Trust Your Smile to a Team of Specialists

River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry: Minimally Invasive Services with Maximum Results


  • Dear Dr. Matt, Thank you for taking such good care of me. You and your entire staff have been a pleasure.
    Happy spring.

    — Susan T.

  • Dear Dr. Foisie and delightful ladies,
    Thank you for the care and kindness that you and your staff directed to me.
    Oh yes, I am a little nervous, but after my first visit I know I’m in good hands.

    — C.M.

  • Dear Dr. Foisie,
    I appreciate your time and caring during my recent dental appointment.

    — Carol M.

  • Dear Dr. Cantner – This is a belated thank you for providing such excellent service to my Dad. You took a bad situation and turned it around, which we are extremely grateful for. In addition to your own expertise you gave the added benefit of Dr. R. The way you to coordinated your efforts to get my father’s dental health corrected was especially appreciated. Thank you very much for your skill and compassion.

    — – JF

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Convenient Periodontal Care

We offer three convenient locations and a full team of board-certified periodontists. Our goal is to conveniently provide a wide range of services to make your dental care easy. We take special pride in being one of the few practices in our area to offer minimally invasive procedures like LANAP® laser gum therapy and the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, which significantly limit the need for invasive surgeries.

Rated Top Periodontist in Connecticut 2017

Click the Connecticut Magazine cover to read about Dr. Foisie, Dr. Cantner and Dr. Oks’s recognition in the 2017 annual survey of dental professionals.

Our Locations

  • Old Saybrook, CT – 97 Elm St.
  • Madison, CT – 25 Durham Rd.
  • Waterford, CT – 744 Broad St.

Our Doctors

Our team of specialists includes Dr. Craig Foisie, Dr. I.L. Cantner, Dr. Matthew Cantner, Dr. Tatyana Oks and Dr. James McAraw. We are dedicated to providing effective and efficient periodontal care, implant dentistry, and more. If you are looking for a periodontist in Old Saybrook, CT or the surrounding area, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.

Sit Back Relax Your Way to the Smile of Your Dreams

Do not let fear keep you from getting the smile that you deserve. We understand your anxiety and offer a variety of sedation dentistry options, including IV, oral, and inhalation services. We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry to our patients as a means of making general periodontal care available to those with mild to severe dental anxiety.

The LANAP® Protocol and Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Patients suffering from periodontal disease or gum recession used to require invasive surgeries to fight against these conditions. Today, however, we can perform innovative procedures like the LANAP® laser protocol for gum disease and the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique for gum recession with great success. These procedures are performed without scalpels and sutures, and they significantly limit the cases in which invasive treatments are necessary. We can gently and conveniently save teeth once thought hopeless, regenerate lost bone, and correct gum recession with these advanced techniques.