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7:15am - 6:00pm


7:15am - 6:00pm


7:15am - 6:00pm


7:15am - 6:00pm

Friday - Sunday


Top-Rated West Hartford CT Dentists

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When you visit our dentists in West Hartford, your smile is our top priority. Our entire dental team at West Hartford Family Dental is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. We hope you’ll find this website a useful and interesting resource. We have gone digital, with x-rays, television, and more! See our technology page!

We are accepting new patients! We look forward to helping you improve and maintain your smile! And yes, we welcome new emergency patients during regular hours. Whether you saw the problem coming but waited until it was intolerable, or as a result of an unforeseeable accident – either way, we want to do what we can to relieve your discomfort and get you back on the path to complete dental health. Contact us today!

We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more. Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. 

We're Accepting New Patients!

Are you looking for a new dentist in the West Hartford, CT area? We’re accepting new patients and would be happy to meet you and your family. Contact our office to discuss your needs and book an appointment!

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Meet Your Dentists in West Hartford

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 Shakun DMD - West Hartford CT Family Dental Dentistry

Roy W. Shakun, DMD

General Dentistry

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 DMD - West Hartford CT Family Dental Dentistry

Janki Patel, DMD

General Dentistry

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 Bachelor 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 patients and the management of dental trauma and emergencies. Dr. Patel is passionate about being a lifelong 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.

Ayesha Ejaz DMD - West Hartford Family Dental CT

Ayesha Ejaz, DMD

General Dentistry

Dr. Ayesha Ejaz is a Connecticut native and grew up in East Windsor, CT. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Connecticut and there she continued on to earn her DMD. She then completed a one-year general practice residency at Hartford Hospital where she practiced all aspects of general dentistry including restorative, oral surgery, endodontics, prosthodontics, and dental trauma. Her interest in dentistry began when she herself had braces when she was only 10 years old and that brought her to where she is today. A fun fact about Dr. Ejaz is that she has a huge sweet tooth and loves to travel in her free time.

How can we help?

At West Hartford Family Dental in West Hartford, CT our patients are family. We specialize in preventative care and also offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including tooth replacements and prosthodontics. We also maintain your periodontal health and are available for emergency visits. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our dental office in West Hartford, CT is conveniently located at 342 North Main Street, Suite 300 in West Hartford, CT 06117. Find directions below on our Map.

The first adult appointment will be scheduled with a dentist rather than a hygienist. This allows a comprehensive evaluation to be completed for you and to make sure you will receive the most appropriate level of care. We want to spend some time getting to know each patient and understand your dental goals – enough time to do a complete assessment, and diagnosis, and answer your questions. The only exception is for children, who may be scheduled with a hygienist first.

If your schedule is flexible we should be able to see you within two weeks for non-urgent new patient exams. If you have an emergency, please let us know as soon as possible – during our normal patient hours, you will be seen that day. Our office is prepared to handle most emergencies during the course of the day.

Our doctors are highly trained, but dentistry is constantly changing. So, they regularly attend continuing education courses and conferences that focus on technological advances and also belong to a variety of professional organizations like the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. Our dentists are familiar with the latest journal articles and research. If you have questions about a procedure or treatment that you have heard about, ask your doctor – who will be happy to answer!

The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees. The difference is only in the initials; the education and degrees are the same.

How soon can you get here? If you have an emergency, please let us know as soon as possible – during our normal patient hours, you will be seen that day. Our office is prepared to handle most emergencies during the course of the day.

Yes. We look forward to helping you improve and maintain your smile! And, we also welcome new emergency patients during regular hours. We won’t judge the circumstances- we’ll do everything we can to resolve your problem and get you of pain!

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Our West Hartford CT Dental Office

West Hartford Family Dental is dedicated to excellence in General, Family, & Cosmetic Dentistry such as crowns, dentures, cleaning, sedation, teeth whitening, emergency treatment, tooth-colored fillings, implants, and root canals. We also serve Newington, Avon, Simsbury, Farmington, Bloomfield, Hartford, New Britain, and Wethersfield.