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Published on November 25, 2014

Saint Mary’s Hospital Appoints New Leadership for the Department of Dentistry and Residency Program in General Dentistry

WATERBURY, Conn. (November 25, 2014) ─ Saint Mary’s Hospital has appointed Richard Putnam, DMD, as Chairman of the Department of Dentistry and Director of Saint Mary’s Residency Program in General Dentistry.

Richard Putnam, DMDDr. Putnam received his DDS degree from the Universidad Peruana in Lima, Peru. He completed his dental residency training at the University of Connecticut and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Boston University. Dr. Putnam has been a member of Saint Mary’s Medical Staff since 2013.

Claire Toon, DDS, has appointed Associate Chairman of the Department of Dentistry and Associate Director of Saint Mary’s Residency Program in General Dentistry. Dr. Toon received her undergraduate degree from Providence College and her DDS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She completed her dental residency training at Saint Mary’s Hospital and has been a member of our medical staff since 2011.

The Department of Dentistry at Saint Mary's offers a one-year General Claire Toon, DDSPractice Residency (GPR) program accepting four residents annually. The program has been fully accredited by the American Dental Association since 1951 and participates in the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). It is the only general dentistry residency program offered in Greater Waterbury, and one of only five in Connecticut, and affords participants a wide range of clinical experiences.

 

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