Dr. Michael S. Dick received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York State University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 1984. Prior to studying at Dental School, he attended Canisius College and graduated class of 1980. Dr. Dick has been practicing for over 25 years. Dr. Dick resides with his wife in the town of Royalton and has two grown children. He enjoyed being a boy scout leader for many years and is an avid outdoorsman.
Dr. Gregory P. Potempa received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York State University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 1993. He has an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University class of 1988, where he swam and played tennis at the collegiate level. He is a graduate of Lockport High School class of 1984. Dr. Potempa has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. He currently resides in Lockport with his wife of 21 years, his three children and his Labrador retriever named Bear. Dr. Potempa is a sports enthusiast and enjoys watching his children play volleyball, soccer, and crew. He is an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan and also enjoys playing an occasional game of tennis. Dr. Potempa has done dental missionary work in Haiti and hopes to one day retire and follow in his father's footsteps doing dentistry in the mission field once again.
Dr. Jihane M. Riad received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York State University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 2002. Prior to studying at Dental School, she attended Utica College of Syracuse University and graduated class of'1999. Dr. Riad has been practicing dentistry for over 14 years. She resides with her husband and their four children in East Amherst. In addition to golfing, playing tennis and traveling with the family, Dr. Riad enjoys cheering for the Sabres and the Bills.
Dr. Canallatos will be starting with us on June 26, 2018. She is a Buffalo native and went to UB for Dental School. She completed her Prosthodontic residency at West Virginia University with her husband, who is in the same field! She is so excited to be moving back to Buffalo from Los Angeles, and finally settle down in Buffalo, which she believes is the best city in the world!
Dr. Canallatos specializes in difficult restoration cases, implants and more. As a UB Dental School Graduate we are proud to have Dr. Canallatos as a vital part of our DPR Dental team.
Among others, her favorite types of treatment include treatment planning complex cases, placing and restoring implant cases, and dentures. She also has a strong passion for treating cleft lip & palate patients, since she is one herself. She has a blog online called 'The Cleft Dentist' that provides information for these patients going through difficult treatment.
Her hobbies include reading, trying out new workout classes, and finding
Dr. Megan E. Messer received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York State University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine in 2017. She completed a one-year post-graduate residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the Arizona School of Oral Health and Dentistry in Mesa, Arizona from 2017-2018.
She is native to the area, growing up in Niagara County and receiving her bachelors in Biochemistry from Niagara University in 2012. In her free time, Dr. Messer loves spending time with her family, camping, running, reading novels, figure skating, and supporting the Buffalo Bills. We are excited to welcome Dr. Messer to our dental family and introduce her to the community.
Our dental practice has been proudly providing dental services to the community for over 30 years. Thanks to our continued patients' trust and confidence, we have recently built and moved to our new state-of-the-art office on Snyder Drive. Since the start of our dental career, Drs. Dick, Potempa and Riad and their staff have kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that their patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.
Drs. Dick, Potempa and Riad are members of the following organizations,
American Dental Society (ADA)
New York State Dental Society (NYSDA)
Eight District Dental Society
Lockport Dental Society