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Why choose Dr. Tina Gage?

She has over two decades of experience and is extremely gentle. Which makes her the perfect dentist for patients who have dental fear or anxiety. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Dawson Academy, where she learned the “Concept of Complete Dentistry.” Although more time-consuming than standard dentistry, Complete Dentistry results in more consistent, predictable and healthy outcomes for your oral health.

Turning little details into big smiles

Dr. Gage is extremely thorough. Whether it’s your first exam or a complex procedure, she pays close attention to every detail, fully charting your entire mouth – existing fillings, cavities, gum recession, periodontal pockets, tooth mobility, soft tissues, cancer screening, TMJ and bite function.

She’s committed to educating patients about their dental health, treatment options and preventive care. She always explains what she’s doing so you understand your treatment. She is big on continuing education for herself and her staff. She personally takes more than double the required amount of continuing dental education to ensure that her patients always receive the latest, most effective treatments.

Helping you maximize your insurance benefits

Dr. Gage helps patients get the most out of their insurance benefits. She will even segment her plan of care and spread treatments out over a longer period of time to make complete dentistry affordable.

About Your Dentist

Tina C. Gage, DMD

It all began with having a great family dentist

“I became interested in dentistry when I was 14 and wearing braces. I always had an interest in the medical sciences, and my family dentist was a really nice and caring man. I love helping people and families live healthier lives.”

A passion for educating patients about oral health

“I’ve devoted over two decades to helping people smile and being part of their families. I’m very passionate about educating patients. I hope the knowledge I give them about their teeth and gums, and the care I give them, will help create a healthy oral environment so they can eat properly. The more they know about their oral health and treatment options, the better decisions they can make about their dental care.”

A sensitive perfectionist

“I am extremely sensitive to my patients and their dental and emotional needs. I am also a perfectionist who feels the need to constantly improve my skills and knowledge. My patients appreciate the fact that I am always looking for better treatments and new ways to make them smile.”

In her free time

Dr. Gage keeps herself healthy by competing in triathlons, cooking healthy, playing English hand-bells and singing in her church choir. She also enjoys music and wine tastings.


DMD: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Residency: Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
BS: Microbiology, with Distinction, Pennsylvania State University
Member: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Bridgeport Dental Association
Graduate: The Dawson Academy, Concept of Complete Dentistry

About The Dawson Academy

As a graduate of The Dawson Academy, Dr. Gage is one of only 10% of dentists in the United States who practices the Concept of Complete Dentistry. She can identify problem signs before you have any symptoms or damage, which means you can receive treatment in a more conservative, less costly manner.

The Concept of Complete Dentistry emphasizes a comprehensive, individualized approach to your dental care, beginning with prevention and early intervention. Contrary to what you might think, this doesn't mean simply drill and fill every tooth. Rather, the complete dentistry that Dr. Gage practices requires an understanding of every structural part of your chewing system, including your jaw joints, facial and temporal muscles and teeth. In the long run, this advanced form of treatment could save you from years of pain, suffering and high costs for multiple and repeated dental work.

Analyzing the 10 structural and functional factors in the chewing system is the basis for every new patient examination. Dr. Gage can properly diagnosis and treat not only obvious problems, but also those that haven't even shown signs yet!

As with most professions, dentists have a range of skill levels based on advanced education, training and philosophy of patient care. The Dawson Academy, founded by Dr. Peter Dawson, is a renowned, advanced dental education facility where dentists teach other dentists how to be better dentists.

When you want caring dental solutions that enhance your life, call Dr. Gage at 203.375.3068 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

  • This is by FAR the best dental office I have been to!!!! I love the whole staff and their bedside manner is superb especially for my children!!!!
    - FM.

Contact Us:

Tina C. Gage, DMD.
2945 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 375-3068

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