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. James Robson knows first-hand what it is like to have a smile that is less than beautiful. As a middle school student, his orthodontist straightened his “horribly crooked teeth,” and inspired him to study dentistry. He studied at the University of Colorado and earned his D.D.S. from Northwestern University Dental School. He practiced dentistry for five years in the Navy and was named “Top Dentist” there. He participated in humanitarian trips to the South Pacific and the Give Kids A Smile program.
“I can give them back something that they have been missing from restoring a single tooth to an entire smile,” he says. No matter how big a problem is, there’s got to be at least one solution.” He uses VisiLite® screening for early detection of oral cancer and offers the Wand® STA (single-tooth anesthesia system) as an alternative to painful injections.
Practice: Robson Dentistry by the Lake
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
New London County Dental Society (past president)
Southeastern Connecticut Study Group
Dental School: Northwestern University Dental School