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We are pleased to be your family’s quality resource for gentle and effective dental services. With the right care, you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come, and we are excited to help you reach your goals! Whether your smile needs restorative care to repair damaged teeth, cosmetic care to enhance your smile’s appearance, or if you are looking for a new dentist to care for your family, we have you covered. Contact our friendly team today to learn more about our broad range of services and to get started!

 

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    Dr. Michael Foley

    “There’s nothing more satisfying and worthwhile to me than having the ability to care for a child.”

    Dr. Michael Foley has been a Doctor of Dental Surgery since 1998. He has advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry through Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Foley is also board certified in Pediatric Dentistry.

    Staying at the forefront of pediatric dentistry is a high priority for Dr. Foley. He attends numerous continuing education courses, which enable him to offer patients the latest advancements in pediatric dentistry.

    Along with continuing education, Dr. Foley feels strongly about involvement in his career field. He is active in many establishments, such as those below:

    • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • National Society of Dentistry for Children
    • Western New York Society of Pediatric Dentists
    • American Academy of Laser Dentistry
    • O’Shei Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
    • 8th District Dental Society
    • Erie County Dental Society

    Dr. Foley’s interest and expertise is taking “Special Care of Special Smiles,” including children with: special needs, sensory disorders and challenges, autism and autism spectrum, syndromes, high fear, social anxieties, multiple dental needs, failure to thrive due to tongue or lip tie, and dental surgery needs under general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient setting.

    When he’s not taking care of “his kids,” Dr. Foley enjoys being a dad to his three sons, and all things outdoors-y and athletic.

    Click here to hear the Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry's Mission with Dr. Michael Foley.
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    Dr. David McCloe

    Dr. David McCloe is a board certified pediatric dentist. He grew up in Clarence then graduated from University at Buffalo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003. After working as an engineer for several years he decided to pursue dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2015 from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Throughout dental school Dr. McCloe volunteered at the Good Neighbors health clinic and went on mission trips to Tennessee and the Dominican Republic. Following dental school Dr. McCloe completed his 2 year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. He then returned to Buffalo where he practiced pediatric dentistry and instructed dental students and residents in pediatric dentistry at the University at Buffalo.

    Dr. McCloe maintains membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and several other dental organizations. He also has clinical privileges at Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

    Dr. McCloe’s philosophy is to treat each child like his own and he prides himself on delivering the most comfortable and healthiest treatment for every patient. Dr. McCloe resides in Amherst with his wife Deepali, daughter Laila, and two dogs, Simmons and Yogi. He loves all sports, especially football (Go Bills!), basketball and fishing. He enjoys all varieties of music and trying new foods and most of all loves spending time with his family.

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    Dr. Andrew MacDonald

    Dr. Andrew MacDonald, who also likes to be called Dr. Andy, is our new leading Orthodontist here at Winning Smiles. After arriving to the WNY area in 1981, he decided to stay and pursue his career in dentistry due to friends he had made and quality of life here in Buffalo. He has had the privilege of caring for patients in the Northtowns for more than 25 years and is excited to start practicing in the Southtowns!

    In 1985 he graduated with honors from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. He went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1989. After graduating from Dental School he practiced general dentistry part time while attending the postgraduate program in Orthodontics at SUNY at Buffalo from 1989-1991. He then started his own practice in Tonawanda and Clarence.

    Service to the community is an important part of his life. Besides serving in leadership positions in organized dentistry, he is a charter member of the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club which has afforded him in the opportunity to support local charities and give back. Dr. Andy has also coached House Soccer in Amherst for several years.

    Outside of the office he enjoys family time, traveling and outdoor activities like hiking, biking and skiing with his wife and two children. It is important to him to provide a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere while providing his patients with an improved smile and better oral health.

