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. RICHARD SMITH’S practice uses state-of-the-art technology as part of his mission to deliver superior care to his patients. He was the first Connecticut dentist to use 3M’s digital impression equipment and techniques and is a materials and products tester for 3M and Dental Products Shopper. He values the trust of his patients, who come from out of state as well as throughout Connecticut to see him. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive care, addressing each patient’s concerns and providing individualized treatment plans. Dr. Smith’s entire dental team is comprised of friendly, knowledgeable people who are dedicated to making every patient feel comfortable and relaxed.
Dr. Smith earned his B.S. from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1987. He worked at the National Institute of Dental Research, a division of NIH, and served in the U.S. Public Health Service. He is a clinical instructor at the UConn School of Dental Medicine and will receive a Mastership in 2014 from the AGD. He practices restorative, rehabilitative and cosmetic dentistry.
Dental School: Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association
Connecticut State Dental Association
Waterbury Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantologists