Meet the Dentist

We provide full-service, comprehensive dental care for adults and children. This means you may never again need to be referred to another office for dental care.

Dr. A. Vandiveer Strait

DDS, FAGD

Dr. Strait grew up in Fairfield County, CT. He began his interest in healthcare after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Bacteriology/ Zoology from the University of Connecticut and then going on to a Master’s program in Bacteriology. He decided that in order to be more involved in helping people he would pursue a career in dentistry. He went on to graduate with honors from Temple University School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. and then obtained specialty training in Periodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Following this he became Chief Periodontist and Preventive Dental Officer in the United State Navy. He then became Owner and Director of Old Greenwich Dental Associates and The Connecticut Center for Cosmetic Dentistry as well as on the dental clinic staff at Greenwich Hospital.

Throughout his career, Dr. Strait has received many honors including: the Raymond Harris Scholarship Award, the Xi Psi Phi award for highest scholastic average, membership in the John H. Kolmer Honorary Medical Society and the James R. Cameron Society for Oral Surgery, Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry, and past president of the Greenwich Dental Society. In addition he was voted one of “America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, was voted to “Best Dentists in America” by his peers and has received The 5 Star Talk Award for excellence in customer satisfaction. He is currently a member of the Connecticut Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Greater Norwalk Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Strait has made excellence a priority and his membership in the Crown Council, his offices and practice as well as his dedication to continuing education is evidence of this. He has become certified in Periodontics, Endodontics, Implant dentistry, and Invisalign Orthodontics where he has achieved both Premier and Preferred Provider status. In 2017 he was voted as the winner and best case outcome among 30,000 Invisalign Orthodontic providers in North America utilizing Invisalign Orthodontics combined with other dental care and presented his case at the Invisalign Summit in Washington, DC. Recently he completed advanced courses in Cosmetics and Neuromuscular Dentistry (TMJ) at the world famous Las Vegas Institute.

To illustrate Dr. Strait’s passion for dentistry and for always improving his knowledge and skills, in the past year he has taken the following courses with some of the leading clinicians and educators in dentistry—“Emergency Medicine: Recognition and Management”, “State-of-the-Art Anterior Esthetics”, Invisalign Orthodontics- “Advanced case management”, “Advanced Functional Restorative Dentistry”, “Oral Cancer: Risk Factors and Early Detection”, “Clear Correct Provider Course”, and“Periodontal Plastic Surgery”.

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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