Meet Dr. Feeney

Austin W. Feeney, D.D.S., P.C.

Dr. Austin W. Feeney has been delivering outstanding orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic care since 1988. His uniquely excellent standard of patient care is measured by excellent outcomes and results. His office is equipped with state-of-the-art orthodontic and dental instrumentation which is complimented with five caring and capable clinical staff, many of whom have been with Dr. Feeney for a number of years. Dr. Feeney’s extraordinarily high-level standard of care and attention to precision and detail, combined with his fondness and patience with children, are what draws patients to his practice in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Not only are Dr. Feeney and his staff a team devoted to optimal patient care, but they thoroughly enjoy what they do. We embrace children, their siblings and families while working to create a fun-loving and stress-free experience for all patients.

Education

Dr. Feeney received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and received his D.D.S. from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. His internship at Hartford Hospital encompassed all phases of hospital dentistry, facial trauma and anesthesia. His three-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania integrated orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, surgical orthodontics and temporo-mandibular dysfunction.

Dr. Feeney has been in private practice since 1988 and has been a staple of our New Canaan community since 1990.

Membership/Certifications/Appointments

  • Board Certified in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Invisalign® Certified 
  • Member – College of Diplomats ABO American Board of Orthodontics.
  • Connecticut State Society of Orthodontics  – served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president from 1990–2000
  • Member – Northeast Society of Orthodontists
  • Member – American Dental Association
  • Member – American Association of Orthodontics

Honors – Top Orthodontist as voted on by peers:

  • In America – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • In Connecticut – 2009, 2011, 2012
  • In Fairfield County – 2010, 2011, 2012

Dr. Feeney is well liked by his constituents and patients alike. He has brightened families’ smiles over the years and has watched our community’s children grow into adulthood. He combines leading-edge technology with proven, established techniques for an absolutely fabulous smile which lasts a lifetime!

A little bit about Dr. Feeney's treatment philosophy:

Dr. Feeney's philosophy is patient centered and problem specific and not age or "my neighbor's kids have braces" related. Each patient, adult or child has a detailed, custom, patient specific treatment plan formulated that is unique to them.  Like patients, no one treatment plan is exactly the same as another. Each growing (child) or fully grown (adult) patient may present with similar problems but have to be treated very differently.  In children facial growth is the "x factor" that is an extremely valuable component for superior orthodontic results.

In growing children Dr. Feeney's philosophy is to "ride the wave" of maximum facial growth during the pubertal growth spurt and finish treatment as close to the slow down (or cessation) of growth as possible.  This limits potentially unwanted changes that often occur if a child's treatment is finished too early before he/she may have gone through their explosive facial growth and experienced the changes that occur in puberty.  Although many parents "think" they want their children in and out of braces by the time they are twelve, once they are educated, they understand the benefits of waiting for all the permanent teeth and the beginning of this powerful "x-factor" of growth.

Speak to your dentist or a dental professional and ask about the Dr. Feeney difference in the quality, refinement and beauty of the finished results.