Meet The Doctors
Vance Harper, DMD
Dr. Harper grew up in Hartford, CT, and attended The University of Connecticut Storrs where he received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology, as well as a master’s in applied genomics. Dr. Harper then obtained his dental degree from Tufts school of dental medicine in Boston. Soon after, he decided to advance his skills and knowledge with advanced education in general dentistry residency through NYU college of dentistry in Manhattan. After that, Dr. Harper went on to complete training in implant dentistry from New York Implant Institute.
Working on your smile is a task he takes very personally. Dr. Harper’s goal is for you as a patient to regain confidence in your smile and to educate you and all of his patients on their oral hygiene. He wants you to smile from the beginning to the end of every appointment, with your end results being what you wished for. Every patient is unique in their own way, and he makes sure to customize to each patient’s individual needs.
Although he is passionate about his work, he has other interests such as the outdoors, reading, sketching, Caribbean cuisine, and exotic foods to name a few. He is very family-oriented and enjoys spending holidays with loved ones.
Marcelo Maldonado, DDS
Dr. Marcelo Maldonado received his BS from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from UCONN Dental School in 2008. He enjoys all types of dentistry and has special interest in the area of dental implant placement, attaining over 100 hours of advanced education in the past year alone.
Dr. Maldonado lives in Plainville, CT with his wife, infant son, and three dogs. He and his wife enjoy gardening, antiques, traveling, and staying fit.
Naseema Maiary, DDS
Dr. Maiary is from Karachi, Pakistan, and earned her first dental degree from the University of Karachi. In 2002 she came to the U.S. to start her General Practice Residency Program, the first year at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT, and the second year at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. On returning to Connecticut, she started working with the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine as an Associate Professor and was director of the Concept Pilot Project that incorporated undergrad student and graduate residents in the same clinical environment. She moved to private practice in 2014 and has been part-time in private practice ever since.
She is currently still working as a part-time professor at University of Connecticut, where she provides clinical instruction to the post-graduate residents and undergraduate students.
When not working, Dr. Maiary enjoys time with her 2 daughters, gardening, being outdoors and working with local charities to serve underprivileged community members.