Dr. Buhler was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in a military family and has lived in many regions of the US, including Nebraska, Alaska, Montana, California, Kentucky, and North Dakota. He also lived a term in Germany, as an adolescent, while his father was stationed oversees.
Dr. Buhler attended Utah Valley University on a Cross Country and Track and Field scholarship. After college, he was accepted and received a Military Health Profession Scholarship to attend Dental School at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. This is where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following Dental School he attended the San Antonio Military Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program in San Antonio, TX. He is a member of AAOMS and board eligible for Diplomate status of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.