Gene E. Messenger
DDS, FACCD, DIDIA
Dr. Messenger, a native of Rome, New York, is passionate about his patients and his profession. For over 26 years, he has been committed to providing the best quality of care by utilizing the latest advancements in dentistry and patient comfort. His practice philosophy is to treat everyone the way he would want to be treated.
Serving North Adams, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County and the surrounding communities since 1993, Dr. Messenger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Harding University in 1987. He then graduated from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1991 and is certified by the American Dental Association and belongs to the FACCD. He specializes in CAD-CAM, lasers, implants, and cosmetic dentistry. In January of 2014, Dr. Messenger became certified in Botox and Dermal Fill.
Dr. Messenger has been using CEREC for over 20 years and is on the CEREC Doctors faculty. He teaches doctors how to use CAD-CAM dentistry. He is also on the faculty at implant seminars where he teaches doctors how to place bone grafts, implants, and perform sinus lifts with hands-on learning.
To keep current with the ever-changing world of dentistry, Dr. Messenger obtains about 300 hours of continuing education a year. This includes advanced classes in CEREC, implants, and lasers. He also takes his entire staff to educational meetings and conferences to give them the tools they need to provide optimal care to patients.
In March 2014, Dr. Messenger received his diplomate status from the International Dental Implant Association (IDIA). The diplomate status symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Acceptance into IDIA requires completion of at least 350 continuing education hours in dental theory training, passing a written examination, and successful placement of 300 dental implants on live patients. Certification attests to the fact that he has demonstrated knowledge, ability, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process. Dr. Messenger has placed over 5,000 implants. He is dedicated to furthering his education on implants and continues to take implant courses on advanced bone grafting procedures focusing on ridge augmentations and advanced sinus lifts. Dr. Messenger went on a missionary trip in March of 2014 to the Dominican Republic where he placed advanced implants and bone grafting surgeries. Now, he visits at least twice a year and helped them to open a dental school by asking large dental companies to donate equipment.
Dr. Messenger is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Berkshire Dental Society, International College of Oral Implantologists, World Clinical Laser Institute, and in the past has served as the vice president of the Academy of CAD-CAM Dentistry.
Dr. Messenger lives with his supportive wife, Donna, in Clarksburg, Massachusetts. They have two children, Anna Marie who is currently a dentist in the Army and Zach who resides in Georgia. They have two French Bulldogs, two cats, one goat, four sheep, four miniature horses, and a pet pig. In his free time, Dr. Messenger can be found at the pool or the movies.