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Fairfield County's Finest 2013 profile series is produced by Proactive Resources for the August 14th issue of the Fairfield Advocate Weekly. Our knowledgeable team of researchers and writers mine the wealth of current and readily available information to find the best in your field. For more than 29 years, we have profiled some of the most influential lawyers, doctors, educational and financial institutions in the country, taking direct referrals from your colleagues, Martindale-Hubbell, the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and more. We know a winner when we see one!

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•  Harvard Law School

•  ADP

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•  Cushman & Wakefield

•  Deloitte & Touche

•  Dun & Bradstreet

•  Embry-Little Aeronautical University

 

 

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•  Jackson Lewis, LLP

•  Make A Wish Foundation

•  McGladrey & Pullen, LLP

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•  Stetson University of Law

•  University of North Carolina

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•  Yale University

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With 38 years of legal experience, ATTORNEY LOIS B. ANDERSON emphasizes that there is an effective alternative to settling differences other than a costly courtroom battle. Couples can control the decisions that affect their family, children, finances, business and life through mediation, a voluntary settlement process. Lois is a neutral dispute mediator who helps people in conflict make practical, informed decisions to resolve the issues before them. Decisions are made by the parties working together, which allows each person to realize an acceptable result.

With Lois’ help, temporary agreements can be reached to handle immediate concerns. Couples may then negotiate long-range agreements within established legal & financial parameters. After independent attorney review, the final agreement may be entered as a court order or decree. Lois is also available for the full spectrum of divorce & family law, including premarital agreements, traditional divorce litigation, as well as estate planning, elder law, wills & probate.

 

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Attorney Lois B. Anderson

970 Summer St

Stamford, CT

(203) 357-7451

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Dr. Jonathan Stein at OPHTHALMIC CONSULTANTS OF CONNECTICUT is Board Certified & Fellowship trained in Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery and specializes in refractive cataract surgery. He is thrilled to lead the way in bringing Laser Assisted Bladeless Cataract Surgery to CT. His practice is the first in New England to utilize the most technologically advanced option for cataract surgery—the LenSx® Laser, a bladeless computer-controlled laser that allows him to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications.

You can now choose to have traditional surgery OR Laser Assisted Bladeless Cataract Surgery with the LenSx® Laser. LenSx® operates with unmatched accuracy & computer control, helping Dr. Stein (and partner Dr. Robert J. Noecker) customize the procedure to your eye. He also offers the ReSTOR & Crystalens multifocal lens, which will greatly reduce your dependence on glasses following surgery. Other lens options include Toric lens implants for astigmatism and standard single-vision monofocal lenses for distance.

 

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Dr. Jonathan Stein

Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut

75 Kings Highway Cutoff

Fairfield, CT

(203) 366-8000

www.occeye.com

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THE SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT VASCULAR CENTER (SCVC) was founded in 2001 in order to provide expert vascular medical and surgical care to the communities of Southern CT & NY. SCVC is one of the largest groups of board certified, vascular surgeons in the country and has extensive experience in treating thousands of patients with vascular disease. Patients have access to a comprehensive level of expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of vascular disease.

SCVC has multiple convenient locations throughout Southern CT, each with an accredited vascular laboratory. All of their surgeons were trained at major academic centers and pursue continuing medical education. They provide the community with access to the highest levels of vascular care, including minimally invasive endovascular therapy, open surgical techniques as well as the treatment of varicose and spider veins, which if untreated, can lead to more serious vascular conditions. Patients are assessed, diagnosed, treated and followed by a fully trained, board certified vascular surgeon at SCVC and also remain under the care of their own primary care physician.

 

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The Southern Connecticut Vascular Center (SCVC)

Darien, CT

(203)425-2792

Old Greenwich, CT

(203)425-2792

Stratford, CT

(203)210-6300

Southbury, CT

(203)262-9979

www.sctvascular.com

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Dr. Robert J. Noecker at OPHTHALMIC CONSULTANTS OF CONNECTICUT has years of experience in treating glaucoma & cataracts. He is Board Certified in Ophthalmology, with specialized Fellowship-training in Glaucoma & Cataract Surgery.

