Dr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science in biology from S.U.N.Y at Stonybrook and graduated from dental school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He went on to earn a master’s degree and certificate in pediatric dentistry from The Ohio State University. Dr. Davis is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Davis views pediatric dentistry as an opportunity to satisfy three of his passions: art, science, and working with children. He enjoys the entire range of patients in his pediatric practice — from the infants and toddlers to the young adults in their college years. He finds it especially rewarding to see them early and watch them grow up into young adults.
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Bachelor of Science, 1987
University of Michigan, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1991
University Hospital Stony Brook, Dental and Oral Surgery Residency, 1992
Ohio State University, Master in Science, 1995
Ohio State University/Columbus Children’s Hospital, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, 1995
University of Vermont Medical Center
Fillings, Crowns, Extractions
Dental fillings consist of a variety of metals, plastics, glass, or other materials that are used to repair or restore teeth. The filling is used to fill in the removed area of tooth where there was once decay, also known as a cavity. Fillings are also performed on broken, cracked, or worn-down teeth. The purpose of placing a filling is to save the tooth that was previously infected with decay and to restore the tooth’s structural integrity.
A dental crown may be needed to cover a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength. A crown fully encases a tooth to the gum line to protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore an already broken tooth or prevent further problems.
Children whose teeth have been damaged by decay that can’t support a filling may require a crown to protect the tooth from further damage and infection. The gold standard for a molar crown in a child is the stainless-steel crown. It is strong and compatible with the body. On front teeth, crowns are made with a tooth-colored composite filling material.
Dental extractions, also known as removal of teeth, are performed when a tooth is beyond repair due to trauma or decay. Dental extractions are performed to prevent further infection or prevent infection from occurring. Occasionally extractions are performed to help with overcrowding of the teeth.