Our Team

Dr. Robert S. Atwell, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Atwell was born and raised on Long Island, New York and relocated to Maine in 2015 after completing his dental training at University at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine. He completed his general practice residency at Penobscot Community Dental Center and accepted an associate dentist position at Creative Dental Solutions working under Dr. James Sevey. In 2017, Dr. Atwell went on to establish Bucksport Dentistry, a small dental practice within an independent dental hygiene office in Bucksport, Maine.

Dentistry is Dr. Atwell’s passion and he has focused his continuing education on cosmetic and prosthetic restorative dentistry. He is a Dawson Academy Scholar, having completed their core courses which focus on occlusion, or how the teeth function together. He is continually expanding his knowledge base and seeking to create a comfortable atmosphere for his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Atwell enjoys photography, travel, music, and spending time outdoors.

Cathy DiProfio

Registered Dental Hygienist

Cathy is a graduate of UMaine and is a Maine native. She has been a hygienist in our practice for over 30 years. She is passionate about helping patients achieve and maintain oral health. She has continued to learn and grow in her profession through extensive continuing education with a special focus on periodontal therapy. Cathy considers it a pleasure to work with this great dental team. Outside the office, Cathy enjoys her family, hiking, traveling and eating healthy food.

Karen Gadeberg

Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen was born and raised in New York where she started her career as a dental assistant. She moved to Maine 21 years ago and her passion for dentistry led her to further her career as a dental hygienist. 715 Hammond Street has been her dental home since 2005. She is extremely devoted to educating her patients on their oral health and administering to their individual needs. When Karen is not at her dental home, she can be found at her home spending time with her family and enjoying precious moments with her beautiful granddaughter.

Ashleigh Blake

Certified Dental Assistant

Ashleigh graduated from the UMA Dental Assisting program in 2015. She absolutely loves what she does and looks forward to working closely with patients. During school she was the Vice President of her class, and was awarded the Patient Education Award. One day, she hopes to become an EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) to help all patients achieve their ideal dental health. Outside of work, Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her red nose pit-bull, snowshoeing, and coffee rides with friends

Sam Voisine

Dental Assistant

Samantha was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. She traveled the country for 5 years working at different hospitals and nursing homes. Her 8 years of Assisting experience is in Surgical, Detox, Ortho, & Critical Care. Samantha decided two years ago to settle down in Millinocket, Maine. She is new in the dental field and is always eager to learn new ways to help our patients . Some of her hobbies are hunting, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling and traveling!

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Jamie Gordon

Financial and Insurance Coordinator

Jamie has been with our dental team at 715 Hammond Street for 4 years, and brings 25 years of experience working in the medical/dental fields. She has lived and worked most of her life in the Central Maine area. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, traveling, hiking, joyriding the backwoods of Maine, cooking and flower arranging.

Sasha Stecher

Scheduling Coordinator

Sasha graduated from Brewer High School in 2006 and went on to obtain her Fire Fighter I & II certifications from the Penobscot County Fire Academy in 2013. She spent 4.5 years as a Firefighter and one day plans to return to the fire service. Sasha likes helping people feel better about themselves and has always had a passion for a nice smile. She is new to the dental field and loving it so far!

Outside of work, Sasha loves spending time with her family, fishing, photography, hanging out at the beach, going on adventures with her family, and spending time at the hockey rink. She also is a professional photographer!

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