Meet The Team

Amy Ells
Director of Operations

Amy came to our office after completing her degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from SUNY Fredonia. Shas has been a part of the Finger Lakes Dental Care team since 2008.

You may recognize Amy from her work at the Front Desk in our Canandaigua office. Now she travels between all of our offices to help support our growing team. When Amy isn’t in the office you can find her crafting, checking out a local brewery or spending time with her family.

Megan Meek
Insurance Coordinator

Megan is our Insurance Coordinator. She has been with the office since 2004. Megan will assist you with understanding and maximizing your insurance benefits. When Megan isn’t at Finger Lakes Dental Care helping our patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Phil, and her children, Sylvia and Caleb.

Megan Conley
Client Relations

Megan has been with Finger Lakes Dental Care since March 2016. She has a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland in Health Science and received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the New York Chiropractic College. Megan has always had an interest in health care and is excited to learn more about dental health. She enjoys cooking, music, hiking and spending time with friends and family.

Shannon Cali
Client Relations

Shannon has been with Finger Lakes Dental Care since December of 2016. Shannon comes to us with over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She is certified in CPR and is a licensed Dental Assistant; she is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association and American Association of Dental Office Managers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and her rescued Chihuahua, Opie. She also enjoys music, gardening and the outdoors.

Megan Prinzi
Client Relations

Megan comes to our office with over 10 years of customer service experience! She can help answer your questions when you are in the office or on the phone. When Megan isn’t working she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting and spending time with family and friends.

Pam Buchholz
NYS Certified Dental Assistant

Pam is one of our Dental Assistants; she has been with our office since 2004. She is a Registered Dental Assistant, which is the highest level of assistant training attainable in the state of New York. Pam has close to 20 years of dental experience with an impressive background that varies from oral surgery to sedation dentistry. She is CPR certified, certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, and is a member of the National Association of Dental Assistants. She attends an average of 50 hours of continuing education each year (the state only requires 12).

Pam has 2 kids; her son is in the Air Force and currently stationed in South Korea. Her daughter is very active in school sports and activities. Pam has also been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 7 years. Pam has been designing jewelry and loves crafting of any kind.

Annie Roxburgh
NYS Certified Dental Assistant

Annie has been working at our office since 2013. She is a native of Canandaigua and has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She is CPR and AED certified and attends many continuing education classes throughout the year. When Annie isn’t working she is spending time with her daughter, Maggie, and two dogs, Buddy and Charlie. When she has some spare time she enjoys walking, drawing, reading and shopping.

Christine Singer
NYS Certified Dental Assistant

Christine comes to Finger Lakes Dental Care with over 5 years of dental experience. She enjoys working with a large team and learning new and innovative ways of doing things in the office. If you have some anxiety about being at the dentist, she can help you feel more comfortable in our office so we can work on your dental needs. When Christine isn’t working, she loves gardening, hiking, kayaking, crafting and remodeling her home! She also loves to travel and visit her family spread out over four different states.

Kelly Dunning
NYS Certified Dental Assistant

Kelly is one of the newest team members to join Finger Lakes Dental Care! She loves to work with a team and is always willing to help out. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys being outdoors, camping, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. Kelly and her husband have 3 children, Tanyon, Breanne and Natalia and two chocolate labs, Yoda and Lucky.

Lynne Duemme,
NYS Certified Dental Assistant

Lynne comes to our office with over 20 years of dental experience! She loves being able to help patients and make them feel comfortable in our office. Lynne is a certified dental assistant and is CPR certified. When Lynne isn’t working she loves spending time with her husband and two sons and gardening.

Jennifer Parish
Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer has over 10 years of Dental Hygiene experience. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Administration. Jennifer has also earned her license to administer anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She continually reads hygiene and dental publications to research new products and services for our patients. Jennifer takes an average of 20 continuing education hours per year, which is double the New York State requirement.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Mike, and dogs.

Laurie Rowe
Registered Dental Hygienist

Laurie came to our office in 2014 after working in the dental hygiene field since 2009. She obtained two degrees from Monroe Community College; an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and an Advanced Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She was then certified in Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide administration. She was also awarded the Johnson & Johnson Excellence in Healthcare Award. Outside of the office Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and their two pets.

Julie Zimmer
Registered Dental Hygienist

Julie joined our office full time in 2015. With an AAS in Nutrition, she worked as a Diet Technician before obtaining her AAS in Dental Hygiene. She is certified in Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide administration and is CPR/AED certified. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. As a lifelong community volunteer, she has worked with the homeless, special needs, hospice and geriatric populations. Julie lives in the Bristol Hills and enjoys tending her organic vegetable and honey bee farm. She is an avid skier, snowshoes, hikes, swims and is a music lover. Julie enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Renee Fitzpatrick
Registered Dental Hygienist

Renee joined our hygiene team in January of 2016. She has been a dental hygienist for 24 years, living in the Buffalo and Rochester area. Renee enjoys helping and educating patients with her expertise in dental health and loves being part of a great dental team here at Finger Lakes Dental Care. Outside of work she is very busy with her three children Josh, Julia and Brady. If Renee were able to find some spare time she would spend it playing golf and tennis, then relaxing on the boat with her husband Paul.

Kara Badger
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kara is the newest member of the Hygiene team at Finger Lakes Dental Care. She has been a registered dental hygienist since 1991. She loves helping patients achieve their dental health goals. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, especially in her vintage camper! Kara and her husband Tim have two sons, Merrick and Sully.

Kelly Vogt
Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelly has been with us full time since 2015, after many years of working as a substitute hygienist. She has 26 years of dental experience and works for us as both a Dental Assistant and Hygienist. Kelly enjoys spending time with her daughter, Carlee, their two dogs, Sammie and Lucy, Mollie the cat, Gus the goat and don’t forget their flock of chickens. Kelly also has an identical twin, Kathy, who works in our Victor office.

Nicole Shoemaker
Sterilization Tech

Nicole is a newly certified dental assistant and has been in the customer service industry for many years. She is now our office sterilization tech. She keeps the office up to date in finding the most advanced sterilization techniques and equipment for our office. When she is not at Finger Lakes Dental Care Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also enjoys reading, playing tennis and going for walks.