Dr. Kaplansky and his team provide quality dental care to patients in a friendly and comfortable environment. We understand that every patient is different, which is why we tailor each treatment plan to fit the individual patient. Our goal is to provide our patients with the best possible care so they can enjoy a healthy smile for life!
Dental Implant Specialist
Board Certified in Dental Implantology
Co-Author of Zygomatic Implant Textbook
In 1998 after graduating University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree Cum Laude , Dr. Kaplansky continued his training as a resident in the Advanced General Dentistry program at UB. Since 1999, he’s been practicing family dentistry with a special interest in orthodontics (braces) and dental implants. In 2002 he opened up a practice in Middleport and in 2007 moved it to a newly constructed, state-of-the-art building in Gasport.
Professionally, Dr. Kaplansky is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Eighth District Dental Society, the Niagara County Dental Society, Lockport Dental Society and Academy of GP orthodontics. He received prestigious fellowship awards from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2003 and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2008. In 2022 The American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) announced Dr. Kaplansky as a board-certified diplomate of the board. This designation awarded to Dr. Kaplansky represents the highest level of competence in the field of implant dentistry, which means that Dr. Kaplansky has demonstrated the highest knowledge, skills, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process.
Dr. Kaplansky has a passion for dentistry he loves helping his patients look and feel better. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling and the great outdoors.
Dr. Samantha Smith graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2014. While in school she was a recipient of a prestigious Maryanne Mather Clinical Research Award for her active participation in clinical research. Dr. Smith finished her general practice residency at Faxton St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica, New York in 2015 and same year joined our practice. Her main focus is general dentistry for both children and adults. Dr. Smith is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA).
In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking with her family and dog, and working on finishing all 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks. Dr. Smith especially enjoys the hiatus of DIY home construction.
Dr. Komal Koli earned her Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia where her research on dental implants led to numerous publications and earned high praises nationally and internationally. She continued her education pursuing a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA. She has been practicing general dentistry since 2017, providing dental care for adults and children. Dr. Koli is an active member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, The Eighth District Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside the office, you will find Dr. Koli exploring outdoors with friends and family. She also enjoys cooking and baking various cuisines from around the world.
One of the ways we can provide you with consistent high-quality dental care is by using state-of-the-art technology whenever it benefits you. We are committed to staying current with all the latest advances in technology to bring you efficient care that produces outstanding results every time.
Dr. Kaplansky uses highest quality, American-made illuminated surgical telescopes to enhance and magnify image as well as provide precise lighting during dental procedures. This results in less invasive, more accurate, and more comfortable dentistry for his patients.
We do not use unsightly and potentially harmful to your health amalgam to fill teeth. All our fillings are matched in color to your natural enamel. One of the greatest recent advances in dental materials that Dr. Kaplansky uses is sonic-activated fillings. Sonic activation of the composite filling material dramatically lowers the viscosity during placement providing superior adaptation to the cavity walls. What’s in it for me, you might ask. Not only your fillings now are faster and easier than before, but you also get a stronger, more dense filling with no voids and that means stronger teeth with less sensitivity!
Dr. Kaplansky was one of the first in New York State to invest into a CBCT unit. It stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. You can think of it as a dental CAT scan. This machine produces amazingly accurate 1:1 images of teeth and jaws in 3D with a very low radiation exposure. We use it extensively for implant surgery planning, complicated extraction cases, as well as root canal treatments and orthodontics. Better imaging leads to better diagnosis and precision in planning that in turn leads to better treatment outcomes and much happier patients.
The foundation of a successful cosmetic dental treatment is based on carefully matching the shade of the restoration to your own teeth to produce natural results that enhance your appearance. VITA Easyshade ® is an innovative device that uses advanced color-matching technology to accurately reproduce the shade of your natural teeth. The process is comfortable, efficient, and produces highly dependable results compared to a manual handheld shade guide.
Using a safe, comfortable LED light, we simply touch the device to the tooth to be treated. The results are wirelessly delivered to a special computer program that produces accurate shade suggestions, allowing us to provide a cosmetic restoration that looks completely natural.
Come take a virtual tour of our dental office here at Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky and marvel at the beautiful decor and helpful staff that make every dental visit a stress-free one. Our office is home to only the most knowledgeable dental care experts, specialized in dental implants and all other dental procedures. Slip away from your everyday worries when you come by for your dentist appointment and indulge in the peace of mind knowing that our expert team will do their best to give you the best dental experience possible. With our total commitment to top-quality dental service, we look forward to welcoming you here!