Eric Whidden, DDS Serving Vernon and Coventry With Expert Care

Meet Our Dentist

Growing up in Ellington, CT, Dr. Whidden developed a passion for dentistry. Today, he is proud to provide advanced general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in Vernon and Coventry, CT, and the surrounding communities. When he isn't helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles, Dr. Whidden enjoys playing the piano, gourmet cooking, and competitive sailing. 

Dr. Eric Whidden

Dr. Whidden's Education and Training

Dr. Whidden began his dental education by completing the pre-medical course of study at Connecticut College. He then attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, where he graduated number one in his class and was inducted into the elite Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honors Society Supreme Chapter – the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a dental graduate.

Additional Honors & Scholarships

Throughout his education, he excelled and earned numerous honors and scholarships, including the

  • Elizabeth and Eugene C. Harrison Scholarship
  • Edmund J. Glen Fund Scholarship
  • American Dental Association Award of Professional Excellence
  • Dentsply Award for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics
  • International College of Dentists Scholar Leader Award

Dr. Whidden continued his professional education and has trained with renowned cosmetic specialists at elite cosmetic dentistry centers, including The Pankey Institute in Florida, The Spear Center for Cosmetics in Arizona, The Dawson Academy in Maryland, and the renowned Kois Center in Washington. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education and continues to mentor and teach at the Kois Center.

Professional Affiliations

Kois Center
Connecticut State Dental Association

We're Committed to
Compassionate Dentistry


Dr. Whidden treats each patient as an individual. He will listen to your concerns and develop a custom treatment plan that fits your needs. He understands that anxiety and dental phobia can often prevent patients from receiving the dental care they need. We are dedicated to making your dental visits positive. Dr. Whidden also offers sedation dentistry options to help patients remain relaxed throughout their procedures. 

See a Beautiful Before and After

Dr. Whidden's patient before full mouth reconstruction
Before Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dr. Whidden's patient after full mouth reconstruction
After Full Mouth Reconstruction

Featured Procedures Offered  By Dr. Whidden




These thin porcelain shells conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, and stains to enhance your smile. 

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full Mouth


If you suffer from multiple oral health concerns, a full mouth reconstruction can combine several restorative dentistry procedures to simultaneously address these issues.

Dental Crowns



A dental crown can restore the function and appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. 

"The absolute best." Hear From Our Patients


Nancy Dawson

Vernon, CT


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Terese (sp)? And Dr. Whidden are the absolute best. The best dentist in the WORLD!! Ok, I may be prone to exaggeration, but he is really, really, really good!

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Vernon, CT


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Dr. Whidden made sure I was comfortable and understood all of my options. He also made sure I was never in any pain.  He’s got some pretty good dad jokes so be prepared to pretend to laugh…

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Dr. Whidden

Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC

Drs. Hadden and Whidden, LLC, has been helping patients achieve healthy, stunning smiles for over 30 years. Our dentists have trained at The Kois Center and are members of prestigious dentistry organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

If you are ready to restore your smile and achieve peak dental wellness, call us at (860) 875-2881 or request your appointment online.

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