R. SCOTT WESTERMEIER DDS, FICOI
After practicing as a 3rd generation dentist in his hometown of East Aurora for 34 years, Dr. Westermeier has stepped into the role of Founding Doctor of the Westermeier Martin Dental practices. His focus is on ensuring the continuation of his original practice vision and mission as we grow: offering our patients highly trained, empathetic doctors and team, the very latest in efficient and hi-tech dentistry, delivered with utmost care, and maintaining the highest standards and greatest comfort. In addition to mentoring our own dentists, he is proud to have trained and influenced countless other dentists and dental students in their quests to become better practitioners and care givers. When not focusing on dentistry, he enjoys traveling and relaxing with family and friends.
“It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it that makes all the difference”
Jeffrey Martin DDS, FICOI
Dr. Martin is committed to providing his patients with the finest cosmetic sedation dentistry procedures and care available. He has a special passion for fearful patients and listens to patient’s concerns. He understands the value of having a smile that is beautiful as well as healthy as he strives to help each patient achieve their ideal smile. With his extensive training and experience, Dr. Martin is able to offer exceptional care and comfort for the most challenging dental problems in advanced cosmetic, reconstructive, implant and sedation dentistry.
His vast experience in placing implants, bone grafting, make him a leading implant practitioner in WNY area.
“Serving people Is my passion. I love that we invest in the latest technology and techniques while focusing on patient comfort. This allows me to help our patients experience a beautiful and healthy smile without the anxiety associated with traditional dentistry.”
“Dr. Martin is a great dentist. He’s considerate and caring. The whole staff is great to work with. They are friendly and a pleasure to be around. I’d recommend Westermeier Martin to anyone seeking the best in dental care.”
What Our Patients Say:
“This is the greatest place to go for any kind of dental work. Everyone is friendly, all know their work. Dr Martin is so great and friendly. He knows right up to date knowledge of all dental and is very gentle when working on you.”
“Dr. Martin is a great dentist. he’s considerate and caring. The whole staff is great to work with. They are friendly and a pleasure to be around. I’d recommend Westermeier Martin to anyone seeking the best in dental care.”
“Dr. Martin is amazing. I had a tooth pulled today and he and Deanna really made me feel comfortable -no issues at all!! Their office has taken great precautions for Covid issues and I felt very comfortable !f anyone is looking for a new Dentist, I highly recommend Westermeier Martin in EA!!”
– Sheila A.
“I have been going to Dr Martin & his team for over 15 years even when I moved to MA. The team is always professional & compassionate. Only dental practice I would go to. Had Leah today, hygienist she was terrific. Thank you!”
ANDREW C. BURKE DDS
Dr Burke has extensive training and experience in complex dentistry, including full mouth rehabilitation. He ranks in the top 1% of dentists in the country based on the amount of complex dentistry cases completed, including thousands of dental implants placed and restored. He is always on the lookout for latest innovations to improve his patients’ treatment outcomes and visit experiences. When he’s not treating patients, he loves spending time with his wife, also a dentist, and 2 sons, cheering on the Bills, and spending time outdoors.
“That moment when we first show our patients their new smile is the most fulfilling part of my day. What motivates me everyday is knowing I can change someone’s life for the better, by restoring their health, quality of life and self confidence”.
-A. Burke DDS
What Our Patients Say:
“Doc, Thank you for everything you did for me. My face hurts from smiling all the time. You and Brandy have become unforgettable to me because of the enormous positive impact you had on the quality of life for me. I lived decades in service and providing for my family. I chose to do something for myself in the implant decision and your entire team staff, with the cooperation and atmosphere in the office is outstanding. I have told hundreds about my experience and will continue to do so. You rock. I’m 400 miles into the drive (West Virginia)and excited to turn the page on my recent tragedy. I will be back to see you guys. God bless you and your family. Thanks again for everything. Hi to Karen, Mollie, Stephanie and everyone else….”
