Dentistry Practitioners in Connecticut

Farmington (194)New Haven (167)Stamford (167)Hartford (130)Norwalk (116)
Danbury (104)Waterbury (95)Fairfield (94)Bridgeport (91)West Hartford (90)Manchester (81)Stratford (54)Middletown (52)Hamden (50)Milford (47)Meriden (45)Glastonbury (44)Groton (42)Bristol (41)Westport (41)Trumbull (40)Newington (38)New Britain (38)West Haven (37)Torrington (37)Enfield (37)Shelton (36)Greenwich (36)Norwich (33)Rocky Hill (33)Wethersfield (33)Avon (32)East Hartford (32)Windsor (31)Wallingford (30)Branford (29)Brookfield (27)Southington (27)South Windsor (26)Old Saybrook (25)Ridgefield (24)North Haven (24)New London (24)Newtown (23)Willimantic (22)Cheshire (21)Madison (21)Waterford (20)Orange (20)Bloomfield (19)Cromwell (18)Vernon Rockville (18)East Haven (17)Guilford (17)Wilton (17)New Milford (17)Putnam (17)Southbury (17)Simsbury (16)Cos Cob (16)Plainville (15)Vernon (15)New Canaan (13)Clinton (12)Darien (12)Monroe (12)Derby (12)Bethel (12)Uncasville (12)Berlin (12)Naugatuck (11)East Lyme (11)Old Greenwich (11)Mystic (11)Suffield (10)Wolcott (10)Canton (10)Middlebury (10)Portland (10)Seymour (9)Granby (9)East Windsor (9)Plantsville (9)Woodbury (9)Centerbrook (8)Southport (8)Ansonia (7)Prospect (7)Winsted (7)Windsor Locks (7)Colchester (7)Storrs Mansfield (7)Plainfield (6)Sharon (6)New Fairfield (6)Dayville (6)Watertown (6)Hebron (6)Litchfield (6)Tolland (6)Riverside (6)Woodbridge (6)Ellington (5)Mansfield Center (5)Essex (5)East Hampton (5)Marlborough (5)Brooklyn (5)Oxford (4)Unionville (4)Gales Ferry (4)Terryville (4)Kensington (4)Thomaston (4)Durham (4)Lisbon (4)Niantic (4)North Branford (4)Canaan (4)Huntington (4)Old Lyme (4)Somers (3)Coventry (3)Pawcatuck (3)Kent (3)Ledyard (3)Northford (3)Danielson (3)West Simsbury (3)Bolton (3)Westbrook (3)Jewett City (3)

Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 3304 specialists practicing Dentistry in Connecticut with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 36 hospitals in Connecticut with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut Children's - Hartford and Danbury Hospital.

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