Dr. Gary R Pearl

Gary R Pearl, DMD, MAGD

Education and Training


Resident, Park City Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, 1985
DMD, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, 1984
BS, Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, 1978

​Professional Distinctions


Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), 2005
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), 1999
IV and Oral Conscious Sedation Permit, State of CT

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).

Prior to earning the prestigious Mastership award, Dr. Pearl earned the Fellowship award (FAGD). Requirements for the Fellowship award include taking hundreds of hours of continuing education courses and passing a comprehensive examination. However, becoming an MAGD requires over a thousand hours of approved continuing education courses and is even more specialized. As an Academy of General Dentistry Master, Dr. Pearl is fully committed to providing the highest level of care.

Dr. Pearl is an exceedingly skilled dentist with many clinical interests including cosmetics, dental implants, dentures, and root canal therapy. In addition, Dr. Pearl excels at using lasers to treat gum disease and dental implants to replace lost or missing teeth. Dr. Pearl is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Connecticut State Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Pearl is one of the very few general dentists in CT who is licensed to perform Dental Conscious IV Sedation. Prior to earning his permit, Dr. Pearl completed advanced training at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Intravenous sedation allows Dr. Pearl to treat patients who would otherwise be fearful of seeing a dentist.

To fulfill his need to help patients without access to care, Dr. Pearl and his team at Pearl Dental Care have offered ‘Dentistry From The Heart’, an event each spring that offers free dental care for those in need.

Dr. Pearl has been married for 38 years and has two children and three grandchildren. His daughter works in non-profit education in NYC and his son is Dr. Scott at Pearl Dental Care.  While Dr. Pearl may think about cutting back soon, he doesn’t plan to retire from dentistry for many years because he loves his profession so much. In his free time he enjoys golf, skiing, and babysitting his grandchildren.