Our Team

Dr. Christopher Maestro

Our team combines advanced dentistry and wellness principles with a gentle, friendly style that will make you and your family more comfortable than you have ever thought possible.

The practice’s comforting atmosphere and its warm, inviting team members come together to make you feel right at home.  Dr. Maestro’s training in health and wellness, aesthetic and restorative dentistry, implant tooth replacement, and sleep apnea therapy helps to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to be a healthier version of you.

Best of all Dr. Maestro takes the time to get to know you one-on-one, helping him to better understand your goals for your health and smile and to more personally assist you in making informed choices about your health and oral care.

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Dr. Veronica Schmidt Dentist

Dr. Veronica Schmidt was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the United States in 2000. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2006 and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, in 2011. After practicing dentistry in Nebraska, she relocated with her husband across the globe to Singapore in 2013 where she continued practicing dentistry and expanded her dental skills by focusing on Orthodontics. Dr. Schmidt returned to the United States in 2016 and completed a General Practice Residency post-graduate program at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY. She continued working there as a staff dentist because she enjoyed overseeing the education of new dental residents and giving back to the community.

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Erin Patient Coordinator

Erin joined our practice as the patient service coordinator. After spending over 20 years in retail, Erin decided to take her exceptional management, business and customer service skills and bring them to Maestro Dental Wellness. Erin has a passion for learning about dentistry and avidly attends classes and seminars with our team to expand her knowledge and to better serve our patients. Taking every opportunity she can to observe Dr. Maestro and the rest of our team, Erin has gained the knowledge and experience to accurately communicate with patients about the benefits of exceptional oral health and overall wellness.

“I truly feel at home at Maestro Dental Wellness and I do everything I can to make sure our patients feel the same comfort. These past few years have allowed me to personally get to know our patients. I enjoy conversing with them and making sure that they have an exceptional experience with us.”

After relocating a few times, Erin, her husband and two daughters, now reside in Guilderland. In her spare time, Erin enjoys being with her family, supporting MDA, and watching her daughter play basketball. She cherishes her time with her family.

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Cherie Registered Dental Hygienist

Cherie has been an integral part of our team at Maestro Dental Wellness since 1994. Born and raised in the Capital District, Cherie is a graduate of Shenendehowa High School. She earned her A.A.S degree in Dental Hygiene at Hudson Valley Community College and then continued her education, becoming certified and licensed to administer local anesthesia as well as nitrous oxide analgesia.

It was Cherie’s desire to help others and provide the kind of care that builds a trusting relationship that drove her to become a Dental Hygienist. “What I love
most about what I do is the ability to partner with my patients in improving their oral health as well as their overall wellness. I am passionate about educating and
assisting my patients in any way that I can to help them achieve a healthy smile in addition to a healthy lifestyle.”

Cherie travels widely with her team to attend advanced continuing education and keep current with the latest scientific advancements in Dentistry. “It is by
keeping current that I can continue to bring the latest proven options for prevention and health to our patients.”

Cherie resides in Burnt Hills and has a teenage daughter Hannah. She and Hannah enjoy spending weekends at Lake George with friends and family, boating, skiing, hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

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Tara Registered Dental Hygienist

Tara is a local to the Capital Region, coming to us from Hudson Valley Community College and originally from East Greenbush. “I chose to work here because Maestro Dental Wellness is very patient focused and each one of the team members are very helpful, knowledgeable, and great with patients.” Since joining the team, Tara has enjoyed being a part of the community. “I love how much the patients appreciate the care they get. We get lots of yummy treats from patients and other offices as a ‘thank you,” Tara said. “We get to go out to dinner together, spend time with each other to unwind and have fun.” 

Tara chose Maestro Dental Wellness because of the focus on the patient that the entire practice has adopted. Each team member brings a helpful and knowledgeable approach to everyone that walks in the door. “Dr. Maestro is one of the most caring dentists. We don’t just take care of your oral health, but the body as a whole.” Outside of our office, Tara enjoys the outdoors by walking and going to lakes and beaches. She also loves spending time with her friends and family, including her husband, Mike and son, Vincent and dog, Indi.

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Pierri Dental Hygienist

Pierri joined Maestro Dental Wellness in early 2023. He’s local to New York City but attended the University at Albany, not far from our practice. Outside of work, Pierri stays active by playing basketball, as well as doing other sports, such as bike riding and rollerblading. He also enjoys drawing in his free time.

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Nancy NYS Certified Licensed Dental Assistant

Nancy is thrilled to be a member of the Maestro Dental Wellness team. She joined our practice in 1998 and has over 23 years experience in dentistry. She is a lifelong resident of the Capital Region, living most of those years in Loudonville. Nancy is a graduate of the Monroe Community College Dental Assisting Program, Certified with the Dental Assisting National Board, and is a NYS Licensed Dental Assistant. She has completed the Dental Assisting program at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Florida and also holds a Certificate in Radiology from Tuft’s University in Boston.

Nancy is passionate about her work and is dedicated to keeping up with the latest developments and techniques. She works diligently to stay abreast of these advances by attending continuing education courses and workshops with the rest of the team. “My goal is to keep our patients comfortable and relaxed in a welcoming atmosphere where they can feel confident, knowing they are receiving the finest dental care possible. Our focus is the general well being of each of our patients.”

Nancy lives in Loudonville with her husband and her yellow Labrador Retriever. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and
pursuing her passion for animals and animal advocacy. Nancy also enjoys running and has completed nine marathons and many half marathons throughout the USA.

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Lauren Dental Assistant

Lauren joins Maestro Dental Wellness after 12 years of Dental Assistant experience. Her favorite part about being a Dental Assistant is the ability to connect with people and help them feel at ease during their treatment. She has two sons, Tony and Alex, who are 17 and 10. She also have an 11 year old American Bulldog named Kallie.

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Michaela Business Assistant | Dental Assistant

Michaela joins the Maestro Dental Wellness from Virginia Beach, Virginia as a business assistant. Inside our office, Michaela has been a great addition, supporting our team and making our jobs easier to provide the best care we can to our clients. Outside our office, Michaela spends time with her daughter, Monique, and her Bernese Mountain dog, Indy. Michaela likes baking and photography in her free time. “The Maestro team is so supportive of each other, I am so happy to join a team that does such great work,” Michaela added.

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Lisa Practice Manager

Lisa is a Capital Region local from Rotterdam, NY. She joined our dental practice in the Spring of 2022. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her 22-year old son Zachary and her 3-year-old German Shepard Zoe. Aside from that, Lisa likes camping, hiking and traveling. She loves the ocean and the beach.

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  • Dr. Maestro and his staff are professional, skilled, and personable. Every time I come here it's like coming home.


    - Albany, NY

  • My teeth are brighter, my mouth feels great. I smile a little bit more, with more confidence.


    - Delmar, NY

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