Fred H. Buettner, DDS
Meet Dr. Buettner
“It’s a great feeling of personal satisfaction helping people get out of pain, improving their smile, and ultimately improving the quality of life, through improved oral health.” — Dr. Buettner
Dr. Fred Buettner loves that his profession brings him into contact with so many different people. Seeing and treating patients, he develops friendships that often extend beyond the treatment chair. Each day offers Dr. Buettner the opportunity to meet new patients who will become friends, as well as encounter old friends, while providing gentle dental care that changes their lives for the better.
Dr. Buettner has assembled a team of dental care professionals as passionate about their work as he is. Together, they have established an environment where patients are treated with the same respect and compassion that would be given to members of their own family. The use of preventive care, education, and minimally invasive treatment processes is always emphasized. Dr. Buettner has found that strong oral health leads to superior overall body and mind health.
Education and continuing education
- Bachelor of Science in biology, Loyola University at Chicago
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Illinois College of Dentistry
Dr. Buettner is also a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. This means he has completed 600 hours of continuing education and passed rigorous exams on the most current dental treatment techniques. He believes in constantly availing himself of continuing education opportunities, knowing that the knowledge he gains and the skills he polishes allow him to provide the most up-to-date, effective care to his patients. Dr. Buettner attends 200 hours of continuing education courses each year in the form of conferences, seminars, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations.
- American Dental Association
- International Association for Orthodontics
- Academy of General Dentistry, fellow
- California Dental Association
- Tulare-Kings Dental Society
A native of the Chicago area, Dr. Buettner and his family have called Porterville, CA their home for 17 years. He and his wife Hayley have two sons: Richard, who is studying mechanical engineering at the University of California at Merced, and Chris, who is a senior at Harmony Magnet Academy. The family also includes a bunch of cats and dogs.
When not in the office caring for patients, Dr. Buettner loves hiking and backpacking in the Sierra Nevadas or adventure hiking in the mountains of other countries. At home, he enjoys tending his garden or playing golf.
Because he believes in giving back to his community, Dr. Buettner is involved with the Kiwanis Club of Lindsay. He also volunteers his professional services to Give Kids A Smile, which serves the children of migrant workers at no cost to their families.