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 Gary S. Schulman, D.M.D., M. Arch

Dr. Gary S. Schulman received his dental degree from the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Dental Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the attending staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Gary is an associate professor at UConn School of Dental Medicine, teaching orthodontics to dental students and residents in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. He holds certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

While a dental student, Dr. Gary was awarded multiple honors, such as the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Award and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Dental Student Scholarship Award. He then pursued an additional two years of specialty training and board certification in pediatric dentistry – an advanced degree in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs – with UConn School of Dental Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Prior to becoming a pediatric dentist, Dr. Gary obtained a Master’s degree in Architecture in Chicago and then practiced historic preservation in Wilton, CT.

Dr. Gary is an active member of professional organizations. He served on the Board and as president of the Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists. He has participated with the state’s advisory committees regarding oral health. Dr. Gary has published and presented his research on recognizing a genetic link to dental findings, including delivering a conference keynote speech on the subject. Dr. Gary is consistently recognized by his peers in Connecticut Magazine as one of Connecticut’s Top Pediatric Dentists.

Dr. Gary is also particularly dedicated to caring for children with special needs. For example, Smiles for the Future developed a unique program to assist patients with special needs and their parents, to gently acclimate to treatment in the dental environment.

Dr. Gary enjoys volunteering for various charitable causes, such as providing dental care to children at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, a free dental clinic, and fostering rescued stray dogs. Dr. Gary enjoys long distance running, swimming, and cross country skiing. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and two dogs.


Magdalena Z. Tauber, D.M.D.

Dr. Magdalena Z. Tauber received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Tufts University. Dr. Maggie completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Maggie holds privileges at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where she regularly performs hospital dentistry. She is a member of many organizations, including the Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Maggie takes continuing education courses in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two children, and dog.


Bina Katechia, D.D.S., MSc

Dr. Bina Katechia received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland after which time she continued her education in the UK by attaining a Diploma in Forensic Odontology from the University of Hertfordshire as well as a Master of Science in Oral Medicine from The University of London.  Dr. Bina then traveled to the United States to complete a residency and fellowship in pediatric dentistry at the University of Connecticut.  Since then, she has become a Diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as Program Director and associate professor for the University of Connecticut Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program.  She provides both clinical and didactic instruction within the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral curriculum and has delivered various continuing education presentations.  In the community, she serves as the President of the Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists, CT Team Leader for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Advocacy Conference, Site Visitor for the Commission of Dental Accreditation and Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Based on her commitment to patient care, teaching, and research Dr. Bina has been awarded fellow status by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. This status recognizes those persons who have contributed above and beyond to the field of pediatric dentistry and organized dentistry.
In her spare time Dr. Bina enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, three children and her black lab Ziggy.

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Lorin B. Sher, D.M.D., PhD

Dr. Lorin B. Sher is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Lorin received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University. She went on to the University of Connecticut (UConn), where she received both her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and Doctorate in Biomedical Science. Dr. Lorin also completed an additional three years of training in orthodontics at UConn to obtain her Certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Lorin has published several articles on the effects of hormones on bone and has presented her work both nationally and internationally. She received numerous awards and honors. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Connecticut State Dental Association. Staying up-to-date on literature and attending continuing education courses, Dr. Lorin is passionate about providing state-of-the art orthodontic care. She treats both children and adults with compassion and attention to detail.

Dr. Lorin's top priority is raising her son, Cameron. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kayaking, cooking, and practicing yoga.


Carlos Braverman, D.D.S.

Dr Braverman attended dental schools at the National University of Mexico and Marquette University in Wisconsin. At Marquette, he ranked in the top 5 of his class and graduated cum laude. Dr Braverman then completed a general practice residency at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital before entering private practice.

While studying for his degrees, Dr. Braverman managed to donate his time to many volunteer activities such as the Community Service Hospital in Mexico City.

Staying up to date on current literature and attending continuing education courses allows Dr. Braverman to master advances in dental care. He has special interests in root canal therapy and aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Braverman, who is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew, will bring Smiles for the Future Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics his accomplished background and extensive experience in treating patients. He is excited to join our team of staff and doctors to provide superb care to our adult patients.

Enjoying time with his family, outdoor activities and squash also keeps Dr. Braverman equally busy.