Bruce Y. Cha, D.M.D.

Bruce Y. Cha, D.M.D.

Dr. Cha’s practice is limited to endodontics which is a specialty of dentistry to preserve and maintain the natural teeth and prevent tooth loss. By applying the state-of-the art technology and up-to-date scientific knowledge, modern endodontic treatment is highly successful in keeping people from losing teeth. Dr Cha has been a dentist for 42 years and an active full-time endodontist in the Greater New Haven area for 34 years. He has been involved with teaching at Yale New Haven Hospital and UCONN School of Dental Medicine as a volunteer part time faculty member. Dr. Cha strives to serve every single patient with exceptional and comfortable treatment in a gentle manner. Dr. Cha is strongly supported by a team of knowledgeable and caring professional staff members who work together with him to provide the best optimal service for the patients they serve.


  • D.D.S., Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea, 1981
  • D.M.D., University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT 1985
  • General Practice Residency, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT, 1986
  • Endodontic Specialty Certificate, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT 1988


  • Limited to Endodontics Since 1988 in Greater New Haven Area with offices in New Haven and Hamden


  • Attending, Yale New Haven Hospital Dental Department
  • Section Chief, Endodontics, Yale New Haven Hospital Dental Department
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut
  • Mentor, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • Guest Lecturer, University of New Haven Dental Hygiene Program
  • Guest Lecturer, Eli Whitney Regional Vocational School Dental Assisting Program


  • Getting to Know the Neighbor Upstairs: Odontogenic Maxillary Sinusitis, Connecticut State Dental Association Annual Meeting 2018, Mohegan Sun
  • Let’s Talk about MT (Mucosal Thickening), American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting 2018, Denver, CO, USA
  • Odontogenic Maxillary Sinusitis, Sydney Dental Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Odontogenic Maxillary Sinusitis and MB2, Academy of General Dentistry 2017 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Odontogenic Maxillary Sinusitis, Connecticut State Dental Association, 2017 Plantsville, CT, USA
  • Clinical Application of of CBCT in Endodontic Practice, UCONN Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA 2017
  • Odontogenic Maxillary Sinusitis and its Endodontic Implications, Melnick Levine Lecture, UCONN Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA, 2017, American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2016, Showa University Dental School, Tokyo, Japan, 2016, University of New England, ME, USA, 2016, Yale-New Haven Hospital Dental Department, New Haven, CT, USA, 2016, New Haven Dental Association, Hamden, CT, USA, 2015

Professional Leadership

  • CSDA LiaIson to UConn School of Dental Medicine 2021 
  • American Association of Endodontists, Board of Directors 2016
  • Connecticut State Dental Foundation (CSDF), Board Member 2016
  • New Haven Dental Association, Trustee 2016
  • Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA), Board of Governors, 2014
  • President, Connecticut Association of Endodontists 2007
  • President, New Haven Dental Association 1997

Memberships & Fellowships

  • Diplomate, Board Certification, American Board of Endodontics
  • Fellow, College of Diplomates
  • FAGD, Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • FACD, Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • FICD, Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Horace Wells Club
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • New Haven Dental Association
  • Christian Dental Society

Honors and Recognitions

  • Academic and Clinical Excellence Award, Yonsei University
  • Alpha Omega Clinical Excellence Award, University of Connecticut
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Community Service Awards, New Haven Dental Association
  • John Martinez Award, The Columbus House
  • Top Dentist by Connecticut Magazine

Volunteer Experience

  • Dental Mission Trips to Peru 2000, Nicaragua 2004 and El Salvador 2005, Dominican Republic 2017, Jamaica 2018
  • Mission Trip to Haiti 2016
  • Connecticut Mission of Mercy, 2008 -
  • Columbus House Dental Project 1990 - 
  • President, Korean American Society of Connecticut 2002
  • Teacher, Principal, New Haven Korean School 2004

Hobbies and Interests

  • Running, 35 times Marathon Finisher including the World Six Major Marathons and Seven Continent Marathons
  • Hiking, Classical Music, Museum, Travel

Our Locations

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Hours of Operation

Wednesday: (Hamden Closed) | Friday: (New Haven Closed) Lunch Hour Between 12 PM-1 PM


9:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-4:00 pm


9:00 am-3:00 pm