Meet the Doctors

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Dr. Michael Bufo


Dr. Bufo graduated from Brown University in 1983 and received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. From 1987-1990 he served as a captain in the United States Air Force, providing dental care for retired and active duty service members and their families.

Between 1990 and 2003, Dr. Bufo created two successful dental practices in West Newfield and Springvale, ME that offered the latest in dental technologies, including digital radiography and lasers, esthetic restorative dentistry and non-surgical periodontal therapy. In 2004, he opened Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry & TMJ in Scarborough, ME, focusing on cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, neuromuscular dentistry, and complex occlusal and restorative procedures. In 2012 he merged his Scarborough practice into the current Brighton Dental Associates location in Portland and in 2015 became the owner of Windham Dental Associates in Windham Maine. He is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and focuses his practice on cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, TMJ and difficult bite problems.

Dr. Bufo averages almost 100 hours of continuing education per year and was chosen to be a clinical instructor at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He travels to the Institute several times each year to teach dentists from across the globe about the most advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures and therapy for TMJ disorders. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maine Dental Association, the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.

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Dr. Alex Kerbaugh

Dr. Alex Kerbaugh grew up just outside of Burlington, Vermont and received his bachelor's degree in biology from McGill University in 2013. He then completed his doctorate of dental medicine at the University of New England in the spring of 2017.

Dr. Kerbaugh enjoys meeting new people and following a patient-centered approach to dentistry. His lighthearted demeanor makes him very approachable and allows patients to feel comfortable discussing all aspects of their unique dental needs. He believes in contributing to a positive, relaxed environment for both patients and colleagues.

Outside of work, Dr. Kerbaugh is an avid sailor and races weekly on Casco Bay during the summer months. His car is often packed with sporting equipment such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis, Frisbees, and more. He has also been playing guitar and learning French since he was in middle school.

Dr. Clif Hodges

Dr. Clif Hodges

Dr. Clif Hodges graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2008. He is a member AGD, ADA, MDA and pursuing AGD fellowship. Dr Hodges is the past president of Merrymeeting Bay Dental Society and Lewis County Dental Society. He is also a participant in Northwest Precedent Research Network and the National Health Service Corps assisting in the health care needs of under-served communities.

Dr Hodges is married to Kathy and father of two sons. His hobbies include travel and enjoying nature by hiking, paddle boarding, paragliding, exploring, and hunting.

"The thing I like best about being part of the practice is being surrounded by high caliber professionals; a championship team, and secondly, a practice environment that allows for individualized treatment options without compromising the quality and delivery of any of them. My contribution to the success for this office is by doing the best job I can do every time; most people do not know the difference between the standard of care and the standard of excellence, but striving to obtain excellent clinical outcomes is one way I can contribute to this success."

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