Meet The Doctor


W. Philip Urling, D.D.S.

“The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.”

~Sir Francis Peabody


Dr. Urling is a periodontist who has been in practice since 1985. He is a 3rd generation dentist being preceded by his father and grandfather who both had well established general dental practices in Waterbury, CT and New Jersey respectively.  He graduated with a doctoral degree {D.D.S.} from Temple University School of Dentistry after which he completed a surgical residency earning his post doctoral degree in periodontics {CAGS} from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Prior to his dental school education, Dr. Urling attended Syracuse University where he received his B.S. in Chemistry.  Before coming back to Connecticut, he practiced Periodontics/Implant Dentistry for five years in Boston Massachusetts. He maintains an active multidisciplinary referral based dental implant surgery and periodontal practice, which applies cutting edge technology in the management of complex and advanced cases.  Other scopes of his practice include maxillary sinus elevations for the placement of dental implants, differential diagnosis and biopsy treatment associated with oral medicine.  He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Connecticut Society of Periodontists, Dental Society of Greater Waterbury, International Congress of Oral Implantology, and in addition to maintaining his Connecticut license, he is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of Florida. He spends his free time cycling, exercising, skiing, kite surfing, practicing various forms of martial arts and is an avid chess player.