Dr. James Wanamaker

James Wanamaker, D.D.S.


Dr. James Wanamaker grew up in Camillus, New York. He began his education at Christian Brothers Academy then continued to Le Moyne College. He graduated cum laude from Le Moyne College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Business Management.

Dr. Wanamaker then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2016 with a concentration in pediatric dentistry. While at Buffalo, he served in multiple roles in organized dentistry, including National Chair of the Council on Advocacy for the American Student Dental Association. Dr. Wanamaker was awarded the Dean’s Award in 2016 for his “critical thinking and devotion to the advancement of the dental profession.”

Following dental school, he then completed a post-doctoral General Practice Residency at SUNY Upstate Hospital and the Syracuse VA Hospital. He has completed additional training in Invisalign, advanced dentistry at the Dawson Academy, and surgical implant placement at the Brighterway Institute. Dr. Wanamaker also lectures across the country for IgniteDDS.com, a dental education company for new dentists. Dr. Wanamaker sits on the Syracuse Salvation Army Young Leaders Advisory Board, the Board of the Onondaga County Dental Society, The Empire Dental Political Action Committee Board, the Empire Dental Administrators Board, the New York State Dental Association New Dentist Committee, 5th District Dental Society Board of Governors as well as serves as the Chair of the New Dentist Committee for the 5th District Dental Society. Dr. Wanamaker is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Wanamaker resides in Camillus, New York with his wife, Francesca and Goldendoodle, Chewie. They are expecting their first child in March 2020. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, writing, charity work, snow skiing, and water sports.

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