David J. Balestrini, DMD

2358 Saranac Avenue
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Welcome to Lake Placid Family Dental

At Lake Placid Family Dental, we believe in simplicity without compromising excellence. We provide high-quality dental care to all of our patients while maintaining a friendly atmosphere for you and your family.  Since 1998, Dr. David Balestrini and his staff have enjoyed helping the people of Essex County, Franklin County, and Clinton County, New York maintain their oral health. We serve patients of all ages and we are happy to not only care for you and your family, but also educate you about how to best care for your teeth and gums at home.

Lake Placid Family Dental is prepared to handle all of your dental care needs with modern techniques and equipment to provide you with exceptional dental care. Whether you need a simple cleaning and exam, are interested in restorative treatments with implants, crowns, and bridges, or would like to improve the beauty of your smile with teeth whitening or Lumineers® veneers, we’re here to help!

Please feel free to contact our Lake Placid office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Balestrini. We are now accepting new patients.  Welcome to our practice; we look forward to meeting you!

Meet Our Team

  • Annabelle B
    Dental Assistant

    Annabelle came to us fresh out of high-school and the building trades dept of BOCES. Annabelle has always enjoyed working in environments that are hands-on and personable. She now lives most of the year outside of the area, but returns to visit and give a helping hand a couple times each year.

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  • Sarah M
    Financial Coordinator

    Along with Leslie, Sarah is one of Dr. Balestrini’s O.G.’s. She began her journey at LPFD in 2012 and since has acquired many hats here. Sarah originally started as a Dental Assistant and after gaining a wealth of knowledge on the clinical side of dentistry, she wanted to try her hand in the insurance world. She has been the office financial coordinator now since 2017 and has really gained an understanding of the insurance world. Sarah resides in Onchiota, NY with her son, Emmett and her husband, Mark. They enjoy spending their time traipsing through the vast outdoors with their lively dog, Cinder. Sarah loves to read, bake, and eat sweets (thank goodness she works here)! She enjoys researching different places to visit after she retires, and she enjoys trying her hand at gardening every spring to summer. Sarah is a hardworking, well-rounded team member who is ready and willing to share her vast knowledge of dentistry with you. Never hesitate to call and speak with Sarah regarding any dental question you may have.

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  • David J. Balestrini

    Being a dentist is a dream come true for me.  I love what I do because my profession is a mix of science, art, engineering and compassion.  Bringing these four things together to help a patient is very rewarding.  I believe what my team and I do changes peoples’ lives for the better on many levels.

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  • Leslie  
    Scheduling Coordinator

    Leslie helps our patients set their appointments and reminds them of their next visit. She also aids patients with their check-in forms.

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  • Delores  
    Dental Hygienist

    Delores provides routine cleanings for our patients as well as non-surgical care for their gums to prevent periodontal disease. During her career, she has worked with dental organizations and liaison boards as a member advocate, but tells us she still prefers working in clinical practice above all. Providing service to patients is where it's at! 

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  • Peggy  
    Dental Hygienist

    Peggy has found working as a hygienist since 1988 very fulfilling. She enjoys meeting people and getting to know them over the time she provides care. Helping them achieve their goals for their smiles and healthy mouths gives her a lot of satisfaction. She strives to provide painless, relaxing dental appointments for all ages.

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  • Alexis  
    Dental Hygienist

    Alexis joined our team as a dental hygienist in February 2019 after graduating from the Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program. She has proven to be a beloved member of our team.  Patients love Alexis's calm demeanor and gentle touch.  She loves meeting new patients and helping them achieve a healthy smile.  She strives to make patients relaxed and comfortable during their appointments.  Alexis enjoys kayaking, hiking, and exploring the Adirondacks.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I just wanted to thank you for your compassion and support making my difficult medical situation less frustrating. I appreciate all your help."
    Tiffiny H.
  • "Last night I dropped my partial denture on the floor and it broke in half. I called Leslie and she told me to bring it in this morning. At 4:30 tonight, Dr Balestrini called me and told me he had it repaired! He waited at his office until I got there! It looks better than new!!! Dr Balestrini served as a Dentist taking care of Marines while he was in the Navy. He is still taking care of Marines!! Semper Fi Sir!!!!(regarding an after hours emergency)"
    Al A.
  • "Thank you so much for your help with my tooth problem! You all always go above and beyond for me. I am grateful for this. Thank you again!!"
    Liz S.
  • "Congratulations on 10 years of exceptional service to our community!! Each and every one of you has touched us both in a most personable, positive, and highly professional manner. We are so very thankful that we can consider ourselves to be a part of your 'extended family'. Lake Placid is so very fortunate to have each of you as individuals and especially as our #1 Team. Thanks so much! With deep appreciation."
    Robert S.
  • "Leslie is always a pleasure to hear from and deal with."
    M. Clark
  • "April takes such great care of me! She makes me feel relaxed and comfortable..."
    Ann H.
  • "I was impressed with the whole experience!"
    D. Jessie
  • "I just would like to say thanks to you and your office for doing such a fantastic job. Your practice is by far the best I've visited. Thanks for all you do to help me compete at my best. Best wishes for a great year to come."
    Z. Hall
  • "...Excellent, professional service. After fifty-five years living in urban environments, I had the best dental experience of my life in Lake Placid. I appreciate the kind of dentist who discusses every detail of your examination, the issues uncovered and possible courses of action, and does so with complete candor and without talking down to you. This is how Dr. Balestrini operates. It is as though you are a colleague in your dental care, not merely a patient. This is how it should be.
    The staff was friendly and possessing of a sense of humor, another plus. I highly recommend Lake Placid Family Dental."
    P. Nelson
  • "Go to the dentist on Valentine's Day and get a flower. Thank you Lake Placid Family Dental! Such a cute gesture!"
    E. Brown

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