Dr. Noecker utilizes the latest diagnostic equipment to accurately identify glaucoma early, before extensive damage to the eye has occurred. He has introduced several minimally invasive surgical options to the region including canaloplasty and the istent procedure. He also performs selective laser trabeculoplasty, laser peripheral iridotomy, Express shunt implantation, tube shunt drainage implantation and endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP). Dr. Noecker specializes in customizing glaucoma surgery with laser cataract surgery to optimize visual outcomes with microinvasive technologies, and at the same time treats the pressure associated with glaucoma. He also utilizes IPL, the latest in state-of-the-art treatment for ocular surface disease. Dr. Noecker’s practice is involved in several clinical trials for glaucoma & cataracts, which gives his patients immediate access to the latest treatments & pharmaceuticals.

 

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Dr. Robert J. Noecker

Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut

Fairfield, CT

(203) 366-8000

Stamford, CT

(203) 975-1818

www.occeye.com

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AMI SURGERY is one of Fairfield County’s leading practices on the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins. As a Fellowship Trained Board Certified Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Dr. James Bonheur can improve your comfort and confidence with his virtually pain-free treatment options that include Sclerotherapy, ELAS, Laser and VNUS Closure.

Dr. Bonheur states that when left untreated, varicose veins usually enlarge and worsen over time. The skin at or around the spider veins or varicose veins can itch or burn, and can occasionally lead to more serious problems. Dr. Bonheur is on the cutting edge of treatment for venous disease and strives to meet the treatment needs of his patients. Virtually all varicose vein procedures are covered by Medicare & private insurances. Dr. Bonheur continues to be voted as a “Top Surgeon” by the Consumer Research Council of America. He is amongst one of Connecticut’s Top Docs and continues to receive the Patient’s Choice Award - Dr. Bonheur is committed to excellence. “The real joy in providing the variety of services offered at AMI Surgery is the difference we make in our patients lives”.

 

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Dr. James Bonheur

AMI Surgery

32 Strawberry Hill

Court, Suite 4

Stamford, CT

(203) 327-4444

www.amisurgery.com

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Drs. John Iwasaki, Hemant Dhawan & Patrick McGary of DENTAL ASSOCIATES OF CONNECTICUT are specialty-trained pediatric dentists who work hard to make sure everyone of their young patients receives the information, attention and compassion they need to have a pleasant and relaxing dental experience.

With over 25 years of combined experience, all three doctors cover the full spectrum of pediatric dentistry... from advice about proper flossing and brushing to nutrition and good eating habits, dental sealants and interceptive orthodontics (for early growth and development). They emphasize that by caring for your baby’s oral health as early as possible, you help your child develop good dental habits and development. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that all children schedule their first visit after their first birthday, or 6 months after their first tooth appears. Drs. Iwasaki, Dhawan & McGary are all members of this professional organization and are committed to providing exceptional dental care for the infant, child, adolescent, teenager and the child with developmental disabilities.

 

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Drs. John Iwasaki, Hemant Dhawan & Patrick McGary

Dental Associates of Connecticut

Offices in:

Danbury, CT

(203-748-8055)

Newtown, CT

(203-270-4586)

Shelton, CT

(203-380-0660)

New Milford, CT

(860-355-4138)

www.dentalassociates.us

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For 25 years, DR. SCOTT SPECTOR and his staff have been committed to providing the highest-level of medical and surgical care to the community. Spector Eye Care is a dedicated group of doctors, technicians, and patient care specialists who together, help people to see better. Dr. Spector is a board certified and fellowship trained glaucoma specialist who has performed more than 30,000 cataract, glaucoma, and laser vision correction surgeries. Further establishing his reputation as a leader in technology and as a provider of unparalleled patient care, Spector Eye Care is the first practice in Norwalk to offer laser cataract surgery using the LenSx laser.

The LenSx laser approach to cataract surgery allows Dr. Spector to further improve the accuracy of the procedure, providing his patients increased precision, faster healing time, and more predictable outcomes. Dr. Spector has redefined the traditional eye care experience and set the standard in eye care. His “Patient First” approach has helped set Spector Eye Care apart from other practices. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

 

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Dr. Scott Spector

Spector Eye Care

Norwalk & Stamford, CT

(203) 853-9900

www.spectoreye.com

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With more than 30 years of general dental experience, Dr. A. Vandiveer Strait of WILTON & BETHEL DENTAL ASSOCIATES focuses on preventive dentistry. He is quick to point out that the specific oral bacteria/pathogens which cause periodontal disease, gum recession, bad breath, and dental decay are diagnosed & eliminated as part of the brand new technology and comprehensive preventive care provided at his office. This proven technology not only eliminates the cause of dental disease but also ensures that your investment in cosmetic, restorative or orthodontic care is an outstanding one.

