Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer

Dr. Benjamin D. Oppenheimer is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. There, he received a Dean's letter for Academic Excellence as well as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists award. He is now one of the leading experts in the world on Mini Dental Implants and a fellow of the ICOI. He has taught thousands of dentists to use minis and has served as a consultant to the IMTEC Corporation, the original manufacturer of the MDI product as well as Dental Tech Laboratories, Evolution Dental, Global Dental Sciences, Implant Direct and 3M ESPE. He currently is a key opinion leader for dental implants to Sterngold.

Dr. Oppenheimer is also the author of a number of scientific journal articles on the subjects of dental implants, bone grafting, mini dental implants and Cone Beam CT for dentistry. As well as offering dental implants, Dr. Ben provides all aspects of patient care for adults and children in Williamsville, NY a suburb of Buffalo. He focuses on dental implant treatment in his Buffalo office. Dr. Oppenheimer has also served as a business consultant for Jenius Industries Inc. and VBS Holdings LLC. He currently is a Member of Apex Dental Solutions, LLC, a mini dental implant marketing company.


Dr. Benjamin E. Hauer

As a general dentist, Benjamin E Hauer, DDS enjoys providing many areas of care including preventative and restorative treatment, root canals, implants, crowns, and bridgework. Dr. Hauer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from SUNY Binghamton. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Science degree at the University at Buffalo where he received a number of recognitions for strong academic and clinical skills. Dr. Hauer completed his residency at Erie County Medical Center where he excelled in the General Practice Residency program and the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology program. Dr. Hauer is a Buffalo transplant, originally from eastern Long Island, who fell in love with the region as a student. He can often be found enjoying the many events our city has to offer. As an outdoor enthusiast he paddle-boards, skis, and races bicycles around Buffalo.


Dr. Laura B. Ruof

Dr. Ruof grew up in Buffalo and graduated from UB School of Dental Medicine in 2007. She practiced on Park Avenue in NYC before moving back to Buffalo to continue her practice at CDG. Dr. Ruof loves doing restorative dentistry, smile makeovers and reconstruction, and the daily interaction with her patients. She is a certified Baptiste Power Yoga instructor and also enjoys Pilates, barre, and can always be found with a snack in her hand!

Dr. Ryan Brittingham

Dr. Ryan Brittingham has recently relocated to the Buffalo area to continue his passion in the dental industry as an associate with Concierge Dental Group. Dr. Ryan is relocating from Lawrence, Kansas where he was born and raised, and established his family and prestigious dental career until moving up north.

Dr. Ryan attended Kansas University where he earned a B.A. in Human Biology in 1995. He then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska and Graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2001. After graduating he returned to Lawrence, Kansas and started his own general practice. Dr. Brittingham is passionate about dentistry and how it can change the lives of his patient's. Dr. Brittingham's belief is that every person deserves to have the best Dentistry the world has to offer, and this attitude is shown in all he offers to his patients.

Dr. Ryan is committed to learning by continually growing his dental knowledge to keep his practice with patients on the cutting edge of technology and procedures. Initially Dr. Ryan was trained as a Family and Cosmetic Dentist. He has always thrived on being able to handle most of the dental needs in his work with patients as they were presented to him, and prefers to treat his patients from start to finish. Once he mastered the General and Cosmetic craft he moved into the world of Dental Implants, and he fell in love with these procedures, and became a certified member on the board of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Since then, he has focused his practice and delivery on performing all the surgical procedures associated with implant work, from single tooth replacement options to full arch fixed implant prosthesis. In his time out of the chair he enjoys time with his wife and three kids traveling, hiking, fishing, and camping.