Dr. Bufo graduated from Brown University in 1983 and received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. From 1987-1990 he served as a captain in the United States Air Force, providing dental care for retired and active duty service members and their families.
Between 1990 and 2003, Dr. Bufo created two successful dental practices in West Newfield and Springvale, ME that offered the latest in dental technologies, including digital radiography and lasers, esthetic restorative dentistry and non-surgical periodontal therapy. In 2004, he opened Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry & TMJ in Scarborough, ME, focusing on cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, neuromuscular dentistry, and complex occlusal and restorative procedures. In 2012 he merged his Scarborough practice into the current Brighton Dental Associates location in Portland and in 2015 became the owner of Windham Dental Associates in Windham Maine. He is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and focuses his practice on cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, TMJ and difficult bite problems.
Dr. Bufo averages almost 100 hours of continuing education per year and was chosen to be a clinical instructor at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He travels to the Institute several times each year to teach dentists from across the globe about the most advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures and therapy for TMJ disorders. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maine Dental Association, the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, and the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics.
Dr. Lauren Gallant was born and raised in Westbrook, Maine. She graduated from University of New England with a B.S. in medical biology. After working as a dental assistant in a local endodontic office, she discovered her love of dentistry. She returned to University of New England's College of Dental Medicine obtaining her DMD degree in 2017. She completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through Tufts School of Dental Medicine and Community Dental in 2018.
Dr. Gallant was attracted to many aspects of dentistry: the artistry, the science, the ability to work with my hands, and most importantly the ability to build rapport and help people on a very personal level. She has a very relaxed personality and enjoys a good sense of humor.
Outside of work, Lauren highly enjoys spending time with her close-knit family, cooking, reading, and spending time at the lake.
Dr. Rishi Phakey was born and raised in London, England and moved to New Jersey as a young boy. Dr. Phakey attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey for his undergraduate education where he earned his B.A. degree in Biological Science and minors in French and Psychology. Dr. Phakey went on to further his education by receiving his Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences & Oral Biology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey before earning his DMD Degree from the University of New England. Dr Phakey's #1 passion outside of Dentistry is travel and he is often jet setting around the world. He enjoys immersing himself into new cultures and is very fortunate to have lived in many different countries and experience the vastly different continents. Dr. Phakey is trilingual and is fluent in French and Hindi in addition to English. His other interests include cooking, swimming, going to the beach, and staying active. Additionally, as a teen, Dr Phakey proudly attained the rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting's highest achievement. He is thrilled to be a part of our team at Windham Dental Associates and live here in the great state Maine!