Dr. Buch received the Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, in Richmond, Virginia in 1992. After graduation he served 3 years as an active duty dentist in the U.S. Navy. This experience as a general dentist provides a unique perspective that many surgeons do not have, and promotes a better understanding of both the surgical and the dental needs of patients. After active duty military service, he completed an intensive, four year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical residency program at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1999. His passions for knowledge and medicine led Dr. Buch to complete his Medical Degree (MD) at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in 2001. This additional medical training and experience is very valuable in helping Dr. Buch understand the various medical needs and conditions of his patients. Medical school was followed by an additional year of training in the medical anesthesiology program at the University of Cincinnati Hospital and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This training and experience ensures that Dr. Buch can provide extremely safe, high quality intravenous anesthetic care to patients of all ages. In pursuit of clinical excellence and following his love of traveling, Dr. Buch and his wife moved to Australia to receive additional surgical training and experience while working as a clinical fellow in the Maxillofacial Surgical Unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Buch has also served as an Oral Surgeon in the U.S. Army reserves, attaining the rank of Major. He has substantial private practice experience, previously as partner in a practice in Virginia, and most recently as the director of surgery and implant dentistry at a large multispecialty and general dental practice in North Carolina.
Dr. Buch is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Board Certified in Oral Surgery) and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a Diplomat of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (Board Certified in Dental Anesthesia), and A fellow of the American Dental Society of Dental Anesthesiology.
Dr. Buch is passionate about dental implants and has been awarded the status of fellow at the Misch International Implant Institute. He has extensive experience and training in the field of dental implants. Dr. Buch has completed formal training at the University of Cincinnati, The University of North Carolina, the world famous Misch International Implant Institute, the Pikos Implant Institute, the Sclar Certer, and Edward P. Allen’s Center for Advanced Dental Education. He has achieved diplomat status (the highest honor) in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). This gives Dr. Buch the distinct honor of being the only Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the state of Arizona to have achieved this level of recognition by the ICOI. Currently, Dr. Buch is on the teaching staff at The Misch International Implant Institute where he teaches advanced surgical techniques to other dentists. In 2013 & 2014 Dr. Buch was recognized as a “top dentist” by Phoenix Magazine.