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Meet the Doctor

Diverse Dental Experience & Expertise


With several Doctors on staff, our practice has the benefit of a broad range of experience and expertise. Along with a more diversified service offering, we also have greater flexibility in scheduling appointments on days and times that are convenient for our patients.

Roy W. Shakun, D.M.D.

Dr. Shakun graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine in 1986. In addition to receiving his doctorate in general dentistry, Dr. Shakun received the dental materials award. Dr. Shakun spent the next year completing a general practice residency at the University Of Pennsylvania Dental Care facility. This program provided a unique opportunity to work with some of the most accomplished, recognized general dentists and specialists in the profession. Spanning from 1987 until the present, Dr. Shakun has been dedicated to providing quality dental care throughout the local community. In addition to providing excellent clinical care, Dr. Shakun has been a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental society, and the Hartford Dental Society. Dr. Shakun has also completed numerous programs and continuing education courses, including advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry as well. Dr. Shakun’s philosophy, with regard to dental care, emphasizes practical solutions to providing optimal health as well as preventive care. Additionally, Dr. Shakun has had extensive experience and training in pain management, and dental fears. Dr. Shakun has been married for more than 20 years and is a proud father of three wonderful children. Dr. Shakun is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys telemark skiing, windsurfing, and fishing.


Janki Patel, D.M.D.

Dr. Patel grew up in Southern New Hampshire where she enjoyed everything that New England has to offer. Her studies took her to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biochemistry. She then came back home to the United States to attend the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

Following dental school, Dr. Patel completed a General Practice Residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. During her hospital-based residency program, she received additional training in various facets of general dentistry. She furthered her knowledge in the care of medically compromised patient and management of dental trauma and emergencies. Dr. Patel is passionate about being a life long learner and educator and has committed to continuing her education throughout her professional career.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Connecticut State Dental Association. She has participated in various volunteer efforts including a dental service trip to Guatemala, Connecticut Mission of Mercy, and Special Olympics among many others.

Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys staying active, learning new recipes, and traveling with her husband.