Our advanced implant periodontal surgical team is led by Dr. Schmidt, a highly experienced board certified dental specialist who has benefited from a very unique and special training in Periodontology. However, as with any team we are made up of many other members each playing their individual role to make your experience a great one.
Holly Heck (Rohlfs) joined our office as an Administrative Assistant in December of 2011. Holly is in charge of patient relations, billing & insurance records, and a host of other office duties. She is the first one you will see upon entering the office. Holly holds a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and has previously taught both math and history. She resides in Lenox, MA with her husband Michael and their son Grayson.
Margaretmary Rueger is a Certified Dental Assistant, specializing in periodontal assisting. She began her assisting career working in one of the first periodontal offices in Berkshire County. She then came to work for Dr. Sandrew in 1996. Now as an assistant for Dr. Schmidt she brings a tremendous amount of experience and training to her work. She is an active member of the Dental Assisting National Board. She lives in Dalton with her husband, David and three children.
Marlee Meczywor began at our practice in 2012 and returned to us in 2015 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She resides in Adams, Massachusetts, where she lives with her son Cole. She graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 2010. She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing and hiking in the Berkshires.
Mary earned her Associates degree in dental hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. After working in general dentistry, she joined the periodontal practice of Stuart H. Sandrew in 1984. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, the MA Dental Hygiene Association, and the Berkshire District Dental Hygiene Association. She is CPR/AED certified.
Heather Swistak earned her Associate's Degree in dental hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College located in Troy, New York. She is CPR certified. Heather joined the periodontal practice of Dr. Stuart. Sandrew in the fall of 2006 and has since worked for Dr. Erich Schmidt since he took over the practice in 2011. She resides in Cheshire with her husband and dog, Barley.
Jessica joined our office in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. She has become well versed in patient relations. She has currently taken on the role as the Professional Relations Director. She has a background in Education and is licensed through the Department of children and families. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and resides in Dalton.
Graduated from Vermont Technical College in Williston, VT. with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene in 2014. Kayla has since worked as a hygienist in general dentistry and joined the perio team in 2017. When not working she enjoys skiing, kayaking, and going for hikes. Kayla grew up in Stamford, VT. and now resides in Lanesboro, Ma with her husband and dog, shiloh.
Shay graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 2008 and received my license to administer local anesthesia from Mount Ida in 2011. She is also CPR/AED certified. Shay joined Dr Schmidt's practices in 2012. When not practicing dental hygiene Shay enjoys spending time with friends and family, she is a football fan and love taking long hikes with her dog.
Graduated from Porter and Chester with her certificate for dental assisting, Lauren has been working in the dental field since 2017. Beginning her career working in pediatric and general dentistry, lauren joined the periodontal field with us in fall of 2018. Lauren grew up in Russell MA and now resides in Chester MA with her dog Callie.