A Tradition Of Fine Dentistry

  • Here’s to a new beginning – personally and professionally!
    Here’s to a new beginning – personally and professionally!


MDS Board Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Office Closures

“As Massachusetts continues to move through what is believed to be the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Executive Committee and Board of Trustees met today to discuss its COVID-19 guidance for dentists practicing in the Commonwealth. Taking into consideration guidance from the CDC, ADA, Massachusetts DPH, and Governor Baker's administration, the MDS recommends that dental offices in the Commonwealth remain closed to patients seeking elective and non-urgent care at least through May 18th”.

The MDS will continue to closely monitor the CDC, ADA, state DPH, and the Governor’s guidelines and will consider modifying its recommendation as needed.  

Thank you and stay healthy,

Joan Vallera DDS and then entire VFCD family

Welcome To Vallera Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

At VFCD, we strive to exceed your expectations in all aspects of general, cosmetic, pediatric, and preventative dentistry. Our team offers a variety of treatment to fit the needs of our patients. We aspire to create a positive and friendly dental experience for patients of all ages.

We've been in business for 40 years with our office located in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Being a family owned business, we strive to ensure your visit is everything you expect it to be. Our team focuses on the best interest of our patients and are determined to provide you with the best dental care. 

Contact Us:
Phone: 413-734-0416
Address: 75 Van Deene Avenue West Springfield MA 01089
M: 8 am - 5 pm

T: 8 am - 5 pm
W: 8 am - 5 pm
Th: 8 am - 5 pm
F: 8 am - 5 pm

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Our History

Vallera Family & Cosmetic Dentistry  would like to welcome patients and their families to explore the incredible history that resides within the practice.

Dr. Paul Welch originally founded the practice, once called Paul X Welch DDS, in 1964. Dr. Welch, now 81, is the youngest of three generations of dentists in his family.

The Welch tradition began with his father, Francis and two uncles, Michael and Edward, when they opened their practice in downtown Springfield in 1910.

Dr. Welch graduated from American International College, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and the University of Maryland.

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