Rejuvenate Dental Arts


About Dr. Saam


Dr. Gregory Saam is a native of Waterbury, CT.  He attended Holy Cross High School and was the salutatorian of his graduating class.  Dr. Saam attended Fairfield University for undergradate studies and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Religious Studies.  He graduated cum laude in 2007 and went on to attend the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Saam completed a General Practice Residency at Danbury Hospital, where he currently holds a teaching position as an attending dentist. 

As a professional, Dr. Saam maintains a lifelong commitment to learning. He takes both online and lecture-based CE courses to stay up to date with current trends in dentistry. He keeps current with the science behind dental medicine, as everything he does and recommends for patients is evidence-based and backed by research.  Dr. Saam also maintains professional memberships with the American Dental Association and the Connecticut State Dental Association.

Dr. Saam is an automobile enthusiast and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.  He currently lives in Brookfield with his wife Cristina and looks forward to continuing service to Bethel and the greater Danbury community.



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Randy Downes

Registered Dental Hygienist

Randy grew up in Bethel and has been at Dr. K's since February 1994; he received his professional training at Tunxis Community College/ UCONN Health Center. Thoroughly experienced in all areas of dental healthcare, his goal is to consider the whole individual, believing that there is no "one size fits all" in dentistry. He enjoys motorcycling, "quality" beer, home improvement, cooking, watching boxing and adoring his five grandchildren. Randy lives with Diana, his wife of more than 30 years, in Sherman.

Dawn Evanko

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dawn joined our staff in 2017, and we are delighted that she's part of our team!

Fran Mendonca

Registered Dental Hygienist

Fran's career in dental hygiene began as Dr. Kessler's dental assistant in 1999. In 2003, Fran entered the Dental Hygiene program at Tunxis Community College/UCONN Health Center. She returned to Dr. Kessler's office as a dental hygienist in 2006, maintaining her skills and knowledge through a variety of continuing education courses. The things she enjoys most about working for Dr. Kessler are meeting her patients and developing professional relationships with them and enjoying the unique music genres and wide range of discussion topics in the office. Fran's hobbies are knitting and reading, and she is a devoted Yankees fan.


Registered Dental Hygienist