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Dental Insurance

South River Periodontics participates with several dental insurance plans, and will process claims for our patients regardless of which dental insurance plan they have. Participation varies by location, and it is advisable to consult with the dental insurance coding specialist at your office to understand your dental insurance plan and to help you maximize your benefits. Payment plans and financing are available as well to assist you in affording the treatment indicated. We always develop the most appropriate treatment plan upon consultation with every individual patient and will never compromise our patient’s treatment to accomodate dental insurance mandates. Because dental insurance is not similar to medical insurance, and may or may not be a good value for our patients, I encourage you to read more about dental insurance at:

Q: What products does Dr. Bouffard recommend for patients to use for home care of their teeth?

SoFresh Toothbrush, Tom’s Toothpaste, Glide Floss, Listerine Rinse

Q: What type of dental implants does Dr. Bouffard use?

AB Dental Implants, Keystone Tri-Max and Tri-Nex Dental Implants

Q: What is the technology Dr. Bouffard uses to guide dental implant placement?

Simplant, Anatomage, Nobel Guide and Nobel Clinician, DC Imaging CT Scan Service in Maryland Facial Imaging Mobile in Rhode Island

Q: What type of graft materials does Dr. Bouffard use in his practice?

Lifenet Dental Bone and Soft Tissue Allograft

Bone and soft tissue regeneration often requires use of bone and soft tissue graft materials. Using bone and soft tissue harvested from a different site for the same patient is the gold standard. Simply put, a person’t tissue is their own, the body won’t reject it, it won’t transmit diseases, and in the case of soft tissue it is a good tissue match.  

When sufficient tissue is not available to harvest for grafting, alternative tissues must be used. Himan cadaver tissue if very commonly used and generally works very well. Dr. Bouffard only uses graft materials procured from Life Net Tissue Bank, as they are harvested from donors screened for the presence of any transmissible disease, harvested in a sterile manner, and processed in a manner which retains biologic activity, but ensures the materials are safe. Lifenet is a nonprofit organization, and treats its donors with a great deal of respect.

Except in rare instances, synthetic graft materials are not used, and we do not use graft materials harvested from animal sources in our practice.

Q: What is Wilckodontics (surgically accelerated osteogenic orthodontics)?

Wilckodontics is a technique whereby minor periodontal surgery is performed early in the course of orthodontic therapy to  promote very rapid movement of the teeth into the desired position. The links attached will provide a thorough oversight of the great benefits of this procedure.

Four Convenient Locations for Periodontal Therapy, Dental Implant Surgery and Third Molar Extraction

South River Periodontics
Annapolis Location

104 Forbes St, Suite 204,
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 295-1000

Providing Care
For the Communities of:

Annapolis, Admiral Heights, Naval Academy,
West Annapolis, Eastport, Severna Park, Maryland's Eastern Shore, and surrounding communities.

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South River Periodontics
Barrington Location

310 Maple Ave, Suite 107,
Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 247-2200

Barrington Rhode Island (Maple Avenue Family Dentistry)

Proudly Serving patients in Barrington, Warren, Bristol, East Providence and Southeastern Massachusetts.

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South River Periodontics
Marriottsville Location

2600 Longstone Ln, Suite 101,
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 442-0103

Marriottsville (Revive Dental)

Proudly serving patients in Ellicott City, Frederick Sykesville and Western Maryland

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South River Periodontics
Rockville Location

9850 Key West Ave,
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 838-9300

Rockville (Rockville Smile Design)

Convenient to the I-70 corridor from Washington DC, and Northern Virginia through the Washington DC Suburbs in Maryland and Frederick

Meet Our Team
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • The Capital


See What Our Patients Are Saying

I have been going to South River Periodontics for years. I can't say enough about Dr. Robert Bouffard, DDS. His expertise and chair-side manner are positively beyond compare. I actually enjoy going to the dentist! If you're searching for a fabulous dentist who takes the time to actually get to know his patients and provides the best in dental treatment, one who will also explain procedures to you and treat you with the utmost respect and care, look no further than Dr. Robert Bouffard!

Linda Lee Annapolis, MD Dental Patient

Dr. Bouffard extracted my son's wisdom teeth when my son was only 13 and did such a fabulous job. He took his time to explain the procedure and put my son at great ease. Now my son needs an implant to replace a tooth lost when he was 9 and there is little anxiety since he trusts Dr. Bouffard so much. We are so happy to have met him at Maple Ave Family Dentistry in Barrington.

Eileen Brady Annapolis, MD Dental Patient

I was referred to Dr. Bouffard six months after hitting my face on the steering wheel in a car accident. Although I had been seen several times for face pain since the accident, it was still unclear about what was going on. Dr. Bouffard listened closely to all my continued troubles and within 5 minutes of meeting me figured out that my upper jaw had actually been dislocated and should’ve been wired shut to heal properly. I was upset but relieved to finally have some answers and a solid plan for treating my pain. Dr. Bouffard worked with one of "his guys" to construct a splint that I wore for several months to provide support and structure for my healing jaw. He has continued to be involved in my healing process, performing two implant surgeries and sending me on to an orthodontist for braces to further strengthen the integrity of my jaw. Two years later, he continues to check in with me and show genuine concern about how I am feeling. I am truly grateful to have been referred to him.

Laura Petersen Annapolis, MD Dental Patient

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104 Forbes St, Suite 204, Annapolis, MD 21401
310 Maple Ave, Suite 107, Barrington, RI 02806
9850 Key West Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
2600 Longstone Ln, Suite 101, Marriottsville, MD 21104