Meet the Pinnacle Family Dental TeamDr. Howard Silver and your dental professionals. We have a new name but it's the same great team.
Howard Silver, DDS
Dr. Howard Silver graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1993 with a bachelor’s (BS) degree in Biology, and the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1997. In 1998, he went on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Buffalo.
Dr. Silver is committed to perfecting his craft through ongoing education and training. He is a Pankey Institute dentist, working under the philosophy of helping patients receive the best care possible and educating patients to make appropriate choices to achieve comprehensive treatment—versus fixing teeth one tooth at a time. In addition, Dr. Silver has received continuing education at the Kois Center, an innovative training program on the latest advances in esthetic, implant and restorative dentistry.
Since purchasing the practice in 2001, Dr. Silver has continued to grow his patient base through the recommendations and referrals of satisfied patients. He considers his patient’s loyalty, referrals and each and every appointment a privilege he earns by taking good care of his patients’ smiles year after year.
In addition to working in his Pittsford practice, Dr. Silver has also worked part time as a Clinical Instructor at SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry (1999-2005). He served as President of Rochester Dental Study Club in 2004. Dr. Silver is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and travel.
Nicole, Registered Dental Hygienist
Since 1997, Nicole has been in the dental profession as a dental hygienist. Nicole has experience in family dentistry as well as pediatric dentistry. She regularly attends continuing education courses in all areas, but enjoys educating herself in the field of periodontics. She is licensed in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. She has been with Dr. Silver for the past 10 years, and thinks of her coworkers and her patients as family.
Nicole and her husband live in Williamson, with their two teenage daughters. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying family vacations and watching her girls’ sporting events.
Colleen, Certified Dental Assistant
A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Advanced Dental Assisting Program Track, Colleen been a dental assistant since 1989. She has vast experience and has worked in oral surgery, pediatrics, orthodontics, endodontics and has received additional training in oral sleep apnea appliances. Colleen is thrilled to be part of Dr. Silver’s because of their holistic approach to dental and overall health as well as the quality of our services.
Colleen and her husband have two grown children. In their spare time, they enjoy camping and our two Maine coon cats.
Rosemarie, Certified Dental Assistant
Rosemarie has been a certified dental assistant since 2000. Additionally, she has enjoyed working at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort for the past 15 years and with her son at his tree business.
Rosemarie has two grown children and two grandchildren. Outside of the office, her large yard keeps her busy and she enjoys tending to her flower gardens. She is also currently taking a class on beekeeping.
Carla has worked in the dental field for the past 12 years. She prides herself on developing relationships with patients and making them feel comfortable. Carla also enjoys working in an office where Dr. Silver and the entire team make you feel like family.
Carla is a native of Henrietta and is married with 4 grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, gardening and traveling with her husband.
Tania, Registered Dental Hygienist
Tania has been a hygienist since 1997. She has experience in general dentistry and pediatric dentistry. She attends continuing education classes in many areas, but Tania specially enjoys learning about new and innovative products and procedures and passing that information on to her patients. She joined the team in early 2010 and has felt at home since.
Tania and her husband live on the west side of town. She is the happy mother of two young children, a son and a daughter. When not working you can find Tania with her family at local museums, camping or just having fun outdoors.