West Hartford, CT, Avon, CT Cosmetic Dentist

Get to Know Timothy Holzhauer, DMD

West Hartford and Avon cosmetic dentist Doctor Timothy Holzhauer

Dr. Tim is grateful for the opportunity to change his patients’ lives by improving their smiles and self-confidence through cosmetic dentistry in West Hartford and Avon. He strives to provide the highest quality care for his patients in a positive environment. It’s always fulfilling seeing a patient light up when they’re finally out of pain or get to look at their renewed smile for the first time. Before you have a chance to meet Dr. Tim in person, you can learn more about his background below.

Why Did Dr. Tim Become a Dentist?

Doctor Tim and dental assistant treating a patient

When deciding on which career would be right for him, Dr. Tim knew that he wanted to be in healthcare, use his hands, and interact with people daily. In the end, dentistry checked all of these boxes and more, and he hasn’t looked back since!

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Where Did Dr. Tim Study Dentistry?

Outdoor sign reading University of Connecticut Founded 1881

Dr. Tim graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Connecticut and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Since graduation, he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education focused on cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and sleep apnea treatment.

To stay on top of the latest advancements in the field, Dr. Tim is a member of multiple professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Hartford Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • SPEAR Education

Outside of the Dental Office, What Does Dr. Tim Like to Do?

Doctor Tim performing in a rock band

Dr. Tim and our own Dr. Liz met while in dental school and are now the proud parents of two wonderful boys, Everett and Beau. Most of his free time is dedicated to them, and he also plays guitar in a rock cover band called Man Hands with fellow dentists. He likes to stay busy by woodworking and doing various projects around the house, and to relax, you’ll often find him watching UConn basketball.

Dr. Tim was amazing as usual. I couldn’t recommend a better dentist office! From the time you walk in, you’re greeted with a smile, and they treat you like family.”

Allen D.
Woman smiling before and after replacing missing upper tooth

Dr. Tim Holzhauer and the team at Blue Back Dental are simply the absolute best! I used to be very nervous about going to the dentist. Not anymore! This team is phenomenal about ensuring patients are safe and comfortable. They think of every last detail. He genuinely cares about his patients, and this shines through during appointments. This is a 5 star experience every single visit.”

Jacqueline Z.
Man smiling before and after dental work

I went to Blue Back Dental for a consultation on several dental problems I needed to address. I met with Dr. Tim and found him to be extremely attentive, professional, competent, and capable. He laid out a plan with me to take care of everything in a step-by-step manner. He explained how he would manage each issue. He even asked me if I would be anxious about the procedures so that I wouldn't come in uncomfortable.”

Nick K.
Brunette woman grinning before and after receiving cosmetic dentistry

Dr. Tim was very thorough and patient. I would highly recommend him!”

James B.
Man smiling before and after getting gap between two front teeth fixed

I was with my former dentist for over 20 years and needed a change. I wanted a dentist who cared about my thoughts and concerns regarding my treatment plan. I was so nervous trying to find another dentist since I have terrible anxiety whenever I have to go in for a visit. My first visit here was amazing. Dr. Tim provided me with options and was very kind! I’m so happy I made the switch!”

Maddie M.
Man smiling before and after orthodontic treatment

I’m a big fan of Dr. Tim. I popped off a very old front crown, and he took care of me the same day in Avon. Also, the whole team are just really nice people, from the front desk to the assistant to the doctor.”

Tom S.
Close up of teeth before and after extensive dental work

It’s always a pleasure stepping foot in Blue Back Dental, and the Avon location is no exception. The staff are all warm-hearted and professional. Dr. Tim has been my dentist for years now, and I’d have to say I’ve never been treated better. I look forward to my dentist appointments because of him and his staff. No question about it, they check every box. 10/10 would recommend.”

Devon W.
Close up of teeth before and after cosmetic dentistry treatment

I have always been extremely fearful of the dentist, but Dr. Tim is a genius. He filled a cavity, and I didn’t feel any pain. I had a root canal years earlier, but I never felt the vibration of the drill or any gum sensitivity. It was amazing, comfortable, and quick! Highly recommended!”

Noreen W.
Close up of teeth before and after replacing missing tooth