Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Shawn Hess,  Administrative Specialist

Shawn grew up in Niagara Falls and recently moved to the Town of Lewiston.  She is a graduate of Niagara County Community College with a degree in Dental Assisting. She has worked in the dental community since 1995. Shawn and her husband, Steve, are the proud parents of three children.  She is an avid Hockey fan and in her spare time you will most likely find her at a rink.  In addition to hocky, she enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.


Samantha Rew, RDH

Sam joined our dental team as a dental assistant in February 2016. She recieved her associates degree in math and science from Erie Community College.  While working as a dental assistant, Samantha continued her education and received her Dental Hygiene degree.   She was on the honor council and was a nominated representative of her dental hygiene class. Sam loves spending time with her daughter Aubrey and going kayaking with her golden retriever Nala.  During her free time, she also enjoys wakeboarding, going to the gym, skiing, golfing and running trail races.   


Taylor Manchester, CDA

Taylor grew up in Wilson, NY where she attended Wilson Central High School and graduated, class of 2013.  Taylor earned her associates degree in science from Niagara County Community College.  With a passion for science and public health she continued her education at Erie County Community College  where she became a Certified Dental Assist.  She was awarded for her Excellence in Academic and Chairside Dental Assisting.  In her spare time, Taylor enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and playing outside with her two dogs, Maya and Bailey.


Cynthia Andrews, CDA

Cindy joined our dental team in August of 2017.  She has worked as a dental assistant for over 25 years.  She obtained her associates degree as well as her dental assisting certificate from Niagara County Community College.  In 2011, Cindy received her National Certification of Dental Anesthesia from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  She is an energetic addition to our dental team!  Outside of the office, Cindy enjoys kayaking, biking and Camping.


Amanda Dotterman, RDH

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