Hear from Our Patients!│Gentle Dental Care│Plainsville, CT


At Gentle Dental Care, we not only practice excellent dentistry every day – we also focus our attention on our patients, dedicating ourselves to giving our friends and neighbors the most positive dental experiences they have ever had.

It is so rewarding to hear that we have made a difference in the lives of those who trust us with their oral health care. Transforming smiles, putting anxious patients at ease, relieving pain and embarrassment, and restoring confidence are all important parts of what we do.

If you would like to hear from some of our patients about their experiences and results with Dr. Thomas Peltzer and our staff, please click on and read the testimonials below.

To make an appointment for your own positive dental experience, please call 860-479-2397, or use our online form to contact us.

  • His team is wonderful and knowledgable. I feel like I’m in good hands. My sedation appointment went very well. Dr. Peltzer is a great dentist.

    Jode Kazlauskas , Farmington, CT
  • I broke my tooth and had to visit the doctor as soon as possible. The doctor sedated my and performed the implant. I woke up, it was done and I did not feel anything. It was great.

    Victor Padolko , Plainville, CT
  • The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. I had a lot of dental work and sedation made it possible to get through it. Thank you!!

    Catherine Lewis , Meriden, CT
  • Staff is terrific, kind, understanding – woke up all done. Only way to go – no pain. Saves time, a lot done in one visit.

    C. Deegan ,
  • Everyone here is so friendly and understanding.

    Shannon Ciccaglione , Coventry, CT
  • The staff was so nice and considerate to the way that I was feeling. After the sedation I didn’t remember a thing and the pain was gone. It was the best feeling. The staff is amazing!

    Kirsten Carter , Terryville, CT
  • Sedation was a wonderful experience. Dr. Peltzer and his staff were very understanding and attentive.

    Pam Spielman , Winsted, CT
  • My experience at Dr. Peltzer’s was great. I had always been afraid and allowed my fear to get the better of me. Because of the sedation I was able to have the work done and can actually smile again without being self-conscious. Great staff and I’m very happy to have Dr. Peltzer be my dentist.

    Johanne Griffith ,
  • This visit to Dr. Peltzer has allowed me to get the surgery needed for my implants and temporary plate. All I remember was receiving the IV and then waking up slowly. A week later my plate was fitted and feels comfortable.

    Philip Houle , Southington, CT
  • The procedure went smoothly, I had no pain during the procedure or afterward. The staff were patient and caring and I would certainly recommend sedation dentistry to any other person who has issues with novocaine or fear of dental visits.

    Brianna J. Lewoe ,
  • If you’re afraid, you only have to be afraid once! Getting everything done is the way to go!

    Lynn K. Roy ,
  • Before coming here I was scared to even come in. After talking to him I felt much better. The day of my surgery I came in and still don’t remember! No pain afterwards too!! I’m definitely coming back!!

    Marcos Ventura , Meriden, CT
  • It was a positive experience. I didn’t feel embarrassed because I avoided the dentist.

    Peter Arens ,
  • His whole team made me feel relaxed and comfortable. The sedation dentistry went very well and was pain free, even afterward. I appreciate all the kindness the staff have shown me and fully recommend Dr. Peltzer and his team.

    Devon Boardman , Bristol, CT
  • I came to see Dr. Peltzer because of a broken tooth. I needed a root canal, two crowns, and two cavities filled. Sedation was the only way I wanted this done. All in one day! It was a breeze. I only wish I hadn’t waited so long. I waited 8 years because I didn’t have dental insurance, I should not have waited.

    Lynn Clemente , Southington, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his team were straight-forward and honest about the effects of my root canal procedure. I did not feel rushed during this experience.

    Jonathan B. ,
  • I had a very good experience. Dr. Peltzer called me later on that day to check up on me, made me feel really good. Dr. Peltzer really cares about his patients not the $$.

    E. Roberts , Derby, CT
  • My personal experience was great. The staff have all been exceptionally friendly, helpful and understanding. I developed social anxiety from the condition of my mouth and it is great that I can finally smile and talk without the paranoia of my teeth. I wish I had come here sooner.

