About Our Doctor
“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 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).
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.
An avid sportsman, Dr. Heller enjoys fishing, playing golf and basketball, although he was a collegiate football player. He is happily married to his wife, Amy, and enjoys every moment with their four daughters.