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    Dr. Steven Nguyen

    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Steve A. H. Nguyen has both knowledge and experience to provide superior services for both pediatric and adult patients requiring treatment to be done under general anesthesia. As a Dentist Anesthesiologist, Dr. Nguyen has performed over 4,000 cases of general anesthesia safely, without sequella. In addition, he has done numerous IV sedation cases. Dr. Nguyen's training began at the United States Army Medical Department in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and over the years he has received over a dozen awards, medals and ribbons including a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal for Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Dr. Nguyen received his General Anesthesia certification from MetroHealth Medical Center of Case Western Reserve University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School. Dr. Nguyen is the current Program Director of Dental/Maxillofacial Anesthesiology residency at the Ohio State University (OSU). He is a staff anesthesiologist at both Nationwide Children's Hospital and OSU's Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and is an Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor at MetroHealth Medical Center Hospital in Cleveland. He is President elect to the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

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    Dr. Derek Lin

    “My priority is to my patients and I am here to make their lives better.  Doing right by them is the most important thing to me”.   -Derek Lin  DDS                                                                                                                                                                      

    Dr. Derek Lin was attracted to dentistry because of its blend of art and science.   A Long Island native, he spent his high school and undergraduate summers working as a dental assistant to learn as much as he could about his intended career.   Dr. Lin is a highly trained general dentist, with particular interest and proficiency in utilizing the latest technologies available in dentistry today.  In addition, he incorporates aesthetics into everything he does for his patients so they can have not only a functional- but also beautiful- outcome.  In his spare time, Dr. Lin enjoys Buffalo’s friendly people and comfortable lifestyle, and exploring WNY for good food, wherever he can find it!

                                                                                                                       

    Credentials:

    BS Biochemistry- SUNY at Binghamton

    Doctor of Dental Surgery- UB School of Dental Medicine

    Post- Doctoral Training – SUNY Advanced Education in General Dentistry 

    Invisalign Certified

    Member:

    American Dental Association

    American Academy of General Dentistry

    Eighth District Dental Society

     

               

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    Dr. Ian Walker

    Dr. Walker  received his DDS degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, graduating Magna Cum laude in 2000 and received the Pierre Fauchard award for “Most Well-rounded”  student He continued his post doctoral studies with extensive training in implant placement and restoration, bone grafting, and full mouth rehabilitation for beauty as well as function.  A general dentist by education, his areas of interest and special focus include full mouth rehabilitation, implant placement and restoration, and cosmetic dentistry.  An avid student of all things dental, he attends continuing educational courses on a regular basis, keeping up with latest advances in order to provide the highest quality of care to his patients.

    Dr. Walker enjoys working with people. He derives great satisfaction from helping patients with their dental needs while delivering care in a gentle, empathetic and comfortable manner. Both patients and team appreciate his open, honest approach while focusing on always doing what’s best for the patient.

    When not working with patients, you can find Dr. Walker enjoying time with his wife and 5 children.  They enjoy camping, bike rides, yard work, attending the many sporting events of his children and travel. 

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    Dr. Michael Foley

    “There’s nothing more satisfying and worthwhile to me than having the ability to care for a child.”

    Dr. Michael Foley has been a Doctor of Dental Surgery since 1998. He has advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry through Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Foley is also board certified in Pediatric Dentistry.

    Staying at the forefront of pediatric dentistry is a high priority for Dr. Foley. He attends numerous continuing education courses, which enable him to offer patients the latest advancements in pediatric dentistry.

    Along with continuing education, Dr. Foley feels strongly about involvement in his career field. He is active in many establishments, such as those below:

    • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • National Society of Dentistry for Children
    • Western New York Society of Pediatric Dentists
    • American Academy of Laser Dentistry
    • O’Shei Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
    • 8th District Dental Society
    • Erie County Dental Society

    Dr. Foley’s interest and expertise is taking “Special Care of Special Smiles,” including children with: special needs, sensory disorders and challenges, autism and autism spectrum, syndromes, high fear, social anxieties, multiple dental needs, failure to thrive due to tongue or lip tie, and dental surgery needs under general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient setting.

    When he’s not taking care of “his kids,” Dr. Foley enjoys being a dad to his three sons, and all things outdoors-y and athletic.