    Jason Riccitelli , Meriden, CT
  • From the first visit, they were good to me. They never did more than I could handle, they explained everything to me before doing it.

    Danielle McGrath , Bristol, CT
  • It made the anxiety I had not a problem. I will continue to come to Dr. Peltzer in the future.

    Steve K. , Bristol, CT
  • They all take their time to make sure you are comfortable and know what is going to happen next. They welcome all questions and concerns and address them kindly. The whole process has been wonderful and I would not hesitate to continue all my dental care with Dr. Peltzer and his team.

    Gretchen Preiman , Naugatuck, CT
  • The team is compassionate, they listened to me, they’re friendly. I’m very satisfied with everything. Didn’t feel a thing when I woke up. I was very pleased with Dr. Peltzer, he was very gentle with me.

    Cheryl Jenner ,
  • Everything went great! I smile all the time now! 🙂

    Keith S. Knight , Jewett City, CT
  • Anxiety problems have kept me from the dentist for years. I hadn’t had a meal in years without feeling severe anxiety about my teeth. I rarely smiled without embarrassment, even for my loved ones. I can’t describe how good it feels to be on the road to recovery. Dental problems rob you of some of the simple joys in life, and it is good to get those things back!

    Thomas Rotchford , West Hartford, CT
  • They were very understanding of my needs and gave me all the information. Good and bad. I don’t remember a thing about my procedure, so it was great!

    Virginia Goodfield , Bristol, CT
  • The entire staff was helpful and made the visit relaxing and comfortable. Dr. Peltzer did a fantastic job.

    Brian K. Taylor , Southington, CT
  • It was a great experience. Pain free.

    Alexander Tulalro , Wolcott, CT
  • Everything went smoothly. Reduced my fears moving forward! 🙂

    John Schneider , Cheshire, CT
  • They all made me feel very relaxed

    C.L. , Meriden, CT
  • Overall good experience, confident in the doctor’s skill in getting my dental health up to par.

    Paul T. , Waterbury, CT
  • I needed a tooth removed and a root canal, I was sedated and felt no pain. I would recommend Dr. Peltzer any day!

    Diane P. , New Britain, CT
  • IV sedation was great. No gripping the chair with my hands and holding my breath. I felt no pain!

    Janice S. , Plainville, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his team made me feel very comfortable even though I was TERRIFIED. I would totally recommend Dr. Peltzer to people who are afraid of going to the dentist.

    D. Giucastro , CT
  • I had been seeing another dentist but couldn’t stand the idea of having the needed work done with Novocaine. Dr. Peltzer was awesome! I had no pre-surgery anxiety. I was in the room and it was over! They took great care of me.

    Julie B. , Willimantic, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his team are caring and understanding. I am 14 and I have to get braces so in school it is embarrassing to smile because my teeth are crooked. I was afraid of having my work done without being put to sleep, so the fact that I could come in here and have my work done all at once was awesome. I would recommend sedation dentistry to everyone, young and old!

    Sarah Durkee , Plainville, CT
  • Everything leading up to the sedation was very well explained and I was constantly reassured. The sedation was great! I don’t remember a thing from the surgery (4 wisdom extractions). After waking up I was a little groggy. All went well!

    James Lane , Bristol, CT
  • The entire team was great. I recommend sedation dentistry. A lot of work done with no pain.

    Glenn Glatz , CT
  • My experience was very pleasant. I felt nothing. I was great. It was the best experience I have ever had regarding dental care. Before coming to Dr. Peltzer, I was deathly afraid. Now I am at ease coming to Dr. Peltze’’s office.

    Regina Cooper , CT
  • Very professional team, no discomfort as you are asleep and unaware of any of the work they are doing. Great experience and this was my third sedation treatment.

    Donna Garfinkel , Southington, CT
  • I was able to make one appointment for all of my dental needs. All of my cavities, etc. were taken care of at once. it was a pain-free experience during and after.

    Chantelle Daley , Wolcott, CT
  • I feared a dentist all my life. After I had the root canal I had no discomfort at all. The staff was great and understood my fear. Thank you for everything.

