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    Dr. Richard DelVecchio , DDS

    Dr. Richard DelVecchio was born and raised in Connecticut, growing up outside Hartford in Vernon where his parents both still reside. Dr. DelVecchio and his three siblings grew up with a strong appreciation for dentistry as their father owned a successful Periodontal practice.

    After obtaining his BAS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Delaware, Richard went on to receive his Dental Degree from NYU where he was involved in numerous leadership roles including Class President, the Student Ethics Board, as well as the Student Council. After graduation, Dr. DelVecchio completed a two-year General Practice Residency at St. Mary’s Hospital, an affiliate of Yale, where he gained valuable experience in all facets of dentistry as well as Operating and Emergency Room rotations.

    Dr. DelVecchio has been a continued volunteer in numerous dental outreach programs including Give Kids a Smile and the annual Mission of Mercy free annual dental clinics throughout Connecticut. He has also had the privilege of serving as the Dental Director of the New Haven School Smile program since it’s inception in June 2015.

    In his free time, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and his three dogs, as well as keeping active by running, swimming, playing golf or tennis and jet skiing. He also loves to read, travel, and fulfill his love of history by visiting museums. Dr. DelVecchio is very excited to be joining the Colchester Team and will continue to build relationships based on trust, community, and premier care already established by Dr. Batchelder. He looks forward to meeting all our wonderful patients here at Life Long Dental Care and taking care of all of your dental needs!

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    Dr. Arlyn Fraim

    We’re thrilled to have Dr. Arlyn Fraim, D.M.D. on our team at Life Long Dental Care Northford location. She brings with her a variety of talents in dentistry.

    After achieving her undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Fraim went on to Touro College of Dental Medicine. She then completed her General Practice Dentistry at New York Medical College.

    Dr. Fraim pursued a career in dentistry because she enjoys helping her community and building relationships with the patients. “I love to see a smile on my patients after a procedure. I have seen how dentistry can change someone’s life and that makes me happy. The health care industry has interested me since I was a kid.”

    When not in the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Fraim enjoys hiking and running with her dog. Dancing is one of her favorite pass times. Dr. Fraim finds interest in listening to podcasts on her way to the office.

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    ​Dr. Keila Norman , Periodontist

    Dr. Keila Norman, D.M.D. brings with her a variety of talents in periodontics, dental implant surgery, advanced case management, periodontal plastic surgery and is a board-certified periodontist.

    After achieving her undergraduate degree in biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Norman went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She has also earned her certificate in periodontics.

    Dr. Norman pursued a career in dentistry because she was always fascinated with teeth and oral health. “I always wanted to serve my fellow human being and my dental profession gives me that gratification. I put my patients first and I care for them as a whole person.”

    When not in the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Norman enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She also speaks Spanish.

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    Dr. Jingjing Wu

    Dr. Jingjing Wu comes to us with a strong desire to provide quality dentistry to her patients. She brings a diverse cultural perspective and is open to new things.

    After achieving her undergraduate degree at George Mason University, Dr. Wu went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine from New York University.

    Dr. Wu enjoys having a career in dentistry because it is about helping people. Her passion for helping others and her dedication to improve dental care and education are what drive her forward in dentistry.

    When not in the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Wu enjoys listening to music, reading and playing sports. In her free time, she spends as much time as possible with her child and family. Speaking Mandarin (Chinese) is also one of her many talents.

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    Dr. Richard Lee , DDS

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    ​Dr. Keila Norman , Periodontist

    Dr. Keila Norman, D.M.D. brings with her a variety of talents in periodontics, dental implant surgery, advanced case management, periodontal plastic surgery and is a board-certified periodontist.

    After achieving her undergraduate degree in biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Norman went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She has also earned her certificate in periodontics.

    Dr. Norman pursued a career in dentistry because she was always fascinated with teeth and oral health. “I always wanted to serve my fellow human being and my dental profession gives me that gratification. I put my patients first and I care for them as a whole person.”

    When not in the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Norman enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She also speaks Spanish.

