Meet The Team

 
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Our Hamburg Dentists

While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality.

To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.



Lindsay Mitchell, DDS, MS

Lindsay Mitchell worked her way through college as a Dental Assistant assisting the oral surgeon with daily procedures including IV sedation cases, extractions, bone augmentation, sinus lifts, and implant placement. While attending school she also served as a University at Buffalo Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. Her pre-doctoral clinical experience is comprised of clinic work in the Urgent Care Clinic at Erie County Medical Center and a preceptorship in the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at ECMC.

Dr. Mitchell received the 2015 Erie County Chester Glor Award upon earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery with a concentration in periodontology at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. This award is given to a graduating dental senior who exemplifies the qualities of love of dentistry, collegiality and generosity to his colleagues and the community. She then spent her residency at Erie County Medical Center where she enhanced her skills working to provide dental care to long term and special needs patients.

Her community service includes work as a Volunteer Health Provider for the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation where she provided restorative dental care to enrolled patients under the supervision of staff dentists and performed select procedures in endodontics, fixed prosthodontics and oral surgery. Additionally, Lindsay served an 8-day stint providing extractions, and restorative dentistry to patients in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Mitchell is a member of the American Dental Association, the NYSDA, and the Eight District Dental Society. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets (aka “fur babies”) and she is an avid reader.


Christian Mitchell, DDS

Dr. Christian Mitchell is an accomplished graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and the recipient of the Pediatric and Community Dentistry Award. His residency was performed at the Buffalo Veterans Association Medical Center.

Dr. Mitchell is dedicated to sharing his skills in service to the community. He has volunteered his services for various outreach programs in Buffalo, the Rochester Special Olympics, the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, and he has also volunteered in Ghana and Mexico.

Beyond having obvious skills in the operatory, Dr. Mitchell has been honored for his prowess on the track and the football field. He was a 2009 Duke Scholar Athlete Award Winner and was inducted into the Sweet Home High School Sports Hall of Fame for both Football and Track in 2014.

Prior to establishing Lakeshore Dental Care with his wife, Dr. Lindsay Mitchell, Dr. Christian worked several years with Stellar Dental. Both partners are dedicated to providing an inviting patient-centered office where everyone is treated like family. The roster of patients who have followed this team into the new endeavor is a testament to the devotion and caring that both Doctors Christian and Lindsay Mitchell have for their patients and their staff.


Joseph DeLuca, DDS

We were honored to welcome Joseph T. DeLuca, DDS in August 2017. Dr. DeLuca spent the last decade as a clinical instructor in Oral Diagnostic Sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Dentistry, as well as treating patients in the private sector. In these environments Joseph emerged as a leader for his students, colleagues and peers.

Sitting on the University Curriculum Development Board, travelling on clinical mission trips and serving as a trustee for ASDA District 2, Dr. Deluca’s dedication to the field is present in his every endeavor. From the smallest volunteer services to his most impactful changes in academia, Joseph has already left his mark in the world of dentistry.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Canisius College in 2003, Dr. Deluca went on to earn his DDS from University at Buffalo in 2007. Joseph completed his residency and launched his career at one of Buffalo’s most prestigious medical institutions, Roswell Park Cancer Institute. It is truly our privilege to welcome once again to our practice Dr. Joseph T. Deluca, DDS.


Casey DePauw, DMD

Dr. Casey DePauw was born and raised in Canandaigua, NY and then moved to Buffalo where she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from Canisius College. At Canisius, she was a student-athlete, playing division one lacrosse for four years. After graduating from Canisius, Dr. DePauw received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she graduated top of her class with honors in Clinical Dentistry.

After dental school, Dr. DePauw completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency from University of Buffalo. She still remains at the University and is now a part-time faculty member where she continues to teach dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, 8th District Dental Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Eta (OKU) National Honor Society Chapter. 

Dr. DePauw is passionate about providing high-quality dental care to her patients, while building long-lasting relationships. She currently resides in South Buffalo with her greater swiss mountain dog, Griffin. Dr. DePauw loves spending her summers in Canandaigua Lake and Crystal beach with her friends and family. She was raised an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loves to run, snowboard, cook and hike.


