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.
DR. ADAM S. DANIELS received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, graduating near the top of his class. He earned his D.D.S. and M.S. in orthodontics from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and held multiple leadership positions there.
Dr. Daniels believes that “life is about giving back,” and his philosophy extends to his orthodontic practice and in his dedication to community service.
When asked why he ultimately chose a career path in orthodontics, he responded, “Quite simply, I love to see people smile!” His treatment philosophy is focused on giving patients a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with having that smile. Dr. Daniels knows firsthand the difference that orthodontic treatment makes in people’s lives, and he and his team are dedicated to helping their “family of patients” achieve the smiles of their dreams.
Dr. Daniels strongly believes that orthodontic treatment benefits people of all ages seeking to improve their smiles and/or to correct jaw and teeth problems. He follows the American Association of Orthodontic’s recommendation to evaluate children beginning at age 7 so that early intervention can occur when necessary, and he encourages all ages to take advantage of a complimentary consultation to determine whether orthodontic treatment would be beneficial to them.
In order to maintain the highest standard of patient care, Dr. Daniels stays current with new and relevant treatments and orthodontic technology. His office offers a variety of treatment choices including traditional silver, gold, and clear brackets as well as Invisalign for adults and Invisalign Teen.
“Giving back” also extends to his commitment to community service, both locally and internationally, he says. He has received local recognition for his ongoing efforts and regularly travels to Guatemala to provide dental care and raise funds for indigent families. “My staff and family of patients have been extraordinarily generous in supporting these efforts.”
Practice: Connecticut Valley Orthodontics, PC
Dental School: University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Tolland County Dental Association
Spear Study Club of Connecticut