Our dentists are supported by a collection of highly-skilled administrators, hygienists, and assistants who are all committed to the same thing: making sure you have the best possible experience here at The Buffalo Dental Group. They’ll greet you when you walk in the door, make sure you feel comfortable in the dental chair, and have answers to all of your questions. Our practice wouldn’t be what it is without our team, and we know you’ll appreciate their efforts at every visit! You can start getting to know everyone by reading on below.
How long have you been with BDG? Since 1997
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.
How long have you been with BDG? Since 1990
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.
How long have you been with BDG? Since 2018
Fun Facts : Marissa has been a patient with Buffalo Dental Group since 2009, but officially joined our team in 2018. Her goal is to help patients overcome their dental fears, relax, and enjoy their beautiful teeth and smiles. It’s important to her that our patients are comfortable and receive the best dental care possible. Along with this, Marissa especially loves pediatric dental care. She has always wanted to become a dental hygienist so that she could pass along the positive experiences she has had at the dentist. She’s passionate about educating her pediatric patients on the importance of oral hygiene from a young age. When Marissa is not in the office, she’s often exploring and traveling to new places, going to Bills Games, or spending time with her family and friends.
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.
How long have you been with BDG? Since 2005
How long have you been with BDG? Since 2019
How long have you been with BDG? Since 2021
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.
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.
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.
How long have you been with BDG? Since 2013
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.
Shandelle comes to us with over 10 years of medical experience! She loves learning about oral surgery and all of the newest dental technology we have access to. She is passionate about being in the healthcare field and being able to provide excellent dental care to our patients. In her spare time, Shandelle enjoys going to her family cottage where she spends her time fishing and enjoying the outdoors. She's also a pretty fantastic cook and loves coming up with new recipes with her kids. She's staying busy training her new puppy, Athena.
Amanda is a part of our dental assisting team! She was born and raised here in Buffalo and is proud of it! Amanda has a passion for helping others achieve their dream smile and ultimately have a healthier mouth. Seeing the way a smile can transform someone’s life is her favorite part of being a dental assistant. Amanda will do everything she can to ensure our patients have the most comfortable experience possible. Alternative and EDM music are her go tos and she’s usually seeing her favorite bands that come into town during the summer months. Besides her love of music, hiking in local parks and taking nature walks with her husband and kids are other ways she’s enjoying her life outside of the office.
Jenna is currently studying to get into dental school! In between her studies and the library, Jenna is here to help us and get prepped for dental school through assisting. She’s passionate about giving patients the best and most comfortable care possible. When she was a little girl, she loved going to the dentist, and she wants to give patients the same feeling! When Jenna’s not in the office with us, she’s still hard at work studying for the DAT.
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.
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.
How long have you been with BDG? Since 2017
How long have you been with BDG? Since 2020
Meet our sweet office mascot, Oliver! He loves being with our patients to greet them and make visits relaxing and comfortable. Oliver's favorite activities include playing with his tennis ball, sleeping, and greeting our patients! You can say hi to Oliver at our Williamsville office, but he makes occasional appearances at our Englewood office too!