Wilton & Bethel Dental Associates’ programs utilize the latest microscope technology, coupled with an anti-bacterial program, that only takes a few minutes a day. As a cosmetic, restorative and one of the only dentists on the East coast providing neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Strait and his team of highly trained dentists & well-trained, friendly staff assure you of a comfortable & pleasant dental experience. Wilton & Bethel Dental Associates is a preferred provider for Invisalign® orthodontics for more than 16 years. Offices in Wilton (44 Old Ridgefield Rd, #212) and in Bethel (158 Greenwood Ave).

 

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Dr. A. Vandiveer Strait

Wilton & Bethel Dental Associates

Wilton, CT

(203)761-0223

Bethel, CT

(203)730-9011

www.wiltondentalassoc.com

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Periodontist DR. DANETTE RISO ILLIG, a specialist in gum disease, states that research has found that certain strains of bacteria found in dental plaque may be implicated in heart disease. In patients with periodontal disease, gum tissues are inflamed and bleed easily, leading to introduction of pathogenic bacteria in the bloodstream, which may build-up on heart and blood vessel walls. Immune responses to these bacterial plaques and to vessel walls may lead to heart attack or stroke occurrence. Early research found that patients with untreated periodontal disease have increased risk of heart disease, as well as adverse pregnancy out-comes, respiratory disease and diabetes.

With 32 years of experience, Dr. Illig is equipped to perform bone and soft tissue regeneration procedures, non-surgical treatments using contemporary antibiotic therapies, cosmetic periodontal plastic surgery for gum aesthetics and digital x-rays. She is also on the leading edge of periodontal care for women with gum disease related to systemic disorders, medications and hormonal influences.

 

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Dr. Danette Riso Illig

71 East Ave, #A

Norwalk, CT

(203) 838-5322

www.danetteilligdmd.com

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Father & son team Nickalos L. Peterson, DC & Nicholas A. Peterson, DC of PETERSON CHIROPRACTIC, address the problem not just the symptom. The doctors deal with the problem totally through diagnosis, treatment & preventive care. Dr. Nickolas is a Certified Acupuncturist and can help to relieve a number of physical conditions.

Peterson Chiropractic offers a unique service that may help patients avoid surgery. Their services address everything from backaches, disc pains, sciatic problems & whiplash, to chronic pain of all types, plus headaches & work-related injuries. They specialize in treating athletes, which can result in gaining a stronger competitive edge. Their friendly, caring staff & full-service office feature a variety of modalities, including x-rays, nutrition & patient education. Offering comprehensive wellness, the practice offers the massage therapy services of Roberta Russell.

 

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Nickalos L. Peterson, DC & Nicholas A. Peterson, DC

Peterson Chiropractic

31 Bailey Ave

Ridgefield, CT

(203) 438-9609

www.petersonchiropracticandwellness.com

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Reliability. Intelligence. Artistry. Combine these qualities with respect for accuracy, timely customer service and state-of-the-art materials and procedures and you have a dental laboratory that assures area dentists quality and attention. ANDREW KWAN DENTAL STUDIO cultivates these values and invests in trend-setting technology and innovative materials to accommodate the complexity of dental cases and to assure customer case satisfaction. Andrew Kwan is the Master Of Shade. His lab is ideal for those local dentists who want the very best tooth shading and shaping for their patients.

With 35 years of experience, Andrew provides custom fabrication of crown & bridge, all porcelain systems including e-max & cosmetic restorations and specializes in a variety of implant systems. His full-service lab also produces dentures, partials, night guards and bite guards. Each dental appliance is customized to fit the special needs of each patient. Andrew works closely with area dentists and handles each prescription on an individual basis, paying close-attention to every detail of the case. FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY.

