Meet Dr. Dreher
Get to Know Fred Dreher, DDS
Dr. Dreher was born in Laurel, MD, but he grew up in Ballston Spa when his parents returned to the area, and he graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 1981. His philosophy for our office can be summed up in this quote: “It’s not often you can go somewhere and feel at home. We try our best to provide this for our patients. Come join us and see for yourself!” Before that, however, you can learn a little more about Dr. Dreher and his background below.
What Makes Your Dental Practice Special?
Dr. Dreher has incorporated the latest in technology into his practice. He offers sedation dentistry, which allows fearful or nervous patients to receive care comfortably. The office is equipped with a CEREC restoration unit, which allows many patients to get all-porcelain inlays, onlays, or crowns in one visit.
The office also has digital X-rays, a Waterlase laser, a DIAGNOdent for early cavity detection, tooth whitening systems, state-of-the-art sterilization equipment, and all the instruments necessary for safe mercury filling removal.
Patients can also expect to receive the best when it comes to customer service, with a beverage and snack center, paraffin waxing, and HDTVs readily available for patient comfort. Dr. Dreher and his team focus on educating each patient and providing them with high-quality treatment in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere of mutual respect.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Dreher attended Springfield College in Massachusetts, graduating in 1985, and then it was off to the Columbia University Dental School in New York City. After earning his DDS degree in 1990, he completed his residency at Goldwater Memorial Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Dreher began practicing locally in 1992, opening his first office at 7 Union Street in Ballston Spa. In October of 2001, our current, state-of-the-art office at 410 Rowland Street opened.
Dr. Dreher is a firm believer in continuing education for himself and his team. His postgraduate coursework includes programs on the latest in infection control, mini-implants, pediatric dentistry, laser dentistry, CEREC same-day restorations, safe mercury filling removal, naturopathy, and more.
Dr. Dreher is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, the Fourth District New York State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Saratoga County Dental Society, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Holistic Dental Society, and he is certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Dreher and his wife, Kelly, live locally with their three children. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and watching multiple sports.