Meet Dr. Paul Schwedfeger

Dr. Paul Schwedfeger has been practicing Dentistry in Rochester since 1980.

With a B.S. degree from SUNY Albany, Dr. Schwedfeger studied Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University and conducted research at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., before receiving his D.D.S. from the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

After completing his dental residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, he became a member of the University of Rochester’s dental teaching staff for three years. In 1988 Dr. Schwedfeger completed the rigorous requirements to be awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.). This prestigious award is held by less than 10% of U.S. dentists.  Dr. Schwedfeger has recently achieved the most prestigious educational award in the Academy, the Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (M.A.G.D.).  This accolade is held by less than 1% of the dentists in the United States. In addition, Dr. Schwedfeger was also a part-time clinical instructor at the Eastman Dental Center, the University of Rochester.

Cosmetic Dentistry has always been a special interest for Dr. Schwedfeger. He has completed numerous courses taught by the leading Cosmetic Dentists in the U.S. He recently attended the Rosenthal Institute at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Schwedfeger has been certified in “Advanced Esthetics” by Dr Larry Rosenthal, the ‘Dentist to the Stars’.  Dr Paul has also completed extensive training in dental implants and Oral Sedation in order to better serve his patients’ needs.

Dr. Schwedfeger is active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine,  the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the New York State Dental Society and the Monroe County Dental Society.

Outside of dentistry, his interests include biking, photography and building furniture in his elaborate woodshop. Dr. Schwedfeger, his wife and three children reside in Rochester.

Dr.  Schwedfeger has always been very active in Post Graduate Dental Education. His extensive list of Continuing Education Courses and University Teaching is found below.