 

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Andrew Kwan Dental Studio

24 Old Kings Hwy

South, Darien

(203) 655-3387

Full Service Dental Laboratory

THE GREENS AT CANNONDALE was founded in 1998 on the belief that many seniors can continue to lead meaningful lives in a gracious homelike setting that offers support and encouragement. It was designed for both independent living and older adults who are unable to live alone, yet do not need the care of a nursing home.

Services and amenities include ongoing assessments by a professional nurse to meet changing needs; assistance and follow through with the admission process and transitions; private apartments with full kitchenette, daily assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming, professionally trained staff - day & night, medication supervision, elegant dining, a registered dietitian, wheelchair accessible premises, planned social activities & community outings, laundry & housekeeping, emergency code alert system, central heat & air, walk-in showers with grab bars & shower seats, fitness room, movie theater and hair salon. When a retirement center does not provide enough services for you or a loved one, and the skilled care of a nursing home is not needed, The Greens At Cannondale may be your answer.

 

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The Greens at Cannondale

435 Danbury Rd

Wilton, CT

(203) 761-1191

(888) 256-1707

www.thegreensatcannondale.com

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At some point in time, we face the difficult decision of “what’s best for mom or dad”? ALMOST HOME ADULT DAY CARE, LLC is a locally-owned program that postpones, as long as possible, the placing of a loved one into an institution such as an assisted living facility or nursing home. Their conveniently located Danbury Center gives your loved one’s caregiver 6+ hours per day respite for 2 to 6 days per week.

The member will enjoy being in a group that matches their interests and level of difficulty. The member will enjoy socializing with other seniors over the continental breakfast; catered lunch and afternoon snack. They will also enjoy weekly professional entertainers, sing-a-longs, and activities designed to keep the body and mind active. Our RN will supervise special diets; personal care, and will interact with the caregiver and member’s physicians as appropriate. Transportation within about 18 miles of Danbury is also provided to and from our Center and the member’s home. “Caring for your family as if they were our own”. Grants are available from Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

 

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Almost Home Adult Day Care, LLC

52 Federal Rd

Danbury, CT

(203) 743-6456

www.almosthomeadc.org

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Offering distinctive care, NOTRE DAME CONVALESCENT HOME is a State Licensed Medicare/Medicaid Certified, 60-bed facility providing skilled and rehabilitative care for its residents. Notre Dame was recently acknowledged by CT’s <www.medicare.gov> as one of the top nursing facilities in the county. The staff of RNs, LPNs, CNAs, therapists, dietitian and medical director make full use of the therapeutic resources that comprise the rehabilitation aspect of the Center. Physical, Occupational, Speech, Respiratory and Infusion Therapies are utilized to help the residents reach their full potential. The Center also provides respite/skilled care, hospice care and resident rehabilitation.

Since its inception (1952), Notre Dame has been operated and served by the Sisters Of St. Thomas Of Villanova. For a tour of the Center and further information on its caring and sensitive services, please email the Director of Admissions, Julie Ashley, when you or a loved one may be in need.

 

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Notre Dame Convalescent Home

76 West Rocks Rd

Norwalk, CT

(203) 847-5893

jashley@ndch-sstv.com

www.ndch-sstv.com

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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE (JFS) has been all about families and community with a mission to sustain families and individuals through all of life’s challenges and build strong, healthy communities. An ever-changing, ever-evolving social service agency, JFS continuously responds to challenges with the highest degree of professionalism, Constantly adding new programs and services to meet the increasing demands of today’s world, their seasoned, caring and compassionate staff provides creative, individualized attention to all clients. Services include:

• Senior Services

• Counseling

• Case Management

• College Counseling

• Employment & Training

• Family Life Education

• Food Pantry

• Camp Scholarships

• Parenting Classes

• Divorce, Community & Family Mediation Programs

• Residential Cleaning Services

• Volunteer Programs

JFS’ excellent Home Companion Program creates a safe environment for the client in the comfort of one’s own home. Their certified, trained home care staff provides meal preparation & clean-up, grooming & dressing, laundry & linen washing, exercise & socialization, grocery & clothes shopping, transportation, hospice support, recovery from surgery or injury & ileostomy care. In addition to the elderly living on their own day to day, or post-surgery clients, the program also offers assistance to people who are dealing with conditions including:

•  Dementia

•  Hearing & Visual impairment

•  Alzheimer’s Disease

•  Parkinson’s Disease

•  Multiple Sclerosis

•  ALS

•  Heart Attack & Stroke

JFS can also provide hospice support as well as respite for immediate family caregivers. The level of services available includes Sitter Services, Home Companion & Skilled/Personal Care. Hourly, daily or live-in assistance is available.

