40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JONATHAN MASON

  • Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield

Age:

33

Name of Practice:

Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Mason is the newest practitioner on his father’s side of the family, and he brings new talent and experience of both general dentistry and oral surgery to a practice that was established more than four decades ago.

Inspiration

His father. Dr. Stephen Mason works side-by- side with his son. “Luckily,” the younger doctor says, “we get along.”

Exciting New Trend

Mobile practices. Dr. Mason spends two days a week traveling to
other dentists’ offices to perform oral surgery. It’s a growing trend among smaller offices, he says, and he loves that it enables him to incorporate oral surgery in his practice: “Having a mobile practice allows me to meet other dentists, learn from them and network.”

Tool He Can't Live Without

Mesial and distal spade proximators — very small but very strong tooth elevators. He’s been working with them for three years and says they make extractions easier and faster.