ROC Perio & Implants -
Periodontists In Rochester
Who we are
At ROC Perio & Implants, located in the heart of Rochester, NY, our commitment to dental excellence is both a promise and a passion. As a team of board-certified periodontists, we bring a wealth of expertise and innovation to the table, ensuring that every patient receives personalized and top-tier care. The moment you step into our office, you'll feel not only the warmth of our approach but also the depth of our professionalism. We take pride in being a women-owned dental specialty practice, further echoing our dedication to empowering diverse voices in the world of dentistry. Our roles as educators at the graduate university level speak volumes about our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and skill. Embracing the future, we boast an innovative digital dentistry setup complete with a fully digital workflow and an on-site digital laboratory, ensuring precision and convenience at every turn. Welcome to ROC Perio & Implants – where your dental health is our foremost passion.
What we do
ROC Perio & Implants is the premier dental practice in Rochester, NY, dedicated to delivering unparalleled dental care with a commitment to preserving your natural teeth. Understanding the importance of dental health education, our team ensures that every patient is well-informed about their conditions and the appropriate solutions. From the moment you walk in, we outline a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, ensuring you have a clear roadmap from A to Z to achieve your dental health goals. With a vast range of services including Dental Implants, Periodontal Disease management, Cosmetic Gum Treatment, Orthodontic Support, Same Day Smiles, Bone Regeneration, Oral Pathology, Sedation Dentistry, and even Botox Treatment for TMD, we promise a personalized experience, prioritizing your comfort and aspirations at every step. At ROC Perio & Implants, it's not just about treatment; it's about a holistic approach to a brighter, healthier smile.
Reviews From Patients
"In August 2022, I had pinhole surgery performed Dr. Roxanne Lowenguth and her staff at ROC Perio & Implants. Dr. Lowenguth was highly recommended by my dentist to perform this surgery. Dr. Lowenguth did an excellent job performing the pinhole surgery, and she has a great supporting staff who are knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. I am extremely pleased with the results, and I highly recommend anyone considering pinhole surgery to consult Dr. Roxanne Lowenguth."
"I am a very satisfied patient of Dr. Shang. I came in with symptoms of periodontal disease and was very concerned about my prognosis. My primary dentist recommended Dr. Shang, because he thought my issues were so severe that I needed to see a specialist. I feared that I may need surgery or even lose teeth. After a few descaling procedures with Dr. Shang and sticking to her recommended treatment plan (and of course following her excellent advice regarding home care) my gums are much, much, much better. I no longer experience bleeding or inflammation and feel very comfortable regarding my oral hygiene. Thank you so much Dr. Shang! Also a shout out to the very friendly, courteous, and professional staff at ROC Perio. What a great group of people! I feel very fortunate that I was recommended to ROC Perio and not some other place."
"Dr. R. Lowenguth is amazing! I have felt welcomed from day 1! All staff members are professional and kind. Matt, Lisa and Porche you ROC!!! Thank you for keeping my smile beautiful 😁"
"I had a gingival graft done by Dr. Shang earlier this year. She thoroughly explained all the pros and cons of having the graft, and did a great job making sure I was comfortable during the actual procedure. I am very happy with the result. All the staff and doctors at ROC Perio are very courteous and friendly, and the office space is beautiful, clean and modern."
Meet the Doctors
Ke Shang, DMD, FRCDC
Dr. Shang is originally from Montreal, Canada. She graduated from the prestigious five-year combined preparatory BS and DMD Program at McGill University. During dental school, Dr. Shang was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award in Periodontics from the American Academy of Periodontology.
Roxanne Lowenguth, DDS, MS
Dr. Lowenguth has practiced Periodontics and Implant Surgery in Rochester since 1989, and is married to Mark Lowenguth, D.D.S. They have one daughter, two poodles and a Burmese cat. Dr. Lowenguth loves athletic activities, she played division I basketball and softball in college. She runs with Fleet Feet Sports and ran the Chicago Marathon for charity, raising more than $13,000 for Autism Up.
Dr. Lowenguth enjoys travel and has been almost around the world. She hopes to visit every continent and as many countries as possible, as she loves to learn about people and their culture. For relaxation, she enjoys time with good friends and family, reading nonfiction, cycling and running.
James Infantino, DDS, FADI
Dr. Infantino is a native Rochesterian and has a vast knowledge of Rochester history, culture and lifestyles. Patients, friends, colleagues and graduate students love to hear Dr. Infantino’s take on history and life.
Take a moment to enjoy Dr. Infantino’s personality (in between dental visits) and you will be enchanted. Additionally, Dr. Infantino enjoys sports, music and is an avid golfer who has won many area and state golf tournaments throughout his career. At one point, had he not loved dentistry as much as he does, he could have entered the Pro Golfing world.
Stephen Phillips, DMD
Originally from Maryland, Dr. Phillips graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Dr. Phillips moved to Rochester in 2012, where he completed his specialty training in Periodontics at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health in 2017.
Why Choose Us
All of our doctors are highly experienced at employing periodontal treatment strategies. ROC Perio's doctors take a caring and personal approach with every patient. We will carefully examine your gums, teeth structure, and oral health to yield a precise diagnosis. We then consult with you, and any referring dentist, regarding all recommendations. The ROC Perio doctors spend the time needed to discuss your options and answer your questions. Our team will help you select a plan that best fits your needs and budget. All of our surgeons teach advanced periodontology at The Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester - a leader in academic health centers in the United States. Skilled, teaching helps make us the best Periodontists in Rochester, NY.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that involves the gums and soft tissue. Because gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and occurs in nearly half of all adults, periodontal treatment often involves diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Dental implants are a popular choice for patients seeking a permanent restorative solution to damaged, broken, or missing teeth. Implants are durable, and feel like your natural teeth, giving patients a long lasting beautiful smile.
Cosmetic Gum Treatment
If you have a gummy smile, you know how difficult it can be to feel confident in the way that you look. Fortunately, a simple and common oral surgery can help to enhance your smile and expose more surface of your teeth.
Soft Tissue Laser Surgery is a revolutionary technique that utilizes a specialized laser to remove diseased tissue and promote the growth of healthy tissue. This treatment option is minimally invasive, resulting in less pain and discomfort for the patient.
Bone regeneration involves restoring lost bone tissue in the oral and maxillofacial region, often necessary for dental implant placement or addressing bone loss due to periodontal disease. Techniques include bone grafting, guided bone regeneration, and growth factor applications.
Minimally Invasive Sinus Grafting
Minimally Invasive Sinus Grafting is a procedure that aims to lift the maxillary (upper) sinuses and place a bone graft between this area. It is most often needed if you have bone loss and are looking to have implants placed.