Meet Our Doctors

Our Core Values

Emotionally Intelligent

While our collective IQs pushed us to the tops of our classes, our EQs separate us from our competition. We are emotionally intelligent in everything that we do. We don’t hide behind facemasks or tinted glass. Rather, we function in the office as if we are walking around in our patients’ shoes. This empathy helps us to create an unforgettable experience.

Approachable Educators

We make things simple and understandable for our patients. From explaining procedures to solving challenges with insurance billing, we put out the vibe that no question is a stupid question. And, we work hard to quickly deliver answers with sound explanations.

Healthy Bravado

We operate with a deep sense of pride and healthy confidence in our team. We have a bounce in our step that lets patients know that they are in the best hands. In a universe where like attracts like, putting our healthy bravado out there will bring in new customers with those same characteristics.

We are the pioneers of a new culture in dentistry.

Eaves Family Dental integrates a philosophy that goes above and beyond what the consumer expects of their dental healthcare. We are motivated by our desire to gain leadership to set new standards in the dental industry through prioritizing the overall health of our patients, and implementing a new feature of centralizing an in-house patient specialty care.

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    Dr. Sai Guduru , DMD

    Dr. Sai Guduru, a highly trained and qualified dentist, is the Dental Director for all three Eaves Family Dental locations. In addition to this role, he is a skilled clinician with experience in all aspects of General Dentistry including preventive and restorative dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, conscious sedation, root canal therapy, fixed and removeable dentures and orthodontics. His ability to expertly handle complex and comprehensive dental cases has made him highly sought after by patients looking for solutions to their dental challenges. Dr. Sai is constantly searching for new ways and techniques to bring predictable, efficient and comfortable dentistry to his patients in the Finger Lakes.

    “My goal is to provide our patients with exceptional care, utilizing the latest techniques in a comfortable, safe environment. I enjoy practicing in our community where I can really get to know my patients while helping them achieve their own unique dental goals!” –– Dr. Sai

    Credentials:

    Doctor of Dental Medicine- Boston University

    Bachelor of Dental Sciences- India

    NADG Implantology Mentor

    NADG Regional Dental Director

    Invisalign Certified Provider

    Member:

    American Dental Association

    New York State Dental Association

    Seventh District Dental Society

    Indian Dental Association

    Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

    Yates County Chamber of Commerce Member

     

    What Our Patients Say:  

    "I have been a patient of Eaves for over 5 years and they have always been professional and kind.  Dr. Sai does great work and explains things thoroughly. I can't recommend them enough.”  -- Patient of Eaves Dental 

    I went through with implant issues; the team was very professional examining and provided with solutions by priority. I've been going to them for a complicated process and then for keeping up and cleaning. Dentist did a fantastic job, I felt that I was in good hands. All the staff here were very gentle and kind to me. They explained very well what was going on. Thanks to Dentist and staff”-- Patient of Eaves Dental    

    “Dr. Sai has taken such good care of both of us with all our needs! He did my sons Invisiline braces & my son is very happy with the results! He made the bite more comfortable & turned an already beautiful smile into an even more stunningly handsome smile!” -- Patient of Eaves Dental 

     “I have recently been in for extreme dental work. I was with Dr. Sai and his assistant.  Dr. Sai came in on his day off for my procedure. He was more than amazing. I was in the chair for just over four hours. There was no pain and very little apprehension. Minor pain after the procedure. His assistant was also wonderful. Any doubts I may have had before are now gone. Highly recommend this dental practice. Especially if you had poor experiences in the past”. --Patient of Eaves Dental 

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    Dr. Carlos Xavier

    “I love to listen to my patients and make them feel comfortable while in my care.  I feel fortunate to help people smile, building up their confidence to eat, talk and ultimately have a healthy mouth and body”. - Dr. Carlos Xavier

    Credentials:

    General Practice Residency

    University of Rochester - Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester NY

    Advanced Education in General Dentistry

    University of Rochester - Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester NY Specialization in Prosthodontics

    Sao Leopoldo Mandic University , Fortaleza, Brazil

    Doctor of Dental Surgery

    University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil

    Member

    American Dental Association

    New York State Dental Association

    What Our Patients are Saying;

    “Absolutely would recommend. Had my first tooth pulled and it was a wisdom tooth. Dr Carlos did an amazing job. My experience was absolutely painless and done in less than 20 minutes. He and his staff kept me calm and took very good care of me. I cant say enough on how I appreciated him calmly walking me through the procedure while extracting the tooth in such a quick and painless manner. A++   “-KDPH

    “What a delight to visit a practice that is truly patient centered.  The Dr. was genuinely interested in my thoughts and was very flexible when it came to meeting my needs”.- Nancy M

    “My husband has never liked going to the dentist, it was always a battle to get him there. However the friendly staff and incredible treatment has turned him around. He will gladly go to Eaves Family Dental with no complaints. There is no pain, no long wait time in the lobby, and every doctor there is very well qualified and talented. He has never been happier and neither have I as they are my dentist as well. Every person, doctor or not, gives excellent service. Thank you so much for everything! I highly recommend!” - Karina P

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    Dr. James Skala

    Dr. James Skala earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton and his dental degree from New York University. He has also received his GPR (General Practice Residency).

    Dr. Skala enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, from root canals to fillings and extractions. When he was in his residency, he did a lot of third molar extractions and some periodontal surgeries/implants. He found those to be the most fulfilling to him because of the advanced nature of the procedure they were performing.

