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Meet the Team

Meet the Buffalo Dental Group team!

Kristen G., Business Manager

How long have you been with BDG? Since 1988

Fun Facts: Kristen’s favorite thing about being with The Buffalo Dental Group is developing relationships with our patients. It’s very rewarding for her to see the practice grow over her 30 years of being here, and she’s developed wonderful relationships with our patients since then. She genuinely loves the fact that we stay true to what we do with our commitment to Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Kristen is extremely proud of the dentistry we provide for our patients. She says that working with our staff and doctors feels more like working with family. When you come into the office she’s happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. When she’s out of the office, Kristen is spending time with her husband and 2 sons. She’s a proud volunteer with the rescue group, Buddy's Second Chance Rescue (so if you’re looking for a dog Kristen is the one to talk to), and also enjoys going to plays at Shea's and various concerts that come into town.

 

Williamsville Team

Patti C., Administrative

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2017

Fun Facts: Patti loves the opportunity to see patients walk out thrilled with their smile. Her favorite thing about being in the office is providing our patients with the best service and care. It’s fun for her to have a shared enthusiasm with the rest of our team to make our patients’ experiences exceptional. Outside of the office, Patti loves to spend time with her grandchildren and dog Isabelle, travel to new places, and garden in the warm weather.

 

Jeanine G., Administrative

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2017

Fun Facts: Prior to joining The Buffalo Dental Group Team, Jeanine and her family have been patients of The Buffalo Dental Group for over 10 years. What motivates Jeanine everyday are the opportunities that BDG provides in helping patients make meaningful differences in their dental well-being. Outside of work, Jeanine enjoys time with her husband and 3 children the most. When she is not enjoying the company of her family, Jeanine enjoys walking in her neighborhood to get some exercise. You can sometimes find her hunkered down with a cup of coffee as she catches up on her tv shows or relaxing poolside in the summer.

 

Katherine K., Marketing Director

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2017

Fun Facts: One of Dr. Kolber’s four daughters, Katherine thoroughly enjoys being in the office meeting new patients and connecting with people everyday. She loves educating our patients and the public about our Minimally Invasive techniques and procedures. She says, so many people are unaware of the importance of keeping your natural teeth and that it is often times very possible through Minimally Invasive Dentistry. It’s exciting for her to see how a new smile can completely change someone’s confidence and life. Outside of the office, Katherine loves to stay active. She’s often hiking, skiing, exploring new places, spending time with friends and family, or taking her golden retriever for runs.

 

Lisa D., Dental Hygienist 

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2006

Fun Facts: After being in other dental practices, Lisa believes BDG is truly the best in WNY. Her favorite part is that patients always come first, and they receive the best care with the latest technology. Lisa is usually spending time with her husband and 4 children, camping with her family, or cozying up with a book when she’s not in the office.

 

Beth M., Dental Hygienist

How long have you been with BDG? Since 1997

Fun Facts: Beth’s favorite part of being a Dental Hygienist is getting to know her patients and helping them develop healthy habits. She loves to discuss how a diet affects each patient's oral health. Beth has been married since 1994 and has 2 sons and an adorable dog, Sadie. She enjoys staying active, reading, and spending time with her family. She can often be found on her back patio with a book and Sadie nearby.

 

Stephanie S., Dental Hygienist

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2005

Fun Facts: Stephanie’s favorite part about being here at The Buffalo Dental Group is talking with our patients to help them improve their dental health and overall health. She especially loves educating patients on new technology or techniques that they may not have known about to optimize their dental health. Outside of the office, Stephanie can often be found with her husband cheering on her kids at their hockey, basketball, or lacrosse games. She really enjoys staying active with her family through sports, hiking, or camping trips.

 

Debi M., Dental Hygienists

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2015

Fun Facts: Debi loves taking patient’s fear of the dentist away. She’s passionate about educating patients on how oral health supports the entire rest of the body. She says, as a Dental Hygienist, you’re helping patients recognize what’s going on in their bodies and helping them to improve their overall well-being. When she’s not here at the office, Debi is an Intuitive Healer and a Life Coach. She also loves being outside and spending time with her kids and husband

 

Jill L., Dental Hygienist

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2014

Fun Facts: Jill loves finding ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! It’s important to her to make sure our patients feel more confident in their dental and overall health when they leave our office. In her spare time, you can often find Jill working out, horseback riding, reading, camping, or hiking. She likes to be outdoors any chance she can and loves spending quality time with family.

