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Located in the heart of Rochester, NY, ROC Perio & Implants pride themselves on delivering expert periodontal care rooted in cutting-edge techniques and a personalized approach. Our leading periodontists bring together years of experience and advanced training to ensure our patients receive the best in dental implant and periodontal services.


About us.

The doctors at ROC Perio and Implants are gifted surgeons - each one on the cutting-edge of implant dentistry. have served on the faculty of the Eastman Institute for Oral Heal that the University of Rochester.

Dr. Lowenguth has presented her implantology research in national forums. She served as medical advisor for 3-D virtualization software bringing new levels of precision to implant diagnostics and surgery.

ROC Perio & Implants surgeons are highly qualified and easily differentiated from newcomers to this specialized field. ​Highly experienced periodontal implant surgeons do implants daily, and the best periodontist in Rochester are found at ROC Perio & Implants.


The Difference.

At ROC Perio & Implants in Rochester, NY, your dental health is our utmost priority. We are a women-owned dental specialty practice, dedicated to providing top-tier care rooted in our commitment to dental excellence. Our team, comprising board-certified periodontists, not only promises expertise and innovation but also ensures a personalized patient experience. As educators at the graduate university level, we push the boundaries of knowledge while employing state-of-the-art digital dentistry. We offer a vast range of services, from Dental Implants and Periodontal Disease management to Botox Treatment for TMD, with each treatment plan tailored to individual needs. Our holistic approach aims for brighter, healthier smiles.

Patient testimonials consistently highlight the quality of our services and the professionalism of our staff. Many praise our team, like Dr. Roxanne Lowenguth and Dr. Shang, for their exceptional care and dedication to patient well-being. These stories stand testament to the level of trust and satisfaction we've nurtured over the years.

Financially, we believe in making our top-notch services accessible. Whether you have insurance or not, we're here to help. We work closely with major insurance providers, including Excellus Blue Cross, and offer flexible payment options through partners like Care Credit. Our expert financing team is dedicated to ensuring that quality dental care is within everyone's reach.


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.

Following her graduation, Dr. Shang relocated to Rochester to further pursue studies in Advanced Education in General Dentistry followed by an additional three years of specialty training in Periodontics and Implant surgery at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

Dr. Shang is currently a double-board certified periodontist in US and Canada. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology as well as a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Shang is fluent in English, French, and Chinese.

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Roxanne Lowenguth, DDS, MS

Dr. Lowenguth is originally from Albany, New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Siena College in Loudonville, New York with a BS in biology. Following college graduation from Siena College, she attended SUNY at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine, graduating at the top of her class.

During dental school, she was actively involved in scientific research and was awarded the Oral Biology Fellowship, academic achievement award from the American Association of Women’s Dentists, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award in Periodontics from the American Academy of Periodontology.

After meeting her husband Dr. Mark Lowenguth, a native of Rochester, in dental school, she abandoned her plans to move to the West Coast and came to Rochester to study Periodontics at Eastman Dental Center. Additionally, she received a training grant from NIDR for masters training at the University of Rochester. This grant was awarded to select students throughout the country in order to educate scientists, teachers, and researchers in dentistry.

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James Infantino, DDS, FADI

Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Dr. Infantino attended college and dental school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, and received a Certificate in Periodontology.

Dr. Infantino has been in full-time private practice in Rochester for over 40 years. His knowledge and expertise in the field of Periodontics and implant dentistry is well respected by Western New York Dentists.

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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.

Dr. Phillips is a highly skilled periodontist with board certification in Periodontics and Implantology from the American Academy of Periodontology. With extensive training in minimally invasive surgical gum grafting techniques and laser therapy for treating gum disease. Dr. Phillips is committed to providing a comfortable and high-quality experience for each patient.

Outside the office, Dr. Phillips is an adventurous spirit, often found exploring Rochester with his children or diving into new experiences like hiking, scuba diving, and skiing. Along with his wife Dr. Marni Phillips, whom he met in dental school.

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Our patients say.

"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."

Tom M.

"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."

Michael B.

"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 😁"

Tami P.

"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."

Maureen W.


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Multidisciplinary Collaboration

At ROC Perio & Implants, based in the heart of Rochester, NY, our commitment is to provide patients with a seamless and stress-free experience. Recognizing that managing various dental records can be overwhelming, our approach is collaborative. Whether you've been seeing a general dentist, prosthodontist, endodontist, or any other dental specialist, you can rest assured that our team will take the initiative. We reach out and collaborate with these professionals, obtaining all the necessary documentation and records on your behalf, ensuring there are no gaps in your treatment process.

Our clinic is led by a trio of renowned periodontists who bring a wealth of expertise to our practice. Ke Shang, DMD, FRCDC; Roxanne Lowenguth, DDS, MS; and James Infantino, DDS, FADI, all possess the dedication and skills necessary to deliver exceptional care tailored to your needs.

When you choose ROC Perio & Implants, you're not just selecting a dental office, but a partner dedicated to ensuring your oral health is in the best hands, surrounded by a network of professional collaboration.


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