Meet Our Top Rated Connecticut Orthodontists and Doctors
At Kid's First Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our highly trained dentists, orthodontists and staff offer comprehensive dental care for children at our three office locations in Fairfield, Monroe, and Norwalk, CT. Meet the doctors at Kid's First by reading our doctor information and bios below!
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. Stephanie Serpa, D.D.S., (Dr. Steph)
Dr. Stephanie Serpa attended New York University College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Stephanie then continued at NYU and Bellevue Hospital for her pediatric dental residency training, where she was appointed as chief resident. She is a board certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Joy Richardson
Dr. Joy Richardson received her Bachelor’s of Science in nursing at Oakwood University and she attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry for dental school and Interfaith Medical Center for Pediatric Residency. She is a board certified pediatric dentist.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, canoeing and having fun with her two boys and husband.
Dr. Mariya Dzhaniyeva
Dr. Mariya Dzhaniyeva is a Board-Eligible Pediatric Dentist. She graduated from NYU College of Dentistry with an honors in pediatric dentistry and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society. Afterwards, she completed a two year pediatric residency program at Interfaith Hospital in Brooklyn. She is also a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Shradha Duggal
Dr. Shradha grew up in Long Island, New York. She went to Stony Brook University for her undergraduate education and received her dental degree at the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She stayed at Stony Brook an additional two years to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shradha is now a Board-Eligible Pediatric Dentist in the state of Connecticut.
Dr. Avery Herrera
Dr. Avery Herrera received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry and post-graduate/dental training at the University of Southern California.
Outside of work, Dr. Herrera enjoys playing golf, tennis, traveling and trying new restaurants.
Dr. Brijesh P. Chandwani (Dr. Brijesh)
Dr. 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 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.
Dr. Ian Gibbs, D.M.D., (Dr. Ian)
Dr. Ian 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.
Dr. Leigha Milks
Dr. Leigha Milks received her DDS from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and her Pediatric Certificate from Bon Secour’s St Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Milks enjoys dentistry because she finds it rewarding when she can relieve a child and/or a parent of pain and worry. She also enjoys helping children become successful in maintaining their oral health!
Dr. Rona Salomon
Dr. Rona Salomon attended New York University College of dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Rona completed her Pediatric Dentistry residency at Columbia University. She is a board certified pediatric dentist.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading and spending time with her 3 kids and husband.