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.
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.