Dr. Ruescher attended Binghamton University and earned his Bachelor of Science in biology. He graduated from Harvard University’s School of Dental Medicine, magna cum laude, and received his certificate of pediatric specialty from Boston Children’s Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Vermont State Dental Society, American Dental Association, Vermont Society of Pediatric Dentists, and Champlain Valley Dental Society. These organizations enable him to maintain his skills at the highest level possible and deliver superior care to patients.
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Ruescher takes this opportunity to instill good oral habits that will last a lifetime while building a strong patient/doctor relationship.
Binghamton University, Bachelor of Science, 1993
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1998
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Internship, 1998
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Residency, 2000
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 previous 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.