Dr. Deborah Petronio
Dr. Deborah Petronio is the owner of Aurora Dental Care, where she practices family dentistry with her associate, Dr. Michael Moore. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University before attending the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated cum laude with a minor in fixed prosthodontics. Following dental school she completed a general practice residency at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Buffalo. Dr. Petronio is a member of the American Dental Association as well as state and local dental societies. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Petronio enjoys treating patients of all ages and has gained a reputation for providing practical, reliable treatment to each and every patient. She has great compassion for patients who are fearful of going to the dentist. She has expanded her abilities to serve the needs of her patients into areas including conscious sedation dentistry, (which allows patients to safely sleep though dental appointments), orthodontics, Invisalign® (invisible braces), and Lumineers (porcelain veneers) through continuing education.
Deborah resides in East Aurora with her husband, Doug, and son, Jamie. She is a member of the East Aurora community and is proud that her family calls East Aurora "our hometown."
Dr. Michael Moore
Dr. Michael Moore is a native of the Buffalo area. Raised in the north towns, Dr. Moore attended Canisius College, and finished his education at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He continued on at U.B. after being accepted into the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) program. During this residency, Dr. Moore completed over 100 hours of continuing education focusing on aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. Upon completion of the program, Dr. Moore was asked to stay on as a part-time clinical instructor at the Dental School. He works chairside with the third- and fourth-year dental students overseeing them while they are treating their patients. He continues at the University one day a week while focusing the rest of his time on private practice. Dr. Moore prides himself in keeping up with the most current dental training and equipment. He is a Lumineers and Invisalign certified provider.
Dr. Moore is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and our local dental component, the Eighth District Dental Society. Dr. Moore has always been a strong supporter of organized dentistry. He was the dental school's student representative to the Eighth District Dental Society his third and fourth year, and in 2004 Dr. Moore was appointed Chair to the Council of the New Dentist. He served this position for three years. Dr. Moore remains an active member in the local dental society.
Dr. Moore is married to Erika Smerkar-Moore, MS, DPT. They live in Amherst with their children: Ava, Gavin , Fintan, and their new addition Ronan.