    Dr. Skala enjoys dentistry because it’s a service that only very few people in the world can provide and he loves the challenge. He enjoys helping people with severe dental issues heal their mouth and get their smile back into shape. The most rewarding experience to him is seeing a patient who feels they haven’t been able to smile in years light up when he shows them what their smile can look like. He feels he creates a calming presence as a dentist and loves going above and beyond for his patients.

    Dr. Skala pursued a career in dentistry because when he went to graduate school for biology, where he wanted to work with animals, he realized working in a lab away from people was very unfulfilling to him. He then remembered when he was young and had severe cavities, he saw a dentist that was very kind and caring and he found an interest in what he did. He eventually felt that dentistry might be a good combination of his love for biology and his desire to help people and after shadowing a dentist for a while, he confirmed it was the right field for him.

    In his free time, Dr. Skala likes taking long walks, skiing, cooking, trying new recipes, following the Mets’ baseball team and visiting aquariums. He can also speak some Spanish.

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    Dr. Stefano Lima , DDS

    “Dentistry runs in my family, so since childhood I knew I wanted to help people have a reason to smile. Dentistry is the only profession where you can be a scientist, surgeon, and artist at the same time.”-  Dr. Lima

    Credentials:

    -Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Fortaleza (Brazil)

    -Specialist in Orthodontics - (Brazil)

    -Specialist in Dental Implants - (Brazil)

    International Program at Eastman institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester

    -Advanced Education in General Dentistry,

    - GME Program at Eastman Institute for Oral Health University of Rochester

    -Clinical Assistant Professor – School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester

    Warner School and University of Rochester

    Masters  Degree in Health Professions Education, 

    Invisalign Certified Provider

    Harvard School of Dental Medicine

    Researcher

    Member:

    American Dental Association

    Dr. Lima is a highly trained and experienced dentist with special interest and focus in general dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, dental implants and endodontics.  An avid mentor as well as lifelong student, he is continuously seeking out better and more efficient techniques to deliver painless, predictable and effective dental care for his patients.

    Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish , patients and team often comment on his calm, gentle demeanor and ability to put even the most anxious patient  at ease.  When he’s not taking care of smiles, he enjoys snowboarding and soccer.   

    What Our Patients Say:

     Dr. Lima is genuinely the best dentist I’ve ever had. He is so friendly and explains information very well.-  Patient of Eaves Dental                                                                                                                 

    The best dentist i’ve ever been too. Front desk was extremely kind, and welcoming! Very professional, and made me feel comfortable. They helped me understand what was being done to my mouth and gave me further steps on how to make things better for me. Definitely will recommend to others!-  Patient of Eaves Dental                                         

    Having been a patient of Eaves Family Dental for many decades, I was apprehensive having a new dentist, as Dr Ed Eaves recently retired. Metaphorically and literally, those were big shoes to fill! However I am thus far, quite impressed with the work of Dr Lima and see why the staff speaks so highly of him. - Patient of Eaves Dental

    Great experience, from someone who has bad luck with dentists in the past. The staff is wonderful and makes you feel at home. Dr. Lima is very thorough and gives you all of your options. Highly recommend this dental office.   -Patient of Eaves Dental                                                                                                                       

    Profile photo of Dr. Sai Guduru, DMD

    Dr. Sai Guduru , DMD

    Dr. Sai Guduru, a highly trained and qualified dentist, is the Dental Director for all three Eaves Family Dental locations. In addition to this role, he is a skilled clinician with experience in all aspects of General Dentistry including preventive and restorative dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery, conscious sedation, root canal therapy, fixed and removeable dentures and orthodontics. His ability to expertly handle complex and comprehensive dental cases has made him highly sought after by patients looking for solutions to their dental challenges. Dr. Sai is constantly searching for new ways and techniques to bring predictable, efficient and comfortable dentistry to his patients in the Finger Lakes.

    “My goal is to provide our patients with exceptional care, utilizing the latest techniques in a comfortable, safe environment. I enjoy practicing in our community where I can really get to know my patients while helping them achieve their own unique dental goals!” –– Dr. Sai

    Credentials:

    Doctor of Dental Medicine- Boston University

    Bachelor of Dental Sciences- India

    NADG Implantology Mentor

    NADG Regional Dental Director

    Invisalign Certified Provider

    Member:

    American Dental Association

    New York State Dental Association

    Seventh District Dental Society

    Indian Dental Association

    Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

    Yates County Chamber of Commerce Member

     

    What Our Patients Say:  

    "I have been a patient of Eaves for over 5 years and they have always been professional and kind.  Dr. Sai does great work and explains things thoroughly. I can't recommend them enough.”  -- Patient of Eaves Dental 

    I went through with implant issues; the team was very professional examining and provided with solutions by priority. I've been going to them for a complicated process and then for keeping up and cleaning. Dentist did a fantastic job, I felt that I was in good hands. All the staff here were very gentle and kind to me. They explained very well what was going on. Thanks to Dentist and staff”-- Patient of Eaves Dental    

    “Dr. Sai has taken such good care of both of us with all our needs! He did my sons Invisiline braces & my son is very happy with the results! He made the bite more comfortable & turned an already beautiful smile into an even more stunningly handsome smile!” -- Patient of Eaves Dental 

     “I have recently been in for extreme dental work. I was with Dr. Sai and his assistant.  Dr. Sai came in on his day off for my procedure. He was more than amazing. I was in the chair for just over four hours. There was no pain and very little apprehension. Minor pain after the procedure. His assistant was also wonderful. Any doubts I may have had before are now gone. Highly recommend this dental practice. Especially if you had poor experiences in the past”. --Patient of Eaves Dental