Meet The Team

Athena Blitz, R.D.H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Athena has your dental care as her first priority.  She rejoined the practice 5 years ago after previously working here in the late 1990's.  She is a graduate of Broome Community College's School of Dental Hygiene and also attended SUNY College at Oneonta.  Athena enjoys practicing dental hygiene as she loves interacting with people and teaching others about dentistry and dental hygiene.

She happily commutes from her home on S. Mountain in Binghamton where she lives with her husband and four little dogs.  In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and entertaining friends and family.

Danielle Mattice

Dental Assistant

Danielle has been with the practice for many years and patients are relieved when they see her familiar, smiling face.  She has completed her coursework through Elmira OCM BOCES for Dental Assisting.  She has trained well, and has mastered many duties in the office.

Hope Trong, C.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

With a previous 10 years experience at a dental office in her hometown of Cooperstown, Hope joined our team in the fall of 2010. She has since obtained her certification by completing the CDAMP offered through the GST BOCES in Elmira, NY making her able to perform expanded duties within the office. Hope wears many hats here and is very knowledgeable and versatile. Always open to learning more and willing to help where needed. You can anticipate that she will greet you with a smile and do her best to make you feel welcome and comfortable while you're here.

When not in the office she enjoys quiet time at home practicing meditation and yoga, reading, cooking, hiking, spending time with her family and two Great Danes, Ike and Toby..

Lynne Shepardson


Lynne is the most senior member of our front office staff. There probably isn't anything she can't answer for you! Since joining our practice in 1997, she has built on her prior experience working chairside to gain extensive knowledge about procedures and insurance regulations.  After graduating from SUNY Oneonta with a BA in studio art and art history, she stayed in Oneonta, where she raised her daughter.

When not in the office, Lynne supports independent film makers, maintains her crafting business, and searches for oddities to add to her collection.  She is also furthering her education to become a certified dental coder and medical transcriptionist.

Stephanie Reed, R.D.H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie discovered her interest in oral health as a chairside dental assistant.  There she found her dedication to patient care and knew she wanted to become a dental hygienist.  She attended college at SUNY Oneonta and graduated from SUNY Broome Community College of Dental Hygiene.  Stephanie lives in Schenevus with her husband and two young children.  In her free time she enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts and taking nature walks with her family.

Lynn Butler


Lynn joined the practice in March of 2023. She had earned her certification in dental assisting through Green Mountain College, and more recently an Associates degree in medical transcription through the Utica School of Commerce. In addition to these, she is also an active NYS licensed realtor. 
When not in the office or out showing homes, Lynn enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and horses. As well as quilting, gardening and baking.