About Rochester Dental Sleep Therapy
Since 1980, Village Smiles, home of Rochester Dental Sleep Therapy, has provided patients of all ages with quality dental care and services. Since our beginning, we have been dedicated to providing patients with the services they need to improve their smiles and overall health.
Our state-of-the-art facility in Pittsford, NY overlooks the Erie Canal. As a full-service general dentistry practice, we are proud to provide exceptional care and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Our goal is to have you feel right at home in our office and to welcome all patients as if they are family.
Dr. Paul Schwedfeger
Dr. Paul Schwedfeger has been practicing Dentistry in Rochester, NY since 1980. With a B.S. degree from SUNY Albany, Dr. Schwedfeger studied Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University and conducted research at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., before receiving his D.D.S. from the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.
After completing his dental residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, he became a member of the University of Rochester’s dental teaching staff for three years. In 1988 Dr. Schwedfeger completed the rigorous requirements to be awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.). This prestigious award is held by less than 10% of U.S. dentists. Dr. Schwedfeger has recently achieved the most prestigious educational award in the Academy, the Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (M.A.G.D.). This accolade is held by less than 1% of the dentists in the United States. In addition, Dr. Schwedfeger was also a part-time clinical instructor at the Eastman Dental Center, the University of Rochester.
Cosmetic Dentistry has always been a special interest for Dr. Schwedfeger. He has completed numerous courses taught by the leading Cosmetic Dentists in the U.S. He recently attended the Rosenthal Institute at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Schwedfeger has been certified in “Advanced Esthetics” by Dr Larry Rosenthal, the “Dentist to the Stars”. Dr Paul has also completed extensive training in sleep medicine, dental implants and Oral Sedation in order to better serve his patients’ needs. Dr. Schwedfeger is active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the New York State Dental Society and the Monroe County Dental Society.
Outside of dentistry, his interests include biking, photography and building furniture in his elaborate woodshop. Dr. Schwedfeger, his wife and three children reside in Rochester.
Dr. Matthew Schwedfeger
Dr. Matt was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School. From there he moved on to Villanova University where he earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences. Dr. Matt then went on to his father’s alma mater, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. After dental school he returned home to Rochester for postgraduate training at the Strong Hospital and the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in a general practice residency. There he received vast training in treating medically compromised and special needs patients as well as furthering my education in multiple areas of dentistry. After postgraduate training he entered practice with his father, Paul, at Village Smiles and Rochester Dental Sleep Therapy.
Dr. Matt has accumulated hundreds of hours of advanced training in the areas of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery and endodontics. Over the last few years he has developed a special interest in dental sleep medicine and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. He continues to learn about the latest science and technology from various local and national study clubs and training programs. Dr. Matt recently completed an advanced training program in complex restorative cases through the world-renowned Spear training program. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Academy of General Dentistry, New York State Dental Association and the Monroe County Dental Society.
Dr. Matt is also on the medical staff at the University of Rochester Medical Center as faculty and clinical attending at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health.
Outside of the office, Dr. Matt and his wife Kacey live in Brighton and look forward to starting a family together. He is an avid sports fan that includes interests in golf, the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and of course the recent NCAA Champion Villanova basketball team.
Meet the Staff
Denise – Dental Assistant
My name is Denise. I started here in 2004 but I have 30 years of experience. As a matter of fact, Vivian (the receptionist) and I went to dental assisting school together. I am married and have two grown children in college. I love the beautiful location of this practice. The patients that I have met are really great and really seem to enjoy coming here! I have learned different techniques from Dr. Schwedfeger and I am impressed with his enthusiasm for dentistry. Assisting Dr. Matt is fun too! It is a really laid back, fun atmosphere. The staff is great and have all been here forever. There is little to no turnaround here. I am glad to have found this dental team and I’m proud to be a part of it.
Dorothy – Business Manager
Hi! My name is Dorothy, also known as Dee. I began my career with Dr. Schwedfeger in 1987 with a background in insurance. I had no dental experience whatsoever. Thankfully, Dr. Schwedfeger had enough faith in me to give me the opportunity to learn – and that I have! I am now the Business Manager and I love being part of the “Village Smiles Family”. I also have a wonderful family of my own: a great husband, three grown children and two beautiful granddaughters who light up my life!
Vivian – Staff Manager
My name is Vivian. I have been with Dr. Schwedfeger since 1985! I joke that that is half my life, but it is! We are very close-knit and I can’t imagine doing anything else. He is like a brother to me, and the girls here are awesome. Dr. Schwedfeger is very friendly, approachable and a really nice guy. I literally watched Dr. Matt grow up! I have thought that since day one. I have become very close to many of the patients and I find humor to put them at ease. I started out as his assistant and after many titles and transitions, I am now the Patient Care Coordinator. Dorothy and I have been here the longest. We sit side-by-side every day at the front desk and are always here to greet you and help with all your dental needs. She is one of my very best friends outside of Village Smiles, too. Call for an appointment today! You will love this place – I guarantee it!
Tammy – Dental Hygienist
Tammy DiSalvo is a proud resident of Rochester, NY. She completed her Dental Hygiene degree at Monroe Community College in 2000. Tammy has pursued additional education and licenses in nitrous oxide and anesthesia. These additional skills ensure maximum patient comfort, pain free, for almost any dental procedure. She truly loves her work in dentistry and has a special heart for every patient that she treats. It’s a point of tremendous pride to help people who don’t like going to the dentist, feel comfortable and happy to receive care.
Tammy’s other passions include a healthy lifestyle, a quest for the perfect smoky eye, exquisite flower gardening, modern interior design, travel and food.
Erica – Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Erica. I am a dental hygiene graduate of MCC, class of 2005. I love what I do and everyone I work with! I live in Fairport with my husband Keith (the love of my life) and our dogs Tucker and Tugger. I love hanging out with family, working out, dining out, and doing projects around the house. Christmas is my fav holiday and I look forward to it year round!!! I look forward to meeting you. My patients are awesome. This is the most unique office I have ever worked in; great Doctors and wonderful co-workers! I am happy to be part of this team.
For more information about our sleep apnea and snoring treatments, or general dentistry services, please contact our office at 585-586-3808 today. We look forward to meeting with you and helping to restore your health!