In His Own Words...
Get to Know Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS
I grew up in Avon, NY, a small town just south of Rochester. Growing up in a small town helped me to recognize the value of integrity at a young age. You couldn’t step out of line for very long because everyone in town knew everyone else’s business.
My Education and Training
I attended St. John Fisher College, where I studied English and Chemistry. My dental school training is what originally brought me to Buffalo, NY, where I studied for four years at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After earning my DDS, I was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the US Air Force, and stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. There I completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency, and then served two additional years at a small pilot-training base in Columbus, Mississippi.
Entering Private Practice
After leaving the Air Force, my wife Amy and I moved to Ashburn, Virginia, and I entered the competitive world of Private Practice Dentistry. Amy and I moved back to the New York in 2001 after the birth of our twin daughters, opening our practice in Orchard Park. We enjoyed living in Virginia very much, but our families live here in Western New York, and we decided that relationships with extended family would be an important aspect in the development of the young personalities we would be bringing into existence. I can’t imagine being more grateful for being able to raise my children, with my beautiful wife, in this particular setting.
Over the years I have engaged in an ongoing search for knowledge, and for the truth. I spent many hours studying advanced dental techniques at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. To this day, my memories of the Pankey Institute serve as a kind of “home base” when I feel professionally lost. I earned a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2003, and I taught clinical dentistry one day per week at the UB Dental School for 5 years from 2004-2008. I became a certified instructor with the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry in 2008, where I continue to teach laser physics and the LANAP family of protocols when I am needed. In 2012, I earned a fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, giving me the confidence I needed to focus my practice primarily on the diagnosis and care of TMJ Dysfunction and facial pain conditions.
My Other Interests
My educational pursuits have not been limited to the dental field. I have studied physical therapy, anatomy, nutrition, cranioscaral therapy, homeopathy, kinesiology, psychology, sociology, and human behavior. I became a Reiki Master a few years ago, and I believe strongly that most, if not all, disease begins in the subtle energy field. As my pursuits lead me further and further into the study of consciousness and its influences on the nervous system, I will continue to incorporate a wide variety of techniques and therapeutic modalities into my diagnostic efforts and therapeutic protocols.