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.

Paula Grant

Office/Financial Coordinator

Paula is our Office/ Financial Coordinator although she is new to Fairmount Dental she has been in the Dental field since 2006.

Paula is a native of Bangor and started her career as a dental assistant and worked public health for many years. Paula brings years of knowledge and hands on experience to our office. She continues to educate herself with dental knowledge to be able to provide the best care to our patients.

In Paula’s free time away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, family and friends. She has a passion for traveling and is always on the go.

Katelin Curtis

Practice Scheduler / Dental Assistant

Katelin is our newest team member here at Fairmount Dental. Katelin graduated UMA in 2020 with her Associates Degree in Human Services. Prior to working here, Katelin worked as an Ed Tech II for several years. Katelin has found a passion for dental assisting, and working in the dental field in general. When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband and daughter, or outdoors during the nicer weather.

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.

Renee Pelletier

Dental Assistant

Renee was born and raised in Millinocket, Maine. She joined our team at the beginning of 2022 and has found a passion for the dental field. She is a graduate of Husson University where she earned her bachelors in Exercise Science. She has chosen to continue her education at UMA where she will be studying dental hygiene. She was a lifeguard for 6 years and is a freelance makeup artist as well. In her spare time, Renee enjoys spending time with her family and friends and adventuring outside.

Tammy McLaughlin

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.