Dr. Blackwell is originally from Pennington, NJ and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Computer Science. During that time, he also received a commission into the U.S. Navy as an Ensign and would serve for the next 6 years. He served aboard the USS Port Royal out of Pearl Harbor, HI and the USS Vella Gulf out of Norfolk, VA. Dr. Blackwell left the service in 2006 as a Lieutenant in order to begin a second career in Dentistry.
Dr. Blackwell completed his post-graduate education at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where he received the Pierre Fauchard Award for Academic Excellence and was a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. Upon graduation, he began an intensive one year residency program at Danbury Hospital where he received additional training in advanced procedures such as wisdom tooth removal, implant placement, molar root canal therapy, and more.
Dr. Blackwell and his wife, Erin, grew up in neighboring small towns in New Jersey and wanted to raise their children in the same sort of close-knit community they experienced. They fell in love with Southbury and Woodbury during the many trips taken to visit family in Vernon, CT and Boston, MA. They have lived in Southbury since 2015 and their oldest daughter is in Kindergarten at Gainfield Elementary School.
You are likely to run into the whole family at Southbury Day, the Woodbury Festival, the Bethlehem Car Show, and almost every other town event in the area!
If you'd like to meet with Dr. Blackwell and see what he can do to address your dental concerns, call and make an appointment today!