Welcome To Our Clinic
Our clients are our priority. We offer quality dental services with a team of specialists.
Although no one likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patients comfort is an important part of quality dental care.
We will help you better understand your course of treatment and answer any questions related to periodontal therapy.
Dr. John Buyer, DDS, MPH, MS, MSS
Diplomate, American Academy of Periodontology
Dr. Buyer has degrees from the Citadel, DDS from Indiana University, Post-doctoral Masters in Public Health from the University of South Carolina, Post-doctoral Masters in Science from the Medical College of Georgia and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. Colonel (Retired) Buyer served in the US Army from 1975-2008 where he was a Dean to two general dentistry residency programs. He is a board certified periodontist and a member of numerous professional organizations. He is a full scope periodontist with an exceptional reputation for managing complex anterior dental implants cases in Southwest Virginia. Dr. Buyer is part time faculty in Periodontology and Dental Implantology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Buyer opened New River Periodontics and Dental Implant Center in the New River Valley area in 2009. The practice has expanded to a second location in the Roanoke and Salem.
Dr. John Lentz, DDS
Practice limited to Periodontics, Dental Implants and Oral Medicine
Dr. John Lentz received his BS from Auburn University and DDS from the Medical College of Virginia. He served in the US Navy from 1975-1978 with sea duty aboard the Nimitz. He left the Navy for his periodontal training at The Medical College of Virginia. He is adjunct professor at Wytheville Community College. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and is past presidents of the Virginia Society of Periodontology and Southwest Virginia Dental Society. He also serves as an officer on numerous boards and foundations. Dr. Lentz brings over 35 years of experience. He is a full scope periodontist that excels in cases soft tissue management and periodontal plastic surgery.
Meet Our Team
We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They ensure that the patient’s surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Dr. Tim Worley
Our patient reception area offers a comfortable atmosphere complete with a refreshment station, a computer to access the internet and WiFi. Our state-of-the-art surgical suite is set up to provide exceptional care while having periodontal surgery or placing dental implants.