After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completing a fellowship program at Yale University, Dr. Ross A. Kaplan began to practice in Hamden. That was 1992, and he's been improving the smiles of local smiling people ever since. He carries on a legacy of expert dentistry that his father, Dr. Laurence Kaplan, began as a dentist back in 1962. Although the practice goes way back, they've kept up to date on the latest of dental technologies, including digital x-rays, a massaging dental chair, invisible orthodontics, and light-activated teeth-whitening treatments.
The staff of dentists and hygienists at Tunxis Hill Dental cares about the health of teeth, as well as their external appearance. In addition to preventative services such as x-rays, exams, and fluoride treatments, they also offer cosmetic services such as Invisalign teeth aligners, whitening, and veneers.
With an emphasis on preventive dental care, Michael Nocerino, DDS welcomes patients for general and cosmetic dentistry. During initial visits, he and his staff establish patient relationships, discussing medical history and concerns. Then they recommend the correct course of action, offering services such as exams, x-rays, cleanings, extractions, dentures, whitening, and implants.
Dr. Caroline A. Shenker doesn't measure her success by the number of patients she sees or the number of treatments she performs—she measures it in the number of confident smiles that walk out of the office every day. To meet her own demanding smile quota, she wields some of the latest technology and techniques during traditional and cosmetic dental treatments, including cleanings, crown and implant installations, and state-of-the-art whitening procedures.
When she isn't at her practice, she can sometimes be found in local grade schools teaching children about proper oral hygiene, the importance of dental health, and hexes that keep overzealous tooth fairies at bay.
James C Dow, DMD, specializes in whitening treatments, veneers, and implants, which can replace teeth wagered during poker games. He keeps abreast of the latest developments in dental technology, investigating mouths with an intraoral camera, soothing nerves with sedation before long or complex procedures, and taking digital x-rays that yield more detailed pictures of molars.
The dentists at West Avenue Dental strive not only to improve patients' oral health, but also to teach them to maintain their glowing smiles at home. An initial exam—cleaning, x-rays, and charting—helps dentists diagnose any issues and plan the proper treatment. They provide several preventive and reparative treatments, including extractions, sealants, root canals, and dentures. They also enhance the appearance of teeth with whitening and Invisalign straightening.
At Southington Dentistry, Drs. Neil Salesky and Michael Reisman convince adults and children that dentist visits are an opportunity to unwind. Many of their patients barely feel their services due to advances in oral sedation—a pill that induces a conscious state of relaxation—and drill-less dentistry, which employs air abrasion in place of intimidating tools during some filling procedures. Patients further relax with provided headphones and listen to music or watch television while the dentists, who prioritize gentleness and a cheery bedside manner, tend to their teeth. The dentists' caring nature even extends outside the office. As they address medical and cosmetic concerns, they simultaneously help animals in need—10% of all their hygiene profits go toward animal rescue groups and denture fittings for birds who hope to smile.