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DRS. LAWRENCE CHRISTIAN, BRUCE NGHIEM and MICHAEL CHRISTIAN are the three principals at The Center for Dental Excellence. They provide a wide range of services, but specialize in implants, reconstruction and esthetics.

DR. LAWRENCE CHRISTIAN earned his dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He completed an intensive hospital-based residency in general dentistry at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is the general dentist in the practice, but also does CEREC imaging and restorations. He uses single tooth anesthesia for less painful injections. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, Connecticut State Dental Association, and Hartford Dental Society.

DR. BRUCE NGHIEM graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed his residency in general dentistry at UConn School of Dental Medicine. He further trained in a rigorous program in prosthodontics at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry. He is passionate about full mouth reconstruction and complex esthetic dentistry, consisting of implant treatments, veneers and crowns. He receives numerous referrals from patients as well as other dentists. Dr. Nghiem lectures at study clubs in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. 

DR. MICHAEL CHRISTIAN is also a prosthodontist. He earned his dental degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where he was given numerous awards for prosthodontics, restorative and implant dentistry. He completed a three-year specialty residency in prosthodontics at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago. He is one of the few dentists in Connecticut to have completed a residency in a formal academic setting to perform all aspects of implant dentistry including surgical placement and prosthetic restoration. A diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, he welcomes challenging cases where people have worn down their teeth, missing teeth, or have demanding esthetic concerns.


625 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury • (860) 658-1991 

14 Brace Rd., West Hartford • (860) 521-7129

98 West St., Litchfield • (860) 567-8684

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