For 2014, 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 470 completed questionnaires (nearly 17 percent), a very good return rate for a survey like this. 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. SUSAN LEVINE is passionate about all aspects of dentistry. Since graduating from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, she has been continuing to learn about the newest advances at the Dawson Center for Dental Education in Florida, The Center for Professional Development and Spear Institute (both in Arizona), and at Tufts, Boston and New York universities. She specializes in general and complex restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. She has volunteered extensively overseas and with the Connecticut Mission of Mercy.
“We are not a drill/fill/bill practice,” says Dr. Levine. Her practice is “very relationship driven,” and patients are amazed at the amount of one-on-one attention she gives them to discuss their goals so that they can have their teeth for a lifetime. “I stand behind by my work,” she says. “I’m the expert…I know what fits.” She is proud to say of her patients, “They trust me personally. They trust me professionally. They know I have their best interests at heart.”
Practice: DR. SUSAN LEVINE GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Dental School: University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Connecticut State Dental Association
Fairfield County Study Club
Spear Education Study Club