Nikki is from Newfane, NY born and raised. She enjoys being outdoors, working out and being with friends and family. Nikki has been assisting since 2013 and she absolutely loves it. We can always count on her to make even a nervous patient laugh and lighten their mood. She is very thorough and eager to help patients understand their surgical process. Nikki is qualified as a Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant (DAANCE) and Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Nikki Surgical Assistant
Mary Lisa joined our practice in May 2013 after spending 12 years as a stay-at-home mom to her two beautiful daughters. Prior to that, she worked for a Buffalo advertising company for 12 years. Mary Lisa enjoys baking and cooking, working out and spending time with her daughters. It is with great care that she welcomes new patients to our practice. She takes pride in maximizing every patient’s benefits and makes every effort to keep down the cost of your care. If you speak with her on the phone, you will definitely hear the smile in her voice.
Mary Lisa Benefits Coordinator
Erika is from Lockport NY. She had studied for her Bachelors at Bluefield College, located in West Virginia. In her free time she likes to cook big dinners for her family, play “superheroes” with her son, and also spend time with her two dogs. She is very encouraging in assisting with patient’s needs and enjoys getting to know them. Erika’s favorite thing about her position is connecting with patients and walking with them through the implant process.
Erika Implant Treatment Coordinator
Stephanie has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. She had joined our practice in December 2015 after spending a year and a half in the dental field. She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, three boys and two rescue dogs. Stephanie takes pleasure in helping our patients get scheduled and is very proactive and attentive to their individual needs.
Abdulhafedh, who prefers to be called Hafed, joined our practice on a part-time basis in November of 2020. Originally from Yemen, he was educated and trained as a dentist in Algeria at Algiers 1 University. He has completed post graduate education at NYU College of dentistry, the Densply Sirona Dental Academy and Joseph University in Beirut as well as other programs in esthetics, CAD/CAM and digital dentistry. He is energetic and enthusiastic and enjoys educating patients about their dental health. At present, he is working to secure a position as an international student in a US dental school. He enjoys hiking, as well as studying and visiting Gothic buildings and ancient architectural designs.
Ashley was born and raised in Buffalo, New York (go Bills!), alongside her older brothers and two childhood dogs. Prior to joining our team, she worked for a large group of orthopaedic surgeons for nearly three years, and earned an Associate of Science degree in 2019. She enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time with family, and boating on the Niagara River. Ashley plans to continue her education at UB while learning all there is to know about the dental field at Niagara Dental Implant & Oral Surgery. With her abilities to actively listen and maintain a positive and helpful attitude, Ashley is guaranteed to meet your specific needs!
Ashley Scheduling Coordinator
Brooke is from Williamsville, NY and joined our practice in February 2021 while studying for her associates degree in healthcare administration. She enjoys going on adventures, drawing, and playing video games. Brooke’s favorite part of her job is helping patients look and feel better. Her life motto is a quote from Dolly Parton, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” If you speak with Brooke over the phone, you can be certain that you are in good hands!
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