about dobie revolution

meet dr. thomas dobie

Dr. Thomas Dobie is a board certified Orthodontist who started his dental training at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana.

As a dental student, he was a member of the C. Edmund Kells Honorary Society, which only inducted students that were in the top 10% of their dental class who had also distinguished themselves both academically and clinically.

Dr. Dobie earned his post-doctoral specialty degree in Orthodontics from the University of Connecticut.

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In the field of Orthodontics, UConn is considered to be one of the most prestigious programs in the world, with both past and present faculty that have established themselves as pioneers in the field. During his 3-year residency program, he also completed a Master of Dental Science degree with a focus on novel approaches to accelerate Orthodontic tooth movement.

After working for a few years in private practice as an associate, Dr. Dobie joined Dr. Rollins and together they formed dobie revolution orthodontics. Dr. Dobie is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut. He has also given back to the Dental community for years as a board member and President of both the New Haven Dental Association and the Shoreline Dental Society.

Dr. Dobie, a native of the northeast coast of England, has lived in three countries throughout his lifetime and was exposed to many cultures throughout his childhood.

Growing up in a family with a father who is more than just a clinician in the medical profession but also a life-long researcher and professor, Dr. Dobie has always been exposed to the importance of a life oriented around both academic and professional excellence. Dr. Dobie’s pursuit of higher education began at the Pennsylvania State University where he was awarded his Bachelor of Science. Following this, he obtained a Master of Science in Pharmacology from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He was able to complete this degree despite the interruption of Hurricane Katrina, just prior to entering dental school.

Dr. Dobie has a very enthusiastic personality which carries over into his work, allowing for a fun and relaxed environment for both children and adults.

He enjoys attending multiple orthodontic conferences every year to ensure that he stays on the forefront of technology. He strives to be able to bring the latest advances back to the office to improve his patient’s care. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, skiing, and most importantly spending time with family and friends. He is also an avid sneaker collector and loves talking to patients about the latest shoes when they come for their appointments. Above all, Dr. Dobie is a people person and looks forward to connecting with his patients and parents just as much as he enjoys perfecting their smiles.

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meet dr. doug rollins

Dr. Doug Rollins was born, raised and educated in Connecticut. He graduated from Trinity with a double major in Biology and Psychology, and went on to Dental School and Orthodontic Residency at the University of Connecticut. In the field or Orthodontics, UConn is considered to be one of the most prestigious programs in the world.

During his residency program, he was fortunate enough to be trained by Dr. Charles Burstone and Dr. Ravindra Nanda, two of the most formative academic clinicians in the field. They also taught Dr. Dobie more than 20 years later!

Dr. Rollins has been practicing in the Greater New Haven area since 1990. His first orthodontic office was in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, followed by offices in Orange and Woodbridge, and he now practices in our Hamden and Guilford locations. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Rollins has helped four of his trusted colleagues transition their practices to his care at the time or their retirement. Dr. Rollins has always focused on the importance of organized Dentistry and the need for close collaboration between the various dental specialties. He spent 7 years on the board of the New Haven Dental Association, culminating in him serving as President of the association.

Dr. Rollins has always been very interested in music. He is a founding member of the Conn Artists, a highly-acclaimed, seven-member, a capella singing group that has performed extensively throughout New England for the last 25 years. Dr. Rollins also serves as the Co-President of the Guilford High School Music Boosters Parent group. Dr. Rollins is also active in the outdoors, and is an avid golfer and skier and now coaches the Guilford High School Ski Racing Team. He has a High school Junior, Emma, and a Bates College son, Bennett. Doug’s wife Susan is an Artist and graphic designer who actually helped design our logo!

Dr. Rollins has always considered himself a very family oriented person with strong ties to his local community. He truly enjoys getting to know his patients and their families, and he takes pride in knowing that he has made a difference in so many of his patient’s lives. He couldn’t ask for a better career or for a better group of people to be sharing their new smiles with.

meet our staff

Here's a glimpse at our amazing team. Go to our team page to learn more.


