Dr. Pooja Palaksha DMD

Dr. Palaksha grew up in Mumbai, India. She completed dental school from India in 2011. After moving to the United States, she completed her Masters in public health from Houston, Texas. She later moved to Boston and graduated from Boston University with a degree in dental medicine in 2017. 

After having experienced living in different cities, she finally settled in Hamden, Connecticut. Being very passionate about dentistry, she continually strives to do the best she can for her patients. 

“I love taking my time with my patients and making sure they always feel at ease.”

In her free time, Dr Palaksha loves traveling, learning guitar and cooking different cuisines.  She finds solace in reading many books and dreams to travel the world. 

Dr. Richard Lam DMD

Dr. Lam is a highly skilled dentist who has dedicated himself to providing the best possible dental care for his patients. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Honors College of Amherst with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology before earning his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

In addition to his clinical skills, Dr. Lam possesses extensive knowledge and experience in complex restorative treatments including implant placement and reconstructive surgeries. He is an active member of several prestigious dental organizations, including the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and American Dental Association.

When he’s not treating patients, you can find him enjoying the outdoors camping or hiking in New England’s wilderness.

Dr. Reza Tabai DDS

Dr. Reza is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and New York University College of Dentistry where he received his dental degree in Manhattan, NY. He has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years with extensive experience in oral surgery, endodontics, and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Reza also holds a Masters Degree in Dental Public Health from NYU College of Dentistry which emphasizes clinical research and preventive medicine for populations at risk for disease or injury to the mouth and teeth.

He moved to Connecticut in 2018 continuing his pursuit of excellence by providing exceptional care to patients throughout the state while specializing in minimally invasive procedures that focus on preserving healthy tooth structure as much as possible while delivering optimal treatment outcomes through innovative technologies.

Debbie, Dental Hygienist

Debbie is a professional dental hygienist who graduated with an associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Tunxis Community college in 2009. She has been practicing for 10 years and loves what she does! Before her career as a dental hygienist, Debbie was in the Army National Guard protecting our nation.

In her free time, Debbie enjoys traveling with her husband and taking care of her garden. In addition to gardening, she’s also an avid cribbage player.

Stacy, Office Coordinator

Stacy is an experienced office coordinator with over five years of administrative leadership. She has a wealth of knowledge and is available for support to both patients and staff. Stacy grew up scared of the dentist but now she’s passionate about making patients as comfortable as possible, so they can love their visits here at our office!

As a mother of twin girls, she enjoys time with her family and cooking for loved ones

Robert, Practice Manager

Robert is a veteran of the dental industry, with over 18 years of clinical experience in general dentistry, pediatrics and orthodontics. After his career in clinic, he moved on to larger roles in administration where he managed employees on a larger scale.

When Robert is not working, he enjoys renovation projects and traveling with his family.

Dr. Palaksha grew up in Mumbai, India. She completed dental school from India in 2011. After moving to the United States, she completed her Masters in public health from Houston, Texas. She later moved to Boston and graduated from Boston University with a degree in dental medicine in 2017. 

After having experienced living in different cities, she finally settled in Hamden, Connecticut. Being very passionate about dentistry, she continually strives to do the best she can for her patients. 

“I love taking my time with my patients and making sure they always feel at ease.”

In her free time, Dr Palaksha loves traveling, learning guitar and cooking different cuisines.  She finds solace in reading many books and dreams to travel the world. 

Dr. Lam is a highly skilled dentist who has dedicated himself to providing the best possible dental care for his patients. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Honors College of Amherst with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology before earning his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

In addition to his clinical skills, Dr. Lam possesses extensive knowledge and experience in complex restorative treatments including implant placement and reconstructive surgeries. He is an active member of several prestigious dental organizations, including the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and American Dental Association.

When he’s not treating patients, you can find him enjoying the outdoors camping or hiking in New England’s wilderness.

Dr. Reza is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and New York University College of Dentistry where he received his dental degree in Manhattan, NY. He has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years with extensive experience in oral surgery, endodontics, and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Reza also holds a Masters Degree in Dental Public Health from NYU College of Dentistry which emphasizes clinical research and preventive medicine for populations at risk for disease or injury to the mouth and teeth.

He moved to Connecticut in 2018 continuing his pursuit of excellence by providing exceptional care to patients throughout the state while specializing in minimally invasive procedures that focus on preserving healthy tooth structure as much as possible while delivering optimal treatment outcomes through innovative technologies.

Debbie is a professional dental hygienist who graduated with an associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Tunxis Community college in 2009. She has been practicing for 10 years and loves what she does! Before her career as a dental hygienist, Debbie was in the Army National Guard protecting our nation.

In her free time, Debbie enjoys traveling with her husband and taking care of her garden. In addition to gardening, she’s also an avid cribbage player.

Stacy is an experienced office coordinator with over five years of administrative leadership. She has a wealth of knowledge and is available for support to both patients and staff. Stacy grew up scared of the dentist but now she’s passionate about making patients as comfortable as possible, so they can love their visits here at our office!

As a mother of twin girls, she enjoys time with her family and cooking for loved ones

Robert is a veteran of the dental industry, with over 18 years of clinical experience in general dentistry, pediatrics and orthodontics. After his career in clinic, he moved on to larger roles in administration where he managed employees on a larger scale.

When Robert is not working, he enjoys renovation projects and traveling with his family.

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