Pearl Dental Care
Scott Pearl, DMD:
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Pearl Dental Care
Scott A. Pearl, DMD, FAGD
Hamden, CT













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Scott Pearl, DMD





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Kelly E. from Hamden, CT (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Pearl Dental Care for 3 years, they are amazing. It is always a pleasant experience whenever I go, the ladies in the front office are always so nice and very helpful sorting out my dental insurance for me. I have seen both Dr. Pearl’s, I recently had a crown done and was very pleased to learn that they do it all in one visit. Previous crowns (at other offices) were done in 2 steps which meant getting novacane TWICE….no one enjoys that!!! I just had my teeth cleaned by Jen, i have seen her several times now and my teeth always feel fantastic when I leave. A co worker had recommended Pearl Dental when I first moved to Hamden 3 years ago and it was honestly the best recommendation ever, I still thank her after every visit for sending me there. Highly recommended!

Antoinette Wade (Source: Google)


I have had the best experience with Pearl Dental . The first time I called ; the first time I walked in , I felt a peace of mind that I have never experienced in any dentist office in my lifetime. The staff are so kind and considerate and Scott Pearl will forever be by far the best dentist that I have had the pleasure of meeting. They are professional and very caring. I would recommend them to anyone that ever had a bad thought about going to the dentist. They are incredible and I am more than satisfied with their work.

J. P. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Pearl and his team are extremely kind and professional. My treatment is always painless, whether it is for a cleaning, filling a cavity, or invisalign. I will keep coming back to Pearl Dental Care and have recommended them to all of my family and friends!

Bob H. from New Britain, CT (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Pearl Dental for 5 years. They have a great practice. The front desk staff is very helpful and always knows what my insurance covers better than me. It is great when you can go somewhere and have the same Dentist, hygienists and assistants all the time. They always remember my name and treat me with respect. Keep up the good work.

Zehra Patwa (Source: Google)


Like most people, I hate having dental work done but I was very pleased with the gentle (and mostly painless!) procedure I had today. Dr Scott Pearl was excellent and explained what he was doing to reassure me throughout. Madeleine was also very competent and kind and was a great assistant in the procedure. I have been with Pearl Dental for over 25 years and the service continues to be exceptional!

Mary H. from Hamden, CT (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pearl and his staff are caring people who do a great job and make getting dental work done…dare I say it?  A treat!  Coffee, tea, and pepperidge farm cookies as well as good magazines in the waiting room.  The TV is usually turned to a cooking show.  The staff are friendly and efficient and they even put scaredy cats at ease.  I was referred by a friend and have referred 3 others.  The equipment is state of the art.  Lastly, I love the email reminders, a month, a week and a day in advance!

Ace M. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


Pearl Dental is the only place to give me an appointment for a same day emergency on a Saturday. I’m from out of town and had a major toothache. I called all over town looking for any dental appointments since my tooth was killing me, especially at night. I couldn’t wait until most dental offices were open on Monday. I knew I needed crowns for two molar teeth. One tooth my filling had fallen out with a big hole and I never replaced it. The other tooth that hurt, was badly decayed. I wanted it pulled or to have a root canal with how much it was hurting. My tooth was mostly hurting badly at night, so Dr Pearl recommended me to sleep with mouth guards. I had taken lots of ibuprofen that morning. Since my tooth wasn’t hurting bad at the moment, they set me up for an appointment a couple of days later for a couple of crowns. The next day my toothache started hurting the whole day with ibuprofen, so I just waited until my appointment. Told Dr Pearl about it and he gave my tooth another look and saw a small crack in my tooth. He said since there’s a crack, no way of knowing if a root canal will work because the crack can go to the root. I just opted to have it pulled. I had the crown put on first, then had the decayed tooth pulled. Dr pearl made sure to ask if I was good all the time and gave me lots of anesthetics if I needed it. He also put in a bone graft so I can have teeth implants in the future. Sharon the dental assistant was also great. No one likes going to the dentist, but speaking with her made me feel at ease. She knew what she was doing and was proactive in making the scans for the crown instead of waiting for Dr Pearl to do it. Highlight of the whole place was the front office assistant Deneen. She is super nice and has a bubbly personality. She was able to squeeze me in for the emergency appointment. She also got me in for my crown by moving some other people around since I had to leave town soon. My emergency appointment with x-ray costs were waived by her since I had an appointment for a crown. She also gave me a pretty big discount for the crown and the extraction.

Nick (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Pearl Dental since 2010. For the last 5 or so years Dr. Scott Pearl and Jen have been working on me. They are both fantastic along with everyone else I’ve worked with. I’ve been very happy with the office as a whole and would recommend anyone to go there. Everyone is very compassionate, understanding, and listens. The facilities are clean and updated. Most importantly they have my trust.