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    Dr. Arlyn Fraim

    We’re thrilled to have Dr. Arlyn Fraim, D.M.D. on our team at Life Long Dental Care Northford location. She brings with her a variety of talents in dentistry.

    After achieving her undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Fraim went on to Touro College of Dental Medicine. She then completed her General Practice Dentistry at New York Medical College.

    Dr. Fraim pursued a career in dentistry because she enjoys helping her community and building relationships with the patients. “I love to see a smile on my patients after a procedure. I have seen how dentistry can change someone’s life and that makes me happy. The health care industry has interested me since I was a kid.”

    When not in the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Fraim enjoys hiking and running with her dog. Dancing is one of her favorite pass times. Dr. Fraim finds interest in listening to podcasts on her way to the office.

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    Dr. Richard Benoit , DMD

    Dr. Benoit received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston College in 1986 and his Doctorate in dental medicine from Tufts University in 1990. After graduation he served in the Navy as a dental officer at Parris Island Marine Corps base, and on the USS George Washington CVN-73 achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Although he is now in private practice, he continues to support the troops by providing dental services as needed for the CT National Guard.

    Dr. Benoit is also the Director of Dental Services for UConn Health Center’s Correctional Managed HealthCare program where he oversees a 25 member team of dentists, assistants, and hygienists. Striving to always advance the profession of dentistry, and dental education Dr. Benoit is responsible for developing the curriculum, and providing continuing education programs to his staff dentists. He has also established externship programs in corrections for the dental hygiene, and dental assisting students at Tunxis Community College, as well as for dental students from Tufts University.

    Through curriculum developed by Dr. Benoit at UConn, as well as many hours annually of private continuing education, Dr. Benoit continues to stay current with all aspects of dental technology, including CAD/CAM imaging, and restorations, digital radiology, Invisalign® and dental implants. Presently he is working on his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree at the UConn School of Business.

    When not working, Dr. Benoit enjoys flying, boating and working on his family farm, which includes chickens and horses. He is a member and Treasurer of the Old Lyme Town Band where he continues to enjoy his lifelong love of music. He has been married to his lovely wife Jaimee for over 27 years, and they have 4 amazing children! (2 boys and 2 girls)

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    ​Dr. Keila Norman , Periodontist

    Dr. Keila Norman, D.M.D. brings with her a variety of talents in periodontics, dental implant surgery, advanced case management, periodontal plastic surgery and is a board-certified periodontist.

    After achieving her undergraduate degree in biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dr. Norman went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She has also earned her certificate in periodontics.

    Dr. Norman pursued a career in dentistry because she was always fascinated with teeth and oral health. “I always wanted to serve my fellow human being and my dental profession gives me that gratification. I put my patients first and I care for them as a whole person.”

    When not in the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Norman enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She also speaks Spanish.

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    Dr. Shweta Gujaran , DDS

    Dr. Shweta Gujaran received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University. She has had the opportunity to study all over the world including the attendance at SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital in India and a DGI Certificate course in Dental Implants at Steinbeis University in Germany. Dr. Gujaran is currently an active member of the American Student Dental Association, American Dental Association, Indian Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Over the years, she has donated her time and services to dental fairs, the American Red Cross, the Dhavale Hospital in Mumbai, India and dental screenings for school kids in India. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including; crowns, inlays and onlays. Dr. Gujaran is looking forward to giving you and your family the smile you’ve always desired.

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    Dr. Zachary Martinez , DDS

    Dr. Martinez graduated from The College of the Holy Cross, where he received his B.S. in Psychology, He then went on to attend from University of Maryland Dental School, where he was trained in the most advance technology and procedures being used in dentistry today. He enjoys the many aspects of dentistry and helping patients find solutions they never thought possible. Dr. Martinez has been trained and certified in Invisalign, implant placement and restoration, Lumineers, and sedation dentistry. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and American Dental Association (ADA), he is continually keeping up with the latest research and procedures.

    In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. His favorite times are spent together with his wife Laura and their son Gavin.