At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Director of Marketing
Julie is the Marketing Director at Cornerstone Periodontics and Dental Implants. With a Bachelor in Marketing Communications from Buffalo State College, Julie is utilizing her 15+ years of sales and marketing to create brand awareness in their local community. Through her extensive marketing, Julie uses her resources and creative talent to thank their current patients and provide a more welcoming environment. Julie facilitates communication with referring dentists and patients to get a better understanding of how Cornerstone Periodontics can meet their specific goals. In conjunction with their designer, Julie has redesigned the office logo, business cards, pamphlets & post cards and the newly designed office website that is now up and running. Stay tuned for some upcoming events this season! In her spare time Julie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family!
Annette Graziano is our Financial Coordinator at Cornerstone Periodontics and Dental Implants. Annette efficiently runs the billing department, creates treatment payment plans, and overall ensures that essential paperwork for the organization is processed and streamlined for patients. Along with financial responsibilities Annette: schedules appointments, answers phone calls, and is the friendly face patients know and trust. In her free time she enjoys: quality time with her children, cooking for her family, and being outdoors.
Renee joined the Cornerstone Periodontics team in 2019. Rene is also a certified Dental Hygienist and earned her degree at ECC Dental School – You may have seen Renee in the area before, as the Pediatric Clinical Manager for Growing Smiles (Pediatric Dentistry) Renee brings a variety of experience in not only clinical coverage, hiring, interviewing, training and management. Although she has loved working with children, she is enjoying her new position as Patient Coordinator, learning the world of periodontics, new technology and dental implants! She is the first face our patients see when they come through the doors & our patients love her! In her free time, Renee loves spending time outdoors, hiking and biking & spending time with her two sons!
Melissa joined Cornerstone Periodontics and Dental Implants team in 2021. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Buffalo State University.
Melissa's experience in the Nursing Home and Health Insurance Industries brings with her a skill set to provide patients with compassion and comfort. Her experience in these areas gives assurance that their needs and concerns are being addressed from the first phone call and continuing on during the patient's dental treatment with Cornerstone Periodontics.
“Many patients are uneasy about going to the dentist and having any kind of treatment done; they desperately want to have a healthy smile again and feel good about their oral health. I hope to be able to calm some of their fears and provide them with the reassurance they need to obtain the goals they are looking for.”
Melissa enjoys spending time with Her husband, family, friends and dog Manny. “Taking walks along the river and being outdoors definitely are favorite things I love to do!”
Dental Hygienist / Dental Assistant
I graduated from ECC in 2011 as a Dental Hygienist and I enjoy time helping our patients obtain a healthy smile. I enjoy pending time camping hiking ,traveling and relaxing with my friends and family. I also have a set of twins that keep us on our toes!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Graduate of Dental Hygiene from Erie Community College 2003
Graduate of Nursing from Niagara Community College 1998
By Providing comprehensive dental treatment to my patients, I can help to maintain long term stability of their periodontal tissues. My goal is to deliver oral hygiene instructions and demonstration, assisting my patients in regaining and maintaining their oral health.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my amazing family. My two children keep me very busy and on my toes. I love to volunteer at their school and help out anyway I can. Reading and baking are some of my favorite ways to relax.
Registered Dental Hygienist/Implant Coordinator
Eileen graduated from Erie community college school of dental hygiene in 2010. She has worked in the general, pediatric and periodontal field of practice. Eileen loves her career as a dental hygienist and has recently been introduced as our Implant coordinator. She is compassionate and listens to her patient’s needs and wants. Her goals are to help her patients reach their optimal oral health. Outside of work, Eileen enjoys traveling and relaxing at her cabin in Ellicotville with her husband, four children and one grandson. She also loves hiking with her very spoiled dogs.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I joined Cornerstone Periodontics & Dental Implants in 2021 and I am very excited to expand my horizons working with such a great team!
I bring years of experience from private practice as well as many years in education. I graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Periodontal department specializing in dental hygiene, surgical dental assisting and adjunct clinical instructor. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, gardening, camping and complaining about winter.
Lead Dental Assistant
I assist the Dr. and the Hygiene department. I do a lot behind the scenes to make sure the office runs smoothly. I've been a dental assistant for 16 years and in perio for the last 10 years. I have gotten to know our patients on a personal level, and have had the privilege to learn their likes and dislikes. I look forward to making them feel comfortable when they come in and most look for me when they come in.
I come to work everyday to help our patients with these needs and to make them feel comfortable and I enjoy socializing with my co-workers!
In my free time I like to scrapbook. I like country music, I love football season, participate in a fantasy football league. I love to babysit my grand-puppy Roxy. Most of all, I love spending time with my family; my husband Barry and my two sons Travis and Cody... My parents, my in-laws and all my brothers and sisters.
Surgical Dental Assistant
Emily joined Cornerstone Periodontics and Dental Implants in 2021. She is a 2016 graduate of Niagara County Community College with a degree in Surgical Technology. Emily is very dedicated to helping people achieve a happy, healthy smile. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her cat Nala!
Surgical Dental Assistant
Kaeley joined Cornerstone Periodontics and Dental Implants in 2021, as a Surgical Dental Assistant. Kaeley attended Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in 2012 for Hospitality Management. "What I love most about my job is seeing our patients transform from barley smiling and hiding - to a contagious grin from ear to ear!"
Outside the office, Kaeley loves to explore the city of Buffalo and all the amazing food and restaurants the 716 has to offer. Cooking for family and loved ones is one of her favorite hobbies. Kaeley also enjoys kayaking, camping and snowboarding in the winter with her Husky who is always along for the ride!