Our Dentists

Robert J. Buhite, D.D.S. &  Robert J. Buhite II, D.D.S. Robert J. Buhite II, D.D.S.

Our dentists at Buhite & Buhite DDS have the experience to treat all of your dental care needs. They are able to provide you with the highest quality dental services in Rochester. Dentists at Buhite & Buhite, DDS have over 40 years experience in the area, which makes them a leader in the dental care industry.

All dentists must have the DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree or a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), which requires a minimum of 4 years of dental school. To become dentists, after college they must get a license from the state which is granted only after a board examination is passed or a residency in dentistry is completed.

We have experienced dentists who can offer you the complete range of dental treatments, plus a staff of equally experienced dental hygiene specialists and our own in-office dental lab. Our experienced dentists, combined with our professional staff means we provide an unparalleled level of dental care and dental services.

 

 

Robert Buhite, DDS

Robert J. Buhite, D.D.S.

Dr. Buhite is a leader in restorative and implant dentistry with numerous years of experience both in practice and in education. Dr. Buhite is the founder and director of the implant dentistry program at SUNY Buffalo and serves on numerous boards and committees related to implant dentistry. He has been working with patients in the Rochester, NY area for over 40 years.

Education:

  • B.S. Biology, Siena College
  • Fellowship, Department of Biology, St. Louis University
    • Instructor, General Biology
    • Instructor, Comparative Anatomy
    • Instructor, Comparative Embryology
  • St. Louis University, School of Medicine:
    • Public Health Fellowship, Department of Anatomy
    • Instructor, Human Gross Anatomy
    • Instructor, Human Embryology and Neuroanatomy
  • St. Louis University, Department of Biophysics
    • Senior Research Fellow
  • D.D.S. St. Louis University, School of Dentistry

Honors/Career Achievements:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
  • Honored Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists

Awards:

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, (Dental Honor Society)
  • Senior Dental Clinic Award
  • 2008 St. Louis University School of Dentistry, Alumnus of the Year
  • 2009 Dr. Charles Lipani Award for Faculty Service or Merit presented by SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • 2009 Award of Merit for Contributions to Dentistry presented by the Seventh District Dental Society of NY State Dental Association
  • 2011 AAID Gershkoff-Goldberg Award

Organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Seventh District Dental Society
  • Monroe County Dental Society
  • American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration
  • New York State Academy of Dental Practice Administration

Committees and Offices:

  • Member: American Dental Association, Council on Scientific Affairs 2007 - 2011
  • Editor: Journal of Oral Implantology
  • President: New York State Academy of Dental Practice Administration
  • Chairman: Varied Academy and Society Committees
  • Treasurer: American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
  • President: American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
  • President and Founder; Apollonian Dental Study Club

University Faculty Appointments:

  • Harvard University School of Dental Medicine: Professor, Department of Implant Dentistry and Special Care, 1986 - 1993
  • SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine: Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine: Founder & Director of Implant Dentistry Program, 1993 - present

 

Robert J. Buhite II, D.D.S.

Robert J. Buhite II, D.D.S.

In addition to general dentistry services, Dr. Buhite II is also a leader in restorative and implant dentistry. Dr. Buhite's years of experience in dental practice and on-going participation in the dental community of Rochester make him an expert in the dental field. He believes in staying current with the latest dental practices and technology to ensure a productive and pleasant experience for patients.

Education:

  • B.A. History, Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences
  • D.D.S. SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine
  • Externship, Implant Dentistry, Harvard University,  School of Dental Medicine
  • General Practice Residency, The Genesee Hospital

Honors/Career Achievements:

  • Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Academy
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Fellow, Academy of Dentistry, International

Awards:

  • Munksgaard Award in Geriatric Dentistry
  • SUNY Buffalo Award in Dental Radiology
  • 2010 - The George D. Greenwood Award; the Highest Honor presented by the Seventh District Dental Society

Organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • New York State Dental Association
  • Seventh District Dental Society
  • Monroe County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • New York State Academy of Dental Practice Administration
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Committees and Offices:

  • Delegate to the American Dental Association, 2008 - Present
  • Governor, New York State Dental Association Board of Governors 2007 - 2010
  • President, Apollonian Dental Study Club, 1991
  • Seventh District Representative to the State Council on the New Dentist, 1994 - 1998
  • Vice President, Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Rochester, 1995 - 1998
  • President, Monroe County Dental Society, 1998
  • President, New York State Academy of Dental Practice Administration, 1998 - 2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Seventh District Dental Society 2001 - present
  • President, Seventh District Dental Society 2006
  • Delegate to the New York State Dental Association House of Delegates 2010 - 2014
  • Seventh District Trustee to the New York State Dental Association Board of Trustees 2014 - Present
  • Chair Sesquicentennial Committee New York State Dental Association 2017-2018

University Faculty Appointments:

  • SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine:
  • Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Clinical Instructor in Implant Dentistry

 

Alessandro Geminiani, D.D.S., M.Sc., M.S.