11/18/2009 Nobel Biocare Surgical
Phase Therapy (Implants)
11/18/2009 Nobel Biocare Reconstructive Phase
Therapy (Implants)
11/8/2009 Nobel Biocare Reconstructive Phase
Therapy (Implants)
11/8/2009 Nobel Biocare Surgical Phase Therapy
(Implants)
10/24/2009 University of Rochester
Eastman Dental C
Endodontics
7/11/2009 Academy of General Dentistry TM Disorders
7/7/2009 Zimmer Dental Implants
5/2/2009 Midwest Implant Institute Implants
4/18/2009 District of Columbia
Dental Society (DCD
Dentistry for the
Medically Compromised
4/18/2009 District of Columbia
Dental Society (DCD
Management of Child Patient
4/16/2009 District of Columbia
Dental Society (DCD
Management of Child Patient
4/16/2009 District of Columbia
Dental Society (DCD
Dentistry for the
Medically Compromised
4/16/2009 National Capital Dental
Meeting
Dentistry for the
Medically Compromised
4/16/2009 National Capital Dental
Meeting
Management of Child Patient
3/22/2009 New York University
College of Dentistry
Anesthesia and Pain Control
3/20/2009 Zimmer Dental Implants
3/20/2009 Zimmer Dental Implants
3/20/2009 Zimmer Dental Implants
3/20/2009 Zimmer Dental Implants
1/30/2009 Massachusetts Dental Society
(MDS)
Pediatric Dentistry
1/30/2009 Massachusetts Dental Society
(MDS)
Operative (Restorative)
Dentistry
1/29/2009 Massachusetts Dental Society
(MDS)
Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
1/29/2009 Massachusetts Dental Society
(MDS)
Myofascial Pain/Occlusion
1/23/2009 Zimmer Dental Implants
1/23/2009 Zimmer Dental Implants
12/6/2008 Procter & Gamble Complete Dentures
12/6/2008 Procter & Gamble Complete Dentures
12/6/2008 Procter & Gamble Complete Dentures
12/6/2008 Procter & Gamble Prosthodontics/Removable
12/6/2008 Procter & Gamble Prosthodontics/Removable
12/6/2008 Procter & Gamble Prosthodontics/Removable
12/3/2008 DentalTown Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
12/2/2008 DentalTown Exodontia
12/1/2008 DentalTown Exodontia
12/1/2008 DentalTown Exodontia
11/30/2008 Procter & Gamble Prosthodontics-Removable
11/30/2008 Procter & Gamble Prosthodontics-Removable
11/30/2008 Procter & Gamble Prosthodontics-Removable
11/30/2008 Procter & Gamble Prosthodontics/Removable
11/14/2008 International Congress
of Oral Implantol
Patient Education/Motivation
11/14/2008 International Congress
of Oral Implantol
Surgical Phase Therapy
11/14/2008 International Congress
of Oral Implantol
Reconstructive Phase Therapy
11/14/2008 International Congress
of Oral Implantol
Implant Maintenance
11/14/2008 International Congress
of Oral Implantol
Treatment Planning
11/10/2008 AGD-Maryland Endodontics
11/10/2008 AGD-Maryland Basic Science
10/10/2008 Zimmer Dental Implants
10/10/2008 Zimmer Dental Implants
4/23/2008 Benco Dental Company Oral Pathology
4/23/2008 Benco Dental Company Operative Dentistry
4/23/2008 Benco Dental Company Tooth-Colored Restorations
4/14/2008 AGD-Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
4/14/2008 AGD-Maryland Implants
3/12/2008 DTI CQC Implant Study Club Orthodontics
3/8/2008 DentalTown Surgical Phase Therapy
9/19/2007 DTI CQC Implant Study Club Implants
6/8/2007 Benco Dental Company Fin Mgmt Dental Office
4/20/2007 AGD-New York Implants
2/4/2007 Rochester Institute
Healthcare Managemen
Communicating Case
Presentations
11/13/2006 AGD-New York Forensic Dentistry
10/1/2006 Benco Dental Company Tooth-Colored Restorations
9/15/2006 Dentsply International Endodontics
8/5/2006 Academy of General Dentistry Practice Management
8/4/2006 Academy of General Dentistry Dental Photography
8/3/2006 Academy of General Dentistry Prosthodontics – Fixed
4/30/2006 University of Rochester
Eastman Dental C
Multi-Disciplinary Topics
4/21/2006 State University of New
York – Buffalo D
Forensic Dentistry
3/11/2006 OMS National Insurance
Company
Patient Insurance Programs
11/29/2005 Greater New York Dental
Meeting
Pharmacotherapeutics
11/29/2005 Greater New York Dental
Meeting
Tooth-Colored Restorations
4/30/2005 University of Rochester
Eastman Dental C
Multi-Disciplinary Topics
4/30/2004 University of Rochester
Eastman Dental C
Multi-Disciplinary Topics
12/2/2003 Greater New York Dental
Meeting
Esthetics
12/1/2003 Greater New York Dental
Meeting
Occlusal Management
4/30/2003 University of Rochester
Eastman Dental C
Multi-Disciplinary Topics
(Electives)
11/8/2002 Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Porcelain Veneers
9/14/2002 Patterson Dental Operative Dentistry
6/7/2002 Patterson Dental Operative Dentistry
10/1/2001 Special Activity Electives
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Treatment Planning
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Patient Education/Motivation
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Ceramic Restorations
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Tooth-Colored Restorations
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Soft Tissue Surgery
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Osseous Surgery
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Clinical Diagnosis
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Communicating Case
Presentations
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Dental Materials
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Laser Therapy / Electosurgery
11/30/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Esthetics
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Laser Therapy / Electosurgery
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Osseous Surgery
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Soft Tissue Surgery
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Ceramic Restorations
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Esthetics
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Dental Materials
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Treatment Planning
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Communicating Case
Presentations
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Patient Education/Motivation
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Tooth-Colored Restorations
11/7/1998 New York University
College of Dentistry
Clinical Diagnosis
10/15/1998 American College of Oral
Implants
Amalgams
5/29/1998 State University of New
York – Buffalo D
Endodontics
