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. LUCIANO D. MARINI was born and raised in Waterbury. He earned his B.S. in biology from the University of Connecticut. Inspired by his family dentist, he decided to become a dentist and studied for his doctorate at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Upon completion of his residency training at Waterbury Hospital Health Center in 1986, he opened a private general dentistry practice. Dr. Marini believes in listening to his patients and in taking the time to evaluate their individual needs. In his practice, patient education is not limited to general discussions or handouts; he uses a video to help explain his patients’ specific dental conditions and their treatment options. He combines skill, technology and a bit of artistry to provide quality dental care and strives toward 100 percent patient satisfaction. Several years ago he built a more modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate a growing patient base. He credits his long-term, dedicated staff with much of the success of his practice.
Practice Name: Luciano D. Marini, D.M.D.
Dental School: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Connecticut Dental Association, Waterbury Dental Society