Our team is made up of extensively trained dentists who put patient comfort, results, and safety first. Our compassionate approach is designed to put you at ease and give you the confidence to achieve your smile goals. Get to know our dentists a little better by reading about their backgrounds, and please reach out to us with any questions you may have.
What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?
A cosmetic dentist is a licensed dentist who has elected to complete additional training performing aesthetic enhancement techniques and treatments. Certain procedures require supplementary education beyond the basic courses provided during dental school. Porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, and sedation dentistry options demand a level of skill that can only be achieved with continuing education. We are proud of our dentists’ commitment to learning and to staying at the forefront of the dental industry.
How to Choose the Best Cosmetic Dentist for You
Finding the right dentist for your needs and goals can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to identify a skilled, gentle, and extensively trained dentist is to schedule a consultation. After reviewing someone’s educational background, the consultation is the best way to get a feel for a dentist’s patient philosophy and demeanor. Are they happy to answer your questions? Can they offer suggestions to achieve your desired outcome? Do they provide alternatives if appropriate? Feeling comfortable is important, since you will likely be seeing this dentist regularly. With cosmetic dentists, you should also ask about how often they perform the procedure you’re interested in and whether it’s a good fit for your needs.
Dr. Nicholas K. Roy
Dr. Nicholas Roy was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine. Growing up he enjoyed playing hockey, running and track and field. He attended UVM for his undergraduate studies. Upon completing his B.S. in Chemistry, he headed south to The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, a top-rated dental school. The four years flew by and there was lots learned.
During this time, he developed a passion for comprehensive care, which is a style of dental treatment that looks at the big picture of a person’s mouth and related systems, along with their overall systemic health. In order to help patients with such complex needs, he decided to enter an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in Richmond, Virginia. This experience gave him the confidence and skills necessary to do implant dentistry
, full mouth rehabilitation, sedation dentistry
, and complex surgical treatment.
Returning to his home state, he decided to help those in need by joining a public health facility. This gave him time to give back, while evaluating where he’d like to plant his roots. A chance encounter led him to join Dr. Wayne Lopez and Dr. Jin Hwang. Dr. Lopez had built a very quality patient base in Gorham in the 1970s-1990s. Dr. Lopez moved to Buxton in 1999, in a house built in 1812. Although this house was excellent for a dentist in the final years of their career, it could not support the efficient and comprehensive care Dr. Roy envisions for his patients. He acquired the practice in 2013 and began to craft the practice of his dreams.
Dr. Roy has a passion for Continuing Education in Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Maine Dental Association (MDA), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Board Member and President Elect of the Maine Academy of General Dentistry (ME AGD), President of the New England Master Track Program (NEMTP), Past President and Vice President of the Greater Portland Dental Society (GPDS), member of the Greater Portland Dental Study Club (GPDSC), and recipient of the prestigious Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), which is obtained by less than 1% of general dentists in the U.S. He has lectured to his peers at local dental meetings and was featured in the leading dental podcast in the world, discussing his passion for dental adhesives and continuing education.
Dr. Roy’s goal is to provide dental care in a comprehensive manner. This means he will focus on patients that have been away from the dental world for some time, and have a complex set of issues. He looks forward to continuing to be a big part of the community, mission trips to Honduras, and providing assistance to veterans of U.S Armed forces through the Smiles for Vets Program.
Dr. Roy has a passion for golf, hockey, running, fishing, hiking, and playing guitar. He enjoys time with his wife Danielle and their dog, Neely, a silver lab.
For a glimpse of Dr. Roy’s dental work, see the smile gallery
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Dr. Kristian Richardson
Dr. Kristian Richardson joined the Saco River Dentistry Team in 2016. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada. After Graduating from Dalhousie University Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program in 2011, she moved from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Maine to pursue the American Dream. Originally, she intended to move back to Canada to take over the family dental practice but absolutely fell in love with Maine and its people. She is currently working towards her M.A.G.D. (Masters in General Dentistry) to continue advancing her knowledge in dentistry.
During the summer, you'll find Dr. Richardson and her family relaxing on one of Southern Maine's beautiful beaches and in the winter hitting the slopes at Sugarloaf Mountain. She enjoys her down time with her two sons, running, hiking, cooking, and relaxing with family and friends. Saco River Dentistry has given her the opportunity to provide patient centered care in a wonderful and caring practice. She loves treating her patients while connecting with them on a personal level. She looks forwards to meeting all patients at Saco River Dentistry.
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Dr. Zachary K. Reagan, DMD
After graduating from UNE College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Reagan joined the Saco River Dentistry team. Although he wishes he could call himself a native of Maine, he has lived in and loved this great state for fifteen years and cannot imagine calling anywhere else home. After graduating from Susquehanna University with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Reagan received a master’s degree in Human Anatomy and Physiology at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. It was during his time there that he developed an understanding and appreciation for the ways that the oral cavity can influence the health and function of the human body; a stepping stone which led him to a career in dentistry. Dr. Reagan is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Maine Dental Association. His main focus is providing his patients with a comfortable and supportive environment while helping his patients achieve a healthy and confident smile. In his free time Dr. Reagan enjoys reading, cooking, and yoga, but most of all spending time with his family; his wife, two-year-old daughter, and beautiful pug. Dr. Reagan is extremely excited to be at Saco River Dentistry and is looking forward to getting to know you.
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Dr. Jordan Hicks
Dr. Jordan Hicks is a graduate of nearby Scarborough High School, who has recently joined us at Saco River Dentistry. He left his home in Maine to join another, with his grandparents, in upstate New York where he obtained a degree in Biology from Binghamton University. While there he performed such odd jobs as mowing his aunt and uncles’ lawn and babysitting his two younger cousins, so he is very much a family man at heart.
More recently, he received his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and has since that time called Brunswick home. After serving the Portland and Windham communities for the last two years, Dr. Hicks is beyond grateful to have found a new dental home at SRD and hopes he can earn his place in what he has found to be a very loyal community both in and around Buxton.
Dr. Hicks also believes in painless dentistry, therefore, while performing such common dental procedures as fillings, crowns, and extractions it is his belief and mission that dentistry should hardly, if ever, be felt. In his time since dental school, Dr. Hicks has taken various continuing education courses in areas such as implant dentistry, occlusion, and Invisalign. Through his choice of the aforementioned courses, he takes great pleasure in being able to educate patients on all things dentistry even if he is unable to provide you with the required care himself.
In his spare time, Dr. Hicks enjoys such leisurely activities as reading, traveling, and trying anything that is new and delicious, and may coincidentally be described as food. When he elects to be active, basketball is his first love, but you might also find Dr. Hicks plays tennis in the summer and skiing in the winter. Interesting fact about Dr. Hicks, he has jumped out of a plane before - and lived - to be your dentist.