Southwest Oral Surgery

6677 W Thunderbird Road, Suite H-120
Glendale, AZ 85306

Our practice mission is to continually and tirelessly work to promote the total health of our patients, our employees, our families, and the community as a whole while providing education and understanding of the benefits of quality surgical care in a professional and clinically superb environment that our patients and community can look to with confidence.

Our vision is to create a supportive, professional surgical team that shares our mission and works with us, side by side, to promote patient education and implements and supports the delivery of excellent surgical care in our community, resulting in a satisfying and stable working environment for all.

Core values of service, loyalty, honesty, and integrity are a large part of the reason Southwest Oral Surgery continues to thrive and grow. Our values reflect the families and dentists we serve, and we are privileged to be their oral surgery provider.

Dr. Robert Buch

Dr. Robert Buch

Dr. Robert Buch practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Glendale, AZ. He, his wife Angela, and their dog Adelaide relocated to Arizona in 2010 to enjoy the year-round sunshine of the beautiful greater Phoenix area. They enjoy hiking, biking, and the many fitness activities possible in the valley.

Dr. Buch received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (D.D.S.) from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1992. After graduation, he served three years as a general dentist in the U.S. Navy. ln 1999, he completed a four-year oral and maxillofacial surgical residency program at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. His passions for medicine led him to complete his medical degree (M.D.) and additional training in the medical anesthesiology program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2001. In pursuit of clinical excellence, Dr. Buch and his wife moved to Australia, where he received additional surgical training while working as a clinical fellow in the Maxillofacial Surgical Unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Buch has also served as an oral surgeon in the U.S. Army reserves, attaining the rank of Major.

Dr. Buch is passionate about dental implants and has been awarded the status of fellow at the Misch International Implant Institute. He has achieved diplomat status (the highest honor) in the lnternational Congress of Oral lmplantologists (lCOl), which gives Dr. Buch the distinct honor of being the only oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the state of Arizona. His commitment to continuing education and clinical excellence allows Dr. Buch to provide his patients with the highest quality of care.

Dr. Michael Mansfield

Dr. Michael Mansfield

Dr. Mansfield received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Oregon, in Portland, in 1973. He completed a General Practice Residency at Chanute AFB, Illinois, from 1973 to 1974 and then completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center from 1977 to 1980. Upon completion of training, Dr. Mansfield became board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Mansfield was the chairperson of a general practice residency at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ, from 1980 to 1984. He was then transferred to Wilford Hall Medical Center (the largest Air Force Training Facility) in San Antonio, TX. He was Director of Residency Training from 1984 until 1989 until he became chairman of the oral maxillofacial residency program from 1989 until 1991. During this time, he was the special consultant to The Surgeon General of the United States for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Dr. Mansfield moved to the Phoenix area to begin a private practice in 1991. He is also a fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has been recognized as a top dentist by the Phoenix Magazine for oral and maxillofacial surgery for a total of eight years. He is also past president of the West Side Study Club and has lectured extensively throughout the United States.