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.
After practicing for 39 years, I have decided to announce my retirement. My last day at Lancaster Dental Associates, P.C. will be Thursday, March 1, 2018.
It has been my singular honor to be your dentist. For many, I have treated you since starting the Lancaster practice in 1982. There are even a special few who were with me since my early years in Arcade, NY. And there are those whose loyalty and trust continued through three generations of your family. But whether old or new, each of you has become a valued friend and respected patient. It’s my devoted patients that I will miss the most.
Not only do I have wonderful patients but I’m proud to say that I work with a group of exceptionally talented, professional and knowledgeable people, both Staff and Doctors. I highly recommend that you continue your care at Lancaster Dental Associates with one of my colleagues.
I would also like to welcome Dr. Carl Embury to our practice. He is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo Dental School of Medicine where I knew him as a student. He has been practicing at other office for the past few years but he feels he has found his permanent place here at Lancaster Dental Associates. He has a strong passion for dentistry and he understands the importance of treating the patient as whole.
I have confidence Dr. Flanigan, Dr. Medico, Dr. Embury and Dr. Hrab will continue to provide high quality dentistry and maintain the core value this practice has established over the years. It has been a great pleasure meeting and caring for you throughout the years. I sincerely appreciate your friendship and loyalty. I wish you good health and all the best in the coming years.
Dr. Charles Marchetta, DDS
Lancaster Dental Associates, P.C.
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.
Dr. Carl M. Embury grew up an hour east of Buffalo in Perry, NY. He attended Alfred University where he played basketball and obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2009. After graduating, Dr. Embury went to SUNY Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2013. While a student, Dr. Embury was awarded the “Dr. Earle J. Kelsey Scholarship,” chosen by his peers as having "good moral character, good personal attributes, interest in the career chosen, consideration of others, ambition, previous involvement in the community and school and good academic standing." Completing his general practice residency in Syracuse at SUNY Upstate Hospital in 2014, Dr. Embury practiced briefly in Richmond, VA before moving back to the Buffalo area where he has been living and practicing ever since.
Professionally, Dr. Embury is heavily involved in the local and state dental societies and associations. He served as a delegate in the 2017 Annual House of Delegates meeting for the New York State Dental Association for the Eighth District (Buffalo), is a chairman for the Buffalo Niagara Dental meeting as part of the UB Dental Alumni Association Executive Council where he will serve as President-Elect starting in 2018. Also a member of the Erie County Dental Society, Dr. Embury currently serves as New Dentist Committee Chair and is on the New Dentist Committee of the Eighth District Dental Society as well.
Dr. Embury’s hobbies include golfing, skiing, basketball, American history, reading, movies, and spending time with his friends and family. He currently lives in Orchard Park with his wife Caitlin, daughter, Evelyn, and high maintenance Goldendoodle, Betty.
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.