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. PETER G. DELANEY WAS BORN IN OREGON AND LIVED ON THE WEST COAST until he moved to West Hartford with his family in 1980, when he was 11. He went to the University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate degree, then returned east to study at UConn School of Dental Medicine. He completed a residency in general dentistry at the University of Tennessee before returning permanently to West Hartford. Dr. Delaney and his staff provide a warm, comfortable atmosphere in the heart of West Hartford Center. He prides himself on maintaining an efficient schedule with quality workmanship. He finds general dentistry rewarding because he can establish long-term relationships with patients and can see them all the way through their dental care, from childhood preventive treatments to complex restorative work including crowns, porcelain veneers, implants and dentures. He is working on a patent for a new procedure used during root canals that would help both patients and dentists.
Practice Name: Peter G. Delaney, D.M.D., PC
Dental School: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Hartford Dental Society