Dr. Mamta Patel
Dr. Mamta Patel is a Connecticut native. She was born and raised in Norwich, CT. Dr. Patel has been practicing in Connecticut for over ten years. She currently owns and manages Stamford Dental Spa and Manchester Smiles here in Connecticut. She has completed hundreds of hours of advanced cosmetic training and is dedicated to the newest advancements in dentistry.
Dr. Justin Dessereaux
Dr. Dessereaux was born and raised in Middlebury, CT. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Roger Williams University Gabelli School of Business. Shortly after, he worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for 3 years. After working in pharmaceuticals, he felt he had a higher calling so he decided to attend the University of Rhode Island to complete his pre-dental course work. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the Hudson Valley VA Medical Center in Hudson Valley, NY. While attending this program he became well versed in many aspects of dentistry, including but not limited to the following; Restorative and Prosthetic dentistry, Oral Surgery such as extractions and socket preservation, Periodontics, and Endodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and Connecticut State Dental Association.
Away from the office, Dr. Dessereaux enjoys Hiking, Saltwater Fishing, Snow & Water Skiing, Camping, Cooking, and most of all spending time with his parents, sister, Fiancée, and family dog in Rhode Island.
Meet Our Team
Our loving dental team works alongside our dentists to give you the best possible dental care in Manchester, Connecticut. We care for each patient who walks into Manchester Smiles, and we are a team that you can trust. We work hard to help you feel comfortable and relaxed at our office, and we are happy to help you in any way we can to give you a positive and educational dental experience. To learn more about us, please feel free to read our biographies. We look forward to meeting you!
Crystal – Office Manager
Crystal joined our team in December of 2017. She started her dental career 15 years ago as a Dental Assistant. During that time, she attended Tunxis Community College, where she received her Associate of Science degree. Crystal also had a passion for the law field and attended the University of Hartford where she earned her Paralegal Certificate with honors. It was after that that she decided to transition from the clinical side of dentistry to the administrative side. With her extensive clinical knowledge, strong leadership skills, and excellent rapport with patients, she was quickly promoted to the role of Office Manager at her first office. Crystal strongly believes in communication and strives to have a team that works together to assure that all patients receive the best experience possible.
When she is not in the office, Crystal enjoys staying active by running and performing metabolic strength training. She also enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two young children, Nolan and Miranda.
Barbara – Patient Care Coordinator
Barbara has been with our practice for 15 years and loves to work with our wonderful patients and team members. Barabra contributes to the success of our practice by being helpful to everyone and sharing her many talents and skills. Prior to her dental career, she graduated from the CT Business Institute with honors.
Barbara has two sons and five grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys reading and gardening.
Ashley — Dental Hygienist
Ashley joined our team in January of 2018. Ashley attended Lincoln College of New England, where she received her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is currently continuing her education and pursuing a BBA at Metropolitan College of New York. She is a military veteran and served as an Aviation Electronic Technician in the United States Navy from May 2009 to May 2014. Ashley decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene after her own smile transformation and going through orthodontics during her early adult life. Ashley has a passion for improving her patients confidence, one smile at a time. She is eager to educate her patients and address their needs and concerns. Ashley believes in keeping up-to-date with the newest research and trends in the dental industry in order to provide the best possible clinical recommendations and dental care to her patients.
When she is not in the office, Ashley enjoys caring for her two dogs, staying active and fit, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Kim — Dental Assistant
Kim is a native of Manchester. She has been a dental assistant for 6 years. She graduated from the American Institute in West Hartford, CT. She has a wide variety of experience from working in different dental specialty offices such as oral surgery and pediatrics. Kim loves to make patients smile brighter, and feel comfortable and at ease while assisting the doctor.
In her spare time, which as a mom of a newborn son is quite limited, Kim likes to go out to eat, travel, and spend time with her family and two dogs. Kim would like to travel to Greece someday.
Marianna — Regional Manager
Marianna joined Dr. Patel’s team in February of 2018. Marianna’s experience, strong leadership skills, and an unwavering commitment to quality care and customer service are perfectly aligned with Dr. Patel’s vision for her practices and will ensure the highest level of care for her patients. She is a graduate of Iona College with a Bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry. She has been in the Dental Industry for over 10 years. She started her career in the dental field in 2008 in a Pediatric/Orthodontic practice. She then moved on to manage a very successful dental practice on Wall Street in Manhattan. From there, she moved up to the role of Regional Manager for a Dental Corporation consisting of 10 practices. Marianna’s favorite part of her job is being able to build teams and form lasting relationships with the office staff, and more importantly with the patients. In her spare time, she enjoys family gatherings and devotes every second to her baby boy.