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, and upon completing his B.S. in Chemistry, Dr. Roy headed south to The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, a top-rated dental school. It was an immensely rewarding educational experience, and Dr. Roy took advantage of the many opportunities presented to deepen his knowledge. During this time, Dr. Roy 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) program in Richmond, Virginia. This experience gave him the confidence and skills necessary to perform implant dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, sedation dentistry, and complex surgical treatment.
After returning to his home state, Dr. Roy 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 an extensive patient base in Gorham in the 1970s-1990s. Dr. Lopez moved his practice to Buxton in 1999, into 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 envisioned 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 numerous prestigious professional organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), Maine Dental Association (MDA), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Maine Academy of General Dentistry (ME AGD). He is also a 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. Additionally, Dr. Roy possesses a particular passion for the field of dental sleep medicine and sleep apnea treatment, which has led to him being named a Qualified Dentist by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
Dr. Roy’s goal is to provide dental care in a comprehensive manner. This means he can treat patients who have been away from the dental world for some time and/or who have a complex set of issues. He looks forward to continuing to be a big part of the community, participating in ongoing 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!
Education and Professional Memberships
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) – University of Vermont
Doctor of Dental Medicine – University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) – Qualified Dentist
American Dental Association (ADA) – Member
Maine Dental Association (MDA) – Member
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) – Member
Maine Academy of General Dentistry (ME AGD) – Board Member and President-Elect
Greater Portland Dental Society (GPDS) – Former President