Fairfield CT Dentist Chairs State Dental Association Board of Peer Review
Dr. Salvatore Pizzino Promotes Proactive Approach to Dental Health
Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) June 08, 2012
Salvatore Pizzino, D.D.S., a Fairfield Connecticut dentist, has been appointed chairman of the Connecticut State Dental Association’s Board of Peer Review. The board oversees the local component societies throughout the state in handling peer review cases. Dr. Pizzino has been the District II representative to the Connecticut State Board Peer Review since 1999.
Dr. Pizzino has been in practice in Southport since 1996. He says his approach goes beyond just dealing with patients’ problems as they arise. “We try to get people healthy and make them part of our family,” he explains. “The philosophy of our practice is to take a more preventative than reactive approach to dental health. It’s less expensive and less painful for the patient that way.”
As an example, Dr. Pizzino notes that overcrowded teeth can contribute to periodontal disease, a gum disease that is receiving more attention from dentists, in part because it has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. “Eight out of ten people have some form of periodontal problems in their mouth and they don’t even know it,” Dr. Pizzino notes, adding that corrective orthodontic treatment, which can be achieved by Invisalign or traditional braces, can help prevent the risks associated with periodontal disease and improve the patient’s appearance.
Dr. Pizzino is a graduate of New York University, College of Dentistry and completed a chief residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was also a ten-year clinical professor until 2006. In addition to being a past president of the Bridgeport Dental Association, Dr. Pizzino also holds a fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Functional Orthodontics and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is presently pursuing his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry and is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider.
About Southport Family Dental (http://www.southportfamilydental.com)
Southport Family Dental is a Fairfield County practice dedicated to making its patients feel comfortable while providing them with quality dental services in a relaxed, modern and caring environment. Dr. Salvatore Pizzino and his associates are passionate about giving patients new reasons to smile by focusing on the long-term health of their teeth and mouths and the aesthetic beauty of their smiles. From routine exams, cleanings and fillings to Invisalign, restorative work and cosmetic services, the entire staff at Southport Family Dental aims to exceed the expectations of their patients at every visit by taking the time to listen to their needs and never compromising on quality.
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