Welcome to Wilton Dental Associates

Ninety-five percent (95%) of our patients never get any new dental disease, due to our unique preventative technology.

We treat the cause of dental disease, not just the symptoms. We offer complete care in one location. You are assured of a comfortable and pleasant experience, as well as outstanding care for a lifetime. 

"Wilton Dental Associates is the most personal, caring and thorough dental office I’ve ever experienced (and I’ve had a lot of work done over the years )!"
- Kathy Bowman Drake (on Google) Sept, 2018

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OUR GUARANTEE

After practicing dentistry for 30 years and observing the results of quality dental care coupled with effective prevention we believe dental care can last indefinitely. 
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STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY

We have designed our modern facility to offer services not readily offered elsewhere. We have equipped our office with advanced capabilities for diagnosis and treatment.
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COMFORT SYSTEMS

Your comfort level in our office is of utmost importance to us. Feel free to let our Concierge Coordinator know about any special needs or concerns you have. 
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We believe that proper dental care requires understanding and practical know-how. Explore our blog and stay up-to-date on all matters concerning your dental health

Save Money And Stay Healthy By Using This!

Dr Strait’s Home Care Regimen - IT WORKS! At Wilton Dental Associates we use a Home Care System Dr. Strait developed

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Do You Snore, Have Daytime Sleepiness or Sleep Apnea?

You should know that Dentists have become involved because 90% of People with significant Sleep Airway Health issues are undiagnosed

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Dental Health Blog

Dr Strait’s Home Care Regimen - IT WORKS!

At Wilton Dental Associates we use a Home Care System Dr. Strait developed over a period of 25 years which eliminates Dental Disease, so YOU do not get Cavities/ Dental Decay or  Gum Disease!


23. dr straits home care regimenThe System/ Regimen utilizes 4 Steps and specific home care products and equipment for you.

The 4 Steps are:

  1. Brush along all your gumlines utilizing a Sonicaire professional toothbrush and an approved dentifrice (Topex fluoride gel with baking soda in the morning and Therasol gel in the evening).
  2. Floss using a Flossaid floss holder. (This has alternatives but all require a Hygienist Instructor/coach).
  3. Pressure Irrigate with plain water at a setting of 8 to 10 utilizing a Waterpik or similar device 2 or more laps around your teeth directed at right angles to your teeth, along the gumline both from the outside and inside.
  4. Pressure Irrigate with Therasol concentrate diluted 4 or 5 to 1 utilizing a Waterpik or similar device 1 lap around your teeth directed at right angles to your teeth, along the gumline both from the outside and inside.

The success of the System/Regimen depends on you performing the system correctly.  To do this a highly trained Hygienist acts as your Instructor/ Coach.  The Hygienist uses Magnification loupes and a Phase Microscope to monitor, improve or correct your technique to assure the effectiveness of your home care.

A. Vandiveer Strait BA DDS FAGDsml


Dr. Strait is the owner and director of Wilton Dental Associates. He is also founder and Executive Director of the Periodontal Pathogen Public Education Foundation which is dedicated to public education and preventive dentistry.

You should know that Dentists have become involved because 90% of People with significant Sleep Airway Health issues are undiagnosed and up to 80% of people being treated with a CPAP are intolerant or are not successfully treated. At Wilton Dental Associates we offer you free Airway health screenings using the newest most sophisticated technology.


22. sleepinessObstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which your breathing is impaired or completely stops repeatedly. You can have multiple episodes of over a minute and a half without any oxygen while they’re sound asleep! Most common symptoms include loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, and high blood pressure. Other symptoms associated are acid reflux, insomnia, morning headaches, diabetes, and bruxism or grinding.

Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea can take up to 12-15 years off your life and has a 46% increased risk of death. We think this is serious enough to be very concerned for all of our patients and our community. For comparison smoking only takes 7 – 10 years off your life and Diabetes 5 – 10 years.

There is an urgent need to increase awareness about this serious condition that currently affects over 40 million Americans; 9 out of 10 people are not aware that they have it or what it is. Dental offices like Wilton Dental Associates are a primary source of early detection with the use of screening history’s and the use of high tech Pharyngometric and Rhinometric sonar technology and work directly with Sleep MD’s and medical insurance to make sure people get accurate diagnosis and the best treatment.

