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. GARY SCHULMAN AND MAGDALENA TAUBER ARE BOARD-CERTIFIED PEDIATRIC DENTISTS who provide comprehensive oral health care for children. They are passionate about providing excellent, gentle and progressive care to their patients. They offer state-of-the-art treatment including digital radiography, soft tissue laser and hospital-based dental care. Dr. Schulman is a past president of the Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an assistant clinical professor in UConn’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Schulman was an architect before studying dentistry and completing his residency at UConn. Dr. Tauber holds a B.A. in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross and was a Fulbright Scholar in Poland. She earned her dental degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the UConn School of Dental Medicine. Drs. Schulman and Tauber are dedicated to all of their patients, including those with special needs. Dr. Schulman has a disabled brother and understands the issues that families face. Dr. Tauber adds, “The patients make my day. I love what I do. It is what I was meant to do.”
Practice Name: Smiles for the Future Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics