Our Team


Patient co-ordinator, receptionist

Charmaine has been working in the dental administrative industry for over 12 years. She was born and raised in the Washington D.C. and Maryland area. She moved to Connecticut in 2012 with her husband and youngest daughter. Charmaine has been with Dr. Canakala from the very start. She is very dedicated and enjoys working with our patients because she says, “I love what I do! I love helping people and make patients smile!” If you need anything dental, Charmaine is just a phone call away. She strives to ensure we provide quality dental care to all our patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, rode trips back to her home to the DMV, shooting pool and playing cards.



Dental Hygienist

Kait, our dental hygienist, has been working in the dental field for over 2 years. She resides in her hometown, Salem, Connecticut, with her fiancé Rick, and their beloved pit bull, Remi! Formerly a dental assistant, Kait is well rounded in many facets of dentistry. She is someone who loves to laugh, and make her patients feel comfortable at their hygiene visits. She says “I love cleaning teeth of course, but most of all I want my patients to feel that they are getting more than just a cleaning out of their time with me. I strive to give them the tools and the knowledge they need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health! Making a difference in my patient’s lives and seeing their beautiful smiles is what I love about my job and what makes it so rewarding.” In her free time, Kait likes to go fishing, trips to the beach, arts and crafts, and spending time with her friends.



Dental Assistant

Since I have been a Dental Assistant, love helping people and bringing smiles on their faces. I graduated from Porter and Chester Institute in Rocky Hill in July 2017. I grew up in East Hartford, CT. I am certified in Radiation Health and Infection Control through the National Board Exams. In my free time, I like to hike and enjoy time with family and friends.