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Meet the Team

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.

Beth

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.

Jill

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.

Lisa A.

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.

Lisa D.

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.

Michelle

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.

Agnes

Agnes
Dental Hygienist

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2021

Fun Facts : Agnes joins us with over 20 years of dental experience. She’s originally from Poland but moved to the US when she was a young girl. Agnes makes sure each patient is attentively cared for and given the best experience possible. We love her kind nature and go-getter attitude. When she's not seeing patients, she's running her other TWO businesses and spending quality time with her husband and kids.

Kelsey

Kelsey C.
Dental Hygienist

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2022

Kelsey graduated in 2005 from SUNY and we are lucky to have her here. She is dedicated to educating her patients on how having good oral health can also mean good health for the rest of their bodies. In her spare time, Kelsey loves to travel to different places and like the rest of us here at BDG, she loves her dog.

Andrea

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.

Christa

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

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.

Juliann

Ciara S.
Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2022

Fun Facts : Ciara has her cosmetology license and became a dental assistant because she really loves helping people look and feel their best. In her spare time, you can find Ciara roller-skating or jogging down by the water during the warm summer months. Ciara is also an animal lover and has 2 cats named Tigger & Boots.

Melissa

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.

Shandelle

Shandelle
Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2021

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.

stephanie

Steffanie O.
Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2022

Meet Steffanie, our newest dental assistant. She has been with us just a short time and already you can see that she will fit right in. She is always on the go from work to home where she and her husband have 2 beautiful children and you guessed it.....a dog

Shina

Shina C.
Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2022

Shina comes to us with over 16 years of experience in the dental industry. In her spare time, Shina loves spending time with her daughter and when time permits, she's quite a cruising enthusiast!

Gail

Gail W.
Dental Assistant

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2022

Gail Graduated from ECC in 2009 with a passion for all things dental. She is enthusiastic about educating her patients on the importance of dental care and hygiene and she especially loves to see her patient's transformation. In her spare time, she loves going to concerts or any type of live music event. Gail also has gotten into trying new restaurants with her friends and family.

Jeanine

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.

Jennifer

Jennifer S.
Administrative

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2021

Fun Facts : Jennifer loves any opportunity to help make the customer experience a positive one. She is always happy to answer any questions or walk patients through their paperwork or appointment procedures. Jennifer loves animals and has three cats at home where she lives with her husband Bob. In her free time Jennifer is an avid bird watcher and enjoys to cook and entertain with friends.

Kristen G

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.

Kristen D

Kristen D.
Marketing Director

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2022

Fun Facts : Kristen is the newest member of Buffalo Dental Group. What Kristen loves about her role at Buffalo Dental Group is it gives her the ability to create new things everyday. She also loves how kind and willing every member of the team has been to not only her but each other. Like most of our team she is an animal lover and has a miniature dachshund named Louie. In her spare time you can find her busy with projects around the house or spending time with her friends and family.

Patti

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.

Patti

Shannon
Administrative

How long have you been with BDG? Since 2020

Fun Facts : Shannon loves meeting our spectacular patient family here at BDG. She thinks we have the best patients (we think so too!). She feels so lucky to have such an upbeat and positive group of team members to work with. When Shannon gets some down time, she is usually hanging out with her husband and children or taking up any opportunity to travel. Shannon’s happy place is her country cabin in Java where she spends many weekends relaxing there with her family. They love to run around the property there with their two dogs, Stella and Pantera.