Dr. Toback received his Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University (magna cum laude) in 1991, and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut in 1995 (Award for Excellence in Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry). Following completion of his dental degree, Dr. Toback pursued advanced training in periodontics and dental implants at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In 1998, Dr. Toback returned to Connecticut to begin private practice with Shoreline Periodontics.
He was an appointed faculty at UCONN School of Dental Medicine from 1998 – Present. As an assistant clinical professor during that time, he spent one day per week providing clinical and lecture instructions to dental students and periodontal residents. Dr. Toback frequently lectures on a variety of surgical topics at dental meetings, dental societies, hygienist study clubs and dental study clubs.
Dr. Toback has authored papers in major periodontal and dental implant journals. In addition, he holds a certificate and license to provide services in conscious sedation. Treating patients with anxiety and apprehension holds special interest for Dr. Toback. He is ONE of the only periodontist in eastern Connecticut licensed to provide these services. He has advanced training in medical emergencies and holds a certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Dr. Toback is certified to treat patients in a wide range of procedures. For gum recession, he can use the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure to correct the gum line. For gum disease Dr. Toback is certified with LANAP, or the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, to treat gum disease within the periodontal pockets around your teeth. If you are looking for a more advanced form of orthodontics such as Wilkodontics, he is also certified in that.
Dr. Toback is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Connecticut Society of Periodontics, and New London County Dental Society. Shoreline Periodontics & Dental Implants is 1 of 23 practices in the country that is part of the Mcquire Institute.
In 2006, Dr. Toback was invited to join the S.C.P.P. (Society for Contemporary and Progressive Periodontists). This select group of 10 leading periodontists from across the nation was developed to provide objective evaluation of new research and technology, and evaluate best practices in the clinical delivery of periodontal and implant dentistry. In addition, the S.C.P.P. developed customized computer software that allowed the 10 members to combine clinical research data on dental implants and bone regeneration, in a way never before possible.
I’d like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our practice. Since 1998, I’ve taken great pride in our office, my staff and the premier level of quality care we provide our patients.
I grew up in New York, on Long Island, attending St. John’s University on a tuba scholarship. While enrolled in the School of Pharmacy, my girlfriend and future wife, was working for a dentist and she encouraged me to explore a future in dentistry. I soon realized that dentistry provided me with the perfect opportunity to merge my love for science with the artistic/creative side of my personality.
Jenine and I were married while I was in dental school at UCONN. We then moved to San Antonio for three years while I trained at the University of Texas, in the surgical specialty of Periodontics and Dental Implantology. We have fond memories of barbecue, enchiladas and the start of our family.