    Art Vachio , Bristol, CT
  • The experience was made very clear to me from the start in what to expect. Dr. Peltzer in is pre-op appointment was able to make me feel totally comfortable about what to expect with the surgery. On the day of the surgery I was not anxious at all with the pills that were given to me to take prior to the surgery and my first memory after going under wasn’t until I awoke in bed at home.

    James Gould , CT
  • Dr. Peltzer, I’ve been your patient for many years. In that time, you’ve been an excellent dentist and friend. I would never have believed (at my age) that I would be able to straighten my teeth, but you assured me that it was possible. I’m now living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks! You’ve always been there for my family and me, and I want to sincerely thank you for that.

    Doug B. ,
  • Dr. Peltzer is excellent! I didn’t feel a thing! The entire staff is wonderful! I am so surprised and pleased with my new smile – no gagging! They fit like a glove! I’m so happy to go to the dentist now!

    Averal Audet ,
  • I had always taken care of everyone in my family and ended up neglecting my teeth for too many years. After such a long time, I was nervous about seeing a dentist again. I want to thank you for being so good to me. I never felt judged or rushed, and I walked away from your office knowing that I really could get things back on track. We’ve been through a lot together during the time I’ve spent in your office, and I’m happy to say that the end result is a fantastic smile that takes at least fifteen years off me! Thank you so very much.

    Debbie D. ,
  • Thank you, Dr. Peltzer for the best dental visit I’ve ever had. I know I told you that I was very nervous getting my teeth worked on, but I never felt a thing! I am really glad that you offer sedation dentistry, because it really helped. For the first time ever, I didn’t have to feel nervous at the dentist. Also, it was very comforting to have such a caring staff that understood the position I was in. Thank you, again.

    Ann E. ,
  • The staff put me at ease. The procedure was painless! I had a lot of work to do and instead of nine separate appointments, Dr. Peltzer was able to complete it in one appointment. I had several teeth removed and had zero pain after. I highly recommend sedation to anyone with anxiety. Dr. Peltzer’s follow-up call was great too!

    Cheryl C. , Kensington, CT
  • The team & Dr. Peltzer were very thorough & got me in to an appt. immediately. The surgery was within 2 days of my initial visit. Payment options were made available & everyone was truly kind & very professional. For the first time I was able to visit a dentist without fear or pain.

    Carrie Chasse , Farmington, CT
  • The procedures while I am asleep are perfect. Never any pain after the procedure.

    Lynn D. , Plantsville, CT
  • After the sedation and surgery I was expecting to be in pain. I waited and waited for the pain. At no time after the surgery did I have any pain and never had to take pain meds.

    Gloria C. ,
  • I was given all the information I needed to feel safe about sedation prior to the procedure. I fell asleep easily and didn’t have to endure any novocaine shots or drilling which always caused me a great deal of anxiety and discomfort. I have had much dental work done with only novocaine and I wish that sedation was available to me during that time!! I’m very pleased to be a patient of Dr. Peltzer and his team.

    Donna Delpo ,
  • They made me feel as though they really cared and they listened to what I had to say. I never felt rushed through a visit. Also, I was not criticized for my poor dental care I had in the past.

    Susan Mahon ,
  • The traumatic experience did not exist. The procedure was pain free and when I woke up the dental work was complete. I should have come years ago.

    Margaret Bishop , Bristol, CT
  • I awoke with no pain or discomfort, it was a very good experience. Pain free!

    Debbie Booth ,
  • The dentist’s office has been the most terrifying place in the world for me, all of my life. The horrors of my past experiences kept me out of an office and in pain for years. This is by far the most pleasant office experience I’ve ever had. I couldn’t have asked for better results.

    Andrew Brathwaite , Manchester, CT
  • They made me feel very comfortable when I was scared. The process was very easy and I had no pain.

    Jaimie Gaffney , Plantsville, CT
  • It was a wonderful experience. Finally a name you can trust. Truly Gentle Dental Care.
    Thank you.

