About Us

At Pure Smiles CT, our mission is to be your family’s life-long dental practice of choice by fulfilling your dental needs in a caring, efficient and professional atmosphere. We want to keep our community smiling.

Pure Smiles CT complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Come into Pure Smiles CT… We are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Norma Gomez DDS

Norma Gomez DDS Dentist Branford CT
Norma Gomez DDS has over 20 years of experience in general dentistry & orthodontics

Thanks for taking the time to read about me, Norma Gomez.

As a curious child I was always fascinated by Science, Physics and the wonders of nature. As a young adult I had the fortune to choose Dentistry as my field of study through which I’ve been able to set free  my passion to help others achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.

I started my education in dentistry in Colombia where I graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Cartagena.  I then moved to Brazil where I practiced and studied Interceptive Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthopedics for 5 years.

Moved by my desire to continue to broad my knowledge, I graduated as a Specialist in Orthodontics at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, in Mexico.

Following my husband’s career, a successful engineer, we came to live in the United States were I studied and graduated as a Doctor in Dental Surgery at New York University.  Looking for a suburban environment I moved to Connecticut in 2005 where I have been gladly practicing Dentistry and Orthodontics.

I love reading, cooking, cycling, and traveling.

Professional Memberships

I continuously seek information and opportunities that benefit my patients and my practice. I am an active member of several national and international professional dental organizations, such as:

  • the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • the American Orthodontics Association (AOA),
  • the World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO)
  • the Asociacion Mexicana de Ortodoncia (AMO)
  • the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM),
  • the Academy of  Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMP), and
  • the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry

Dental surgeon Simon Bangiyev
Simon Bangiyev, DDS, has a medical degree and a degree in dental surgery. He is recognized by his colleagues for his compassionate care for his patients.

Simon Bangiyev DDS, MD

Over 15 years of experience

Hello, I’m Dr. Simon Bangiyev. I am trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery which includes dentoalveolar surgery (treatment of diseases of the teeth, soft tissue, and the jawbone), facial trauma, surgical correction of malocclusion (orthognathic) surgery, pathology, the treatment of TMJ disorders, and implantology. My goal working with every patient is to provide the most advanced and compassionate care.

I started my career in the USSR at the Tashkent Medical Institute. Soon after arriving in the United States, I enrolled in St. John’s University in Queens, NY, where I received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Certificate of completion from the Physician Assistant accelerated program.

As a physician assistant, I worked in the Department of General Surgery at both St. John’s and Mary Immaculate Hospitals where I was immediately recognized by both patients and attending staff for my hard work and dedication to patient care. Through my work at Mary Immaculate Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, I was intimately involved in the integrated care of trauma patients, including those with facial injuries, an experience which spurred my interest in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, during which I was recognized by NYSSOMS for my outstanding achievements in Oral Surgery. I then completed an integrated residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where I also received my medical degree.

I live in Queens with my fiancé who is an aspiring Dermatologist.

Dr. Michelle Yanover

Dr. Michelle Yanover, D.D.S., General Dentist

Dr. Michelle Yanover brings many years of progressive and significant dental experience, as well as a passion for serving the Connecticut community she now calls home.  Dr. Yanover received her undergraduate degree at Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  Dr. Yanover then went on to pursue her dental studies at State University of New York at Stony Brook, graduating in 2010.  In addition, Dr. Yanover completed her general practice residency at the prestigious North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.  Dr. Yanover enjoys treating patients in all aspects of general dentistry.  She values helping everyone achieve their optimal oral health by listening and participating in each visit with her patients.

Dr. Yanover is originally from Armonk, NY, and currently resides in Westport with her husband, Jeff, daughters Lauren and Blythe, and a Boston terrier Mya. In her free time you will find her cooking, working out, indoor cycling, playing with her daughters and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Yanover is a member of the: American Dental Association • Academy of General Dentistry • Connecticut State Dental association • New York State Dental Association • American Academy of Facial Esthetics


Meet our Dental Hygienists!

Together they have over 65 years of experience. They are friendly & ready to make your smile shine.