Our clinical team at Apollonia Dental is made up of welcoming, friendly people who love dentistry and helping people have a healthy, beautiful smile. While we take our work seriously, we also have fun! We enjoy visiting with our patients and getting to know each and every one of you so that we can better meet your needs.
Genesis - Dental Assisant
Genesis come to us as a life long resident of Meriden, CT. She has over 3 years of experience as a clinical assistant in the dental field and is training for front desk responsibilities at our office. She also works in her family's bakery business when she is not being busy at Apollonia Dental; Gen's goal is to someday own a business of her own. Gen has an irresistible smile and has been a positive and welcome addition to our team!
Nikki - Dental Hygienist
Nikki has been in the dental field for 10 years. Starting as a dental assistant, she was determined to make dental hygiene her lifelong career. She received her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, CT.
Nikki was very enthusiastic to take part in the Apollonia dental team with the most up to date equipment and the chance to put all of her hard work to use and building great relationships with her patients.
Outside of the dental practice, Nikki loves all outdoor activities and spending every free moment with her dog. In the future Nikki is planning on going back to school to complete both her bachelors and master degrees.
Anita Herkt - Business Manager
Anita has been with the practice as a Business Manager for over 6 years. Anita's transitioned into dentistry from a background a marketing and organizational development. Her favorite part of dentistry is building relationships with patients.
Dr. Benjamin Schultz DDS MAGD
A St. Louis, Missouri native, Dr. Schultz completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Michigan in 1980. In between his sophomore and junior years, he took off for seven years and raced bicycles throughout the United States and Belgium. He was Michigan Road Champion, and placed in the 10-Mile Track race several times. During a “Downtown Detroit Days” event, he ran into a cab that appeared on the course, and went on to win the race.
In 1985 Dr. Schultz graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Since that time he has maintained a commitment to continuing education, receiving in 1992 his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2002, he received the coveted Master, Academy of General Dentistry award, something attained by just 2% of American dentists. This award signifies a minimum of 1100 hours of continuing education, at least 400 of which are “hands-on” and have to be presented to the group. He continues to attend between 50 and 100 hours of courses a year. This gives Dr. Schultz an important perspective; since his background is in full-mouth dentistry and esthetics, he believes that extensive care needs to begin with the end in mind. He is also very pleased to be able to be, for the most part, a “one-stop” dentist, as he performs most standard specialty treatment.
When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Schultz enjoys riding his bicycle which is still a steel-framed one. He has also been practicing yoga regularly for about 15 years. The flexibility afforded has allowed him to continue to work on his Fairfield home. He is an avid science fiction reader, and firmly believes that “Soldier”, by Harlan Ellison, in the original “Outer Limits” series was the best TV to that time, until Babylon 5 started in the 1990s. And, according to Dr. Schultz, if you ever want to understand the true, unforgiving nature of science, try and find the story, “The Cold Equations”, at your local library. Dr. Schultz volunteers at a Bridgeport elementary school where he reads to fourth graders. “After all”, he says, “there are a lot of books he never got a chance to read to his daughter”. He lives in Fairfield with his lovely wife (a trade show director), and their daughter moved to San Francisco last summer.
Dr. Adam Singh DDS FAGD
Dr. Adam Singh was raised in Canton, Ohio and moved to Middletown, CT in January of 2004. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, Dr. Singh worked continued to work in a hospital setting, treating medically compromised patients. He moved to Connecticut in 2002 to be close to his parents.
New York University College of Dentistry.In 2010, Dr. Adam was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). Dr. Adam has also attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and obtained a certificate for IV sedation in the field of dental anesthesiology. In 2017-2018, Dr. Adam completed a business curriculum offered by Harvard Business School.
Most recently, Dr. Adam has transitioned into an administrative role to address price transparency and access issues related to the delivery of dental care. He still maintains his clinical practice part-time at Apollonia Dental.
He lives with his wife and two daughters in the town of Haddam, CT.