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Dentist – West Seneca, NY

Get to Know Dr. Nora Ruhland

Dr. Ruhland has been a practicing dentist since 2007, and she’s very passionate about providing patients with the gentle, excellent care they deserve. Here at Applegate Dental, she’s also happy to be able to work alongside some of her best friends! If you’d like to learn more about her, just continue reading below.

Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Ruhland suffered from many cavities as a child, but thankfully, she had an excellent dentist who could always lend a helping hand. At one point, she had a very painful infected baby tooth, but the dentist removed it so gently and carefully that she never felt scared at all throughout the experience. That kindness made a world of difference for her, and today, she feels blessed to pass that same kindness on to other children and adults in need!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After completing her dental doctorate at the State University of New York At Buffalo, Dr. Ruhland completed a residency program at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo. Since then, she has undergone advanced training in sedation dentistry through DOCS, become certified in BOTOX, and expanded her clinical skillset through the Spear Study Club. She is currently pursuing continuing education in dental implants. She is a proud member of the American Dental Association and the New York Dental Association.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Ruhland and her husband Tom have three young kids, a dog, and a cat at home. As a family unit, they love reading together, cooking, gardening, and spending quality time with other loved ones. She really enjoys being outdoors on hikes and aspires to take culinary classes in France someday! She’s even studying French in her spare time.