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Meet Dr. Blake

James M. Blake, DDS
Principal Dentist, Practice Owner

Dr. James Blake was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the village of Hamburg NY. He attended Canisius High School, during which time his career interests branched in several directions. As a graduating high school senior in 1977 he was faced with the difficult decision between full scholarships to the Cooper Union for Fine Arts in NYC, Cornell School of Architecture and many other collegiate opportunities. He instead accepted a full academic scholarship to Canisius College of Buffalo NY where, as he would say, he “threw a lot of things at the wall to see what would stick.” After four years of exploring many different disciplines Dr. Blake graduated Magna Cum Laude from Canisius College with a B.A. in Biology and one course short of a quadruple minor in each of English, Psychology, Anthropology and Art History. Now certain where his interests lay, he attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with honors, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1985. Dr. Blake then completed a General Practice Residency at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo in 1986, where he met his future wife Barbara.

Dr. Blake entered into private practice in 1986, associating with several dental practices and eventually opening his own office in 1990 at 6185 South Park Avenue on the edge of the village of Hamburg. As his fledgling private practice grew Dr Blake continuously strove to stay ahead of the curve. Dr. Blake has made it a priority to remain “cutting edge”, employing many sophisticated technologies such as Dental Implants, Deep Bleaching, Soft Tissue Lasers, and Cad Cam Dentistry. He has made it his mission to treat each & every patient in the manner he would prefer his own family be treated, always taking whatever time necessary to fully explain treatment options to his patients.

As a dedicated husband and father of four, Dr. Blake has many other interests outside of dentistry. He enjoyed coaching Youth Amateur Hockey for nearly 14 years, also becoming actively involved in the elementary school that his children attended, and was a “founding father” of the SSPP Elementary School Hockey team. He coached other youth amateur sports including Track & Field, and as his coaching days dwindled down he was recruited as a faculty member at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in September of 2011. He continues there today as a part time clinical instructor where he says, “the students questions & enthusiasm continually challenge me and make me rethink the reasons for everything that I do in the practice of Dentistry”. He was awarded “Top Dentist in Western New York” by Buffalo Spree Magazine in 2008, 2013, and 2014.

Dr Blake is also a member of the Erie County Dental Society, the Eighth District Dental Society, the Dental Society of the State of New York, the American Dental Society, and the Southtowns Dental Study Club.