Our Doctors

 

 Dr. Thomas Decker  Dr. Michael Sbuttoni  Dr. Vorton Boghosian  Dr. Marianne DiCerbo Dr. Gregory Lawless

 

A team approach to taking care of your orthodontic needs with over 100 years of combined experience as orthodontists.

We offer multiple orthodontists to deliver your care. With superior formal education, shared experience and modern technology, our team has the ability to provide the best results possible.

The team will also offer coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each orthodontist will understand and be familiar with your treatment and be able to participate in your care when needed.

 

 

A. Thomas Decker, D.M.D.

  • B.S. – University of Pittsburgh 
  • D.M.D. – University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • M.S. – University of Pittsburgh Graduate Orthodontic Program

Diplomate – American Board of Orthodontics

Member – American Association of Orthodontists; American Dental Association; Dental Society, State of New York

Depend on us for great results
“Being a father and a grandfather, I appreciate how important your child is to you and that you only want the best for them. I assure you that in our practice they will receive the best care available."

“The Capital District has been very good to me, and I am sincerely grateful. Giving back to our community is very important. I am a member of the Craniofacial Deformity Team at St. Peter’s Hospital. We aid in the diagnosis and treatment of less fortunate infants and children with facial and dental deformities.”

We make a difference
“I feel privileged and get great satisfaction every day when I come to the office. We have a wonderful team of doctors with unmatched resources to care for our patients. The obvious difference we make in the lives of our patients is immeasurable."

“All of dentistry is advancing rapidly. I am very proud that all our doctors work hard to keep the practice on the forefront of modern orthodontics. Our doctors are either Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. This means they have been closely examined for knowledge and ability by the best of our profession. Recognition by the American Board of Orthodontics is your assurance that you and your children receive the best specialized care with us.”

 

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Michael J. Sbuttoni, D.D.S.

  • B.S. – State University of New York
  • D.D.S. – University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Ortho – Eastman Dental Center Graduate Orthodontic Program   

Diplomate – American Board of Orthodontics

Member – American Association of Orthodontists; American Dental Association; American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; Dental Society, State of New York

Generations of beautiful smiles
”Born and raised in this area, I have been a resident of Albany all my life. This is a great community and I feel we have made a difference in the lives of thousands of children and adults over the years."

“Children are our highest priority, and I feel all children need and deserve a good smile. An uncorrected problem can adversely affect an individual’s speech, general health and self-esteem. A person’s self-confidence almost always increases when his or her smile and appearance are improved. The value of a beautiful smile cannot be underestimated."

We make a difference
“I work tirelessly to make certain that the quality of care in our office is the finest available. We are on the cutting edge of the latest philosophical and technological improvements in orthodontics."

“Since 1961, our reputation for excellent care and quality service has continued to grow. As a result, we have become one of the top orthodontic practices in the nation. I am grateful for the support of our patients and the professional community for helping us reach this level.”

 

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Vorton B. Boghosian, D.D.S.

  • B.S. – Union College
  • D.D.S. – Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry
  • General Practice Residency – St. Clare’s Hospital
  • Ortho – University of Buffalo Graduate Orthodontic Program

Diplomate – American Board of Orthodontics

Member – American Association of Orthodontists; American Dental Association; Dental Society, State of New York

Change the way the world sees you
“In practice for years as an orthodontist, I enjoy patient interaction and take great pride in delivering the best care possible. I realize the important role I play as an orthodontist in obtaining great results. I also realize how important the patient’s role is in helping us achieve a successful result. This is why I respect their concerns and attempt to explain all aspects of what we are doing for them. Orthodontic treatment truly is a team effort."

“We have an excellent and respected working relationship with the dentists, surgeons and physicians in the Capital District. I feel this provides an excellent opportunity for the best overall health and dental care for our patients.”

We make a difference
“I feel a beautiful smile can have profound impact on someone’s life. As an orthodontist, it is a great privilege to be able to have such a positive effect in someone’s life. If we change the way the world sees you, you will be more confident and more successful in everything you attempt.”

 

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Marianne A. DiCerbo, D.D.S.

  • B.S. – St. Lawrence University
  • D.D.S. – Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • General Practice Residency – St. Clare's Hospital
  • M.A. – Columbia University Graduate Orthodontic Program

Diplomate – American Board of Orthodontics

Member – American Association of Orthodontists; American Dental Association; Dental Society, State of New York

Leading edge care with compassion
“As a mother of two children, I realize the needs and concerns of younger patients as well as their parents. I treat all our patients as though they were my own."

“Our patients love coming to our office. The office décor and equipment are 'cool' and state-of-the-art. When new technology is proven and available, we are the first to consider its value and add it to our office.”

“I am very proud of our staff and the services they provide for our patients. They have all taken the time and effort to become certified orthodontic assistants which makes them uniquely qualified to help us provide unmatched care for our patients. I think they are the best.”

We make a difference
“An area of interest that I am responsible for in our office that I feel is very important is education. I get great satisfaction and enjoyment when I organize or participate in one of our community, patient or staff education programs.”

 

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Gregory J. Lawless, D.D.S.

  • B.S. – Tufts University
  • D.D.S. – University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Ortho – University of Buffalo Graduate Orthodontic Program

Board Eligible – American Board of Orthodontics

Member – American Association of Orthodontists; American Dental Association; New York State Dental Association; Northeastern Society of Orthodontists; Dental Society, State of New York

This is the place to be
“Being the newest member of the team, I bring fresh ideas and energy to the practice. After receiving my postgraduate orthodontic degree from one of the top orthodontic programs in the country and practicing in the Capital District independently for a number of years, I have discovered what generations of patients already know – this is the place to be. I feel honored to be a member of a practice with a superior reputation for quality and compassion for their patients.”

We make a difference
“Excellent treatment results require a strong partnership with our patients and I know how difficult it can be to maintain motivation over time. We make orthodontic treatment fun! We have programs and contests designed to encourage patient compliance and cooperation. Prizes include rolling backpacks, ball caps, T-shirts, canvas roll bags, dinner certificates and parties – whatever it takes! If the patients enjoy the process and participate in their treatment, the end results will be successful. Successful treatment with an attractive healthy smile is our ultimate goal for all of our patients.”

 

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