David J. Balestrini, DMD

2358 Saranac Avenue
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Meet The Team

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brandy
    Office Manager

    Brandy has returned to Lake Placid Family Dental after an extended leave to care for her youngest daughter, Holly.  Brandy has two older children as well, Ethan and Kayelee.  Brandy has an extensive background including financial and insurance management and scheduling in addition to Dental Assisting for several years while obtaining her CDA National Certification and NYS Licensure. Brandy loves to help our patients be able to get the highest level of care possible.  In her spare time, Brandy loves to hike and bike in the warm weather months.  When the chill sets in, you are far more likely to find her curled up with a book or a crochet hook.

  • 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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  • Sarah
    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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  • Annabelle
    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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Lake Placid Family Dental


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm