportko moved to the US at the age of twenty-one. She worked for eight years as a dental assistant while going to college to become a dentist. In 2017 she graduated from New York University College of Dentistry and moved on to learn more in fixed and removable prosthetic treatment. In 2018 doctor Kristine obtained her certificate from Brooklyn Veteran Affairs Hospital with emphasis on implant restorations, complex cases in crown and bridge and esthetic dentistry. Since then she has been working in the lower Westchester area. She was very excited when the opportunity to provide dental care for the Stamford community presented itself, and she is very excited about making Stamford her permanent home.
Dr. Kristine is passionate about creating harmony between function and esthetics. She is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and is planning on pursuing fellowship and eventually mastership to stay current with modern technology and to provide her patients with the best available treatments. Together with her husband Dr. Andrii she is raising two children: Athena and Daniel. In her free time she loves to travel and explore new cultures. Dr. Kristine is a member of the American Dental Association. She speaks fluent Latvian, Russian, and English.
This office treats all patients regardless of their abilities or disabilities. We work with all insurances and reimbursement plans. We are a model office in coaching employers about Direct Reimbursement Plans as an alternative to conventional dental insurance. We also have the technical expertise to work with the newest Health Savings Accounts as well as the traditional Flexible Spending Accounts.
Orthodontics, General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry
Ukrainian native, Dr. Andrii Shportko graduated from Midwestern University Dental College in Arizona in 2016. As a dental student he became proficient in digital dentistry, laser treatment, and clear aligner therapy. While still in dental college, he received certification in hard and soft tissue lasers, as well as became a provider for Invisalign. Dr. Andrii moved to New York in 2016. In 2017 he received certification from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn where he completed his training in General Dentistry with emphasis in oral surgery. In 2017 Dr. Andrii gained acceptance into one of the most prestigious orthodontic residencies at BronxCare Hospital in NY, where he is pursuing specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. For the past two years he has been providing dental treatment and braces for children and adults in Bronx, Queens and Westchester.
Dr. Andrii and his wife Dr. Kristine are fortunate to have two wonderful children: Athena and Daniel. In his free time he loves to travel with his family, hiking and swimming. Every so often he likes to surprise his wife with a homemade gourmet dinner and his children with spontaneous outdoor trips. They are looking forward to raising their family in Stamford and want to become a part of this wonderful community.
Native of Puerto Rico Dr. Lionel Vera graduated the University of Puerto Rico Dental College in 2014. After moving to New York City he completed 2 years of General Practice Residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center with emphasis in pediatric dentistry. Doctor Lionel is passionate about all the aspects of general dentistry but finds treating children the most rewarding part of being a dentist. Dr. Lionel completed his pediatric training at Maimonides Medical Center in 2018 with emphasis in treating special needs patients. Dr. Lionel works with children in Queens, Long Island and Stamford. He understands that dental visits can be pretty stressful for both kids and parents. Dr. Lionel offers reduced anxiety treatment with nitrous oxide “laughing gas”, and in some cases without injections “shots”. He enjoys being a part of Stamford community and is planning on permanently moving here. In his free time Dr. Lionel enjoys traveling, reading, movies and theater.
Dr. Lionel is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentist. He speaks English and Spanish.