Our Team

Dr. Michael A. Norman D.M.D

Dr. Norman is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Norman obtained his General Practice Residency certificate from the Philadelphia Veterans Memorial Hospital. He earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentists, the Connecticut State Dental Association and the New Haven Dental Association.

Dr. Norman started practicing in West Haven Connecticut in December of 2002. He finds satisfaction in creating positive long-term relationships with his patients and helping them achieve ideal oral health. Dr. Norman’s patience and gentle nature makes him the perfect choice for the “anxious” patient.

Dr. Norman resides in Glastonbury, CT, with his wife Jennifer and their four children Sydney, Michael, Matthew and James. When he is not working (which is rare given his workaholic tendency) he enjoys kayaking, exercising, tae-kwan-do and spending quality time with his wife and children.

Dr. Robert Aumann D.M.D

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Aumann is a Native of New Jersey. He Graduated from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City Having Majored in Chemistry. After working in the Pharmaceutical Industry, He decided to go back to school. He received his Dental Degree from Washington University, School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He then received further training in the U.S. Navy Dental Corp. where he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI for 3-1/2 years. Dr. Aumann remained in Hawaii another 7 years in a Private Practice before returning to the East Coast, where he has practiced for 25 years.

Dr. Aumann enjoys Traveling, Movies, Cooking and playing with his Dog. He has two Adult Sons who live in San Diego.

Dr. Darnell M. Young

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Young is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. While attending the University of Connecticut he earned a Community Service Award as well as a Research Recognition Award and participated in a published research study “Dentin bonding agents: A Two Year Study”. Dr. Young attended Syracuse University for his undergraduate education where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned Syracuse University’s Academic Excellence in Biology award and Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Young received his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Temple University Hospital earning a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He also received a Morris Kelner Progress in Pediatric Dentistry Research Certificate.

Dr. Young is trained in caring for children with special needs and has also been formally trained in Oral Conscious Sedation as well as Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Young is very active in the local community volunteering his time and providing oral hygiene instruction and dental screenings at the New Haven Boys and Girls club, Tutor Time, and the Colgate Bright Smiles & Bright Future Program. He also participates in the Department of Public Health’s Dental Home by One program.

Dr. Young is an active member of the ADA, AAPD, ABPD, CSPD and CSDA. Being Family oriented, Dr. Young loves spending time with his Beautiful Wife and daughter, Erica and Cyan. Some of Dr. Young’s hobbies include music, off- roading, sports, exercise science, traveling, and having good conversations with good people.

Barbara Kopjanski, RDH.

Barbara is a Registered Dental Hygienist practicing for over 8 years. She is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene where she received her associates degree in Science and graduated as the Valedictorian of her hygiene class. Barbara moved to the United States from Poland in 1988. She graduated from Derby High School in 1991 and from the Eli Whitney School for Dental Assisting in 1993. While Barbara enjoyed assisting the Dentist she found her true calling to be a Dental Hygienist. She thoroughly enjoys practicing dental hygiene and performing Zoom teeth whitening to help patients achieve their best smile!!

Barbara’s joy and pride in life come from her two wonderful sons Christopher and Michael. When Barbara is not working she enjoy spending time with her Polish Family, reading, decorating, dancing and outdoor sports.

Nancy Gioia, RDH

Nancy is a Registered Dental Hygienist practicing for over 8 years. She received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Haven. Nancy is a native of East Haven and graduated from East Haven High School. After high school Nancy went to work for SNET/AT&T. Over the next few years Nancy expanded her family and gave birth to her four wonderful boys Joshua, Jordan, Joseph and Jonathan. Everytime she had to bring her children to the dentist she would struggle due to the fears they had. This inspired Nancy to pursue Dental Hygiene not only to help her children but to help all children have a happy experience while at the Dentist office.

Nancy currently resides in Branford and comes from a strong Italian family. Her mothers Italian cooking is some of the best on the shoreline!! When Nancy is not working she cherishes the time with her boys and enjoys traveling with the love of her life John.