Dr Augello

Dr Michelle Augello DDS

Dr. Augello is an experienced general dentist with degrees from Le Moyne College and UB School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Augello completed a residency in Dental Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute before entering private practice.  


Dr Andrew Lawson DDS

A graduate of UB Dental School, Dr. Lawson completed his dental residency at ECMC under the tutelage of Dr. Augello. He is a WNY native and is Vice President of the 8th District Dental Foundation. Dr. Lawson spends his spare time playing soccer, traveling, and helping disabled skiers at HoliMont's Phoenix Adaptive Program.

Dr Teach

Dr Zachary Teach DDS

Dr. Teach is a Buffalo native and alumnus of Canisius High School and Loyola University Maryland. A graduate of UB School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Teach remains affiliated with the dental school as part-time faculty in the university’s Department of Restorative Dentistry. 


Dental Hygienist Becky

Dental Hygienist

A Kenmore native now living in Wheatfield, Becky has been a dental hygienist for 5 years. When not at work you can find her spending quality time with her husband Adam, dog Alley and 7 nieces and nephews!

Dental Hygienist Liz

Dental Hygienist

A graduate of Canisus college and ECC, Liz has been a dental hygienist with Nickel City for 5 years! Liz loves to travel and spend time with her husband Joey and their dog Frank.

Dental Hygienist Kylie

Dental Hygienist

Originally from Missouri, Kylie attended the University of Missouri before pursuing her career in hygiene at ECC. Kylie loves getting to know her patients and spending time with her dog Cash.


Dental Assistant

A true Buffalo native, Tasha enjoys all things winter. When Tasha isn't here at Nickel City you can find her at the dog park with her two dogs, Bentley and Remi.

Dental Assistant Kat

Dental Assistant

A Warsaw native now residing in Tonawanda, Kat has over 8 years experience as a certified dental assistant! When she isn't working she loves spending time hiking, snowboarding and with her daughter Fiona.

Dental Assistant Debbie

Dental Assistant

Debbie is a certified dental assistant with over 35 years experience in general dentistry. She loves gardening, camping, reading and especially enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Lydia.

Office Manager Dana

Office Manager

Originally from Louisiana, Dana now resides in Cheektowaga with her fiance and two dogs, Sophie and Patches. In her down time, you can find Dana at her campground in Franklinville or at home watching a movie from her collection of over 300 films!


Michael Augello
Practice Manager

Mike is Dr. Augello’s tag team partner in the office and at home. Between managing the books, maintaining equipment, and trying to keep Clementine running, Mike also finds time to volunteer with the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol and sails competitively on Lake Erie during the summer.

Receptionist Amanda


A Kenmore native, Amanda's favorite part about her job is the connections she's made with staff and patients here at Nickel City. When not at work you can find her cuddled up with her dog Romeo or spending time with family.


Marketing Intern

Maddie is a Graphic Design student at SUNY Buffalo and excited to add some color to our marketing materials and online presence. If you want to see her face light up, just ask about her Bernie named Chance.

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