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Dotti Ambis, M.D.
Patient Advocate

Dotti Ambis, M.D., Patient Advocate Ithaca NY

Dotti Ambis received her medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo in 1978 after receiving her B.A. in Chemistry from Ithaca College and her high school diploma from Pine Valley Central School in Western New York. She completed her residency in Family Practice at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital program in 1981. Dr. Dotti then served as the physician and medical director at the Groton Health Care Center and Residential Care Facility in Central New York for two years.

In 1983, she turned her full attention to home to raise and home school two daughters until joining our staff as office manager and medical consultant in 1995. She is a member of the American Medical Association. Dotti lives in Cayuga Heights with husband and co-worker Dr. Edward Ambis, where they share a full family life with their three dogs, KC, Cloey, and Bo, and two cats, Pookie and Prince. Dotti’s interests include music and sports.

Andrea Slade
Dental Hygienist

Andrea Slade, Dental Hygienist Ithaca NY

Andrea Slade graduated from Dryden High School in 1985. She went on to major in Computer Information Systems at SUNY Morrisville. Even before she graduated from high school, though, Andrea knew her true calling was dentistry, so she worked as a dental assistant for over ten years. In 1995, Andrea received her degree in dental hygiene from Broome Community College, formalizing her passion for dentistry.

A member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and Practice Management, she effectively combines credentials with years of experience to serve our patients well. Andrea and her husband reside in Freeville, where they have two dogs. Andrea is a long-time Pittsburgh Steelers fan who also enjoys an occasional game of golf.

Sarah Shaff
Dental Assistant

Sarah Shaff, Dental Assistant Ithaca NY

Sarah Shaff has been with our practice since 2003. She is a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and Practice Management, and currently serves on our staff as a dental assistant. A graduate of Dryden High School, Sarah went on to attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

She resides in Trumansburg with her husband Josh, where she is involved in animal rescue. Sarah has four cats and four dogs, and is a music fan, especially of the blues.


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