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Our Doctors

  • Ryaz Ansari DDS

    Oral Surgeon

    I welcome all of you to experience our exceptional quality and service! My passion for the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Dentistry allows me to deliver better care with greater compassion. My goal is to provide you with the most recent research and technology so you have the option to choose the best treatment available today! Because I wanted to achieve the highest level of knowledge and skill in the field of dentistry I became an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Because I wanted to achieve the highest level of knowledge and skill as a Surgeon I obtained a fellowship and became board certified. Having moved to Toronto, Canada, I began my education at the University of Toronto with a degree in Molecular Genetics. I then completed four years of dental training at the University of Western Ontario in Canada followed by a one year General Practice Residency at the University of Toronto. Due to my immense passion for surgery I joined the Residency Training Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center affiliate of Cornell University and then completed a fellowship in Cosmetic/Maxillofacial Surgery at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. I have extensive experience in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of Oral and Maxillofacial conditions. Including TMJ dysfunction, orofaical pathology, dentofacial deformities, infections, dentoalveolar defects, and maxillofacial trauma. I am well versed in TMJ and Orthognathic procedures, implant therapy and bone grafting, as well as dentoalveolar surgery. Outside of my professional interests I have a tremendous passion for technology and it's influence on our lives. I have a special interest in macintosh computers, literature, world travel and the world wide web! I reside with my wife in West Hartford, CT which is a phenomenal place to live!

  • Tiffany Christensen DDS

    Orthodontist Consultant

    Dr. Tiffany Madison Christensen was born and raised in Staten Island, NY, where she first realized that she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps of becoming a dentist. After receiving her DDS from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine, and induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (the National Dental Honor Society), she decided to further her expertise and to pursue a specialty in orthodontics. She completed her residency training in Orthodontics and received her masters degree, also at Columbia University. Dr. Christensen also recently completed her board certification and is now a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

    During her time after dental school, she has also given back to the students as an Assistant Instructor in Clinical Dental Medicine. She plans on continuing to teach on a voluntary basis throughout her career. She is also currently the secretary for Columbia’s Orthodontic Alumni Association.

    Dr. Christensen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, Evan, who she met as her dental classmate at Columbia. In her free time, she enjoys running, gourmet cooking, entertaining, and spending time with her family and friends in Manhattan as much as she can!

  • Paul Dengelegi DMD


    Dr Paul has been practicing dentistry in Connecticut since graduating from the University of Missouri in 1990. His specialty is Prosthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery.

  • William DeDominicis DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr DeDominicis has a solid history of achievement in Dental Practice. His areas of expertise include Prosthodontics, Implantology, CBCT, Periodontics, Endodontics, treatment of TMD, Sedation Dentistry, Velscope Diagnostics, and Restorative Dentistry.

  • Thomas Thalody DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Thalody provides family, general, implant, cosmetic and restorative dentistry to both the young and older generations. Years of experience, plus continuing education courses assure that your experience at Family Dental Practice of Milford will be a great one. Dr. Thalody has more than ten years of clinical experience with strong background in all areas of General Dentistry, in addition to one year GPR. He possesses exceptional professional and moral standards while being a quick learner with the ability to grasp new developments, concepts and methods of clinical practice. Dr. Thalody received his Bachelor of Sciences degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, St. Thomas College, Kerala, India in May of 1987, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Mysore, SJM Dental College, Karnataka, India in June of 1993. In May of 2001, Dr. Thalody graduated from New York University College of Dentistry, where he completed his DDS degree. To complete his Post Doctoral education, Dr. Thalody fulfilled his General Practice Residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital of Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, where he earned his GPR Certification from Yale University. Dr. Thalody’s professional affiliations include memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry and the Connecticut State Dental Association.

  • Matthew Kerr DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Matthew Kerr DDS is originally from New York but has made Connecticut his home. Dr. Kerr received his dental degree from the School of Dental Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook in 1999 and graduated among the top in his class. He was awarded multiple honors including the American College of Dentists Professionalism and Performance Award, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Dental Society of the State of New York Leadership Award, SUNY Stony Brook Award for Outstanding Alumni Relations, and ASDA Regional Delegate of the Year Award. Following graduation from dental school, he completed a two-year residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York and became chief resident during the second year specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. He has been practicing a comprehensive care approach for more than 10 years and takes extreme pride in providing patient education and patient comfort In addition to his love of dentistry.

    Dr. Kerr has many interests and hobbies. He attended the University of Notre Dame and loves football, baseball, and hockey. He has been playing guitar for more than twenty years and had an amateur musical career in college. Dr. Kerr was also an amateur poker player who lived in Las Vegas for a few years. He loves hiking and traveling the Western United States, especially the National Parks.

  • Gary Carter DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Carter is a graduate of The University of Oregon Health Sciences School of Dental Medicine.

    He was honored by the faculty and class in receiving The Peglow Award. This honor is presented to the graduate who epitomizes the ideals of the dental profession.

    He was also honored with awards from the department of Periodontology and Radiology. He was asked to return as a clinical associate professor in the Junior and Senior Clinics and in the Department of Dental Anatomy.

    Dr. Carter is originally from Los Angeles, California. He moved to Connecticut with his wife, who is also a dentist, to be near her family. He has a teenage daughter who attends King School in Stamford, CT. The family pet is a Shih-tzu named FiFi.

    Dr. Carter has traveled extensively around the world. He enjoys his gardening projects at his Redding home.

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    Melissa Landin DMD


    Dr. Melissa Landin was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut, where she grew up in a home attached to a dental office – Her father is a general dentist and her mother was his hygienist for many years. Filling in at the front desk and as the dental assistant when needed, she always thought about dentistry as a career path, but she wasn’t 100% certain of it while attending college at Fairfield University.

    Instead, she obtained her undergraduate degree in finance and management and went on to work for General Electric (GE) in their prestigious leadership-development program, the Financial Management Program (FMP). After completing the GE FMP program, Dr. Landin realized business was not for her and had the motivation she needed to pursue the lengthy training required to achieve her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree.

    Having loved what her orthodontist did for her, she always knew she would pursue a specialty in orthodontics. Dr. Landin completed both her dental and orthodontic training programs at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut and loves helping others obtain a beautiful and healthy smile!

    Dr. Landin currently resides in Branford, Connecticut, with her husband, Joe. Outside the office, Dr. Landin loves running, yoga, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

  • Rita Jones DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Rita Jones was born and raised in Killingworth, Connecticut. As an adolescent her interest in orthodontics stemmed from a combination of her desire to work in healthcare, work hands on with patients and her love for problem solving.

    Dr. Jones obtained her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Maryland with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. She obtained her D.M.D. from the University of Connecticut. She completed her orthodontic training at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. There she received a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science Degree in Oral Biology and Pathology. Her research was focused on Orthodontic Biomaterials, specifically how the wires used in orthodontic treatment respond to changes in temperature.

    Dr. Jones is happy to settle back in Connecticut where she resides in Bristol with her husband, Jeremy. Outside the office, Dr. Jones enjoys volunteering at her church, baking, traveling, especially when it involves the beach, and relaxing at home with her husband.

  • Asma Ijaz DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Ijaz graduated from New York University and has extensive experience in endodontics, implants and restorative dentistry.

    With technology and clinical techniques constantly advancing, Dr. Ijaz continuously pursues advanced learning opportunities. At her core she believes every patient is important and deserves genuine and personal care.


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  • 41 Middletown Ave.
    North Haven, CT 06473
  • 136 Berlin Rd
    Cromwell, CT 06416
  • 1241 South Broad Street,
    Wallingford, CT 06492
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