Pleasant Dental is a Newtown-based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers, and more.
We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As local dentists, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Dennis TeeKing and Dr. James E. Pucci and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-0500 and experience why our patients think Pleasant Dental is the best dentist in Newtown.
Dr. Dennis TeeKing, DMD, MAGD
Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Dennis TeeKing has practiced general dentistry at Pleasant Dental since 1996. He practices all aspects of dentistry including children’s dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, root canals, crown and implants. Cosmetic dentistry is the foundation of his practice. All treatment is performed in a warm and friendly environment with the strictest infection control standards. His personal philosophy of dentistry is to deliver the best possible dental care while making the experience as pleasant as possible.
Dr. TeeKing received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College and his Doctor Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He graduated with honors in crown and bridge. Dr. TeeKing completed a residency in general dentistry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. Dr. TeeKing has furthered his education by achieving the level of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). This is a distinction awarded to less than 1% of the dentists in the United States. As a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. TeeKing has taken over 2000 hours of continuing education and passed a comprehensive 400 question rigorous exam. He has studied 16 disciplines in dentistry, including periodontics, orthodontics, obstructive sleep apnea and implants.
As an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. TeeKing has committed to remaining current with what is new in dentistry and incorporates the latest techniques into his practice while providing the finest care in family and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. TeeKing enjoys staying active and can be found on the sidelines of the Newtown youth soccer fields and in the stands of the local hockey rinks.
James Pucci, DMD
Dr. James E. Pucci graduated from Yale University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology. In 1991, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In that same year, Dr. Pucci entered a specialized residency program in periodontology and implantology. He graduated from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1993 where he received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in periodontology.
Dr. Pucci limits his practice to periodontics with specialized services in surgical implant dentistry. As a periodontist, Dr. Pucci has been specially trained in both surgical and non-surgical procedures to eliminate gum diseases, soft tissue grafting procedures to correct gum recession and root sensitivity, and bone grafting procedures that enhance the amount of bone support around teeth. His training also includes bone regeneration procedures to enhance the amount of bone in areas of the jaw where there are missing teeth. As an implantologist, Dr. Pucci is certified in 7 different implant systems and has been placing dental implants for the past 25 years. Dr. Pucci prides himself on the ability to deliver the highest quality of care with a light touch and a gentle, caring bedside manner.
Dr. Pucci is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. He also gained membership into the American Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Oral Implantology, and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He served on the Insurance Council of the Connecticut State Dental Association. Dr. Pucci also served as an adjunct professor for the University of New Haven Dental hygiene program where he teaches DH327 Periodontology.
Dr. Pucci and his wife Elaine reside in North Haven, along with their two children Sarah-Jane and James Charles.