Dr. Meisner was born in Rochester, NY and currently resides in West Falls with his wife, Karin. People, Caring and Medicine have always been part of his life. His father was a minister responsible for many congregations throughout Middle and Western NY, Northern Pennsylvania and Western Ohio. His mother was a nurse and a “preacher’s wife”.
Dr. Meisner’s wife has an RN, LSW and is currently a psycho-therapist in Orchard Park. His son Robert is a Harvard trained MD in Boston Mass, and his daughter Kim is a Veterinary Doctor in East Aurora.
His professional passion has been and remains to be Comprehensive Dentistry. Immediately upon graduation from the University at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1974 and his residency at ECMC in 1975, he became dedicated to finding a better way to help people have a healthy and beautiful smile. He became accomplished in various aspects of Advanced Dentistry including Comprehensive Reconstruction, Smile Design and Cosmetics, Temporomandibular Joint Therapy and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. This led him to search around the country for doctors involved in Implant Dentistry which was in its infancy at that time. Numerous courses throughout the years have continued that deep commitment to Implant Dentistry from its very beginnings. Dr. Meisner is known for having introduced Dental Implants and many other new techniques to the general public with his many appearances on WKBW’s AM Buffalo as their expert dentist. Host, Cindy Abbott, once said, Dr. Meisner has de-mystified dentistry for thousands”.
Dr. Meisner’s passion for helping people with Implant Dentistry has provided a unique practice setting for WNY. He is one of the very first to offer complete implant reconstruction, involving both the surgical and the restorative phases of treatment since 1980. To this day there are very few practices in which the doctor is expert in both implant surgery and implant restorative. That means one place, one doctor for all treatment. His practice is founded upon relationship based care, great communication, and putting the patients needs and wants first in all treatment decisions. His logo is “Expert Care, Extraordinary Results” and is reflected in the way things are done in his office.
Dr. Meisner has also spent much of his time doing volunteer work in India and Africa, as well as many locales throughout the US.
His second passion in a long list of them is Music. He performs as a soloist and conductor with several concert choirs and orchestras in various venues throughout the North East .
Combining many years of clinical experience, constant implementation of cutting edge techniques, and a long term “seasoned” team has created an unmatched environment in which people can achieve their goals of a stable, health, beautiful smile.
Bachelor of Arts/Biology – 1970 – SUNY Buffalo
Doctor of Dental Surgery – 1974 – SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry
Research Fellowship Cardiology – 1974 – Erie County Medical Center
General Practice Residency – 1975 – Erie County Medical Center
Post Doctoral Education
Oral Implantology Certificates – 1980 – Alabama Implant Study Group
Business Management Certificate – 1987 – Sterling Managementt Institute
Oral Implantology Certificates – 1988-1990 – Corevent, Branemark, Sterioss, Calcitek, Biohorizons
Postdoctoral Certificate in Surgical Implantology Prosthetic Implantology – 1990 – Misch Institute of Advanced Implantology
Post Doctoral Certificate Advanced Restorative Dentistry & TMJ Therapy – 2001 – Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies
Complete Dentistry: Diagnosis and Treatment of Masticatory System Problems Mastership Professional Development – 2002 – Schuster Center
Post Doctoral Certificate Advanced TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment – 2002 – Piper Education and Research Center
Mastership Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry – 2005 – Den Mat Corporation
Certificate in Invisalign Orthodontics – 2005 – Align Technologies
Certificate in Advanced Bone Grafting – 2006 – Misch Implant Institute/U of Pittsburgh
Certificate in Oral Conscious Sedation – 2007 – New York University
Advanced Soft Tissue Grafting/Implants – 2008 – Misch Institute of Implantology
Certificate in Sleep Apnea – 2009 – Academy of Sleep Medicine
Certificate in Oral Plastic Surgery – 2010 – Intl Implant Symposium Phoenix
Certificate in Hybridge Implant Prosthetics – 2011 – Hybridge International
Certificate from first NYU Advanced Bone Grafting Symosium – 2012 – NYU
Certificate in Management & Behavior – 2012 – Blatchford Practice Solutions
Note: I have attended programs in virtually every aspect of Dentistry in accumulating over
1500 hours of Continuing education. The above programs represent a sampling of them.
Some of these programs were long term commitments involving attending classes over 2 -3 years in order to matriculate. They represent the highest levels of post doctoral education available in the profession.
Post Graduate Honors
Fellowship Intl College of Oral Implantologists
Fellowship American Society of OsseoIntegration
Associate Fellow American College of Oral Implantology
Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Consultant Accumed Buffalo NY
Instructor at Dawson Center of Advanced Dental Studies, St. Petersburg Fla.
Lecturer at various regional and local professional meetings.
“Dental Expert” for ABC affiliate WKBW’s “AM Buffalo” for 22 years.
TV presentations on many and varied topics in dentistry.
Guest on various radio and TV talk shows in Western New York and New England
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Eighth District Dental Society
- NYS Dental Society
- AAID American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- ICOI International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- ACOI American College of Oral Implantology
- ASO American Society of Osseointegration
- DOCS Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- Fellow, American Society of Osseointegration (FASO) (Implants)
- American Dental Association
- 8th District Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- TV Dental Expert, AM Buffalo, ABC Affiliate, Channel 7, 20 years
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
- Assistant Faculty, Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies
- TV guest, lecturer, consultant
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