Prosthodontist and OwnerDr. Robert L.


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“We’re a specialty practice, and we give specialty care,” according to Dr. Rob, who attributes this care to our diagnostic abilities, experience, technology and education. “We’re able to diagnose more readily the needs of the patient. Through the latest technology and our diagnostic skills, we are able to form a treatment plan that is comfortable for the patient. This leads to long-lasting care,” he says. Dr. Rob both surgically places dental implants as well as restores the implants. He works closely with many referring dentists by placing the implants, which are restored by the referring dentist.

Dr. Robert Heller completed his undergraduate education at Ohio Wesleyan where he received a BA in Biology. He earned his DDS in 1988 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Heller then continued with his prosthodontic residency at The Medical College of Virginia (1990) and completed his hospital-based implant residency/graduate training at Loma Linda University (1997).

He has served as President of the Ohio Section of the American College of Prosthodontists and Chairman for the Ohio Dental Association’s Sub council on Young Dentists. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, staff member at Grady Memorial Hospital, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Dental Society. Dr. Heller is an active member in The American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society & American College of Prosthodontists. He has published multiple articles and continually presents lectures on a national scale.

Dr. Heller maintains a private practice oriented to implant surgery and related prosthetics for nearly 25 years. He currently practices in Lewis Center, Ohio. He believes that the patient is the purpose of his restorative practice. Up-front discussion with patients about their treatment plan and fees standardize Dr. Rob’s practice and further his goal to provide the highest possible quality of dental care.

Dr. Heller currently serves as Director of the Midwest Implant Institute (MII). The Midwest Implant Institute helped seven Dental Schools develop their dental implant program and has taught thousands of doctors to become dental implant surgeons. Dr. Heller has trained these doctors in the hands-on externship of the Midwest Implant Institute. Since 1997, he has taught and surgically performed numerous courses ranging from implant placement to advanced bone grafting, lateral nerve repositioning, sinus elevation and numerous other surgical procedures. He continues to lecture on a national scale for multiple organizations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

An avid sportsman, Dr. Heller enjoys fishing, playing golf and basketball, although he was a collegiate football player.  He often gets beat by Dr. Dustin Timmerman on the golf course.  He is happily married to his wife, Amy, and enjoys every moment with their four daughters.

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Dr. Heller

Dr. Heller is an active member of many dental associations and professional societies. He takes pride in continuing his education with post-graduate training.

  • Education
  • Training
  • Memberships
  • Presentations
  • Past Positions
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
    Dental School
  • The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio
    Graduate Studies
  • Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
    Graduate Prosthodontics
  • Loma Linda University, California
    Hospital Based Implant Residency
  • Fellow, Midwest Implant Institute
  • Office Management
    Mr. Gary Henshen
    Dr. Roger Levin
    Jamison Consulting
    Pride Institute
    Paragon Management, Mr. Ken Runkle
    The Scheduling Institute, Mr. Jay Geier
  • Gnathological Occlusion
    Dr. Robert Lee
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    Dr. Dan Becker
    Dr. Carl R. Fleser
  • Implantology
    Dr. Hilt Tatum, Dr. Alfred Heller, Dr. Carl Misch,
    Dr. Leonard Linkow, Dr. Bob James, Dr. Jack Lemmons,
    Dr. Charles English, Dr. Jack Hahn, Dr. Charles Weiss
    Midwest Implant Institute Extern Program – (350 hours)
  • Botulinum Toxin
    Botulinum Toxin Training for Health Professionals Hands-On Training
    American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Dr. Louis Malcmacher
  • Sirona GALILEOS
    Advanced Clinical Training Course, 3D Summit
    Mr. Patrick Hess
  • Provance™ Composite Veneers
    Clinical Training with Mr. Arpad Csapo of Csapo Dental Arts
  • Cerec Mastery
    Rapid Integration into Your Practice, Training Level 1 and 2
    Dr. Sameer Puri, Dr. Michael Skramstad, Dr. Mark Fleming
  • Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
    Hands-On Workshop with Live Surgery with Dr. John Chao DDS, MAGD
  • Lectures on a monthly basis on Implantology and Prosthetics of the Midwest Implant Institute. 1990-present
  • Lectured on Implantology at the Ohio Dental Association’s Annual Meeting.
  • Speaker at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry on the Prosthodontics of Restoring the Mandibular Subperiosteal Implant.
  • Speaker to numerous Dental Association meetings around Ohio.
  • Guest Lecturer to the Nishihama Japan Implant Study Group.
  • Presented a Table Clinic at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Session on Bone Block Grafting vs. Particulate Grafting.
  • Speaker at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Session on the Benefits of the Piezosurgey Dental Unit with hands-on component.
  • Presented a Table Clinic at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Session on the Benefits of the Piezosurgey Dental Unit.
  • Speaker at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Annual Session, ‘Piezoelectric Surgery Technology in Dental Implantology Hands-on Comparison of the Mectron, Acteon, EMS Units’.
  • Lectured at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Central and Western District Meeting. ‘Peri Implantitis Is On the Rise: A New Cementless and Screwless Restoration May Be the Solution’. 2015
  • Lectured at the Mectron Spring Meeting in Venice, Italy. ‘Alternatives in Treating the Posterior Mandible using Piezosurgery Technology’. June 2017
  • Workshop presented at the AAID Annual Session, ‘Sterile Technique for the General Dentist’s Implant Practice’. September 2018
  • Treasurer, Vice President, and President, Ohio Section, American College of Prosthodontists
  • Chairman of the Sub council on the New Dentist For the Ohio Dental Association
  • Faculty Member, Midwest Implant Institute
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Membership Committee
  • 2007 Columbus Dental Society, Elected position to Board of Directors

Some of Dr. Heller's Favorite Facts

How many Americans, ages 35-44, are missing at least one tooth?

It is true that 69% of Americans between the age of 35-44 are missing at least one tooth!*

What is the success rate of dental implants at ten years post-surgery?

Did you know that there is a 98% success rate of Dental Implants at 10 years in the mouth!*

Just how many Americans over the age of 74 are missing all of their teeth?

A troubling number of 26% of Americans over the age of 74 are missing ALL of their teeth!*

*Statistics are according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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