Top Dentists 2013 Guide

How Our Dentists Are Chosen

For 2013, we sent questionnaires to every dentist licensed in Connecticut— more than 2,800 — asking them to recommend a dentist to whom they would send a loved one for care in seven categories. We received 490 completed questionnaires (18 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.

Baum, Joshua E.

  • Orthodontics

Essential Information

Address 23 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470
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DR. JOSHUA BAUM GRADUATED MAGNA CUM LAUDE WITH A B.S. IN BIOLOGY FROM TUFTS UNIVERSITY before earning his D.M.D. from the UConn School of Dental Medicine and his M.S. and Certificate in Orthodontics from SUNY Buffalo. His extensive educational background, coupled with his tremendous experience, expertise and gentle manner, has resulted in his being recognized as an esteemed member of the orthodontic community.
Board-certified, Dr. Baum recommends that children have their first orthodontic visit at age 7. This proactive approach makes it easier to treat many issues while the bones are still soft and growing. The early correction of jaw growth can circumvent the need to pull teeth and give patients a better self-image at an earlier age. There is the additional advantage that children typically wear braces for a shorter period of time.
Dr. Baum recognizes that some patients prefer a more aesthetic and less noticeable approach to treatment and thus has become one of the premier Invisalign doctors in Connecticut for teenagers and adults. He was a pilot doctor for our area when Invisalign Teen was in its research-and-development stage and was the first official Invisalign Teen provider in the state. He has also lectured on Invisalign to offer continuing-education credits to others in the profession.
Dr. Baum’s patient-friendly office is outfitted with video games and foosball tables in the reception area and has Game Boys attached to every treatment chair. “I have so much fun at work getting to know my patients and their families,” he says. “I strive to make sure that they are not only getting a beautiful and healthy result, but that they are also having a good time and smiling during the experience.”

Additional Information

Practice: Dr. Joshua E. Baum Orthodontics, PC

Dental School: UConn School of Dental Medicine
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Professional Affiliations: American Board of Orthodontics (Diplomate)
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Connecticut State Dental Association
Bridgeport Dental Association

Other Office Locations: 241 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe; (203) 261-0650
385 Main Street South, Southbury; (203) 264-1882

Baum, Joshua E. - Newtown, CT

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