Dr. Sofia Reagan considers herself to be a lifelong learner. As a Portland, Maine Cheverus alumnus, she went on to complete her undergraduate studies at Stonehill College. Upon graduation, her professional career began as a full-time teacher in southern Maine. It was during that time that she had exposure to the dental profession and recognized that she had a deep interest, respect, and appreciation for this field. This led to her enrollment at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine. While in school, Dr. Sofia developed a passion for cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and endodontic therapy. Learning from her years of teaching experience, Dr. Sofia brings her communication skills and enthusiasm for education to her patients. Her commitment is to provide excellent oral healthcare while helping to foster an understanding of the oral health needs of her patients.
Outside of her professional life, Dr. Sofia enjoys spending time with her husband Zachary and their two children, Mia and Oliver. In her free time, Dr. Sofia enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.
Education and Professional Memberships
Undergraduate Degree – Stonehill College
Dental School – University of New England College of Dental Medicine
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) – Member
Maine Academy of General Dentistry (ME AGD) – Member
American Dental Association (ADA) – Member
Maine Dental Association (MDA) – Member
Greater Portland Dental Society (GPDS) – Member
Get to Know Dr. Reagan
Why did you decide to become a dentist?
Having grown up across the street from a dentist and an orthodontist, I admired their dedication and love for their careers. After having had the experience of working in a dental practice, I knew that this was what I was meant to do. I enjoy dentistry because it is a career focused on helping others, working with your hands, and being a lifelong learner and teacher.
What do you enjoy most about being a dentist?
I feel it is important to always be communicative and empathetic. I truly enjoy taking the time to talk to my patients about their dental needs and options. I feel that this allows my patients to make the most informed decision about their oral health. I find it particularly rewarding to help patients with anxiety associated with dental care minimize those fears and have a positive dental experience utilizing compassion-based care.
How would you briefly describe your patient care philosophy?
I focus my patient’s care on their overall health and comfort and I always try to create a positive dental experience. I feel it is important that each patient receives individualized care that will improve their dental health.
What do you feel are some of the most significant breakthroughs in dentistry—and what do you look forward to in the future?
From a clinical perspective, the opportunity to provide cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) services to our patients allows us to solve complex clinical scenarios with ease. In the past, determining a fractured tooth or a tooth that needs endodontic therapy could pose significant challenges depending on the clinical situation. With the advent of the CBCT, we can often determine the etiology and a solution in one appointment.
What’s the top advice you have for someone who is looking for a dentist?
I believe the most important quality in choosing your dentist is trust. Additionally, your provider’s practice should foster an atmosphere of open and collaborative communication.