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. Jack DeGrado graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He completed his residency at Manhattan VA Hospital, a two-year implant fellowship at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, and four years of prosthodontics training at Montefiore Hospital. During his hospital training, he worked with a team of other dental specialists, otolaryngologists and plastic surgeons to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for highly challenging cases. He is a past participant of Mission of Mercy.
He has always been at the forefront of new technology and procedures in restorative dentistry and implants. Through his professional affiliations, he learns of potential problems or failures in new devices before they become public knowledge. His office is one of the few practices with CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), an extremely accurate, low- radiation 3-D imaging system. “It takes the guesswork out,” he says, because “you can see nerves, sinuses and all the important anatomy.” Dr. DeGrado also offers “All-on-4 Dental Implants,” a breakthrough single visit treatment for achieving beautiful, functional teeth without dentures.
Practice: Stamford Dental Group
Dental School: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association
American College of Prosthodontists
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Connecticut State Dental Association