About Richard Malek, DMD
I enjoy transforming smiles, whether it is a minor intervention or a complete smile makeover. One of my favorite quotes is from the movie Annie: “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” I grew up in Brooklyn, NY before moving to New Jersey for high school and college. I received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Rutgers University. My interest in dentistry came from my early interest in the biological sciences and my desire to work with my hands. I enjoy learning new techniques and acquiring the latest technologies to best serve my patients. I obtained my dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After dental school, I joined the U.S. Air Force. There, I reached the rank of captain and completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC. During my three years of active duty, I received extensive training in oral surgery and forensic dentistry. After my Air Force years, I started the Harmony Dental Group with Dr. Faber from scratch, with the belief that if you build a clean and modern facility and treat people the way you would want to be treated, then success would be inevitable. I am a current resident of Southport, CT. In my spare time, I enjoy bike riding with my wife Diana and my two kids. My other hobbies and interests include playing racquetball, traveling, and watching my kids play sports.