Did you hear the news? Once again, Dr. Bobbitt was honored to be chosen as a TOP DENTIST by his colleagues in the annual survey in NH Magazine. 2017 marks the 8th consecutive year for his selection for this honor.
Patients often ask me why I am not a "specialist". The truth is that I love being a general dentist, free to practice any and all of the specialities of our great profession. The most exciting part of my career is the unknown. I never know, from one day to the next, with what condition, which symptom, or what concerns my patients will present, and it is up to me to determine the best mode of therapy to provide for their needs. Whatever that condition is, I love the challenge of solving the "puzzle." The opportunity to make a decisive, if not immediate, impact on another person’s life is an immeasurable personal and professional reward that manifests itself on a daily basis.
I admire and appreciate the privilege of serving my patients. I am humbled by the opportunity to provide for them my skills, judgment, and expertise in order to solve their specific problem or need. Every day, I am honored by the confidence they display with their referral of friends, family, and colleagues.
My chosen profession is a lifetime choice, selected when I was just five years old. In fact, I tell my patients that I went to kindergarten because you had to in order to get into dental school! Dentistry allows me to satisfy my two major professional loves: art and medicine. In no other field can I exercise my artistic talents and have immediate physical and cosmetic results that can make such an incredible impact on a patient’s life and well-being. The level of trust needed to be called "their dentist" is a privilege that I hold in high regard.
A Lifetime Commitment to Education
In June of 2017 I earned my first Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award in the AGD and am now one of only 400 dentists to have received this award. My thirst for knowledge and expertise can only benefit my patients and satisfy my endless professional curiosity.
I began my formal education by earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut as an Honors Scholar, Magna cum Laude. I also graduated near the top of my dental school class at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, earning my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Despite my top grades and board scores, I knew I didn’t know enough to provide for the myriad of patients who would come through the door in my career, so I joined the US Air Force, completed a General Practice Residency, and then practiced for three years at a remote base on the SE shore of England where my colleagues and I were responsible for providing 100% of the care for every patient who presented for care. That experience permitted me to join and continue to provide a well-established general practice where most care is provided in-house.
I consider myself a lifelong student who loves education. To this day, I thoroughly enjoy continuing education and take up to 150 hours per year. I celebrated my professional achievement in 2009, receiving the Mastership Award (MAGD) in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
In 2010, I was awarded Fellowship (FICOI) in the ICOI--the International Congress of Oral Implantologists--and in May 2014, I was elevated to Diplomate status (DICOI)--having met the stringent training and experience requirements to satisfy the challenge of the Board of the ICOI.
I am an active member of the Greater Nashua Dental Society and an active committee member and chair in the New Hampshire Dental Society. My additional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the International College of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, World Clinical Laser Institute, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Outside the Office
Born in Buffalo, New York, I remain a steadfast Bills and Yankees fan (much to the chagrin of my staff and patients who are primarily die-hard Red Sox and Patriots fans!) I spent summers with my grandparents at their camp on Cayuga Lake. I have made my home in Nashua since 1993, where I live with my wife, Heather, and our son, Derek.
When not working, I can almost always be found outdoors. I am an avid naturalist (archer, fly fisherman, wild mushroom collector, maple sugarer, home brewer and wine maker). I love to ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, and hike--summiting Mt. Washington in 2015. Just for fun, I completed my first Triathlon with my son who was just 13 in 2016! When I have to be indoors, I’m a woodworker, having built or restored nearly all of the furniture in my house; I love woodturning and carving. I also play the piano, harmonica and bugle for fun.
In the Community
I am or have been an active member of the following organizations:
- Boy Scouts of America, Troop 773, Assistant Scoutmaster, Nashua, NH (2010-Present)
- BSA Order of the Arrow, Associate Chapter Advisor-Arrowhead Chapter, Brotherhood Member, Nashua, NH
- Northeast Delta Dental: Emerging Technologies Advisory Committee Member (thru 2016)
- Donated Dental Services--provider (2009-Present)
- Bellwether Community Credit Union, Supervisory Committe (thru 2016)
- Broad Bay-Leavitt Bay Neighborhood Association: Committee Member (2006-Present)
- Smiles for Tomorrow: Nashua Action Committee for Community Fluoridation
Serving on the these volunteer boards allows me to give back to the community that supports my family and practice. I also volunteer extensively with the Boy Scouts Troop 773 in Nashua, NH to spend time, one-on-one, with my son who earned his Eagle Scout in March 2017.