Dr. Robert P. Bolton

Dr. Bolton comes to Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics with over a decade of experience in dentistry and orthodontics. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience in traditional and Invisalign orthodontic treatment for children and adults alike.


After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame where he played hockey for the Fighting Irish, Dr. Bolton went on to graduate with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Dental Corps and completed a one-year residency in the Navy’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Naval Station Norfolk. Upon completion of his AEGD he received the top resident award and subsequently served as Dental Department Head on the USS AUSTIN LPD-4.


On the USS AUSTIN he deployed for a year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. He was then selected by the Navy for out-service orthodontic residency training and received his Masters in Orthodontics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Upon completion of his specialty program Dr. Bolton served as Staff Orthodontist and a Branch Clinic Director for 3D Dental Battalion in Okinawa, Japan. There he was in charge of a dental clinic with over 30 specialists and staff and oversaw both the orthodontics and general dental care of active-duty Sailors, Marines and their family members.


Upon returning Stateside he served as the orthodontist for the Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy and has been in private practice since 2013.


Dr. Bolton currently resides in Arnold with his wife and daughter. In his free time he serves as the assistant coach for both the United States Naval Academy and Broadneck High School hockey teams. You may also find him cheering on his Irish and beleaguered Buffalo Bills on any given Sunday. He is excited to live and work in the town he calls home and work alongside Drs. Tull, Behling, and Decere, continuing their tradition of dental and orthodontic excellence in our community. He looks forward to meeting you all!