Koby Bond (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Pearl Dental for about 5 years and my experience has been fantastic. Every 6 months I get to go and update everyone with things going on in my life. Dr. Scott Pearl and Sabrina usually work on me and they’re always friendly towards me along with everyone else I’ve worked with. I recommend everyone go here because everyone is so hospitable.

Brittany S. from Old Saybrook, CT (Source: Yelp)


This dental practice was able to book us an urgent appointment within 24 hours. My tooth was severely infected and I was in excruciating pain, Dr. Pearl was able to remove it and guide me towards the best treatment plan possible. The whole staff treated me with the best care possible while being kind and respectful. There were no problems with booking the appointment and the check in process. Whether it’s for a last minute appointment or a 6 month check up, I would highly recommend their services.

Jen S. from Plymouth, CT (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming to Pearl Dental Care for almost 17 years now. I initially came in for an emergent procedure- impacted wisdom teeth in my early twenties. I have sensitive teeth and gums but never have an issue coming to Dr. Pearl and the team for care. Over the years I have had multiple procedures, including gum surgery,root canal therapy, and cosmetic straightening (best thing ever- I highly recommend it!). I have so much more confidence and my teeth not only look amazing but are healthier and aligned now so I no longer have jaw pain from tooth grinding. Dr. Pearl is the best- I would not go anywhere else. I drive an hour each way because I am not willing to change practices. Sue Vito has been my regular hygienist for many years and I highly recommend her. She’s caring, professional, and really helps you get on track with a plan to take care of your oral health. Sue is always responsive to my tooth and gum sensitivity issues and puts me at ease. I have seen other hygienists at the practice over the years as well- notably Robin Okolo-Lampron is great as well. The front office staff- Deneen in particular- are gems and know you by name. I never have had a billing issue or insurance filing that the ladies have not been able to handle smoothly. Appointments are taken on time and they have a nice email and text reminder system that is “with the times” that I appreciate. And- last but not least- a shout out to my favorite dental assistant Sharon!

R. C. (Source: Google)


I have been coming to Pearl Dental for over 2 years. I am very happy with the service and professionalism of all the staff members. I see Dr.Pearl (son). He is the best! I have a bad jaw. It can be painful. Dr Pearl is patient and makes sure I am comfortable. He is trustworthy. This is ABSOLUTELY critical for me. If Dr. Pearl says a procedure is needed, then it is. In the past, I had seen many dentist that would say something was wrong with my tooth, when it really wasn’t. Or worse, tell me I needed a root canal when it wasn’t needed. Thank goodness I found out about Pearl Dental, where they are honest and hardworking. Strongly recommend Pearl Dental Care to anyone who needs dentistry work done right!

Jack S. from Naples, FL (Source: Yelp)


These people were great. The staff was friendly and helpful. My dentist, a Russian woman whose name escapes me was amazing. I narrowly avoided two root canals and honestly believe if I had gone anywhere else the results would not have been so pleasant. She was gentle and precise and I would recommend her to anyone. My detal assistant was personable and made me feel at ease and welcome the whole time I was there. Thanks guys!

Doreen S. from Hamden, CT (Source: Yelp)


If you’re looking for a dentist, then this is the one ! My family and I have been patients with Dr. Pearl for almost 30 years. The staff will greet you as soon as you enter. the girls know you by name, and ask how everyone is doing.Not only is the entire staff super friendly, but go out of their way to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Dr. Pearl is the best, he takes his time with you while explaining exactly how the procedure will go.Again if you are looking for a new dentist, you found the best here!

Zenora Cutchin (Source: Google)


Pearl dental is the best family dental I have ever visited, the company works well with kids and scheduling. The dental hygienist that work at pearl dental cleaned my teeth very well. Deneen was very flexible with squeezing me into an appointment last minute and I was very pleased with how Scott was very detailed with what was needed for my teeth. I would recommend this practice to anyone!!!!

Janet Sanford (Source: Google)


Dr. Scott has helped me so much with my teeth! As he did my fillings, I have felt better and better and my overall health and attitude have improved so much! At my request, he has replaced amalgam with a non-mercury filling and that has made a huge difference! He has also taken great care to explain things to me and discuss options clearly. He is meticulous in his work as well. His attitude is wonderful as are the attitudes of all of his staff. Everyone is very kind, pleasant, helpful and encouraging. I give him my highest recommendations if you’re in the Hamden area.

