A 1989 graduate of Siena College, Loudonville, NY (BS Biology) and a 1992 graduate of The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (DMD), Dr Bassford completed a 1 year residency in Advanced General Dentistry ( AEGD-1yr) with the US Army at Fort Jackson, Columbia , SC. She was honorably discharged from the US Army Dental Corps as a Major after 10 years of service. She is dedicated to education and research and received both Fellowship (1998) and Mastership (2005) in the Academy of General Dentistry. She is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). She uses state-of-the-art technology including 2D bite-wing radiographs, cad/cam Cerec one-visit crowns, micro-current for anxiety and pain, and physical therapy modalities for TMJ and has stress and relaxation treatment protocols.