Elmwood Dental Group, P.C.
Elmwood Dental Group
From basic dental care to dental implants and complex dental restoration services, Elmwood Dental Group Family and Elmwood Dental Group Implant & Restoration Center offer complete dental care for a lifetime. We help our patients achieve their dental health goals in a warm, supportive and professional environment.
Locations & Office Hours
|Elmwood Dental Group, P.C.|
|1950 S. Clinton Avenue |
Rochester, NY 14618
|1960 S. Clinton Avenue |
Rochester, NY 14618
Thursday & Friday 8AM-3PM
Open every other Saturday 9AM-2PM
Prosthodontics, Dental Restoration
Dr. LaMar is a Doctor of Dental Surgery specializing in prosthodontics and dental restoration. He trained in prosthetic dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
As a Prosthodontist, Dr. LaMar limits his practice to the replacement of missing teeth, and the restoration of severely compromised teeth. He has developed the Hybridge Implant Protocols, which have significantly reduced the time and expense of dental implant treatment.
He is an Assistant Professor at the Eastman Dental Center's Department of Prosthodontics and a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). He lectures nationally on the topics of Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Dr. LaMar is the prosthodontic education director of the LaMar Training Center and the Rochester Dental Implant Network.
General Dentistry, Dental Implantation
Dr. James LaMar is a practicing General Dentist and Implantologist. He completed his advanced dental implant training at Loma Linda University in California.
As an Implantologist, Dr. LaMar limits his practice to the surgical aspects of the dental implant process.
An Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and a member of the International Congress of Implantologists, Dr. LaMar lectures on topics of implants and bone grafting procedures and is the Surgical Educationa Director of the LaMar Training Center and the Rochester Dental Implant Network.
General Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Baleno was born and raised in LeRoy, NY where he graduated high school prior to escaping the cold and receiving his B.S in Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida followed by his DMD from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Baleno and his wife, Melissa Baleno DMD, enjoyed several years practicing in the Orlando area prior to relocating back to Rochester in early 2010 to join Elmwood Dental Group and raise their family.
Dr. Baleno has participated in extensive continuing education to advance his knowledge and skills to provide the latest and most comfortable treatments available in general restorative dentistry, implant restorations, crown and bridge, root canal therapy, and surgery. Most of all, Dr. Baleno prides himself on the relationship he builds with his patients, his role in their dental education, and the sense of fulfillment shared by the entire dental team and patient in restoring and maintaining a healthy, confident smile.
Dr. Julian Kahn is a Prosthodontic Associate at the Elmwood Dental Group. He is an integral part of our Hybridge team, working closely with the patients throughout their treatment.
He completed specialized training in both prosthodontics and general dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester, after completing dental studies at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. Dr. Kahn continues to teach at the Eastman Dental Center as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Prosthodontic Society and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Laura Larkin is originally from Pittsford, N.Y. and is proud to call Rochester her home. She graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester with a dual degree in Chemistry and Spanish. Dr. Larkin entered dental school at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Doctore of Dental Medicine Degree. While at Penn Dental Medicine, Dr. Larkin excelled both academically and clinically. As one of the top students, she was accepted into the honors clinic and specialized in the treatment of the medically complex patient. Upon receiving her DMD degree, she completed a one-year general practice residency at Rochester General Hospital and received advanced training and clinical experience in nearly all fields of dentistry, including implantology, periodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, restorative dentistry and adjunctive orthodontics.
Since residency, Dr. Larkin has been practicing dentistry in the Rochester area. As part of her commitment to excellence, Dr. Larkin maintains an active membership in the ADA, the New York State Dental Association and the Seventh District Dental Society.
In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling, and spending summers at her cottage on Keuka Lake.
A Florida native, Dr. Melissa Baleno attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale where she received a Bachelors degree in Biology as well as Doctor of Dental Medicine. She practiced in Orlando, FL prior to relocating to Rochester with her husband, Dr. Michael Baleno. Dr. Baleno has completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry and is a standing member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association.
Dr. Baleno has participated in extensive continuing education including a one year comprehensive residency program at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. She enjoys working with children, as well as adults, and provides dental services including general restorative procedures, implant restorations, crown and bridge and root canal therapy. Dr. Baleno prides herself on listening to the individual concerns and goals of each patient to provide a lasting, healthy and confident smile.
Son of a retired Foreign Service diplomat, educated at English schools, living in Iran, Italy, Spain and Argentina, until he attended undergraduate studies at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. and then dental school at University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Lehfeldt completed a general practice residency at St. Elizabeths Hospital in D.C., and then joined a Maryland practice as an associate dentist for 3 years.
"Dr. Chris" as he is called at Elmwood Dental Group, fell in love with Rochester and its snowy winters on a visit to friends, and joined Elmwood Dental Group in 1991, helping our patients with all their family dental needs. His fluency in American Sign Language removes the barrier to communication with many patients who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Dr. Chris keeps on top of the newest techniques and information in dentistry, having attained 800+ continuing education hours.In summer, Dr. Chris enjoys hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills. He is working on completing the Northville Lake Placid Trail and Devils Path in sections, having had climbed all 4000+ foot peaks in the Northeastern states of the United States. When not hiking, he can be found reading biographies and mystery novels.