We are proud to have an on-staff periodontist, Dr. Steven Meltzer. He uses his advanced training, experience, and expertise to help our patients battle gum disease and enjoy the manifold benefits of dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about his background and accomplishments.
Dr. Meltzer attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs from 1970 to 1974. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was accepted for membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine (Farmington) in 1978. Dr. Meltzer completed his residency in Periodontics from 1978 to 1980 at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where he received his certification in periodontology. He served as chief resident there from 1979 to 1980.
Dr. Meltzer has been in private practice since 1980. Since he began his career, he has continued to attend dental education courses given by the American Academy of Periodontology in all phases of periodontal and implant treatment. Dr. Meltzer has attended courses and is certified in the Straumann ITI, Nobel Biocare, and 31 implant systems. He has also completed courses in advanced bone regeneration techniques.
Dr. Meltzer maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Hartford Dental Society, and the Connecticut Society of Periodontists.
Dr. Meltzer resides in Avon with his wife, Susan. He has three children and two grandchildren. His daughter Sari lives and works in Atlanta, and his son Patrick and daughter Kristina work in business-related fields. Dr. Meltzer is retired from the First Company of Governors Horse Guards for the state of Connecticut, where he served as Captain, Executive Officer. When he is not relaxing with his wife and bichon, he can be found riding horses through the trails of Avon or practicing his skills on a golf course.