LaFayette Dental Associates

Meet the Team at LaFayette Dental Associates

Dr. Steve Sheffield has been the proud owner of LaFayette Dental Associates since 2011. He and his team enjoy treating patients of all ages and from all walks of life. They love their community and are pleased to provide dental care to patients across LaFayette, Tully, Homer, Fabius, Pompey, Jamesville, Syracuse, and beyond.

They enjoy treating new generations within the same family, but they are also eager to welcome new patients as well.

At Lafayette Dental Associates, you will encounter a warm and compassionate team who always has time to answer questions, share a laugh, and catch up on the latest. Our patients are like family.

Aside from a warm atmosphere, you’ll soon find out that we offer innovative technologies for easier dental care, superior diagnostics, and excellent long-term oral health. When you are with us, it is all about you. How can we make your dental appointment easier? How can we help? Let us know.

To learn more about the friendly team at LaFayette Dental Associates, read through the biographies below, or give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!

Dr. Steve Sheffield, DDS


I received my bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in 2004, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I then returned to my home state of Minnesota to attend dental school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2008. 

After dental school, my family and I moved to Syracuse to complete a one-year residency in General Dentistry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. During my residency, I received more extensive training in oral surgery, endodontics (root canals), and periodontics (treating gum disease). After working in a group dental practice in the Binghamton area, my family and I moved back to the Syracuse area, taking over LaFayette Dental Associates in December 2011. 

My wife and I live in Pompey with our six children. We all enjoy downhill skiing, waterskiing, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.


Office Coordinator

Kathy has been with LaFayette Dental Associates on and off since the 1990s.

For Kathy, the best part of her job is the people she works with, the people she meets, and the patients she encounters daily.

When Kathy is not at work, she enjoys gardening, camping, boating, spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.


Receptionist/Dental Assistant

Emily joined our practice in August of 2020.  She is originally from Massena, NY, and has a degree in Public Relations from SUNY Oswego.

Emily enjoys being able to get to know our patients and greet them with a friendly face.  In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, camping, drawing, and spending time with her family and friends.  


Dental Hygienist

Lisa, a Phi Theta Kappa award recipient, has been with LaFayette Dental Associates since 2014. 

For Lisa, the best part of the job is her patients. 

When she is not at work, Lisa enjoys hiking with her three dogs.


Dental Hygienist

Casondra, who attended Broome Community College, has been with LaFayette Dental Associates since 2019.

She loves working with patients and helping them achieve optimal oral health.

When she is away from work, Casondra enjoys spending time with family, doing home renovations, and restoring vintage campers.



Dental Hygienist

Jennie has been a team member since 2020 and studied at SUNY Broome. She is the proud recipient of the New York Dental Association Stevenson Award.

The best part of her job is helping patients stay happy and healthy while sharing her knowledge of oral hygiene.

When Jennie is not at work, she likes to hike, garden, and spend time with her husband and son.


Dental Assistant

Erika has been with LaFayette Dental Associates since 2017.

The best part of her job is helping people feel comfortable and confident about their smile and her work family.

When she is not at work, Erika likes adventure. She loves to be outdoors, traveling to new locations each year, bowling on a league with her husband, and spending time with her children.


Dental Assistant

Katie has been with LaFayette Dental Associates since 2017. She studied at OCM.

Her favorite part of the job is the awesome patients and assisting in the wide variety of services offered at our dental practice.

When she is not at work, Katie enjoys hiking, going to concerts, and spending time with family.

A healthy smile is just a click away.
I plan on seeing Dr. Sheffield and staff for another 42 years!

I have been going here since 1976, Since Dr. Sheffield has taken over the practice from Dr. Baum, I have seen the latest improvements from a dedicated professional and supportive staff! With this expertise in CNY, I plan on seeing Dr. Sheffield and staff for another 42 years! Also had the kor whitening, Highly recommend it.

- Timothy M.

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