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. Marianne Urbanski graduated cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., where she received a B.A. in biology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Masters of Dental Science from the UConn School of Dental Medicine. She completed a general dentistry residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. She taught periodontics at UConn School of Dental Medicine in Farmington and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Urbanski is one of the few periodontists who uses Cone Beam Computed Tomography for computer-guided surgical procedures such as bone and soft tissue grafting and placement of dental implants. It helps her become familiar with all the bone and soft tissue beforehand and can streamline procedures to less than an hour. She strives to reduce anxiety in patients not just for their comfort, but for optimal healing. She is the author of the book, Mind and Medicine: In Harmony for Healing, which combines medical research and heartwarming patient stories.
Dental School: UConn School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: Academy of Osseointegration
Connecticut Society of Periodontics
Congress of Oral Implantologists
American Dental Association
Academy of Periodontology
Connecticut State Dental Association