Meet Our Team
All professionals at Manchester Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Bradley J. Daar, DDS MS
Dr Daar grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Connecticut in 1983. Having lived here more than half of his life he considers New England, and Connecticut his home. He went to Undergraduate School at Northern Illinois University and then the Masters program in Biology at Loyola University in Chicago. He completed his Dental education at Loyola University, Maywood Illinois in 1982. Always yearning to know more and educate himself for his patients benefit, he then obtained a Masters of Nutrition degree at St Josephs College in West Hartford. He opened his Dental practice on Main Street Manchester in February of 1983.
Continuing education and advanced skills have allowed Dr Daar to develop one of the top offices in the state. He has completed hundreds of hours of training in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea, and more.
He has been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, GP Orthodontics, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, World Clinical Laser Institute, American Dental Association, and Connecticut Dental Association to name a few. Dr Daar regularly attends courses to ensure his patients get the best treatment possible. He also gives seminars to the public on a monthly basis to educate people on topics such as Dental Implants and Sleep Apnea.
When not working, Dr Daar enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys at the shoreline enjoying the beauty and benefits of Long Island Sound. He has been a pilot of hot air balloons, ultralights, and aircraft since 1985. He also enjoys his motorcycle as a great way to really see the countryside of Connecticut.
Giving back to the community is very important to Dr Daar and the staff of Manchester Family Dental. They created a scholarship fund at Manchester Community College that still gives the opportunity for education to those that may not be able to afford it.
Dr Daar has been involved with the Police Activities league (PAL) and was a past president of that organization. Manchester Family Dental is the sole sponsor of the Manchester ROCS boxing gym giving local youth an alternative to hanging out in the streets.
Dr Daar is a Board member of a non profit organization for a vascular disease, Fibro Muscular Dysplasia (FMD), and has been President of the Board of Directors for the past 5 years. He runs their annual meeting along with the Cleveland Clinic every May in Cleveland Ohio.
Dr. Carl Durand
Dr. Carl Durand can usually be found smiling and singing around the office. His passion for dentistry motivates him to go beyond caring for his patients' teeth and oral needs. He likes to make sure they have a great overall experience when they come to see him.
Dr. Durand attended Montclair State University in New Jersey from where he received his Bachelor Degree in Biology. He then matriculated at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and graduated receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Given his eagerness to provide quality care to his patients, he completed an additional year of training through the Coney Island Hospital General Dentistry Residency Program in New York.
After visiting Manchester, Connecticut, Dr. Durand decided to reside here and serve this community. Constantly looking for ways to provide the best quality care to his patients, he takes courses on the latest technologies and advancements in the field of dentistry. Dr. Durand believes every patient is unique and so are their needs. He listens to his patients to understand their concerns and works with them as a team to restore, maintain, and improve their oral health.
When not in the office, Dr. Durand spends quality time with his family and friends. He enjoys staying active with activities such as playing basketball and jet skiing. He is frequently invited as a guest lecturer and motivational speaker at various young adults retreats and seminars. If you see him around, do not hesitate to say hi and share a smile!