Dr. Buto is a native Californian. He was raised in Torrance. In 1978, he graduated with honors from Williams College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Dr. Buto received his DDS degree from the University of Southern California in 1982 and completed his Orthodontic Residency at the University of Southern California in 1984. He is a Board Certified orthodontist and a member of the Dental Honor Society. He has served on various dental, college and community boards and committees. Dr. Buto is married. He and his wife, Melanie, enjoy sports and running. They have twin boys, Ryan and Kenneth.