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John A. Bierly, D.M.D.

Dr. Bierly founded his Simsbury Periodontal practice in 1976. His primary interests in practice are bone grafting and connective tissue grafts. He is a graduate of Dickinson College, where he earned a B.S. in Biology. He was awarded the 1902 Award as the outstanding junior and the O.D.K Award as the outstanding junior. He served as president of the junior and senior honoraries. He then earned his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. There he received honors in both Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and was elected class president to the Dean's council.

Following dental school, Dr. Bierly served two years on active duty in the U.S. Army Dental Corps and received the Commandment's Award for his distinguished service. He received his specialty training in Periodontology at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital through the University of Southern California. With his fellow residents he published three papers in the Journal of Periodontology on bone grafting and the cryopreservation of bone.

Memberships

  • Hartford Dental Society
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut Society of Periodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy

Dr. Bierly taught at the University of Southern California and later served on the teaching staff at St. Francis Hospital. He also is a dental staff member of the McLean Home in Simsbury and has chaired the Continuing Education Committee of the Hartford Dental Society. Dr. Bierly is a co-founder of both the Farmington Valley Dental Hygiene Study Club and the Consortium for Dental Excellence. He is a frequent lecturer at these study clubs.

On a Personal Note

Dr. Bierly has an abiding interest in education. At Dickinson College he served two terms on the alumnae council and served as the alumnae president for two additional years. He helped found the Alumnae Scholarship Fund and was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1994. He along with his wife Judith established the John and Judy Bierly Scholarship Fund.

John and Judith live in West Hartford. They have three married daughters and three lovely granddaughters.

Peter J. M. Peterson, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. Peterson graduated from Vassar College in 1978 and received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University in 1982. Following graduation he completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City and then served three years on active duty as a general dentist in the US Air Force.

Dr. Peterson then completed a two-year specialty residency in Periodontics at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis and earned his Master's Degree from Indiana University. Upon completing his specialty training, Dr. Peterson moved back to New England and joined the periodontal practice of Dr. John A. Bierly. His primary interests in practice are esthetic and cosmetic periodontal surgeries, as well as bone grafting procedures to prepare sites for dental implants. In addition to private practice, Dr. Peterson has been on the attending staff at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center since 1989.

A firm believer in continuing education he not only attends many courses each year but actively participates in teaching the General Practice Residents at St Francis and has twice received the Teacher of the Year Award.

Memberships

  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Hartford Dental Society
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut Society of Periodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • European Society of Osseointegration

Dr. Peterson is also past-president of the Connecticut Society of Periodontists and the Hartford Dental Society. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut State Dental Association. The Farmington Valley Dental Hygiene Study Club and the Consortium for Dental Excellence were confounded by Dr. Peterson.

On a Personal Note

Dr. Peterson has two grown sons and lives with his wife in West Hartford. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family, particularly skiing and backpacking. Dr. Peterson is an active member of Saint James Episcopal Church in West Hartford.

Jesse M. Sorrentino, D.D.S.

Dr. Sorrentino was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Hamden where he attended high school at Hamden Hall Country Day School.

Dr. Sorrentino graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in English. He also played for the men’s ice hockey team and was an Academic All-American. After completing four years of undergraduate studies and athletics at Villanova, Dr. Sorrentino moved to Manhattan and earned his degree in dentistry from New York University College of Dentistry.

After four years of dental school, Dr. Sorrentino was accepted into a three year specialty residency in Periodontics at the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University. After his specialty training in periodontics and implant dentistry, Dr. Sorrentino moved back to Connecticut where he joined the private practices of Drs. Bierly and Peterson in Farmington, Avon, and Simsbury. His primary interests in practice are immediate implant placement and immediate implant restorations

Dr. Sorrentino is published as a primary author in the Journal of Periodontology, the official scientific publication of the American Academy of Periodontology. He has developed surgical techniques and presented research involving sinus grafting, dental implants, and soft tissue grafting at several national and international dental meetings in Sweden (Europerio) and Poland (European Association for Osseointegration).

On a Personal Note Dr. Sorrentino currently lives in New Haven. He enjoys traveling, specifically throughout Central America and South America. His favorite sports are hockey, golf and baseball.

Memberships

  • Hartford Dental Society
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut Society of Periodontists
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration

On a Personal Note

Dr. Sorrentino currently lives in New Haven. He enjoys traveling, specifically throughout Central America and South America. His favorite sports are hockey, golf and baseball.

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