Dr. Kathleen M. Casacci DDS, ABOI/ID, MAGD, AFAAID
is a member of
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Board Of Oral Implantology Diplomate (ABOI/ID)
- Academy Of General Dentistry (MAGD)
- Fellowship award given August 2001
- Mastership Awarded June 2012
- Dental Society Of The State Of New York
- 8th District Dental Society
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
- Delta Sigma Delta Professional Fraternity
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AFAAID)
- International Association of Implant Dentistry
- American Association of Facial Esthetics
Dr. Kathleen Casacci opened Wheatfield Family Dentistry in 1994. She is a WNY native and graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School in her junior year. She attended Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital’s Radiologic Technology program for 2 years and was ranked #1 in the class. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1993. She graduated with Cum Laude Latin Honors in the top 5% of her class, with a class rank of 2/81.
Dr. Casacci completed Straight-Wire Orthodontics training with the American Association of Orthodontists in 2002. She graduated in 2009 with Level 4 Bioesthetic Dentistry training. There are less than 300 Dentists world-wide with this training. Bioesthetic Dentists utilize the principals of esthetic tooth form, stable temporomandibular joints, and precise occlusion (bite) to provide relief of painful grinding and headaches to produce lasting, beautiful, and comfortable smiles. She did a Pediatric and Prosthodontics minor and completed both Special Needs Dentistry and Oral Surgery externships while in school. She also attended a post graduate Master’s degree program at SUNY Buffalo in Oral Sciences and Pain Management. She has completed a mini residency and maxi-course on Dental Implants, and was a clinical instructor in Restorative Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine from 1993-1996. She is NYS licensed for IV sedation through Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. In October of 2013, she received her Associate Fellowship credentials in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Casacci has also received training in Botox and dermal fillers. To date she has completed over 4,000 hours of quality post-graduate continuing education.
Dr. Casacci was awarded the prestigious FAGD award in August of 2001 and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) in June of 2012. Less than 2% of the Dentists in the country have attained this level of distinction.
Dr. Casacci was awarded the Board Certification and Diplomate credentials with the American Board of Oral Implantology in 2021. This board certification process has taken her 10 years to complete. She had to provide 10 advanced implant cases for review and defense, and a rigorous 6 hour written examination on implant dentistry, complications, and advanced techniques as well as an oral 4 hour examination to be granted this highly recognized award. She is the first and only woman to receive this award in New York State. She is the only Board Certified Implant Dentist in Western New York.
The ABOI/ID Diplomate designation symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Certification by the ABOI/ID attests to the fact that a dentist has demonstrated knowledge, ability, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process. Dentists must demonstrate in-depth knowledge, and proficient skills and abilities in both the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry as well as in critical aftercare even if they perform only the surgical or restorative phase.
Outside of work, Dr. Casacci enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and dogs.
Amherst Dentist Receives 2012 Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry
CHICAGO (June 23, 2012) —The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public, is pleased to announce that Kathleen Marie Casacci DDS, MAGD, of Amherst, New York, received the association’s 2012 Mastership Award during the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held June 21 to 24, in Philadelphia.
The Mastership Award is the highest honor available at the AGD and one of the most respected designations within the profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Casacci completed over 3,000 hours of continuing dental education.
As a recipient of the Mastership Award, Dr. Casacci joins more than 2,300 active AGD Masters who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.
“We are proud to honor Dr. Casacci for her commitment to continuing education in her quest to provide quality dental care and oral health education to her patients,” says AGD President Jeffrey M. Cole, DDS, MBA, FAGD. “There are more than 169,000 general dentists in the United States and Canada and less than two percent of those are Masters with the AGD. It’s a remarkable accomplishment for Dr. Casacci.”
Dr. Heather L. Heppner
Dr. Heppner is a WNY native and graduated from Starpoint High School. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Charleston in West Virginia and Dental training at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She completed her General Practice Residency at Faxton, St. Luke’s in Utica, New York. Dr. Heppner focused her early training in esthetics and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Heppner is on her way to becoming an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. She is also certified in Invisalign Orthodontics and Level 1 Botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Heppner is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dental Society of New York State, and Eighth District Dental Society.
Dr. Heppner is a Major in the New York National Guard where she has been a member for 11 years. She served 2 tours in Afghanistan during her 5 years with the US Army. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and four children.
Dr. Anna E. Bailey
Dr. Bailey is native to Western New York. She graduated from Orchard Park High School and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology at SUNY Albany. While pursuing her Dental training at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Bailey became significantly involved in philanthropy and community outreach. As the Alpha Omega Philanthropy Chair, she lead a student group at the Good Neighbors Health Clinic providing free dental care to those in need in Western New York. Additionally, Dr. Bailey spent almost three weeks abroad in Vietnam as a part of the Hope for Tomorrow Pediatric outreach mission. Dr. Bailey is the founder of the UB Run for Smiles 5K which helps fund charitable programs at the Dental school. She was awarded the UB Dental Image of Excellence Award for her contributions to the school. She continued on to New York City after graduation and completed a General Practice Residency at Columbia University. Dr. Bailey has focused her early training in oral surgery, implant and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Bailey recently completed the 300 hour Implant Maxi Course in NYC and is on her way to becoming an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. She is also certified in Invisalign Orthodontics. Dr. Bailey is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, New York State Dental Association, and Eighth District Dental Society.
Dr. Bailey is an avid Buffalo Bills fan and also enjoys skiing, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.