Dr. Nicholas Chauvin has a personal commitment to excellence and strives to provide the best dental care for his patients. As a fourth generation dentist, he is honored to continue the tradition of dentistry in his family. His father, Dr. James Chauvin, is an orthodontist currently practicing in Clifton Park, and his grandfather, great grandfather, and great uncle were dentists in Mechanicville and Schenectady. The tradition of dentistry has been in the family for close to a hundred years!
Dr. Chauvin attended Siena College and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Creighton University Dental School. He completed a year of post graduate training at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady where he gained extensive training on the management of medically complicated patients as well as further experience in each of the individualized specialties of dentistry.
Dr. Chauvin has attended many hours of continuing education courses focused on implant restorations, esthetic reconstruction, and multi-disciplinary care. He is professionally affiliated with the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Fourth District Dental Society. Dr. Chauvin enjoys golfing, tennis, skiing, and of course spending time at the Saratoga race track in the summer!
Dr. MaiAn Vu was born and raised in Olympia, Washington and obtained her Bachelor of Science at the University of Washington. She attended the Creighton University Dental School and was awarded the Perion-Rucker Scholarship for her scholastic achievements. After receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, she completed her post graduate training at a General Practice Residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, New York.
Dr. Vu loves the practice of dentistry and has an exceptionally caring attitude towards both her patients and her work. She has been praised for taking the time to listen to her patients and she is committed to delivering the best treatment possible in the most comfortable and compassionate manner. Two aspects of dentistry of particular interest to Dr. Vu are pediatric and cosmetic dentistry. She has an affinity for children and thrives on the sense of fulfillment when improving a patient’s self esteem through their smile.
Dr. Vu is professionally affiliated with the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Fourth District Dental Society. Dr. Vu has completed many hours of continuing education and enjoys taking courses to stay abreast of all the new technology and techniques that continue to change in the field of dentistry. In her spare time Dr. Vu enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Chauvin, and their daughter, Lily. She also loves music, reading, and skiing.
Dr. Kirk Gleason has a B.S. degree from St. Bonaventure University and a Doctorate in Dentistry from NYU. He is an Eagle Scout and was a Captain in the Army and a Vietnam Veteran before coming to Clifton Park.
He has practiced all phases of restorative, cosmetic, and family dentistry for 35 years and has modernized his skills and education with over 1,000 hours of post doctorate courses in recent years. Dr. Gleason has been a respected leader in Dentistry for many years and has served as the Executive Director of the Fourth District Dental Society (all of Northeastern New York), National Trustee of the American Dental Association, and a Delegate of the World Dental Congress.
Dr. Gleason and his wife Dale are long time community volunteers with leadership positions with the School, the “Y”, and the Town and they are now having fun with their three grandchildren. Dr. Gleason’s reputation as a skilled and caring dentist is well known and he is proud to have such highly skilled partner dentists and our exceptional staff to work with.
Dr. Lisa T. Berls received her B.S. in biology from SUNY Geneseo in 1996.
She continued her education at the University at Buffalo School of
Dental Medicine, where she earned her D.D.S. degree with a
minor in pediatric dentistry. She followed her education with a
residency at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY.
In addition to private practice, she continued her hospital training
working with special needs patients at Tricounty Hospital in
Gowanda, NY. Dr. Berls moved to the Capital District in 2003
and was honored to join this practice in 2004.
She lives in Saratoga with her two daughters and
husband, Dr. Robert Berls, a local Endodontist
Dr. Maybelle J. Hwang is a native New Yorker and has
been practicing dentistry for over 11 years. She was born
in Queens and raised in Rockland County. She graduated
from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in
Nutritional Sciences and a concentration in Geriatrics.
She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School
of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate in
Dental Medicine. She completed a General Practice
Residency at the VA Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Hwang
practiced in Manhattan for 5 years prior to settling in
Saratoga Springs, NY where she currently lives with
her husband and three children.
Dr. Hwang is committed to enhancing the profession of
dentistry while maintaining its strong values and commitment
to patient care. She is a board member for both the local
and state dental societies. She is the President of the
Saratoga County Dental Society and the Chair of Membership
for the Fourth District Dental Society. Dr. Hwang organizes
a Fourth District New Dentist conference and a Women
Dentist conference each year and she has served as an
Alternate Delegate at the New York State Dental Association
(NYSDA) House of Delegates meeting for the past two years.
Dr. Victoria Milward has a B.S. degree in Biology from
SUNY Albany and a doctorate in Dentistry from the
State University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine.
She completed a year of post graduate training at the
Stratton VA Hospital in Albany. Dr. Milward has been a
member of Dr. Gleason's dental team since 2001.
Dr. Jaclyn Papa is a second generation dentist, and was born and raise in Clifton Park, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Siena College. She then attended the State University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She followed her education with a General Practice Residency at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY.
Dr. Papa is committed to providing high quality, multidisciplinary patient care. With a caring attitude, she takes pride in comforting and educating her patients, leading them to make informed decisions about their oral health.