 

Corrina B., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2010

Fun Facts: Corinna sincerely enjoys helping patients feel at ease and comfortable. When she’s in the office, one of her favorite things is to make temporaries (she thinks it’s fun). Outside of the office, Corrina enjoys cooking, working out, and figure skating. She likes to always be on the go.

 

Melissa G., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2006

Fun Facts: One of the things Melissa enjoys the most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives. Melissa says that the best part of her job is the people, their stories, and experiences. She learns a lot from our patients. Outside of the office, she loves spending time shopping, reading, and just relaxing with her husband and 3 kids who keep her very busy.

 

Christa S., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Originally was a patient of Dr. Kolber’s father since 1970.
Assisting with The Buffalo dental Group since 1997.

Fun Facts: Christa was originally a patient of Dr. Kolber’s father since 1970. Her favorite thing about being a Dental Assistant is serving our patients and providing them with the highest quality dental care. She loves what we do for them. Christa admits she sincerely enjoys spending time with our patients and staff because they feel like family to her. When she’s not in the office, Christa loves to relax, watch movies, go to the YMCA, or hang out with her pets and grandchildren.

 

Juliann Y., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2015

Fun Facts: Juliann loves coming in each day with a shared passion for what we do among her team members. For her, it’s important to give our patients an enjoyable, comfortable experience. It’s incredibly rewarding for her to see patients walk out unable to stop smiling. Juliann is happy when she has a cup of Starbucks in her hand, traveling to new places, or going to a Dave Matthews concert.

 

Diana S., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 1990

Fun Facts: Diana was a patient of the Buffalo Dental Group when she was a child. She loves to see how the practice has grown since then and is very passionate about helping our patients by giving them the highest quality dental care. She has a loving husband, Greg, 2 wonderful children, Maria and Joseph, and 2 dogs, whom she loves spending time with. Outside of the office, Diana is very involved in her Church’s community. She was a religion teacher for 13 years. She loves to cook, camp, watch movies, spend time her family, and go to the Bisons games in the summer.

 

Brittney C., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2018

Fun Facts: In the office, Brittney genuinely strives to ensure our patients always feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. She dedicates many extracurricular hours to extended study and training to keep ahead of the latest dental techniques. When she’s not here, Brittney is often spending time with her son, bowling, going to Buffalo sporting events, or concerts in town.

 

Englewood Team

Betty B., Administrative 

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2008

Fun Facts: Betty loves making every patient feel welcome and at ease the moment they walk in the door. She knows coming to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, but she’s happy when they leave saying how great of an experience they had. When she’s not in the office making patients laugh, Betty loves to shoot photography outside and spend time with her sons.

 

Lisa A., Dental Hygienist 

How long have you been with BDG? Since 1990

Fun Facts: Lisa’s favorite thing about being a Dental Hygienist is providing education and tools for optimal oral hygiene to our patients and their families. She feels it is important to create a comfortable atmosphere for patients to feel relaxed and at home. She knows every patient is different and should be treated as such by listening and addressing their specific dental needs. Lisa and her husband enjoy spending time with their 2 sons, watching football, going to concerts, and just relaxing at home with the family.

 

Michelle D., Dental Hygienist

How long have you been with BDG? Since 1999

Fun Facts: Michelle enjoys getting to know her patients and giving them the highest quality dental care possible. She especially feels satisfied when she can make people with previous bad experiences at the dentist feel comfortable and happy to receive care. Michelle has been married for 24 years and has 2 children. She enjoys taking her yearly football trips, vacations, and spending time with her family.

 

Linda D., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2013

Fun Facts: For Linda, the most rewarding aspect of being with The Buffalo Dental Group is when a new patient comes in and shares how glad they are to have found us. She says it’s especially gratifying when a patient has a new found confidence because of their new smile. Linda originally grew up in California, and outside of the office loves to walk or hike around Niagara Falls with her husband and German Shepherd. Staying active is very important to her.

 

Andrea S., Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2012

Fun Facts: Andrea lives by 3 simple words - live, love, laugh. She feels laughter is the key to help make any situation better. The biggest reward of her job is helping patients feel comfortable and safe. She hopes to always leave them smiling or maybe even laughing! Outside of the office, Andrea enjoys music and all the great events that Buffalo has to offer. She loves spending time with her 2 sons and friends.