BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Michael Curtis. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130524/DC20587) In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals ( http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners. Dr. Michael Curtis commented on the recognition: "I'm so honored to receive an award that's based on how my patients view the quality of care I provide. I strive each day to exceed my patients' expectations, and I'm grateful that they've recognized my efforts." About Michael Curtis:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Curtis has been selected for "Americas Best Dentists" 5+ years in a row. He has served as an instructor at both the University of Connecticut and New York University Schools of Dental Medicine. In addition, he has received international acclaim for teaching advanced dental techniques across the nation and in 24 countries. With all his accomplishments, Dr. Curtis is also well known for his down-to-earth manner and his gentle, friendly care. You will never be rushed, and you will always know all your treatment options and before care. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Michael Curtis's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Michael Curtis's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Curtis to The Registry™ of Business Excellence. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor. The doctor's custom wall plaque is shown here. For more information on Dr. Michael Curtis, located in Bridgeport, CT, please call 203-372-4296, or visit www.DrMichaelCurtis.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Curtis and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.