Dentists like Dr. Strait are a primary source of retainer like appliances for the treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Treatment for Sleep Apnea by a dentist is normally covered by medical insurance. At Wilton Dental Associates your care is also covered by Medicare.

If you or someone close to you snores or if you suspect you or a loved one may be experiencing a sleep disorder, don’t hesitate to call us and find out how we can help you sleep better and improve any related symptoms. Our office is trained, fully qualified, and equipped with the latest technology in the field of sleep medicine. We offer free screenings for potential sleep disorders as part of our general exam for new patients as well as current ones.

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A. Vandiveer Strait BA DDS FAGDsml


Dr. Strait is the owner and director of Wilton Dental Associates. He is also founder and Executive Director of the Periodontal Pathogen Public Education Foundation which is dedicated to public education and preventive dentistry.

The majority of Americans believe that an unattractive smile can prevent a person from achieving financial prosperity and that having a great smile contributes to career success.


21. do people with great smilesOne important aspect of what is considered ‘good looks’ is your smile and the appearance of your teeth. Critical to a great smile are nice looking teeth.

Unfortunately, most people form opinions of you based on your appearance and smile.

While it is not always the case, it is usually true that people with great smiles make more money in their careers than people with a poor smile.

A great smile contributes to a good first impression when interacting with clients, customers and employees.

People find others with a great smile more interesting, more attractive, and more trustworthy and this improves interactions and communications.

If you have a strong, confident, healthy smile, it is a great way to overcome not only social barriers but also career and financial barriers.

If you want to achieve career success and prosperity, the appearance of your teeth and smile plays a significant role. Importantly, taking care of your smile and teeth is mandatory if you want more success in your life.

The best thing is that, unlike other factors people use when evaluating other people, a great smile and nice looking teeth are affordable and achievable. We offer a free cosmetic evaluation at Wilton Dental Associates. Give us a call today.

A. Vandiveer Strait BA DDS FAGDsml


Dr. Strait is the owner and director of Wilton Dental Associates. He is also founder and Executive Director of the Periodontal Pathogen Public Education Foundation which is dedicated to public education and preventive dentistry.

At Wilton Dental Associates we have proven that if your fillings/restorations are done right using our channeling technique they will last almost indefinitely. 


20. dental fillingsHowever that is not the experience most people have had. I do not know what experience you have had, but most people have found that Silver/mercury amalgam fillings most commonly fail because they leak or cause cracks or cause fractures when they are used to fill/restore teeth. On the other hand, White/composite/glass filled resin fillings or restorations shrink slightly when they are cured/hardened and therefore can leak and fail at the margins in as little as 2 years.

In the process of interviewing dentists from dental schools around the country I have learned that dental schools are teaching that white/composite fillings may only last 3 to 5 years before they fail, have leaky margins or have new dental decay and therefore have to be redone usually with further weakening of the teeth involved.

At Wilton Dental Associates we will guarantee that your fillings and restorations will last.

So what do we do differently?

The answer is we use a system we call “channeling” which totally eliminates the problem of shrinkage that occurs with the curing/hardening of your white/composite/glass filled resin fillings/restorations and we have been using this system for over twenty years with amazing results.

What we have found that by creating a small channel in the middle of the material at each level as the filling/restorative material is placed in your tooth and cured/hardened and then filling in this small channel afterwards, we totally eliminate the problem of shrinkage and there for allow the strong bonding to your tooth to last indefinitely. The bottom line is that we have been doing this for more than twenty years and we literally never have to replace a white/composite/glass filled resin restoration we have done.

If you really want to have a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime you need a team who will provide the technology and support to achieve this, who have the goal of eliminating the cause of dental disease and who GUARANTEE results.

See our other blogs and call Wilton Dental Associates now!

A. Vandiveer Strait BA DDS FAGDsml


Dr. Strait is the owner and director of Wilton Dental Associates. He is also founder and Executive Director of the Periodontal Pathogen Public Education Foundation which is dedicated to public education and preventive dentistry.

If it is your front tooth the answer is generally NO, unless the tooth is quite weak. If is not your front tooth, that is one of your posterior teeth, the answer is generally Yes.


19. crown on root canalWhen it comes to your front teeth you should understand that due to the anatomy/shape and function of front teeth, they are not subjected to the kinds of forces posterior teeth are and are generally much less subject to vertical fracture.

