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. DANIEL TRACY RECEIVED HIS B.S. DEGREE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1991, where he received the American Association of Endodontists’ Certificate of Merit and the International College of Dentists’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. He worked in public health dentistry for several years before opening his own private practice in Norwich. Dr. Tracy prides himself on having an exceptional staff and keeping up with the most advanced materials and proven procedures available in dentistry to help patients achieve optimal oral health. “There’s a broad range of needs out there,” he notes. “Sometimes it’s difficult to balance the needs, cost and benefits of every patient. I want to do what’s best for them in their comfort zone. I treat patients with kindness, compassion and respect. It’s the way I would expect my family or me to be treated by any professional.”
Practice Name: Daniel W. Tracy III, D.M.D.
Dental School: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, New London County Dental Society