    Click here to hear the Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry's Mission with Dr. Michael Foley.
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    Dr. David McCloe

    Dr. David McCloe is a board certified pediatric dentist. He grew up in Clarence then graduated from University at Buffalo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003. After working as an engineer for several years he decided to pursue dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2015 from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Throughout dental school Dr. McCloe volunteered at the Good Neighbors health clinic and went on mission trips to Tennessee and the Dominican Republic. Following dental school Dr. McCloe completed his 2 year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. He then returned to Buffalo where he practiced pediatric dentistry and instructed dental students and residents in pediatric dentistry at the University at Buffalo.

    Dr. McCloe maintains membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and several other dental organizations. He also has clinical privileges at Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

    Dr. McCloe’s philosophy is to treat each child like his own and he prides himself on delivering the most comfortable and healthiest treatment for every patient. Dr. McCloe resides in Amherst with his wife Deepali, daughter Laila, and two dogs, Simmons and Yogi. He loves all sports, especially football (Go Bills!), basketball and fishing. He enjoys all varieties of music and trying new foods and most of all loves spending time with his family.

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    Dr. Edwin Jauch

    Dr. Edwin Jauch (also known as Dr. J) is an orthodontic specialist with over 20 years experience and past president of the Eighth District Orthodontic Academy and Greater Buffalo Association of Orthodontists. He has 3 kids of his own and lives in Orchard Park with his family. Dr. J enjoys fishing, camping, skiing and hiking with his family. A big believer in giving back to his community, he's active in many community organizations. We can't wait for you to meet him!

    Dr. Andy and Dr. J are working together, reviewing cases and will be familiar with each and every one of you when you meet with them.

    Anything else you’d like your patients to know about you? Married- wife: Heide, 3 children (Emma, Mae, & Nicholas) and Samoyed dog named Blue. I enjoy fishing, camping and vacationing in Siesta Key with my family. I also enjoy trying to teach my son the game of golf.

    What made you want to be an orthodontist? I come from a long line of dentists starting with my grandfather who graduated from UB in 1928. I always had a great respect for how dentists helped their patients on such a personal level and formed bonds with families that last a lifetime. I still have people who recognize my last name tell me great stories about my grandfather.

    What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or Sunday afternoon? As like most families, I spend most weekends watching my kids sporting events. It's usually a mixture of basketball, soccer, volleyball or crew depending on the time of year. Despite all the running around, we still try to get as many of our family members together for Sunday dinner. When the first Saturday in May comes around, you will likely find me walleye fishing on Oneida Lake.

    What’s 1 thing you’d take with you on a deserted island? My Boy Scouts pocket knife

    Favorite breakfast? dessert? My favorite breakfast is crepes with whip cream and strawberries.

    There aren't many desserts I don't like but I am partial to chocolate ice cream.

    Favorite sport team?  Being born and raised in Buffalo means the Bills and Sabres are always on top my list but now that my daughter will be rowing at Marist College in the fall, I will include the Red Foxes on my list of favorite teams.

    As far as the Stanley Cup goes, If the St. Louis Blues can do it then why not our Sabres.

    What’s your favorite all time movie and why? There are too many, but it's especially hard to pull away from a good Clint Eastwood flick.

    Best childhood memory? My aunt and uncle's farm in Darien. Riding horses, playing in the barns and sleeping out under the stars.

    Favorite color? I consider red, white and blue my favorite color(s).

    Did you wear braces as a kid? What was that like? I certainly did and although I didn't like it at the time I will always be grateful for doing it. And by the way, I still wear my retainers

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    Dr. Andrew MacDonald

    Dr. Andrew MacDonald, who also likes to be called Dr. Andy, is our new leading Orthodontist here at Winning Smiles. After arriving to the WNY area in 1981, he decided to stay and pursue his career in dentistry due to friends he had made and quality of life here in Buffalo. He has had the privilege of caring for patients in the Northtowns for more than 25 years and is excited to start practicing in the Southtowns!

