Dr. Rakesh Kumar, DDS
Dr.Kumar is an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate. He completed a one-year internship and one-year GPR residency where he had extensive exposure to various surgical dental procedures. He also received international recognition as an honors student from Pierre Fauchard Academy for his contribution to the dental community with research and community services. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University, College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in Implant Dentistry, and has been practicing in Connecticut for the last 11 years. Dr. Kumar calls a beautiful Farmington Valley home and resides in Avon, CT with his wife and three children.
Dr. Kumar along with his dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional dental care in a comfortable environment for his patients. Unlike many restorative dentists, Dr. Kumar performs many fabrication steps himself e.g. creation of the temporary restorations. Even with temporary restorations, Dr. Kumar takes great care to create a result that is highly aesthetic and functional. Dr. Kumar believes in putting time and thought into every step of his patient’s treatment which leads to a superior final result. Dr. Kumar’s patients appreciate this dedication of time and effort.
The Importance of Communication
Dr. Kumar believes in process of co-diagnosis which means that his patients are well-informed in their dental conditions and participate in their treatment decisions. He encourages questions from his new and existing patients and sees himself as a patient educator. Your satisfaction is Dr. Kumar’s top priority. Dr. Kumar and his team get most of their new patients by word of mouth.
Following dental school, Dr. Kumar completed a one-year residency which provided him with extensive training in surgical and implant dentistry, complex restorative dentistry, and management of medically compromised patients.
Dr. Kumar is very active in the dental community and is a past member of the American Dental Association, Connecticut state dental association, Hartford dental society, and Massachusetts dental society. He is a current member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of GP Orthodontics. He is also active in the local study club of spear education where a group of local dentists meet monthly and discuss complex cases and learn from each other.
Dr. Kumar is dedicated to staying current with the fast-paced ever-changing world of dentistry. He is always keen to learn new technologies and products. He enjoys going to numerous continuing education courses to stay current in dentistry. A list of his continuing education and achievements is available on his downloadable bio here.
When Dr. Kumar is not serving patients, he enjoys time with his and his three children. He enjoys playing squash, tennis, cooking, cricket, marvel movies and likes to go on hikes with his children. He recently started playing squash with his friends.
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