When it comes to your back teeth, the teeth you chew with, you should understand that when you have a root canal (Endodontics) done on one of your teeth, your tooth is greatly weakened and will become more brittle over time. Crowns are most valuable as a way of making your tooth stronger and preventing fracture and loss.

Your back teeth generally have two, three or more canals and more tooth structure must be removed in order to do the root canal as opposed to your front teeth which almost always have only one canal. If one of your front teeth or any tooth in your mouth is not going to be crowned it should at least be strengthened with a well done bonded composite restoration which extends at least into the beginning of the root canal. No root canal filling material should be left in the crown portion of your tooth.

It is also good to know that if you have a very weak tooth especially where a lot of your tooth structure is missing in your tooth, your root canal tooth should be further strengthened by a post or posts of titanium or other equally strong material. When a post or posts are used they should extend about 2/3ds of the way down the root of your tooth in the canal or canals and should be fused through bonding to the tooth.

In general, if one of your teeth that has had a root canal done, has previously had a large filling/ restoration or has a crack in it, it is much better to crown your tooth.

At Wilton Dental Associates we strongly believe NO ONE should ever lose a tooth and we have found that if your Root Canal in done properly, the remaining tooth structure of your tooth is reinforced properly, and the crown on your tooth Is done properly, your tooth should last indefinitely.

If you really want to have a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime you need a team who will provide the technology and support to achieve this, who have the goal of eliminating the cause of dental disease and who GUARANTEE results.

See our other blogs and call Wilton Dental Associates now!

A. Vandiveer Strait BA DDS FAGDsml


Dr. Strait is the owner and director of Wilton Dental Associates. He is also founder and Executive Director of the Periodontal Pathogen Public Education Foundation which is dedicated to public education and preventive dentistry.

ANSWER: Yes!

The American Academy of Periodontology states: “periodontal bacteria can enter the blood stream and travel to major organs and begin new infections.” The AAP as well as medical and dental authorities and researchers agree that there is strong evidence that dental/ periodontal bacteria can:


18. Can gum disease

  1. Cause the development of Heart Disease, the nation’s leading cause of death.
  2. Contribute to the cause of or increase the risk of Stroke.
  3. Increase substantially a woman’s risk of having a preterm, low birthweight baby.
  4. Increase the risk of or contribute to Diabetes.
  5. Increase the risk of or contribute to Respiratory Disease.
  6. Increase the risk of or contribute to Osteoporosis.
  7. Increase the risk of or contribute to Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  8. Increase the risk of or contribute to Kidney Disease,
  9. Increase the risk of or contribute to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
  10. Increase the risk of or contribute to More than 16 systemic conditions or diseases.

You CAN avoid the threat to your health caused by the dental/ periodontal bacteria which have been proven to be linked to serious health risks and at the same time avoid expensive dental care. The unfortunate fact is most people have no idea whether they have these bacterial pathogens or not and obviously you can’t stop or even try to stop something you don’t know you have.

#1 is diagnosis. In order to eliminate these bacterial pathogens you first have to identify and quantify them. At Wilton Dental Associates we do this for you and everyone is our practice.

The only practical way to do this is to use a Phase Microscope routinely for all patients. Microscopic cultures are magnified some 1 million times on a high resolution monitor and both the quantity, mobility, motility, and pathogenic morphological types are recorded.

Your goal then becomes to eliminate these bacteria via effective efficient mechanical oral hygiene home care along with proven non-toxic antibacterial agents.

The system we use at Wilton and Bethel Dental Associates is so effective that you, like the vast majority of our patients can achieve a negative culture, one free of bacterial pathogens, in two weeks. This healthy condition if maintained will assure for you the elimination of all new dental disease permanently and eliminate the threat these bacteria pose to your general health.

Your BENEFITS of this amazingly effective dental preventive program are: BEING HEALTHIER, LOOKING YOUNGER, LIVING LONGER, SAVING MONEY, AND ENJOYING LIFE MORE!

If you really want to have a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime you need a team who will provide the technology and support to achieve this, who have the goal of eliminating the cause of dental disease and who GUARANTEE results.

See our other blogs and call Wilton Dental Associates now!

A. Vandiveer Strait BA DDS FAGDsml


Dr. Strait is the owner and director of Wilton Dental Associates. He is also founder and Executive Director of the Periodontal Pathogen Public Education Foundation which is dedicated to public education and preventive dentistry.
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