AboutBuhite & Buhite DDS

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 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Dr. Abdullah Al Qaraghuli

Dr. Abdullah Al Qaraghuli, an esteemed dentist serving the Rochester, NY community, is renowned for his unwavering dedication to superior dental care and the advancement of oral health. His journey in dentistry commenced with a robust academic foundation at the esteemed University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where he cultivated comprehensive knowledge and proficiency across various dental disciplines. Notably, Abdullah distinguished himself as a diligent scholar, earning recognition for his academic prowess and clinical aptitude.

Beyond his clinical endeavors, Dr. Al Qaraghuli is distinguished by his empathetic and personable approach, fostering an environment of comfort and trust for his patients. He meticulously attends to their concerns, articulates treatment modalities comprehensively, and customizes care plans to align with individual needs and preferences. Moreover, Abdullah remains deeply engaged in community outreach initiatives, actively contributing his time and expertise to initiatives aimed at promoting oral health awareness and education, particularly within local organizations and educational institutions. Dr Al Qaraghuli is an active board member for the Monroe County Dental Society.

Outside his professional domain, Abdullah finds fulfillment in familial pursuits and endeavors to explore the cultural and natural landscapes of upstate New York. Grateful for the opportunity to serve the populace of Rochester, Dr. Al Qaraghuli remains steadfast in his commitment to perpetuating a positive influence on oral health and overall well-being within the community for the foreseeable future.


  • Syracuse University BS, Psychology (Minor in Biology) – Graduated May 2017
  • DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery – Expected May 2021

Clinical Experience:

  • Private practice at Buhite and Buhite DDS
    • Perform preventive procedures to enhance and maintain current dentition quality for patients Provided restorative care to patients in the Rochester community
    • Perform multiple-step surgical treatment and follow up care.
    • Designed and inserted dental prosthesis for comprehensive treatment
    • Performed endodontic procedures including complicated procedures
    • Emphasis on patient education and prevention
  • Faculty professor at University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
    • Clinical faculty in the restorative department
    • Supervision and education of residence at UB AEGD residency program
    • Supervision and education of pre doctoral students
    • Education in pre clinical courses.
  • Residency UB AEGD
    • Performed comprehensive treatment planning
    • Practiced diagnosing and sequencing for efficient treatment
    • Performed surgical placement of implants
    • Performed a wide range of surgical procedures both complicated and simple exodontia
  • Intern for Business Development and Entrepreneurship Office at the University at Buffalo
    Buffalo, NY – (January 2020– 2022)
    • Engage with research in dentistry and aim to develop a business plan for approved research opportunities
    • Engage with the dental industry in the western New York region and find creative ways to support them to increase jobs
    • Enhance the relationship between the school of dental medicine and the University at Buffalo.

Research Experience:

  • Dental Implants Study
    Buffalo, NY - Spring 2020
    • Tested various implants in a chewing simulator to analyze survivability and structure of implants
    • Developed scenarios to simulate the oral environment for implants under different conditions
    • Collaborated with the UB Department of Restorative Dentistry to fortify study standards
  • Rehabilitation of a Non-Hinge Simulated Patient Using Complete Digital Workflow
    Buffalo, NY - Fall 2019
    • Utilized digital workflow to re-establish occlusal vertical dimension on a simulated worn dentition
    • Designed the definitive restorations based on the interim phase in a digital dental environment
    • Prepared the existing dentition for interim crowns to re-establish function and aesthetic


  • UBSDM Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Dental School – July, 2019
  • UB Dentist Magazine feature in ‘Making a Digital Impression’ article highlighting “bringing UB’s Dental School to the world” – Spring 2019
  • WNY Prosperity Fellowship First dental student to become a fellow and receive their scholarship – Spring 2020
  • WNY Dental Group Scholarship- Fall 2020

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