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
Kristie is our newest Surgical Assistant. She was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and has an Associate’s Degree in Surgical Technology. Prior to us, she spent 7 years working in Cardiothoracic Surgery. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and backpacking (especially in the Adirondacks), volunteering at a cat adoption center and catching live music with her friends and family. Kristie's favorite part about her job is connecting with patients and helping them feel comfortable and at ease.
Carrie is a lifelong resident of Amherst, NY, and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Medaille College. A recent addition to our office, she previously worked for an orthodontic provider in the area for more than four years. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of the dental field. When Carrie isn’t in the office, she is most likely on a road trip with her husband and son, travelling to their next adventure. With a vast history in customer service, Carrie is looking forward to take her experience to the next level, and providing our patients with the utmost care and attention.
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
Kristen is from Buffalo, NY and loves this city! She came to our practice in July 2021 and is currently pursuing a degree in education. Before she came to our practice, she worked as a florist, so ask her about her plants! On the days she isn't here helping patients, you can find her exploring downtown, trying new food, spending time with her family and friends, or watching the Bills game. She loves flowers, her five dog nieces and nephews, and traveling. She loves making one on one connections with our patient's and is excited to help you and your family!
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.
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