About Your Dentist

Kevin Dean. Cross, DDS

My Mission

“My mission is to provide exceptional care to our patients, helping them to maintain their oral health for their lifetime.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Indiana University School of Dentistry – Indianapolis, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts
Indiana Central University – Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Cross is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has extensive education in Dental Sleep Medicine and Forensic Odontology.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Cross is a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Cross and his wife live in Portland, Connecticut, and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. In his free time, Dr. Cross loves barbequing and making custom knives, and is a custom car enthusiast.

Christopher Gatehouse, DMD

“Prevention is the best medicine.”

My Mission

“My mission is to provide the best treatment outcome for patients, keeping their mouths healthy and comfortable for the rest of their lives.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine – Farmington, Connecticut

Bachelor of Arts in English (Minor in Religion)
University of Vermont – Burlington, Vermont

Dr. Gatehouse completed his General Practice Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He is also a member of the Spear Dental Continuing Education Study Club, an organization designed for dentists that are committed to the pursuit of clinical excellence in dentistry.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Gatehouse is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Gatehouse enjoys fishing, cooking, and hanging out with his family and friends.

Aileen M. Zaydel, DMD

My Mission

“My mission is to provide high-quality dental care with compassion.”

Education & Continuing Education

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine – Newark, New JerseyDoctor of Dental Medicine

Rutgers University – Newark, New JerseyBachelor of Science

Dr. Zaydel completed her General Practice Residency at the Bronx VA Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She is a certified Invisalign® provider.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Zaydel is a member of the Connecticut State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Zaydel lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and two cats, Joey and Kiki. In her free time, she enjoys making pottery on the wheel and is always working on various craft/DIY projects.