Alejandra Fernandez, D.M.D., M.S. – Orthodontist

Dr. Alejandra Fernandez Zwerman, our Stellar orthodontist, is committed to providing quality care to her local community by creating aesthetically pleasing smiles. She is a firm believer in patient centered, evidenced based care, and she has enjoyed contributing her own research and volunteer services to the dental community.

Dr. Fernandez graduated with Honors from the University of Florida (UF), where she received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. While performing her undergraduate studies, she was a Florida Academic Scholar, President’s Academic Scholar, and Disney Scholar, and she was inducted to the Golden Key National Honor Society for outstanding scholarship and leadership. At UF she held the position of Volunteer Service Director for the Pre-professional Service Organization, where she coordinated more than 300 members to serve the community by organizing a variety of health-related volunteer opportunities.  She also received the Student leadership Award for her NIH (National Institute of Health) research and community service activities.

Dr. Fernandez went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  During her time there, she conducted investigative studies in collaboration with the Pain Research Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on evaluating the safety of using new dental local anesthetics for long acting purposes.  Dr. Fernandez was also actively involved in ASDA (the American Student Dental Association) at Harvard, where she participated in multiple community outreach programs such as Operation Mouthguard and Oral Cancer Screenings. She also served as ASDA Treasurer and as a Student Council member for her Harvard class.

Dr. Fernandez later moved to Puerto Rico to complete her specialty training at the University of Puerto Rico (ADA accredited), completing her Masters in Dental Sciences and a Certificate in Orthodontics. While at University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Fernandez continued to conduct and develop her investigative research skills.  Her weekly treatment of patients in the Craniofacial Cleft Lip and Palate clinic led to her interest in complex craniofacial abnormalities.  Her studies looked at the different types of craniosynostosis surgically treated at the University Pediatric Hospital. She evaluated their association with various potential risk factors, with the goal of heightening the awareness of the occurrence of those risk factors within the healthcare community.

Highly devoted to continually investing in her own education in order to provide patients with proven, successful results, Dr. Fernandez frequently attends lectures and conferences held by the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists.   She takes pride in providing customized orthodontic treatment care to each and every patient.

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Margo Wade McCumber, DDS

Education and Experience
Bachelor of Arts Degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA

Graduated Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2008

Completed a General Practice Residency at Erie County Medical Center in 2009

Gained six years of experience as an associate at a private practice in Addison, NY, before moving to the Buffalo region and proudly joining Stellar Dental Care.

While living in the Southern Tier, I also gave back to the community where I grew up by serving as a volunteer dentist for Health Ministries of the Southern Tier where I was nominated to the Board of Directors.

Have extensive training and experience with CEREC “single visit dentistry”, utilizing the latest CAD/CAM technology to fabricate ceramic crowns using digital impressions and immediate fabrication, eliminating the need for traditional impressions, temporary crowns, and a follow-up visit.

In my spare time, enjoy time spent with my husband, Dan, and two sons exploring the Buffalo Niagara Region.

Professional Associations
The American Dental Association
The New York State Dental Association
The Eighth District Dental Society

Philip Falsetti, DDS

Born in Lewiston, New York, I grew-up in Niagara Falls and graduated in 1984 from Niagara Falls High School, where I was co-captain of the swim team. Later, I swam for Syracuse University. I’ve played bass guitar in a band along the way, and like tinkering with computers, radios, scanners, and other gadgets. I’m a proud owner of a Meade LX200 10″ SCT telescope, build mid-power rockets, and fly RC aircraft when weather permits. I have a beautiful wife and two fantastic children who gracefully tolerate my interests.

Degrees Earned:
• SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, DDS, ’99
• Michigan State University, BS, Microbiology, ’94
• Syracuse University, BA, Political Philosophy, ’88

General Practice Dental Residency completed:
• The Buffalo General Hospital, ’00

My advanced training was based at The Buffalo General Hospital Dental Department, now part of the Kaleida Health Care System. There I sharpened my skills in the practice of general dentistry, including rounds in the Emergency Oral Surgery clinic, and Emergency Room on-call. Additionally, my residency included work at the  Deaconess Skilled Nursing Facility dental clinic, located in Buffalo, NY. All phases of general dentistry were provided, as well as treatment of geriatric and mentally-disabled patients.

I’ve also served the Tuscarora Native-American community as their dentist in the bustling Tuscarora Reservation Dental Clinic. This facility is located in the Tuscarora School complex, 2015 Mount Hope Road, Lewiston, NY. I have treated thousands of adults and children of all ages at this clinic, and continue to do so on a part-time basis.

I’m now associated with Stellar Dental Care to assist you in maintaining proper oral health and prevention of tooth decay. We look forward to serving you!

Memberships:
American Dental Association
New York State Dental Association
8th District Dental Society
Niagara County Dental Society
Tuscarora Health Clinic Dental Dept. Supervisor
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Staff

Diane Witczak, D.D.S.

Dr. “Diane” comes to Stellar Dental care with a solid background in general and cosmetic dentistrty with 14+ years of experience. Her mastery of skills and knowledge in clinical procedures in the fields of restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, Invisalign and mini-dental implants. She is a highly skilled, organized analytical professional with strong leadership and communication skills. We’re proud to have her on our team.

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Dr. Julia Kagan…Treating TMJ and Sleep Apnea

 

 Dr. Kagan is a general dentist who treats general dental concerns as well as TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Migraines, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Ear Pain, Tinnitus, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Pediatric/Adult Malocclusion and Crowded/Crooked teeth. 

Her goal is to restore optimal anatomical function in a way the supports the body’s innate healing ability. 

She uses Appliance Therapy and Functional Orthodontics in the office and refers to interdisciplinary practioners such as physical therapists, craniosacral therapists, osteopaths, myofunctional therapists, and speech pathologists to address relevant issues. 

Dr. Kagan continues to pursue a well rounded continuing education including Pediatric Sleep Breathing Disorders and Osteopathy in order to see the big picture, as well as ongoing mentorship with long standing practitioners in the fields of TMJ Disorders, Sleep Apnea, and Functional Orthodontics. 

Education 

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, 2004 

Acupuncture Certification from Tristate College of Acupuncture, 2014.

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