Alessandro Geminiani, D.D.S., M.Sc., M.S., Periodontist

Dr. Geminiani is a board-certified periodontist in Rochester NY. He is board-certified, holding the prestigious title of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association. Dr. Geminiani practices as a periodontist and dental implant surgeon in Rochester, NY. His specialty is on bone grafts, gingival grafts, periodontal surgery and dental implants. He focuses his practice around three patient-centric values: Safety, Integrity and Long-term Success.

Education:

  • D.D.S. degree from the University of Siena (Italy) in 2004, summa cum laude.
  • Master of Science (MSc) in fixed Prosthodontics and Prosthetic Dental Materials, graduating in 2006 with highest honors.
  • During this 2-year residency Dr. Geminiani acquired advanced skills focusing on the replacement of missing teeth.
  • Continued his education in the USA pursuing a 2-year Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry (2009)
  • Certificate in Periodontology (2012)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Investigation (2012) at Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Honors/Career Achievements:

  • Participated in several clinical research projects investigating treatment options for the patients that have lost their teeth due to periodontal disease or caries.
  • His research has been published in the most prestigious dental scientific journals. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
  • Dr. Geminiani practices as a periodontist and dental implant surgeon and restorative dentist in Rochester NY.
  • His practice focuses on bone grafts, gingival grafts, periodontal surgery and dental implants.

Organizations:

  • Research Fellowship Prosthodontics Department, Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (2006-2007).
  • Honored with Basil G. Bibby Research Fellowship (2010)
  • Recipient of Granger-Pruden Memorial Award (2011).
  • Presented his clinical and research work in national and international forums for periodontists.
  • Published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Trained in the use of oral and IV sedation techniques. Ideal for the treatment of the fearful and anxious patient.
  • Board-certified by the American Academy of Periodontology.

 

Lina E. Vega, D.D.S., M.P.H

Lina E. Vega, D.D.S., M.P.H

Dr. Vega has advanced training in restorative dentistry, oral surgery, and endodontic/root canal therapy.

Education:

  • Trained at the University of Rochester/Eastman Institutes of Oral Health.
  • Masters Degree in Public Health

 

Dr. Susan Baker, DDS

Susan M. Baker, DDS

Dr. Susan Baker received her bachelor’s of science at Syracuse University, and then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She further advanced her training at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC by completing a General Practice Residency program. Dr. Baker stayed in the DC area for 20 years in private practice. She was born and raised in Rochester, where her father was also a practicing dentist. She has moved back to this area to be closer to family and friends.

Dr. Susan Baker treats patients of all ages with a special emphasis on preventive, integrative, and cosmetic dentistry. Her mission is to provide excellent and state-of-the-art dentistry in an environment of warmth, compassion, and professionalism. Dr. Baker’s commitment to our practice is to provide integrity, honesty and excellent, caring, trustworthy service.

Dr. Baker’s vision is for all patients to attain optimal oral and physical well being. Through education, listening, understanding, and support, she encourages each person to strive for the highest quality of health. Dr. Baker honors and respects each person as an individual. Her care is motivated by the realization that a healthy, beautiful smile affects a person’s confidence, outlook, and quality of life.

Education

  • B.S. Syracuse University
  • D.D.S. The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • General Practice Residency VA Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Organizations

  • Seventh District Dental Society
  • Amercian Dental Association

 

Jeremy P. Bateman, DMD, MS

Jeremy P. Bateman, DMD, MS, Orthodontist

Dr. Bateman's passion for orthodontics and his compassion for patients help earn the trust of patients. Laid back and relaxed, Dr. Bateman's friendly, funny personality always helps to put patients at ease. An expert in growth modification and bite correction, Dr. Bateman has received numerous awards, lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has published several research articles in dentistry and orthodontics.

Education:

  • Certificate in Orthodontics, Wilford Hall Medical Center, June 2011
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Temple University School of Dentistry, May 2007
  • Master of Science, Oral Sciences, The State University of New York at Buffalo, September 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, The State University of New York at Buffalo, September 2001

Academic Appointments:

  • Womack Army Medical Center, Staff Orthodontist and Orthodontic Mentor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, (Fort Bragg, NC), July 2011-April 2014
  • Rochester General Hospital, Provisional Attending, General Practice Residency Program, Department of Dentistry, October 2014-Present

Professional and scientific affiliations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists    
  • American Dental Association
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • 7th District Dental Society
  • Monroe County Dental Society

Honors and Rewards:

  • The Temple University Alumni/ae Prize, 2007
  • The Irving P. Shire, D.D.S., Memorial Award, 2007
  • The J. George Coslet Award for Excellence in Periodontology, 2007
  • The Sigma Epsilon Delta Dental Fraternity’s Dr. Reuben Matzkin Award, 2007
  • The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award, 2007
  • Temple University School of Dentistry Academic Scholarship, 2007
  • Temple University School of Dentistry Stomatognathic Honor Society, 2006-2007
  • Who’s Who of US Colleges and Universities, Marquis Publications, 2006-2007
  • Finalist, International Association for Dental Research Implantology Award, 2006
  • American Association for Dental Research Bloc Travel Grant, 2006
  • American Dental Association/Dentsply Student Clinician Award, 2005