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.
MARK C. FLETCHER and STUART E. LIEBLICH offer both office-based and hospital-based surgical procedures. The practice has many years of experience in the treatment of patients of all ages. Both doctors are board-certified and have been published widely in scientific journals and textbooks.
Dr. Mark C. Fletcher (left) graduated from Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and received his M.D. magna cum laude from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed a general practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a general surgery internship and oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He teaches at the UConn School of Dental Medicine and is the oral and maxillofacial surgery educational coordinator at Hartford Hospital.
Dr. Stuart E. Lieblich (right) graduated from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with the highest honors and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Kings County/Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. An associate clinical professor at UConn School of Dental Medicine, he received grants to study wound healing, synthetic bone-reconstruction materials and the use of implants in the jaws. He served as president of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
The group performs dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology and minimally invasive snoring procedures. Drs. Fletcher and Lieblich are affiliated with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. As members of Hartford Hospital’s maxillofacial trauma team, they have extensive experience in performing complex reconstructive surgeries for patients with severe injuries to the face and jaw. Their office-based procedures can be comfortably performed with sedation/anesthesia. They utilize the latest 3-D imaging and closely coordinate care with patients’ referring dentists.
Practice: Avon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, LLP
Dental School: University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Fellow)
American Dental Association
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (Fellow)
American College of Dentists
International College of Dentists