Welcome to our family
I was born and raised in New York City. I received my Bachelors of
Science degree in Biology with honors from Manhattan College in
I chose to attend the State University of New York at Buffalo School
of Dental Medicine and received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
in 1980. Upon graduation I completed a one year General Practice
Residency program at the Erie County Medical Center.
After completion of our educations my wife Dr. Donna Bitka and I
chose to make Western New York our permanent home. In 1983 we
purchased the Hamburg dental practice of Dr. Eugene Pantera, Jr. Our
family dental practice is now 25 years young and going strong.
I have completed over 1000 hours of continuing education in
dentistry. I also have advanced training in implants and all ceramic
crowns, veneers and fillings.
Professionally I am a member of the:
American Dental Association
New York State Dental Association
Eighth District Dental Society
Erie County Dental Society
Innovative Dental Study Club
Outside of the office I am committed to community service. I have
been an active member of the Lakeshore/Hamburg Lions Club since
1985. I have served in numerous positions including club president.
I reside in Orchard Park with my wife Donna and our two children
Natalie and Anthony. We our very proud of the fact that both our
children have chosen careers in healthcare. Our daughter is
attending the UB School of Pharmacy and our son is attending the
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
My hobbies include travel and caring for our pets Tess the Doberman
and Bandit the rescued cat.