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. Donald Demas graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and did his residency in pediatric dentistry at UConn Health Center. He practiced pediatric dentistry for four years before he earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He completed a fellowship at the University of Kentucky in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) and the use of dental appliances in sleep apnea.
His practice is one of only three in Connecticut to offer Suresmile, which uses advanced 3-D imaging and robotic technology to help reduce time in braces by up to 33 percent. He is also a Premier Preferred Provider of both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, which use clear aligners to align teeth and improve bites. His practice participates in 189Braces.com, a plan to help families get braces for their child for just $189 per month. “Not only are we changing their smiles,” he says. “We are changing their lives.”
Practice: Team Demas Orthodontics
Dental School: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists
Northeast Society of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Schulman Study Group
Other Office Locations: 690 Main St. S., Woodbury; (203) 263-4955