Dr. James T. Aris has not only changed the name of his dental practice from Wilton Center Family Dentistry to Advanced Dentistry of Wilton but has changed the location of his office as well.On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Aris welcomed patients to his new office at the Cannon House, 436 Danbury Road, in Wilton\u2019s historic Cannondale neighborhood.Aris and his wife, Pamela, said they decided to move the office to the 19th-Century building \u201cfor the benefit of [their] patients.\u201d\u201cBottom line, we had a great problem,\u201d said Aris. \u201cWe outgrew our space.\u201dBefore the Cannon House, Aris worked out of 67 Old Ridgefield Road for 22 years.\u201cIt took a very special place for us to move our practice, and the Cannon House is that special place,\u201d said Aris.\u201cThe Cannon House will better serve our patients with more comfortable rooms,\u201d he said, \u201cbut with the same outstanding dental team and dedication to helping each and every patient achieve and maintain their optimal dental health.\u201dThe Arises purchased the property from its previous owner of 40 years, John Paul, in June, and Pamela said she \u201cinstantly fell in love\u201d with the two-and-a-half-story Greek Revival house. Transformation The Cannon House \u2014 also known as the Hiram and Mary Cannon Jones House \u2014 was built in 1835, and transforming it into a state-of-the-art dental office took eight months. \u201cA lot of thought went into the layout of each dental room for the comfort of the patient,\u201d said Aris, \u201cas well as the best ergonomic use of space for the dentists, hygienists and dental assistants.\u201d In designing the interior of the new office, Pamela said, she wanted to preserve and complement the home\u2019s historic features \u2014 from its maple hardwood floors to \u201cintricate detail to crown molding.\u201d The end result, she said, is a \u201cvery inviting\u201d appearance and feel. \u201cThe minute you walk through the doors, you are greeted by an inviting hearth, with a soft glow of light,\u201d said Pamela. \u201cEvery light in the Cannon House is energy-efficient LED, and most in the color temperature of white daylight, 5,000 kelvin for ideal dental lighting.\u201d Aris said the new space is \u201ctruly a dental home\u201d and \u201cevery square inch\u201d of the house has a purpose \u2014 \u201cfrom the advanced sterilization center to the lab to the software-driven dental chairs.\u201d Technology and equipment With \u201cmeticulous attention to detail and a lot of work,\u201d state-of-the-art dental equipment was set up inside the historic building. \u201cThe infrastructure of the Cannon House is superior,\u201d said Aris. \u201cWe focused on maintaining a strong foundation and pulled together an outstanding team of professionals,\u201d including: Wilton architect Rob Sanders, who brought \u201cextensive knowledge in historic preservation,\u201d said Pamela. Award-winning contractor Wayne Fontaine, of Fontaine Construction in Bethel, who specializes in dental space construction. Cesar Chacon, of Cesar\u2019s Services Corp. in Wilton, who focused on the foundation. Eivind Heggland, of Connecticut Floor Supply in Wilton, who did \u201can extraordinary job of refurbishing the antique hardwood floors and banister,\u201d said Pamela. Norwalk-based Candide Landscaping worked on the grounds of the property, Connecticut Basement provided insulation, and EPA-certified Shoreline Painting, of Norwalk, spent months painting the exterior of the building. \u201cYou have to have a special love of historic properties to embark on this type of project,\u201d said Fontaine. \u201cStarting from scratch would have been easier, but the end result at the Cannon House is truly a unique and state-of-the-art dental practice.\u201d Fontaine said he and Patterson Dental agree that the dental chairs Aris selected from Planmeca are \u201cone of the most technically advanced chairs on the market.\u201d The chairs, which Aris spent two years researching, incorporate a CAD\/CAM design center, a superior water system, and memory foam upholstery. They bend at the knee, providing easy in-and-out access for patients, move from a seated to a reclined position, and can rotate 360 degrees.The new office also has hospital-grade sterilization equipment.\u201cWhat I like most about the new space is that our dental team is so excited and proud to work at the Cannon House. It reflects our commitment to the latest technology and education to exceed the expectations of our patients,\u201d said Aris.\u201cOur team approach, education and technology are the three most important areas of our practice growth.\u201dAris is among the top 1% of general dentists in this country who have earned a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry, and his dental practice offers a variety of services, including implants and 3D dentistry.To learn more about Advanced Dentistry of Wilton, visit drjamesaris.com.