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    Dr. Gregory Mokotoff, D.M.D. , (Dr. Greg)

    Dr. Greg lives in Trumbull with his wife Heather and their three children. He grew up in northern New Jersey. He attended The College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and completed his pediatric dental residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Greg's main goal is to create a positive experience for all of his patients. From the moment the first phone call is placed, to the delivery of care, he wants his patients and their families to have the best experience possible. He treats the child as a whole, placing as much value on their emotional well-being as their dental health. When not in the office, Dr. Greg enjoys gardening, traveling, spending time with his family, and running. He has completed four marathons and over twenty half marathons! He enjoys being an active member of this wonderful community. He served as Cubmaster of his son’s Cub Scout pack, and they proudly won the Pinewood Derby Race three years in a row! Dr. Greg is passionate about giving back to underserved children. He has volunteered at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy and international dental missions to Haiti and Guatemala. He looks forward to many more dental outreach missions in the future!

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    Dr. Stephanie Serpa, D.D.S. , (Dr. Steph)

    Stephanie Serpa, D.D.S., married, and mommy of two beautiful twins, has been in the Pediatric practice for three years. She has her degree in Dental Surgery, which she obtained from NYU College of Dentistry in 2013. She also has her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry which she obtained from NYU Bellevue Hospital in 2015. Stephanie grew up in Fairfield County which is why she chose to practice in a community where she is from. She intends to give back to the community through oral health by helping to protect and treat children’s beautiful smiles. Her main focus is to provide quality Dentistry to all children, along with assuring them a great experience at the Dentist. Her favorite part of her job is helping a child conquer their fears of the Dentist. Her way doing this is by proving quality Dentistry in a fun and safe environment. D.D.S. Serpa has always known from a young age that she wanted to be a Dentist. She has always enjoyed working with her hands and yearns to help others. When not in the office Dr. Serpa enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying some fun in the sun at the beach. Her favorite hobbies include reading and writing. She says her claim to fame is the birth of her adorable twins. Being a mommy to twins can keep anyone busy, however, Dr. Serpa remains active in the community by participating in local charity walks.

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    Dr. Joy Richardson

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    Dr. Krishna Patel

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    Dr. Kathleen Gonzales

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    Dr. Jessica Baron

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    Dr. Minjin Yoo

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    Dr. Sydney Schneider , DMD

    Dr. Schneider was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Fordham University in New York, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she moved to Houston, Texas for her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she earned her orthodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry. Having gained an appreciation for all that the Northeastern region has to offer and feeling most at home in Connecticut, she decided to return to the area and joined the team at First Impressions Orthodontics.

    Dr. Sydney Schneider understands the profound impact that a smile can have on ourselves as well as those around us. As an orthodontist, she has a passion for crafting a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile for every patient that she has the privilege to treat. Through her own personal experience as an orthodontic patient when she was a teenager, she witnessed the significant and long-lasting impact that orthodontic treatment had on her own self-esteem. She ultimately pursued a career in orthodontics so that she could make a positive impact on her patients by improving their confidence and oral health. In addition to creating beautiful smiles, her goal is to make every patient feel like family and provide a comfortable, positive experience throughout the journey of orthodontic treatment. During the course of treatment and beyond, she strives to give her patients more reasons to smile.

    She has been involved in several academic research studies throughout her career and has authored publications in peer reviewed journals. In addition, she is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Stamford Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

    In her free time, she enjoys fitness, cooking, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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    Dr. Gregory Mokotoff, D.M.D. , (Dr. Greg)

    Dr. Greg lives in Trumbull with his wife Heather and their three children. He grew up in northern New Jersey. He attended The College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and completed his pediatric dental residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Greg's main goal is to create a positive experience for all of his patients. From the moment the first phone call is placed, to the delivery of care, he wants his patients and their families to have the best experience possible. He treats the child as a whole, placing as much value on their emotional well-being as their dental health. When not in the office, Dr. Greg enjoys gardening, traveling, spending time with his family, and running. He has completed four marathons and over twenty half marathons! He enjoys being an active member of this wonderful community. He served as Cubmaster of his son’s Cub Scout pack, and they proudly won the Pinewood Derby Race three years in a row! Dr. Greg is passionate about giving back to underserved children. He has volunteered at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy and international dental missions to Haiti and Guatemala. He looks forward to many more dental outreach missions in the future!

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    Dr. Jessica Baron

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    Dr. Minjin Yoo

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    Dr. Paulina Kanakos, D.M.D.

    Dr. Paulina Kanakos grew up in Staten Island, NY, just outside New York City. She received her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2017 and her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Connecticut in 2019. Dr. Paulina takes pride in ensuring her young patients are comfortable throughout their dental appointments. Her two most valuable traits are her compassion and patience for each and every patient. Dr. Paulina’s goal is to have each patient leave the office feeling proud and excited to return. Outside the office, Dr. Paulina loves exploring New York City with her husband, Frank, traveling, and trying new recipes to cook.

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    Ian Gibbs, D.M.D. , (Dr. Ian)

    Dr Gibbs is double Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He works in private practice and is an Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. His educational credits include dental school at Temple (Kornberg) University, Graduate Practice Residency at the University of Southern California, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Gibbs is disciplined in all branches of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a concentration in Pathology, Orthognathic and Trauma surgery as well as wisdom teeth extractions, biopsies, dental implants, and sedation for anxious patients. He is an active member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and Connecticut Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.  

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    Brijesh P. Chandwani (Dr. Brijesh) , D.M.D., B.D.S., F.O.P. Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain

    Brijesh Chandwani is board certified in Orofacial Pain and he focuses on management of complex facial pain disorders in New York and Connecticut. Dr. Chandwani currently holds an academic position as Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Diagnostic Sciences at Tufts University, Boston and at the St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Chandwani underwent his dental training (DMD) at Tufts University in Boston, where he also did his post graduate fellowship training in Temporomandibular Disorders and Sleep apnea. He completed his Acupuncture training from Harvard Medical School, Boston. He has authored a number of publications and has presented at National conferences on Headaches and Bruxism. He incorporates mainly physical medicine approaches to managing these problems including acupuncture, trigger point needling, and stretching in addition to Oral appliances, Botox injections and nerve blocks.

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    Dr. Sydney Schneider , DMD

    Dr. Schneider was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Fordham University in New York, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she moved to Houston, Texas for her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she earned her orthodontic certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry. Having gained an appreciation for all that the Northeastern region has to offer and feeling most at home in Connecticut, she decided to return to the area and joined the team at First Impressions Orthodontics.

    Dr. Sydney Schneider understands the profound impact that a smile can have on ourselves as well as those around us. As an orthodontist, she has a passion for crafting a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile for every patient that she has the privilege to treat. Through her own personal experience as an orthodontic patient when she was a teenager, she witnessed the significant and long-lasting impact that orthodontic treatment had on her own self-esteem. She ultimately pursued a career in orthodontics so that she could make a positive impact on her patients by improving their confidence and oral health. In addition to creating beautiful smiles, her goal is to make every patient feel like family and provide a comfortable, positive experience throughout the journey of orthodontic treatment. During the course of treatment and beyond, she strives to give her patients more reasons to smile.

    She has been involved in several academic research studies throughout her career and has authored publications in peer reviewed journals. In addition, she is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Stamford Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.

    In her free time, she enjoys fitness, cooking, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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    Dr. Joy Richardson