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.
COMMERCE PARK CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS has been providing superior dental care for kids and adolescents for the past 30 years. They offer a full range of dental services, from preventative and restorative dental care to braces. The team of enthusiastic pediatric dentists, orthodontists and staff are excited about caring for their patients and promoting dental health. They are committed to providing a comfortable “dental home” for all children, especially those with special needs, where they can receive first-rate dentistry in a warm, loving environment. They strive to make the dental office fun for kids by providing video games, TVs, contests, prizes and rewards. Every kid-friendly detail has been thought of to help make visiting the dentist a positive experience. The offices are conveniently located in Bridgeport and Huntington. They’re open six days a week with early morning and evening hours available.
The founder, DR. LAWRENCE DINKES, (right) created the practice in 1983 with a mission to create a dental practice entirely different from those he experienced while growing up: to “treat people right,” with sensitivity and respect for their concerns and fears, and the use of the most cutting-edge technologies and methods to achieve life long dental health. He received his B.A. in organic chemistry from SUNY at Binghamton and his D.D.S. from the NYU College of Dentistry. He completed his postgraduate training in general and pediatric dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
DR. ANDREW SPADINGER (left) studied biochemistry at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. He earned his D.D.S. from SUNY at Buffalo and his Pediatric Dentistry Certificate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has vast experience in treating sports-related trauma, including reimplanting teeth, and has implemented a program to make mouth guards available to children in all sports.
Practice: Commerce Park Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics, LLC
Other Office Locations: 27 Huntington Plaza, Huntington; (203) 926-9929