HOW OUR WINNERS ARE CHOSEN: For 2012, we sent questionnaires to every dentist licensed in Connecticut—over 2,800—asking them to recommend a dentist to whom they would send a loved one for care in seven categories. We received 550 completed questionnaires (20 percent), a very good return rate. Thus, every dentist listed has been recommended by a significant number of his or her peers—indeed, the only way to make the list is through these peer recommendations. We like to say that every dentist who makes the list is a good one, or at least a recommended one, but not every good dentist makes the list. You should use it as a reference, not the final word, as you search for someone to help you with your dental needs. You must ultimately do your own due diligence in order to decide which dentist is right for you or your loved ones.
DR. ROBERT CHUNG RECEIVED HIS DEGREE FROM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY DENTAL SCHOOL in 1992. He trained in periodontics and implant dentistry at Columbia University, where he received his certification and earned a master’s degree in immunology. He is interested in the systemic connections of periodontal disease and has published articles about immunological aspects of periodontal disease. “Periodontal disease is unique for each individual,” he says. There are many factors that cause it, including genetic and behavioral. He collaborates with general dentists and evaluates patients’ lifestyles and histories before offering treatment options. “There have been tremendous improvements in periodontal therapy the past few years,” he says. “We are very capable of replacing teeth with implants, but we’re also making remarkable progress in saving teeth.” He performs minimally invasive procedures for restoring bone and gums. “Patients are pleasantly surprised by how easy and fast the procedures and recovery are.”
Practice Name: Periodontal Associates, LLC
Dental School: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
Other Office Locations: 4 Dearfield Drive, Greenwich