    In 1985 he graduated with honors from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. He went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1989. After graduating from Dental School he practiced general dentistry part time while attending the postgraduate program in Orthodontics at SUNY at Buffalo from 1989-1991. He then started his own practice in Tonawanda and Clarence.

    Service to the community is an important part of his life. Besides serving in leadership positions in organized dentistry, he is a charter member of the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club which has afforded him in the opportunity to support local charities and give back. Dr. Andy has also coached House Soccer in Amherst for several years.

    Outside of the office he enjoys family time, traveling and outdoor activities like hiking, biking and skiing with his wife and two children. It is important to him to provide a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere while providing his patients with an improved smile and better oral health.

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    Dr. Sara Kunkes

    Dr. Sara Kunkes received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University College of Dentistry and completed her dental residency at Mount Sinai Hospital.

    A skilled General Dentist with over 25 years experience,  she continuously seeks out training and professional development  opportunities  to allow her to remain at the top of her field.  Her areas of expertise include general and restorative dentistry, family and cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration.   In addition, Dr. Kunkes is particularly known for her attention to detail and pleasing cosmetic outcomes, as well as for delivering natural looking, comfortable removable partials and dentures.

    Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Kunkes believes in creating lasting relationships with her patients based on open communication and trust.  She listens to patient concerns and patiently answers all questions.

    When not treating patients, you can find her in her kitchen whipping up new recipes for friends and family,  Zumba dancing,  Pilates, and meditation.    She especially enjoys  cuddling with her adopted puppy, Ned, a Beagle/Red Coonhound mix.   Dr. Kunkes will be treating patients at our Buffalo Linwood Avenue location.

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    Dr. Michael Foley

    “There’s nothing more satisfying and worthwhile to me than having the ability to care for a child.”

    Dr. Michael Foley has been a Doctor of Dental Surgery since 1998. He has advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry through Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Foley is also board certified in Pediatric Dentistry.

    Staying at the forefront of pediatric dentistry is a high priority for Dr. Foley. He attends numerous continuing education courses, which enable him to offer patients the latest advancements in pediatric dentistry.

    Along with continuing education, Dr. Foley feels strongly about involvement in his career field. He is active in many establishments, such as those below:

    • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • National Society of Dentistry for Children
    • Western New York Society of Pediatric Dentists
    • American Academy of Laser Dentistry
    • O’Shei Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
    • 8th District Dental Society
    • Erie County Dental Society

    Dr. Foley’s interest and expertise is taking “Special Care of Special Smiles,” including children with: special needs, sensory disorders and challenges, autism and autism spectrum, syndromes, high fear, social anxieties, multiple dental needs, failure to thrive due to tongue or lip tie, and dental surgery needs under general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient setting.

    When he’s not taking care of “his kids,” Dr. Foley enjoys being a dad to his three sons, and all things outdoors-y and athletic.

    Click here to hear the Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry's Mission with Dr. Michael Foley.
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    Dr. David McCloe

    Dr. David McCloe is a board certified pediatric dentist. He grew up in Clarence then graduated from University at Buffalo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003. After working as an engineer for several years he decided to pursue dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2015 from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Throughout dental school Dr. McCloe volunteered at the Good Neighbors health clinic and went on mission trips to Tennessee and the Dominican Republic. Following dental school Dr. McCloe completed his 2 year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. He then returned to Buffalo where he practiced pediatric dentistry and instructed dental students and residents in pediatric dentistry at the University at Buffalo.

    Dr. McCloe maintains membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and several other dental organizations. He also has clinical privileges at Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

    Dr. McCloe’s philosophy is to treat each child like his own and he prides himself on delivering the most comfortable and healthiest treatment for every patient. Dr. McCloe resides in Amherst with his wife Deepali, daughter Laila, and two dogs, Simmons and Yogi. He loves all sports, especially football (Go Bills!), basketball and fishing. He enjoys all varieties of music and trying new foods and most of all loves spending time with his family.