“I was very anxious about my appointment yesterday morning as I needed extensive work done. Dr Burke was caring and considerate during the entire procedure always asking if I was doing ok. He even called me at home last evening to check on how I was feeling. So nice to find a who values his patients well being”
“Best money I ever spent. So professional. Office staff friendly, personable n efficient. Worth going 4 free examine. Great service, advise n no pushing you. Had some teeth removed, two implants, new dentures, up n bottom. Great care, never felt pain n now with my new dentures no adjustments needed. Couldn’t believe it go find out for yourself. If you need dental work and don’t go, you are depriving yourself . Dr Burke n his team are fantastic”
Alexander J. Miecyjak DMD, FICOI
Dr. Alex is committed to excellence in dentistry and is highly qualified to provide you with the best in dental care. He has extensive training in all aspects of general dentistry including sedation, oral surgery, implant, cosmetic & restorative dentistry, root canals, dentures & orthodontics. Dr. Alex was recently awarded the designation of “Fellow” by the International College of Implantology, recognizing demonstrated expertise and mastery of implant procedures. Knowing how a healthy, beautiful smile can change a life, he is especially passionate about cosmetic dentistry and continues to invest in learning about the latest cosmetic techniques to improve smiles. When not in the office, you can find Dr. Alex spending time with his wife Lauren, and their goldendoodle, Moseley.
“I love being a dentist- and bettering the lives of our patients- One Smile at a Time”
What our patients say:
“I live in the city of Tonawanda. I have no issue driving to East Aurora to see Dr. Alex. I believe I have been seeing him for probably four years, maybe more, perhaps less. At any rate, he has done multiple procedures for me, and I cannot say enough good about him. He takes his job very seriously, and it shows in his incredible results. He has a very relaxing air to him.”
“Dr. Alex is the BEST ever. He is always so nice, cool, and super helpful with everything. By far the best dentist and practice I have ever been to”!
“I am very pleased with the dental work I had done at Westermeier Martin. I now have beautiful teeth that I am very proud of. Dr. Alex and his staff are always friendly and happy to help you in any way possible. Thank you for always making me feel like I am the only patient you have scheduled that day”!
Michael Ehlers DDS
An accomplished dentist and local dental leader and mentor, Dr. Ehlers brings over 35 years of experience to dentistry. His areas of expertise include general dentistry, complex dental issues, restorative and prosthetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation, endodontics, and oral surgery. Most recently, Dr Ehlers completed Professional Dental Alliance’s extensive Implant Mastery course in order to offer best in class treatment options for his patients. A true diehard Buffalo Bills fan, he’s held season tickets for more than 30 years- Go Bills!
“Dentistry allows me to help people using both my creative and scientific skills. It’s very rewarding putting a smile on my patient’s face, literally.”
– Dr. Ehlers
What our patients say:
“Best dental experience ever! I needed extensive dental work, and due to a previous painful experience elsewhere, was terrified . Dr Ehlers was fantastic. He made sure I was comfortable and ok. Most of all – I did not feel one bit of pain or discomfort! None!I will have no hesitation at all returning for future dental work. I highly recommend Dr Ehlers.”
“Very safe environment. I absolutely loved the staff there. They always made me feel comfortable being there. Dr. Ehlers does outstanding work. I give it 5 stars.”
“Great environment. Very safe and comforting. They truly put the patients first here. Would recommend to every and anyone!”
“Dr. Ehlers is the best!”
Erin Sweeney DDS
Dr. Erin Sweeney is dedicated to serving her patients with clinical proficiency and utmost integrity. Dr. Erin is fully trained in and provides her patients the full scope of general dentistry services including removable dentures, root canal therapy, dental implants, and oral surgery. She has a special interest in facial esthetics, having completed specialty courses in using injectables to relieve clenching, grinding and TMJ pain, and improving appearance. Her patients appreciate her skill, gentleness and good listening skills. She loves her Buffalo Bills, and is an avid music fan, who can be heard daily throughout the office singing along to the radio.
“Of all the pleasures in life, my favorite is making patients feel at ease and comfortable enough in my chair to laugh, and seeing their genuine smiles”
– Dr. Erin Sweeney
What Our Patients Say:
“I am not a very good dental patient so having to get a filling today made me very anxious. Dr. Sweeney and her team made me feel comfortable. My filling was done before I knew it. Dr. Sweeney’s technique and tools were something I had never experienced. If I could give 10 stars to this specific Dentist and her team, I would do it without hesitation.”
“What a wonderful experience. I was treated with honesty and respect. Everyone in that office is very people orientated. They want to know you. They take the utmost care treating you. Thank you.
— Linda L
“Dr Sweeney and everyone at the Hamburg office are amazing!!! I am never disappointed in the work, always top notch”
Lisa Chang DDS
Where did you receive your degree?
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
In what year did you complete your schooling?
