About Us

We love to see you smile. Really, we do. That's because we take great pride in offering the most up-to-date dental techniques in a relaxed atmosphere, served up by a experienced and trained dentist. We know that every great smile--your smile--is the sign that we've done our job to provide the highest level of care in the industry.

Dr. Rush Hejazi, DMD

Dr. Rush is a 2005 graduate of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey. After graduation he attended general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein University as well as Liberty Health Medical Center in New Jersey.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University as well, where he majored in Chemistry and Biology. He was trained in many aspects of dentistry including extractions, root canals and implant dentistry during residency and during many post graduate continuing education training. He practiced for first nine years in a private practice setting in NJ, and moved to Western New York to be closer to his family.

Shannon Perez, RDH

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Misti Ellinger, CLC

Misti joined the Southtown Smiles team when Dr. Rush took over in 2016. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor, and our Office Manager. Misti oversees daily office operations, and assists Dr. Rush with procedures. Misti moved to the Buffalo area in 2014 with her son, and vocal adopted cat-Kiki. 

Angelica Berfield

Angelica also joined the team when we opened Southtown Smiles in 2016. She grew up right here in the Buffalo area, and is currently attending ECC to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She is Dr. Rush's assistant,  and makes you comfortable, while keeping the office sparkling clean and sterile. 

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Family and General Dentistry