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Dr. Lon Polverari, DMD

Dr. Lon Polverari, DMD

Dentist

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  • Boston University – DMD
  • University of Connecticut – BA
  • Licensed in CT

Lon grew up in Bethany, CT and attended The University of Connecticut where he received his BA in Biology in 1982.  He continued his education at Boston University and received his General Dental Degree in 1987, with honors.

Following dental school, he completed his advanced General Practice Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.  He opened his practice in Waterbury in 2013 and worked prior to that Fairfield since 1988. He is a member of The Connecticut State Dental Association and The American Dental Association. His most recent accomplishment was earning his certification in Implant Dentistry.

He has volunteered at the annual CT MOM (Mission of Mercy) and in the Costa Rica Rain Forest Dental Clinic, both offering free dental care to those in need. Lon enjoys woodworking in his free time. He is married and has 2 children and a crazy dog (Weimaraner).

Dr. Nirav Parekh, DDS

Dr. Nirav Parekh, DDS

Dentist

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  • New York University – DDS
  • Suffolk University – Masters in Health Administration
  • Licensed in CT

Nirav attended Suffolk University where he earned his Masters Degree in Health Administration.  He continued his education at New York University College of Dentistry and received his General Dental Degree in 2014.

Following dental school, he joined Reliable Dental Care as an Associate General Dentist. He has earned certifications in Nitrous oxide administration, Infection control, child abuse awareness and CPR.

Nirav enjoys reading, the sport of cricket and qualified to play in the Chess National Championship in India. He lives with his wife, Madhavi, a fellow dentist.

Dr. David Huang, DDS

Dr. David Huang, DDS

Oral Surgeon

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  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • University Of California, San Francisco -DDS
  • Licensed in CT
  • David attended the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry where he earned his DDS.He went on to complete his General Dentistry residence at Harbor-UCLA Hospital in Torrance, CA.  He then continued his education to specialize in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  He was the Chief resident of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in NY.  He graduated from his Residency in 2013 and joined Reliable Dental Care in 2014.  David resides in West Hartford with his wife and two children.  He enjoys riding his motorcycle in his free time.
Pam McKernan

Pam McKernan

Business Manager

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Pam graduated from Fairfield University with a BS in Finance.  She helped Dr. Polverari  open  Reliable Dental Care in 2013 and is responsible for the business functions of the practice including marketing, advertising, human resources, billing and all financial reporting.  Pam is passionate about dogs and would love to rescue them all! She is married and has two children and her beloved dog, Willy.

Alex Lugo

Alex Lugo

Office Manager

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Alex attended Porter and Chester Institute and is a Certified Dental Assistant.  He has been the Office Manager of Reliable Dental Care since its opening in 2013.  Everyone loves Alex and his blue eyes!  He has extensive knowledge of all insurances and is invaluable in assisting all of our patient needs. He is a native of Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish and English.  He has a contagious laugh and laughs at all of Dr. Lon’s jokes!  Alex is married and enjoys spending time with his nephew.

Evelissa Gonzalez

Evelissa Gonzalez

Front Desk Administrator

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Evelissa joined us in 2016 as our front desk administrator.  Lissa can be seen at the front desk multitasking as only she can do. She keeps all the staff and doctors in line and on time!  She lives with her husband and two sons.

Mara Cruz

Mara Cruz

Dental Assistant

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Mara is our senior Certified dental assistant and a graduate of Porter & Chester.  She is certified in Radiology and CPR.  Mara is bilingual and a die-hard Tom Brady and New England Patriots fan! She lives with her husband and two daughters.

Cynthia Lugo-Gonzalez

Cynthia Lugo-Gonzalez

Dental Assistant

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Cynthia joined us in 2014 as a Dental Assistant.  She is a native of Puerto Rico where she was a licensed Esthetician.  She keeps all of us beautiful!  Cynthia is a devoted mother to her son.

Luis Delgado

Luis Delgado

Dental Assistant

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Luis joined our team in 2016.  He is a certified Dental Assistant from Tunxis Community College and is also certified in radiology and CPR. Luis is a self-proclaimed nerd and the office movie critic.