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. ADAM S. DANIELS received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. He earned his D.D.S. and M.S. in orthodontics from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. As a mentor to aspiring dental professionals, Dr. Daniels stays on the cutting edge of new dental and orthodontic treatments and technology by participating in continuing education courses throughout the year. The Importance of a Smile. Dr. Daniels knows how orthodontics gives people the confidence to smile and can result in improved self-esteem. He and his dedicated staff at Connecticut Valley Orthodontics strive to provide superior, coordinated patient care. “We make sure we address all of our patients’ unique needs,” he says. “We are part of a patient’s oral health care team and treat each patient as if they were a member of my own family.” They collaborate with general dentists and other dental specialists to achieve optimal oral health for their patients. Cutting-Edge Orthodontics. Using state-of-the-art equipment and orthodontic techniques, Dr. Daniels offers patients many options for straightening teeth and effectively correcting jaw structure. Options include traditional silver, gold and clear brackets as well as Invisalign and Invisalign Teen removable aligners. Giving Back. Dr. Daniels combines his passion for traveling with helping those in need. He has traveled with “Dentistry for All” to provide services to indigent people in the Guatemalan mountainside village of La Piñada. Patients, families and friends have funded the building of 50 cooking stoves. Closer to home, he and his staff help coordinate multiple food drives and are involved in Adam’s Adventure, a privately funded project to build a boundless playground in Tolland for children with all abilities and disabilities. Last year, Tolland County awarded Dr. Daniels the Corporate Citizen of the Year award for his local and global volunteer work.
Practice Name: Connecticut Valley Orthodontics, PC
Dental School: University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Tolland County Dental Association
Spear Study Club of Connecticut