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
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Bellucci is a Connecticut native whose journey blends a love for guitar, dentistry, and a touch of adventure. After graduating from Notre Dame High School and Berklee College of Music in Boston, he fine-tuned his skills with an undergrad at Southern Connecticut State University in ’89. Dr. Bellucci then delved into the dental world at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, earning accolades, including the Award for Excellence in Operative Dentistry, and graduating in ’93 as part of the Robert R. Andrews Research Honor Society. Returning to Connecticut, he became a key player in a group private practice, seamlessly merging academic prowess with hands-on experience.