Personally, I’d like to give one fee… that’s it, “here’s the visit, here’s the fee”. But, the insurance companies don’t let us do this, so this is why a separate exam fee is charged. While the hygienist is cleaning your teeth, she is examining every surface for damage or change. She is observing every square millimeter of soft tissue also. When you think about it, the exam actually lasts for forty minutes, not just the five when the doctor comes in.
Dr. Rick is a great dentist. He is very personable, maintains his office meticulously and takes great care of my teeth. I highly recommend his services to adults and children alike.
Dr. Rick, is the best we travel well over 40 minutes to get to his office when we could go 5 minutes down the road. He is so up to date on all dental topics as well as medical that go along with dental work. The best staff also.
Dr Liftig always makes me comfortable and relaxed. He is very knowledgable. He is wonderful about introducing my daughter to the experience of going to the dentist (let her sit in the chair and took a picture of her teeth so she could see it). The staff is wonderful also.
Dr. Liftig is a gentle, courteous, and knowledgeable densist. He does not rush and is even willing to follow up with a phone call after hours. Phyllis the receptionist is also a gem, was well as all of the hygienists I have had. When I moved to New Hampshire, I continued seeing Dr. Liftig…making a 2 hour drive every 6 months for a year and a half. That’s how good he is. Fortunately, I am back in CT and the good news is I don’t need to look for another dentist!
Knows his stuff, and has great communications skills, putting his patients at ease.
I’m 50 yrs old and I’ve known Dr. Rick for well over 27 years. I never liked “the dentist” growing up, but Dr Rick is the very best. I took my children to Dr Rick from they’re very 1st visits, they loved him and still do to this day.
Our family has been going to Dr Rick and before him his dad for 3 generations. He and his staff are the best. He truly makes you feel like a part of his family. My daughter lives oversea’s but continues to see Dr Rick when she gets home to Ct.
Elmwood section of
West Hartford, CT 06110 (Click here for directions)
8-5 Monday through Thursday
8-1 every other Saturday
We are convenient to West Hartford Center, Newington, I-84 and West
Farms Mall. Click here to learn more about West Hartford and Elmwood.
Dr. Rick Liftig is a dentist in West Hartford, Connecticut and has been in practice since 1980. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Biology in 1975 and received his DMD (Doctorate of Dental Medicine) from the University of Connecticut in 1979. Dr. Rick is a third generation dentist and practiced with his Dad, Dr. Al Liftig for ten years (hence the moniker Dr. Rick as opposed to Dr. Al)… Learn more!