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. DAVID STEBBINS GRADUATED FROM AMHERST COLLEGE with a B.A. in biology and earned his doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He completed his residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and has been practicing in Norwalk since 1986. In January 2010, he opened a solo general and family practice with state-of-the-art equipment to provide patients with superior clinical care in a bright, spacious, comfortable high-tech office with a beautiful, relaxing view of the Norwalk River.
Dr. Stebbins treats all age groups with the goal of providing pain-free, minimally invasive dentistry with the latest clinically proven materials and techniques. He notes that advances have made treatment much easier for patients. He uses exciting CAD/CAM technology which combines digital impressions and in-office milling to provide high-quality crowns in a single visit. In light of ongoing research that links oral health, in particular, gum disease, to cardiac disease and other body systems, he teaches patients the importance of achieving optimal oral health.
Practice: David R. Stebbins, D.M.D.
Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Connecticut State Dental Association
Greater Norwalk Dental Society
Fairfield County Implant Study Club
Spear Study Club
Dental School: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine