Meet Our Smile Crew

Our team combines different elements of their personalities to provide a unique dental experience.

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Haranchal Bains, DMD

Your compassionate and comprehensive dentist in Medford, MA.

Dr. Haranchal Bains is the proud founder and owner of Element Dental…Learn more on the homepage…, your state-of-the-art dental practice in Medford, MA.

After choosing dentistry as a career, Dr. Bains decided to move to the U.S. to pursue her personal and professional dreams. After years of hard work and perseverance, she graduated with honors and received her dental degree from Boston University.

Nowadays, Dr. Bains is bringing her unique approach to patients at Element Dental. As an advocate for learning, she attends continuing education courses and hands-on clinical training.

She loves helping her patients achieve their goals and providing them with high-quality dental care.

Get to know your Medford dentist better:

  • Early Age

    Originally from India, Dr. Bains first became interested in dentistry at a young age. Her brother started losing his teeth and had a loose tooth that was causing him pain. Dr. Bains knew she had found her calling when she removed the tooth for him – she wasn’t afraid of playing Tooth Fairy!

  • After College Life

    Since graduating, Dr. Bains has focused on building strong relationships with her patients and caring for them on a personal level. She aims to translate this into her everyday practice by applying her simple philosophy: Listen first, teach second.

  • Life's Motto

    For Dr. Bains, bringing happiness to people’s lives is her best reward. She is committed to changing the mindset of those who visit our office, one smile at the time.

Why Choose Dr. Bains?
Education
  • DMD from Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University in Boston, MA

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences in Himachal Pradesh, India

Did You Know?
  • Outside of the office, Dr. Bains loves being a mother and a wife. She’s also a huge sports fan and represented the India National Soccer Team (under 17s) as a center forward.

Dr. Kristy Winata smiling in front of a grey background

Kristy Winata DMD

Your caring dentist in Medford, MA.

Hailing from the East (Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia) and landing in the West (Los Angeles, New York, and Boston), Dr. Kristy Winata has earned a global perspective that’s hard (impossible?) to come by otherwise. With it, she’s able to understand many different viewpoints and connect with patients from all walks of life.

Dr. Winata started out as a business major but quickly realized that she values relationships and the artistic side of healthcare much more. And, with dentistry being equal-part art and science, she was able to put both her interpersonal and fine motor skills to excellent use.

What Dr. Winata loves most about her job is being able to provide instant improvement to the patient’s quality of life. Especially when that means saving them from discomfort and pain. But she also very much enjoys dentistry’s more artistic side, designing beautiful and functional smiles.

And when she’s not busy doing that, Dr. Winata loves traveling to new countries; experiencing new cultures and food. Regarding food – she’ll try anything once!

Dr. Thomas. P. Rafferty, DDS

Thomas P. Rafferty, DDS

Providing exceptional periodontal dentistry with compassion and expertise.

Dr. Rafferty brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for dental care to his practice. With a solid educational background and a commitment to staying at the forefront of his field, he provides exceptional care to his patients.

Dr. Rafferty obtained his dental degree from Georgetown University…Click to open link in a new tab… in Washington, D.C., where he developed a strong foundation in dental medicine. He then pursued further specialization, earning his surgical degree from the esteemed University of Pennsylvania…Click to open link in a new tab….

Driven by a thirst for knowledge, he has dedicated thousands of hours to continuing education, delving into diverse subjects such as laser therapy, sinus lift procedures, forensic pathology, and advanced periodontics.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Rafferty finds solace and joy in his family life. As a devoted father of five wonderful children, he cherishes spending quality time with them and actively participating in their extracurricular activities. He also enjoys classical music, the arts, and old movies.

Dr. Rafferty goes above and beyond for his patients, fostering strong doctor-patient relationships built on trust, empathy, and open communication. With up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge techniques, he provides personalized and comprehensive care.

With a warm demeanor and commitment to excellence, he creates a comfortable dental experience, improving oral health and smiles.

Dr. Thomas. P. Rafferty, DDS
Dr. Susan Han, DMD

Susan Han, DMD

Committed to excellence in endodontic care.

Dr. Susan Han, DMD, is a skilled and compassionate practitioner in the specialized field of endodontics. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, she combines her extensive knowledge and expertise to provide top-notch dental care to her patients.

