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.

Abby Hicks

Administrative Assistant/ Practice Scheduler

Abby is one of our newest employees here at Fairmount Dental, and we are so pleased to have her join our team! I have lived in Maine my whole life. I graduated from Nokomis Regional Highschool in June of 2023. I previously worked at a daycare for two years, while attending school. I am one of four sisters. I have passion for helping others, even if it means I’m going out of my own way to do so. I love children, and have also found a passion for Photography. When I am not working, I love to spend time making memories with my sisters, and family. I love being outdoors; boating, snowmobiling, and all the fun outdoors sports Maine has to offer!

Cathy DiProfio, IPDH

Independent Practice 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, IPDH

Independent Practice 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.

Tammy McLaughlin, DA

Dental Assistant

Tammy is a 1994 graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta Bangor Campus, Dental Assisting Program.

She comes to us after 28 years of working with Dr James Sevey at Broadway Dental Associates and Creative Dental Solutions. During her time at Creative she enjoyed working along side Dr. Atwell when he was an Associate Dentist in the practice.

Tammy is beyond happy to have found her new family/team here at Fairmount Dental.

During her non work hours, Tammy and her partner spend time with their dog Molly and their family and friends. She enjoys golf when she plays well and is a craft of all things.

Katie Tinkham, DA

Dental Assistant

Katie moved to Maine 7 years ago from Middletown, OH. With over 7 years of experience in dental assisting, Katie states she enjoys making a difference in her patients’ experience. Outside of work Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 cats; Skylar, Sully and Sophia. Katie also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, as well as obsessing over her succulents.