Donald D. Pitcher, DDS

Meet Dr. Pitcher

Dr. Pitcher is a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. He was born and raised in Rochester and graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Loyola College in Maryland, he attended dental school at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) graduating Summa Cum Laude. He has received numerous awards and honors including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Implant Award, Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award, William L. Tucker Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Anthony S. Gugino Award for Excellence in Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, and the George B. Snow Award for Prosthodontics. He was also inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Pitcher completed his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC which is widely regarded as one of the elite training programs in the country. In his final year of training, Dr. Pitcher served as Chief Resident in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. His training at Medstar Washington Hospital Center included rotations at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Johns Hopkins Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Dr. Pitcher maintains a substantial focus on removal of impacted wisdom teeth, placement of dental implants, sedation, 3-D imaging, and bone grafting. He enjoys treating children and adults. He lectured internationally about orthognathic surgery at the 2015 International Conference on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He lectures for continuing education courses that concentrate on the application of digital technology for dental implant surgery. He is extremely well-trained and educated in the care of implant patients; not only routine patients, but also those with complex and compromised situations. Dr. Pitcher has special expertise in immediate placement and loading of implants and delivering immediate transitional restorations.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Pitcher maintains a part time clinical faculty position in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he teaches residents.

When Dr. Pitcher is not in the office, he enjoys cooking, fishing, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons – Member
  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Diplomate
  • American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Member
  • American Dental Association – Member
  • Seventh District Dental Society – Member
  • Monroe County Dental Society – Director
  • New York State Dental Society – Member
  • New York State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons – Member
  • International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons – Fellow

Active Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support