Achieving Excellence in Family Dentistry

General Dentist - Waterford, CT



Caring Dentistry

When life gets busy, the last thing on your mind is making sure you and your family make it to the dentist. But dental care has a big impact on your oral and overall health. Our caring team is passionate about ensuring everyone is receiving the care they need to have a healthy and beautiful smile! We’ve built our practice around this passion and constantly strive to help each of our patients feel valued and comfortable.

Our dentists in Waterford, CT are trained in comprehensive family dentistry and offer these services in one convenient location. Our staff is welcoming and friendly, here to assist you with easy scheduling and insurance or financing. And our modern, relaxing practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that helps us provide faster, better, and more reliable dental care. Schedule an appointment and see for yourself why so many patients return to our office year after year!

Meet The doctors

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Dr. Joshua John

Dr. Joshua John began his journey at the University of Pittsburgh, where he obtained his undergraduate degree (2011). He continued on to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and acquired his Doctor of Dental Medicine (2016). Before joining Drew Dental Group, Dr. John had been in private practice for 7 years in Maryland.

Dr. John values his patient’s role in making educated decisions about their treatment, while creating an atmosphere that is comfortable and pain-free. He is experienced in both natural tooth and implant restorations, including crowns and bridges, and is well-versed in root canal treatment. Dr. John is passionate about providing treatment using the latest technology and is constantly seeking opportunities to advance his education.


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Dr. Arnold Benak Jr.

Dr. Arnold Benak Jr., originally from Boston, started his dental journey at Bostun University, where he obtainted his Bachelor of Science. During his college years, Dr. Benak’s family owned the Dock n’ Dine Restaurant in Old Saybrook where he also worked and developed a love for the Connecticut shoreline. He elected to take a different path from the family business and instead attended Tufts School of Dental Medicine, where he acquired his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). It was because of his family and his newfound love for Southeastern Connecticut that he decided to open his practice in East Lyme where he served the community for over forty years before joining Graniteville Dental Solutions in the summer of 2023.


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Dr. Stephanie Mastrota

Dr. Stephanie Mastrota received her BS in Biology in 1983 from Villanova University where she realized that dentistry was the perfect combination of art and science. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1987 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

In 2011 Dr. Mastrota was recruited by her son and joined the United States Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant. With a desire to help those in need, she served on a mission trip to Africa in 2013 with the Marine Corp 4th Dental Battalion. During her time in Africa, she provided dental care to underprivileged residents of Agadir, Morocco, and was featured in the Continental Marine Magazine for her service. Leading up to her time in the Navy, she also served as a Clinical Instructor for the Aesthetic Advantage courses at the New York University School of Dentistry. 

Our Affiliations

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American Dental Academy

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Connecticut State Dental Association

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New London County Dental Society

Our Patients tell the story best

Alma F.
"You can't find a better group of people than the one's at Raccio and Drew Dental Group. Their work is excellent and everyone is so pleasant and caring."
"Always a warm , smiling welcome and real listening to my questions and concerns. Always good explaining of that day’s procedures. Many thanks."
Alexandria H.
"The best dentist and the best hygenist and the whole crew. Very comfortable place as soon as you walk in."
Mary Ann C.
"Everyone in that office could not be any nicer. Everyone goes the extra mile to help! And everyone makes you feel right at home."
"The best place for Dr Drew to take care of your Dental needs. Everybody is very, very nice and courtesy. They make you feel welcome, and right at home."
Brian F.
"Cleaning done in a professional, friendly manner. The staff and Dr. Drew take care to make the visit comfortable."
Louise L.
"Love this practice. Dental hygienists are very good. I love to have my teeth cleaned. Employees are pleasant, competent and thorough."
Patrick C.
"Been with Dr Drew for 20 plus years, always a caring and professional dentist! The best I have met so far!"
"Never a wait and always friendly faces! The staff is top notch and Dr. Drew is the best. I've been coming here for 25 years and I am very satisfied."
Nancy G.
"I've been a patient since 1989 and couldn't be happier. The entire staff is caring, capable and responsive if you ever have a problem. Great dental group!"

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