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Our Doctors

Stephen H. Mason, DMD

Shephen H. Mason DMD Dentist in BloomfieldDr. Stephen H. Mason is a founding dentist and partner at Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield. With 47 years of dental experience, he has the knowledge and skill to offer numerous specialized dental procedures. As one of the founding members of the practice, Dr. Mason has offered outstanding dental care in our office since day one, 45 years ago.

Dr. Mason knew he wanted to be a dentist when he was 15 years old, and he worked diligently to make that dream a reality. Dr.  Mason earned his undergraduate degree from Wilkes-College and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry. Dr. Mason has certification in three types of dental implant procedures, E4D digital dentistry and has years of experience and training to treat bruxism, TMD, and TMJ.

When he’s not busy doing what he loves—putting a smile on your face—he enjoys spending time golfing, enjoying the beach, and boating with friends and family. He and his wife, Barbara, have three wonderful children, and six grandchildren. He is also proud to say that one of his children, Dr. Jonathan Mason, has followed in his footsteps joining the dental field in 2007.  He owns a dental practice in Vermont.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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Steven L. Meltzer, DMD

Steven L. Meltzer, DMD dentist in Bloomfield
Dr. Meltzer attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs from 1970-74. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was accepted for membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity. He received his DMD degree from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine (located in Farmington) in 1978. Dr. Meltzer attended a residency in Periodontics from 1978-80 at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where he received his certification in Periodontology. He served as Chief Resident from 1979-80.

In private practice since 1980, Dr. Meltzer continues 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, attended courses in advanced bone regeneration techniques.

“Our goal at Family Dental Practice is to provide State-of-the-Art, periodontal and implant care.” With the techniques and procedures available today, we can repair the damage of the past, restore health, function, and esthetics. Your comfort is our concern, from local anesthetic (Novocain) to unconscious sedation (being asleep) fear of dental procedures is a thing of the past. Even the most complex procedures can be completed with comfort.

Dr. Meltzer is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Hartford Dental Society, and the Connecticut Society of Periodontists.

Dr. Meltzer lives in Avon with his wife Susan. He has three children and 2 grandchildren. His daughter Sari lives and works in Atlanta. 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 not relaxing with his wife and Bichon, he can be found riding horses through the trails of Avon and golfing.

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Jeffrey R. Morris, DMD

Jeffrey R. Morris, DMD Bloomfield DentistDr. Jeffrey R. Morris is a founding dentist and partner at Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield. He has been practicing dentistry since 1971. After a dental residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Morris helped to establish Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield. His years of experience, genuine love of dentistry, and dedication to lifelong learning are all part of the reason patients from Bloomfield and beyond choose us for their dental care.

Dr. Morris earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dentistry. In addition to his general dentistry education, Dr. Morris worked with the Columbia University periodontal program and has a solid understanding of gum tissue function, concerns, and diseases. He put this to good use while training in dental implantology. Dr. Morris is passionate about continuing education and is always learning something new. He’s received E4D digital dentistry training and is a certified Invisalign® provider. Dr. Morris loves building lasting relationships with his patients based on trust and understanding. That’s why he continues to learn all he can about innovations in dental technology.

Outside the office, this Brooklyn, NY, native stays busy. He and his wife, Sue, have three children and six grandchildren who live across the US. Visiting his children and grandchildren in Texas and New York City is one of the ways he spends his free time. A sponsor of the Special Olympics, he also spends a good deal of time with his youngest daughter, a special Olympian who lives and works in Hartford, CT. Dr. Morris loves spending time golfing, playing bridge, boating, or just sitting back and enjoying time with his family and friends.

Organizational Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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Ankur Jhaveri, DMD

Ankur Jhaveri, DMD Bloomfield DentistDr. Ankur Jhaveri is the newest member of the team at Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield. Dr. Jhaveri earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Richmond. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed a yearlong general dentistry residency with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jhaveri joined the practice directly following the completion of his residency in 2012 and is already proving himself to be a valuable member of the team.

In just under three years, Dr. Jhaveri has participated in continuing education in cosmetic dentistry, digital radiography, oral surgery and more. He is dedicated to treating patients respectfully, and listening to their oral health goals. As he gains experience in general dentistry, he shows a unique aptitude for patient care, and will help you meet any smile goal.

In his spare time, Dr. Jhaveri enjoys giving back to his community. He helps adults preparing to take high school equivalency, provides dental care for underserved populations, and volunteers with numerous community organizations. Dr. Jhaveri loves watching CONN Basketball and playing tennis with friends and family. He also has a hidden talent. Dr. Jhaveri is a trumpeter and enjoys playing both jazz and traditional orchestral styles of music.

Organizational Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Hartford Dental Society

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