    Jason Gagnon , Old Lyme, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer is an extremely competent and gentle dentist. I respect him highly for the dedication and quality he takes in his work and his kind and caring style as well. My sedation experience was excellent, plus I had very little pain afterward! It was definitely the best way to have dental work done!

    Denise Milton , Cheshire, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his team are a bunch of caring and wonderful people. Dr. Peltzer restored my teeth, something I thought would be impossible. Gentle Dental Care is the way to go!

    Mark Walersiak , Bristol, CT
  • I needed to have all of my wisdom teeth removed which terrified me. However with the IV sedation I was relaxed and asleep and when I woke up I had no pain. Dr. Peltzer and his team were wonderful in making sure I had no anxiety.

    Carrie Bachand , Bristol, CT
  • Prior to coming to Dr. Peltzer I had been afraid of going to a dentist because my teeth were so bad. I was afraid of being yelled at and lectured. I was also afraid of the pain, the sound of a drill and Novocaine. Not one of those “bad” things happened. The staff from front window up were (are) incredible! Nice, caring, and kind. My thanks goes to the entire staff!

    Janice Statkiewicz , Bristol, CT
  • I knew I needed a lot of dental work and due to my fear and anxiety, I put off going for treatment for 3 years. The sedation was wonderful. I don’t remember a thing and I had NO pain after. The best dental experience I ever had. Dr. Peltzer is wonderful, thank you!

    Lisa Godin , Burlington, CT
  • It’s like dealing with family! Warm, genuine people who know what their doing. The apprehensiveness that I have when I come here disappears when I’m greeted by warm smiles.

    Robert Itzo , Bristol, CT
  • This was the best dental experience I have ever had. I felt nothing during or even after the visit. Wonderful staff!

    Debbi McNamara , Madison, CT
  • They made me feel relaxed right away. Prior to coming into Dr. Peltzer’s office I was so afraid of dentists that even calling to make an appointment would make me sick to my stomach. Once here, I knew I was in good hands. I’m not all the way through my journey yet, but my anxiety has been relieved and I already feel so much better about my mouth and health, Thank you to Dr. Peltzer and his team for a wonderful experience!

    Kathryn Carlson , CT
  • They were wonderful in the office. I was so at ease when I was there for treatment. Everyone is super friendly and knows how fearful you are when you come in. Best thing I ever did! Changed my life!

    Linda Roy , Bristol, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his entire team made me feel at ease. They never lectured me or made me feel bad. They just made a treatment plan for me that was easy for me to understand and follow through with. I am thrilled that I made that first call to Dr. Peltzer. My confidence and self esteem are restored.

    Maria Frutuoso , Wethersfield, CT
  • I remember nothing of my visit under sedation afterwards I waited for the meds to wear off so I could take pain meds to get through the night. NEVER happened! No pain – No need for meds at all. Remarkable experience – Remarkable.

    Mary Beluniak ,
  • The team did a great job! I chose sedation because I needed a great deal of work and wanted to get it all done at once.

    Carol Asensio , East Hampton, CT
  • 1. Extremely knowledgeable and caring staff.
    2. Completely stress-free when undergoing major dental procedures due to available anesthesia.
    3. Everything is explained in detail procedures, aftercare, etc.
    4. I believe I am receiving the best dental care that is available, which is very reassuring.

    Joanne Markevich , Plantsville, CT
  • The team made me feel comfortable and at ease. The procedure was finished in no time at all. It changed the way I feel about going to the dentist.

    Anthony Main , Plainville, CT
  • Staff is super nice. Dr. Peltzer was very straight-forward, never condescending. The oral procedure was very easy. I didn’t recall anything, and I enjoyed that.

    Lacy Slone , Bristol, CT
  • I would recommend Dr. Peltzer to all of my friends and family. I can say that after my experience I was able to walk into the office without butterflies in my stomach and could smile because most of my fears were gone. All staff is great.

    Lorraine Boulanger , Bristol, CT
  • Now when I know I have to have dental work done, I’m not as anxious because I will not be awake during the procedures that are required. I know it will be a pleasant experience because of the sedation. My anxiety levels have decreased knowing I will have the sedation.