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    Dr. Edwin Jauch

    Dr. Edwin Jauch (also known as Dr. J) is an orthodontic specialist with over 20 years experience and past president of the Eighth District Orthodontic Academy and Greater Buffalo Association of Orthodontists. He has 3 kids of his own and lives in Orchard Park with his family. Dr. J enjoys fishing, camping, skiing and hiking with his family. A big believer in giving back to his community, he's active in many community organizations. We can't wait for you to meet him!

    Dr. Andy and Dr. J are working together, reviewing cases and will be familiar with each and every one of you when you meet with them.

    Anything else you’d like your patients to know about you? Married- wife: Heide, 3 children (Emma, Mae, & Nicholas) and Samoyed dog named Blue. I enjoy fishing, camping and vacationing in Siesta Key with my family. I also enjoy trying to teach my son the game of golf.

    What made you want to be an orthodontist? I come from a long line of dentists starting with my grandfather who graduated from UB in 1928. I always had a great respect for how dentists helped their patients on such a personal level and formed bonds with families that last a lifetime. I still have people who recognize my last name tell me great stories about my grandfather.

    What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or Sunday afternoon? As like most families, I spend most weekends watching my kids sporting events. It's usually a mixture of basketball, soccer, volleyball or crew depending on the time of year. Despite all the running around, we still try to get as many of our family members together for Sunday dinner. When the first Saturday in May comes around, you will likely find me walleye fishing on Oneida Lake.

    What’s 1 thing you’d take with you on a deserted island? My Boy Scouts pocket knife

    Favorite breakfast? dessert? My favorite breakfast is crepes with whip cream and strawberries.

    There aren't many desserts I don't like but I am partial to chocolate ice cream.

    Favorite sport team?  Being born and raised in Buffalo means the Bills and Sabres are always on top my list but now that my daughter will be rowing at Marist College in the fall, I will include the Red Foxes on my list of favorite teams.

    As far as the Stanley Cup goes, If the St. Louis Blues can do it then why not our Sabres.

    What’s your favorite all time movie and why? There are too many, but it's especially hard to pull away from a good Clint Eastwood flick.

    Best childhood memory? My aunt and uncle's farm in Darien. Riding horses, playing in the barns and sleeping out under the stars.

    Favorite color? I consider red, white and blue my favorite color(s).

    Did you wear braces as a kid? What was that like? I certainly did and although I didn't like it at the time I will always be grateful for doing it. And by the way, I still wear my retainers

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    Dr. Bethany Mattina-Chmiel

    The latest techniques and technology are as important to our patients as a gentle, professional and comfortable visit- that’s my goal for each and every patient.”

    Dr. Bethany Mattina- Chmiel achieved her BS in Biology at SUNY, Geneseo. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery at UB School of Dental Medicine. Post-Doctoral Training came next, which she attended Roswell Park General Practice Residency Program to attain.

    In addition to education, Dr. Mattina-Chmiel feels it is necessary to stay active in the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry and 8th District Dental Society. 

    She enjoys helping people take care of their smiles in her native community of Orchard Park.   Focusing on Family and General Dentistry, she is especially gifted in creating beautiful and well- fitting dentures, crowns and bridges, while utilizing the latest technologies like digital “goop-less” impressions.   Dr. Bethany approaches each day with a positive and cheery attitude, understanding most people are anxious going to the dentist, and doing whatever she can to make her patients’ experiences comfortable and efficient.  In her spare time, Dr. Bethany is an avid baker, and likes spending time with her family, and her two dogs, Cooper and Rocky.

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    Dr. Michael Ehlers

    “Dentistry allows me to help people using both my creative and scientific skills. It’s very rewarding putting a smile on my patient’s face, literally.” - Dr. Ehlers

    Dr. Michael Ehlers attended UB School  of Dental Medicine, where he earned the title Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is also involved in Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association.

    An accomplished dentist and local dental leader and mentor, Dr. Ehlers brings over 35 years of experience to dentistry.  His areas of expertise include general dentistry, complex dental issues, restorative and prosthetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation and oral surgery. A true diehard Buffalo Bills fan, he’s held season tickets for more than 30 years.

    Look forward to going to the dentist again.

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