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. James Robson knows what it is like to have a smile that is less than beautiful. As a middle school student, his orthodontist straightened his “horribly crooked teeth,” and inspired him to pursue a career in dentistry in the process. He studied at the University of Colorado and earned his D.D.S. from Northwestern University Dental School. He practiced dentistry for five years in the U.S. Navy and earned the Navy’s distinction of “Top Dentist.” He has participated in humanitarian trips to the South Pacific and the Give Kids A Smile program.
With that background and experience, he is comfortable treating patients with all types of dental needs. “I can give them back something they’ve lost—from a single tooth to an entire smile.” One of the most important aspects of Dr. Robson’s work is creating treatment plans for each patient, and he says that his membership in the Southeastern Connecticut Study Club, a small group of general dentists and specialists who share their knowledge and experience, helps him come up with the best plan of action. “No matter how big a problem is,” he says, “there’s at least one solution.”
Practice: Robson Dentistry by the Lake
Dental School: Northwestern University Dental School
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
New London County Dental Society (past president)
Southeastern Connecticut Study Club