JFS’ Clinical Services helps people deal with behavioral and interpersonal difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, AD/HD, divorce, and stressors of everyday life. An accredited family agency, the counseling department is comprised of licensed professionals, highly trained in individual, couples, family and child treatment through a variety of therapeutic approaches.  Support groups are offered for issues such as bereavement and divorce.   Psychiatric services for evaluation and medication management are also available.  Most major insurances are accepted.

 

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Jewish Family Service

733 Summer St, Ste 602                                      431 Post Rd, Ste 11

Stamford, CT 06901                                              Westport, CT 06880

(203) 921-4161                                                        (203) 454-4992

www.ctjfs.org

www.facebook.com/CTJFS

https://twitter.com/JFS_CT

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In the heart of every problem lies its solution. People spend enormous amounts of time and energy searching for answers outside themselves when the true answers lie within. Husband & wife team Michael Arterberry, CC, BSW & Rachel Arterberry, CC, MBA at MAKING A WAY COACHING take a creative & integrated approach to everyday problems and the more difficult life questions, transforming problems into doorways to compassion, insight and joy.

Michael & Rachel use the Life Purpose Process©. It is a results-oriented model of coaching, taking into account all aspects of each person and assisting them in making the most satisfying life & career choices. The coaching process is done through a series of sessions, usually for a period of three to six months, depending on the timetable and specific needs and goals of the client. They use many powerful tools and processes to assist clients in reaching their goals. The Life Purpose Process© addresses life from a philosophical and spiritual perspective and helps people bring passion, purpose and meaning into all areas of their lives.

 

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Michael Arterberry, CC, BSW & Rachel Arterberry, CC, MBA

Making A Way Coaching

8 Old Bridge Rd W

New Fairfield, CT

(203) 645-2000

www.makingawaycoaching.com

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EYE CARE FOR ANIMALS is a very special place. Dr. Marjorie H. Neaderland, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, has over 26 years of veterinary ophthalmology specialty experience. Eye Care for Animals sees regularly scheduled appointments & ocular emergencies daily throughout the week. Dr. Neaderland & her caring staff provide exams for small animals, purebred breeding dogs, genetic diseases of the eye, eyelids, glaucoma, trauma, cancer and infectious disease. They also offer testing for the proper diagnosis, prognosis & treatment, medical & surgical, of animal eye problems.

 The most advanced diagnostics & surgical instrumentation, such as cryosurgery, laser surgeries, & phacoemulsification for cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation are routinely performed. They have the most state of the art equipment to deliver & monitor anesthesia, as well as the latest, safest, anesthetic drugs available. Pain management is integral in their treatment of every case. Dr. Neaderland also accepts equine appointments on a scheduled basis.

 

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Dr. Marjorie H. Neaderland

Eye Care for Animals

123 W Cedar St

Norwalk, CT 06854

(203) 855-1533

Toll Free: (855) 390-3937

www.eyecareforanimals.com

Specialty Ophthalmic Animal Care

Headlice is one of the top reasons for school absence. ANYA’S HEADLICE REMEDY, LLC offers a complete line of all natural products & services for treatment at home. Fontella Dubissette is a registered nurse and certified lice technician and helps deal with the psychological effects. She & her team provide home calls, group screenings, school wide head checks, camp checks, and community education & awareness. Her team of experts helps you recognize the signs and takes action to prevent the spread of lice in your home and to other children.

Anya’s Headlice Remedy’s professional, certified treatments are affordable and accessible. Their cost-effective methods are based on a sliding fee scale where no one is denied treatment. Their technique uses “The Sheperd Method” of strand-by-strand nit removal. The Shepherd’s Method has been established and utilized for more than two decades. This is a system where nits are safely removed manually by hand. Two re-checks are included in the initial cost and are followed one week apart to ensure a lice free hair.

 

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Fontella Dubissette

Anya's Headlice Remedy, LLC

37 Maher Dr

Norwalk, CT

(203) 556-7818

www.ahremedy.com

All Natural Headlice Treatment

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