1476 Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
493 Westport Avenue • Norwalk, CT 06851
Cass D. Burrell, D.M.D. • (203) 292-9595
Matthew Rhee, D.M.D.

Become Familiar With the Doctors at First Impressions

Thank you for choosing to learn more about the amazing staff and services at First Impressions Orthodontics! Our state-of-the-art facilities can be found in two different Connecticut locations. Our orthodontic office in Fairfield prides itself on a talented staff that helps create a personalized visit for each and every one of our patients. A little further southwest, our patients can visit our orthodontists in Norwalk, which is also run by an amazing team. Both of our offices feature cutting-edge technology and warm, caring, friendly professionals dedicated to finding customized orthodontic solutions for each of our patients. Learn more about our orthodontists below.


Cass D. Burrell, DMD

Dr. Cass Burrell (aka “Dr. Cass”) was born in Maryland and grew up in Tacoma, Washington, but he, his wife Amy, and their four children are happy to make Connecticut their home.

Dr. Burrell attributes his interest in orthodontics to being the son of a Dentist. A lifelong learner, Dr. Burrell is committed to providing the latest, most innovative treatment available to his patients. Dr. Burrell received his B.S. from Brigham Young University, his dental degree (with honors) from the University of Pittsburgh, and his orthodontic certificate from Boston University. In pursuit of continuing education, he maintains active memberships in the:

  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Roth-Williams International Society of Orthodontists (RWISO)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA)
  • Bridgeport Dental Association

Dr. Burrell strongly believes in the importance of continuing his learning beyond his formal orthodontic education and has developed skills in adult orthodontics, surgical-orthodontic treatment, and early childhood orthodontics. He has extensive training in the latest advances in orthodontics including certification using Invisalign® and tooth colored braces. Dr. Burrell has also completed the Roth Williams course (www.rwiso.org), an intensive two-year advanced orthodontic course dedicated to excellence in patient care by providing treatment beyond the limits of tooth straightening alone.

Dr. Burrell enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include fishing, camping and the outdoors. His love of music stems from his mother’s influence and contributed to his interest in playing both the saxophone and guitar. He has served as a Boy Scout scoutmaster and is himself an Eagle Scout. He and his wife are very involved with their church and devote much of their time to serving in various capacities, from teaching children to leading youth groups.


Matthew Rhee, D.M.D.

Board Certified Orthodontist

Having had orthodontic treatment himself, Dr. Matthew Rhee (aka “Dr. Matt”) knew since high school that he wanted to become an orthodontist. He is passionate about creating beautiful smiles and changing the lives of the people he meets. He is committed to lifelong continuing education in order to provide the best care for all of his patients.

With his extensive training and strong knowledge base, Dr. Matt takes great pride in providing his patients with the highest level of care. He attended Boston University’s 7-year dental program where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree, and summa cum laude with a D.M.D degree. He completed his orthodontic training at St. Barnabas Hospital where he served as chief resident. As a commitment to excellence in patient care, Dr. Matt continued to complete the board certification process by the American Board of Orthodontists.

He also maintains active membership in the:

  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists (CDABO)
  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO)
  • Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)

Dr. Matt was born and raised in New York, but moved to Connecticut with his wife and son. He loves to spend his free time out in the sun with his family. When it’s warm outside, you can find him playing baseball, basketball, golf, or just biking around town. When the snow starts to fall, you will find him skiing down the slopes. He is also an avid New York Yankees, Knicks, and Giants fan.

Come Visit Us Today

Our professionally trained staff is here to answer all of your questions from early orthodontic treatment to post orthodontic care. If you’re a new patient, we’re happy to help you prepare for your first visit and provide you with access to the patient forms you are likely to need. If cost is of concern to you, we may be able to provide you with information regarding your insurance and possible financing options for your unique situation. Future and current patients can contact us by calling (203) 292-9595 for either of our practices. You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you!