(207) 782-5308
471 Sabattus Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Meet Your Team

Everyone who works here at Drews has undergone a tough selection process and all have significant experience in their areas of expertise. Most importantly, they have proven themselves to be caring people! We are an office full of people who enjoy what we do and enjoy working with each other, which creates a positive atmosphere that patients notice and appreciate. Our turnover is minimal, so you can expect to see the same friendly faces every time you visit.

Dental Assistant & Esthetic Coordinator
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Kayla

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.

Patient Care Coordinator
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Emilie

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 comment is, “I don’t like driving in it.” See? Ever the diplomat.

Office Coordinator
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Disa

Disa lived in South Africa, Namibia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and England prior to moving to the United States for graduate school. Having lived all over the world, she admits to being a little confused about where she is actually “from.”

She has ten years of experience working in social services and grew up with a father who is a dentist, so she’s super comfortable working with patients and actually likes the smell of a dental office.

Though she’s the office coordinator, you might even occasionally see her filling in chair side. She’s also our resident social media maven.

Insurance Coordinator
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Diane

Diane has been a Minot-Lewiston-Wales, Maine native all of her life, though she does admit to wanting to become a “snow bird.” She’s 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 understand dental benefits and eligibility, review treatment plans, and determine coverage and payment options.

Outside of the office, she’s a long-time motorcross mom and wife. When she’s not watching her family members kick up mud and dirt around the race track, she prefers more peaceful excursions out on her kayak or hiking the trails in the White Mountains – ask her about when she got lost up in Acadia!

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
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Matt

Matt was born and raised in Auburn, Maine, and is a graduate of Auburn High School (go Red Eddies!). Thanks to a family of dental professionals, Matt was exposed to dentistry from a young age, and he began pursuing it for his own career in 2009. Matt is a CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) and an EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant), he is also radiology certified and handles the massive task of clinical supplies inventory. Due to a natural creative talent and interest in building things, he was an obvious choice to manage our in house lab – where we design and fabricate crowns, abutments and bite splints using the latest digital milling technology. Given his natural talent with computers and technology, Matt is also our resident Mr. Fix-it whenever a computer, photocopier, or Keurig machine goes on the fritz.

Off the clock, a desire to work with his hands and make something from nothing is carried over into his personal life. After completing an apprenticeship, he now operates his own leather working business, specializing in wallets and gun holsters (which is more therapeutic than it is ‘work’). He also helps his father, who has a cabinetry business, during their busy season. “Relaxation” is spent watching his young son chase their two dogs, Frank and Luca, around for hugs.

Registered Dental Hygienist
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Karey

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 anesthetic 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. She cites the relaxed atmosphere and overall organization of Drews Dental as what makes it a great place to work. 

Karey enjoys some down-time in between dance recitals for her daughter, supporting her husband’s passion for acting at Community Little Theatre in Auburn, and experimenting with a gluten-free lifestyle, which fortunately doesn’t impact her interest in trying new wines!

Registered Dental Hygienist
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Mindy

Mindy is a native of Maine and a graduate of Westbrook College  She has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1994.  She is certified in the administration of local anaesthetic and the application of protective sealants.  Mindy likes working at our office because of the strong emphasis that is put on continuing education and professional development.

Off the clock, she keeps a frenetic pace between her daughters’ dance, track, soccer and gymnastics obligations and her own “try anything once” approach to life, most recently including; extreme couponing, rollerskating, past life regression, and one of those crazy obstacle adventure races that are becoming popular now.

Licensed Denturist
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Megan

A native Maine-ah, Megan spent a lot of time in dental offices as a teenager and has been working in the dental field since 2001, gaining a broad range of experience in general practice, endodontics, and denturism. Her original plan was to go to hygiene school, but in 2008 she graduated from Ontario’s George Brown College as a Licensed Denturist.

When assisting chair side, Megan finds root canals to be the most interesting procedure and loves watching the process of broken-down teeth transform into “something pretty” through crown and bridge work. Her favorite patients are ‘older’ ladies because they always have such a fun sense of humor.

Outside the office Megan spends her time running around after her 3 children (aka the monkeys) and the rest of her menagerie (including a dog, a cat, a ferret, and a snake). She actually enjoys Maine winters and used to spend her free time snowboarding at Sunday River or hitting the snowmobile trails.

Registered Dental Hygienist
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Angie

Angela graduated from the University of New England in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She brings with her many years of experience from working in dental offices in both Massachusetts and Maine. Growing up, Angie always wanted to be a dental hygienist. She loved going to the dentist as a little girl, mainly because her cousin was the hygienist, and she got to touch and play with all of the instruments.

Her favorite patients are the ones who are outgoing and looking to learn, because she also really enjoys doing patient education. A veteran of digital dentistry, her superpower is that she can take a Full Mouth Series x-ray in under 7 minutes.

When she’s not scaling, planing and educating chair side, Angie maintains a fast-paced social schedule, regardless of Maine’s weather. You’ll often find her training for and running marathons, following the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey schedule, and dragging her family out for epic 5 hour hikes through the woods.

Dentist & Business Owner
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Peter

Dr. Drews is a Michigan native, growing up in a small town outside of Detroit. He obtained his 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!).

He served as an officer in the United States Navy and was stationed in Chicago, San Diego, and Bahrain, in addition to doing a “cruise” as ‘Dental Doc’ on the U.S.S. Rushmore. He left the Navy in 2008, looking to establish a practice in New England, choosing Lewiston because it had a similar sort of feel to his home town, except with a closer drive to awesome ski resorts.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, past president of the Androscoggin Valley Dental Society, and is currently serving as Vice President of the Maine Dental Association. Learn More!

Dentist & Associate
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Kristie

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 most enjoys working on very young patients, or people who have had a lot of bad experiences and have significant dental anxiety. She has endless patience with patients because growing up she was very scared of going to the dentist.

Her favorite kinds of procedures are the ones that end with ‘feel good moments’ like restoring someone’s front teeth, addressing large, dark cavities at the gumline, or otherwise giving hope to someone who thinks their mouth is hopeless.

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. Learn More!

Dental Assistant (CDA)
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In Loving Memory of Julie L. Cormier, C.D.A.

September 11th, 1966 – September 12th, 2015

We would like to remember our dedicated dental assistant, treasured co-worker and friend. Julie’s career as a dental professional spanned 32 years.

Her caring, loyal and gentle personality will be missed by all. May the memories of her last a lifetime. Our sympathy goes out to all her friends and family.