About Us

About Us

We're Going to Make You Smile

Welcome to Lasting Smiles of Prospect, where we are passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles that stand the test of time. Our dedicated team of dental professionals takes pride in serving the Prospect, Connecticut community with personalized care and a gentle touch. With a commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements, we strive to provide you and your family with the most effective and innovative treatments available. We are a one-stop dentistry service providing everything from routine check-ups and cosmetic enhancements to root canals, implants and oral surgery, our mission is to ensure your lasting satisfaction and confidence in every smile. Discover the difference of exceptional dentistry at Lasting Smiles of Prospect – your partner in oral health and happiness.


Our Credentials

Our Team

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Efrain A. Socarras, DDS

Dr. Socarras is a compassionate and considerate expert who gives his patients a sense of home and family. His humorous temperament and honesty add to his ability to provide the best care possible for his patients. He remains vigilant in his studies and proceeds to acquire knowledge to better treat his patients and help them create the smiles of their dreams.

A native to Cuba, Dr. Socarras was raised in Puerto Rico where he began to take an interest in medical education at an early age. He studied at the University Catholic, Mother and Master in the Dominican Republic where he received his Doctor’s degree in Stomatology, which is the science of the mouth and its diseases. Dr. Socarras also proudly served in the United States National Guard of Puerto Rico where he received an honorable discharge.

His studies have taken him all over the world including the United States, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Socarras studied at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry for his D.D.S. In 1990, he accepted a fellowship in the Oral Surgery Residency Program at Bellvue Hospital Medical Center. His path in life led him back to NYU College of Dentistry where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor. His role here allowed him to teach senior dental students.

Dr. Socarras also has certification in Intravenous Sedation from the Albert Einstein Bronx Medical Center where he studied with his colleague, Norman Trieger. He also has his certification in Oral Sedation from Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS).

His area of expertise is in dental implants. Being trained and mentored by experts in the field, such as Drs. Richard Kraut, Leonard Linkow, and Richard Glickman, has prepared him for this delicate work. Dr. Socarras had an extraordinary study regimen that when combined with his work on thousands of patient dental implants, as well as an rigorous peer panel review, granted him the honor of being part of a Fellowship while being made a Diplomat of Implant Dentistry by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Socarras has had the pleasure of consulting with and working on over 11,000 dental implants.

Dr. Socarras opened a private practice in Queens, NY in 1993 where he became the area’s most distinguished young Hispanic dentist. His involvement in the community and service to its residents garnered him the Ramon Emeterio Betances medallion, presented to him at the Puerto Rican parade in New York City. Expanding his practice over several years allowed him to serve patients in many different areas. After some time however, the pace of work and an expanding practice took its toll. Eventually, Dr. Socarras closed his New York offices and relocated his family to offer them all a more well-rounded life. This led him to settle in nearby Connecticut. He worked as a consultant for several different practices while he made plans to open a private practice in his new home. Dr. Socarras then opened his new dental practice in Prospect, Connecticut where he now resides with his family. He is an active community member and provides dental care to many families in Prospect and the surrounding area.

Dr. Socarras loves the arts and finds enjoyment in dancing and deep sea fishing. He could not be more proud of his three lovely daughters. Dr. Socarras has another important woman in his life, his mother, Nieves Stewart. A reserved woman who is deeply connected to her faith, she is a compassionate human being with a huge heart. She continues to be caring, supportive and encouraging to her son, Dr. Efrain A. Socarras. In addition to his mother’s unwavering support, Dr. Socarras is equally grateful for the love and inspiration he receives from his lovely wife, Stella Socarras, who truly lights up his life with her presence and passion for life.

Dr. Cameron Lewis

Working as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at our practice, Dr. Lewis is a friendly, courteous and hard-working professional. His areas of expertise include dentoalveolar surgery, multiple extractions, third molar extractions, dental implant surgeries, intravenous sedation, biopsies and oral cancer screening.

Dr. Lewis earned membership in the Howard Hughes Biomedical Honor Corps each semester while studying at Xavier University in New Orleans. After graduating in 2003 with a BS in biology, he went on to receive his D.D.S. Degree in 2007 from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washing D.C. During his time at Howard, he was the recipient of the OKU Kramer of Excellence Award.

Dr. Lewis graduated from New York Medical College in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2014. While in his surgical residency, he was an active member in a humanitarian mission to the Dominican Republic where he was able to give care to cleft lip and palate patients.

When he has free time, Dr. Lewis likes to spend time with his family and his friends. He enjoys traveling and movies as well.

Our Team

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