Ellen

Office Manager

Striving to make a “dental home” for all our patients and employees is one of Ellen’s priorities as our Office Manager. She enjoys being able to help patients achieve their dental goals with individual treatment and payment plans, and helping them to work through insurance questions. Ellen is a problem solver and team leader who believes communication and hard work are the keys to success.



Lynn

Insurance & Billing Specialist

With over 19 years experience in the dental field Lynn comes to us with a strong background in patient care.  She is always ready to greet you with a smile and go above and beyond to help our patients figure out the intricacies of dental insurance. When not at work you'll find her at a hockey rink with her husband and son. She also loves to travel.



Bean

Treatment Coordinator & Social Media Specialist

Prior to Lakeshore Dental Care, Bean's six years of dental experience consisted of being a Dental Assistant, Insurance Specialist, Supervisor and Office Manager. Before she entered into the dental field, she studied Pre-Med at St. Catherine's University in Minnesota. Bean greets each patient with a smile and makes every effort to get to know them.



Casie Jo

Treatment Coordinator

Casie Jo joined our Lakeshore Dental Care family in 2020! She looks forward to meeting patients and add to the friendly atmosphere. Before joining Lakeshore Dental Care, Casie Jo worked in construction, as well as, the medical field at a Neurosurgery office. Something that surprises most people about Casie Jo is that she has a degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her dogs.



Courtney

Treatment Coordinator & Assistant

Courtney joined the Lakeshore Dental Care Family in 2021. She began working in the dental field in 2016 as a Treatment Coordinator. In 2019, Courtney graduated from ECC's Dental Assisting Program and brings 3 years of experience in Endodontics and Orthodontics. Along with dentistry, Courtney is also passionate about skiing. At your next visit, be sure to ask Courtney about her dogs, Beau, a German Short Haired Pointer Mix, and Molly, a Shih Tzu!

 


Meg

Hygienist

Meg is a full-time hygienist with a history of 19 years of excellent care rendered to her patients. Meg is a skilled and caring professional, who is always striving to help her patients achieve better dental health. Making patients comfortable is important to Meg and she prides herself on her “gentle touch.” With the large following of patients she has, they must agree.



Sue

Hygienist

Always eager to improve the quality care she gives her patients, Sue was one of the first dental hygienists to pursue and receive her anesthesia certification. Working here full-time since 2008, our patients have benefited from her professionalism and extensive periodontal expertise.  There certainly is no shortage of many very loyal “Sue” patients.



Carine

Hygienist

Carine has joined our team in 2018 with 15 years of experience caring for patients as a dental hygienist. She is passionate about creating a friendly atmosphere and helping patients feel comfortable. She enjoys building long lasting relationships with her patients. Outside of work Carine enjoys spending time with her family.



Dinna

Hygienist

Starting as a Saturday only hygienist in 2018, Dinna joined the Lakeshore Dental Care Family full time in 2021. Dinna strives to make her patients feel at ease, providing the highest standard of care for their overall oral health. When Dinna is not at the office, she enjoys going to the gym or hanging out with her cat named ‘Skitzy’!



Tara

Assistant

With five years of dental experience, Tara joined the Lakeshore Dental Care family in October 2019. Tara loves getting to know her patients and making everyone smile. When Tara is not at the office, you can find her sky diving, scuba diving or going on adventures with her dogs! She is very outdoorsy and enjoys kayaking, camping, rafting and hiking!



Kaitlin

Assistant

Kaitlin's top priority when working with a patient is their comfort. With over two years of assisting experience, she enjoys helping each patient reach their oral health goals. Outside of the office, Kaitlin is also a kitchen manager and bar tender. She enjoys kayaking, camping, and going to concerts. Next time you see her in the office, be sure to ask about her boxer lab mix named 'Titan'!



Sally

Assistant

A highly skilled, professional dental assistant, Sally puts her vast knowledge and skills to use for the benefit of all our patients. With a warm, winning smile and a comforting conversation, she strives to give each patient individual attention and make all your treatment appointments a pleasant experience. Active in the community, Sally and her family help many families in need.



Yolonda

Assistant

As a dental assistant with over 20 years of experience, Yolanda’s ultimate goal is making sure that everyone feels as comfortable and at home in the dental chair as possible. Outside of the office family and serving her community are the most important part of her life. Giving a helping hand to every man, woman and child brings her great joy.



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