hamden team

debbi gallagher office manager

debbie gallagher

office manager

eudora pascale scheduling coordinator

eudora pascale

scheduling coordinator

marisol gonzalez orthodontic assistant

marisol gonzalez

orthodontic assistant

lyndsey flores orthodontic assistant

lyndsey flores

orthodontic assistant

guilford team

barbara scalise office manager

barbara scalise

office manager

jill boender scheduling coordinator


scheduling coordinator

kari bunnell orthodontic assistant


orthodontic assistant

sonia crease orthodontic assistant


orthodontic assistant

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Our Mission

Beautiful smile

Love Your Smile

At dobie revolution orthodontics we recognize that the smiles we help create come from more than just treatment alone. Smiles come from straight teeth, for sure – but they also happen when we experience this process together with the shared values of friendship and humor. So when we say Love Your Smile, we are invoking all of you to embrace and improve the smile that you show to the world around you, and to reflect the caring and fun we experienced doing this together.

To ask someone to Love Your Smile is also to educate them on how it can be improved with orthodontics, how it is kept healthy with proper care, and how it should be protected during sports and other activities. If all we did were straighten teeth, our mission would be incomplete. The people we know who love their smiles the most don’t just smile with their teeth – they smile from within. Those smiles? They’re the ones that bring us the most joy.

Here at dobie revolution orthodontics, we do our very best to accomplish these goals every day, and we thank you in advance for the honor of caring for your smile!

Practice Values

We strive to fulfill 3 core values at dobie revolution orthodontics: Excellence, Excitement and Empathy.

Excellence: To provide outstanding service, both clinically and personally, to all those we interact with

Excitement: To create a trusting environment in which our patients receive great care while having fun!

Empathy: To be a Practice that puts its patients and the community first

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office tours

hamden office

guilford office

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Kaury KuceraKaury Kucera
20:30 09 Jan 24
Would you believe that kiddo trips to the orthodontist make us all super excited? I don’t but here I am with a stupid grin because Dobie + Rollins in Hamden is such a happy place (superb professional dental care too, of course).
Jean LaudanoJean Laudano
19:54 12 Dec 23
Awesome vibe! The office Makes the ortho appointment fun! But most of all Dr. Dobie is cool, compassionate and honest. Top notch orthodontist. Researches and updates technology for best, affordable results!
Rick HRick H
01:36 29 Oct 23
The absolute best orthodontics in the area! Dr. Dobie is an amazing Dr., very knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough. The office in Hamden itself is very cool with great music, lights throughout, old school Jordan's and other Nikes displayed throughout, old school video games, coffee and other drinks available. Definitely not your typical boring Dentist office, it's very cool, very hip and the staff is crazy friendly! The care I received was top-notch and very affordable. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
Level 1 ORLevel 1 OR
17:47 26 Oct 23
Great place. The staff is amazing. The office makes you feel you are in a party! And Dr. Dobie is fantastic.I probably would never said this but I’ll miss going to the orthodontist.Thank you guys.
18:41 12 Oct 23
Thank you thank you Dr. Dobie for my son's perfect smile. Amazing Orthodontist and perfect office for children they might not want to go home, such an amazing guy and awesome staff. I highly recommend.
Julian AramburuJulian Aramburu
20:44 25 Sep 23
I had the best experience with my Invisalign treatment with Dr. Dobie. My teeth were a true mess and he did magic, and I’m so happy with the final result. Was recommended as the best orthodontist in the New Haven area, and he definitely delivered the best experience. Thanks for the careful treatment, Dr. Dobie! And thanks to the wonderful whole team at the Hamden office too, they always made me feel at home and in the best hands.
Joshua MooreJoshua Moore
19:53 20 Sep 23
I recently had Invisalign treatment at Dobie Orthodontist's new office, and it was fantastic. Their friendly and knowledgeable team, along with their dedication to community support through school supply donations, stood out. The office's modern atmosphere, with a DJ and cool sneaker collection, made it a unique orthodontic experience. I'm thrilled with the results, and I've also scheduled appointments for my kids, confident that Dobie Orthodontist will provide them with excellent care in the future. It's truly a remarkable choice for all things orthodontics.
Michael MontefuscoMichael Montefusco
20:02 18 Sep 23
Dr. Dobie is the best orthodontist ever. Professional, courteous, competent. Everyone on his team is the same way. Never waited more than 10 minutes to be seen. All this in one of the coolest offices I've ever been in. I mean what Dr.s office has old school arcade games and a DJ... Yes a DJ ....! If you or your kids need an orthodontist, don't hesitate. We drive 40 minutes to see him!

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