Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Peterson graduated from Vassar College in 1978 and received his DMD degree from Tufts University in 1982. Following graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City and then served three years on active duty as a general dentist in the US Air Force, which he says was an invaluable experience both personally and professionally.
After serving in the Air Force, Dr. Peterson completed a two-year specialty residency in Periodontics at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis and earned his master’s degree from Indiana University. Upon completing his specialty training, Dr. Peterson moved back to New England and joined the periodontal office of Dr. John A. Bierly. In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Peterson has been on the attending staff at the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center since 1989.
A firm believer in continuing education, he not only attends many courses each year, but actively participates in teaching the General Practice Residents at St. Francis and has twice received the Teacher of the Year Award. He is also a founding member of the Farmington Valley Study Club, which has offered continuing education to dental hygienists for over 20 years.
Today, Dr. Peterson is a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Connecticut State Dental Association (Previously served on the Governor’s Board)
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
- Hartford Dental Society (Past President)
- Connecticut Society of Periodontists (Past President)