“I live and work in Hopewell Junction, so my profession impacts not only me, but also my community. I have treated an assortment of patients throughout my 20 years, and each case has presented a different level of difficulty. I have helped every patient achieve a beautiful smile and have increased my orthodontic experience. Throughout our office, patient photos hang on the walls to remind me not only of the positive impact I’ve had on their lives, but also the difference they’ve made in my life.” – Dr. Cigna
Dr. Salvatore A. Cigna is passionate about educating patients, local dentists, and hygienists on the importance of proper orthodontic care. He loves creating beautiful, straight smiles, as well as properly treating the face and profile with his non-extraction philosophy. While the national extraction rate average is 20%, Dr. Cigna's rate averages less than five percent. Seeing the excitement on his patients’ faces, both young and young at heart, gives Dr. Cigna joy in coming to work each day.
Dr. Cigna has been a practicing orthodontics for more than 20 years. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University in 1984 and completed his orthodontic residency at Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School.
Dr. Cigna lectures to dental professionals, local schools, and is a published author. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists, the New York 9th District Dental Society, as well as the Dutchess County Dental Society, where he served as president.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Cigna has lived in Hopewell Junction for over 25 years with his wife and four wonderful sons. Away from his practice, Dr. Cigna enjoys skiing, boating, and is an outdoor enthusiast. He is an active member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of many youth sports teams in the area, and a supporter to various organizations in the community. Dr. Cigna is proud to live, raise his children, and work in such a wonderful place.
Dr. Cigna supports National Children's Dental Health Month. He has visited many schools to teach the children about proper dental hygiene. Each student received a goody bag including a brand new toothbrush.
Cigna Orthodontics sponosors many different local children's sports teams. We love getting to see some of our patients outside of the office and attending games and events to cheer them on!