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DR. PHILLIP DeJESUS received his B.S. in biology from Fordham University. After earning his dental degree from SUNY Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, he did his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, one of the nation’s largest and most demanding dental residency programs. There he served as chief resident and attending dentist and taught new students for five years. He also completed a fellowship in implantology at New York University College of Dentistry. He received his Mastership status from the Academy of General Dentistry, a status that only one percent of general dentists achieve. “I am still a student of the profession,” he says, and “will always be a student” and plans to return to teaching dental students in the future. Recently, he was named one of America’s Top Dentists by the National Consumer Advisory Board.

His practice, DeJesus Dental Group, is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. It is a one-stop shop for all dental services, including general dentistry for adults and children, orthodontics, cosmetic work, implants, and sleep apnea. He uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques including soft tissue laser equipment for surgery and 3D Cone Beam for safety and precision in placing implants. “If there’s a quicker, more convenient, less traumatic way to do [it],” he says, he and his other providers will use it. They offer a new form of cosmetic imaging, which allows patients to see almost right away the way their smiles will change after treatment. Dr. DeJesus is also investing in digital scanning of the teeth, which can eliminate the need for traditional dental impressions. He and his team are working with doctors who specialize in sleep medicine to provide accurate diagnostic modalities to pinpoint the cause of sleep apnea and to fashion oral appliances to replace cumbersome and uncomfortable CPAP devices.

Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Dr. DeJesus is deeply involved in youth sports and in the community to teach kids how to protect their teeth while competing in sports and providing mouth guards for many high schools and little leagues in Fairfield County.

Dental School: Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

Professional affiliations: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Bridgeport Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

DeJESUS DENTAL GROUP

4131 Main St., Bridgeport • (203) 372-1220

770 River Rd., Shelton • (203) 378-9737

dejesusdental.com

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