MEET OUR TEAM

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Michael Kim, DDS 

Dr. Michael Kim began practicing in Hamden in 1987, after graduating from the CWRU School of Dentistry’s orthodontic program. He continues to live in Hamden with his golf widow, Carol, and his golf orphans, Alex and Austen. When not straightening teeth, he enjoys trying to straighten out his golf game.

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Shamik Desai, DMD 

Dr. Shamik Desai graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2012 and completed his orthodontic training at Columbia University in 2015. When Dr. Desai is not creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys snowboarding, CrossFit, and traveling.

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Angela 

Angela has been with the practice since 1981. They say, “Time goes by fast when you’re having fun,” and boy is that the truth! She has two great kids, Erica and Michael. She loves to plan theme days and fun things for our patients.


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JoAnn 

JoAnn is at the front desk to greet you when you come into our wonderful office. She started with Dr. Kim in 1992 answering the phones and doing administrative work. Julia, Anthony, Joseph and Jake are her grandchildren and she is teaching them to love the NY Yankees as much as she does!!


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 Cheri 

Cheri started out as a patient of Dr. Kim’s in 1994, and in 1996 began working with the team part-time. After graduating in 2001 from Quinnipiac University she decided to stay with Dr. Kim’s team full time and is now a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and Administrative Assistant. She and her husband, Jim, enjoy playing with their two young sons, Brett and Ryan, and watching them grow.


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Tamar 

Tamar joined the team in 2001. She is the Records Coordinator. She and her husband Jon live in Meriden with their children, Christina and Christopher. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


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Gabrielle 

Gabrielle started out as a patient of Dr. Kim’s and began working part-time in the Summer of 2008. She graduated high school in 2010 and is now with our team full-time. She enjoys being a new mom and spending every minute she can with her daughter, Braelynn, who was born in May of 2011.


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Kiara 

Kiara, but you can call her Kiki, is the newest member of our team.  She is from New Haven and loves to dance and sing with her daughter Aiyanna.  In her free time, she enjoys looking up recipes on Pinterest.


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Diane 

Diane joined our team in 2016, working part-time at the front desk. She and her husband live in Hamden with her 3 children. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking all the memories she and her family have made together.


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Greisy 

Greisy became part of our team in September of 2016. She is from Meriden and enjoys spending time with her young daughter, Jazmyn. In her free time, she is usually cooking, reading or hiking somewhere with her family.


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Renee 

Renee attended Porter & Chester for dental assisting and joined the Brace-asaurus team in August of 2016. She enjoys the process of perfecting our patient’s smiles! Outside of work, she devotes her time to strengthening her faith and spending time with friends and family.

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