Ryan M. Buckwalter, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

1420 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901


Oral Surgery Services Crozet

There are many skilled surgical dentists, but there are many more components that go into a successful treatment. Hillcrest provides a comfortable, patient-friendly approach to personalized and modern surgical dentistry so you experience the quality care and attention you need. We provide the latest in digital x-rays and imaging, laser dentistry, air abrasion, intra-oral cameras, diagnodents, and sedation dentistry, so you can have long lasting results!


A broken tooth doesn’t mean a broken smile. If you’re wondering if your tooth can be saved, we will find a way to say yes! Utilizing a digital x-ray, we can determine whether your tooth can be bonded and protected against injury and infection, or whether an extraction is needed. In case of extraction, a dental implant offers the kind of fit that naturally blends with the rest of your smile.


We all have heard and maybe seen hockey players missing a tooth (or teeth) but it could happen to you too. And while that may seem scary, this serious dental dilemma can be remedied with a skilled dentist. The first steps to take with your tooth before coming into to Hillcrest is to place your tooth into your pocket, a container of water of even milk and if needed apply ice.

Call us right away and with one visit we can treat and save your broken or lost tooth. Score!


Spending time with friends and family often means spending time around food, laughter and conversation. All of which you want to do confidently. When it comes to your dental implants, you want to be assured that they are secured and painless. We begin the process using macroview digital imaging to examine your mouth for natural blending with the rest of your teeth. During the implant process, a small titanium post is positioned in the vacant space left by missing teeth. These posts bond with your bones to provide the strongest foundation for your new tooth/teeth. The rest is up to you…spending time where and with whom you want to so you can show off your new smile!


Who doesn’t prefer a non-evasive option when given the choice? But sometimes when we open our mouths, before we even get to say yes or no, the need for oral surgery is decided for issues like dental implants, jaw correction, TMJ or wisdom teeth removal. Whatever your need is, our mission at Hillcrest is to get you back to the comfortable and quality lifestyle you live and love. We guide you every step of the way, explain every option and help you make the decisions that best suit your needs.


Does it keep you up at night? Is it your hot/cold temperature gauge during the day? Even with a few bucks of bribery under the pillow for the Tooth Fairy, no matter what your do, does your tooth still hurt?

There are many factors that can cause your pain – it could be a cavity or gum disease. The first step to solving your health concerns is scheduling an appointment with Hillcrest so we can quickly diagnose the root of your pain.

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  • "I am very pleased with how my appointment went yesterday. Everyone was really friendly. They explained everything to me about the procedure and stayed late to assure I was comfortable with the work I had done. Dr Ryan Buckwalter and his assistants were awesome. I highly recommend them for any dental work. Thank you."

    Donnette M.

  • "I was having toothache pain in my lower jaw. I called the next day to make an appointment and was given an appointment time for the very next day. I saw Dr. Ryan, who is knowledgeable, caring and has great people skills with his patients. I made another appointment to come back and have the work done."

    Denise K.

  • “Dr. Buckwalter and his assistant did a wonderful job with our 8 year old today. While they were busy talking teeth, my 3 year old was enjoying his new lip balm and balloon! Finished up with a treat from Starbucks with our gift card. So glad our kiddos don’t fear the dentist. More like they want to keep stopping in."

    Logan D.

  • “Unbelievable experience with Dr. Ryan Buckwalter. Night and Day difference from my last dental experience with another dentist. I no longer fear the dentist!”

    David S.