Terrance Walker (Source: Google)


I take good care of my teeth but plaque builds up around them just like other ppl, Pearl Dental does a wonderful job of removing the build up and helping teeth stay healthy. I’m gonna need some surgery around the gums but I trust that things will go fine. I’m happy that they can spot bad things going on in the mouth/gums because I don’t show bad/obvious symptoms. Looking forward to see how things turn out and trying to keep my nice teeth.

Quinn Reinhardt (Source: Google)


I LOVE THE DOCTORS PEARL!!!!! Everything about that office is so welcoming. I almost want to stop brushing and continue not flossing just so I get to spend more time there. If anyone wants to curb stomp me or punch me in the mouth I would honestly be kind of okay with it because I would get to spend more time there. If you know what’s good for you, then you will ghost your current dentist and hop right over to the lovely haven that is Pearl Dental Care. If I see any of you at another dentist office I will be heartbroken on your behalf. Anyone in their right mind who does not hate themselves will go to Pearl Dental Care. Everyone at the front desk is so friendly and knowledgeable about insurance coverage and will go out of their way to be as helpful as possible. I might have to start making up oral ailments because I just cannot get enough! If any of my wonderful readers are with child, consider Dr. Scott as a godfather, I know he would get the job done quite well. Ladies and gentlemen, it is high time to stop being worried about going to the dentist, and time to start getting excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel B. from Fair Haven, New Haven, CT (Source: Yelp)


I first started coming here when my husband recommended it to me a year ago. Deneen at the front desk was one of the first people I met, and is always so accommodating. I hadn’t been to the dentist in more than 2 years and every time I left an office I felt overwhelmed. Today was the first time I met with Stacey, she went over every option with me and made sure I was comfortable. She made sure that she had my finances in mind when trying to create a long term plan. Dentists mean money and it’s always something I’ve tried to avoid because of this. Everyone at the office always helps to make sure that the visits are comfortable and I don’t feel overwhelmed when leaving.

Anthony S. from New Haven, CT (Source: Yelp)


Had a bad experience before with a tooth extraction but this time was great, the dentist, I don’t remember her name 🙁 was GREAT, she was very informative and professional and only discomfort I felt was the pinch of the needle to numb the gum, I now feel comfortable going forward with oral needs knowing that i am in very capable hands.

Elise Chambers (Source: Google)


Every time I have visited Pearl Dental I received a warm welcome from everyone there. I never have to worry about which dentist I’ll be working with since they are both extremely caring and patient! : ) I liked them so much that I started bringing my children for their dental care as well and they have had wonderful experiences as well. We are very grateful for their care.

Joan Allen (Source: Google)


When I came to Pearl Dental, more than 15 years ago, I was petrified of the dental experience. I needed to be medicated for a mere cleaning. I once went in to have a tooth filled. After starting the procedure, Dr. Pearl recognized the job was much larger than a filling and needed additional work. Dr. Pearl performed a root canal on the tooth, and I never felt a pinch! He is absolutely amazing. I have now continually kept my appointments and my teeth and gums are in pristine health! Dr. Pearl and the rest of the Pearl Dental crew, thank you for the tender, loving care you provide.

Ilana Gabriella (Source: Google)


Recently had a night time bite guard made here and they did an amazing job. I grind my teeth really bad at night so I go through bite guards every few years. This new one made at Pearl Dental Care is the most comfortable night guard I have ever had. I barely notice it and am sleeping comfortably and waking up with zero jaw pain. Thank you Scott Pearl!

Alex V. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience today with Dr. Scott Pearl. I appreciate the safety precautions his practice has taken during COVID as they made me feel comfortable throughout my visit. From the temperature check and COVID screening to all staff wearing appropriate PPE it was a great start to my check-up. I had a very thorough cleaning followed by an attentive exam by Dr. Pearl. He answered all of my questions and did not make me feel rushed.  We came up with a good treatment plan and I was on my way in a timely manner. I have nothing but great things to say for this professional establishment and the great doc! I’ll be back in 6 months.

Lorrice G. from New Haven, CT (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pearl has been our family dentist for years. The entire team from the office staff, especially Deena, to hygenists, and Scott and Gary Pearl use state of the art equipment, great patient care, and awesome customer service. They never want you to be uncomfortable and check in several times to make sure you’re okay. I love that they stay up to date with the newest technigues and procedures. They treat my family like they’re important and really listen to what I want. Excellent dental care from a caring staff.

Monica Y. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


It was my first time here and I probably only waited 10min before it was my turn. I went for a cleaning and the service was great, and the staff was friendly. They asked me numerous times if I had any questions for them to make sure I was ok. I highly recommend this place and will be going here from now on!

