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Our Leadership

Dr. Craig Saltzman

Dr. Craig Saltzman earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Boston University in 1997 and continued his studies to develop a specialty in endodontics receiving his certificate in endodontics and his Masters in Oral Science from the University of Buffalo in 1999. In July of 1999, he joined Western Mass Endodontics. A consummate professional, he is committed to excellence and works to remain on the cutting edge of dental medicine by participating in ongoing continuing education courses.

Skilled in endodontic retreatment, as well as diagnosing and establishing a treatment plan to address the underlying cause of oral pain, Dr. Satlzman greatest specialties are the performance of surgical and nonsurgical root canal therapy. Deeply committed to the mission of Affinity Dental Management to create growth and learning opportunities throughout the participating dental practices in order to achieve excellence in the delivery of dental services; to enhance the professional and personal lives of our dentists and dental professionals; and to strive to be on the cutting edge of dental medicine by maximizing access to and use of organizational intellectual and physical resources, Dr. Saltzman is passionate about building a network of practices offering general and specialty dental services that are well-known for providing superior patient care and service.

Dr. Saltzman maintains memberships in numerous dental organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • The American Association of Endodontists
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • The Valley District Dental Society
  • Hampshire County Dental Society

Originally from New York, Dr. Saltzman grew up in the Catskills and now resides in Longmeadow, MA with his wife, Janine, and their two children, Julia and Samantha. When not at the practice, Dr. Saltzman enjoys the great outdoors including his favorite activities, snow skiing and golf.

 

Meredith McGonagle

Meredith McGonagle joined Affinity Dental Management as Vice President of Operations in August 2017. She brought with her a rich background in both dentistry and business management. Meredith studied marketing and management at the Mount Vernon Campus of George Washington University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Coming from a family of dentists, Meredith returned home after graduation and returned to school to earn her A.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Haven. Meredith worked for several years in dental hygiene before she accepted a position as an office manager that blended her dual education in dentistry and business. After relocating to Boston, she continued her work in the field and was recruited to be the lead a very large multi-specialty office. Her interest in the dental field then led her to Operations with a growing dental management company.

Meredith is married with 2 teenage daughters and supports the many locations of Affinity Dental in Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Meredith’s intimidate first-hand knowledge of the work of dentistry and her well-honed management skills makes her an invaluable member of Affinity Dental Management and an important resource for the member dentists.

 

Eric D. Bettinger

A graduate from Cornell University receiving his B.S. in Finance and Business Administration and Union College School of Management with a Master of Business in Health Systems Administration, Eric came to Affinity Dental Management as the Chief Financial Officer in November 2017 as an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of dynamic and progressive accomplishments. He began his career working in the banking industry where he progressed up the leadership ladder.

Through this work, he honed his skills in strategic planning, financial analysis and financial investigation. During the intervening years after leaving the bank, Eric transitioned into the health care industry where he began accepting responsibility for increasingly complex elements of financial management and organizational growth in both Management Service Organizations and Integrated Delivery Networks. Through the diverse positions that he held over more than 20 years including Chief Executive Office and Chief Financial Officer, Eric perfected his leadership strengths in Organizational Leadership and Team Development, Financial Management and Regulatory Compliance, Performance Improvement and Cost Management, Strategic/Business/Sales Planning and Budgeting, New Product and Business Development, and Key Vendor Relationships and Strategic Alliances.

As Chief Financial Officer of Affinity Dental Management, Eric has responsibility for the administrative and financial professionals who work closely supporting the participating dental practices as well as overall financial oversight and direction of Affinity Dental Management.

Eric and his wife, Joyce, reside in the Capital Region of New York enjoying time with their four adult children, spouses and grandchild and friends. A native of upstate New York, he enjoys skiing and golfing in his off hours.

 

Devon Elliot

With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, Devon Elliott brings a wealth of experience to the table. Devon joined Affinity Dental Management in 2018 as its Marketing Manager. Through this position, she leads marketing strategy and support for all of the Affinity Dental practices in the Northeast.

She studied Liberal Arts at Clark University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. Devon’s leadership skills were honed during these years through the roles she played on both the Field Hockey field and Basketball court. She began a career in creative marketing and advertising upon graduating.

Devon possesses a strong work ethic and has the ability to asses and design functional and strategic marketing campaigns. It is these tools that contribute to her continued success. Her creative mind and deep understanding of marketing establishes the foundation for the collaborative relationships needed to work effectively with her colleagues and member practices alike.

Devon takes great pride in her family and enjoys spending time together with them. She loves being a mother to her two teenage sons as well as a partner to her fiancé Ben. Outside of marketing, Devon can be found at multiple sporting events throughout the year, at home gardening, or relaxing near the ocean.

 

Amy Cadieux

Trained on the job as a dental assistant through chair-side instruction, Amy Cadieux began working for Dr. Craig Saltzman in 2001 at Western Mass Endodontic and has remained with him through each growth stage of the practice.

In 2011, Dr. Saltzman expanded his work into mobile 3D imaging to support other dental offices using NorthStar Mobile Imaging. Amy transitioned to work exclusively for NorthStar Mobile Imaging taking 3D images and managing all aspects of the mobile company. In 2016, she stepped out of the van continuing to manage the mobile practice and also became responsible for hiring the staff.

At the end of 2016 with the formation of Affinity Dental Management, Amy began working as Senior Administrative Assistant to help new member practices integrate them into the larger organization. As a member of the Operation Integration department, Amy now works closely with Meredith McGonagle to ensure that new practices are effectively supported as they become a part of Affinity Dental Management.

Amy is the proud mother of three adult children. She enjoys spending her free time cooking, hiking and traveling. When home, she can be found entertaining family & friends with her fiancé and dog on the lake.