2015 and also completed General Practice Dental Residency in 2016 at Winthrop University Hospital. In addition, I have pursued continuing education, including courses on sedation, diode dental laser and Invisalign. I have also volunteered with local outreach programs and served on an international dental mission trip.
Why did you want to become a dentist?
From a very young age, I knew that the purpose of my career choice had to involve helping others. Science and health always peaked my interest and as a teenager, I volunteered in a variety of medical and health fields. Dentistry caught my eye, as it was the perfect combination of medicine, art, and creativity. It was amazing how a smile could be changed and that it could impact someone’s life, happiness and confidence. For the last ten years, I have immersed myself in the dental field; first as an assistant, receptionist, dental student, dental resident and now dentist since 2015. I am trained in all aspects of general dentistry, but esthetic dentistry is my favorite!
What do you enjoy doing for leisure?
Spending time with family and friends, fitness and home renovation.
List something unique about you
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, but moved to Buffalo for dental school in 2011. Since then, I have been living in NY state and just got married in the summer of 2019 to a Buffalonian!
What our patients say:
“I can not say enough good things about this place. Everyone here was so compassionate. They helped me ease my anxiety. Helped me find a way to finance my procedure and talked to me through all of my procedures to ease any fears. All of the staff I had any kind of encounter with was always very cheerful and very helpful.” – Heather Manson
Janae Garofalo DDS
Dr. Janae Garofalo graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva NY with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, second in her class with a Dean’s Commendation and Magna Cum Laude honors. She fell in love with the city of Buffalo and decided to complete her post-doctoral training at the Buffalo VA hospital. Dr. Garofalo’s training and expertise focus on general dentistry, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, periodontal surgery, endodontics, implant placement, and full mouth rehabilitation. She is also a part-time professor at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in the periodontics department.
Dr. Janae’s primary focus is to provide her patients with a comfortable, dental experience. Her patients and team enjoy her inviting and approachable demeanor.
A freestyle snowboarding competitor, you can still find her on the winter slopes every weekend. Her other hobbies include bowling, swimming, hiking and golfing.
What our patients say:
“Came in for an emergency. Couldn’t be more impressed with everyone that helped me. From the receptionist, radiologist, Dr.Garafalo & checkout staff I was treated with professionalism, kindness, & genuine concern. I received excellent medical advice & treatment. Great communication from everyone. Wonderful facility!”
“My experience has always been excellent at Westermeier Martin and this visit was the same. Gentle caring specialists who are so very good at their jobs.”
Fady Barsoum DDS
Dr. Barsoum attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto with honors in 2022. While in Toronto, Dr. Barsoum earned the Dr. Malcom Yasny Honour Award for his leadership serving as Dental Student Society President and Class President. Dr Barsoum then completed a 1 year post-graduate General Practice Residency in 2023 at St Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut where he graduated with the E.Gerrard Keen, D.D.S. award in recognition of motivation and clinical skills in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Barsoum loves what he does in the field of dentistry and enjoys meeting new people every day. He is an avid runner and has completed 3 marathons to date. Dr. Barsoum is no stranger to sports as he loves to play soccer and basketball and he cheers for his favorite teams Arsenal and the Toronto Raptors. During his time off Dr. Barsoum loves to travel to visit family and friends all across the world and to explore new cultures. As a newbie to upstate New York, Dr. Barsoum is looking forward to serving patients and getting recommendations for the best wings in town.
Dr. Martin and his staff are wonderful. They are friendly, helpful and make you feel comfortable. The facilities are beautiful both inside and out . I’ve never had a bad experience here. Would highly recommend Westermeier Martin to anyone looking for honest , knowledgeable, and kind dentists and dental assistants who treat their patients with compassion and respect. They are honest about dental work and will not rip you off ( unlike the high profile dentist in Amherst that I had previously been to). Westermeier Martin have integrity and class.
The staff are Amazing!!!! They are always so pleasant and patient with each person. There is never a long waiting period to go into a room. Dr. Ehlers is wonderful. I am so glad I made the change from my dentist to Westermeier Martin. Never have I been disappointed with anyone or any procedure I have had done. Very thorough and answers every question. Would highly recommend!!!!!
The staff were welcoming and helpful. Check-in was quick, though patients should have their new patient paperwork completed in advance. Patti and Doctor took enough time to review the situation, run through the potential treatment plans, explain the procedures. They also reviewed options for the timing, costs and potential issues. They were very accommodating in terms of planning for the overall treatment and sensitive to options to spread the cost out to meet budgeting requirements. It was a great initial consultation.