Wilson G. from Hamden, CT (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Scott Pearl did a spectacular job with my cavity filling today. I highly recommend him as a dentist, as  he is a 2nd generation dentist, son of the legendary Dr. Gary Pearl. The star of the show was Stacy. Stacy is unequivocally the best Dental Hygienist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is compassionate, and truly cares about taking care of me as a patient, and provided the human aspect of interacting with patients in a way that so many other hygienists lack. She doesn’t treat you like a number, but almost like someone you’ve always known. That is truly appreciated and special. Thank you very much for your expert service, Dr. Pearl and Stacy!!!!

Koby Bond (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Pearl Dental for about 5 years and my experience has been fantastic. Every 6 months I get to go and update everyone with things going on in my life. Dr. Scott Pearl and Sabrina usually work on me and they’re always friendly towards me along with everyone else I’ve worked with. I recommend everyone go here because everyone is so hospitable.

Lillian R. Valentín-Siedlecki (Source: Google)


Everyone in the office is absolutely amazing! The first time I went to Pearl Dental it was due to an emergency a little over a year ago. Not only did they fit me in right away without being their patient at the time, they fixed my tooth right away, and I was pain free by the time I left the office! The care and friendliness from the staff makes you look forward to your next visit! Thank you for all you do!

Alwx P. from Derby, CT (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t have asked for a better dental experience than the one Dr. Scott Pearl has provided me. I have always Been a person who has always been skeptical about getting dental work done, which soon changed after I sat down in dr Scott pearls dental chair for my first time. Being in his presence I automatically feel a sense of relieve that my treatment will be satisfied. Not just all his awards that are hung up on his walls impressed me, but his manners, professionalism, and overall knowledge are what pleased me the most. Being a college student and a person who wants to be in the medical field I found his knowledge extremely interesting. After my few experiences of being his patient I can confidently say there is no one else I would rather have as a dentist.

Brandi S. from Watertown, CT (Source: Yelp)


Pearl Dental Care is wonderful!! The office staff is friendly and professional. I have had to reschedule my appointments a couple of times and they have been accommodating and understanding. The Dentist  Dr L ( I don’t know how to spell his last name!!)  is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, caring and easy to talk to. My crown looks great!! Thank you!

Jonjo Raysor (Source: Google)


Let me start off by saying I was never a fan of the dentist. But the older I got I understand their role and I appreciate them. I have grown very attached to pearl dental care. For how they treat me from the 1st moment you walk in the door. Scott pearl worked on my tooth extraction today and was being very gentle even though I wanted him to rip that tooth out lol. And to all my ladies at the front desk with all the beautiful smiles I thank you Especially my traveling buddy Amy. And if you decide to make that decision to have my team work on your teeth trust this review they are all awesome.

Kimhouy Tong (Source: Google)


Fantastic staff who really care about their patients! Everyone I interacted with- the front desk staff, the hygienist, the dental assistant and Dr. Pearle himself- was extremely gentle, very thoughtful, and provided the best care I could want for my teeth. I’ll never go to another dental office for as long as I live in CT. Highly recommend!

Brandi Black (Source: Google)


I love this dental office Dr. Pearl and his staff are very friendly and flexible when handling schedules based on your work day. The front desk staff is very friendly and knowledgeable when handling billing questions and making appointments. Dr. S. pearl and Dr. G pearl work very well with children, my niece love visiting this dental office because the staff is so friendly and caring with her. I would recommend this company to anyone!!!

Paula Pini (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient at Pearl Dental Care for years. The staff is great. The facility is clean and I felt absolutely safe in the building during COVID. Technicians and Dr Scott (the best!) wearing face masks, face shields, gloves. There are air filters running in every room. Front office staff courteous and welcoming. They deserve a 5 star rating.


Dr. Scott Pearl was born and raised in Connecticut and is proud to be part of the Pearl Dental Care team. Dr. Pearl attended college at the University of Connecticut, earning a BS in Finance. He continued his education at Quinnipiac University, earning an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Pearl graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed residency training at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. From the age of 5 Dr. Pearl always wanted to become a dentist. Dr. Pearl provides comprehensive family dental care to all ages including young children. Some of Dr. Pearl’s clinical interests include CEREC, dental implants,laser dentistry, Invisalign, and dentures. Other areas of his practice include TMJ treatment, cosmetic veneers, and digital dentistry. Dr. Pearl believes in getting to know his patients well and optimizing their oral health. He believes that quality dental care can have profound effects on a patient’s physical and mental well-being. ​ ​In 2021, Dr. Pearl became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a milestone reached by only 6% of dentists in the US. When you see a dentist with FAGD after their name, you can rest assured that they care about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. AGD Fellows practice these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year — not every dentist does this. Outside of the office Dr. Pearl likes to enjoy nature with his wife and chase after their 2 year old son and mini Goldendoodle.