Dr. Dany Tawk | Dental Director

Dr. Dany Tawk is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tawk also carries multiple degrees from the University of Paris, in France.

Dr. Tawk strives to provide comprehensive dental care through mutual trust, respect and open communication between dentist and patient. Dr. SilhouetteTawk finds dentistry is a rewarding service-oriented profession. “It provides me the opportunity to help others by treating their pain, making significant improvement in people’s smile and teeth, helping to educate people on oral health and restoring their self-confidence.”

Dr. Tawk is very family-oriented and loves to spend time with his children. He enjoys playing tennis, kayaking and being outdoors. He is always seeking to learn something new. He currently serves as the Dental Director for Sunrise Family Dental Care.

Dr. Karina Goykman

Dr. Karina Goykman is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, where she earned her DDS. Dr. Goykman continued her dental Silhouetteeducation and earned her Certificate in Periodontology from NYU as well.

Dr. Goykman believes in educating her patients about their oral health to build a strong relationship. By teaching about oral diseases, and the many effective ways to prevent them, Dr. Goykman can use less-involved procedures. Dr. Goykman loves to help her patients achieve the best oral health possible. She customizes tailor-made treatment plans for each of her patients, making sure each patient receives a plan that is unique to them and their lifestyle.

Dr. Goykman is a member of the American Dental Association, American Board of Periodontology, and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Anthony Carbonella

Anthony CarbonellaDr. Carbonella has experience with all aspects of orthodontics, from childhood/phase I treatment to complex orthognathic surgical treatment. He has a passion for working with patients to create beautiful smiles, improve their overall health and elevate their confidence.

Dr. Carbonella grew up in Hamden, CT, as the oldest of four boys. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in biology at UCONN Storrs, he attended dental school at the UCONN Health Center in Farmington. He then was commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Travis AF Base in CA.

After applying his advanced skills as a general dentist for four years at McGuire AF Base in NJ, he was selected to attend the military’s prestigious Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program (TORP) in Texas. A unique feature of this program is the breadth of the patients he was able to treat, from childhood and adolescent orthodontics to orthognathics. He became board certified immediately after graduating.

After 11 years of military service, Dr. Carbonella is now returning with his growing family to CT, where he will be providing ortho treatment in private practice. He is here to serve you, educate you, and walk with you through your smile transformation journey.

Dr. Gaurav Malik


Dr. Gaurav Malik is a general practitioner at Sunrise Family Dental Group. He received his DDS at the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Dr. Malik is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.

Dr. Francis Mir


Dr. Francis Mir loves bringing smiles to his patients’ faces and helping them get back to their normal diet. Dr. Mir has trained for 10 years in the field of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to help his patients with missing teeth and poor teeth conditions. He especially enjoys providing sedation and sleep medicine during surgical procedures such as tooth removal, bone grafting, and dental implant placement to alleviate pain and anxiety.

Dr. Mir has lived in many countries across the world and connects with his patients on a personal level from all walks of life. He takes time to explain the treatment in detail so his patients feel comfortable and understand exactly what is going to happen next. He advocates for his patients with honesty, integrity, and compassion. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, running, playing tennis, and skiing. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with his wife, Sarah Mir, who is a Pediatric Dentist.

Dr. Mir graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in New York. He then completed additional training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rutgers University Hospital in New Jersey and Woodhull Medical Center in New York. He went on to complete an Oral and Maxillofacial Residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. He served as the chief resident in his final year and scored in the 95th percentile in the In-service Examination.

Dr. Mir is part of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the American Dental Association. He holds active certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support.

Dr. Hirra Waqar


Dr. Hirra Waqar is a general dentist at Sunrise Family Dental Care.

Dr. Waqar received a DMD from UK College of Dentistry and completed residency at Community Health Care in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Waqar has experience as a dentist at various practices.

Dr. Jaehan Park


Dr. Park received a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry and a BA in psychology from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Park has experience working as a dentist and shadowing student in Connecticut and New Jersey.

Dental Assistants


Dental Hygienists


Office Staff


RECEPTIONIST – Receptionist


MARIE – Scheduling Coordinator


TABITHA – Hygiene Coordinator

AMAURY-  Patient Relations

AJ – Insurance Coordinator insurance@sunrisedentalct.com


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