    Marie Roy , Terryville, CT
  • Everyone is very patient and gentle. My two sedation appointments were really a dream come true – no pain, no recollection of any of the procedures. I have a lot of work to be done in my mouth – I have full trust in Dr. Peltzer and his staff.

    Susan O’Brien , Bristol, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his staff made me feel very comfortable. Sedation dentistry was very good for me due to my fear of the dentist. Hopefully now I will be on track to maintaining proper dental care. Thank you for your patience!!

    Cathy Giuliano , Wethersfield, CT
  • The sedation was a very good experience, and would recommend it to anyone who is afraid.

    Helen Wolanin , New Britain, CT
  • The neglect and deterioration of my teeth had grown to be such a big problem that it was threatening my emotional and physical health. Now I feel like I am back at ground zero and have a second chance.

    John P. Musulin , New Britain, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his entire staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. I have never had a better dental experience in my life! I would recommend Dr. Peltzer to anyone!

    Christina Kenney , Bristol, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer and his team are fantastic. The sedation appointment was a breeze. No fears!! I would recommend anyone to see Dr. Peltzer with any dental work that needs to be done. Kind, caring, and no pressure. The final decision on work done was my own.

    Laurie Nevells , Plainville, CT
  • They are so incredibly nice and caring. They always make sure that you are comfortable – emotionally and physically. I enjoy how I and my family are treated. Having a severe bad back does not allow me to be in the chair for long periods of time. The sedation was the only way I could have the dentistry done that i needed. It was beyond incredible.

    Lora Miller , Plainville, CT
  • I suffer from anxiety and don’t sleep the night before a visit at the dentist. I had a very bad experience at a dentist years ago. My dental work with sedation was a breeze and I would certainly do it again.

    Nancy Talbott , Farmington, CT
  • I got an appointment very quickly. Was treated for an abscess and later an extraction. I got a temporary bridge. There was no pain with the extraction or the tooth socket.

    Mary Warfield , Wallingford, CT
  • It was a wonderful experience with NO pain – I had 5 teeth pulled at one time! I wish I had met Dr. Peltzer many years ago! I will never fear coming here again!

    Patty Riley , Newington, CT
  • The experience was great. I took the meds before hand and next thing I knew I was back home waking up on the couch with no memory of the visit.

    Alex Stamm , Newington, CT
  • Very sensitive to my fears, no judgement about the overwhelming amount of treatment I needed.
    I would never have imagined I would have so little (almost zero) discomfort within 48 hours after 5 extractions. No swelling, no bleeding. It’s remarkable!

    Craig Beattie , Concord, CA
  • Patient and very caring, made it much easier for me to go to the dentist. I live in Alabama but I want to come back for my check-ups. I totally appreciated Dr. Peltzer and his entire staff. My sister has problems with her dentist, I am referring her to Dr. Peltzer because he is wonderful. I had a lot of work done in one visit with sedation and didn’t even need pain medication after!

    Rhonda Antrum , Notasulga, AL
  • The staff here is very friendly and sensitive to my fear of the dentist. They explained everything before they did it. The sedation was a great way to have several of my teeth extracted. I was in minimal pain afterwards which I believe was due to the expertise of Dr. Peltzer. I wish I had found Dr. Peltzer years ago, it would have saved me years of pain!

    Katherine M. , New Britain, CT
  • My sedation appointment was awesome! I love the staff and Dr. Peltzer. Everyone is caring and helpful and I have no fear of coming here. I used to worry about going to the dentist a week before my appointments. Now I’m comfortable here and I’m so thankful I found this office! Thank you for everything!

    Jodie K. , Burlington, CT
  • I remember nothing. It doesn’t get any better than that!

    Duane Ryan J. , Burlington, CT
  • They are all so warm and comforting. There was no pain during surgery due to sedation.

    Dawn D. , Wolcott, CT
  • Made me feel at ease, the whole staff.

    John J. Geloso , Made me feel at ease, the whole staff.
  • I had a very big procedure that I had been putting off for years. I was highly impressed how easy it actually was due to sedation. I knew fully what to expect and Dr. Peltzer and staff were great.

