Having grown up in the North Country, I take pride in returning to St. Lawrence County to provide comprehensive family dental services and continue a tradition of excellence at Sandstone Family Dentistry.
I grew up in the town of Madrid, graduating from Madrid-Waddington Central School in 1999. It was there that a routine standardized test recommended the field of dentistry as a good career fit for me, so I set that as my goal and never looked back. In 2003 I graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Molecular Science. I immediately went on to pursue my Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in May of 2007.
A few of my best hands on experiences included my one year General Practice Residency program at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY from 2007-2008, and an outreach mission to the Dominican Republic. More recently, I have completed extensive training in Orthodontics, so I am now offering both traditional bracket style braces as well as the clear retainer style braces.
I joined Sandstone Family Dentistry full time in July of 2008. However, as I have been part of the team since 1999, when it was known as Stacey M. Howlett, DDS, I consider this more of a family than a job. Starting as a job shadow student and working as a dental assistant when I was on school break or home for the summer, Dr. Howlett taught me a lot of her own personal techniques and I hope to continue to bring these known comforts and preferences to our patients for many years to come.
My husband and I live in the Potsdam area with our two young sons. As the boys start school, we look forward to attending school and sporting events and becoming active in the community.