Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer

Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. There, he received a Dean's letter for Academic Excellence as well as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists award. He is now one of the leading experts in the world on Mini Dental Implants and a fellow of the ICOI. He has taught thousands of dentists to use minis and has served as a consultant to the IMTEC Corporation, the original manufacturer of the MDI product as well as Dental Tech Laboratories, Evolution Dental, Global Dental Sciences, Implant Direct and 3M ESPE. He currently is a key opinion leader for dental implants to Sterngold.

Dr. Oppenheimer is also the author of a number of scientific journal articles on the subjects of dental implants, bone grafting, mini dental implants and Cone Beam CT for dentistry. As well as offering dental implants, Dr. Ben provides all aspects of patient care for adults and children in Williamsville, NY a suburb of Buffalo. He focuses on dental implant treatment in his Buffalo office. Dr. Oppenheimer has also served as a business consultant for Jenius Industries Inc. and VBS Holdings LLC. He currently is a Member of Apex Dental Solutions, LLC, a mini dental implant marketing company.

Dr. Thomas A. Martin

Hello, my name is Tom Martin. I am originally from the western New York area, but I grew up in rural western Pennsylvania. After college I worked in dental research at the University at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine, studying periodontal disease and osteoporosis. While working in the dental school, I had the opportunity to work alongside other dentists doing both clinical and research dentistry. I found that working with people rather than test tubes was more exciting to me, so I applied to dental school. I was fortunate enough to attend the reputable UB School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation in 2007, I completed a residency program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After completing residency training I returned home to Buffalo to practice.

Aside from helping people fix their smiles, I enjoy relaxing with friends and family, cooking, mountain biking and my dog Merle. I enjoy general dentistry, because no two days are the same. Recently, I have begun placing dental implants, which is very exciting, because as dentists we now possess the ability to replace a missing tooth or help make a person’s denture stay in place.

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Dr. Benjamin E. Hauer

As a general dentist, Benjamin E Hauer, DDS enjoys providing many areas of care including preventative and restorative treatment, root canals, implants, crowns, and bridgework. Dr. Hauer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from SUNY Binghamton. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Science degree at the University at Buffalo where he received a number of recognitions for strong academic and clinical skills. Dr. Hauer completed his residency at Erie County Medical Center where he excelled in the General Practice Residency program and the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology program. Dr. Hauer is a Buffalo transplant, originally from eastern Long Island, who fell in love with the region as a student. He can often be found enjoying the many events our city has to offer. As an outdoor enthusiast he paddle-boards, skis, and races bicycles around Buffalo.

Dr. Ryan McCormick

Dr. Ryan McCormick completed his undergraduate program at Duquesne University and went on to graduate school at Carnegie Mellon where he obtained his MS in Biomedical Engineering. He completed his DMD at the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. In his spare time, Dr. McCormick enjoys running and playing soccer. He also loves spending time with his two dachshunds.

Dr. Laura B. Ruof

Dr. Ruof grew up in Buffalo and graduated from UB School of Dental Medicine in 2007. She practiced on Park Avenue in NYC before moving back to Buffalo to continue her practice at CDG. Dr. Ruof loves doing restorative dentistry, smile makeovers and reconstruction, and the daily interaction with her patients. She is a certified Baptiste Power Yoga instructor and also enjoys Pilates, barre, and can always be found with a snack in her hand!