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.
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. Jordan Hicks is a graduate of nearby Scarborough High School, who we look forward to having join us at Brighton Dental Associates. He left his home in Maine to join another, with his grandparents, in upstate New York where he obtained a degree in Biology from Binghamton University. While there he performed such odd jobs as mowing his aunt and uncles’ lawn and babysitting his two younger cousins, so he is very much a family man at heart.
More recently, he received his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. During his final year at Maryland he served as an Oral Surgery clerk where he performed more complex procedures, which set the foundation for future restoration of beauty and function. He finds great joy having a hand in the various phases of dental treatment and can’t wait to become as esteemed, or possess a bio, which may someday rival his boss, Dr. Bufo.
In his spare time, Dr. Hicks enjoys such leisurely activities as reading, traveling, and trying anything that is new and delicious, and may coincidentally be described as food. When he elects to be active, basketball is his first love, but you might also find Dr. Hicks playing tennis in the summer and skiing in the winter. Interesting fact about Dr. Hicks, he has jumped out of a plane before - and lived - to be your dentist.
Dr. Lauren Gallant was born and raised in Westbrook, Maine. She graduated from University of New England with a B.S. in medical biology. After working as a dental assistant in a local endodontic office, she discovered her love of dentistry. She returned to University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine obtaining her DMD degree in 2017. She completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through Tufts School of Dental Medicine and Community Dental in 2018.
Dr. Gallant was attracted to many aspects of dentistry: the artistry, the science, the ability to work with my hands, and most importantly the ability to build rapport and help people on a very personal level. She has a very relaxed personality and enjoys a good sense of humor.
Outside of work, Lauren highly enjoys spending time with her close-knit family, cooking, reading, and spending time at the lake.