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. PABLO CUEVAS, A PROSTHODONTIST, IS A SPECIALIST IN COSMETIC AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY. With 25 years’ experience, he has been committed to excellence in dentistry as a lecturer, tenure-track faculty member, researcher and practitioner. After earning his dental degree from the University of Iowa, he was accepted into a premier postgraduate specialty training residency in Prosthodontics. He then completed an American Cancer Society fellowship in oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology (consistently ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report). After this extensive mastery-level training, he was recruited to the nationally top-ranked University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. As a full-time tenure-track faculty member, Dr. Cuevas taught both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. His publications and research projects focus primarily on dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. He was also editor of a “Dental Question and Answer” column for the Fairfield Citizen newspaper. In his state-of-the-art boutique private practice in the heart of Fairfield, Dr. Cuevas offers exceptional treatment. “The thing that I hear most from new patients,” he says, “is how absolutely thorough and complete their initial examination is. Nothing is overlooked; no detail is too small. We care deeply about each and every one of our patients. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in our expert hands.” He is motivated by the belief that “every person deserves a natural-looking, healthy and radiant smile.” He adds, “I could not do what I do without a highly trained, caring and dedicated staff. Remi, Jennifer, Lindsey and Kathy make going to work each day a great pleasure.” Fewer than 2 percent of dentists in the United States achieve Dr. Cuevas’ mastery-level training. Anyone who knows him would tell you that he has a deep passion for excellence. He feels it is an honor and a privilege to serve.
Practice Name: Fairfield Smiles By Design
Dental School: University of Iowa College of Dentistry
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Department of Otolaryngology
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American College of Prosthodontists
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Dental Association
Connecticut State Dental Association