Meet the Team


A lifelong resident of Gates, Sue started her dental career at her father’s practice over 30 years ago and has been a member of Dr. Shea’s team since 2010, where her expertise with insurance ensures personal, consistent, and quality dental care. In her free time, Sue enjoys working outside, traveling anywhere warm, and spending time with her husband Joe, three adult children, and two grandchildren.


A registered dental assistant since 1999 and a graduate of the University of Buffalo’s Dental Assistant Licensure program, Carrie has been a proud member of our practice since 2011. Carrie previously worked in general dentistry, though found her true passion and niche in pediatric dentistry, and loves supporting patients and families through the treatment planning process. Outside the office, you can find Carrie and her husband, Todd, cheering on their two daughters at the soccer field and on the golf course.


Sherry started her dental career as a dental assistant in the Navy before earning her Associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Monroe Community College and joining Dr. Shea’s team in 2016. To keep providing the best in contemporary and compassionate dentistry, Sherry enjoys keeping up with continuing education classes and has also been certified in anesthesia and analgesia. In her free time, Sherry enjoys spending time with her grandson and traveling to the Dominican Republic to provide dental care to children.

With a passion for working with children, Jen joined Dr. Shea’s team in 2018, bringing her combined experience of working at a daycare and as a dental assistant. With a genuine passion for putting a (healthy) smile on everyone’s face, Jen loves telling corny jokes as much as the cheesy “dad jokes” shared by her teammates and patients.

Let your child’s smile shine.

Starting early with prevention and good habits will help build a life-long smile and relationship with us. Thank you for trusting us with one of the most joyful gifts a child has to offer- their smile!