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The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience. Each member of our team has the ability to assist you at any of our four convenient locations.

Robert J. LaCarrubba, DDS

  • American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry

  • Dental Society of The State of New York

  • Niagara County Dental Society

  • 8th District Dental Society

  • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Certificate of Merit

 

Dr. LaCarrubba, a native of Long Island, New York, graduated from SUNY at Cortland in 1992. He attended New York University College of Dentistry and later received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 1996. He completed his residency at Millard Fillmore Hospital in 1997. He has completed postgraduate training in computer assisted dentistry and Invisalign technology, with emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. He has practiced dentistry in the Western New York area since 2000. Dr. LaCarrubba's interests include investing in the stock market and Fantasy Sports Leagues. Dr. LaCarrubba is happily married and has three sons.

 


Dr. Mark Donahue, DDS

Dr. Mark Donahue was born and raised in Ilion, NY.  He attended St. Lawrence University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Biology.  Upon graduation he attended Dental School at the University at Buffalo and graduated in 2003.  After dental school, Dr. Donahue completed a residency program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Buffalo.  Since 2004, Dr. Donahue has been in practice with Elite Dental.  Dr. Donahue, his wife Mary, and their children, Kayleigh, Elinor, Shawn, and Meagan reside in Tonawanda.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS

Dr. Dolgos graduated from UB Dental School in 1996, and served 3 years in the Air Force Dental Corps.  He completed the continuum at the prestigious Pankey Institute, and has earned Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry.  He was a clinical instructor at University at Buffalo Dental School from 2003-2007.  In 2006, he began treating gum disease using a surgical laser procedure known as LANAP – Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.  He has since become a certified instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry and teaches other dentists about this procedure. 

Dr. Dolgos, his wife Amy, and their four children live in Lancaster.

 

Dr. Katy Coster Burgler, DDS

Dr. Coster Burgler, a native of Buffalo, NY, graduated from Siena College in 1999.  She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 2004.  She completed a general practice residency at Erie County Medical Center in 2005, and has since practiced in Western New York.  She is a member of American Dental Association, 8th District Dental Society, and New York State Dental Association.  Dr. Coster Burgler married Chris Burgler in July 2010.  Her interests include music and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Dr. Jason Creps, DDS

Dr. Creps, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from Penn State Erie the Behrend College (Erie, PA).  In 2005 he attended State University of New York at Buffalo college of Dentistry and graduated in 2009 with his Degree Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  He attended the State University of Upstate New York for his General Practice Residency after dental school.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity, Dental Society of the State of NY, and the 8th District Dental Society.  Dr. Creps has interest in physical fitness, community service, and cooking.  Dr. Creps was married October 9, 2010, and lives in Williamsville, NY with his wife and their new puppy, Rooney.  Dr Creps’ wife will be completing her Residency at the University at Buffalo Dental School.

 

Dr. Ryan Maine, DDS

Dr. Ryan Maine was born and raised in Gouverneur, NY.  He moved to Buffalo in 1999 to attend D’Youville College where he received his B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  He then spent a year working in a research lab experimenting with bio adhesives.  In 2008 he graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  In 2009 he completed his post graduate training program at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.  Soon after he returned to Buffalo and began working with Dr. LaCarrubba and Quality Care Dentistry.  In his free time he enjoys rooting for both the Sabres and Bills.  He is also one of two team dentists for the Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse team since 2010.

 

Dr. Courtney McLean, DDS

Dr. Courtney was born and raised in Webster, NY.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University.  Continuing with her education, she graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University at Buffalo’s school of Dental Medicine in 2001.  In the fall of 2002 she met Dr. Robert LaCarrubba and was delighted to join his practice.  Dr. Courtney is happily married to her husband Eddie for ten years and has been blessed with two beautiful and healthy children.  In her spare time she enjoys music, walking her dog Smurf and learning astronomy at the planetarium.

 

Dr. Gene Sibick, DDS

Dr. Sibick grew up in Vestal, New York.  He received his B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Scranton.  Upon graduation from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, in 1984, he served as Dental Officer with the U.S. Navy until 1987.  After his discharge from the Navy, he has been in private practice in Williamsville and continues to serve in the Navy Reserve.  In 2009, Dr. Sibick merged his practice with that of Dr. Robert LaCarrubba.  He has numerous continuing education credits and is certified in sedation.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and the Erie County Dental Association of which is a past President.  He is married to former Carol Cicatello and together they have four sons.

 

Dr. Nikki Chang, DDS

Dr. Nikki Chang has been with Quality Care Dentistry since 2009.  In 2003, she graduated Cum Laude from State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science and a minor in Philosophy.  In 2007, she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry.  During her time at New York University, she participated as a teaching assistant to her fellow classmates and also spent a semester in the honors aesthetic program.  She completed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center in 2008.  In practice, she believes in listening to patients’ concerns and to provide patients with the knowledge on how to achieve their expectations.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, cooking and snowboarding.

