40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JENNIFER TORBETT

  • Westerly, Rhode Island
  • Crestview Dental Associates

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Crestview Dental Associates

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. Torbett runs a practice in which she incorporates the latest medical techniques, her knowledge of which she augments as a professor at Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine.

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

“I chose general dentistry because I wanted to form a lifelong relationship with my patients,” Dr. Torbett says, noting that she didn’t want to see people only when they were in pain. She also enjoys treating generations of entire families.

Philosophy

Maintain a lighthearted office filled with laughter.

Tool She Can't Live Without

Her Triodent Sectional Matrix, which she uses for composite fillings. “You get great contact,” she says. Before they were sold by U.S. providers, she would order them from the company that produced them in New Zealand: “I like them that
much.”