Meet The Doctors

Dr. Christopher Fauver, DDS

Dr. Christopher Fauver is from Houston, Texas. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1993, and then completed an additional year of postgraduate work at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Dr. Fauver is also currently serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard in addition to seeing patients.

Dr. Fauver’s U.S. Army Advanced Education Residency in General Dentistry helped prepare him for his experiences in Bosnia, Croatia, and Hungary, where he was deployed for a year in support of IFOR Operation Joint Endeavor. While there, he ran a one-man dental clinic that supported 10,000 soldiers, including all of NATO and some soldiers in the Russian Army and Air Force.

Dr. Fauver served five years active duty in the Army, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. He also served in the Vermont Army National Guard. Dr. Fauver has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Army Humanitarian Service Medal, and NATO Medal.

In addition to being the New Hampshire Army National Guard Executive Dentist, as well as the Vermont State Dental Surgeon, Dr. Fauver takes many hours of continuing education and training each year to stay up-to-date in his field. He has completed coursework in orthodontic aligner treatment and both basic and advanced CEREC® training to provide one-visit crowns.

In his free time, Dr. Fauver enjoys traveling, skiing, golfing, kayaking, and scuba diving. He loves to spend time with his wife and two children, and their family is active in the community. He looks forward to getting to know you and your family, too!

Dr. Shobhna Saini, DDS

Dr. Shobhna Saini is a highly skilled and compassionate dentist who understands the significance of oral health in maintaining overall well-being. After earning her dental degree in India, she served as a lead dentist at a private clinic, accumulating a wealth of experience on basic dental procedures. Driven by a commitment to continuous learning, she furthered her education by completing a Master's in Health Policy & Management from Texas A&M University. To further her dental knowledge she pursued a prestigious CODA Accredited Dental Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, honing her skills in various dental procedures including but not limited to restorative, cosmetic and prosthetic dentistry.  Dr. Saini has also completed certifications in Botox treatments and implant placement. With her extensive knowledge and experience, Dr. Saini brings a valuable wealth of expertise to our dental office.

At our dental practice, Dr. Saini provides comprehensive dental care, including preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and oral surgery procedures. Her gentle approach, personalized attention, and dedication to patient comfort ensure a positive dental experience. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Saini enjoys a fulfilling personal life, happily married and residing right here in Chester, VT. She embraces the beauty of Vermont, engaging in outdoor activities and cherishing time with loved ones.

With Dr. Shobhna Saini as part of our team, you can trust in her exceptional dental expertise and compassionate care. Schedule an appointment today and experience the highest standard of dental services in a warm and welcoming environment. Your oral health is our priority, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve a radiant and healthy smile.

Winston Furchill

Office Therapy Dog

Therapy dogs can help people feel calmer in stressful situations, especially in cases where there are large crowds, loud noises, or unexpected things could happen. Winston Furchill is a trained therapy dog who visits our office regularly and helps relieve dental anxiety for many of our patients. Of course, it’s also perfectly fine when patients just want to have the company of a good dog while they are undergoing a lengthy dental treatment. To learn more about Winston, we recommend getting in touch with our friendly front office team!

Anxiety in the Dental Chair
Dental anxiety is quite common, and while some patients just feel a little nervous about dental visits, dental anxiety can cause other patients to cancel appointments or avoid scheduling them altogether. Our team never wants anyone to forgo the dental care they need due to nerves, as that can lead to more invasive and costly procedures becoming necessary down the road.

Our friendly and compassionate team understands how debilitating anxiety can be, and we promise to always do our best to help our patients have pleasant and positive dental experiences (Winston included).

Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Dentistry
When a therapy dog is present during a dental visit, patients often want them to lay on their lap during their treatment. The presence of a relaxed, well-behaved dog is comforting, and the pressure from the dog’s weight can also be very calming, similar to the effects of a weighted blanket. Therapy dogs can also:

Lower Blood Pressure
Lower Cortisol (Stress Hormone)
Provide a Nice Distraction to Focus On
Give You Something to Do With Your Hands
Make Visits More Enjoyable Overall

Requesting Winston’s Services
If you need a dental treatment performed and want Winston to join you, please inform our team in advance if possible so we can make sure he is present for your appointment. We always want Winston to be available to patients who have dental anxiety or have a complex treatment coming up that they are anxious about, so just let us know if you are interested in having him attend your dental visit(s). If Winston happens to be free during your visit and you didn’t ask for him in advance, however, you can absolutely request that he tag along!

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