Our Team


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Our office and waiting room are pleasant and colorful. The waiting room has books and toys for the children and a reading/relaxation area for parents.



Jennifer is the office manager and practice administrator. She has been with the practice for twenty-eight years. Jennifer attended Bryant and Stratton College and studied medical assisting. She also trained as a chair side dental assistant with us to gain knowledge of procedures. Her duties include marketing the practice, billing, collections and general daily duties to keep the practice running smoothly. She is also our human resource person.

Jennifer lives in Lancaster with her husband and son. Her hobbies are reading, hiking, camping and spending time with her family, as well as her black Labrador retrievers, Gabby and Gunther.


Stephanie has been at Pediatric Dental Care for just over a year. She is often the first person you see when you walk in the office. She works at the front desk greeting patients, making appointments and working with the insurance companies regarding claims and payments.

Stephanie graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in communications. Her background is in credit/collections and accounts receivable in the corporate sector.

Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

One day, one of our hygienists was left a trillion dollar bill as a tip by an 11 year old boy. At the end of every day as the staff gathers, there is a trillion dollar story that is shared. That’s why we all love working with kids. Contact us today to learn more about our staff or dental services! 



Suzanne has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over thirty years, working mostly in pediatrics. She has always enjoyed working with children and their parents.

Suzanne graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Erie Community College. In the 1990’s, she returned to school to attend Canisius College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology. For fun, she has a small business as a personal trainer, with a certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Her hobbies are running 5k’s, half marathons and doing triathlons in the area.


Trish was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine with a certification in assisting and obtained her Registered Dental Hygiene License. Trish met her husband in Pittsburgh and they have lived in Clarence, New York for the past twenty-five years. She has two sons; the oldest studying biology at the University of Notre Dame and the younger joining his brother this fall at Notre Dame. She hopes to start new endeavors in volunteer work and re-unite with family and friends.

Besides taking care of eight acres of gardens, trees and mowing, Trish loves to jog, golf, ski and paint. Her family donates spare time to children’s charities where they have met wonderful children and families as well as contributing to raising money for the goal of sending as many kids as possible each year to camps.

Her career at Pediatric Dental Care for the past twenty-four years has been awesome. Working with kids of all ages has allowed her to grow as a person and clinician. She loves swapping stories with parents and grandparents, but enjoys the time with all the kids best.

Through Pediatric Dental Care, Trish has been teaching dental health for the past ten years in day cares, preschools and many elementary schools in Western New York. She loves being of service to the community.

With both of her sons soon to be away at college, Trish is looking forward to spending more time with her family and friends at Pediatric Dental Care, or as she says, “When you enjoy what you do, it isn’t really work after all!”


Coleen graduated from Kenmore West in 1966 and then graduated from ECTI (now known as ECC) in 1968 as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

She has been working in the pediatric dental sector her whole career except when she had her two children and stayed home. When they started school, Coleen returned to work. Her occupation allows her to educate her patients to become wonderful dental patients and to watch them become young adults.

Coleen is now retired but continues to work a few hours per week. She enjoys being with her family, grandchildren and friends. She now has the luxury of reading, gardening and taking vacations with her husband on his Harley!


Licensed Dental Hygienist Michele has been with Pediatric Dental Care for more than twenty years. A graduate of Erie Community College, she knows that a clean mouth is a healthy mouth and specializes in preventative oral health for boys and girls of all ages.

When she is not working, Michele enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and son.


Chris is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Her career has focused primarily in pediatric dentistry. One of her most interesting jobs was at Job Core. Job Core is a residential program for teens and young adults who have been placed there by the court system. Dental care was mandatory as many of these students had never seen a dentist. The challenges were difficult but the work was very rewarding.

Dental hygiene has been an ideal career for Chris. It has given her the opportunity to work, raise a family and become involved in community activities. One of her outstanding accomplishments was to be a founder of the special education PTA in the Amherst Central School District. This lent many opportunities to participate in district-wide committees over the years as well as sitting as a parent representative on the committee for Special Education.

Today, one of the ways she has used her educational experience is to have created an outreach program with her coworker, Trish. They have developed an exciting presentation that highlights best practices for young families to raise happy, cavity free children.

A few years back, Chris had the opportunity to do a medical mission in Guatemala. She was part of the dental team. Having had this experience, she has realized the power that we all have within ourselves to make a difference.

Being an essential friend to Hospices Essential Care Program for Children was a tremendous experience for her. 

Chris has been blessed with two beautiful grandchildren and hopes to have more. She and her husband are long time residents of the Amherst community. Growing children and growing flowers in her garden has taken a strong theme in her life.

Kim is a Registered Dental Hygienist who comes to us with experience as a previous dental assistant. She loves the children and the children love her.

Kim is a local girl and loves to spend time with her family and recently became a homeowner in the area. She has just adopted an adorable puppy.

Kim will be helping with school presentations during dental health month.

Ila recently joined our team as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has an interesting history with our office, as her daughter (who is now grown up and in Medical School) was our patient for several years. We are happy to have her now as part of our Hygiene team.

Karen is also a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has several years of experience working with children and the families love her. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog Charlotte.  

Tierra is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has worked both with children and adult patients. She explains things very carefully to the young patients and makes them feel at ease. She has also done dental education in the area and will do dental presentations during dental health month.  

Tierra loves sharing anecdotes about her two sons.  

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