Dentist – New London, CT

Office Hours


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday - Sunday


Top-Rated New London CT Dentist


Welcome to Thames River Dental Group, your trusted family dentist in New London, CT. At our New London dental practice, we treat your family like our family. Thames River Dental Group in New London opened in 2016, and we’re proud to say that we’re both the newest dental office in town and (in a sense) the oldest! Our historic gothic revival building here at Thames River Dental in New London, CT dates back 120 years to simpler days. Much has changed since then—modern advances make visiting your dentist in New London a reason to smile! But, some things haven’t changed, like our old-world charm, friendly attitude, and attention to detail.

Thames River Dental Group proudly provides dental care in New London CT to families in and around our nearby community. Thames River Dental Group is conveniently located just off of Governor Winthrop Boulevard at 27 Broad Street in New London, CT, close to Fiddleheads Food Co-op, New London Superior Court, New London County Courthouse, the Public Library of New London, and many other New London businesses and attraction!

Partners in Care

We're Accepting New Patients!

Are you looking for a dentist near you in New London, CT? Thames River Dental Group in New London CT is accepting new patients and would be happy to meet you and your family. Contact our office to discuss your needs and book an appointment!


Thames River Dental Savings Plan

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Simple, affordable dental savings plans for individuals and immediate family members from your dentist in New London.


Colonial Dental Plan
$ 299
per year includes:
  • 1 Regular Exam
  • Routine x-rays
  • One Oral Screening
  • 2 Cleanings
  • 2 Flouride Treatments
  • Up To 20% Off Other Treatments
  • $40 off additional immediate family members
$715 value!

Meet Your Dentist in New London, CT


Brian Bottaro, DMD

General Dentistry

Dr. Brian Bottaro prides himself on providing state-of-the-art care for his dental patients. Originally from Manchester, Connecticut, Dr. Bottaro ran his own private practice in the area for more than 30 years and established himself as a premier provider for his quality of care, personal attention to his patients, and excellence in dentistry.

Dr. Bottaro is an active member of the Connecticut State Dental Association and has served on various committees for the Connecticut Dental Society, including positions on the Board of Governors, Budget Committee, Infectious Disease Committee, Annual Meeting Committee, and Building Committee. He is a Past President of the Manchester Dental Society and has served as Peer Review Chairman for his local dental society. Dr. Bottaro has also served on advisory boards helping to establish the dental assisting program at Manchester Community College, as well as the hygiene program at Goodwin College. He also has served as an examiner for Connecticut’s Department of Health. Dr. Bottaro has also been active in the mentoring program at the UCONN School of Dentistry and has served as volunteer faculty for second, third, and fourth-year students.

Dr. Bottaro continues to broaden and deepen his knowledge of dentistry and continues his education in all areas of dentistry. Hartford Magazine recognized him as a “Top Dentist” in our state consistently from 1999 to 2019. He has advanced certificates from The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in Implantology, Bone Grafting, and Implant Placement. In 2010, Dr. Bottaro achieved ICOI Diplomate status, the organization’s highest level of recognition.

Dr. Bottaro provides dental care in all areas of general dentistry including root canals, extractions, bone grafting, implant placement and restorations, cosmetic dentistry, removable dentures, and cosmetic crown and bridge.

“General Dentistry has always excited me and I have always felt privileged to provide dental care to my patients. I pledge to provide excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, family atmosphere. It is an honor for me to join the Thames River Team.”

—Dr. Brian Bottaro


Marcus Capalbo, DMD

General Dentistry

Becoming a dentist was a lifelong dream for Dr. Marcus Capalbo. Growing up in a family of dentists, he always aspired to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, father, and brothers. Dr. Marcus is the seventh dentist in his family. His father and uncle still practice in the office founded by his grandfather in Westerly, RI.

Dr. Marcus graduated from Providence College and then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. At Tufts, he earned a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree. Following dental school, Dr. Marcus attended the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the UConn Health Center Hospital. Dr. Marcus still continues his education, taking classes and attending seminars all over the country.

Dr. Marcus enjoys staying active and is an avid golfer and skier. His favorite way to spend free time is with his family at the beach. He is passionate about animals and enjoys cooking.

“My life philosophy, which spills over into dentistry, is to give more than you take each day.”

—Dr. Marcus Capalbo


Elliot H. Kimmel, DDS, MS

Retired 2020

We want to share a special THANK YOU with Dr. Elliot Kimmel for over 40 years of outstanding dentistry and community care! Though we were sad to see Dr. Kimmel retire in late 2020, we are extremely happy for him and wish him the very best in life and health! Congratulations, Dr. Kimmel! We’ll miss you!

“I’ve been so privileged to care for our community for so long. I will miss each one of you, and I so greatly appreciate those of you who’ve been along for the ride for so many years and become like family and great friends. I’m sure I’ll continue to see many of you in our community and I look forward to staying in touch! Take care!”

How can Thames River Dental Group help?

At Thames River Dental Group in New London, CT, our patients are family. We specialize in preventative care and also offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including tooth replacements and prosthodontics. We also maintain your periodontal health and are available for emergency dental care in CT. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Patient Testimonials

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, we do not. We do accept most major insurances and offer convenient savings and payment plans. Please see our Insurance and savings plans and contact us with any additional questions.

Our dentist in New London is convenient and easy to get to! Our dental office is located at 27 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320. See below for directions!

We sure do! We specialize in comfortable care for the whole family.

We offer a wide range of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services, as well as sleep dentistry, pain management, and emergency dental. Please contact our team to discuss your needs.

Yes, we’re accepting new patients all the time. Give our office a call or request an appointment here through our website.

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