Dr. Daniel Butensky, DMD
Daniel Butensky, DMD, is a skilled dentist at both Dental Studios locations in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey. His patients know him for his compassionate, attentive care coupled with an expertise that allows him to handle all of their dental needs.
Dr. Butensky grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency program at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and has several years of private practice experience in both New York City and here in New Jersey.
The art of aesthetic dentistry is one of Dr. Butensky’s greatest passions as a practitioner. There’s nothing he enjoys more than crafting an individualized treatment plan to rejuvenate a patient’s smile. To that end, he values continuing education and has participated in the Aesthetic Advantage seminars at the Rosenthal Institute at New York University. An active member of several dental societies including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Butensky has advanced training in cosmetics and surgical implant placement.
Dr. B is an avid hockey player, dog lover and amateur chef and enjoys spending time with his wife Erica and son Charlie Parker.
Dr. Richard Procopio, DMD
Richard Procopio, DMD, is a highly respected dentist at Dental Studios’ Summit, New Jersey location. Even though he’s a Brooklyn native, Dr. Procopio has spent most of his life in the Garden State and most of his professional career serving the oral health needs of patients in and around Union County.
After graduating from Rahway High School in nearby Rahway, New Jersey, Dr. Procopio attended Temple University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Procopio started private practice right here in Summit, New Jersey, at one point expanding to other offices in Hackensack and Cranford. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and served the local community there for many years, providing free care to the needy through Donated Dental Services.
Dr. Procopio continues to provide quality dental care at Dental Studios’ Summit location where he specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. He’s known for his gentle touch and humorous chairside manner.
Outside of the office, Dr. Procopio spends as much time as possible with his six grandchildren. He’s also an avid Yankee fan and is the proud owner of an extensive baseball memorabilia collection.
Dr. Stephen T. Busby, DDS
Stephen T. Busby, DDS has joined the dental practice of Daniel Butensky, DMD in Summit, New Jersey after maintaining a very successful and high quality solo General Dentistry Practice in Short Hills, NJ for 37 years. Dr. Busby sees patients of all ages and renders care in all areas of general dentistry. Dr. Busby has developed close referral relationship with many of the area’s leading specialists which allows him to handle the most complex of dental needs.
Dr. Busby has been licensed by the states of New Jersey, Massachusetts and North Carolina for the practice of General Dentistry and has maintained continuous membership in the American Dental Association. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), which requires substantial annual continuing education in excess of state license requirements. He was awarded the highly regarded status as an AGD Fellow (FAGD) in 1996. Dr. Busby has also been named one of New Jersey Monthly magazine’s “Top Dentists” of New Jersey five different times from 2005 to 2016.
Dr. Busby is an Attending Doctor at Overlook Hospital in Summit, where he teaches in their General Practice Dental Residency Program. He has been honored with the Residents’ House Teaching Award for his work assisting and critiquing dental residents in clinical care. Dr. Busby also participates monthly with Overlook Dental Department meetings and has served on the Dental Department Board. “Teaching at the hospital, and the AGD continuing education keeps me abreast of the newest research and treatment advances in dentistry. I then bring the best materials and proven techniques back to my private practice patients” - Dr. Busby
Stephen Busby was raised in Milwaukee, WI and Bowling Green, KY. He graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill with a BA in Chemistry. Steve then attended UNC School of Dentistry, graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1981. He was the Senior Class President and was awarded several Senior Faculty Awards upon graduation. These included The Department of Operative Dentistry Award, The Department of Dental Ecology Award, and the Dwight Clark Memorial Award for ‘Outstanding Student’.
In 1983, he and his wife, Marianne moved to her hometown of Short Hills, NJ where Dr. Busby built a vibrant dental practice until joining forces with Dr. Butensky at The Dental Studio in nearby Summit, NJ (June 2020). The Busbys have three grown daughters who all live in the New York metropolitan area. They have one grandson, with another grandson due to join the family in January 2021.
Outside of the office, Steve is always active with tennis, paddle, gardening, bicycling and downhill skiing. Most importantly, he has become an aficionado of the more soothing sport of sailing!