Dental Staff

Family Dentist Albany, NY

A Team of Professionals

As a part of the Rose DentalTeam, each of us enjoys a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with some of our most respected colleagues. As a patient, you benefit by having both general dentists and specialists right here ready to help you.

At Rose Dental Associates, we consider ourselves to be part of a family. The warmth and concern that you feel here is our way of letting you know that as one of our patients, you are part of our family, too.

Robert O. Santoro, DMD - Director

General Dentist in Albany, NY,Rose Dental Associates

Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Albany - Dentist Albany NY

Dr. Robert Santoro is the owner and director of Rose Dental Associates.  Dr. Bob has had extensive experience with the practice of general dentistry. He is a graduate from New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and completed an internship at Albany Medical Center.

Since that time, Dr. Santoro has practiced dentistry in Newark, New York and Oswego, New York where he owned his own private practices. He has taken numerous comprehensive graduate courses in advanced restorative dentistry. He has successfully completed programs in implant dentistry at Harvard University as well as advanced periodontics with Dr. Henry Goldman at Boston University.

Dr. Santoro is very proud to own Rose Dental Associates and loves the practice of dentistry. He particularly enjoys giving his patients a beautiful smile. He believes that looking good helps people feel better about themselves and raises self-esteem.


Champaka Lakshmi, DDS

General Dentist in Albany, NY, Rose Dental Associates

Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Albany - Albany Dentist

Dr. Champaka Lakshmi has played an integral part in building Rose Dental and it's fine reputation. Dr. Lakshmi prefers to be called Dr. Champa.

Dr. Champa is a graduate of Bangalore Dental College in India. After graduation, she came to the United States and was licensed in Maryland and New York State. She has studied with Dr. Herbert Schilder, one of the most renowned Endodontists in the country.

Dr. Champa enjoys traveling, good food and attending Broadway shows. However, her first love is dentistry, especially esthetic dentistry. 


Gila Beer, DDS

Periodontist in Albany, NY, Rose Dental Associates

Dr. Gila Beer - Periodontist in Albany, NY

Dr. Beer joined Rose Dental Associates in November of 2013 and has become an integral part of our dental team. In addition to her bright smile and enthusiastic nature, she is kind and thorough.

Dr. Beer specializes in periodontics and provides outstanding implant therapy. Her extensive training in treating gum disease and performing cosmetic periodontal procedures brings excellent results. She enjoys helping people achieve a healthy smile while establishing a personal connection with each and every patient.

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Yeshiva University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. She furthered her training at Columbia’s AEGD program and at UMDNJ in New Jersey where she received a Masters of Science in Oral Biology and completed her periodontal training.

Dr. Beer is married and has five children. Spending time with family, running and traveling, coupled with helping people, brings balance to her life.


Dr. Erik Hageman

General Dentist in Albany, NY,Rose Dental Associates

Dr. Erik Hagerman

Dr. Erik Hageman is a general dentist at Rose Dental Associates. He studied dentistry at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude after receiving his Bachelor's in Physics from CUNY Hunter College with honors.

Dr. Hageman did an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in 2016. It was a privilege and an honor for him to serve our veterans alongside a team of in-house dental specialists. He brings his experience collaborating with multiple dental specialists to Rose Dental and will design your personalized treatment plan with a scientific and aesthetic perspective.

Dr. Hageman knows the science of dentistry is constantly evolving. That's why he believes a dentist's education is never finished. He has attended dental conferences in Buffalo, Boston, and New York City, as well as dental lectures offered by the local dental society.

Aside from studying dentistry, Dr. Hageman has studied the Tango in Argentina and enjoys Latin dancing with his wife. He enjoys tennis, snowboarding, and meeting people. He looks forward to meeting you at our office!