“I wasn’t a stranger to the dentist when I was younger. Every visit I seemed to have another cavity. It was just something I came to expect.”
Born and raised in Farmington, Connecticut, Dr. Robert Kievit, is excited to return to his community to hopefully change that, all too common, experience for his patients. “I didn’t realize at the time that there was something I could do to stop the progression of my dental disease. I strive to make my patients feel educated and empowered to stop the cycle”.
After graduating from Farmington High School, Dr. Kievit attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine where he graduated with honors. He returned to Farmington to earn his doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. It was there he learned the importance of preventative care. “I realized there are small changes that can be made which make a larger impact on both a patient’s dental and overall health. Dentistry has come a long way from even when I was younger and I enjoy embracing what technology has to offer today. Our office uses a variety of state of the art technology that increases patient comfort, minimizes time spent in the dental chair, and promotes conservative treatment”.
Dr. Kievit can often be found learning about advancements in dentistry through continuing education courses. He completed advanced training in general dentistry at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Manhattan, New York. He is committed to being a lifelong learner and appreciates this aspect of his profession. Dr. Kievit is a member of the American Dental Association and the Connecticut State Dental Association.
In his free time, Dr. Kievit is an avid skier and shares a love of camping and fishing with his grandfather. Together, they have traveled to remote locations like Chile, Newfoundland, Alaska, and soon New Brunswick, Canada. Dr. Kievit and his wife, Dr. Alyssa McIntyre Kievit, share a three-year-old golden retriever, named Lucy. Together, they enjoy spending weekends hiking, exploring new local restaurants, and quality time with family and friends.
Call our office today if you want to take control of your dental health and experience what dentistry today has to offer. We’d love to see you!