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.
DRS. PAUL PERACCHIO AND DANIEL SAUNDERS SPECIALIZE IN ORAL and maxillofacial SURGERY, dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, apicoectomies, TMJ disorders, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology and bone grafts. Their specialized dental care includes C02 laser to remove lumps and bumps in the mouth without the need for stitches. Beyond dental schools, they have completed a four-year residency in a certified program for oral and maxillofacial surgery. Both are Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Fellows of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Peracchio is a second-generation oral surgeon. He earned his B.S. with honors from the University of Connecticut and his doctorate from UConn School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael. A member of the Alpha Delta Honor Society, he earned the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award for Outstanding Achievements. He is on staff at Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals and is a past president of the Manchester Dental Society. He specializes in wisdom tooth extractions, implants and laser surgery. Dr. Peracchio has been providing excellent patient care for more than 20 years. He enjoys training for triathlons, skiing and spending time with his wife and children. Dr. Saunders earned his B.A. with honors from Boston University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Award. He is on the executive board of the Connecticut OMS and is on the staff at Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals. He specializes in anesthesia, wisdom teeth, implants, trauma and jaw surgery. Dr. Saunders annually assists with the Mission of Mercy. He delivers high-quality care with a compassionate demeanor. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Drs. Saunders and Peracchio pride themselves on their comfortable, pleasant offices and very friendly, highly trained staff members who treat every patient with dignity, deliver first-rate care and help ease patients’ fears.
Other Office Locations: 520 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon