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. Ernest Reamer has been practicing general dentistry in the village of Centerbrook, in Essex, since 1982. He is honored to work with his daughter, Dr. Carolyn Reamer Blicharz, who joined the practice in 2008. Their state-of-the-art office offers all aspects of general dentistry, including the treatment of children. Dr. Reamer has a special interest in complex restorative cases and cosmetic dentistry. His expertise includes using veneers and crowns to restore smiles. “I have a desire to produce dentistry at the highest level and not settle for the average,” he says. “It’s challenging and the most gratifying thing I do.” Dr. Reamer works closely with a number of area specialists who often refer challenging cases to him. He is also privileged to call a number of these colleagues patients. He credits his experienced staff with creating a warm office environment where preventive dental care and its relationship to overall health are stressed. “The best part of dentistry,” he says, “has always been the person-to-person interaction.”
Practice Name: Ernest D. Reamer, D.M.D., PC
Dental School: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Shoreline Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, River Valley Study Club (a chapter of the Seattle Study Club)