Meet Dr. Buccino

Michael Buccino, D.D.S., M.S.D. 

Michael Buccino, D.D.S., M.S.D. has practiced pediatric dentistry in Massachusetts since 1988. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in 1978 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School in 1982. Graduating among the top of his dental class, he also received the highest score in the nation in the pediatric dentistry/orthodontic section on Part II of the National Dental Board Examinations. Dr. Buccino is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists every year. Over the years, Dr. Buccino was a Referee for Pediatric Dentistry, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Buccino entered Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Children’s Hospital for his specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 1986 after completing a four-year appointment with the National Health Service. He earned both a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in pediatric dentistry and a Master of Science degree in pediatric dentistry with a minor in child psychology from Indiana University in 1988. Dr. Buccino was only the fifth student since the beginning of the graduate program in 1951 to be awarded both the Certificate and the Master of Science degree during the term of his residency. Graduating first in his pediatric dental class, Dr. Buccino was also awarded the Ralph E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance in the advanced pediatric dentistry program at Indiana University.

In 1989, Dr. Buccino received a Diploma for the successful completion of a 425-day curriculum in comprehensive orthodontics at the Doyle Seminar series of advanced courses in progressive knowledge and techniques for earlier and better patient care. Dr. Buccino wrote his Master Thesis on informed consent and has also published articles in professional dental journals on multiple supernumerary teeth and Rett Syndrome. Since 2003, Dr. Buccino has taken five one year courses through the American Orthodontic Society. He studied with Dr. Leonard J. Carapezza, D.M.D. for two years taking the Beginning and the Advanced courses entitled Early Treatment of Malocclusion. The following year in 2006, Dr. Buccino studied with Dr. Larry White, D.D.S., M.S.D. and Dr. William E. Wyatt Sr., D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D. in a one year Advanced Orthodontics course. In 2009, Dr. Buccino completed Dr. Robert Gerety’s two year course in Comprehensive Orthodontic Education. Periodically, he gives dental presentations to dentists, pediatricians, hygienists and the general public.

Dr. Buccino is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Southeastern District Dental Society. He was Chairman, Vice-Chair, and Chair-Elect of the Southeastern District Dental Society, past Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Fall River Dental Society, and co-founder of the Middleboro-Lakeville dental study group. He is also on the medical staffs at Brockton Hospital located in Brockton, Massachusetts, St. Anne’s Hospital and the Same Day SurgiClinic located in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Dr. Buccino is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In order to achieve this distinguished designation, pediatric dentists must complete rigorous examinations and a clinical survey before a group of peers from across the country. This voluntary evaluation is attempted by only a small percentage of pediatric dentists. Upon successful completion of the examination, pediatric dentists are named Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Buccino is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside the office, Dr. Buccino enjoys traveling, fishing, skiing, and golfing with his wife, a professional children’s photographer and Teaching Artist, and their four children.