Dr. Main graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY with a Bachelor of Science in engineering and management and went on to the S.U.N.Y. Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated. He received a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 2008. He is board certified in pediatric dentistry from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and licensed to deliver conscious sedation.
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Main hopes to help create a better quality of life for children so they can achieve their dreams and goals. Oral health seems like a small thing, but it can have a very large impact on a child’s well-being.
Clarkson University, Bachelor of Science, 2000
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2006
Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Training Program, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, 2008
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.