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DE’s Advisory Board member profile: Laura Barres, DDS

Aug. 2, 2018
Meet Dr. Laura Barres of East Amherst Dental Center, a member of the Dental Economics Editorial Advisory Board.

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Laura Barres, DDS


East Amherst Dental Center


Amherst, New York

Dental school:

University at Buffalo

Graduation year:


Areas of interest:

Technology, new ways of doing dentistry

Social media:

Facebook: East Amherst Dental Center

Instagram: @eastamherstdentalcenter

Tell us about a product or a technology that recently changed your world.

Navident! While we don’t have this in our office yet, I believe this implant technology is going to be the future of implant dentistry.

What new products have you recently added?

DMG’s Icon most recently came to my office. Icon is a resin infiltration system that removes white spots and fluorosis stains on teeth. I started getting excited about this product with patients who were eager to get their braces off, only to be let down when they saw their new smiles. Once I realized all the applications of this material, I was hooked! I never thought I would be looking forward to a simple 30-minute procedure in my schedule, but with the impressive results and its conservative nature, I think it’s something we can all get excited about.

What’s a piece of advice you wish you knew five years ago?

Take advantage of all your attendings’ and professors’ knowledge. Dental school feels like it’s all about getting to the end . . . but in reality this period is the best access to information you’ll ever have. There are so many materials and techniques out there, and you just never know what tool you’ll need in your tool belt. I am still learning from my mentors and find myself surprised when I try something new and get a stellar result.

Also, utilize your attendings’ expertise on the business aspect of dentistry. As a young dentist you get thrown into the field with little to no education on the topic. Seek out people you respect and make them your mentors. Most importantly, remember you can’t know everything, so ask for help.

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