Welcome to Blue Back Dental

Owned and operated by three local dentists in West Hartford and Avon, our goal is to change the way you think about your dental care. We combine friendly, personalized service and an artist’s eye for detail with state-of-the-art technology and techniques to give you an experience that consistently exceeds expectations.

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Three smiling dentists in West Hartford and Avon
Timothy Holzhauer, DMDElizabeth Dolan Holzhauer, DMDTheodore K. Wu, DMD, MAGD

Experienced & Authentic Dentistry

Doing More Because You Deserve More

Drs. Ted Wu, Liz Holzhauer, and Tim Holzhauer have been the sole owners of Blue Back Dental for over a decade. They have over 45 years of combined experience, hundreds of hours of continuing education, and a dedication to excellent dentistry and patient experience. Drs. Wu, Holzhauer, and Holzhauer have extensive expertise in Invisalign treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and smile makeovers. Meeting the cosmetic and general dental needs of a growing patient population has allowed for expansion to two locations utilizing additional general dentists, specialists, and cutting-edge technology.

Expertise That Comes to You

Dr. Wu, Dr. Liz Holzhauer, and Dr. Tim Holzhauer have brought on additional dentists and specialists to expand our available treatment options and provide more efficient care. As a result, Blue Back Dental is equipped to handle your general dental and cosmetic needs as well as periodontics and endodontics in house while maintaining the personal touch we’re known for.

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Advanced Dental Checkups & Cleanings

You See What We See

From the very first appointment, our nearby dental team goes the extra mile so that our patients feel like they’re full partners in the oral healthcare process. We use the latest, proven technology to capture extensive photos of the mouth, the teeth, the gums, and jaws so our dentists can explain their treatment recommendations clearly and thoroughly.

Specialized Dental Services

We Turn Dentistry into an Art

We believe that there are no small details when it comes to your dental care, so you can trust that we’re more than capable of giving you the healthy, attractive, and confident look you desire. From tailored cosmetic services designed to remove flaws to same-day emergency dental treatment when you’re in pain, we’ll elevate your dental care to a level of artistry that you’ll benefit from for years to come.

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Best dentist ever! I live 4 hours away and have access to free dental care at my university but still make the trip to Blue Back! Worth the wait!”

Emily E.
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Amazing staff that's very detailed. I would definitely recommend this place, and I'm becoming a permanent client. They are so clean, super fast, and paid for my garage parking. The dentist had a very soft touch--no pain during my exam! Love it! Great place to come and worth every penny.”

Marisela S.
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Best dental experience I’ve ever had. This office is pristine, and they are a well-oiled machine of convenience, pleasantries, and strong communication. Plus, the patient gets a firsthand view via a high tech camera at what’s going on in there. Fantastic experience!”

Mark Z.
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Blue Back Dental is simply the best! Very supportive and caring staff. They really know their patients and make everyone feel comfortable. My teeth are looking amazing and beautiful! I love my smile! Our family of 5 goes to Blue Back Dental, and I would highly recommend.”

Amy R.
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It had been way too long since my last visit to the dentist. The crew at Blue Back Dental were professional and friendly, and they never once made me feel bad for neglecting my dental care over the last few years.”

Aaron R.
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First dental appointment with Blue Back Dental after my usual dentist retired from another practice. I was very happy with my dental cleaning. The team was very professional and thorough, and everyone was extremely helpful and pleasant.”

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I had a fantastic experience. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed. The office is brand new and has all the modern touches, including TVs, heated and massage chairs, and more. My hygienist was so kind and made me feel like family. I highly recommend this office to anyone--it's the best in town in my opinion.”

Allison R.
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What a top-notch practice! This was the best dental experience I have ever had. This practice is a model for all medical practitioners to follow. From top to bottom, there is no weak link. Thank you for your care!”

Andrew I.
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My visit was pleasant through and through. The staff was knowledgeable and professional, and they provided very useful information that I had not heard before. Visiting Blue Back Dental was like stepping out of the dark ages and into the new age!”

Angelic M.
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This is hands down the best dentist I have ever been to. I feel safe, comfortable, and cared for the whole time I'm there, which is always quick and efficient. It’s the best!”

Emily S.
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I had good experiences with Blue Back Dental. During different visits to their West Hartford and Avon offices, I was welcomed respectfully, the personnel was curious, the doctors were knowledgeable, and the services were good. I had different treatments done on my teeth and gums, and all went well and were professionally operated.”

Koohyar P.
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I Have
Dental Insurance

Blue Back Dental is an in-network provider with BlueCross BlueShield, Delta, and Cigna. We can also help you take advantage of your benefits from other PPO plans! Our team members have plenty of experience with filing claims, maximizing coverage, and minimizing out-of-pocket costs.

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I Don't Have
Dental Insurance

For patients without dental benefits, we have a great alternative. The Blue Back Dental Membership Plan offers virtually all of the same valuable advantages and discounts as traditional insurance – only without waiting periods, yearly maximums, or annoying red tape!

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One Team, Two Convenient

Blue Back Dental has two dental offices, which helps make us accessible to a wider range of patients. Our West Hartford location is in Blue Back Square, and our Avon location is just off of Route 44, not far from Avon Marketplace shops. Only 20 minutes apart, all of our providers work out of both locations for your convenience and benefit.

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