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. ANDREW KULHBERG GRADUATED CUM LAUDE WITH A B.A. IN BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY from Hartwick College and earned his D.M.D. and Master of Dental Science from the UConn School of Dental Medicine. While he was a full-time professor at UConn, he developed his interest in the biomechanics of orthodontics where he authored several textbook chapters and scientific articles. As an active researcher, he helped develop innovations that make orthodontic care more effective and efficient. Dr. Kuhlberg is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, The Angle Orthodontist. Dr. Kuhlberg strives for orthodontic care that is “minimally invasive and maximally effective.” His patient care is based on core scientific principles incorporating the best new technologies to ensure that his patients receive the most effective care possible. He notes that today’s orthodontic mechanics are gentler, with lighter forces that often result in quicker and more comfortable treatment. He says, “We try to provide alternatives so that patients receive the care they want in a way that best suits their lifestyle.”
Practice Name: Kuhlberg Orthodontics
Dental School: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Board of Orthodontics (Diplomate), American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Angle Society of Orthodontists