About Our Practice
Dental Implant & Periodontal Surgeon in Rochester, NY
Your smile is the first thing others notice about you. It helps you leave a positive, lasting first impression. A bright, luminous and healthy smile can help boost your self-confidence. A smile is an expression of happiness and a simple way to positively connect with others. Over the long term, smiling can benefit your health, perception at work and social life. At Roc Perio, we are committed to helping you achieve a smile you are proud to show off for years to come. We have designed our practice to provide patients with state-of-the-art, comfortable dental care in a stress-free environment.
Our team specializes in periodontics and dental implants using the current state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Lowenguth has served patients across the Greater Rochester area for over 25 years and Dr. Infantino for over 40 years. We focus on providing each patient with individualized care and attention. At our practice, you will be treated with kindness and respect, and we will work with you to ensure your needs are met. From discussing ways to alleviate your dental anxiety to helping you make an efficient recovery, we are here to work with every patient and every budget.
Meet Our Doctors
Roxanne Lowenguth, D.D.S., M.S.
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 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.
Educational and Career Highlights
Attended Eastman Dental Center and the University of Rochester on an NIDR (National Institute of Dental Research) Fellowship
Completed certificate in Periodontics in 1989 and MS degree in Dental Research (Histology) from the University of Rochester in 1990
Board Certified Diplomate in Periodontics in 1993 – American Board of Periodontics
Served as a full-time faculty member at Eastman Dental Center (EDC) Department of Periodontics from 1989-98 (involved in education of periodontal graduate students)
Clinical Director of Periodontics at EDC from 1991-96
Participant in clinical research trials in both a student capacity and as faculty in the Department of Periodontics
Principal investigator in periodontal drug studies to develop alternative treatments for gum disease
Co-assisted in the development and evaluation of implant planning software (Anatomage) and implant diagnostics for National Implant Corporation(s)
Presented her research in national forums for both periodontal and implant topics
Published research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Contributed a chapter in a published textbook on periodontal regeneration
Lectured locally and nationally on clinical periodontics and implants
Over 25 years experience in periodontal and implant surgery
Co-investigator for stem cell research in periodontal wound healing
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 two burmese cats. Dr. Lowenguth loves athletic activities, and she played Division I basketball and softball in college. More recently, she has taken up running with Fleet Feet Sports and ran the Chicago Marathon, raising more than for $13,000 for the charity 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, D.D.S.
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.
Educational and Career Highlights
Clinical instructor at the Graduate Periodontal Program at Eastman Dental Center, 1967-1971
Clinical instructor at SUNY Buffalo Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1971-1973
Clinical instructor at Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester, 1995-present
In 2002, he was appointed a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International
Received Eastman Dental Center’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2004
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry at the School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2005-present
Dr. Infantino and his wife Carol have four children and enjoy their six grandchildren. 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.