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Meet The Team

Dr. John T Stephens


Dr. Jon Stephens was born and raised in Connecticut. He attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and earned his BA degree in biology.  Following graduation he was accepted to the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine. After earning his DMD degree, he joined East Center Family Dentistry, which was also where his father, Dr. Ronald Stephens worked.

Dr. Stephens feels blessed to have had the opportunity to work side by side with his father for 10 years before he retired.
Dr. Stephens is proficient in many aspects of dentistry and is always taking continuing education to keep up with all the latest improvements in materials and techniques.

He is a member of The American Dental Association, Connecticut Dental Association, and The Manchester Dental Society.
Dr. Stephens and his wife Darra have two children, Jake and Sloane. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and many outdoor activities. Skiing with his family is one of his greatest passions.

John H Kim


Dr. John Kim is a graduate of Binghamton University earning a BA in Biology and University of Buffalo Dental School, receiving his doctorate in dental surgery.  He has been with East Center Family Dentistry for over 20 years. He performs all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry using the latest methods and technologies in the dental field.  Dr Kim participates in numerous continuing dental education programs and is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association,and the Manchester Dental Society.  Dr. Kim is committed to studying and keeping up with current dental innovations.

Dr. Kim resides in Kensington, CT with his wife Jennifer and their three children Andrew, Abigail and Aaron. In his free time besides chauffeuring his kids to their various activities, he enjoys golf, tennis and painting.


Office Manager

Rachael has been in the dental field for over 20 years beginning as a dental assistant in 1999 and becoming x-ray certified in 2003. She attended several continuing education courses and began online classes through The Dale Foundation to learn more about the dental office and management. In 2011, she joined (AADOM) - The American Association Of Dental Office Managers. Rachael became a fellow of (AADOM) in 2013 after completing all the requirements.

Rachael started with ECFD in 2018 and LOVES our TEAM! She enjoys working with patients to help them understand the importance of dental health. She helps patients to maximize their dental benefits and understand the treatment they need and deserve. She strives to ensure all patients are comfortable and have a wonderful experience here.

Rachael has 3 children Brielle, Kolby and Dylan and a new grandaughter Layla!


Administrative Staff

My name is Jane and I have been fortunate to call ECFD my "home" for 13 years!! I have worked in the dental field for 31 years. I go out of my way to make each patient feel welcome to our practice.

I love spending time with my family, including my 5 grandchildren. I am an avid New England sports fan; Celtics, Patriots and The Red Sox.


Administrative Staff

Linda joined the team here at ECFD in January of 2006! Throughout her 15 years here she feels she  has been given the opportunity to work with and help so many wonderful people with their dental needs.

"I Love being a part of this awesome team!"

When not helping to create beautiful smiles, Linda enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Rebecca. I've been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 25 years. I started with East Center Family Dentistry 18 years ago part-time and have been here full-time now for the past 10 years. I cannot say enough positive words about the Doctors and my Co-workers who I also consider my friends as well. I enjoy my patients and getting to know them professionally and love hearing their personal stories.

I have two adult children, so I tend to have more free time to enjoy! I love working out, kayaking, paddle boarding, and just everyday life!


Dental Hygienist

My name is Lisa Mazzotta. I live in Middletown, CT. with my husband and three boys. The first two being twins and the third one surprising us 14 years later!

I attended Eastern Connecticut State University where I studied Biology. I earned my Dental Hygiene Degree from Tunxis Community College.

I have been in the dental hygiene field for twenty-eight years. I have called East Center Family Dental my home away from home for the last fourteen years. I have thoroughly enjoyed bringing healthy smiles to all my patients, many who feel like family. We have a great team and we are all dedicated to keeping our patients healthy with great smiles they are not afraid to show.

In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors and gardening. But the majority of my spare time is spent with my husband and youngest son traveling around with his premier soccer team. 


Dental Hygienist

I've been working at ECFD for almost 20 years. I grew up in Rocky Hill, and have resided with my kids in Haddam the last 17 years. I started my dental career in 1993 with the CT Air National Guard as a dental technician. I then went to Tunxis Community Technical to earn my Dental Hygiene degree and license, graduating in 1998.

I have so much to look forward to each day and appreciate the kindness and laughs shared with wonderful patients. Our staff is also like family to me. We pride ourselves on providing care and comfort to patients in a pleasant warm environment.

Of course, I appreciate time off as well enjoying most any activity outdoors. I love the four seasons we have here in New England and I squeeze in hiking year round, biking, swimming, skiing, wake boarding and walks on the beach whenever possible.

I'm a blessed Mama with 2 teenage boys, Andrew and Luke, who continue to make me smile and cause a few grey hairs while filling my heart all at the same time! I cherish all we share together. We also have 2 doggies who love the outdoors as much or more than we do and have a sweet kitty cat.

I drive as far as I do to work here because I love where I live and where I work. I'm grateful for the years of experiences and look forward to many more.


Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Melisa and I started my dental career in1999 as a dental assistant. Soon after I received my radiology certification. In 2008 I had my first child and became a stay at home mom with my three children. 13 years later I am very lucky to be able to come back to work in such a welcoming and positive environment!!! What I enjoy most is spending time with my husband Jim and our children Luke, Blake and Gia.


Office Administrator

Hi, my name is Grace. I am new to the team here at East Center Family Dentistry. Although I am new to the team, I have been coming here as a patient my whole life. I love the atmosphere and the staff.

When I am not at work, I am a full-time student and love spending time at home with my dog.


Dental Assistant


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