The Doctors and Staff

Dr. Anatoliy Ravin

Dr. Anatoliy Ravin is a general dentist with over two decades of experience providing the highest quality dental care to his patients in Connecticut. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1999 and received his MBA from Northeastern in 2010. He is also currently affiliated with both Hartford Hospital and UConn’s post graduate residency program, helping to teach cutting edge dentistry to future dentists. As an advocate for continuing education, he is currently studying Chinese Medicine at Harvard, and plans to implement this knowledge into his practice of dentistry.

Dr. Ravin utilizes the newest technologies and techniques in his practice, providing top of the line dental care to all. He understands the difference proper oral health can make in the lives of his patients and always strives to give them the smiles they deserve.

In his free time, Dr. Ravin loves spending time with his family, being outdoors and volunteering. His passion for volunteering has led him to travel the globe to countries like Peru, Haiti and Jamaica, where he provides free treatment to children who often have never seen a dentist. Read more about his philanthropic efforts here.

Dr. Ravin strives to make sure each and every one of his patients has a great experience, and he brings empathy and compassion, as well as his vast knowledge and experience, to his practice of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental sleep medicine.

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Heather

After beginning her career in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, Heather has come back to where it all started — Connecticut. Born and raised in Windham County, she settled in the central part of the state to complete her education.

After she finished school, Heather worked at a dental lab to add technical knowledge to her patient care skills. Since those early days Heather has been working side by side with Dr. Ravin. You can find her at the front desk, performing back-of-house operations, becoming a master at helping achieve perfect esthetics, and assisting with surgery. You name it? Heather does it all. And she does it with care, knowledge and a smile.

Heather is blessed with three children and a variety of animals. She relishes her passion for horses, cow pinning, travel and family life in Litchfield County! Heather fills the office, and everyone she meets, with joy and laughter.

Jodi

Jodi

Jodi has been a practicing registered dental hygienist since she graduated from the University of Bridgeport Fones School Of Dental Hygiene in 2007. Today, she brings a tremendous knowledge of oral health issues – gum disease, cavities, oral cancer — along with a passion to teach and educate. She provides patients with a safe space in the dental office, the hygiene room, where they can feel comfortable to discuss their concerns. She delivers preventative care with a smile and works alongside Dr. Ravin to identify problem areas and create personalized treatment plans to help patients achieve their optimal oral health.

Jodi lives in Winsted with her husband of 14 years and their two cats — Rocketman and Star – both adopted from the Little Guild a year ago. She has two sons who have given her a gift of two beautiful granddaughters. Derek is an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force, currently stationed in Ohio, while Cooper works for Torrington Superior Court. All of us at Elite Smiles Dental thank both of them for the service to the country! In her spare time, she enjoys boating and tubing with her friends and family on Highland Lake.

Amy

Amy

Amy has been working in the dental services field for over 18 years – all of them with Dr. Ravin. Starting off as a patient care coordinator, she eventually went to school to get training as a dental assistant. Amy is proficient in her knowledge of dental health insurance and relishes her ability to help patients maximize their dental benefits.

An expert dental assistant, she can often be found in the back of the house chatting about what to expect in an upcoming dental procedure or the best aftercare techniques. Amy’s infectious laughter can usually be heard throughout the entire office.

Amy lives in Windham County with her husband of 25 years, Charlie. They have one adult son named Tyler, and two crazy cats. Amy is especially good at crafts and always wows the rest of the office with her talent.

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Laurie

Laurie has been a practicing dental hygienist for 11 years. She graduated from University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene in 2011. Prior to dental hygiene, she worked as a certified Dental Assistant for 17 years.

Laurie enjoys working with people and educating them on their dental needs and/or wants whether it's deep cleaning, brushing and flossing techniques or something cosmetic such as veneers.

Laurie lives in New Hartford with her husband Ray and her mom Barbara. Laurie has 4 children and a bonus child, their dog, Sophie. Family time is spent camping in the summer in their motorhome. They love visiting with family in other states, traveling to vineyards, or just sightseeing. She also loves gardening; finding it relaxing and rewarding to be one with nature.

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Theresa

Theresa has been working as a dental assistant for over a decade and a half. Twelve of those years she has spent working side by side with Dr. Ravin and the rest of the Elite Smiles team. Theresa’s calming demeanor and knowledge is an added benefit to the office, and helps to make every patient in Dr Ravin’s chair feel comfortable! She is well versed in the art of dental work and can help ease even the most dental phobic patient by explaining the procedure in a slow and kind manner. Theresa lives in Windham County with her family. She has been married to her husband Marc for over 25 years. They have three sons together, Aaron, Tristen, and Bailey – one of which is a veteran of the Afghanistan war. All of us at Elite Smiles Dental thank him for his service to our country! Theresa owns two rescue dogs. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and her yard has many beautiful flower beds.