Mark B. Haims, DMD

Here at Dr. Haims' and Dr. Kievit's office, we strive to give you the best experience possible. Combined with our professional expertise and welcoming atmosphere, we work together to make your time here worthwhile and improve your oral and dental health. Read more about our team below and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call our office at (860) 521-6767.

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Mark B. Haims, D.M.D.
Dr. MARK B. HAIMS, D.M.D. a West Hartford local,  graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1984.  Dentistry provides the doctor not only an outlet for his artistic abilities, but also a way to develop personalized patient-based care.  To that end the doctor was a clinical instructor at UConn’s Dental School in the Advanced General Dentistry program( for 18 years) – staying on dentistry’s cutting edge in technology and esthetics.  You will find the doctor a very attentive listener and eager to find treatment solutions that are tailored just for you.
 
Dr Haims is a member of the Hartford Dental Society, the Connecticut State Dental Society, the American Dental Society and the Alpha Omega Dental Alumni chapter-serving in numerous posts including past president.
 
Dr Haims lives in West Hartford with his wife Erica and has three children.
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Alyssa Kievit, D.M.D.

Dr. ALYSSA KIEVIT, D.M.D. attended Syracuse University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Honors Distinction in Biology.  She earned her doctorate from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine.  To further her skills, she completed a general dentistry residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York.  She split her time between the Upper East Side hospital campus and Harlem satellite dental clinic.  It was this experience where she learned the importance of breaking down barriers to achieving dental health.  Many patients did not have access to routine care and came to the clinic embarrassed and feeling quite hopeless.  Dr. Kievit believes that dentistry is so much more than treating disease.  She treats the whole person and loves that her job allows her to improve health and overall happiness.

 

Dr. Kievit is a member of the Hartford Dental Society, the Connecticut State Dental Society, and the American Dental Association.  She is also a member of the West Hartford chapter of Spear Study Club where she works collaboratively with local general dentists and dental specialists to stay up-to-date with the ever changing field of dentistry.

 

Dr. Kievit lives in Farmington with her family.  Her husband is also a dentist, Dr. Robert Kievit, and together they recently welcomed their daughter, Emily.  They have a golden retrieiver, named Lucy, whom they trained to work as a therapy dog in their spare time.

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Mira, Registered Dental Hygienist

Mira is a registered dental hygienist in our practice. She has practiced for over 30 years having earned her degree from the University of Bridgeport in 1997 as an expanded duty hygienist.  Prior to working in our office, Mira began her career as a dental assistant in a local pediatric dental practice and also worked as a hygenist in Simsbury.  We have been fortunate to have Mira on our team since January of 2012. It is obvious how much Mira loves her job and our patients are always complimenting Mira for her talent, care, and attention to detail.  She says she enjoys providing the best care for her patients through her clinical skills and education in order to help them achieve a healthy mouth.

 

Mira has lived in West Hartford over 30 years. She has two daughters; her oldest daughter lives in South Florida with her husband and two little girls. Her youngest daughter is currently a student at Elon University. She resides with her husband and the love of her life, her dog Cody. He is a little havanese with the most beautiful eyes on the planet.

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Joanne, Office Administrator
Joanne is our office administrator.  Her warm and friendly smile will greet you and make you feel at home.  She started her career as a dental assistant, graduating from Briarwood College, and has been in the dental field for many years.  She has been on our team for over 15 years.  From making sure you are seen in a timely manner and smoothing over those ever looming insurance company issues, you will find working with Joanne a pleasure.  
 
Joanne married her high school sweetheart and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her cousins and their families. She loves hiking, going to the gym, movies, wine tasting, cooking and helping people.
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Shauna, Dental Assistant

Shauna is one of our dental assistants. Shauna earned her Certified Dental Assistant certificate from Mesa College in San Diego. She is certified in radiology, infection control, and chair side assisting.

 

When not in the office, she enjoys live music, camping and hiking, and completing challenging puzzles. She and her husband, Rob, share a dog named Harlee. They are also fostering two dogs named Ripley and Rory.