Chris Kim, DMD
Dr. Chris Kim graduated from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Prior to dental school, Dr. Kim studied biochemistry at the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Kim has been practicing in the area for over a decade and is pleased to continue his education by enrolling in over 40 continuing education credits each year.
A member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Kim is also pleased to also be a member of the Connecticut State Dental Association. Dr. Kim has advanced training in implants and endodontic treatments and he enjoys being a dentist. Dr. Kim works hard to help his patients benefit from healthy smiles by providing care to each patient as an individual.
When he is not at the office, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his wife, Sunny, his daughter, Michelle, and their puppy, Louie. Dr. Kim’s hobbies include skiing and swimming.
Gail Syble – Office Manager
I have been employed with Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC for six years. My education includes an associate degree in business education and in liberal arts. My work history includes a medical and family practice and an ear, nose, and throat office. I enjoy the family atmosphere in our office and welcoming patients as they arrive. I have been married for over 30 years. Activities I enjoy include hiking, walking my dogs (Daisy Mae and Dixie), and spending time with my family and friends.
Carolyn Bogus – Receptionist
Carolyn has been with our team for over a decade, helping our patients feel comfortable and welcome at our office. She is pleased to contribute by coordinating patient schedules, helping with billing and insurance claims, and training new team members. Carolyn graduated from Westhampton Beach in 1961 and has since completed training in computer education and other classes. Carolyn enjoys boating, traveling, and ATV riding with her husband, Edward, her children Deborah and Wayne, and two grandsons. Carolyn is an avid reader and enjoys crafts, including scrapbooking.
Cynthia Vieira – Certified Dental Assistant
Cynthia has been with our practice for three years and enjoys corresponding with patients to help them feel comfortable during their appointment. Cynthia received an associate’s degree in science, and also received a gerontology certificate. She is CPR certified and x-ray certified. As a dental assistant, Cynthia helps our dentist with our comfortable services, maintains sterilization, and helps us stay on schedule. Cynthia enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and two grandchildren.
Kathy Doody – Dental Hygienist
Kathy has been working as a dental assistant and dental hygienist for over 30 years. Kathy actually visited this dental office as a child and was trained in dental assisting here by the age of 16. Kathy loves her job and the friendships she enjoys with patients. Kathy completed an associate’s degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene in 1989 at Springfield Technical Community College. She helps our patients feel comfortable and she enjoys working with our caring dentist.
Kathy is married to Mark and they have three children, Karen, Michael, and David. Kathy actually met her husband through her employment here as a dental hygienist. Kathy shares the following: “Many years ago, I had a new patient in the chair and at the end of her appointment, she asked me if I had a boyfriend. Sadly, my answer was “no.” She told me she had the perfect guy for me, so I gave her my phone number to pass along. After Mark and I talked on the phone for one week, we decided to meet in person. It was truly love at first sight and the rest of the story is history for us.”
Lisa Rutovich – Dental Hygienist
Lisa has been with our team for over seven years following her graduation from Springfield Technical Community College in 2008 with an associate’s degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene. She enjoys the familial atmosphere at our office and helps our patients feel welcome and comfortable. In her experiences at various dental offices, Lisa has concluded that our office is her favorite and the “best place anyone could ask to work.” Lisa is close with her family and enjoys doing activities with her parents, siblings, in-laws, and pets.