5/17/1998 Berland, Lorin Esthetics
5/1/1998 State University of New
York – Buffalo D
Endodontics
3/18/1998 DTI CQC Implant Study Club Ceramic Restorations
12/19/1997 Institute for Advanced
Dental Technology
Periodontics
10/23/1997 The Coaching Center
LLSC (formerly Plann
Practice Management
8/1/1997 Academy of General Dentistry Esthetics
6/19/1997 American Academy of
Cosmetic Dentistry-U
Esthetics
4/10/1997 American Academy of
Cosmetic Dentistry-U
Treatment Planning
3/7/1997 Rochester Technical Group Esthetics
2/14/1997 AGD-Maryland Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis
4/18/1996 Incisive Seminar of Rochester Treatment Planning
12/8/1995 Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. Esthetics
10/19/1995 The Coaching Center
LLSC (formerly Plann
Practice Management
2/18/1995 Dawson Center Myofascial Pain
Dysfunction/Occlusion
1/21/1995 Massachusetts Dental Society Periodontics
1/21/1995 Massachusetts Dental Society Practice Management
1/20/1995 Massachusetts Dental Society Endodontics
1/20/1995 Massachusetts Dental Society Periodontics
10/22/1994 Dawson Center Practice Management
6/15/1994 American College of Oral
Implants
Reconstructive Phase Therapy
5/11/1994 American College of Oral
Implants
Reconstructive Phase Therapy
3/6/1993 Institute for Advanced
Dental Studies
Soft Tissue Surgery
5/16/1992 District of Columbia
Dental Society (DCD
Periodontics
5/15/1992 District of Columbia
Dental Society (DCD
Practice Management
5/15/1992 District of Columbia
Dental Society (DCD
Practice Management
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Basic Science
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Electives
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Myofascial Pain
Dysfunction/Occlusion
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Periodontics
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Practice Management
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Prosthodontics – Fixed
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Prosthodontics-Removable
9/13/1991 Pankey Institute for
Advanced Dental Edu
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis
5/16/1991 District of Columbia Dental
Society
Prosthodontics – Fixed
5/15/1991 District of Columbia Dental
Society
Operative Dentistry
5/9/1991 7th District Dental
Society-NY
Dental Jurisprudence
10/16/1990 American Dental Association Practice Management
10/16/1990 American Dental Association Table Clinics
10/14/1990 American Dental Association Practice Management
9/11/1990 Institute for Advanced
Dental Studies
Perodontal Prothesis
7/17/1989 Academy of General Dentistry Fin Mgmt Dental Office
7/16/1989 Academy of General Dentistry Practice Management
7/15/1989 Academy of General Dentistry Esthetics
7/14/1989 Academy of General Dentistry Practice Management
7/17/1988 Academy of General Dentistry Operative Dentistry
7/16/1988 Academy of General Dentistry Practice Management
7/16/1988 Academy of General Dentistry Patient Insurance Programs
7/15/1988 Academy of General Dentistry Practice Management
5/5/1988 American Academy of
Implant Dentistry
Implants
3/30/1988 Institute for Advanced
Dental Studies
Prosthodontics-Removable
10/29/1987 Genesee Hospital-Rochester,
NY
Endodontics
10/22/1987 7th District Dental
Society-NY
Practice Management
10/18/1986 New York Academy of
Dental Practice Admi
Practice Management
7/11/1986 Academy of General Dentistry FAGD Exam Pre-1984
5/31/1986 AGD-Massachusetts Orthodontics
5/8/1986 AGD-California Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
1/22/1986 AGD-Massachusetts Prosthodontics – Fixed
12/12/1985 University of Rochester
Eastman Dental C
Precision/Semi-Precision
Attachments
4/20/1985 New York Academy of
Dental Practice Admi
Practice Management
3/16/1985 AGD-Massachusetts Osseous Surgery
3/16/1985 AGD-Massachusetts Soft Tissue Surgery
3/13/1985 AGD-Massachusetts Prosthodontics – Fixed
12/6/1984 AGD-New York Operative Dentistry
4/2/1984 AGD Chapter-Rochester, MN TM Disorders
3/8/1984 7th District Dental
Society-NY
Prosthodontics – Fixed
2/6/1984 AGD Chapter-Rochester, MN Practice Management
11/7/1983 AGD Chapter-Rochester, MN Endodontics
9/19/1983 AGD Chapter-Rochester, MN Pharmacotherapeutics
7/18/1983 Academy of General Dentistry Myofascial Pain
7/17/1983 Academy of General Dentistry Practice Management
6/13/1983 AGD-Connecticut Prosthodontics-Removable
5/23/1983 AGD Chapter-Rochester, MN Anesthesia and Pain Control
4/18/1983 AGD Chapter-Rochester, MN Prosthodontics – Fixed
1/24/1983 AGD Chapter-Rochester, MN Periodontics
1/1/1983 Special Activity Multi-Disciplinary Topics
10/22/1982 New York University
College of Dentistry
Practice Management
10/9/1982 7th District Dental
Society-NY
Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
10/7/1982 Den-Mat Corporation Practice Management
4/24/1982 New York Academy of
Dental Practice Admi
Practice Management
2/25/1982 AGD Chapter-Central NY Endodontics
6/30/1981 American Dental
Association Accredited R
Post Grad Education
"Ever since I was a child, I was embarrassed by my smile. The best thing I've ever done for myself is to have veneers done at Village Smiles. Your first impression is your smile - I love mine now." -- Katie F. ~ Pittsford, NY
"After being hesitant about having veneers, I finally went forward and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I continue to receive compliments on my smile. Dr. Schwedfeger and his staff were great. I just wish I had the veneers done sooner!!" -- Brad K. Rochester, NY
"People comment on how great my teeth look all of the time. You have turned a self-proclaimed “ugly duckling” into a beautiful, confident swan, and thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough." -- Heather G. ~ Pittsford, NY
"Dr. Schwedfeger is an artist in his trade who truly cares about his patients. He did laser surgery to raise my daughters gum line. She was thrilled with the results and kept mentioning how amazed she was that it didn't hurt. She hasn't stopped smiling since!" -- Wendy D. East Rochester, NY
"I can’t thank you for all you have done for me. My new teeth look and feel great! I don’t think I have smiled this much in years!! Your staff and your work will always get the highest recommendations from me." -- Chris P. ~ Penfield, NY