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Meet Kari, a registered dental hygienist at Michelle A. Gifford DDS.

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 have joined the Gifford Dental team and to work in a state-of-the-art facility that provides comprehensive, patient centered treatment.

Kari and her husband Mike have two children, Cameron and Emma. Aside from cheering loudly at her children's sporting events, Kari enjoys crafting, going to the movies, and making people laugh.


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 have joined the Gifford dental team where the care is based on the patient’s needs. 

Ashlyn loves to spend time with her family and friends. When she is not at the office she likes to be outside, doing crafts, or playing volleyball. 


Lindsey Young

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lindsey graduated from Union Endicott high school. She continued on and graduated from Broome Community College with an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Lindsey has been practicing hygiene for over eight years and enjoys building relationships with her patients while providing superior dental care.

Lindsey enjoys spending time with her two dogs Maddie and Gizmo, traveling with her fiancé Austin and playing softball in the Oneonta women’s summer league.

Meet Tricia, a certified dental assistant at Michelle A. Gifford DDS.

Tricia Hippenstiel

Certified Dental Assistant

Trish started as a Dental Assistant 19 years ago, 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 Yukon. She enjoys traveling, volunteering and working out.

Meet Deanna at Michelle A. Gifford DDS.

Deanna Niles

Business Team

Deanna's smile has greeted patients at the front desk for over 17 years. Deanna has embraced the computerization of our records, which helps her provide more efficient service. She loves working for a great Doctor in a beautiful office and is proud that we can offer patients the best dentistry possible.

Deanna and her husband, Thomas, have two children- Jade and Taylor. Her hobbies include: reading, champing, and most importantly, being with her family.

Meet Jennifer at Michelle A. Gifford DDS.

Jennifer Newbauer

Business Team

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. She is also active within her town and church and enjoys reading, traveling, and entertaining.