Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester

Q. What do you do at Dental Implants and Periodontal Health of Rochester?

A. Dental Implants and Periodontal Health of Rochester is a specialty dental practice that provides a full range of dental surgical services. Our board-certified periodontists and board-certified oral surgeon are here to address all surgical aspects of your oral health, such as: placing dental implants, treating periodontal (gum) disease, or extractions of wisdom teeth. Our patients come to us directly or are referred to us by their general dentist to find the best solution for their oral health. 

Q. What are dental implants and who can have them?

A. A dental implant is a long-term tooth replacement solution that allows you to eat and chew all your favorite foods with confidence, just like with your natural teeth. For people with dentures, it can also anchor the dentures to the jaw so they stay securely in place for best comfort and function. 

Q. I have diabetes. Can I have a dental implant?

Most people can get dental implants, even people with chronic diseases such as diabetes. Some people may need additional bone grafts at the implant site for best results. Dental surgeons will carefully evaluate all your health considerations to ensure that the dental implant procedure will be successful and that you can enjoy your dental implant/s for years to come.  

Q. What is periodontal disease, and why do I need to treat it? 

A. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum and supporting structures around the tooth caused by oral bacteria. If left untreated, early signs such as red gums or bad breath can progress to more advanced stages of the disease that may result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease, however, has serious health consequences far beyond the mouth. Periodontal disease has been linked to uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, pancreatic cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease. At Dental Implants and Periodontal Health of Rochester, we take your health seriously and use all the latest techniques to treat and reverse your periodontal disease. 

Q. Why is it important to see a board-certified dental specialist? 

A. Board-certified dental specialists have completed several years of additional rigorous university specialty programs after dental school and had to take a national board exam to be certified. In addition, they must keep up with the latest research and clinical innovations in order to maintain their certifications. When you come to see our board-certified periodontists, Dr. Thomas Zahavi and Dr. Tal Rapoport, and our oral surgeon, Dr. Gregory White, you can rest assured your oral health is in the best, most qualified hands. 

Q. What makes your practice special? 

A. Our mantra is “Care Beyond Your Expectations.” From the moment you enter our beautiful state-of-the-art facility, our compassionate team sees you as a whole, unique person. We take the time to really get to know you: your health, your treatment goals, your concerns, as well as who you are as a person and how we can work together to improve your health and your life. 

Our patients’ testimonials such as: “I previously had not visited an office that demonstrated such patience, kindness, and respect for me… I felt welcomed and valued.” tell us we are making a difference.     Email:

1815 S. Clinton Ave., Suite 510, Rochester, NY 14618 • 585-534-3346