Dr. Han’s journey in dentistry began at the prestigious Harvard Medical School…Click to open link in a new tab…, where she honed her skills and cultivated a deep understanding of the intricacies of oral health. Her passion for endodontics led her to pursue further training at the renowned New York Residency Hospital, where she refined her techniques under the guidance of leading experts in the field.

Known for her gentle approach and dedication to patient comfort, Dr. Han takes pride in helping individuals regain their oral health and enhance their quality of life. Her meticulous attention to detail, coupled with the use of advanced technologies, ensures that each patient receives personalized and effective treatment.

Dr. Susan Han is dedicated to delivering exceptional dental care, blending her expertise with a compassionate touch. She strives to create a positive and comfortable experience at every visit through her unwavering commitment to her patient’s well-being.

Meet the People Behind Your New Smile
You'll always have someone by your side at our dental office.

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Rebecca Chin

Office Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Rebecca was born and raised in Massachusetts.

Growing up, Rebecca had quite a few dental problems, and was always curious about the industry as well as the formation of the tooth in a human mouth. She sympathizes with all our patients coming into the office and how they feel; whether if its anxious or calm. She loves helping the patients that come into our office, making sure that they are cared for.

Outside the Office:

Rebecca loves doing arts and crafts, hiking, and spending time with her family. Her bucket list includes traveling, riding in a hot air balloon, and skydiving!

Karima Benalla

Schedule and Insurance Coordinator

Karima was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, before moving to the U.S.

She currently lives in Malden, MA, with her husband and their beautiful son. As a proud family of three, they enjoy cooking, traveling, and going on long walks together.

Karima initially chose dentistry because she’d always wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to help others. Even from a young age, she remembers being deeply impressed by how much her entire family respected all health workers. She just knew she wanted to be a part of that.

What she enjoys the most about her job is the daily opportunity to put a smile on people’s faces. Thanks to her dynamic and responsible personality, she goes above and beyond to offer her patients a superior dental experience in an anxiety-free atmosphere.

Outside the Office:

Karima enjoys playing sports, listening to music, and spending as much time as possible with her family. She is extremely grateful for everything she has in her life, and like her favorite quote says, “a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

Chedeline Gabriel

Dental Assistant

Chedeline was born and raised in Haiti as the oldest of five children. She has lived in the U.S. for over 10 years. We are proud to say that in 2017, she graduated as a Dental Assistant from Lincoln Tech in Boston, MA.

She was drawn to dentistry because of her love for her family and her community. Chedeline made it her goal to become a helping hand in the dental education of everyone in her village in Haiti. She wanted to help them understand how having good oral hygiene could change their lives.

For her, the best part of dentistry is making people smile! Helping people feel better and at ease through superior care is something she enjoys and the reason she goes to work every day. She loves being part of a dental team that always strives to make a difference in the community.

Outside the Office:

Chedeline is a big foodie and loves cooking for herself and her entire family. She enjoys spending time with them, and someday she hopes they can all go skydiving together!

Jennifer Campos

Dental Hygienist

Jennifer is huge on family! Spending time with family and close friends is an important part of her life. She grew up in Massachusetts, raised by Salvadoran parents, and is very proud of her heritage.

Jennifer chose dentistry because of her childhood dental hygienist, who showed her the positive impact this career could have on individuals. Being a dental hygienist allows her to support and provide for her community, which is a priority in her life as a Massachusetts native now living in the Northshore area.

What Jennifer loves most about her job is getting to know her patients for who they are. She enjoys making all dental visits an enjoyable experience for everyone! She cares for every patient and team member and strives to show the best version of herself at all times.

Outside the Office:

Jennifer loves exploring and looking for new shows to binge on and new restaurants and places to visit!

Her parents have always been her heroes. It’s thanks to their hard work and sacrifices that allowed her to be where she is today. Jennifer also has a cat named Kitty that she loves very much.

Great experience with Dr. Bains! I'm usually very anxious about the dentist due to unfortunate past experiences, but she made me feel extremely relaxed. Her entire team is very welcoming. It feels good to have a dentist who I know I can trust and I won't automatically avoid when it's time for my six-month cleaning!

Gabrielle A. (Actual Patient)

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