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Dr. John Houghtaling

Dr. John Houghtaling

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. John Houghtaling grew up in Horseheads, NY, went to UB for his undergraduate degree, and graduated from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1972, followed by a two year residency at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. He taught at UB and Children’s Hospital for two years before joining Dr. Joel Levin in private practice in 1976.  

He is board certified in pediatric dentistry and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Due to a special interest in growth and development, he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in orthodontics.  

Dr. Houghtaling is a past president of the New York State Association of Pediatric Dentists and has been president of the Western New York Association of Pediatric Dentists for 25 years.  Dr. Houghtaling has been married to his wife Laura for over 40 years and has two children and two grandchildren.

He is an avid cyclist, cross-country skier, sailor, and photographer. He also enjoys working on projects with Habitat for Humanity.