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.
DRS. JEFFREY BABUSHKIN AND JANETTE BLACK SPECIALIZE IN COSMETIC, RESTORATIVE AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY. Dr. Babushkin is a nationally recognized expert in advanced implant technology and lectures extensively on achieving superior aesthetic results. He earned his D.D.S. from The Ohio State University and completed a general practice residency at the University of Maryland Hospital. Dr. Babushkin is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor that only 7 percent of dentists achieve. He is also a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black received her D.D.S. from Stony Brook University and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Bridgeport Dental Association and serves on the Connecticut State Dental Association House of Delegates. Drs. Babushkin and Black offer the most advanced technological services including single-visit CEREC crown restorations, soft-tissue laser, intraoral digital imaging, implant restorations, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and short-term orthodontics.