Meet the Doctor
Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD
Dr. Thomas Peltzer is nationally known as an expert in the field of sedation dentistry and dental anesthesia. As Connecticut’s premier sedation dentist, Dr. Peltzer is honored to be a member of the prestigious American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and attends hundreds of hours of additional Advanced Anesthesia Continuing Education per year to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in sedation dentistry. He also demonstrates his commitment to patient comfort as a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and regularly attends advanced continuing education quarterly meetings.
A Plainville native, Dr. Thomas Peltzer began his higher education at Brown University, graduating summa cum laude at the top of his class. He went on to attend the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. After graduation from dental school, he served on the clinical faculty there for several years. While a faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and the UConn School of Medicine, Dr. Peltzer was simultaneously establishing his practice in Plainville, CT.
After having a bad experience with dentistry as a child, Dr. Peltzer has had a passion to make the experiences of dental patients comfortable and positive. That passion has driven him to go above and beyond what is required, by completing advanced training and pursuing continuing education in the fields of anesthesia and sedation dentistry. He has the distinct honor of having achieved a Fellowship in Dental Anesthesiology through Solis Surgical Arts Center sponsored by the faculty of the University of Southern California. This unique achievement makes Dr. Peltzer one of the most highly trained and skilled sedation dentists and dentist anesthesiologists in Connecticut.
In his 35 years of dental and educational experience, Dr. Peltzer has benefited from working with and learning from some of the leading dentists in the country. He has applied what he has learned from fellow professionals and extensive continuing education in order to bring the best in cutting-edge technology and dental techniques to his own practice. He is also eager to share what he has learned with other professionals. Dr. Peltzer publishes articles in the Clinician’s Report International Monthly Newsletter.
During his career, Dr. Peltzer has participated in thousands of hours of advanced continuing education courses to continuously update his skills and knowledge in this fast-changing and exciting field.
For the last fifteen years, Dr. Peltzer has had the distinct honor of being one of only a handful of dentists throughout the world to have been selected to practice as a member of the International Research Group known as Clinical Research Associates (CRA), based in Provo, Utah. Dr. Peltzer is honored to serve as a member of The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology as well as the prestigious Academy of Laser Dentistry. In this position, Dr. Peltzer is involved in developing and testing new advancements in dentistry. The information gained from this work is used by dentists and health agencies throughout the world, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.
The Consumers’ Research Council of America chose Dr. Thomas Peltzer as one of America’s Top Dentists in 2011, 2012, and 2013 for Dental Excellence.
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