Dr. Lankford grew up in Tyler, Texas where he attended the University of Texas at Tyler, completing his undergraduate studies in chemistry and mathematics. A strong artistic, scientific and technological interest along with an appreciation for esthetics naturally led him to dentistry. He attended the premier dental school in San Antonio, TX where he served as the technology liaison during his matriculation. He has been in private practice in southern New Hampshire since 2012.
Throughout his career, Dr. Lankford has had many elected positions with a variety of organizations. He is actively involved in the American Dental Association, New Hampshire Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Team of Implantology and the Academy of General Dentistry to name a few.
Dr. Lankford’s passion for dentistry is palpable and his excitement is contagious. He has committed hundreds and hundreds of hours to continuing education and believes that a life-long pursuit for professional perfection is an obligation to his patients. He understands that staying at the forefront of dentistry allows for the best patient experience and care.
Outside of the office, Dr. Lankford is a family man and enjoys spending time with his young son, Atom. He says the patients are his second family. His compassion and connections with patients are evident. Providing an exceptional service to the community is our priority. We can’t wait to hear from you and have you join the family.
Shannan graduated from Middlesex Community College, Lowell MA, in 1998 with an Associate Degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene and earned a Certificate in Health Careers in 1996. In 2009, Shannan earned her certification to administer Nitrous Oxide and Monitor the use of Nitrous Oxide. This past April 2019, Shannan expanded her skills by obtaining her Local Anesthetic License for both NH and MA. These certifications allow her to provide an extra level of comfort to her patients who have anxiety and fear of the dental office.
Shannan’s dental experience consists of 20 plus years in the dental industry where she specialized in Pediatrics for six of those years, Periodontics for one year, and general dentistry since graduating from college.
Shannan has a desire and passion for dentistry and continually brings the most recent and up-to-date knowledge in her field by keeping up with current protocols and expanding her education. She is very empathetic and strives to help each of her patients reach their optimal oral health in the most comfortable way possible. Shannan enjoys establishing a great rapport with each of her patients and treats them as she would treat her own family.
Shannan grew up in Ashland, MA and moved to New Hampshire in 1996. She currently resides in Hudson with her family. Outside of the office she enjoys watching football, cooking, music, relaxing on the beach, and going to the movies. However, her most favorite past time is spending time with her three teenage children (one who has special needs of autism) as well as her significant other, Greg, and his three teenage boys.
Sami graduated in 2003 from the NHTI Dental Assisting program. In the 16 years she has been assisting she gained experience in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and oral surgery.
Sami is one of our caring and compassionate Certified Dental Assistants who grew up in Derry, NH attending Pinkerton Academy.
Having recently rehabbed a vintage camper she enjoys spending time with family and friends camping across New England. She also enjoys kayaking, quilting, and amusement parks. Her favorite place is Disney!
In 2017 Sami became a Justice of the Peace and has had the honor and privilege to have married several couples.
Rachel graduated from Northern Essex Community College with a certificate in Dental Assisting in May 2001. After the tragic events of 9/11, Rachel decided to join the US ARMY, as a dental assistant. After basic training, Rachel was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, where she worked in the hospital as an Oral Surgery Assistant. After completing four years in the Army, Rachel moved back to the New England area, where she has worked in Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, and General Dentistry.
Rachel lives with her husband in Chester, NH. They are expecting their first child in December 2019. When Rachel is not at work, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time at the beach.
Erika has been a dental assistant since 2012. She has experience in orthodontics and oral surgery in addition to her experience in general practice. She earned her certification as a Dental Anesthesia Assistant in 2017 and is a pro at keeping patients comfortable!
Erika is a dedicated mother to two fantastic boys and loves to spend time with her family. She is currently working toward her degree as a Dental Hygienist and plans to further her career with Byte Dentistry.
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Carol joined our team in February 2019. She entered the dental field in 2005 as a Medical Transcriptionist and happened to find her first job in that role in a large dental practice. From there she took on more responsibility as she learned about insurance, treatment planning, and taking good care of patients in all aspects. With her broad background, along with the skills and knowledge for keeping a dental office running smoothly, Carol makes a positive impact on our patients as well as for our team. In her role as Office Manager, Carol is very excited to always learn more about the clinical side of dental care. Having an understanding of the “why’s” and “how’s” of dentistry helps her in helping patients have a good knowledge of not just their choices for treatment, but calming any fears or anxiety. She supports patients by finding answers for any and all questions so that every dental care experience in our office is the best possible in meeting each person’s expectations.
Carol’s first joy in life is her family – she and her husband, Costas, have four daughters and their first grandchild! She and her husband are dedicated to their church (Assumption Greek Orthodox Church) where Carol is a GOYA Advisor for the teenagers and Costas is the President on the Board of Directors. It’s always a treat when YiaYia Polixeni cooks Greek food and Carol brings in to share with staff – OPA!
Brooklynn joined Byte Dentistry in June 2018 and assisted with setting up our Practice prior to our grand opening in August of 2018. New to the dental field, this new position matched her interests, gave her new insight into the field, and has helped her with the most important aspect of our jobs: helping people live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Over the past year, she has had the opportunity to practice and improve her communication skills, and participate in collaborative teamwork. She greets our patients by name and with a warm smile when they arrive.
Brooklynn enjoys knowing, every day, that she has done right by a patient. It brings her great satisfaction to know she did her job correctly, was a good leader, and is encouraged that each of our patients had a positive experience. Brooklynn believes in our office because we focus on individualized patient care. Plus, she loves going to the “Dentist” every day!
Besides dentistry, Brooklynn enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two dogs (Tasia and Basil).