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. George Mantikas earned a B.S. in biology from St. John’s University with dual minors in chemistry and business, and graduated with honors from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass. He is a mentor at UConn School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Mantikas believes that “dental health is an indicator of overall health,” and is proud that “Tufts is on the forefront” of getting medical doctors and dentists to work together to achieve excellent overall health, which includes maintaining healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Since he opened his general dentistry practice in East Hampton 22 years ago, he has remained on the cutting edge of dentistry and educating patients. He provides optimal, comprehensive dentistry in a friendly environment that utilizes proven technology, including newer generation digital x-rays and hard and soft tissue lasers. He is completely up-to-date on cosmetic and implant techniques and procedures because, he says, “patients deserve the best possible treatments out there.”
Practice: George M. Mantikas, D.M.D.
Dental School: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association
Connecticut State Dental Association
American Endodontic Society
National Society of Dental Practitioners
Academy of General Dentists