 

Dr. Alan Weiner,  DDS

Dr. Weiner received a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University.  He then graduated from New York University College of Dentistry.  Dr. Weiner spent 18 months at Tel-Hashomer Hospital in Israel for his residency in Oral Surgery.  He has over 35 years of general dentistry experience, completed two years of courses for Dental Implants and has continued through on going education courses his interest in cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Weiner is a member of both Erie County and NY State Dental societies, and lives with his family in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

 


Dr. Greg Hudecki, DDS

Dr. Greg Hudecki graduated from Niagara University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1972 from SUNY at Buffalo.  After graduating Dr. Hudecki joined the United States Army and was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C., Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, Texas), and Ft. Devens, Massachusetts.  He is a member of several professional societies, including: American Dental Association, 8th District Dental Society, New York State Dental Society, Apollonia Dental Guild, Erie County Dental Society, American Endodontics Society, and the American Society of Cosmetic Dentistry.  Dr. Hudecki is the Niagara University Alumni Association National President and participates in several community and civic activities.  He has been the Team Dentist for the Buffalo Bills since 1991.  Dr. Hudecki lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife JoAnne.

 

Dr. Pedro Alvarez

Dr. Alvarez is from the small upstate town of Lisbon, NY.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Siena College in 2006 and graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2010. He then completed a general practice residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 2011. After residency he practiced in New Bedford, MA for two years before his love for Buffalo brought him back. He is a member of the American Dental Association, 8th District Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has provided volunteer dental treatment in rural areas of Vietnam and for Remote Area Medical volunteer corps in Tennessee. Dr. Alvarez enjoys running, sailing, and spending time outdoors.

 

Donna Bitka D.D.S. 

Dr. Bitka, a native of WNY, graduated Canisius College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and obtained her D.D.S. degree from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1980.  Upon graduation, she completed a General Practice Residency program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Buffalo.  Dr. Bitka has been in private practice since 1983 along with her husband Dr. Charles Travagliato in Hamburg, the community in which they reside.  Professionally, she is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and the Eighth District Dental Society.  Dr. Bitka is the proud parent of 2 grown children who also chose health care careers.  Her hobbies and interests include reading, travel and needle work crafts.

 

Charles S. Travagliato, D.D.S. 

Dr. Charles Travagliato, a native of New York City graduated from Manhattan College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicaine obraining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1980.  Upon graduation he completed a one year General Practice Residency program at the Erie County Medical Center.  He has completed over 1400 hours of continuing education and is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute. 

Dr. Travagliato is married to Dr. Donna Bitka his partner in private dental practice for over 30 years.  They presently reside in Hamburg.  They are very proud of their 2 children who have both chosen careers in healthcare.  Their daughter is a pharmacist and their son is a dentist presently in training to be an orthodontist. 

Dr. Travagliato hobbies include reading, travel, Italian culture and language.  Professionally Dr. Travagliato is a member of American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Eighth District Dental Society (past president), Erie County Dental Society.    

 

Dr. Daniel C. Yustin 

Dr. Yustin graduated from Georgetown Dental School in 1989.  He received his training in tempomandibular joint dysfunction at Georgetown.  Dr. Yustin received his Master of Science and certificate of prosthodontics at the University of Texas in 1993. Dr. Yustin resides in Amherst with his wife and three sons. 

 

Dr. Robert Herzog 

Dr. Herzog graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 1969. While serving two years in the United States Air Force Dental corps he received the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.  He earned Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon.  Dr. Herzog was a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Oral Medicine for many years and is past president of the Eighth District Dental Society. Dr. Herzog was a member of NYSDA  Board of Governors for six years and is the current Peer Assistance Coordinator and chair of the Committee on Chemical Dependency.  Dr. Herzog also serves with the ADA Well Being Task Force for the Council on Dental Practice and is their Addiction Council.  He has publicized and lectures across the country on the disease of addiction in our profession and is a certified professional interventionist.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Dental Hygiene Dept. of Erie Community College.  Dr. Herzog is on the Board of Directors of Alcohol and Drug Dependencies of WNY Inc. and works closely with all Health Care Professionals.  Member of the Association of Interventional Specialist.  He also acts as Athletic Team Dentist for Canisius College. Has an interest in physical fitness and is a member of his college Athletic Hall Of Fame.  Dr. Herzog resides in Williamsville, with his wife Susan and has three children and four grandchildren.

 

Dr. Michelle Mai 

Dr. Michelle Mai was born in mainland China and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was 17 years old.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Health Management as well as earning a Dental Hygiene certificate.  Dr. Mai’s passion in dentistry and oral health lead her to attend dental school.  She graduated from University of Pittsburgh’s Dental School in 2010 and subsequently completed a year of residency in general dentistry with Kaleida Health Systems in Buffalo, NY.  Dr. Mai is a member of the New York State Dental Association and enjoys mentoring dental  students as a part time Clinical instructor at the University at Buffalo Dental School.  Dr. Mai resides in Amherst, with her husband and lovely twin daughters.