Meet Our Staff

 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.

Our Vision:

Forming trusting partnerships with your dental team to build and maintain your oral health through compassion, service, and innovation. 





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! 


Financial Coordinator

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. 


Registered Dental Hygienist / Treatment Plan Coordinator

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.  


Patient Coordinator

Renee joined the Cornerstone Periodontics team in 2019.  Renee 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!


Patient Coordinator

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!”


Patient Care Coordinator

Makenna joined the Cornerstone Periodontics team in 2023 as a Patient Care Coordinator as well as studying to be a Certified Medical Coder. Makenna is dedicated to helping patients with billing questions, showing them around the office and helping patients feel as comfortable as they can as soon as they walk in the door. In her free time, she loves to visit North Carolina, spend time with family, friends and her two cats Ben & Jerry.


Registered Dental Hygienist / Dental Assistant

I graduated from Erie Community College in 2011 as a Registered Dental Hygienist with my Local Anesthesia License. I have also been trained to assist the Dentists during surgical procedures. I love helping our patients become healthier version of themselves through their oral care! 
I enjoy traveling, camping, and relaxing with my husband and our two sets of twins!


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

Wendy graduated from Erie Community College Dental Hygiene school in 1998.  Since graduating she has worked steadily improving the oral health of her patients for the last 25 years. Enhancing her career, she returned to school in 2008 to receive her dental anesthesia license. She is passionate about delivering excellent personalized care to her patients helping them achieve lasting beautiful and healthy smiles. 
Outside of work I keep busy alongside my husband running our concrete construction business going on 20 years strong! We have 2 beautiful girls who are our pride and joy. We love to spend time and travel together. Our newest addition to the family is a goldendoodle named Franklin. He has become the most spoiled dog in town and we all love him!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hey there! I'm a Dental Hygienist who graduated from Erie Community College in 2023. Originally from Seattle, WA, I've always had a passion for helping people maintain their oral health. Whether it's educating patients on proper dental care or performing cleanings and exams, I love being able to make a positive impact on their smiles. When I'm not busy at work, you can find me exploring the great outdoors, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, or hitting the gym for a good workout. I’m always up for a good laugh, enjoy meeting new people, and providing my patients with complete comprehensive care!


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!   


Surgical Dental Assistant

Kaylee attended Dental Assisting school at Erie Community College in 2019.  She has been gaining work experience in general and orthodontic practices as well as larger institutions such as Roswell Park.   Being a dental assistant has taught Kaylee to be an empathetic and caring individual who always prioritizes patient care and needs. Outside of the office, Kaylee is a dance teacher at a local studio in Blasdell, NY.  She also spends most of her time with her dog Shay, and her family and friends. 

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