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We are a team of highly trained, compassionate, licensed dental professionals who look forward to welcoming you into our dental family. Our office is located in the heart of Lewiston, Maine, an old Franco-American mill town. We are conveniently positioned on a major artery (Route 126) and the building we’re in was once Friendly’s restaurant. We don’t serve up ice cream, but we do serve up smiles! (Read more about our move to 471 Sabattus Street.)
We’re very fortunate to be surrounded by such a diverse group of local business professionals, educational institutions, and cultural venues. We often stroll the Bates College campus and Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary when we want to get out of the office and take a walk during lunch in the warmer months!
Our goal is to listen, educate and help every one of our patients, regardless of their oral condition and income level, to achieve and maintain a healthy, stable mouth as well as a smile to be proud of.
You can also watch this video to get to know us a bit more, and be sure to check out our blog, too.
In a society that is becoming increasingly homogenized and corporate, our office strives to build a relationship with every single person who sits in one of our chairs. Give us a call at (207) 782-5308 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Drews is a Michigan native and played College Football (go Spartans!) while he obtained an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University (which has actually proven to be very relevant as a dentist). He worked in the automotive industry for four years, before going on to obtain a Doctoral degree in Dentistry from the University of Michigan (go Wolverines!).Read More»
Dr. Lake is a life long New Englander. She matriculated from the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine in 2008 and has been practicing dentistry in her home state of Maine ever since. She is actively involved in her profession and currently serves on the Maine Dental Association’s Executive Board, and has been the Chair for the Council on Government Relations since 2014, the responsibilities of which include providing testimony to legislators at both the local and national level. She is also an avid consumer of continuing education.Read More»
Shawnee is another one of our few, non-native Mainers, although she did transplant from Massachusetts as a teenager, so she is 100% New Englander (she even likes Winter…and snow blowing). She has been working in the medical field since 2006 and was drawn to it the way many people are – because she was surrounded by family members who also made it their career. Given her insane talent for organization (she has three children), it’s no wonder that keeping tabs on two dentists, three hygienists, patients consistently checking in (and out) and answering a constantly ringing phone, is a piece of cake for her. She admits that if she wasn’t doing what she was doing, she would have gone to law school. We may have to start televising monthly debates between her and Dr. Drews! Unlike some of her co-workers, Shawnee is not fearful of the dentist, in fact there’s […]Read More»
Emilie is our director of first impressions and is the friendly face who greets you when you walk through the door. Any help that you could possibly need with appointments, account information, or games on the I-Pad in our waiting room are all in her domain of expertise. Her most important role (at least for our younger patients) is ‘keeper of the quarters’ – so if you did a good job during your appointment, she has the authority to award quarters for the gumball machine. She’s also trained as a dental assistant, so don’t be surprised if you happen to see her smiling down at you, chairside. Originally from the Turner area, Emilie is a 100% hometown girl of central Maine. However, she admits to preferring the coast, taking her camera to a quiet, rocky shore during the summer. As far as the long, Maine winter snow goes, her only […]Read More»
Renee is another homegrown Mainer, and graduate of Edward Little High School. Her journey to working in the dental field was sparked as a teenager, when she came out of braces, because it changed her smile (and her life). She completed Dental Assisting school that same year and hasn’t looked back. She acknowledges the appeal of working in dentistry is also the more social hours, i.e. no nights, weekends or holidays (those are for playing!).Read More»
Jodi is in the small minority of non-Mainers in our office. She’s originally from Connecticut, but her heart has always been in Vacationland, because she grew up spending summers at the family camp up north. She graduated from the University of New England in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene and hasn’t looked back. Post-grad she went back to the University to teach as a clinical instructor, started working part time as a hygienist, and even moonlighted as a dental assistant, giving her a deeper understanding about restorative treatment.Read More»
Chelsea is as ‘Maine” as lobster and L.L. Bean. She graduated from Lewiston High School and initially started her career working in childcare. However, she had multiple family members who were in the dental field and they encouraged her to take classes in assisting. She never looked back and has now been working in dentistry since 2008. One of the things that she enjoys about working in a general dental office is getting to build relationships with patients – it’s not just about how often you floss or if there’s a cavity – which also explains why Chelsea likes working with children and older patients. Her favorite dental procedures are anterior fillings (a.k.a. the front ‘smile teeth’), because it’s instant gratification for her to see a patient feel 100% more confident about themselves when they leave the office. Chelsea has two little ones, so there’s no such thing as ‘down […]Read More»
Kayla is a several-generations-back Lewistonian, so you could actually be related to her, or know someone that is. She is a graduate of the Dental Careers Institute and started working in dentistry in 2011, where she gained extensive clinical and administrative experience. She is a Dental Assistant, with a special interest in Endodontics and assists both Dr. Drews and Dr. Lake. Her clinical background also makes Kayla an excellent point person to help patients with scheduling, treatment planning, and coordinating dental benefits as well as providing patients with esthetic consultations and chairside whitening. A true Mainer, Kayla ice fishes, can shoot a rifle and owns six pairs of L.L. Bean boots. And while she has a 7-lb chihuahua and a 55-lb golden chow mix at home, she admits to being fascinated with bigger and ‘bitey-er’ things, which is why shark cage diving is at the top of her bucket list.Read More»
Victoria is a purebread Mainer, charting a loop from Gray, New Gloucester, Yarmouth and now Lewiston. She did detour to Berkley, California for a brief interlude to obtain her certificate to become a personal trainer (morning huddles may be replaced by lunchtime boot camp in the parking lot), however since returning to ‘Vacationland’ she has acquired significant administrative experience working in both the hospital and university systems, at Mid Coast Hospital and Bowdoin College respectively.Read More»
Diane has been a Minot-Lewiston-Wales, Maine native all of her life- although she does admit to wanting to become a “snow bird”. She has worked in the dental field since 1999, but can easily relate to patients because she is not a fan of going to the dentist herself. In the office, Diane helps you to understand dental benefits and eligibility, review treatment plans, and determine coverage and payment options.Read More»
Matt was born and raised in Auburn, Maine, but has travelled to West Virginia, the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri and Nebraska touring with his band “The Young Lungs.
However, until they are picked up by a major record label, Matt has been pursuing a more stable career in the dental field since 2009.
Karey is a Lewiston local, and a graduate from the University of Maine, Orono and has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1997. She is certified in the administration of local anaesthetic and the application of protective sealants. Karey has a great, laid-back personality and her infectious laugh is immediately recognizable from any room in the office.Read More»