Meet our team
Director of Operations
Heather Jane McHugh
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Heather is double board certified and committed to providing clients safe, accessible, and high quality care from consultation to end of session.
An eastern Connecticut-native, HJ received her B.S. & M.S. in Nursing from University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT). At the start of her career, she served the critically ill and trained nurses and paramedic students at a local tertiary hospital while also working as a nurse consultant for daycares throughout the State of Connecticut. Upon completion of her Masters program as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, HJ served 2 years as a Hospitalist at a local community hospital and received the Mid-level Provider of the Year award in 2016. During this time, she also served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, the Peer Review Committee and the Patient Throughput Committee. She began her aesthetic journey in 2018 and in 2020 she became double board certified by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine in Aesthetics.
HJ's interest in aesthetic medicine began after hearing unfavorable experiences from close friends and colleagues. She was confident that she could help healthy individuals reach the next level in their holistic well-being by providing these services with the same care, compassion and integrity that one should receive in an acute situation.
Hugh Finch, DDS, MBA
Dr. Finch received his bachelor's degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel hill. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Masters of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and School of Business.
Dr. Finch completed his residency at the Stony Brook University Hospital where part of his training was focused on helping patients with dental fear and anxiety.
It was during this time that Dr. Finch began to realize how many people were absolutely terrified of going to the dentist and would choose to suffer in silence rather than face these overwhelming fears.
Wanting to make a difference, Dr. Finch accepted the position of Assistant Professor and Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at the School of Dental Medicine where he could help recruit and train future dentists who had a passion for helping patients and giving back to their community.
In 2014, Dr. Finch began teaching pharmacology and attending clinical training at Goodwin University where he was involved in numerous community outreach programs which helped him further understand the difficulties and fears patients had in getting to a dentist.
In 2015 the American Dental Association ADA conducted an extensive study that showed as many as half of Americans were not going to the dentist and two of the main reasons were fear of dentists, and difficulty in getting an appointment*.
It was this data combined with countless heartbreaking stories heard from patients, that inspired Dr. Finch to start Smileez, an alternative to traditional dentistry.
At Smileez, there is no invasive dentistry and there is no ‘traditional’ dentists to fear. At Smileez patients can get cleanings, exams and other non-invasive preventive procedures that nobody should fear.
At Smileez, there’s no judgment, no pressure and no fear. It’s been called 'The Disney World of Dentistry.’
Smileez was designed so that no patient has to wait months.
Smileez was designed so that no patient has to wait months for an appointment and convenient hours are readily available. Patients can even walk in!
Don’t wait another minute, schedule your appointment today and discover a safe and convenient environment to take your oral health to new levels of excellence!