Lancaster Dental Associates, PC
At Lancaster Dental Associates, we believe there is more to being a great dentist than just having a medical degree. Our doctors take pride in providing dental services for your entire family in a gentle and caring way.
Dr. Charles A. Marchetta grew up in the Buffalo area. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1974 he received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1979. He completed a General Practice Residency program at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany, New York in 1980. Professionally Dr. Marchetta has served on councils of the Eighth District Dental Society since 1982. He is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, Erie County Dental Society, Eighth District Dental Society and UB Dental Alumni Association. Dr. Marchetta held several chairs in the Erie County Dental Society, becoming president in 2007. He was a Clinical Instructor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine from 1982 to 1999. He has served on the Board of the UB Dental Alumni Association since 1990, acting as President in 1995, and in 1997 was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Dentists (F.A.C.D.). Dr. Marchetta has been co-chairman of the Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting since 1991. Along with the other chairman, he has helped expand the meeting to be one of the top fifteen Dental Meetings in the Country. He has been on the executive council of the Eighth District Dental Society since 1985. He has served as chairman for a number of committees such as: Hospital Dentistry, Informatics, and Peer Review (for Erie County). In 2006 Dr. Marchetta was elected President of the Erie County Dental Society, having previously served as its Secretary and Vice President.
"To me, the greatest thing about being a dentist is the smile on a patient's face after I'm finished. Sometimes they think they just have to live with the smile they have and that's not always the way it has to be."
He presently holds positions on the Eighth District Service Corp. Board and is a member of the Notre Dame Alumni and a member in good standing with the American College of Dentists. Dr. Marchetta resides in Lancaster with his wife Janet. He has three children - Charles, Jonathan, and Christine. All children have graduated from universities and are pursuing their own careers.
Dr. Kevin M. Flanigan started working as a dentist in 1996 and joined Lancaster Dental Associates in 1997, becoming a co-owner of the practice in 2002. He is an alumnus of Nichols High School in Buffalo and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and a minor in Studio Arts. He received his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1996 then completed a General Practice Residency program at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo in 1997. Dr. Flanigan has been honored with an award from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and also received the Teledyne Excellence in Prosthetics Award while attending University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He continues to expand his patient treatment options with ongoing continuing education courses in Implant and Mini-implant placement, Soft Tissue Lasers in Dentistry, and Advanced Cerec CAD/CAM Training. This training allows him to treat patients effectively while incorporating the latest forms of Implant, Soft Tissue Laser and Cerec CAD/CAM technology for tooth restorations such as tooth colored onlays, crowns and veneers. In addition to general family dentistry, Dr. Flanigan takes pride in his work with patients who can benefit from cosmetic dentistry.
"I think there is a certain artistry to what we do. To know that we're helping patients be healthier is one thing. But to be part of putting a smile back on someone's face who thought they would never have the confidence to smile again – that's priceless."
Professionally he is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the 8th District Dental Society, the Erie County Dental Society and the UB Dental Alumni Association. Dr. Flanigan grew up in the village of Lancaster and currently resides in the Lancaster community with his wife Mary and two children, Jack and Camryn. He is the youngest of seven children and is proud to have the opportunity to work with family, friends and new patients from the surrounding communities.
Dr. Richard D. Medico is a native of Long Island. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2004. He completed a general practice residency program at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo New York, in June 2005. While at his residency he attended the international conference on oral cancer in Crete, Greece. The project involved using the most modern technology available to measure craniofacial implant integration. This was the first study of its kind.
"It's surprising how many people just don't realize the connection between oral health and overall health. At LDA, we provide education so patients will understand that taking care of their mouths and teeth helps take care of the rest of their body."
Professionally Dr. Medico is in good standing with the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Eighth District Dental Society, and U.B. Dental Alumni Association. He has completed advanced training in Laser Dentistry, Rotary Endodontics and CEREC restorations. Dr. Medico lives in Amherst with his wife Christina and three sons, Anthony, Michael and Christian.
Dr. Kevin S. Hrab was born in Buffalo and grew up in the City of Tonawanda. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. In 1987 he graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, achieving an additional minor degree in fixed prosthodontics with his doctorate degree.
"I'm proud of the fact that all of the doctors here at Lancaster Dental Associates strive to be in the forefront of our profession. As a practice, we have invested in the latest technology and education for ourselves so our patients receive the best treatment possible."
He then completed a residency program at Erie County Medical Center. In 1988 he purchased a solo dental practice in Buffalo, adding a second location in Williamsville in 1991. He then sold both offices in 2003. After some time off, he started his affiliation with Lancaster Dental Associates in 2004. He resides in East Amherst, is an avid bicyclist and hunter, and enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities.