Steven Farley, DDS
I am proud to be a member of the dental profession. We bring health and comfort to our patients in countless ways. We strive to help their well-being and self-esteem, and I consider myself very lucky to be able to have such a positive effect by doing something I love.
My team shares my vision of achieving excellence. They are exceptional leaders in their own subspecialties and are unique “people persons” who want to make the patient experience rewarding, seamless, and gratifying. Our office makes every effort to exceed the standard of care with all the services we deliver to our patients.
We look forward to forming trusting relationships with you, your family, and your friends.
Education and Experience
I have always been interested in medicine and engineering, both of which are integrated in the dental field. I love working with my hands while attempting to solve complex challenges. Every task is completely unique, and I strive for perfection. To be able to do this while at the same time helping someone is an incredible privilege.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and graduated Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1973. I graduated with high honors from the Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in 1977 and went on to a hospital-based General Practice Residency program at Hartford Hospital, where I received advanced training in all the dental specialties.
Dedication to Continual Learning
Our commitment to practicing excellence requires me to be at the top of my game in every aspect of my profession. This challenge is what gets me excited to come to the office every day.
Practicing dentistry enables me to be a lifelong student. I am an active alumni member of the L.D. Pankey Institute, is one of the most advanced post-doctoral education centers in the world. In 2004, I received a fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry. This career milestone requires continuous membership in the Academy of General Dentistry, which includes a strict continuing education component, completion of more than 500 hours of coursework, and the passing of a comprehensive written examination.
- American Dental Association
- Connecticut State Dental Association
- Hartford Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- L.D. Pankey Institute Alumni Association
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Pride Institute Alumni Association
- Invisalign® Preferred Provider
- Member of CEREC® Doctors Academy
- Spear Institute
Outside the Office
My wife Lisa is a warm and caring person, a therapist who helps many people with her unique talent. She is a great mother and wife and does an amazing job raising our six kids. It is very rewarding watching them as they start their own lives and families.
I love being active and am usually outdoors when I’m not in the office. I bicycle a few thousand miles a year and still play hockey on Thursday nights with friends who have been on the ice together for more than 40 years. Our club is proud to sponsor the Annual Connecticut Special Olympic speed skating competition. I am also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown, where I participate in and support many community activities and organizations.
Lisa and I love doing anything that has to do with nature- skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing as often as we can. I also scuba dive and compete at some auto time-trialing events on racetracks around New England.