MEET THE Team

At Perio Health Partners, we’re all about giving you back your best smile through the periodontal or dental implant solution that’s ideal for you. We take the time to listen closely and interact with you to provide superior, individualized care.

Everything we do at Perio Health Partners is about making you comfortable and providing state-of-the-art, professional restorative dentistry in a stress-free environment.

MARY ANN LESTER, D.M.D

Dr. Lester is a Periodontist and Implant Surgeon with over 25 years of expertise in esthetic and functional reconstruction of single implant/tooth replacement to multiple implants and full mouth reconstructive surgery. Periodontal surgery including treatment of periodontal disease requiring regeneration of lost soft tissue and bone using a number of current biologic technologies including enamel matrix protein (Emdogain) and Amniogenix-MTM (amniotic stem cells). Periodontal plastic surgery and non-surgical periodontal treatment. Severe periodontal infections may be treated with a combination therapy utilizing DNA analysis and culture and sensitivity to determine appropriate anti-microbial and chemotherapeutic medications. This may allow for non-surgical periodontal treatment. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Lester received her B.S. in Biology/Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey in 1984, Magna Cum Laude. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School, Hackensack, New Jersey in 1988 with Honors.

Named Curasan’s “Most Interesting Person in Dentistry”

From 1988-89 Dr. Lester received advanced training (including IV sedation, general anesthesia, advanced CPR and dental implants) at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Dental GPR Hospital Residency.

From 1988-1990 Dr. Lester also maintained a private restorative dental practice in Northern New Jersey. She attended Emory University’s Periodontology program in Atlanta, Georgia from 1990-1991, with concurrent studies at the Center’s for Disease Control (CDC) and coursework in a Masters of Public Health.

EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • University based training in Implant and Periodontal Surgery, 1991-1994, EDC.
  • National Institute of Dental Research Fellowship (NIDR) to attend Eastman Dental Center (EDC), for studies in Periodontology and Implant surgery, 1991-1994.
  • Principal investigator in a multi-center long-term clinical trial involving implant surgery for a nationally recognized implant company, co-investigator on clinical research utilizing amniotic stem cells in stimulating bone and tissue growth in periodontal and dental implant applications.
  • Participant in extensive clinical research at the Eastman Dental Center and the University of Rochester, 1991-1994.
  • Published peer reviewed scientific articles on Aggressive Periodontitis in Adolescent and Adult patients.
    Extensive lecturing, both nationally and internationally on Periodontology and Implant surgery, 1991-present.
  • Involved in the development and evaluation of a new implant planning software for implant diagnostics and virtual treatment planning utilizing CT scan technology, along with other founder of Perio Health Partners.
    Clinical Faculty, Periodontology and Implant Surgical department at the University of Rochester and Eastman Dental Center, 1995-present.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Lester is married to Randall Strausser, a local entrepreneur. Her passions are tennis, paddle tennis, rescuing stray animals and is a fundraiser for SIS to help breast cancer patients with financial support. She is a breast cancer survivor and “thriver” of 12 years.

SURGICAL ASSISTANTS

Sarah Surgical Assistant

AMY HURD

SURGICAL COORDINATOR

Natasa Treatment Coordinator

NATASA

PATIENT SERVICE THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS AND MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE

At Perio Health Partners, we’re all about giving you back your best smile through the periodontal or dental implant solution that’s ideal for you. We take the time to listen closely and interact with you to provide superior, individualized care.

Everything we do at Perio Health Partners is about making you comfortable and providing state-of-the-art, professional restorative dentistry in a stress-free environment.

Our experienced and well-trained staff will greet you with a smile, intelligently answer your questions about treatment, scheduling, finances and insurance coverage, and make you completely comfortable. They’re personable, caring and levelheaded.

  • Focused on our philosophy of always putting you, the patient, first – and making your experience a positive one throughout your time with us.
  • Your direct contact for specific questions on surgical and implant treatment coordination – our staff knows you need informed answers and provide them promptly

PERIODONTAL HYGIENISTS

Claudia Periodontal Hygienist

CLAUDIA

Alessio Periodontal Hygienist

ALESSIO

TREATMENTS TO MAINTAIN YOUR NEW, IMPROVED SMILE

Our periodontal hygienists have received extensive educational training, along with additional, specific training by the doctors here at Perio Health Partners. They’re friendly, open, and sensitive to your needs and ready to answer any and all questions.

  • Comfortable, ongoing care – hygienists perform periodic periodontal cleanings
  • Expert oral hygiene guidance – instruction and education to patients on effective self care
  • Licensed in local anesthesia – and all attend frequent continuing education courses
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1815 S. Clinton Ave.
Building 500, Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14618
585-376-5300
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