Meet Our Team

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Meet Our Highly Trained Staff

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Kari Constable

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kari graduated from Sidney Central School and later received an A.A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from SUNY Broome. She strives to make hygiene appointments comfortable, hoping to put even the most anxious patients at ease.

Kari is so thankful to be a part of the Gifford Dental team and to work in a state-of-the-art facility that provides comprehensive, patient centered treatment.

Kari and her two children, Cameron and Emma, reside in Sidney. Aside from cheering loudly at her children's sporting events, Kari enjoys going to the movies, and making people laugh.

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Ashlyn Decker

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashlyn graduated from Bainbridge- Guilford high school. She received her associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene at SUNY Broome. She enjoys bettering patient’s oral health and making every appointment as comfortable as possible. She enjoys meeting and learning about new patients. Ashlyn is proud to be a member of the Gifford dental team where the care is based on the patient’s needs.

Ashlyn lives in Sidney with her fiancé Pete. When she is not at the office she enjoys crafting, shopping and being outside.

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Tricia Hippenstiel

Certified Dental Assistant

Trish started as a Dental Assistant in 1995, and works with Dr. Gifford providing patients with the utmost care, compassion, and professionalism. Having completed her CDA trading and receiving her Dental Assisting National Board certification, she enjoys the expanded services she is able to provide for her patients. Trish adores meeting new patients and the ones she has seen for years have become like family to her.

Trish's two loves are her husband Glenn, and her dog Harlow. She enjoys traveling, volunteering and working out.

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Jennifer Newbauer


Jen enjoys her career as a member of Dr. Gifford's practice. Her goal continues to be making each patient feel welcomed and comfortable and to continue the wonderful care of each patient that Dr. Gifford and her staff have established.

Jen and her husband, Ray, have four children- Raymond, Garrett, Nikka, and Kyle. They own Newbauer Construction in Bainbridge, NY. Jen enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her grandson. She is also active within her town and church and enjoys reading, traveling, and entertaining.

Your Dental Health Is Our Top Priority

Why Choose Michelle GIfford DDS, PLLC?

  • High Quality Dental Technique
  • State of the Art Technology
  • Patient-Oriented & Friendly Care
  • Modern & Upscale Office

Patient Reviews

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  • So Glad I Found These Folks!

    “So glad I found these folks! They are thorough, professional, friendly, helpful — heck, they even opened on a Sunday when I had an emergency.”

    - Andrew K
  • Patient-Centered

    “Dr. Gifford and the entire staff are patient-centered...our comfort and our health. They are efficient, effective, kind and compassionate and very skilled at keeping us in good dental health.”

    - Vanessa W
  • Improved the Quality of My Teeth

    “The results were very positive. It had a calm and peaceful atmosphere that made me feel comfortable. Every appointment has improved the quality of my teeth greatly.”

    - Robert M
  • The Dental Office You've Been Waiting For

    “Thorough, professional, great work, and friendly staff — this is the dental office you've been waiting for. From the cleanings to "drill and fill," it's been a wonderful experience”

    - Andrew K
  • Made me Feel As Relaxed As Possible

    “Went for a clean and check today. It sounds odd to say that a dental visit was a great experience but it was. I expect to be stressed but Dr Gifford and the whole staff makes me feel as relaxed as possible.”

    - Vanessa L

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