Unlike most children, Dr. Crabtree was never afraid to go to the dentist. He was inspired to pursue dentistry by his family practitioner, who explained to him what the different tools did and how to use them.
After graduating from Williamsville North in 1974, he majored in Biochemistry and received his Bachelor's of Science from the University at Buffalo in 1978. He chose to stay at the University of Buffalo for dental school, graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1982.
Dr. Crabtree believes in a conservative treatment approach, trying to save as much as the natural tooth structure as possible. For this reason, he utilizes Mini Dental Implants in his oral surgery. To balance aesthetics and function, as you cannot have one without the other, he prefers porcelain crowns and tooth-colored composite for his cosmetic dentistry work.
He and his employees also emphasize a prevention, encouraging patients to book and attend regular checkups and cleanings. Patients are also instructed to practice good oral hygiene by flossing, brushing, and using mouth wash daily.
His approach seems to be working, as many of his patients have been returning to him for years.
Dr. Crabtree is married, and he and his wife are currently empty nesters with three grown children. He has a dog, a Sheepadoodle named Alfie, to keep him company.
When he is not in the office, he enjoys riding his bike, going sailing or kayaking, and golfing.
Dr. Crabtree is a member of the national American Dental Association (ADA). His local memberships include the New York Dental Society, the Erie County Dental Society, and the 8th District Dental Society.
He completes about 30-40 hours of Continuing Education (CE) per year, doing more than the New York State requirement of 60 hours over 3 years.