Dr. Richard Malek

I enjoy transforming smiles, whether it is a minor intervention or a complete smile makeover. One of my favorite quotes is from the movie Annie: “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY before moving to New Jersey for high school and college. I received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Rutgers University. My interest in dentistry came from my early interest in the biological sciences and my desire to work with my hands. I enjoy learning new techniques and acquiring the latest technologies to best serve my patients.

I obtained my dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After dental school, I joined the U.S. Air Force. There, I reached the rank of captain and completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC. During my three years of active duty, I received extensive training in oral surgery and forensic dentistry.

After my Air Force years, I started the Harmony Dental Group with Dr. Faber from scratch, with the belief that if you build a clean and modern facility and treat people the way you would want to be treated, then success would be inevitable.

I am a current resident of Southport, CT. In my spare time, I enjoy bike riding with my wife Diana and my two kids. My other hobbies and interests include playing racquetball, traveling, and watching my kids play sports.

Professional Associations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Norwalk Dental Society
Connecticut State Dental Association
CEREC certified
Dawson Academy trained
Invisalign certified/preferred provider