Creating Beautiful, Dazzling Smiles
About Dr. Ross L. Buntyn

Learn About Our Experienced Dentist in Gulfport, Mississippi

Since he began practicing dentistry in 1969, L. Ross Buntyn, DDS has been providing exceptional dental services. As a distinguished dentist in Gulfport, Mississippi, he has stayed at the forefront of general and aesthetic dentistry in order to provide his patients with the kinds of smiles that change not only their appearances but also their lives.

Dr. L. Ross Buntyn built his practice upon the philosophy that a dentist should meet all of his or her patients’ needs, not only provide them with healthy teeth. In working toward this goal, Dr. Buntyn has gone to great lengths to ensure that patients at The Smile Design Center experience dental care that is both comfortable and pleasing.

We proudly feature the pain-free Waterlase® dental care system in order to ensure that our patients never feel anxious or uncomfortable about caring for their teeth. Additionally, our facility is furnished with DVD players, a big screen TV, and other amenities to make our patients feel at home from the moment they walk into our office. If you have been searching for a skilled and trusted dental care provider, we invite you to discover for yourself why people have traveled from all over to receive expert care from our dentist in Gulfport, Mississippi.

L. Ross Buntyn is a native of Mississippi. He received his baccalaureate from Mississippi State University. Upon graduation, he went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. A Vietnam veteran, Dr. Buntyn served in the United States Navy as a dentist early on in his career. In his current practice, Dr. Buntyn has worked to secure his standing as a highly respected dentist in the Gulfport, Mississippi area by completing continuing education courses in general and aesthetic dentistry, including several at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. There, he learned about the latest smile makeover techniques, such as laser teeth whitening. Dr. Buntyn has also attended courses taught by ABC’s Extreme Makeover dentist, Bill Dorfman, DDS.

Dr. Buntyn’s other accomplishments include having served as president of Mississippi Academy of General Dentistry, induction into the American College of Dentists, and membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Buntyn is currently in the process of fulfilling AACD’s requirements for accreditation. When not at his office, Dr. Buntyn enjoys golfing, hiking, photography, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Emily, his lovely wife of 28 years, works close by his side as office manager of The Smile Design Center.

Dr. Buntyn and his team of dental care professionals focus on providing patients with a personal touch and working closely together with them to design a comprehensive treatment plan. This approach to dentistry allows us to care for our patients not as clients but as part of our family. From tooth-colored fillings to custom veneers, Dr. Buntyn’s skill and expertise as a dentist is highly renowned. Gulfport, Mississippi residents and those living in surrounding areas can rely on Dr. Buntyn to provide them with only the best quality in general and aesthetic dental care.

At The Smile Design Center, our goal is not only to create healthy teeth, but also to produce gorgeous smiles and provide our patients with a unique dental experience. If you are ready to experience the next level in modern dentistry, please contact our dentist, L. Ross Buntyn, in the Gulfport, Mississippi area. We love meeting new patients and look forward to welcoming you to The Smile Design Center.

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A Word From Our Team Members at The Smile Design Center

Part of what makes our practice unique is the warm and friendly team of office and dental care personnel who work alongside Dr. Buntyn. Without them, we would not be able to offer the personalized care that we pride ourselves on providing. Together, our dentist in Gulfport, Mississippi and his team of caring and dedicated dental professionals work to provide a dental experience that is both satisfying and refreshing.

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Sandy, Dental Assistant

"I love seeing our patients look in the mirror after a new cosmetic dentistry procedure. The smile that comes over their face when they see their fabulous new look is truly rewarding for us all."

Sandy has been Dr. Buntyn’s personal chairside assistant for 32 years.

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Jason, Dental Hygienist

"Our team is committed to using proven techniques to provide the highest quality of care and we look forward to developing a lasting relationship with each patient. The great atmosphere of our office and the professional standards exercised by Dr. Buntyn have inspired me to continue my education and attend dental school myself."

Jason has been part of Dr. Buntyn’s team for 12 1/2 years.

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Emily Rose, Business Assistant

"I have held many jobs, including positions in sales where client relations are crucial. However, in all my years, I have never seen anyone treated like we treat our patients here at The Smile Design Center. We don’t just focus on providing them with healthy teeth. We care about their lives; it seems like they are part of our family. A lot of practices claim that the patient is number one, but here, it is really true. We truly put this into practice."

Emily Rose has cared for our business and client relations for 8 1/2 years.

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Heather, Dental Hygienist

"From a hygiene standpoint, it is wonderful to have the freedom to spend as much time as I need with each and every patient. Our patients notice the extra special care they receive and appreciate it. That is just one reason why many of our patients have been loyal to Dr. Buntyn since he opened his doors over 30 years ago."

Heather has been a part of our team for 2 years.

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Sarah, Intern

"While attending dental hygiene school, I have had the opportunity to work side by side with Dr. Buntyn’s hygienist. This "in office" experience has been wonderful! I now see how a real, patient oriented practice functions. I see how important it is to develop a close relationship with the patient. Not a single patient that walks into this office is treated as a stranger."

Sarah has been working for us temporarily until hygiene school begins. We hope that she will return one day as a hygienist.

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If you have been looking for an experienced dentist in Gulfport, Mississippi, please contact The Smile Design Center today. L. Ross Buntyn, DDS, and his wonderful team of dental experts have helped thousands of people achieve gorgeous, healthy smiles and they would love to do the same for you!

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If you’ve been looking for a skilled and experienced dentist in the Gulfport, Mississippi area, contact the office of Dr. L. Ross Buntyn today to find out how you can have the smile of your dreams.





L. Ross Buntyn, D.D.S.

14070 Dedeaux Road.
Gulfport Mississippi

P / 228-832-1951
F / 228-832-5558

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  • Dr. L. Ross Buntyn is the leading cosmetic dentist in Gulfport, Mississippi. He has been helping patients at his practice achieve gorgeous smiles for more than 30 years.
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