Dr. Robert Allen LaClair III
Dr. Robert Allen LaClair III
Born and raised in the North Country, Dr. Robert Allen LaClair III DDS (“Dr. Rob”) attended Hermon-DeKalb Central School, graduating Valedictorian in 1997. Earning a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry from LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY, he was one of only three students accepted in the Class of 2001 to the 3/4 Affiliated Dentistry Program, receiving a commitment from dental school while still in high school. Dr. Rob moved on to the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine accomplishing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2004, after 7 years, effectively skipping a year of college. While at University, Dr. LaClair’s main passion was complete esthetic full mouth reconstruction dentistry, which earned him The Edward C. Jauch Award for Comprehensive Care and the Delta Sigma Delta Operative Dentistry Award for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry. Dr. LaClair was awarded his dental license in the North East region after scoring highly on the patient treatment centered NERB exam. Dr. Rob graduated class of 2004 with certification in Diode Laser use and CEREC CAD/CAM robotic manufactured one visit crowns, bridges and veneers, which he practices on a daily basis.
Dr. Rob LaClair is a member of the American Dental Association, Fifth District New York State Dental Society, the Jefferson-Lewis County Dental Society as the current President, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Rob strives to bring world class dentistry to the North Country. Since returning to Northern New York, Dr. LaClair has continued to expand his knowledge, regularly traveling the country for continuing education. His thorough training includes extensive knowledge and daily practice within these disciplines: Invisalign clear braces, Clear Correct braces, Conscious Sedation anxiety control certification, Lumineers veneers certification, MDI Implant Certification, Botox/Restylane Dermal Fillers certification, Six Month Smiles Certified Provider of cosmetic braces, extensive training in full mouth reconstructive dentistry, TMD (TMJ) therapy with specialized nighttime appliances and facial injections, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea therapy, among some of the countless other hours of continuing education he has received. He has practiced in The North Country since 2004, and Carthage, NY at LaClair Family Dental, since 2006.
Dr. LaClair has a unique perspective on dentistry and healthcare in general. His grandfather was a local surgeon with a large practice that spanned several decades and his uncle happens to be a practicing dentist. Of course, Dr. Rob has also been a dental patient. Sustaining a sports injury, he has been through root canals, posts, buildups, crowns, partial dentures, dental extractions, bone grafts, dental implants, you name it. Dr. Rob has also injected himself with novacaine. But, he has never had a cavity, simply by practicing the methods he teaches. All of this helps his sense of experience and compassion when treating his patients. A word from the Doctor:
“My team and I share a great sense of humility and respect when a person grants us permission to place our hands on them in the healing art that is dentistry. From the moment our painless injection technique is delivered, to the end of the day when I personally call my patients to check on them, every moment we are chair side with them we completely give ourselves to the process of making people happy and providing outstanding customer service. That is what I wish to give to all that will let me, no matter the background, socioeconomic status, or insurance carrier. We are all on this planet together, we should help each other make our community a better place, even if, or especially if, that means at the dentist’s office.” -Dr. Robert LaClair
In his free time, Dr. LaClair spends as much time as he can with his family: Kelly, Emma, Maverick and Graham. He is a self taught acoustic and electric guitar player, likes to learn about Buddhist philosophy, traveling as far as India to study with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Being raised in the Northern New York area, and having his entire family living in Northern NY, Dr. Rob feels connected to the area in a strong way and feels fortunate to be a local business owner which provides employment to many dedicated, brilliant employees. Dr. LaClair looks forward to meeting you, your family, and friends, and welcomes you to become part of his practice.
Emily is from Edwards, NY and has lived there for most of her life. She lived in the capital region for a couple years but decided the North Country was much better suited for her. She attended SUNY Canton graduating May 2011 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Emily is also certified to administer and monitor local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia. She joined the LaClair family dental team in September of 2014.
Emily currently resides in Edwards with her boyfriend, Ryan and dog, Bailey. She loves spending time with friends and family. She enjoys crafts, especially wood burning. She also likes to stay active by hiking, camping and playing in a women’s summer soccer league every summer.