Dr. James Aris
Sponsored profile––A local Dentist who combines art and science
Inspired by his love of the sciences and fine arts as well as the example set by an uncle who was a Diplomate of Surgery, James T. Aris, DMD, MAGD, PC, knew early on that he wanted to pursue dentistry as a profession. Aris owns Advanced Dentistry of Wilton, a practice he recently moved to The Cannon House after more than two decades in Wilton Center.
“Dentistry truly combines art with science,” says the married father of two, who still enjoys doing pencil and charcoal portraits in his free time. Aris excels at full-mouth reconstruction with meticulous attention to detail, which he credits to his early love of art.
How did you decide to come to Wilton?
My wife and I were given great advice: purchase a practice where you want to work, live, and raise a family. So in 1994, I settled on a practice that was started by Dr. Joseph J. Makovich, a retired Navy dental officer, in 1957. More than twenty years later, I saw a unique space at The Cannon House with the perfect, efficient flow for dentistry, and realized that it had the potential to be a welcoming and inviting space for our patients to call their dental home.
Tell us why dental health is so important?
Your mouth is a window to your overall health. Helping people achieve and maintain their optimal oral health, changes people’s lives.
What is the most important thing you'd like us to know about you?
I’m inspired on a daily basis by the patients I’m fortunate to serve in this vibrant community. I truly love dentistry and have made a commitment as a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry to keep abreast of advances in the field for the benefit of our patients and the betterment of dentistry.
Tell us about your team.
Each member of our team is passionate about providing the highest quality of care, emphasizing prevention, health, and wellness. We adhere to a team approach that focuses on patients, education, and technology.
How has technology changed the way you practice?
Innovation and research in dental medicine is enhanced everyday, making dentistry less invasive and more comfortable for the patient. For example, the merging of computer technology with healthcare has had a tremendous impact on the practice of dentistry. Digital x-rays are just one example of the benefit to patients, and CAD/CAM technology with 3-D digital scanners have revolutionized restorative dentistry, paving the way for the one-day crown.
What’s new in your office?
Our recently added Planmeca dental chairs are software-driven with CAD/CAM technology built into the chair and an award-winning design that includes an advanced and automated Planmeca Waterline Cleaning System.
How do you make your office a welcoming place?
We focus first on our patients because your dental visit begins when you walk through the door. In addition, a lot of thought went into the layout of each dental room for the comfort of the patient as well as the best ergonomic use of space for the dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.
How do you stay at the forefront of your profession?
I have been striving for the Mastership level of the Academy of General Dentistry since receiving my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. There is no end to learning, so attending more hands-on courses, seminars, and lectures is always a part of my schedule. I recently lectured at the Greater NY Dental Meeting, and love sharing knowledge.
Dr. James T. Aris, DMD, MAGD, PCAdvanced Dentistry of Wilton
The Cannon House
436 Danbury Road, Wilton203-762-5100
University of Pennsylvania School of
Academy of General Dentistry (Master)
American Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Connecticut State Dental Society
Greater Norwalk Dental Society (Past President)
Spears Study Club
The Dawson Academy (Scholar)