Meet Dr. Shyam Desai

“My profession has given me an opportunity to give people the smile they deserve. It’s very rewarding to be an orthodontist. Working with a great team of professionals makes it enjoyable to come to work. Empowering our team to make sure they do what they can to make the patient happy has made our patients’ experience special. Knowing that we are involved in improving the days of so many people puts a smile on my face.” – Dr. Desai

Dr. Shyam Desai is a board-certified orthodontist and has been providing his patients with the most advanced and comprehensive orthodontic care since 2008. He enjoys providing quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages. His extensive training and years of experience have given him a strong understanding of diagnosis, treatment planning, biomechanics, and biomaterials, allowing him to provide each patient with the high standard of care they come to expect and deserve. He finds great joy in helping his patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles that boost their self-esteem and will give them greater self-confidence for a lifetime.

After graduating from Shelton High School, Dr. Desai went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He continued his education by graduating from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine and attending the University of Connecticut for his Master of Dental Science degree and orthodontic residency training.

Having published his research “Dynamic Smile Analysis: Changes with Age,” Dr. Desai has a great understanding of what is needed to provide a lasting smile. In addition to regular continuing education, he is also an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Board of Orthodontics, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, Connecticut State Dental Society, and Local Dental Societies.

Away from the office, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife Kinnari, daughters Lana, Lexi and Liya. He is passionate about health and fitness, and often participates in CrossFit, wiffleball, and basketball. He is also an avid fan of the Yankees, UConn basketball, Giants, and Knicks.