    Michelle K. , Bristol, CT
  • It was time to get my wisdom teeth taken out and because I have major anxiety at the dentist I was only interested in getting sedated. My dad found Dr. Peltzer and both him and his team are great. They all took really great care of me and made me feel comfortable and anxiety free. My experience went a lot better than I imagined. I took 2 pills before my appointment with the purpose to calm me down. When I got to the dentist they brought me right into the room, got me comfortable in the chair, and that’s the last thing I remember, and that’s exactly what I wanted. No memory of my wisdom teeth taken out at all. Best experience I could ask for, and the best dentist and team to do business with.

    Amy Raudis , Southington, CT
  • Now when I know I have to have dental work done, I’m not as anxious because I will not be awake during the procedures that are required. I know it will be a pleasant experience because of the sedation. My anxiety levels have decreased knowing I will have the sedation.

    Marie Roy , Terryville, CT
  • The sedation dentistry was quite amazing as I remember nothing and felt zero pain!

    Donald S. , Lebanon, CT
  • I had been seeing another dentist, but couldn’t stand the idea of having the needed work done with Novocaine. Dr. Peltzer was awesome! I had no presurgical anxiety. I was in the room and then it was over! They took good care of me.

    Julie Baker , Willimantic, CT
  • As someone who has had very poor experiences at dentists in the past, I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the care I received at your office. I drive about 90 mins. to reach your office, and will continue to do so. So often I have had to deal with rude receptionists or doctors who were impatient with my questions, not to mention outdated techniques and unnecessary pain. This was not the case at your office; in fact, it was the exact opposite. Everyone I met in the office genuinely cared about my experience, from the girls behind the front desk to Dr. Peltzer. I’m actually looking forward to my next appointment. I never thought I would ever say that about a dentist office. Thank you!

    N.S. ,
  • I love the service at your office. I am sure everyone does get tired and people do want to go home but your whole team is always very friendly and always has smiles on their face. I was very nervous about having my wisdom teeth out but you made it so easy, manageable and fast. Thank you! Your skill with sedation dentistry is the best!

    Heather L. , Glastonbury, CT
  • It’s the only way to go. I have a limited memory of the entire day!
    Great and caring staff!

    Deb C. , Bristol, CT
  • They are an absolute expert in the field of family and sedation dentistry. I would never feel unsafe or apprehensive in their care. Although I have never had much to complain about I know that they always adhere to the customer is always right policy here. They take every complaint very seriously and strive to ensure that clients leave satisfied with their visit each and every time. When I arrived for my appointment the friendly staff seemed to be waiting for me. I’ve been to other places where I had to wait forever after I arrived for my appointment, but not here. I was very impressed. I could tell that they took pride in their office’s appearance. It was very well organized and well taken care of. I had tried “pill sedation” in another office (Southington) and it was a joke. Dr. Peltzer is a specialist at cosmetic and sedation dentistry and my sedation by Dr. Peltzer was incredibly good! They aren’t even slightly arrogant, and I’m confident they always have my best interest at heart.

    Katherine , Plainville, CT
  • Dr. Peltzer is A Highly Skilled and Caring Dentist
    My MD recommended I go to see his dentist, Dr. Thomas Peltzer in Plainville. I needed some implants and crowns and the work Dr. Peltzer did was superb! Don’t even think about going anywhere else. Dr. Peltzer and team and incredibly good, gentle and friendly.

    Milie A. , Southington, CT
  • I want to thank you and your staff for the special care and concern you always show me. Everyone helped to make my visits easier than I expected without ever judging me. I was always sure they would make me as comfortable as possible. The fact that all my varied procedures could be handled by you in your office made it easier. I am so pleased and satisfied with my results I will certainly recommend you to others. Thank you again!

    Michael Ouellette , Plainville, CT
  • I just want you to know how much I appreciate how kind and concerned you were for me, not only for my (5 hour!) appointment, but for everything you all did before it too. You are a great bunch of people, and I will recommend you to everybody I know. Again, thank you!

    Virginia Smith , Terryville, CT