Pearl Dental Care was started by Dr. Gary Pearl in Chimney Square on Dixwell Avenue in 1987. The practice started from scratch with initially only 1 dental treatment room. With a burgeoning reputation, the practice grew enough to support a dental hygienist and then a greatly expanded dental team.

Since 1999 we have been located in our current location on Dixwell Avenue closer to the Parkway. The core values of the practice remain as important today as they were in 1987 – to build relationships with our patients and provide them with the latest dental technology and an overall genuine experience. Our combination of family owned and honest care makes us unique in a world of corporate and impersonalized healthcare.

Today Drs. Gary and Scott Pearl work together to continue advancing our care and welcoming new patients into our practice.

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Dr. Gary R Pearl, DMD, MAGD

Gary R Pearl, DMD, MAGD

Dr. Gary Pearl graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1978 with a BS in pharmacy and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1984. He continued training and refining his skills in his general practice residency at Park City Hospital in Bridgeport, CT from 1984 to 1985. Dr. Pearl is a graduate of the world renowned Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL and in 2005 achieved the highest Academy of General Dentistry honor- Mastership (MAGD).

Dr. Scott A Pearl, DMD, FAGD

Scott A Pearl, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Scott Pearl is a native of Connecticut and is proud to be part of the Pearl Dental Care team. Dr. Scott Pearl attended college at the University of Connecticut, earning a BS in Finance. He continued his education at Quinnipiac University, earning a Master of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Pearl graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed residency training at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.


 Adam R Abel, DMD, MD

Dr. Adam Abel is a dental specialist providing outstanding oral and maxillofacial surgical care at Pearl Dental Care. Dr. Abel completed dental school at UConn and then completed his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center six year residency program. He earned an MD degree at Weill Cornell Medicine and completed extensive training in anesthesiology and general surgery as well.