Dental Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

  • Connie Y. Gao
    D.D.S.

    Dr. Gao graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1998 with a degree in Biochemistry, minor in Biology. She then attended Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine in New York City and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2005. She also completed one year General Residency Program at New York Hospital of Queens in Flushing, New York. Upon completing her residency, Dr. Gao took advanced courses on orthodontics and provides orthodontic treatment to both children and adults. Her interest in science, combined with a love of art, led her to establish a career in family and aesthetic dentistry.

    Dr. Gao's vision is to provide quality, compassiontate dental care for the entire family. Her philosophy is built on giving her patient the very best treatment in a caring and gentle enviroment. Dr. Gao continually strives to advance her knowledge of modern dental care and procedures. Dr. Gao is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Gao and her family enjoy traveling, hiking, bicycling and swimming. She also is a pet lover. She has goldfish and a dog, Oliver.

     

  • Peter Michaelson
    D.M.D.

    Since graduating from UCONN Dental School in 1981, I have seen many different methods and models of dental practice. I enjoy discovering each patient's unique situation, wants and needs. The challenge of designing the perfect treatment plan for each patient, utilizing today's materials and methods consistent with proven principals of sound dentistry, is something I enjoy every day.

    I enjoy travel, movies, music and running...both as a participant and a fan. Sometimes I combine travel and running and I plan to go to Rio to watch the 2016 Olympic track and field competition. I compete in track and road races and was fortunate to win the 2013 Connecticut Masters' Games 800m in my age group.  As far as music goes, my tastes are all over the place. I still volunteer from time to time at the University of Hartford as a jazz announcer where I hosted 'Accent on Jazz' for many years.

     

  • Jason Hernandez
    D.M.D.

    Born in New York but raised in southeastern Connecticut, Dr. Hernandez is proud to call Connecticut his home. Dr. Hernandez graduated from the University of Connecticut Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Molecular Cell Biology. He graduated from the UConn School of Dental Medicine in 2011. He received a certificate for completion of a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from Lutheran Medical Center Eastern Shore Maryland. 

    Dr. Hernandez enjoys improving the oral health of his patients while addressing his patient's aesthetic desires. Dr. Hernandez has given back to the community by working in public health dentistry; and has treated many patients form different walks of life. He strives to provide excellent dental care with the guiding principles of compassion, practicality, and creativity. He loves family dentistry and treating patients of all ages. 

    When not in the office he enjoys traveling with his family, swimming, taking walks on the beach, dancing, karaoke, going to comedy shows, play and watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. He has been known to sing a tune while performing the dental arts and making pain disappear.

  • Silviu Barzoi
    D.D.S.

    Dr. Barzoi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York graduating with Magna Cum Laude and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the world-renowned New York University.

    Dr. Barzoi worked as a Navy Dental Corps Officer honing his clinical skills and furthering his dental education with courses taught at the Naval Post Graduate School, a part of the famous Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

    Dr. Barzoi has extensive training in all phases of dentistry and keeps up with the latest advances in dental materials and procedures. From non-invasive and drill-less cavity treatment procedures to computer-aided, designed, and manufactured all-ceramic crown and esthetic veneer restorations, root canals performed with endodontic microscope and utilizing the latest technology and materials, removable or fixed, tooth or implant-supported dentures, atraumatic simple or surgical extractions including symptomatic wisdom teeth.

    Dr. Barzoi has the experience and compassionate nature to effectively and predictably treat patients of all ages. Dr. Barzoi is married, has two children, and loves spending time with his family and dog doing all sorts of outdoor activities.

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Our Regular Schedule

Enfield Location

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm** (once a month)

Sunday:

Closed

 

Contact Enfield Location for Office hours:860-749-0791

Hartford Location

Monday:

9:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

 

Contact Hartford Location for Office hours:860-247-1021