Dr. Reiss has become a household name in Brookfield as he has been practicing dentistry for 36 years, 29 years at his present location on Federal Road in Brookfield. He has served three and sometimes 4 generations within a family.
Dr. Reiss, originally from Long Island, attended the University of Missouri where he played Baseball and graduated with a BS degree from Adelphi University. He received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry. The opportunity to move to Connecticut became available soon after graduation because of a change in state licensing exams that allowed him to take one certification test which was recognized in CT as well as in NY. Longing for a great quality of life…and to be closer to skiing… Steve, settled in first Danbury and then Brookfield where he and wife Elsa raised 2 daughters, Sara and Rachel.
Dr. Reiss’s goal in setting up his dental office was to provide outstanding and caring dentistry with the most up to date techniques and technology. He knew that he wanted to have an in town business in order to become a part of the fabric of the town and be present for his family.
Dr. Reiss is an avid gardener and his home has been a visitation stop for the local garden club. The grounds around his office show that same love. “It’s OK to have weeds in your garden and in your life” is one of his mantras, as he points out that everyone just needs to slow down and appreciate every moment and each other more.
His practice currently houses 2 other full time dentists and a periodontist. About 2 years ago he added Annamarie Faubel as his Executive Director. Together, they make quite a team as Annamarie handles the facility, IT, compliance and HR functions which frees up Dr. Reiss to be present for his patients. It is all about the people for Dr. Reiss. As he put it, “Molars are important, but the PEOPLE behind them are phenomenal and take precedence.” His patients become his friends, his family, and his primary concern. The values he brings to his practice include kindness, communication, compassion and education. He wants to make the process of dental health fun and stress free.
Dr. Reiss has been appointed by the Governor as 1of 6 Dentists who serve on the State of Connecticut Dental Commission. He believes everyone deserves adequate care and will accommodate any patient to make sure their dental needs are met.
The majority of his staff have been with him for decades. His key to success is to surround yourself with the best and most talented people. To be able to trust people and to delegate without hesitation is critical.
Dr. Steven Reiss
The Dental Team
109 Federal Road, Brookfield