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 Your 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.

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

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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!

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.”

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)